Charger Chatter
March 15, 2022
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

Take Action!

  • 🍎 2nd Grade families: Sign up for Staff Appreciation for March (ends tomorrow)
  • 👕 Donate clothing to the nurse's office for emergencies (ends today)
  • 📖 Order Yearbooks from Lifetouch
  • 📕 Sign up to be a Library Volunteer (New volunteer? email to set up a training first)

Upcoming Events

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)

31 Thu Math Challenge #12 due
4/1 Fri Walkathon 2:30-4:30pm
4/1 Fri Math Challenge #13 available
4/1 Fri Passport Club checkpoint

Spring Walk-a-thon

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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 & Mark Krill at Windermere!


Thank you to our Gold Sponsor

Gallagher Construction, LLC!

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Updates from the PTSA General Meeting on March 8

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.

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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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School and District News

Visit the School website to find school news and read the principal's monthly newsletter
Missing an Apple Airtag? Stop by the Cherry Crest office to see if one of the ones turned in this school year belongs to you.

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

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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.

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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.

Free Chess Lessons Offered by District Students

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

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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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