Charger Chatter
May 3, 2022
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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Upcoming Events

5/2-5/6 Staff Appreciation Week
5/5 Thu Math Challenge #14 due
5/6 Fri Math Challenge #15 available
5/6 Fri Passport Club checkpoint

10 Tue 7:00 PM PTSA General Meeting @7:00pm (Teams link)

19 Thu Math Challenge #15 due
30 Mon No School: Memorial Day


School-wide Staff Appreciation Week Happening Now!

We're celebrating School-wide Staff Appreciation Week! In support of National Teacher Appreciation Week, we have planned special treats for our wonderful Cherry Crest educators all week long. All families are encouraged to participate.
  • Tuesday, May 3- PTSA sponsors personalized Starbucks orders
  • Wednesday, May 4 – Families donate items for staff breakfast
  • Thursday, May 5 – PTSA sponsors make-your-own snack bags
  • Friday, May 6 – PTSA sponsors catered lunch
Thank you in advance for your contributions. Together we strengthen our community! Questions? Email:

Volunteers needed Friday, May 13!

Volunteers needed Friday, May 13!
As part of Walk-a-thon, several classes won a party in the gym on Friday, May 13. PTSA supplies the activities, but we need volunteers to run the games. Please sign up if you can help during these special celebrations for our students. Questions? E-mail

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PTSA General Meeting Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00pm

PTSA General Meeting Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00pm
Please join us at the PTSA general meeting next Tuesday.

Being a parent and a part of the PTSA family, you are welcome to join and discover new ways to support our Comm(UNITY).

This is a great chance to learn about the structure and functioning of Cherry Crest PTSA and how we work along with staff, students and families.

You will be witnessing the approval of the 2022-2023 budget in this meeting. We hope to see you there!

Principal Steere may also discuss demographic projections for staffing in the coming year and will talk about Field Day.

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The Communications Team Needs your help!

The Communications Team Needs your help!
The PTSA Communications team has two volunteer openings for the 2022-2023 school year.

We seek a VP for Communications, who oversees the work of the volunteers who assemble the weekly Charger Chatter newsletter, the PTSA website, the Facebook page, and and maintains the online student directory. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours/week. Technical knowledge is not required!

Second, one of our webmaster parents is graduating out of Cherry Crest. We seek a co-webmaster to help keep our website current and informative. Job responsibilities include adding news posts each week, and modifying, editing, or retiring webpages. Responsibilities will be shared, and typically involves 2 hours of work, two weeks of every month. The skills needed to maintain our WordPress website are easy to pick up. No priori experience required!

If you are interested in joining this motivated team of volunteers, please contact

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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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School and District News

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

Spring for Schools with Cherry Crest

Spring for Schools with Cherry Crest
Principal Steere invites you to join him at this year’s Spring for Schools luncheon, hosted by the Bellevue Schools Foundation at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on May 13th.

This year, the Foundation distributed over $800,000 in funding for mental health resources, computer science initiatives, early learning enrollment, music, certification for district educators, classroom innovation, arts enrichment, and more.

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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.

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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