Upcoming Book Events

Bigfoot Kids’ Book Festival – Saturday, Sept 9th

Brick & Mortar Books presents AMAZING children’s book authors for a FREE day of books and fun! Scheduled authors include: Vikram Madan (Bobo and Pup Pup author who visited Cherry Crest!!), Elie Peterson (How to Hug a Pufferfish author who visited Cherry Crest!!), Dan Gemeinhart (The Honest Truth author who visited Cherry Crest!!), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet series author and who has visited Cherry Crest!!), Ben Clanton (Narwhal and Jelly series author and who has visited Cherry Crest!!), Donna Barba Higuera (The Last Cuentista and Lupe Wong Won’t Dance author – who won the Newbery award!!), Liz Wong (I am Not a Penguin author), and many more!

Celebrate International Dot Day – 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!

World Minds Online Spanish Classes

World Minds Language 4 All has live and fun online Spanish classes. They start September 18th. Register at https://worldmindslanguage4all.com/

WISE Stem-themed Summer Camps

We have two things we’d love you to pass along to your parent community:

#1: Our popular STEM-themed summer camps sold out, but we were able to add more rock star teachers and classrooms at a new venue (Tyee Middle School in Bellevue), so we opened registration back up! www.wisecamps.com 

#2: We have limited spots for a Halloween-themed STEM night this fall on October 18th: https://wisecamps.com/minicamps/

Summer Camp Information (planning guide here!)

Girl Scout Recruiting Event this Wednesday at Bellevue Library

Girl Scouts is having a free recruiting event this Wednesday at the Bellevue Library. Bring your child and they will enjoy a fun activity while you all learn more about Scouting. I’m a former Girl Scout (2nd-12th grade) and a parent volunteer running a multi-level troop at Cherry Crest Elementary and the Girl Scout program is such a wonderful inclusive and fun space for girls to connect, grow, and learn! If you have any questions about Girl Scouts on a personal level, feel free to reach out!

Join Bellevue Junior Cheer

Make friends, have fun, and perform at football games! Register today at BellevueJrFootball.com/cheer/home to join the team for our fall football season! No experience required. Uniforms provided.

Theater Summer Day Camps and others at Northwest Arts Center

City of Bellevue summer day camp offering children a place to have fun, learn about the performing arts, gain confidence, and collaborate with other kids their age through the world of musical theatre. At Bellevue Northwest Arts Center: both indoors and outdoors activities for ages 8-12.


Odle Band – All that Jazz

We would like to invite you to All That Jazz, a night filled with music and desserts that will support the Odle Band Program! Here are the important details:

When: June 8th at 7pm
Where: Odle Middle School Commons
Why: We are still raising money to help support the cost for instrumental coaching and because it will be a lot of fun!
Who: Everyone! If your child is considering joining band in MS this is a great way to check out the band!

Tickets: Reservations for the evening are by donation. Please click on the (www.odlemusic.org/jazz-night) to get your ticket(s) and/or to simply donate. Tickets will sell out quickly so please purchase these right away!

Registration open for PSLA Day Camp At Cherry Crest this summer

This year, we have a maximum of 15 campers per week, with 2-3 counselors.
When: 9am-1pm, Mon.-Fri.
July 10-July 14: Lost in Space
July 17-July 21: Lights, Camera, Action!
July 24-July 28: Wild Imagination
July 31-August 04: Around the World in 80 Days
Where: Cherry Crest Undercovered Area
Cost: $125/week

For any questions, please contact Aarna at aarna.psla@gmail.com
To register or find more information, please visit: https://www.thepsla.com

STEM Opportunity for Girls in 3rd-5th Grade

GEMS (Girls Embrace Math and Science) is a math and science competition for girls in the 3rd to 5th grade that will tentatively take place on March 25th, from 9AM to 4PM.

Participants learn to work with each other and approach difficult STEM concepts in a thoughtful, logical way. Activities include robotics, building marshmallow towers, listening to guest speakers in STEM fields, free pizza, and more!

If you are interested in participating, please sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/S2s4B8YbcWQ67Mnx7

For more information, please check out our website https://www.girlsrockscimath.org/gems (it will be updated with accurate information soon!) or email us grism@girlsrockscimath.org

Free Robotics Camp at Sammamish High School during Mid-winter Break

The Sammamish high school robotics team is hosting a FREE robotics camp at Sammamish High school over mid-winter break! This camp will teach your students how to think like an engineer. From designing and programming robots to tackling STEM problem solving, your students will learn introductory coding and engineering skills from a robotics team who has qualified for World Championships. This is for all elementary school students, K-5, and is 100% FREE. It will be during mid-winter break, Tuesday through Friday or from February 21st to 24th. The camp will be at Sammamish High school (100 140th Ave SE Bellevue WA) from 9:00 am to 4:00pm, we ask that students bring lunch, and fill out a form you will be emailed once signing up. To sign up please use the link
We hope to see you there!
The Robototes | the Sammamish High school robotics team