Charger Chatter November 24, 2020
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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Upcoming Events

11/23-25 Elementary Conferencing Dates (no live afternoon instruction)
11/25 Pajama day, Read-a-thon kickoff!
11/25-29 Cherry Crest Read-a-thon
11/26-27 Thanksgiving Holiday – NO SCHOOL

11/30 Passport Club checkpoint

12/01-12/02 View and Vote on Entries at the Art Reflections show
12/4 Read-a-thon minutes and donations due
12/9 Read-a-thon winners announced

Read-a-thon Starts Tomorrow

Read! Fundraise! Win Prizes! Wear Pajamas!

Virtual party hosted by Ms Lux and a surprise guest! Book signed by librarian Ms Lux! Special Teams backgrounds! These are some of the exciting prizes students can win by participating in the Read-a-thon that starts tomorrow. The details:
  • Read-a-thon kicks off with an all-school Pajama Day tomorrow, November 25th
  • Read between November 25th – 29th
  • Submit donations and reading minutes online by Friday December 4th.
  • Winners will be announced by Mr Steere during assembly on Wednesday, December 9th.
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Did you know our biggest investment as a PTSA is funding more General School Assistants to help our teachers and students? Funding comes from parents and community members, through direct donations, corporate matching, and opportunities like Amazon Smile and "Give with Bing". Read more about GSAs on the PTSA website!


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During this time of reflection on what we are thankful for, the PTSA would like to thank our comm(UNITY) for supporting each other and our school in so many ways.

Thank you to our families for staying connected and supporting your students education in the virtual setting, adjusting to the unplanned changes in the current situation and the appreciation you show to the teachers, GSAs, and all our school staff.

Thank you to our school professionals for their commitment every day to the students of Cherry Crest, for your dedication to education and organizational excellence in these difficult times and for striving to meet expectations, professionalism and cooperation.

We are truly grateful for our comm(UNITY) and give you all our thanks!

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving,
Britt and Deepa
Your Cherry Crest Co-Presidents

Read-a-thon T-shirt Design Contest Winner!

Read-a-thon T-shirt Design Contest Winner!
The winner of the 5th grade Read-a-thon t-shirt design contest is Renee Richards!

It is a long-running Cherry Crest tradition that 5th graders enter a contest to design the annual school t-shirt. Renee's design graces shirts given out to every Cherry Crest student to kick off the 2020 Read-a-Thon!

Thank you to all 5th graders who submitted their designs, and congratulations, Renee!

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Volunteer Opportunities

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

School News

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Spotlight on Principal Steere and Assistant Principal Stedman

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Principal Dusty Steere and Assistant Principal Erin Stedman care deeply for our community and we cherish their unrelenting dedication to making school inviting, connected and supportive. . . .

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