Free Family Service Event – Camp Kindness Counts

Looking for ways to help in our community? The Youth Leadership committee has organized safe and fun in-person events! On December 5th we’ll make cards of encouragement and assemble snack bags for the experiencing homelessness.

Nurse News: COVID Vaccine Information for Elementary Students

Read the latest nurse newsletter for answers to some common questions district nurses have received about the COVID vaccine approval for children aged 5-11!

It is not intended to persuade a parent’s decision for or against the vaccine. Please reach out to your healthcare provider with specific questions or concerns. 

Principal Chat on Friday 11/19 @ 8:30 am (rescheduled)

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

This month we will be joined by our school counselor to discuss mental health supports at school and how to talk with your child about difficult topics such as suicide.

A Reminder about Pre-Arranged Absences

With the holidays approaching, remember that Bellevue School District allows each student 5 pre-arranged absences (PRA) per year. These are excused absences to use for a travel day, a sport or dance competition or longer trip.

If your child will only be missing one or two days, please email

If your child will be missing 3 or more days, please submit a pre-arranged absence form at least 2 weeks prior to your trip.

Thank you for including your child’s full name when emailing for any attendance related matters!

Volunteer Request: After-School Chair

The After-School Chair will work with School Secretary, Kathy Bessler, to determine which after-school programs are offered at Cherry Crest.  We have many established vendors but the goal is to match student and parent needs with offerings.  Programs are typically offered in fall, winter and spring.  Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per season

Shopping on Amazon? Remember to “Smile”!

Amazon Smile

Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be here soon!

Help Cherry Crest PTSA raise funds by selecting it as your preferred charity for the Amazon Smile program – Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the Cherry Crest PTSA! No cost is passed on to you.