Dear Cherry Crest Parents,

Welcome to the last week of the school year! There are few years we are as grateful to have behind us as this one. Thank you to our amazing community for making it through this challenge together!

Thanks to your generous donations we have continued to provide Cherry Crest students with additional General School Assistants to help in virtual classrooms and in person at school. Curriculum Enhancement Activities this year were a bit different but we were still able to have fun and engaging activities for every grade (ToyMaker, Animal Encounters, Nature Vision, Pacific Science Center, Author Visit for storytelling and writing workshop).

Cherry Crest is lucky to have so many parents who care and contribute to making it such a unique and successful school. While everything this year has been “beind the scences” we know you were still helping in the classrooms, with fundraisers, yearbook, pictures, the directory, enrichment activities as well as so many other unseen helping hands, from home and during late evening hours. We are ever so GRATEFUL to be part of such comm(UNITY) and we THANK YOU all!

A huge thank you to our wonderful Executive Committee members – Dave Fandel, Peggy Yu, Alison Payne, Lubdha Khandelwal, Sarit Egozi, Erin Miller, Ksenia Tschahhirov, and Neha Bhuta for their dedication and willingness to serve our Comm(Unity) this year!

We would like to give a special thank you to our Communication Team, who EVERY WEEK delivers to you the Chatter, updates the PTSA website and keeps the PTSA Facebook page up to date. Thank you, Heather Sherman, Charanya Madan, Di Wang, Amy Karlson, and Vasu Jain!

On behalf of the Cherry Crest PTSA, we wish you a very great summer! Good luck to our 5th graders getting ready for the middle school adventure and looking forward to meeting new students and families joining us in the fall, in person!

Yours,
Britt Heath and Reetika Saxena
2020-2021 Cherry Crest PTSA Co-Presidents

Highlights this Week:

Get ready to show your spirit and participate in Virtual Field Day next week!

Attention ALL parents! We need volunteers in different areas like 5th grade promotion ceremony on June 16, filing taxes as well as being the co-president. Please consider volunteering, and check out our webpage for more details and times!

Find out how to get your yearbook (if you ordered one).

Meet the dedicated PTSA volunteers who won this yea’rs Golden Acord Awards!

Meet up with  other parents and let your kids have some fun in the playground over the summer.

Check out the several summer and fall recreational opportunities that have been announced in our community bulletin.

THIS WEEK

6/14-6/18All WeekSpirit Week
6/16Wednesday Grade 5 promotion ceremony
6/18FridayVirtual Field Day

NEXT WEEK 

6/22TuesdayLast Day of School

UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR 

9/1WednesdayFirst Day of School (Grades 1-5)
9/3FridayFirst Day of School (Kindergarten)
9/6MondayLabor Day: NO SCHOOL

SCHOOL NEWS

Family Running Club Update

As the family running club wraps up, we want to congratulate our student milestone achievers! Special thanks to our parent volunteers who made this club possible: Saloni Gupta, Kathy Hotchkies and Yingsi Li.

Also, thank you to Assistant Principal Erin Stedman who has been presenting students with Certificates of Achievement in class and to parent Nhimy Chung who started running club last school year before Covid halted it.

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Summer Playdates at Cherry Crest

Join us for summer fun on the school playground to meet neighbors and get to know next year’s classmates.
Kids of all grades welcome at all times—this is a very informal gathering!

Every Wednesday:

– K – 2nd at 2:00pm
– 3rd – 5th at 4:00pm

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Spirit Week and Field Day Information

Students are invited to dress up for our spirit week!

Tuesday – Creative Hair/Hats/Wraps/Face Masks
Wednesday – Fancy Day
Thursday – Decades Day
Friday – Charger Pride/Athletic Gear

Field Day will take place on Friday, June 18th during your child’s asynchronous time at home.

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Summer Nutrition Services

Monday, June 21st will be the last day for grab & go meal pick up at our 5 curbside Meals2Go locations (Sammamish, Enatai, Newport Heights Highland and Tyee).

Summer Meal Kits available Thursdays beginning July 1st
To provide continued food support for children in our community, Nutrition Services will offer families a 5-day meal kit to be picked up 1 day per week throughout the summer. The kit will contain 5 breakfast entrees, 5 lunch entrees, fruits, vegetables & milk for each child.

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PTSA NEWS

Final Chance to Pick Up Yearbooks

Did you order a yearbook that you have not yet received? Remaining yearbooks for virtual students will be available for pickup on Thursday June 17th 12:15-2 pm. Please come to the doors outside the main office. Someone from the office will come outside to help you. This is your final opportunity to pick up your student’s yearbook this school year.

Note: there are no additional yearbooks available for purchase.

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WA State PTA Convention: Legislative Update

The Washington State PTA Convention was held virtually May 18-23. PTA members across the state networked with each other and learned from a variety of educational seminars. At the general meeting, voting delegates approved a few Bylaw Amendments. View the Approved Bylaw Amendments at http://bit.ly/3ghy8WC

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WSPTA Advocacy Webinar Materials Available

On June 8, 2021, the WSPTA Legislative Consultant Marie Sullivan led the webinar “All About Advocacy”, an overview of WSPTA’s actions during the 2021 legislative session. You can watch a recording of the webinar on the YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/igWDjUlNdTI and access the slide deck at http://bit.ly/3iEtR0X.

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DISTRICT NEWS

Opt in Text Messages from BSD

Did you know you can receive important alerts from BSD via text? Just text “Y” or “YES” to BSD’s short code number – 67587 – to receive text messages. If you ever want to opt-out, text the same number or reply to one of our messages with “Stop.”

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Interim BSD Superintendent Announced

The Bellevue School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Arthur (Art) Jarvis to the post of Interim Superintendent for the Bellevue School District.

He will start in Bellevue on July 1, 2021 and work with Acting Superintendent Eva Collins in the coming weeks to facilitate a smooth transition.

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Announcing BSD Virtual Academy

Bellevue School District is planning to fully reopen schools in the fall. If your family has health concerns due to COVID that make it unsafe for your child(ren) to return to K-5 classrooms in the fall then district will be offering a new “Bellevue Virtual Academy” as an online option for K-5 students.

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Dr. Duran Steps Down as BSD Superintendent

The Bellevue School District announces that Dr. Ivan Duran is leaving his position as Superintendent effective June 30, 2021. Dr. Duran was appointed Superintendent of the Bellevue School District in July 2017, after having served as a Deputy Superintendent in the Dallas School District. Dr. Duran plans to remain active in public education, continuing his passion for and commitment to equity by creating a sense of belonging for all students. . . .

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