Charger Chatter May 4, 2021
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Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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Upcoming Events

THIS WEEK
5/03-5/07 Staff Appreciation week
5/5 Math Challenge #14 due
5/7 Math Challenge #15 available
5/7 Yearbook orders due!
5/7 COVID-19 Crisis in India community gathering; 7:00pm (teams link)

NEXT WEEK
5/11 PTSA General Meeting; 6:45-8:30pm (teams link)

LOOKING AHEAD
5/19 Math Challenge #15 due
5/24 Passport Club Checkpoint
5/28 Principal Chat (teams link)
5/31 NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day

Community Gathering to share the stories of the crisis in India

We know that many families may be struggling with the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19, especially families with ties to India. To support our community, members of our PTSA are scheduling an opportunity for families to connect virtually in an on-line support and sharing meeting on Friday May 7th at 7pm.

Click here to join the Teams meeting

As families in our Cherry Crest Comm(Unity) may be seeking ways to support relief efforts in India, we are sharing links to number of organizations working for COVID relief in the region:

Our school is providing support for our children through the school counselors. If your child is struggling and you would like to speak to one, please reach out to Marissa Krauskopf (Krauskopfm@bsd405.org) or Brenda Yin (Yinb@bsd405.org) to request a meeting.

Our counsellors have collected some tips and resources help us better understand and support children’s emotional needs and well being during times of loss:
As always if you have questions or would like to talk with your PTSA leadership directly please email us at president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

PTSA News

Deadline for Yearbook order is May 7

Yearbook
Reminder- LAST CHANCE to order yearbooks! Orders are due May 7th! Go to Lifetouch and enter Yearbook ID Code: 1577521

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PTSA General Meeting is Tuesday, May 11

PTSA General Meeting is Tuesday, May 11
Please join us at our Cherry Crest PTSA General Membership meeting, May 11th, at 6:45pm via Microsoft Teams. We would love for all families and community members to participate and you don’t need to be a PTSA member to attend.

At this last meeting of the year, we will be reviewing and voting on next year’s budget as well as discussing what things are important to you for the PTSA to consider implementing next year.

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Washington State PTA Convention is May 18-23, 2021

Washington State PTA Convention is May 18-23, 2021
The Washington State Parent Teacher Association (WSPTA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the well-being and education of all children.  At this year’s Convention, PTA members across Washington State will gather together virtually to attend live webinars, subject area panels offering expert advice on a variety of topics, and coaching sessions.  Listen, learn, and lend your voice to educational issues important to your family!

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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
Families of students returning to school should review essential "Return to School" details and view this detailed handout about navigating the in-building school day.

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week
In support of National Teacher Appreciation Week, the PTSA is planning some special treats and appreciation for all Cherry Crest Teachers and Staff!

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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.

STEM Academy

STEM Academy
STEM Academy is an inline education center, offering multi week classes in STEM subjects for elementary and middle school students, taught by passionate high school/university students. Our classes are 100% free and online, and we have supported over 500 students nationally, while partnering with several elementary schools to spread our mission.

For more information, visit:  https://www.stemacademyedu.com/

Read more . . .

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