Charger Chatter August 31, 2021
editor@cherrycrest-ptsa.org
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

Welcome, New & Returning Families, to the Charger Chatter!

If this is your first copy of the Charger Chatter, welcome! On Tuesdays throughout the school year, we bring you news about our school and our PTSA sponsored activities. Here and on the PTSA website, you can find information about after-school enrichment opportunities, school events and fundraisers, and community activities for families and children

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Upcoming Events

THIS WEEK
8/30 Virtual Teacher Meet and Greet
9/1 First Day of School: Grades 1-5 (dismissal at 12:15pm)
9/3 First Day of School: Kindergarten

NEXT WEEK
9/6 NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
9/7 NO KINDERGARTEN - parent meetings
9/10 Virtual Principal Chat @8:30am (join via Teams)

LOOKING AHEAD
9/14 PTSA Meeting (teams link coming soon)

PTSA News

PTSA General Meeting on Tuesday, September 14

PTSA General Meeting on Tuesday, September 14
We invite you to join the first general meeting of the year with your PTSA family and discover new ways to support our Comm(UNITY), even in this challenging time!

This is a great opportunity to learn about the structure and functioning of Cherry Crest PTSA and how we work with staff, students and families. Some unique topics at this month's meeting will be:

• Principal Dusty will share information about volunteer access to the school, vaccine status, update us on how the first weeks of school have gone, and provide information on how families can partner and work together to support their children. 
• You will get to take part in reviewing and approving the 2021-22  budget and standing rules.

We  hope to see you there!

Your PTSA family

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Volunteer Opportunities

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

Join the Communications Team!

Join the Communications Team!
The Communications team needs your help with the Chatter newsletter, the PTSA Website or the student Directory – you choose any one or more!

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School and District News

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

Back to School Supplies Announcement

Back to School Supplies Announcement
As a result of virtual instruction last year and limited use of school supplies, it is not necessary for families or students to purchase or provide any bulk school supplies. Instead, the school will provide all basic school supplies through the year. Your child’s teacher may make individual requests for unique or nonstandard items.

While not mandatory, students in Grade 2 and Grade 5 may wish to bring some of the suggested personal items (not shared with other students) listed at in this article on the BSD Cherry Crest Website: https://bsd405.org/cherrycrest/2021/08/supply-lists/

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Essential Back-to-School Information

Essential Back-to-School Information
Principal Dusty Steere hosted a virtual parent informational session on Aug 24, and discussed essential topics about safety and health, lunch arrangements and recess, transportation, school supplies, BSD Virtual Academy, and other related topics.

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Quarantine After Travel Requirements

Quarantine After Travel Requirements
Anyone unvaccinated who travels out of state should quarantine for 7 days when they return to Washington. They should also take a COVID-19 test after the 3rd day of quarantine.

Please keep this in mind as you plan your end of summer travel! For further information about Bellevue School District COVID-19 safety protocols, including travel guidance, please see:
https://bsd405.org/services/health/covid-19-health-and-safety/

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Reporting Absences

Reporting Absences
Whenever your student will be tardy or absent, please email cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org by 8am.

Please include your child’s first and last name, their teacher and the reason for the absence.

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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.

Sammamish Mini Cheer Camp on 9/11

Sammamish Mini Cheer Camp on 9/11
The Sammamish High School cheerleaders are having a mini-camp for elementary and middle school students on Saturday, September 11th, from 9am – 12pm.

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After School Care at Kids Klub Child Development Center

Kids Klub offers after school care with transportation from Cherry Crest elementary. For more details, see the website at https://kidsklubcdc.com/bellevue-enrollment-process/.

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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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