This week we kick off our first major fundraiser of the year with the Read-a-thon! Kids wear pajamas to school on Wednesday and START READING!



11/23-25Monday – WednesdayElementary Conferencing Dates (no live afternoon instruction)
11/25WednesdayCherry Crest Read-a-thon kick-off Pajama Day
11/25-29Wednesday – SundayCherry Crest Read-a-thon
11/26-27Thursday – FridayThanksgiving Holiday – NO SCHOOL


11/30MondayPassport Club checkpoint
12/1-12/2Tuesday-WednesdayView and Vote on Entries at the Art Reflections show
12/4FridayRead-a-thon minutes and donations due


12/9WednesdayRead-a-thon winners announced
12/11 8:30amFridayPrincipal Chat
12/14MondayPassport Club Checkpoint
12/21 – 1/1Monday – FridayWinter Break – NO SCHOOL

Our Role As Parents With Our Child’s Online Learning

There have been many questions about what parents should or should not be doing regarding their child’s online learning. So, we asked our Assistant Principal Mrs. Stedman for some guidance. Read her responses here to our questions. 

You can find further information at Cherry Crest Online Learning Guidelines.


Meet GSA Sarah L.!

Each week we highlight one of the General School Assistants (GSAs) who have been working hard both in front of cameras and behind the scenes to support our teachers and students during distance learning. Here are some words from GSA Sarah L. . . .

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PTSA Seeking Nominating Committee Members

Help us find the PTSA leaders for the next school year!

The current Executive Committee of the PTSA seeks individuals to form a Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee helps fill vacant Executive Committee positions for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a short-term project taking place in January and involves attending 2-3 meetings.

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Learning Resources about U.S. Election

We care about our community and recognize the importance and impact of politics and the election.

We’ve rounded up some resources that may help when having conversations with children about the recent election. . . .

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A Reminder about Pre-Arranged Absences

With the holidays approaching, we’d like to remind you that Bellevue School District allows each student 5 pre-arranged absences (PRA) per year. You may use these one at a time, or all at once. These are excused absences that you can use for a travel day, a sport or dance competition or a longer trip.

If your child will be missing 3 or more days, we ask that you submit a pre-arranged absence form at least 2 weeks prior to your trip. If your child will only be missing one or two days, please email

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Families Traveling Outside Bellevue

If you are planning on traveling outside of Bellevue and plan to continue to participate in remote learning, you must contact  Washington State’s OSPI

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Get Help With Technology

Teachers are not typically available or able to help troubleshoot technology problems during live instruction each day.  Students and families can get technology support by phone,

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Top 5 Tech Tips

Supporting student technology needs during remote learning is important to the Bellevue School District. The following are the top five questions families have and their

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