December 5, 2023
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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Upcoming Events

Mon, Dec 4 - Thu, Dec 7 Reflections Art display outside the library & people’s choice voting
Mon, Dec 4 - Thu, Dec 7 Paper Pie Book Fair (formerly Usborne) during lunch recess & after school
Wed, Dec 6 @ 6:00pm Spelling Bee Preliminary Round
Fri, Dec 8 @ 6:00pm - Movie Night: Sing 2 (doors open at 5:30pm)
Fri, Jan 19 - Used Book Fair & Benefit Concert
Sat, Jan 27 from 6:00-9:00pm - Cherry Crest Auction


Read-a-thon Thank You!

Read-a-thon Thank You!
Thank you for participating in the annual Cherry Crest Read-a-thon!

Prize winners will be announced this Friday, December 8th.

Check out the Read-a-thon webpage for all the details.

Questions? Please contact


Save the Date: Cherry Crest Auction!

Save the Date: Cherry Crest Auction!

After 5 long years, we are excited to celebrate our community with the return of our Cherry Crest Auction!  This time-honored tradition is the only opportunity for our teachers and parents to share an evening of fun together. Cocktails, Dinner, Games and more!

Mark your calendars to join us on Saturday, January 27th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community Center.  Tickets and childcare details will be available soon!

Variety Show: Register to Participate!

Variety Show: Register to Participate!
Cherry Crest’s Variety Show is on Friday, March 15th!
Enjoy a collection of 2-minute acts from our talented students.
Want to participate?
  1. 2 or more students per act
  2. Acts must be under 2 minutes in length
  3. All music must be in mp3 format for tryouts, and child appropriate in language/content
Important Dates:
  1. Sign-up to participate by January 26! Sign-ups will be on a first come, first serve basis. ONE registration per group. Registration will open on December 8th. Once sign-ups close, you will get a tryout date and time. Register to participate here:
  2. Tryouts will be February 14 from 12:45-3:30pm and February 15 from 3-6pm
  3. Dress rehearsal is on March 13 from 1-4pm. Dress rehearsal is mandatory for all acts.
  4. The show will take place on March 15 from 6-8pm.
Want to Help? Volunteer at tryouts, rehearsal, or the performance! Sign up here to volunteer. High school volunteers and parents are encouraged.
Thanks for your support! We’re looking forward to a fun-filled evening of amazing performances, special musical guests, and Comm(UNITY) building!
Questions? Please contact

School News

CCE GOALS Indoor After School Soccer!

CCE GOALS Indoor After School Soccer!
GOALS indoor soccer starts Jan 10 and runs for 6 Wednesdays (last class Feb 14) after school from 12:15 - 1:35 in the gymnasium.

Cost is $179 per student.

Register at

For Questions about the program, contact Keenan Butler – 425-765-3874.

December Mini Holiday Book Fair and Art Show

Book guy
Our annual PaperPie Book Fair (formerly Usborne Books & More) is coming to the Cherry Crest Library this week!

When: Tuesday Dec. 5th – Thursday 8th.

Hours: Open for shopping at lunch recess and afterschool each day (exact hours TBD) plus family night on Tuesday.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Lux, school librarian, at: or Ashley, PaperPie rep, at:

Online Shopping at:

Cherry Crest Art Reflections Contest submissions will be displayed all week outside the library for your viewing pleasure, thanks to our wonderful Cherry Crest PTA.

*All proceeds from the book fair go to support books and supplies for our Cherry Crest library. 😊

District News

Open Transfer, Choice Schools and Middle Schools

The Open Transfer and Choice Schools application period for the 2024-2025 academic year will take place from Monday, December 11, 2023, to Friday, January 19, 2024. Check out full details of Information Nights and Open House Events here.

Choice Schools and Programs
Middle Schools

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