Our Spring Fundraiser has kicked off!
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Other Highlights this Week:

Is your child Back to Buildings? Check out this helpful flier to prepare as well as this app for tracking their bus.

Donate by April 9th to win a school-wide magic show!

With yearbook deadlines approaching, did you miss Picture Day? April 7th is make up day – sign up now or make sure to submit your own portrait by April 13th.

Fifth grade is looking for volunteers to help assemble a memory book.

The Spirit Gear Store is open for Spring! Order your gear by April 15th!

An evening weekday Running Club is starting March 31! Registration is required to join in on the fun.

Read about the travel and quarantine policy for the upcoming Spring Break.

There will be no Charger Chatter the week of Spring Break but will resume April 20th.

Consider joining newly-elected Reetika Saxena as co-president of the PTSA for the 2021-2022 school year. Contact president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org for more information.

THIS WEEK

3/29 – 4/92 weeksPTSA Spring Fundraiser
4/7 1:00PM to 4:00PMWednesdayPicture Retake Day

NEXT WEEK

4/13TuesdayDeadline for self-submitted portraits to yearbook
4/13TuesdayNo Charger Chatter
4/12 – 4/16Mon – FriNO SCHOOL – Spring Break

LOOKING AHEAD

4/19MondayDeadline for candid yearbook photo submissions
4/21WednesdayMath Challenge 13 Due
4/23FridayMath Challenge 14 Available
4/23FridayPrincipal Chat (Click here to join)
4/24SaturdayLast day to donate to April Staff Appreciation
4/26MondayPassport Club Checkpoint

PTSA NEWS

PTSA Fundraiser – Who Likes Magic?

Or perhaps we should ask: who doesn’t like magic?!?!? We could win a school-wide MAGIC SHOW if we can get 80% of our Cherry Crest Families to participate in our Spring Fundraiser! Any size donation counts towards participation and THIS Friday, April 9th, is the eligibility deadline for individual, classroom and school-wide prizes.

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Yearbook Needs Your Candid Photos

In addition to submitting your student portraits or attending our makeup Picture day, the yearbook needs your help supplying candid photos!  We are looking for photos of your student(s) studying online, working on a club project, cozying up during the Read-a-thon and so much more!  Fill out the form at https://tinyurl.com/ccyearbookupload and upload your photos in the appropriate category.

Submitting any photo acts as permission for the Yearbook team to use them for print in the 2020-2021 yearbook.  Please submit these additional photos by April 19th. 

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Help out by becoming a Crossing Guard

You can help kids and yourself get safely to and from school by volunteering to be a crossing guard at the three way stop just outside of school entrance. Your help will also free up GSAs to be on campus directing students from the many entrance exit points.

The people that would be most helpful for this job would not be afraid of putting up their hands to stop traffic and asking kids to wait and go when it is safe to do so.

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Staff Appreciation: ALL Parents – April is your month!

Join fellow families to show your appreciation! This month PTSA will deliver the final set of care packages to our Administrators and Building Staff. Help us pamper Mr. Steere (Principal), Mrs. Stedman (Assistant Principal), Mrs. Nakamura (Office Manager), Nurse Amy, Ms. Lupita (Head Custodian), Mr. Vlad (Night Custodian), Ms. Beletu (Night Custodian), Ms. Krauskopf (Counselor), Ms. Yin (Counselor) and Ms. Brown (Tech Specialist).  Note: Ms. Anderson (Secretary) opted out of receiving a care package.

We are collecting items until Saturday, April 24th. Please see drop-off instructions at http://bit.ly/3syHTmK.

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SCHOOL NEWS

Travel and Quarantine Policy for the Spring Break

If your student is attending in-person learning at Cherry Crest, please notify cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org by April 8th if you will be traveling out of Washington state over spring break, and include the date you will be returning to Washington.

We will let you know when you need to submit a negative covid test for your student. Students and staff who travel outside of Washington cannot return to the building until either:

– 7 days quarantine with submission of a negative COVID-19 test taken 3-5 days after travel
– 10 days quarantine after travel without a test

See https://bsd405.org/back-to-buildings-plan/faq/#quarantine

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Take the Bus!

We are finding that dismissal is taking longer than normal for parents driving their children to and from school. With hybrid students across all grades returning to the Cherry Crest building, we strongly encourage all eligible students to take the school bus! Visit the Cherry Crest website for details about having your child safely and efficiently travel to/from Cherry Crest on the bus.

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Quarantine Policy for the Spring Break

Grades K-5 will have a week of all remote learning after spring break, from April 19-23rd, with Teams meetings each day starting at 8 am for all students.

If you do plan to travel outside the state over spring break, please follow any updated protocol at https://bsd405.org/back-to-buildings-plan/faq/#quarantine and notify cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org if you are required to submit a negative Covid test after you return.

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DISTRICT NEWS

Free and Reduced Priced Lunch

If you think you might be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, but haven’t yet signed up, please do so now! Here is the application: https://bsd405.org/services/nutrition-services/free-reduced/

Why the urgency? We expect government funds may be made available to families signed up for free or reduced-price lunches. These would be passed on to families to cover the cost of meals they have had to purchase while school has been conducted remotely.

If you aren’t sure if you have signed up for FRL, please call BSD’s Nutrition Services office at 425-456-4507 to confirm.

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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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BELLEVUE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

BSF Fall Campaign

YOU can make a difference for students in all 29 Bellevue Schools. Help us raise $350,000 to invest in distance learning technology, provide on-line mental

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