Highlights this week:

Picture day is 3/3 and spots are limited – sign up now! We are also looking for volunteers to help keep everyone safe during this event if you are able to help out!

Join the PTSA Meeting on Tue, March 9th at 6:45pm, where the Cherry Crest BEA representatives will talk about their role with teachers at Cherry Crest. There will also be voting on next year’s slate of elected officials.

Staff Appreciation – 1st Grade Parents: March is your month! Join fellow families to show your appreciation!

Do some shopping at the virtual Scholastic Book Fair available through March 14th.

Take the Bellevue School District survey on family engagement in order to strengthen relationships between schools and families.

Look at our Community Bulletin to view and register for WISE camp openings.


3/1 to 3/14Scholastic online book fair
3/3Wednesday, 11:00am-4:30pmCherry Crest Picture Day (sign-up, volunteer to supervise)
3/3WednesdayMath Challenge #10 due
3/5FridayMath Challenge #11 available


3/9 Tuesday, 6:45pm – 8:00pmPTSA General Meeting


3/17WednesdayMath Challenge #11 due
3/19Friday, 8:30-9:30amPrincipal Chat Teams Link
3/19FridayMath Challenge #12 available
3/29MondayPassport Club Checkpoint
3/31WednesdayMath Challenge #12 due

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.


GSA Spotlight: Kelley

Hi Kelley,I am SO thankful you made the Unit 4 math test A into a Forms! I normally use ThinkCentral, but now ThinkCentral is blocked from Adobe and kids can’t use it without Adobe running it. I panicked since I didn’t have another option, but was relieved to find the Forms as a plan B, so thank you! I will plan on having my students use the Forms for all future tests given that Adobe doesn’t work.

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PTSA Meeting is Tue, March 9th, Join Us at 6:45 PM

Please join us at our Cherry Crest PTSA General Membership meeting, Tuesday March 9th, via Microsoft Teams.

This month we have the Bellevue Education Association (BEA) representatives from Cherry Crest joining us. Heather Depaola, 1st grade and Patricia Gilbert, 3rd grade to talk about the BEA and their role with teachers at Cherry Crest.

We will also be voting on the PTSA leadership slate for 2020-2021! All PTSA members are especially encouraged to attend to participate in the vote.

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March Staff Appreciation – First Grade Families

Parents of First Graders: March is your month! Join your fellow families to show your appreciation! This month PTSA will deliver care packages to Ms. Applegate, Ms. Hayfield, Ms. McGlennon, Ms. Snyder and Ms. Stillwell (GSA).

We are collecting items until Sunday, March 14th. Please see drop-off instructions on the signup sheet.

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GSA Spotlight: Mrs. Durga

Each week we highlight feedback from our teachers and families about the support they receive from our General School Assistants (GSAs). This week, 3rd grade

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Picture Day is Here – Please Sign Up!

Picture day will be Wednesday, March 3rd from 11am -4:30pm.

Due to COVID, picture day will take place at Cherry Crest Elementary outside under the basketball court, in groups of 15 students every 30 minutes.

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Scholastic Book Fair Has Started!

This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase books for your children, family and friends, as well as support our school! 100% of the proceeds are used to purchase new books for the Cherry Crest Library!

Find the Book Fair online through March 14th at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/cherrycrestelementaryschool

You can choose to shop through the Virtual Fair where you can browse and see all of the items as if it were set up at school use the catalog. Items will be sent directly to your home. To limit shipping costs, we suggest making your book purchases (which don’t have shipping fees if over $25) separate from other items which will have shipping fees regardless of the amount of money spent.

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New Location for In-Person Tech Center

As of Monday, February 8th, there is a new location for in-person tech support for school equipment issues that are difficult to resolve via email or phone. No appointment is necessary and curbside pickup/exchange is available.

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Quarantine Rules Following Mid-Winter Break

Anyone coming into Washington state from out of the state needs to quarantine for 14 days (see the Washington State Travel Advisory). The BSD district, including Cherry Crest Elementary, are aligning with these travel restrictions for all staff and students.

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First Grade and Kindergarten Return Next Week

The Building Safety and Health Conditions Review Team for Cherry Crest met on February 24, 2021 to conduct a review of health and safety conditions both in the building and in the larger community in order to determine whether or not to expand existing in-person services by another grade-band level at this time. As a result of our meeting, we voted to start in-person services for 1st grade this Monday, March 1st and for Kindergarten this Thursday, March 4.

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BSD Family Engagement Survey

The Bellevue School District is conducting a survey on family engagement in order to strengthen relationships between schools and families. Creating meaningful partnerships with parents helps students succeed both academically and socially. When families engage, student attitudes and behavior are more positive, attendance is better, there are more opportunities to honor diverse cultural backgrounds, and open communication allows us to learn from each other.

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