Charger Chatter
January 17, 2023
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

Take Action!

  • Cherry Crest PTSA Executive Committee is looking for new Members for 2023-24 year

    The PTSA nominating committee is looking to fill several positions on the EC including Co-President and several VPs. This could be your way to get involved with Cherry Crest PTSA! For more information on roles and time commitment, please contact by Feb 28th.
  • Submit volunteer hours for matching through your company (if applicable).  Learn more here.  
  • Families of 3rd Graders: Sign up for January Staff Appreciation
  • Volunteer in the upcoming Variety Show and Art Auction and Scholastic Book Fair
  • Subscribe to WSPTA’s action alerts
  • Sign up to volunteer at the library

Upcoming Events

Jan 18         Mod Pizza Fundraiser - 20% of purchase donated to Cherry Crest PTSA!
Jan 20         Used book market  and music Concert
Jan 27         Math Challenge 7 due by google form
Feb 2           Spelling Bee Final
Feb 3           Science Experiment Night at Cherry Crest hosted by Science club 

Jan 20th Used Book Fair and Concert

Used Book Fair and Concert Friday Jan 20th

Calling all Book & Music Lovers!  First ever used book fair and Benefit Concert!
  • 2:30 – 3:15 pm Used Book Fair in the Cafeteria
    • Right after school ends students (accompanied by a family member) are invited to peruse from hundreds of gently used books donated by Cherry Crest and Odle families.
    • Students may choose up to 10 books with a suggested donation of $20 per family.*
  • 5:00 – 6:30 Benefit Concert & Used Book Fair Continued in the Cafeteria
    • Featuring Cherry Crest Alumni Corlan Costello (10th grade @ Interlake) on piano/guitar along with special guest appearances by Principal Steere and 5th graders from our Cherry Crest band.
    • All K – 2 students are invited to join Corlan & Mr. Steere in “This Little Light of Mine”. This is the song that Mr. Panther taught students and performed during our MLK assembly on 1/11.
    • The used book fair continues into the evening. After 6 pm, students may choose an unlimited number of books.
Admission:  Free, or with suggested donation of $20 per family.*

*All proceeds benefit Cherry Crest PTSA and serve to further improve the student experience at Cherry Crest through Curriculum Enhancement. 

Come join us at the Book Fair and Benefit Concert!

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Did you Know? WA State PTSA Monitors Washington State Legislation

Did you Know?  WA State PTSA Monitors Washington State Legislation
The Washington State Legislature (House & Senate) convened on January 9 to consider bills and budgets for this year.

Subscribe to the Washington State PTA's action alert e-mails to learn how you can have an impact.  The 2023 legislative session ends on April 29.  Learn the basics here.

You can also view Cherry Crest PTSA's Legislative page for more details on how PTAs impact laws affecting education.  Questions? Contact

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Congratulations to Math Challenge Tournament Winners

Congratulations to Math Challenge Tournament Winners
Congratulations to Finley Cai (3rd grade), Akshaya Ramprasad (3rd grade), Alan Cheng (4th grade), Zixia Tan (5th grade) for winning the top 10% scorers in 2022 MCT! Thank you everyone for participating in the 2022 MCT.

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Cherry Crest Science Club Event for all 3-5th graders and their families

Cherry Crest Science Club Event for all 3-5th graders and their families
Come Experiment with us!

Date- Friday Feb.3
Time: 6pm-7.30pm
Where- Cherry Crest School Cafeteria Hall

Demonstrations and Experiments will be showcased in the Cherry Crest Cafeteria Hall for 3rd-5th grade students, siblings and their parents.

Please sign up using this link

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Seeking Volunteers for PTSA Nomination Committee

Seeking Volunteers for PTSA Nomination Committee
The 2023-24 Cherry Crest PTSA Nominating Committee is looking for another member to help find and nominate volunteers for PTSA leadership positions for next school year.

We have Co-President, VP, Chairs and other executive roles open.

Please email Cherry Crest President or  with names and contact information (your own or others who may be interested!) by end of day, January 20th (this Friday) and we’ll be in touch to tell you more about the roles.

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MOD PTSA Fundraiser is Wednesday January 18th

MOD PTSA Fundraiser is Wednesday January 18th
Only on the fundraiser day, Jan 18th, Cherry Crest PTSA will receive 20% of all digital and in-store fundraiser sales when you visit the restaurant and show this fundraiser flyer or mention the fundraiser at checkout, or order online with the digital coupon code MODF17410.

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School News a

Coming in March to Cherry Crest - the Scholastic Book Fair

Coming in March to Cherry Crest - the Scholastic Book Fair
Wanted: More parents to help with managing the fair along with Mrs. Lux and current parent co-chair. Do you love books and Cherry Crest? This is the perfect opportunity for you to get all your volunteer hours in at Cherry Crest in one week! We have a ton of fun unpacking and setting up the fair, selling books to kids at lunch recess and welcoming families in to the family afternoon/evening. Shifts and hours can be split/not required to be there for all times. Interested? Need more information? Contact Mrs. Lux at:

Dates: Friday March 3rd- Friday March 10th (set up on 3/3, sales 3/6-3/9 & takedown 3/10).

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Bellevue Schools Foundation News

BSF Spring for Schools

BSF Spring for Schools
Spring for Schools - Annual BSF Fundraiser

Join us for an evening of food, drinks, music, and a showcase of BSF donor funded programs.

April 1, 2023, 5pm-7pm, Meydenbauer Center

To register:

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