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November 2, 2021
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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Upcoming Events

4 Thu Math Challenge #3 due
5 Fri Math Challenge #4 available
5 Fri Passport Club checkpoint

9 Tue PTSA General Meeting @7:00PM
11 Thu No School: Veterans Day
12 Fri Principal Chat @8:30AM

17 Wed Reflections Art Program Submissions Due
18 Thu Math Challenge #4 due
19 Fri Math Challenge #5 available
23 Tue Picture day - Retakes
24 Wed Read-a-thon starts – All school Pajama Day!
25 Thu No School: Thanksgiving Holiday
26 Fri No School: Thanksgiving Holiday


Math Club Cherry Crest

Math Club Cherry Crest
Math Club Cherry Crest (MCCC) has one of the best records in elementary math competitions in Washington State. The PTSA is proud to offer all students in grades 3rd-5th an opportunity to join Math club this year as well.

Students will form teams and attend many competitions from the following list:

1. Math Is Cool
3. AMC8
4. Math Olympiad (MOEMS)

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Reflections is ON

Reflections is ON
Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2021/22 theme:

"I will change the World by. . . ."

Entries will be collected virtually on Wednesday November 17th, 2021. If any student is unable to submit work this way contact us and we will arrange to collect the art work.

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Ready. . .Set. . .Read! Read-a-thon starts Nov 24th

Ready. . .Set. . .Read! Read-a-thon starts Nov 24th
The Read-a-thon is the first major Cherry Crest PTSA fundraiser of the school year. Students set reading goals, raise donations, read from November 24th to 28th (Thanksgiving break), and win exciting prizes! The details:

Read-a-thon kicks off with an all-school Pajama Day on Wednesday November 24th: send your kids to school in their PJs!

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PTSA General Meeting is Tuesday, Nov 9 at 7:00pm

PTSA General Meeting is Tuesday, Nov 9 at 7:00pm
Please join us at our Cherry Crest PTSA General Membership meeting on Tuesday November 9th, via Microsoft Teams.

We would love for all families and community members to participate. You don’t need to be a PTSA member to attend!

Principal Steere will share information about the upcoming BSD COVID screening and diagnostic testing.

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Virtual WSPTA Legislative Assembly Oct 23-24, 2021 Recap

Legislative Assembly 2021
Voting delegates representing PTAs from across the state (including Cherry Crest!) came together and adopted three new resolutions and amended two existing resolutions on the Washington State PTA platform. Resolutions guide advocacy work from the local to the state level providing a broader scope for supporting policies that positively impact students.

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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

High School Volunteers Offer Reading Buddies Program for K-1 Students

High School Volunteers Offer Reading Buddies Program for K-1 Students
A group of local high school students are continuing their work as virtual Reading Buddies this school year – this time with both Kindergarteners and 1st graders!

Each Wednesday they host a Microsoft Teams meeting from 3:00-4:00pm to read with our students. This will include a read-aloud, discussion and comprehension questions, virtual activities like “I Spy,” and small group connection time with other students.

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BSD Covid Testing Guidelines and Nurse News

BSD Covid Testing Guidelines and Nurse News
COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing is coming to Bellevue School District schools by November 5, 2021.

You will receive communication from your school with the date, location and time that diagnostic and pooled surveillance testing will begin at your school.

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Children's Masks Needed

Children's Masks Needed
Students are using a large quantity of disposable masks supplied by the school.  Please remember to send your child to school with a mask every day and include a spare in your child’s backpack. 

Please also consider donating a box of disposable children’s masks to your classroom and/or the front office.  Thank you for supporting the health of our community!

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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.

SJCC "Hands on Hanukkah" Family Programming

SJCC "Hands on Hanukkah" Family Programming
The Stroum Jewish Community Center has created some wonderful Hanukkah programming at locations across the Eastside for families this year! 

SJCC has created a series of FREE pop up events, called "Hands on Hanukkah." SJCC Staff will be at six different locations throughout the Seattle area to celebrate the holiday with arts and crafts and tasty treats for children of all ages. We invite families of all faiths to join us and learn about the miracle of Hanukkah!

Eastside Locations:

·       Mercer Island Farmers Market on Nov 21 from 10am-3pm
·       Family Night at Redmond Lights on Dec 3rd at 5:30pm
·       Temple B’Nai Torah on Dec 4th from 12-2pm
·       Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights on Dec 4th from 4-6pm

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Sammamish High School Holiday Poinsettia and Wreath Sale

Sammamish High School Holiday Poinsettia and Wreath Sale
Each fall, the Sammamish High School Senior Parents sponsor a Holiday Poinsettia and Wreath Sale. These make wonderful gifts for family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. All proceeds benefit the current senior class & their graduation events!

Order by November 4th  at the link below and pick up in front of Sammamish High School on Nov 23rd  3:00 – 6:00pm:

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