Principal Chat is Friday March 25th at 8:30am

Photo of Principal Steere

Cherry Crest families are invited to attend regular virtual meetings hosted by Principal Dusty Steere and PTSA leadership. Visit to submit questions or topics in advance.

All chats are hosted online via Microsoft Teams and include information from the principal as well as ample time for questions and comments. Use this form to submit a question or topic for the next Principal Chat.

Chats are scheduled on the following Fridays from 8:30–9:15 am:  March 25, Apr 29, June 3.

Free Chess Lessons Offered by District Students

425 Kids Chess, a group of middle and high school students in the Bellevue school district, offers free online chess lessons for students of all ages!

Sign up for recurring 1-on-1 lessons tailored to your student’s level throughout the week, or group lessons to learn with peers during the weekend. If your child is interested in learning to play chess or to develop their skills, then check out our available classes on, or contact us at

Walk-a-thon Kick-off this week!

This Thursday, March 17 students will learn all about Walk-a-thon at the Kickoff Assembly.  Each student will bring home a Walk-a-thon t-shirt and information handout.  We hope your family can join us on Friday, April 1 from 2:30 to 4:30pm at the school track for this special community event.
A special thank you to our wonderful sponsors for Walk-a-thon 2022! They make your donations go further by fully underwriting the costs of this event. We appreciate their generous support of our children and community!
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor – Julia and Mark Krill at Windermere!
Thank you to our Gold Sponsor – Gallagher Construction, LLC!

Updates from the PTSA General Meeting on March 8

We are excited to announce the election of Jocelyn Tu as Co-President, effective immediately.  She will join Co-President Reetika Saxena for the rest of this school year and continue on as Co-President for the 2022-23 school year.  We’d also like to welcome the following officers who have been elected for next school year.

• Co-President – Claire Sumadiwirya

• Secretary – Katie McClintock
• Treasurer – Christina Nemeth

• VP Curriculum Enhancement (CE) – Nitin Gupta
• VP – Mengye Guo
• VP – Jessica Wang
• VP – Sanjali Kawal

We still need a Vice President for Communications and one more general VP to join the team.
Would you like to learn more or do you know someone who would be a great fit?  Please contact our Nominating Committee at

Click through for updates from the PTSA meeting, including Social, Emotional Learning (SEL) resources from School Counselor, Ms. Mykela Fantone.