Charger Chatter
April 19, 2022
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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Upcoming Events

4/21 Thu Math Challenge #13 due
4/22 Fri Math Challenge #14 available
4/22 Fri Yearbook pre-order deadline

4/29 Fri 8:30am Principal Chat

5/5 Thu Math Challenge #14 due
5/6 Fri Math Challenge #15 available
5/6 Fri Passport Club checkpoint


PTSA Sponsored Curriculum Enhancement

The Curriculum Enhancement Team has been working with teachers to provide additional experiences to our students. Thank you for your generous support to help make these events possible.

Spotlight for January, February and March

Kindergarten “Pushes and Pulls” from The Toymaker from School of Toy
1st grade Animal Encounters brought some animal friends from Australia
2nd grade (Wells and Hanson) “Liquids & Solids” from The Toymaker
2nd and 3rd grade (Gibbs and Repass’) “Motion & Matter” from The Toymaker
3rd grade (Tatterson and Therriault) “Magnets and Motion” from The Toymaker
3rd grade (Lee) “Early American Toys” from The Toymaker
4th grade “Oregon Trails Adventure” field trip
5th grade (Jessa, Hemker, and Atia) “Stormwater in your School Yard” outdoor event
5th grade (Regala and Tamayo) participated in a “Clean Water Challenge”

Upcoming for April, May and June

Kindergarten Field trip to Bellevue Botanical Garden to learn about “Zany Worms”
1st grade Field trip to the Cougar Mountain Zoo
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade Visit from author Ellie Peterson
2nd grade (Gibbs and Repass) and all 3rd grade students will have a visit from author Dan Gemeinhart for a writer’s workshopAnd possibly more…

Walk-a-thon . . . We're Almost There!

If you have not yet donated, $35 per student can reach our goal! Heartfelt thanks to the families who have gotten us this far!
Bar Graph Apr-12-2022

STEM Social Evening and Math Club review

STEM Social Evening and Math Club review
On Friday, May 6th, from 6:00-8:00pm, we will have a STEM social in the Cherry Crest Cafeteria.

Please RVSP at:

We'll give an overview of this year’s Math Club. How it went, and appreciation, and any feedback from the community and we will introduce next year’s plan for Math, Science and Robotics.

We will encourage all math club kids with medals on their success, followed by an ice-cream social.

This event is open to all rising 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, current 5th grade kids, and parents from Cherry Crest who are interested.

For any questions, please contact

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VP Communications Volunteer Needed - 2022-2023

VP Communications Volunteer Needed - 2022-2023
The PTSA needs a VP for Communications for the year 2022-23. Job responsibilities include overseeing the work of the volunteers who assemble the weekly Charger Chatter newsletter, maintain the PTSA website and Facebook page, and the online family directory. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours/week. Technical knowledge not required.

For more information, please contact!

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School and District News

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

Principal Chat on Friday 4/29 @ 8:30 am.

Principal Chat on Friday 4/29 @ 8:30 am.
Cherry Crest families are invited to attend monthly virtual meetings hosted by Principal Dusty Steere and PTSA presidents Reetika Saxena & Jocelyn Tu. All chats will be 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 – 9:30 am: Apr 29, Jun 3

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting:

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Yearbook Pre-order deadline is April 22

Cherry Crest Yearbook captures your child’s memories of the school year. It will contain snapshots of the events of the year with a page dedicated to each classroom – this includes your child’s photo and name!

So don’t delay, Order now to avail of a special EARLY-BIRD price!

Place your order as soon as possible to secure your child’s copy of the yearbook. Kindly note that no extra copies will be available for purchase beyond the order deadline.

Price: $20.00 each

Spring Pre-Order Deadline: Friday, the April 22nd

Order Online Only –

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Spring for Schools 2022

Spring for Schools 2022
Join us in person at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, on May 13, 2022, or from the comfort of your home for a premiere event that’s unlike any of the 31 events of years past. We are keeping your experience and health top of mind as we prepare to celebrate our stars—students and educators in all 29 public schools in Bellevue. Throughout this school year, over $800,000 in distributions from the Foundation directly support the academic, artistic, social, and emotional development of almost 20,000 students. Spring for Schools is a fundraiser to ensure critical programming provided by BSF continues; donations will be leveraged to transform public education in our community.

While registration for Spring for Schools is free, it is our hope that attendees celebrate our students, educators, and mission by making a donation at this time here.

In Person Registration:
Virtual Registration:

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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.

Scouts LOVE the Park event

Scouts LOVE the Park event
Opportunities to work on Environmental Stewardship Badges
Cub Scouts & Scouts BSA: Saturday, April 30th
GSA: Sunday, May 1st

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED
Program Reservation Fee: $13.00
NOTE: This fee is refunded 100% upon participant completion on event day.
This is not a drop-off event. Scouts must be accompanied by an adult or follow their scout adult/child safety ratios.
Adult chaperones are free. Registration is by individual scout, not by troop or den. Please contact us at if you would like to register a group (program registration fees per scout apply).
Please bring your own water bottle and snacks.
Earned official badges or achievements are not included.
These events take place outdoors, rain or shine!
Certified teachers, Foundation Volunteers, and Washington State Parks Staff will welcome scouts, facilitate activities, and participate in pedestrian/equestrian safety exercises before scouts discover and navigate organized trail adventures with scout chaperones/parents.
Here is a link to the info page on our website:

ScoutsLovethePark Flyer:

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Forest Summer Camp 2022

Forest Summer Camp 2022
Bridle Trails State Park, 482 ACRES
When: July 18th-22nd; 1-4pm
Where: Bridle Trails State Park: 5300 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
Cost: $200

Discover Pass included – Distributed on the First Day
Led by Washington State Certified Teachers who live in the neighborhood.
Engaging youth is a priority shared by the Bridle Trails Park Foundation and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.


Students Entering Grades 1-6
FOREST FRIENDS: 1st & 2nd Grade
NATURE DETECTIVES: 3rd & 4th Grade
TREES & TECHNOLOGY: 5th & 6th Grade

An important urban forest uniquely and wonderfully shared by pedestrians & equestrians.
More information at:
Bridle Trails Parks Foundation:
Email us:
Forest Summer Camp Flyer 2022:

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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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