Charger Chatter
June 7, 2022
editor@cherrycrest-ptsa.org
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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Upcoming Events

THIS WEEK
6/6-10 Spirit Week
6/10 Fri Cherry Crest Field Day

NEXT WEEK
6/15 Wed Yearbooks distributed to students in class

LOOKING AHEAD
6/21 Tue Last day of school, early dismissal @10:00am!

September 2022
9/1 Thu 8:00 AM First Day of School Grades 1-5
9/5 Mon All day No School: Labor Day
9/7 Wed 8:00AM First Day of Kindergarten

PTSA News

CE end of the year message and volunteer recognition

PTSA Funded Curriculum Enhancement
With the return of in person learning, Cherry Crest enjoyed a year of fun enrichment opportunities in 2021-2022. Thank you to the teachers, volunteers and staff for helping us adapt to change and incorporate as many activities as we could to enhance learning for our students. All activities were funded by the PTSA through generous donations raised during our 3 major events, Walkathon, Auction and Readathon.

A huge THANK YOU to our awesome Curriculum Enhancement Coordinators. They worked tirelessly to get events scheduled, rooms booked, and volunteers coordinated.

Kindergarten – Kelli Heikkila & Wendy Kuo
1st Grade – Grace Chu, Mengye Guo & Jia Yan
2nd Grade – Sarit Egozi & Katherine Lee
3rd Grade – Allison Luhrs & Karen Ng
4th Grade – Minna Yan & Lily Yang
5th Grade – Erin Miller
Curriculum Enhancement VP – Monica Li

Thank you all for your help and support to make this school year a great success!

Cherry Crest yearbooks are coming soon!

Yearbook
Yearbooks will be distributed to students in classrooms by teachers on Wednesday June 15 for all families that preordered a yearbook. There is a small supply of additional yearbooks which can be purchased after school in front of the school on Jun 15 and 17 for $25 (checks payable to Cherry Crest PTSA).

Read more. . . .

Spirit Week is June 6-10 ending with Field Day!

Spirit Week is June 6-10 ending with Field Day!
During the week of June 6-10, Cherry Crest students and staff are invited to show their school spirit and dress according to daily themes:

• Monday 🩳 Dress up or Dress Down Day: You can either come in your super comfy PJs or wear your fancy clothes
• Tuesday 🎩 Crazy Head Day: Come to school wearing your most creative hairstyle, hat, headwrap or decorated mask!
• Wednesday 🔴 Charger Pride: Wear Charger Spirit Gear and/or school colors (red/white/black combination)
• Thursday 🌈 Rainbow Day: A different color for each grade level: K – Red, 1 – Yellow, 2 – Blue, 3 – Orange, 4 – Purple, 5, – Green
• Friday 👕 Sportswear Day: Don your fastest sneakers and wear your blue Walkathon shirt to enjoy Field Day!

Read more. . . .

5th Grade lawn signs!

5th Grade lawn signs!
Cherry Crest PTSA is proud to partner with the local vender Winners Sportswear for our 5th grade promotion lawn signs. These are a fun and optional way to show support for your outgoing 5th grader. Order at http://t.ly/8_Od (cost: $16.95)

If you need financial assistance, please reach out to the front desk and ask about the PTSA Neighbor-to-Neighbor fund.

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School and District News

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

Safety Closet Inventory: Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of 2-4 parents/older student volunteers interested in helping our safety team with a full inventory of the Cherry Crest Emergency Supply closet. We haven’t done this in years and will spend time on June 22nd doing so to ensure a positive and safe start to our new school year. If you’re interested in supporting us, please contact, Assistant Principal, Erin Stedman (stedmane@bsd405.org). Thank you!  

Inventory Hours: 6/22 @ 9 am – 3 pm

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Check Lost and Found for Missing Items

Check Lost and Found for Missing Items
Lost and Found is filling up again! Please stop by to see if your child’s belongings are there. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year! The racks are located by the elevator and art room.

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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.

Camp Kindness Counts: Art Summer Camp Open for Registration

Camp Kindness Counts: Art Summer Camp Open for Registration
Camp Kindness Counts and East Shore Unitarian Church invite you to a full-day, in-person Summer Camp: June 27 – July 1, 2022!

East Shore Unitarian Church teaches the wisdom of world religions and helps kids to create justice and peace in the world. Camp Kindness Counts believes in the power of kindness to build a happier healthier world and together, we imagine a world of empowered kids bringing their voices and visions for the greater good of our world!

Please consider joining us for an in-person camp this summer. Children will learn through projects, games, exercises, and reflection!

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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.

REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY, APRIL 15th

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: https://www.bridletrails.org/forest-summer-camp-2022
Bridle Trails Parks Foundation: www.bridletrails.org
Email us: btpf@bridletrails.org
Forest Summer Camp Flyer 2022: https://www.cherrycrest-ptsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Forest-Summer-Camp-Flyer-2022.pdf

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