Scholastic Book Fair Needs Volunteers for Next Week

This is the biggest celebration of books, authors, and our students as readers in our Cherry Crest Comm(UNITY)! The Scholastic Book Fair runs from Monday, Mar 2 to Thursday, Mar 5, with a Family Night on Wednesday, March 4.
Can you help? We need volunteers to help set up Friday, Feb 28, or run registers and help students buy books throughout next week.
Children will visit the fair at lunch recess and after school at 2:30pm (with an adult) every day of the fair. Our popular Family Night is Wednesday from 5:30-7:30pm and all Cherry Crest family members are invited!
  • Families can choose to set up an eWallet through Scholastic and avoid carrying cash to school.
  • Pencil Gram is back again this year! Children can purchase a $1 pencil and have it addressed to their friend, teacher or just themselves! Sales from Pencil Grams are used to purchase books for our sister school here in Bellevue.
  • Please sign up to make this event a success!

Scholastic Book Fair Coming March 2 – March 5

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held from  Monday, March 2 to Thursday, March 5, with Family Night on Wednesday, March 4.    

We need volunteers to help with setup and tear down of the Book Fair, to run registers and help during lunch recess, after school and during Family Night. Please sign up to Volunteer!

This year we will be using E-Wallets so families have an opinion to deposit money in Scholastic online account. That way children do not need to have cash with them when they want to make a purchase.

Also, Pencil Gram is back again this year! Children can purchase a $1 pencil and have it addressed to their friend, teacher or just themselves! 
Details in the flyers and on the Scholastic website that will be available soon.

Questions? Contact

Coronavirus – Information

BSD send out the following updates and they come directly from the Department of Public Health regarding the virus in Washington State.

  • Coronavirus symptoms include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, possibly a headache and maybe a fever, which can last for a couple of days.
  • For those with a weakened immune system, the elderly and the very young, there’s a chance the virus could cause a lower, and much more serious, respiratory tract illness like a pneumonia or bronchitis.
  • Prevention of spread of the 2019-nCoV virus (and other respiratory viruses) includes:

-Handwashing (soap and water scrub for at least 20 seconds is best)

-Covering coughs and sneezes

-Staying home when sick

Questions and Answers about 2019-nCoV in Washington: here

In Traditional Chinese: here

In Simplified Chinese: here

Why the current exposure risk is low from 2019-nCoV in Washington: here

Situation and Travel updates from the CDC: here

As a district we take safety very seriously. This is also flu season, so an opportune time for a reminder about health care practices.  Please use your best judgement when sending your child to school. If they appear sick and/or are running a fever, please allow them to stay home and rest.

Student/Family Health Reminder

Practice Health Hygiene and Keep Sick Students Home

A friendly reminder from school nurse, Amy Borberg, RN, BSN, to practice and encourage healthy hygiene by washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes, both at home and school. And please keep sick students home! Guidelines on when to keep students home are attached here!

On Site After School Programs

PTSA and Cherry Crest are excited to bring new vendors and favorite activities to our after-school lineup. We’ve got programming, Spanish, Mandarin, Theater, Tennis, Magic, Lego creation, public speaking, creative writing, chess, comic book creation, and dance.  Dates, times, prices, and registration links are available here .

Sign up to be a Girls on the Run Coach!

We’re starting Girls on the Run at Cherry Crest in the spring and looking for volunteers who are interested in being a coach.

Girls on the Run is an after-school girl empowerment program that teaches 3rd-5th grade girls life skills such as bullying, friendship, managing emotions, making intentional decisions, goal-setting, and positive body image. Lessons incorporate non-competitive running and walking. 

Season runs March 2 to May 18. Teams meet twice a week for 90-minute sessions. The 10-week season culminates in an end-of-season, celebratory 5K on Sunday, May 17 at Renton Memorial Stadium!

Learn more and sign up to be a coach! Applications are due January 17, 2020.

Questions or interested? Contact


Winter Cherry Crest Puzzle Club

Who:  3-5th grade students

What: Students will work collaboratively in small groups to solve brain-bending, parent-stumping puzzles including logic grids, classic riddles, mathdoku, and many more.  Fundamental theoretical concepts of logic such as AND/OR, IF/ELSE, deductive/inductive reasoning, and mutual exclusion will be introduced along the way.  Puzzle Club is a fun, positive, and inclusive after school experience.  Led by parent Brian Lane with Cherry Crest staff support.

When:  Thursday afternoons from 2:30-3:30 in room 105

Meeting dates:  January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27; March 5

Application: Click here to apply

Sign up will close on Wednesday, January 8.  There is no charge for this program!

Puzzle Club has room for 20 students.  In the event that more than 20 students apply, then we will hold a lottery for the 20 spots.  You will receive an email the first week in January to notify you about puzzle club.  Thank you for your interest!

For more questions please contact Crystal Coldiron.

Library Volunteers Needed

Cherry Crest students love our Library Volunteers. If you have time to spare and want to give back to your child’s class or help with any other class, please consider volunteering in the library. Your help will give Mrs. Lux additional time to help students choose books and do computer work.

This is a great way to get acquainted with your child’s classmates!

If you have already completed library training, please sign up here. Volunteer training is available on the following dates. Please RSVP at:

  • Wednesday, Oct 9th 12:15 PM – 12:35 PM
  • Thursday, Oct 10th 8:05 AM – 8:25 AM

You do not need to have a student in the class to help out with that classroom. If you have extra time at Cherry Crest you are welcome to stop by the library to help shelve, check in books, or organize at any time during the day. It is helpful to have more than one volunteer available per classroom in case someone cannot come due to travel or illness. Please remember to sign up online so others know if a spot is truly filled or not. Thank you so much for your valuable time!

For more details about all the happenings at the library visit the library page.

SchoolPool Ride Matching

Save time, gas money and your sanity. Cherry Crest is partnering with the City of Bellevue to launch our newest traffic reduction initiative: RideMatching.  Here is how it works.

  • Principals email a link to Survey Monkey to all parents at their schools.
  • Parents interested in finding carpools, walking groups, biking groups, or bus buddies for their students fill out the survey form. The survey does not ask for student names or addresses. Parents are free to provide a close intersection instead of a home address.
  • City of Bellevue SchoolPool staff maps the respondents using GIS software and provides schools with email addresses grouped geographically.
  • Principals share email addresses in each group with the parents from this group.
  • Parents communicate and coordinate their group matching. Once parents have the email addresses of their potential matches, they can email each other and organize groups for transportation to school.

Want to participate?  Fill out the survey link: Click Here.