Charger Chatter December 8, 2020
editor@cherrycrest-ptsa.org
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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Upcoming Events

THIS WEEK
12/07-12/11 Winter book Fair
12/9 Read-a-thon winners announced
12/9 Math Challenge #5 due
12/11 Principal Chat, 8:30am Teams link - Missed the last one? View Nov 13 recording!
12/11 Math Challenge #6 available
12/12 Read-a-thon prize distribution and t-shirt pickup at Cherry Crest (Sat, 9am - noon)

NEXT WEEK
12/14 Passport Club Checkpoint

LOOKING AHEAD
12/21 – 1/1 Winter Break – NO SCHOOL

Curriculum Enhancement Spotlight

The Curriculum Enhancement Team has been working with teachers to provide additional experiences to our students while learning is remote. Thank you for your generous support and patience while we all adapt to this unusual school year!

CE Spotlight for 2020
  • Savvy Parents Safe Kids provided an all-school presentation: “Optimizing Online Safety: Safety for Parents in the World of COVID”
  • 4th grade had a virtual visit to the Pacific Science Center and learned about the “Night Sky”
Upcoming for 2021

3rd Grade and 2nd Grade students will have a virtual visit from The Toy Maker.
More to come!

Curriculum Enhancement (CE) works with teachers to bring in the best guest speakers, scientists, laboratory activities, performers, and musicians for enhanced learning opportunities. All are 100% funded by YOU, our parents; through generous donations to our fundraisers such as the Read-a-thon. Support PTSA fundraisers - they pay for these wonderful activities.

PTSA News

Read-a-thon Thank You!

Read-a-thon Thank You!
Thank you for participating in the annual Cherry Crest Read-a-thon! Donations and reading minutes have been turned in and we are tallying the results. Our Principal Mr Steere will announce the prize winners on Wednesday (December 9th) during an all-school assembly.

Missed the donation deadline? No worries! Click through to submit any late donations, we always appreciate your support!

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Read-a-thon Prize and T-shirt Distribution

Read-a-thon Prize and T-shirt Distribution
If you or your student were notified to pick up a prize, please stop by the front of the Cherry Crest building on Saturday December 12th any time from 9am – noon.

Did you miss the November Read-a-thon t-shirt pickup? Stop by the distribution to pick up your student’s shirt as well!

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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PTSA Seeking Nominating Committee Members

PTSA Seeking Nominating Committee Members
Help us find the PTSA leaders for the next school year!

The current Executive Committee of the PTSA seeks individuals to form a Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee helps fill vacant Executive Committee positions for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a short-term project taking place in January and involves attending 2-3 meetings.

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Volunteer Opportunities

See the PTSA Website for the current list of volunteer opportunities!
VolunteersNeeded

School News

Read the principal's monthly newsletter for more school news

Celebrations Around the World

Celebrations Around the World
On December 16th at 9:40 am, we will have our last live assembly of 2020! We'd love to hear about celebrations and traditions from around the world from any time of year. Did your family celebrated Eid in July? Or  Diwali in November. Maybe your family is preparing for Hanukkah or Christmas celebrations in December. Please join us in sharing about your family traditions and yearly celebrations in our school-wide flipgrid!

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Winter Book Fair - Usborne books

Winter Book Fair - Usborne books
Mrs. Lux, our school librarian, is excited to host our Winter book fair with Usborne Books & More, December 7th – 11th. The fair is available for shopping anytime online from NOW until FRIDAY, DEC. 11th and books will ship right to your home, while earning 50% back in books for our library!

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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.

Interlake Saints Robotics Scratch Coding Camp

Interlake Saints Robotics  Scratch Coding Camp
Interlake High School’s robotics team is hosting a Scratch coding camp for 3rd-5th grade elementary school students during Winter Break. Students will be introduced to Scratch, develop advanced projects such as games, and get a feel for engineering!

Dates: December 21st to December 31st
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
Cost: $125, with 20% of the proceeds going to Backpack Meals for Kids

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Green Genius Zero Waste Holiday Guide

Green Genius Zero Waste Holiday Guide
Check out the City of Bellevue's "Zero Waste Holiday Guide" for ideas for a more sustainable season!

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