Charger Chatter March 2, 2021
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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Upcoming Events

3/1 – 3/14 Scholastic online book fair
3/3 Cherry Crest Picture Day
3/3 Math Challenge #10 due
3/5 Math Challenge #11 available

3/9 PTSA General Meeting; 6:45-8:30pm

3/17 Math Challenge #11 due
3/19 Principal Chat; 8:30-9:30am (teams link)
3/19 Math Challenge #12 available
3/29 Passport Club checkpoint (form)

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). 4th grade teacher Ms. Morel copied us on a note of thanks she sent to one of our GSAs:

Hi Kelley, I am SO thankful you made the Unit 4 math test A into a Forms! I normally use ThinkCentral, but now ThinkCentral is blocked from Adobe and kids can’t use it without Adobe running it. I panicked since I didn’t have another option, but was relieved to find the Forms as a plan B, so thank you! I will plan on having my students use the Forms for all future tests given that Adobe doesn’t work

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 Meeting is Tue, March 9th, 6:45 PM

PTSA Meeting is Tue, March 9th, 6:45 PM
Please join us at our Cherry Crest PTSA General Membership meeting, Tuesday March 9th, via Microsoft Teams.

This month we have the Bellevue Education Association (BEA) representatives from Cherry Crest joining us. Heather Depaola, 1st grade and Patricia Gilbert, 3rd grade to talk about the BEA and their role with teachers at Cherry Crest.

We will also be voting on the PTSA leadership slate for 2020-2021! All PTSA members are especially encouraged to attend to participate in the vote.

Read more. . . .

March Staff Appreciation - First Grade Families

March Staff Appreciation - First Grade Families
Parents of First Graders: March is your month! Join your fellow families to show your appreciation! This month PTSA will deliver care packages to Ms. Applegate, Ms. Hayfield, Ms. McGlennon, Ms. Snyder and Ms. Stillwell (GSA).

We are collecting items until Sunday, March 14th. Please see drop-off instructions on the signup sheet.

Read more. . . .

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

Last Week of Scholastic Book Fair!

Last Week of Scholastic Book Fair!
This is 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 for the Cherry Crest Library!

Find the Book Fair online through March 14th at

You can choose to shop through the Virtual Fair where you can browse and see all of the items as if it were set up at school use the catalog. Items will be sent directly to your home. To limit shipping costs, we suggest making your book purchases (which don’t have shipping fees if over $25) separate from other items which will have shipping fees regardless of the amount of money spent.

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.

WISE Summer Camp

WISE Summer Camp
Every summer we get amazing campers from all over WA in Wise Camps (non-profit started by two teachers!). We've opened registration for both in-person and online camps for summer 2021. Register at

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Other Chatter Links

📇 Family Directory
📦 Fundraise through Shopping!
📣 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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