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January 18, 2022
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20 Thu Math Challenge #7 due
21 Fri Math Challenge #8 available

2/3 Thu Math Challenge #8 due
2/4 Fri Math Challenge #9 available
2/4 Fri Passport Club checkpoint
2/4 Fri Parent & Caregiver Education: Positive Discipline @8:30am


Childhood Anxiety Recording and Resources

Childhood Anxiety Recording and Resources
At the Jan 11 PTSA General Meeting, Dr. Diana Bastien, a clinical psychologist, presented a talk on anxiety in children.

• A live recording of her session will be available until March 2, 2022.
• Dr. Bastien also provided a list of recommended books and workbooks on this topic.

Click through to the PTSA website to access both the recording and the list of resources.

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After School Activities - Update

After School Activities - Update
Cherry Crest offers many activities that take place on-site after school, and many of them have delayed their start date to Jan 24.

Please note that the NW Badminton Program has been cancelled for Winter because of low enrollment, but should resume in Spring.

Visit for more details about all afterschool programs.

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Calling 5th Grade Parents - Memory Book Help!

Calling 5th Grade Parents - Memory Book Help!
Memory books are a long-standing Cherry Crest keepsake, given to each 5th grader as a memory of their time at Cherry Crest. We are looking for help with ideas of what to put in the book, help gathering content, and help putting the books together.

Please email to share you ideas or to volunteer your time!

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"Focus on Advocacy" week is January 17-21, 2022

"Focus on Advocacy" week is January 17-21, 2022
Sign up for the WSPTA Action Network to learn how you can impact legislation and budgets affecting your student's education!

Parent Teacher Student Associations (PTSAs) have the primary goal of advocating for ALL children.  While Cherry Crest PTSA focuses efforts at the school and district level, Washington State PTA leaders guide advocacy efforts at the state level.

Sign up at:

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School and District News

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

Library Updates and Volunteer training

Library Updates and Volunteer training
If you are interested in becoming a library volunteer, Mrs. Lux is offering more training sessions this month. 

THANK YOU so much for the current library volunteers who have been coming in to help check-in books, shelve books and help during class checkout time.

It makes such a world of difference for our librarian to be able to focus on students: helping them find books, making suggestions and answering questions they have during class time without tying up the line.

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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.

Free Tutoring through Mission InspirEd

Free Tutoring through Mission InspirEd
Mission InspirEd will be offering free, weekly classes for elementary and middle school students starting the week of January 23rd.

They have qualified instructors, teaching topics ranging from Introductory Business to Intermediate Java!

Spots fill up quickly, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible.

Learn more at or view the flyer for more information.

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