Highlights for this week 12/06 – 12/10


12/8WednesdaySigns of Suicide Parent Discussion Session. Pre-Register here.
12/6-12/9Lunchtime & After SchoolUsborn Book Fair
12/9ThursdayMath Challenge #5 Due
12/10FridayMath Challenge #6 Available
12/10 8.30amFridayPrincipal Chat


12/17FridayPrize Distribution /Winners Announced for Read-a-Thon


12/20MondayNo School: Winter Break Begins
1/4TuesdayReturn to School


Read-a-thon Thank You!

Thank you for participating in the annual Cherry Crest Read-a-thon!
Our Principal Mr. Steere will announce prize winners later this week. Prizes will be delivered to students in their classrooms on Friday December 17th.
More information can be found here: cherrycrest-ptsa.org/read-a-thon-2

Questions? Please contact readathon@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

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Vote on Art Reflections Entries through Dec 4th

Art Reflections entries are now in! Come view the entries on the art reflections padlet from November 30th until December 4th 2021 and vote for your favorite one that fits the theme “I will change the world by…”


Results will be announced in the next few weeks.

Questions? Please email reflections@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

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Read-a-thon Donations and Minutes Due Friday Dec 3rd

Read-a-thon Donations and Reading Minutes due Friday December 3rd!!

Donate here: https://bit.ly/3nkx1c9
Submit reading minutes here: https://bit.ly/3nhXMxJ

Thank you for participating in the Cherry Crest Read-a-thon and pajama day. Read-a-thon donations are due by Friday December 3rd to be eligible for prizes!

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Nurse News

We want to remind all our families and staff that if you were experiencing symptoms of cold or illness (or it begins during break), that the return to school protocols will be expected for return to school Monday. Covid test results should be sent to cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org

If you need help determining if you or your student should have a Covid test over the break, please refer to the Department of Health COVID Decision Tree https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/820-229-SymptomDecisionTreeCTChecklistSchools.pdf for guidance. Thank you for considering the health and safety of our community when returning from a break!

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Going on Vacation? Submit the Pre-arranged absences form

Going on Vacation? It is expected that families will schedule their vacations and activities to coincide with the school calendar. We understand that some absences cannot be rescheduled or prevented from overlapping with school. Nonetheless, absences for vacations, sports tournaments, dance competitions, family travel, trips of a lifetime, etc. must be prearranged and approved to be considered excused under district policies (BSD Policy 3122, Procedure 3122P https://bit.ly/3dnFZzI).

You can download a copy of the prearranged absence form directly from our school’s website: https://bsd405.org/cherrycrest/report-an-absence/ or pick up a copy in the main office. We ask that you submit the form at least 2 weeks in advance to allow time for review by the teacher, and approval from the Assistant Principal. Email cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org with any questions.

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Principal Chat on Friday 12/10 @ 8:30 am

Cherry Crest families are invited to attend monthly virtual meetings hosted by Principal Dusty Steere and PTSA presidents. All chats are hosted online via Microsoft Teams and will include information from the principal as well as ample time for questions and comments.

Click https://bit.ly/3xYGOIK to join this month’s chat from 8:30 – 9:15 am on Friday 12/10.

Use this form https://bit.ly/3pspx6H to submit a question or topic for the next Principal Chat.

View the Principal Chat Resource Page https://bsd405.org/cherrycrest/resources/principal-chats/ for a list of all chat dates and prior chat recordings.

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School Library Hosts Usborne Book Fair from Dec 6th – Dec 9th

The book fair will be in our school library Monday 12/6-Thursday 12/9. Students will be able to view available items during their checkout time in library class.

Book Fair will be open for purchases during lunch time and after school until 3:15pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesday it will be open at lunch time and after school until 1:00pm

All proceeds support our Cherry Crest library in the form of new books for students. Come support the Cherry Crest library AND stock up on great books and activities for the Winter Break!

Check out the Usborne website: http://www.BookYourShelf.com

Questions? Email Mrs. Lux (Cherry Crest librarian) luxja@bsd405.org

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School Options for the 2022-23 School Year

School Options for the 2022-23 School Year. This year, the Open Transfer (formerly Open Enrollment) and Choice School/Program application period are during the same time period – December 6, 2021 through January 14, 2022. Open Transfer Applications for the 2022-23 school year will be accepted beginning Monday December 6, 2021. The application period will close Friday January 14, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. Results will be emailed in February for high school, March for middle school, and April for elementary school.

All applicants must be residents of the Bellevue School District at the time of application.  Residency documents will be requested at the time of enrollment. (The children of fulltime BSD employees may apply.)

Siblings of current students are not guaranteed enrollment and must apply.

For more information please visit

Open Transfer https://bsd405.org/departments/student-placement/open-transfer/
Choice Schools/Program https://bsd405.org/schools/choice/

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Bellevue East Little League: Winter Clinic and Spring Registration

Bellevue East Little League is happy to announce the opening of their Winter Clinic and Spring Season registration for T-Ball, Baseball, and Softball for boys and girls between the ages 4-16. Winter Clinic starts in January.  Evaluations begin in February with the season for baseball/softball starting shortly thereafter.

Find their season schedule at https://www.bellevueeastll.org/schedule/ or sign up today at https://www.bellevueeastll.org/registration.

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Free Online Chess Lessons

425 Kids Chess, a local group of high school and middle school students, offers free weekly group and 1-on-1 chess lessons for elementary school students online! We provide fun, interactive learning, with mentors who are dedicated to helping students grow.

To sign up or learn more, visit https://425kidschess.com or email 425kidschess@gmail.com

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