Charger Chatter February 9, 2021
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

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

2/15 โ€“ 2/19 No School: Mid-winter break
2/17 Math Challenge #9 due
2/19 Math Challenge #10 available

2/22 Passport Club Checkpoint (check form)
2/22 โ€“ 2/26 Quarantine week - virtual learning for all grades
2/22 โ€“ 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!


Volunteer Opportunities

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

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. . . .

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.โ€), 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.

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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.

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 Writersโ€™ 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: 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 โ€ฆ

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Other Chatter Links

๐Ÿ“‡ Family Directory
๐Ÿ“ฆ Fundraise through Shopping!
๐Ÿ“ฃ 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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