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 events possible.
CE Spotlight of 2021
  • 1st grade students had a virtual visit from The Toy Maker where they learned about Light and Sound
  • 4th grade students had a virtual visit to the Pacific Science Center and learned about the “Night Sky”
  • 5th grade students enjoyed an Orienteering field trip with Eric Bone from Meridian Geographics and had a field trip right before the winter break to the MOHAI where they embarked on a scavenger hunt provided by the museum and checked out the special “Da Vinci” exhibit
Upcoming for 2022
  • 1st grade students will have a visit from Animal Encounter and meet some animals from Australia
  • 2nd grade students will have visits from The Toy Maker
  • 4th grade students will experience an “Oregon Trails Adventure” field trip
  • More to come…
Curriculum Enhancement (CE) works with teachers to bring in the best guest speakers, scientists, laboratory activities, performers, and musicians for enhanced learning opportunities. All are 100% funded by YOU, our parents; through generous donations to our fundraisers such as the Read-a-thon. Support PTSA fundraisers – they pay for these wonderful activities.


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:

Additional information about kindergarten registration can be found at:

After School Activities Updates

Sponge Language Classes:
The start date for Sponge Spanish class has been delayed to Jan 24. There are still open spots! To register, please visit

Green Wand Magic Course with Xakary:
Registration for the “Green Wand Magic” course with Xakary the magician is now open! Winter session starts Jan 24. 

Badminton by NWBA:
Registration for Badminton is open, and the winter session starts on Jan 24th.

Visit for more details about all afterschool programs.

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.

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!

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:
• Submit questions in advance at:

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

“Focus on Advocacy” week is January 17-21, 2022

Sign up for the WSPTA Action Network to learn how you can impact legislation and budgets affecting your student’s education!

Parent Teacher Student Associations (PTSAs) have the primary goal of advocating for ALL children.  While Cherry Crest PTSA focuses efforts at the school and district level, Washington State PTA leaders guide advocacy efforts at the state level.

Sign up at:

After School Activities: Registration Sill Open for Many!

Several after school activities have postponed their start date to the week of January 24th to allow time for more sign-ups. In particular, the following Monday classes are still accepting registration:

  • Purple Wand Magic Course with Xakary (register here)
  • Sponge Language Spanish (register here)
  • NWBA Badmiton (register here)

You can also visit our After School Classes page for more details on each of these programs.