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Upcoming Events

Wed, Feb 7 @6:00pm Spelling Bee Final
Fri, Feb 9 @6:00pm School Dance
Fri, Feb 9 @7:00pm Extended Online Auction Ends
Wed, Feb 14 @12:45-3:30pm Variety Show Tryout in Music Room
Thu, Feb 15 @3:00-5:45pm Variety Show Tryout in Music Room
Fri, Mar 8th 5th Grade Yearbook Cover Contest submissions due

PTSA NEWS

Volunteer Appreciation – Curriculum Enhancement Team Member

Shout Out to Nandhini – Fantastic Curriculum Enhancement Team Member!

Let’s celebrate Nandhini, a dedicated CE team member and mother to Kindergartener, Agni! Despite being new to Cherry Crest this school year, Nandhini jumped right in as a CE rep for Kindergarten.

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School Dance: Friday, February 9th from 6-8pm

Bring your family and enjoy some dancing, activities, desserts, and more. This will be a fun and memorable evening with your friends, family, and classmates!

The fun goes from 6-8pm at the Cherry Crest Gym.

5th Grade YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST!

Have a 5th Grader?

We need their help!! We invite all Cherry Crest Elementary 5th grade students to enter artwork for our Yearbook Cover Contest! Our panel of judges will select one entry to be on the cover of this year’s yearbook, in addition, the artwork will be modified to become the design for the Walk-A-Thon tee-shirt! We can’t wait to see what amazing artwork our students have to contribute this year. Rules for submission can be found on our yearbook website (where you can also make sure to purchase this yearbook of memory!).

ALL ENTRIES DUE MARCH 8th

Girls on the Run Returning to Cherry Crest!

The Girls on the Run Spring 2024 Season is right around the corner and we have limited spots available on the Cherry Crest team!

Girls on the Run is so much more than running. 3rd through 5th grade participants will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels, and learn important life skills.

Meetings take place at Cherry Crest and will be on Mondays and Thursdays, 2:30-4:00 pm.

Learn more here

Questions? Email: program@girlsrun.org or reach out to Mykela Fantone, Cherry Crest’s GOTR Site Coordinator at fantonem@bsd405.org.

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CCE GOALS Indoor After School Soccer!

When:  Wednesdays from 12:15pm – 1:35pm from 3/22 to 5/17 (excluding 4/12)

Location: CCE Multi Use Field

Cost: $215 per participant ($12 per registered player back to Cherry Crest PTA!)

Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, March 14  

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December Mini Holiday Book Fair and Art Show

Our annual PaperPie Book Fair (formerly Usborne Books & More) is coming to the Cherry Crest Library this week!

When: Tuesday Dec. 5th – Thursday 8th.

Hours: Open for shopping at lunch recess and afterschool each day (exact hours TBD) plus family night on Tuesday.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Lux, school librarian, at: luxja@bsd405.org or Ashley, PaperPie rep, at: AshleysBooks@outlook.com

Online Shopping at: www.BookYourShelf.com

Cherry Crest Art Reflections Contest submissions will be displayed all week outside the library for your viewing pleasure, thanks to our wonderful Cherry Crest PTA.

*All proceeds from the book fair go to support books and supplies for our Cherry Crest library. 😊

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Library Contest Winners

Congratulations! There were over 80 submissions to the Cherry Crest Library’s Annual Pumpkin Book Character/Book Cover Contest. Students in grades K-5 submitted paper pumpkins drawn with their favorite book and/or book character(s) represented on them using pencil, crayon, pen, water color, oil pastels, collages, etc. We have some creative and artistic Chargers! It was a difficult decision.

Congratulations Fall 2023 winners!

K: Ryan from Ms. Sin’s class
1st: Tie between Swastika from Mrs. Hayfield’s and Libby from Mrs. Depaola’s
2nd: Avi from Ms. Nolan’s class
3rd: Arush from Mrs. Tatterson’s class
4th: Akshaya from Ms. Iniguez’s class
5th: Tie between Bernice and Joudi, both in Mr. Regala’s class

**Prizes will be distributed the week of 11/6
***All paper pumpkins will be returned to students via their classroom teachers

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COMMUNITY NEWS

World Languages Culture Night at Odle Middle School

Come celebrate World Languages Culture Night at Odle this Thursday, February 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm!

This special world languages event features rich cultural experiences including live performances, cultural activities, and cultural foods. All Odle families and neighborhood communities are invited to join.

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STEAM Nights/Academic Day Camps offered by Wise Camps

Does your student enjoy science, technology, engineering, art and/or math? We invite students Pre-K (age 4+) through 5th grade to join our monthly camps during the 2023-24 school year! Wise Camps is offering five STEAM nights on Wednesdays from 5-7:30 p.m. where students rotate through five exciting stations and a Costco Pizza dinner is provided! Note: On Wed, Oct 18th join the Wise Camps team for a Halloween Themed evening. Cost of STEAM nights is $50.

Register today–spots are limited!

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Celebrate International Dot Day

Celebrate International Dot Day (K-5) with author Peter H. Reynolds Friday, September 15 | 10:00 AM PT

Sign up to join New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of The Dot, Peter Reynolds, and his twin brother Paul Reynolds who will challenge students to believe in themselves and find the courage to make their mark. This year’s event will be a very special 20th anniversary celebration of The Dot book and a peek at the new Dot Dot Dot musical!

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DISTRICT NEWS

Open Transfer, Choice Schools and Middle Schools

The Open Transfer and Choice Schools application period for the 2024-2025 academic year will take place from Monday, December 11, 2023, to Friday, January 19, 2024.  Check out full details of Information Nights and Open House Events here.

Choice Schools and Programs
Hindi Bilingual Program Information Night, Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Puesta Del Sol Elementary School Open House, Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Arabic Bilingual Program Open House at Ardmore Elementary School, Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Korean Bilingual Program Information Night, Thursday, December 14, 2023
Big Picture Middle School Open House, Wednesday, January 3, 2024
International School Open House, Thursday, January 4, 2024
Arabic Bilingual Program Open House, Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Middle Schools
Chinook Middle School Open House, Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Highland Middle School Open House, Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Odle Middle School Open House, Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Tillicum Middle School Open House, Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Tyee Middle School Open House, Thursday, January 18, 2024

Open Transfer and Choice Schools and Programs application period

The Open Transfer and Choice Schools and Programs application period for the 2024-2025 academic year will take place from Monday, December 11, 2023, to Friday, January 19, 2024.

Check out more information here.

Open House Events

Middle Schools

Big Picture Middle School Open House, Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Chinook Middle School Open House, Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Highland Middle School Open House, Tuesday, January 16, 2024

International School Open House, Thursday, January 4, 2024

Odle Middle School Open House, Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Tillicum Middle School Open House, Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Tyee Middle School Open House, Thursday, January 18, 2024