Highlights for this week 1/17 – 1/21


1/17Monday – All DayNo School: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/20ThursdayMath Challenge #7 Due
1/21FridayMath Challenge #8 Available


2/3ThursdayMath Challenge #8 Due
2/4FridayMath Challenge #9 Available
2/4FridayPassport Club Checkpoint
2/4Friday 8.30amSave the Date: Session on Positive Discipline


Childhood Anxiety Recording and Resources

At the Jan 11 PTSA General Meeting, Dr. Diana Bastien, a clinical psychologist, presented a talk on anxiety in children.

• A live recording of her session will be available until March 2, 2022.
• Dr. Bastien also provided a list of recommended books and workbooks on this topic.

Click through to the PTSA website to access both the recording and the list of resources.

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After School Activities – Update

Cherry Crest offers many activities that take place on-site after school, and many of them have delayed their start date to Jan 24.

Please note that the NW Badminton Program has been cancelled for Winter because of low enrollment, but should resume in Spring.

Visit https://afterschool.cherrycrest-ptsa.org for more details about all afterschool programs.

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Calling 5th Grade Parents – Memory Book Help!

Memory books are a long-standing Cherry Crest keepsake, given to each 5th grader as a memory of their time at Cherry Crest. We are looking for help with ideas of what to put in the book, heop gathering content and, finally, help putting the books together.

Please email 5thgradeevents@cherrycrest-ptsa.org to share you ideas or to volunteer your time!

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Curriculum Enhancement

The Curriculum Enhancement Team has been working with teachers to provide additional experiences to our students.  Thank you for your generous support to help make these

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Parent Information night for rising Kindergarten Families

To learn about the amazing Kindergarten experience at Cherry Crest Elementary, please join our Virtual Parent Information Night tonight, Tuesday, January 11th at 6:00pm.

If you live outside of the Cherry Crest attendance boundaries and want to be considered for enrollment, you must complete and submit an Open Transfer application by Friday, January 14th at 4:30 pm. Directions and applications are available on the BSD website at: https://bsd405.org/departments/student-placement/open-enrollment

Additional information about kindergarten registration can be found at: https://bsd405.org/schools/kindergarten/

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Library Updates and Volunteer training

If you are interested in becoming a library volunteer, Mrs. Lux is offering more training sessions this month. 

THANK YOU so much for the current library volunteers who have been coming in to help check-in books, shelve books and help during class checkout time.

It makes such a world of difference for our librarian to be able to focus on students: helping them find books, making suggestions and answering questions they have during class time without tying up the line.

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Special Thanks to Cherry Crest Staff and Friends for Snow Removal

The PTSA is grateful for all those who spent time and energy clearing the snow at school.  Special thanks to Office Manager Ms. Connie Kramer who along with her daughter Nicole, son Derek and his friend Jamaal, came in on Monday to provide a head start.  Our heartfelt thanks as well to Head Custodian Ms. Lupita for her relentless efforts Tuesday morning to prepare for students’ first day back.  THANK YOU!

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Principal Chat is Friday, January 14 at 8:30am

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 include information from the principal as well as ample time for questions and comments.

• Join Teams Meeting at: http://bit.ly/3tcyIf5
• Submit questions in advance at: http://bit.ly/3ncrjZn

View the Principal Chat Resource Page for a list of all chat dates and prior chat recordings.

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Free Tutoring through Mission InspirEd

Mission InspirEd will be offering free, weekly classes for elementary and middle school students starting the week of January 23rd.

They have qualified instructors, teaching topics ranging from Introductory Business to Intermediate Java!

Spots fill up quickly, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible.

Learn more at http://missioninspired.org/classes or view the flyer for more information.

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