Know a Great Volunteer? Help Recognize Them!

The Golden Acorn Award is given for outstanding volunteer service and dedication to our children.

Nominations for Cherry Crest PTSA Golden Acorn awards will be accepted through Saturday, April 30th, 2022.

Thank You Walkathon Team!

Thank you Walk-a-thon Team!

Walk-a-thon is one of the most memorable experiences for students and we’d like to extend a special thank you to our team members who made Walk-a-thon possible this year  – Kathy Hotchkies, Erika Dowd, Erin Miller, Faranak Sorooshian, Jessica Wang, Farangis Sepehri, Shalini Thuppal, Sonali Bhargava and long-time data management mastermind Goms Sundaresan.  A special shout out to Karin Hargrove for brainstorming support!

We also extend a HUGE Thank You to the PTSA Communications Team – Neha Bhuta, Navaz Nekoo, Amy Karlson, Vasu Jain, Yao and Heather Sherman, for working tirelessly in getting information in a timely fashion to all families.

And Thank You to Dusty Steere, Erin Stedman, Connie Kramer, Kathy Bessler, Bon Regala and all teachers for helping us bring this special event back to our comm(unity). Thank you all!

The Communications Team Needs Your Help!

The PTSA Communications team has two volunteer openings for the 2022-2023 school year.

First, we are seeking a VP for Communications, which involves overseeing the work of the editor/s who put together the weekly Charger Chatter newsletter, the PTSA website and Facebook page, and the online student directory. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours/week. Technical knowledge is not required.

Second, one of our webmaster parents is graduating out of Cherry Crest. We seek a co-webmaster for helping keep our website current and informative. Job responsibilities include adding news posts each week, and modifying, editing, or retiring webpages. Responsibilities will be shared, and typically involves 2 hours of work, two weeks of every month. The skills needed to maintain our Wordpress website are easy to pick up, so no prior skillset is required.

If you are interested in joining this motivated team of volunteers, please contact

School-Wide Staff Appreciation Week is May 2-6

School-wide Staff Appreciation Week is May 2-6

In support of National Teacher Appreciation Week, we have planned special treats for our wonderful Cherry Crest educators all week long. All families are encouraged to participate.

Monday, May 2 – Students bring flowers and cards for teachers and staff
Tuesday, May 3- PTSA sponsors personalized Starbucks orders
Wednesday, May 4 – Families donate ( items for staff breakfast
Thursday, May 5 – PTSA sponsors make-your-own snack bags
Friday, May 6 – PTSA sponsors catered lunch
Thank you in advance for your contributions. Together we strengthen our community!
Questions? Email:

Planet Youth Project – Spring Classes Starting!

Planet Youth Project ( is a teen-led nonprofit organization based in Sammamish, Washington. We bring together high-achieving high school students to collaborate on climate outreach efforts. As part of our mission, we offer free programs to local elementary school kids introducing them to climate change with an engaging curriculum focused on action.

The spring session of the Planet Youth Project will be starting as early as April 23rd, and includes several free, 8-week class options:

1. Sustainable Living (all grades): Mondays at 4:30-5:30PM, from April 25th to June 13th
2. Intro to Climate Change, Grades 1-3: Tuesdays at 4:30-5:15PM, from April 26th to June 14th
3. Intro to Climate Change, Grades 4-5: Wednesdays at 5:30-6:30PM, from April 27th to June 15th
4. Environmental Innovations (recommended for grades 4-5): Saturdays at 2:00PM, from April 23rd to June 11th

We strongly recommend starting with one of our intro classes, but it’s not a requirement!

Please visit for spring sessions!