Charger Chatter
August 30, 2022
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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Upcoming Events

30th @ 3pm – Teacher Meet & Greet followed by PTSA Cookie Social
1st – First day of school for 1st-5th grade
1st @ 8am - Coffee in the Cherry Crest Cafe for Grades 1-5 Families

5th – No School: Labor Day
7th – First day of school for Kindergarteners
7th @ 8am - Coffee in the Cherry Crest Cafe for Kindergarten Families

19th @ 6pm– Curriculum night for K-2
21st @ 6pm – Curriculum night for 3-5
29th @ 8am – Picture day
29th @ 7pm – PTSA General Meeting – all are welcome, members can VOTE

Welcome to the Charger Chatter!

Dear Cherry Crest Families,

Welcome to the first edition of the Charger Chatter newsletter for this school year! The Cherry Crest PTSA “Charger Chatter” newsletter is produced every other Tuesday during the school year by parent volunteers.

Look to the Chatter for news about PTSA-sponsored activities for students such as Clubs and Curriculum Enhancement and for announcements of PTSA-sponsored events such as the Walkathon, Grade-level Potlucks, Spelling Bee, Family Engineering Night, Festival of Cultures, Readathon and more!

You can also find links to Bellevue School District Information, a calendar with school and PTSA important dates, information about after-school enrichment opportunities, athletic activities, and community activities for families and children.


PTSA Clubs for 2022-2023

Cherry Crest PTSA is planning to sponsor the following clubs/activities for 2022-23:
  1. Math Club
  2. Running Club
  3. Science Club
  4. Passport Club
  5. Monthly Math Challenges
  6. Spelling Bee
  7. Reflections Art Program
More information will be provided on these in upcoming Chatters and on our PTSA Website.

Read more. . . .

Join the Cherry Crest PTSA

Join the Cherry Crest PTSA to support your students and our school comm(UNITY).  Being a member allows you to:
  • Impact your child’s school experience
  • Vote on how PTSA spends money and what programs the PTSA participates in.
  • Build connections and make new friends
  • Gain new skills and leadership opportunities.
  • Contribute your ideas for how our PTSA can best support our students.  
Read more. . . .

Grade-Level Representatives

This year the main PTSA goal is increasing family engagement at the school to better our student’s experiences.

To do this, we’ve introduced Grade-Level Representatives for each grade level. They can:
  • Answer your Cherry Crest questions
  • Connect you to PTSA and school resources
  • Introduce you to other families
  • Work with Cherry Crest to spend PTSA resources to best benefit the students in each grade
Their goal is simple – help build a more enriching community experience for you and your student.
Please feel free to reach out to your representatives. To learn more about them, click here.

Contact info:
Kindergarten Reps –
1st Grade Reps –
2nd Grade Reps –
3rd Grade Reps –
4th Grade Reps –
5th Grade Reps –

School and District News

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

On-Site After School Enrichment Classes

On-Site After School Enrichment Classes
Cherry Crest will be offering a number of After School Classes and Clubs during the year, often in 6-8 week sessions. This year the clubs, dates, and times are not yet finalized due to issues related to space and building scheduling. In the past these clubs have included Magic, Drama, Clay Animation, Lego, Flag Football, and Spanish. It is unknown …

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Curriculum Nights

Monday September 19:  Grades K-2 Curriculum Night @ 6 to 7:30 pmWednesday September 21:  Grades 3 – 5 Curriculum Night @ 6 to 7:30 pmCurriculum night provides you the opportunity to:Hear from your kid’s teacher about the upcoming yearSpend time in your kid’s classroom (likely in their tiny chair)Do a craft to surprise your kids with!Learn about the PTSA and …

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First Day of School Coffee

First Day of School Coffee
The first day of school is an exciting day for us all.  Come join your fellow nervous/excited adults in the Cherry Crest Cafe (cafeteria) after you drop off your kids. Meet other parents, learn about the PTSA, ask questions of grade level representatives, and get to see where your students have lunch! New and returning families are welcome and encouraged …

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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.

Join Girl Scouts

Seeking Youth grades K-5 at Chery Crest elementary.  Our troops are focused on science, art, engineering, and building leadership skills.  Troops meet generally once a month and this year our troops will meet quarterly all together. 

For Questions, please contact or visit

Service Unit 435 41665

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Join Cub Scouts

Interested in camping, hiking, building Pinewood Derby cars and launching rockets? The Cherry Crest Cub Scouts (Pack 726) are kicking off with the new school year. We are open to all boys and girls entering K – 5th grade. To find out more, and get information about our first meeting, sign up for more info here.

Read more . . .

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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

Information contained in directories, Newsletters or membership lists published by Cherry Crest Elementary PTSA may not be used for purposes of solicitation either commercial, political or ideological or any other purpose not consistent with the Washington Congress of Parents and Teachers By-Laws.

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