Charger Chatter
March 8, 2022
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

Take Action!

  • 🍎 2nd Grade families: Sign up for Staff Appreciation for March
  • 📚 Volunteer for the Bookfair here
  • 📖 Order Yearbooks from Lifetouch
  • 👕 Donate clothing to the nurse's office for emergencies
  • 📕 Sign up to be a Library Volunteer

Upcoming Events

3/7 - 3/10 Scholastic Bookfair
3/8 Tue PTSA General Meeting @7:00pm (Teams link)

17 Thu Walkathon Kick Off Assembly
17 Thu Math Challenge #11 due
18 Fri Math Challenge #12 available
18 Fri No School: Professional Day

25 Fri Principal Chat @8:30pm (Teams link)

Spring Walk-a-thon

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Count down to Walk-a-thon 2022! We hope to see all students and families join us on Friday, April 1 from 2:30 to 4:30pm at the school track. Come mingle with students, families, teachers, staff and our school mascot Champ! View the contents of the time capsule placed underground in 1989 and make suggestions for the new one! The Walk-a-thon is a long-revered community building event as well as one of our major fundraisers.

A special thank you to our wonderful sponsors for Walk-a-thon 2022! They make your donations go further by helping to underwrite the costs of this event. We appreciate their generous support of our children and community!

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor – Julia & Mark Krill at Windermere!


Afterschool Classes: Sign up now for spring sessions

Afterschool Classes: Sign up now for spring sessions
Spring programs are open for registration! Most classes start at the end of March.

Most class offerings are from local businesses who are long-term partners with Cherry Crest. We are so excited to welcome them back to provide enrichment opportunities for our students.

Visit our After School Activities Page at to learn more.

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PTSA General Meeting Tonight, March 8 at 7:00pm

PTSA General Meeting Tonight, March 8 at 7:00pm
Please join us at our Cherry Crest PTSA General Membership meeting, Tuesday March 8th, via Microsoft Teams. Principal Steere will discuss various topics including the ‘Time Capsule’. We invite all families and community members to attend (PTSA membership is not required!).

Cherry Crest’s School Counselor, Mykela Fantone, will join us to discuss the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and the supplemental lessons she provides our students throughout the year. Learn the importance and why behind social-emotional learning, understand the district-wide curriculums used at the elementary level and see how you can access more information to reinforce these lessons at home. Questions? Contact your PTSA Co-President at

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March Staff Appreciation: 2nd Grade Families

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Thank you teachers and staff!

Each month one grade level of Cherry Crest families show appreciation for our outstanding educators by providing food, beverages and paper products for all teachers and staff. Most items can be sent in with your student to be dropped off in the Main Office.

Parents of 2nd Graders: Sign up ( to participate to donate items on March 2nd, 4th and 16th. Thank you for helping us continue this tradition of gratitude.

Questions? E-mail

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School and District News

Visit the School website to find school news and read the principal's monthly newsletter

Scholastic Cherry Crest Bookfair

Scholastic Cherry Crest Bookfair
All sales benefit our library and will used to buy books.

• Lunch recess sales: students need a pass from their teacher!
• Afterschool sales: open to families through March 10th:
— Tue 3/8 2:30-3:45pm
— Wed 3/9 12:15-12:45 + 3:00-6:00pm
— Thu 3/10 2:30-4:15pm *Last Day*
• Prefer to shop online? Go to through March 20th.

Note! eWallets should be used for all student purchases. Credit card, cash or check purchasing will be available for families during afterschool sale times.

Click through for full Book Fair details!

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Clothing Donations needed

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Ms. Connie and Ms. Kathy in the Main Office would love to stock the Clinic (Nurse’s office) with clothing for students who have an unexpected need for fresh clothes during the school day.  New or gently used, clean clothes welcome!

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Community Bulletins

In the Community Bulletins section of the PTSA website and newsletter, we pass along information submitted to the PTSA newsletter editor which may be of interest to Cherry Crest Families. No sponsorship or endorsement is made or implied by the PTSA or the Bellevue School District.

Food Drive 3/7-3/11 at Cherry Crest

Food Drive 3/7-3/11 at Cherry Crest
Cherry Crest is hosting a Food Drive the week of March 7-11 to benefit Renewal Food Bank in Bellevue.

This food drive is organized by 5th graders from Girl Scout Troop 41164 as a part of their Bronze Award service project to raise awareness for food insecurity in our community. Troop 41164 has girls from both Bennett and Cherry Crest, and are hosting a concurrent food drive at Bennett Elementary.

Food drive donations (see for list) can be dropped off in the marked collection bins located in each of the grade-level wings, in the entrance foyer, and outside the covered area in front of the school. These donations will be gathered by the girls daily and delivered to Renewal Food Bank at the end of the food drive.

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About This Newsletter

The Cherry Crest Charger Chatter is emailed to families and staff on Tuesday mornings. The deadline for submissions to the Chatter is the preceding Wednesday by 7pm. Read our submission guidelines

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