Camp Kindness Counts: Art Summer Camp Open for Registration

Camp Kindness Counts and East Shore Unitarian Church invite you to a full-day, in-person Summer Camp: June 27 – July 1, 2022!

East Shore Unitarian Church teaches the wisdom of world religions and helps kids to create justice and peace in the world. Camp Kindness Counts believes in the power of kindness to build a happier healthier world and together, we imagine a world of empowered kids bringing their voices and visions for the greater good of our world!

Please consider joining us for an in-person camp this summer. Children will learn through projects, games, exercises, and reflection!

Ukraine Fundraiser and Neighborhood Get Together

A few former Cherry Crest students formed a Cherry Crest neighborhood organization. This volunteer organization, Neighboring Ties, assists senior citizens that need help with physical tasks which they may find difficult to do by themselves. Over the last month they have come up with a new idea: A neighborhood fundraiser to support Ukraine.
 
Their idea was to get the families of the Cherry Crest neighborhood together on the Cherry Crest grounds. They will serve refreshments and request donations to support Ukrainian families. They are collecting donations through GoFundMe – meaning that all money given will be directly wired to the fundraiser of choice, Razom for Ukraine.

FOREST SUMMER CAMP 2022

FOREST SUMMER CAMP 2022 
Bridle Trails State Park

When: July 18th-22nd; 1-4pm
Where: Bridle Trails State Park:  5300 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
Cost: $200

Discover Pass included – Distributed on the First Day

Led by Washington State Certified Teachers who live in the neighborhood.

Engaging youth is a priority shared by the Bridle Trails Park Foundation and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY, APRIL 15th

Students Entering Grades 1-6

FOREST FRIENDS: 1st & 2nd Grade 

NATURE DETECTIVES: 3rd & 4th Grade

TREES & TECHNOLOGY: 5th & 6th Grade

 482 ACRES

An important urban forest uniquely and wonderfully shared by pedestrians & equestrians.

More information at: https://www.bridletrails.org/forest-summer-camp-2022

Bridle Trails Parks Foundation

www.bridletrails.org

Email us: btpf@bridletrails.org

Forest Summer Camp Flyer 2022

Planet Youth Project – Spring Classes Starting!

Planet Youth Project (https://www.planetyouthproject.org/) is a teen-led nonprofit organization based in Sammamish, Washington. We bring together high-achieving high school students to collaborate on climate outreach efforts. As part of our mission, we offer free programs to local elementary school kids introducing them to climate change with an engaging curriculum focused on action.

The spring session of the Planet Youth Project will be starting as early as April 23rd, and includes several free, 8-week class options:

1. Sustainable Living (all grades): Mondays at 4:30-5:30PM, from April 25th to June 13th
2. Intro to Climate Change, Grades 1-3: Tuesdays at 4:30-5:15PM, from April 26th to June 14th
3. Intro to Climate Change, Grades 4-5: Wednesdays at 5:30-6:30PM, from April 27th to June 15th
4. Environmental Innovations (recommended for grades 4-5): Saturdays at 2:00PM, from April 23rd to June 11th

We strongly recommend starting with one of our intro classes, but it’s not a requirement!

Please visit https://www.planetyouthproject.org/programs/ for spring sessions!

Scouts LOVE the Park event

Opportunities to work on Environmental Stewardship Badges
Cub Scouts & Scouts BSA: Saturday, April 30th
GSA: Sunday, May 1st

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED
Program Reservation Fee: $13.00
NOTE: This fee is refunded 100% upon participant completion on event day.
This is not a drop-off event. Scouts must be accompanied by an adult or follow their scout adult/child safety ratios.
Adult chaperones are free. Registration is by individual scout, not by troop or den. Please contact us at bridletrailsparkfoundation@gmail.com if you would like to register a group (program registration fees per scout apply).
Please bring your own water bottle and snacks.
Earned official badges or achievements are not included.
These events take place outdoors, rain or shine!
Certified teachers, Foundation Volunteers, and Washington State Parks Staff will welcome scouts, facilitate activities, and participate in pedestrian/equestrian safety exercises before scouts discover and navigate organized trail adventures with scout chaperones/parents.
Here is a link to the info page on our website: https://www.bridletrails.org/scouts-love-the-park

ScoutsLovethePark Flyer: https://www.cherrycrest-ptsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/scoutslovethepark-1.pdf

Forest Summer Camp 2022

Bridle Trails State Park, 482 ACRES
When: July 18th-22nd; 1-4pm
Where: Bridle Trails State Park: 5300 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
Cost: $200

Discover Pass included – Distributed on the First Day
Led by Washington State Certified Teachers who live in the neighborhood.
Engaging youth is a priority shared by the Bridle Trails Park Foundation and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY, APRIL 15th

Students Entering Grades 1-6
FOREST FRIENDS: 1st & 2nd Grade
NATURE DETECTIVES: 3rd & 4th Grade
TREES & TECHNOLOGY: 5th & 6th Grade

An important urban forest uniquely and wonderfully shared by pedestrians & equestrians.
More information at: https://www.bridletrails.org/forest-summer-camp-2022
Bridle Trails Parks Foundation: www.bridletrails.org
Email us: btpf@bridletrails.org
Forest Summer Camp Flyer 2022: https://www.cherrycrest-ptsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Forest-Summer-Camp-Flyer-2022.pdf

Free Chess Lessons Offered by District Students

425 Kids Chess, a group of middle and high school students in the Bellevue school district, offers free online chess lessons for students of all ages!

Sign up for recurring 1-on-1 lessons tailored to your student’s level throughout the week, or group lessons to learn with peers during the weekend. If your child is interested in learning to play chess or to develop their skills, then check out our available classes on http://425kidschess.com, or contact us at 425kidschess@gmail.com.

Food Drive 3/7-3/11 at Cherry Crest

Cherry Crest is hosting a Food Drive the week of March 7-11 to benefit Renewal Food Bank in Bellevue.

This food drive is organized by 5th graders from Girl Scout Troop 41164 as a part of their Bronze Award service project to raise awareness for food insecurity in our community. Troop 41164 has girls from both Bennett and Cherry Crest, and are hosting a concurrent food drive at Bennett Elementary.

Food drive donations (see http://t.ly/UNVU for list) can be dropped off in the marked collection bins located in each of the grade-level wings, in the entrance foyer, and outside the covered area in front of the school. These donations will be gathered by the girls daily and delivered to Renewal Food Bank at the end of the food drive.