Charger Chatter February 9, 2021
editor@cherrycrest-ptsa.org
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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Due to mid-winter break, there will be no Chatter newsletter the week of February 16th.

Upcoming Events

THIS WEEK
2/12 Principal Chat, 8:30-9:30am, teams link
2/12 PTSA nomination form closes

NEXT WEEK
2/15 – 2/19 No School: Mid-winter break
2/17 Math Challenge #9 due
2/19 Math Challenge #10 available

LOOKING AHEAD
2/22 Passport Club Checkpoint (check form)
2/22 – 2/26 Quarantine week - virtual learning for all grades
2/22 – 3/7 Scholastic online book fair
2/27 Cherry Crest Picture Day

Spotlight on General School Assistants (GSAs)

Each week we highlight feedback from our teachers and families about the support they receive from our General School Assistants (GSAs). 2nd grade parent Sheli Hadari tells us:

Mr. Joe has been meeting with my daughter every day to support her in reading fluency. She looks forward to their meetings. It has been very successful.

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!

PTSA News

PTSA Nominating Committee Wants You (and Your Friends)

PTSA Nominating Committee Wants You (and Your Friends)
The 2021-22 Cherry Crest PTSA Nominating Committee asks all community members for help finding volunteers for PTSA leadership positions for next school year.

We have Co-President, VP, Chairs and other executive roles open. Please submit names and contact information (your own or others who may be interested!) by end of day, Feb 12th (this Friday) and we’ll be in touch to tell you more about them.

Read more. . . .

Scholastic Book Fair (like everything else) is going virtual this year! 

Scholastic Book Fair (like everything else) is going virtual this year! 
The Scholastic Book Fair will be held on-line from February 22 to March 7th.

This will still be a wonderful opportunity to purchase books for your children, family and friends, as well as support our school! 100% of the proceeds are used to purchase new books and programs for the Cherry Crest library.

Please look for more details and information in the next Charger Chatter newsletter!

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Volunteer Opportunities

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

School and District News

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

New Virtual Clubs at Cherry Crest

New Virtual Clubs at Cherry Crest
Cherry Crest Elementary is starting several clubs to help our students stay connected to our school community, including a Gardening Club, Storyteller's Club, Jump Rope Club, and a Lunch Bunch Club. Find more details about how to join each club and when they meet on the PTSA website.

Read more. . . .

Picture Day is Soon - Please Sign Up!

Picture Day is Soon - Please Sign Up!
Picture days will be Saturday, February 27th from 9am-4:30pm and Wednesday, March 3rd from 12pm -4:30pm

Please reserve the time and day that you’d prefer at the Picture Day Signup Genius - spots are limited!

Due to COVID, picture day will take place at Cherry Crest Elementary outside under the basketball court, in groups of 15 students every 30 minutes.  Masks are required, and only one parent per family may accompany a student during the picture day.

Read more. . . .

Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
In compliance with Governor Inslee's Travel Advisory ("Washingtonians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid nonessential travel to other states or countries.”), the Bellevue School District reminds families that all students and staff participating in in-person learning, services, or activities who have traveled out of state, need to self-quarantine at home for 14-days after returning from their travels before coming back in person.

Read more. . . .

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.

Improve Essay Skills with The Writer's League

Improve Essay Skills with The Writer's League
We are a group of Juniors at Interlake High School who run a weekend essay-writing workshop called The Writers’ League for 5th through 7th graders. The workshop consists of 6 total hours of instruction across 4 days (plus homework) and teaches skills to supplement what students learn in English class. We have taught multiple courses in the past six months, and are offering another set of classes this spring and summer. The next session will be held March 13,14, 20 and 21 from 10-11:30am each day with another session available in June. The cost to participate is $20. Visit our website: http://writersleague.net to register.

Read more . . .

Boys Lacrosse Opportunity

Boys Lacrosse Opportunity
Are you looking for a healthy outdoor activity for your child? Lacrosse teams are forming now for the Spring season (starting March 15, 2021) of The Sammamish Interlake Youth Lacrosse Club for boys in grades 2-8. The season runs from March through June and the cost varies from $350-$500 depending on your child's grade. An additional $95 game fee will …

Read more . . .

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📣 Spirit Gear Store (currently closed)

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

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