Picture Day is postponed until early next year

We are sorry for the confusion. In our discussions with Lifetouch (the photo vendor) and in trying to get a picture day set up for our families, an automated email went out with a date that is not correct. Please know we are making every effort to make picture day happen for Cherry Crest and that those pictures will be part of a 2020-21 yearbook. This is all not our normal process and ask for your understanding and patience.

Please contact us if you have any questions at president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Grade Level Family Connect Meetings on Tue, November 10th at 7:15pm

Grade-specific meetings in Microsoft Teams will be hosted by a grade-level PTSA volunteer. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with other families, learn how to navigate the Cherry Crest community, connect to arrange virtual playdates and more.

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 10th from 7:15-8:00pm immediately following the PTSA general meeting. Please join the PTSA Teams Meeting by 7:15pm where we’ll have grade-level meeting links available. Families with students in multiple grades are encouraged to move between meetings to expand their family networks!

Questions? email newfamily@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Spirit Gear Store Now Open for Business!

Craving a Cherry Crest sweatshirt? Looking for a mask to show your Charger spirit? The Spirit Gear store is now open!

New this year: tie-dye t-shirts, facemasks and new colors in multiple apparel types

The store will be live until November 18th to guarantee delivery before Christmas.

Math Challenge is Here!

We are excited to introduce a bi-weekly Math challenge open to all students grades K-5! The first challenge, posted at Math In Action is due on Nov 4th and solutions will be available on Nov 6th. See the Math in Action challenge calendar for future dates.
Participation certificates will be awarded to those who complete at least 10 challenges. We ask parents and students to self-grade these challenges and track completion. Once the last challenge is published in May, we will provide instructions to report participation.

For any questions reach out to: mathprogram@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Read-a-thon 2020 Is Coming!

Get ready to read!

Read-a-thon is an exciting schoolwide event and the first major fundraiser of the school year for the Cherry Crest PTSA, and 100% of the proceeds fund the PTSA school year budget.

Read-a-thon 2020 will take place over the Thanksgiving weekend, November 25th-29th, with a pajama day kickoff on the 25th!

Additional information will be communicated over the next few weeks. If you would like to volunteer to help with Read-a-thon, please email us at readathon@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.

Please Join the Virtual PTSA General Meeting on Tuesday Nov. 10

Please join us for our latest Cherry Crest PTSA General Membership meeting, Tuesday November 10th, via Microsoft Teams. You don’t have to be a member to attend – we encourage all families and community members to participate!

This meeting will start early and be very short to just cover the updated Standing Rules and a few announcements. We are doing this to make time for our first of the year community building event, “Grade Level Family Connect”.

  • 6:45-7:15pm – General Membership Meeting (Teams Link)
  • 7:15-8:15pm – Grade Level Family Connect

If you need technical assistance to attend the meeting, please email techbuddies@cherrycrest-ptsa.org. We do not have a way to dial in for a voice-only connection. Questions? Contact your PTSA Co-Presidents at president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.

Thank You 5th Grade Families

The PTSA and 5th grade staff would like to thank the G5 Families! This October, 5th Grade families contributed snacks, beverages and hand-made cards to make care packages for Ms. Atia, Ms. Hemker, Ms. Jessa, Mr. Regala, Ms. Tamayo, Ms. Gayle (GSA) and Ms. Schneider (Band/Orchestra). Together we spread joy to our Most Valuable Partners – our teachers. Thank you for being active in our Comm(Unity)!

“I appreciate the extra effort Cherry Crest Families went to in order to make me feel so special.”

Ms. Tamayo

“I am so humbled and honored. I love CC Chargers.” 

Ms. Schneider

GSA Appreciation in the Virtual Classroom

You may be curious about whether General School Assistants (GSAs) are being utilized in the virtual setting and what roles they are performing. From providing instruction in small groups to facilitating virtual recess, our students are benefiting from GSAs fulfilling many of the same roles they have in previous years.  This week we hear from the students in Ms. Maya Stevens’ 4th grade classroom about what they have appreciated about having GSAs Ms. Gayle, Ms. Johnson and Ms. Kelley in their virtual classes:

Meet GSA Durga G.

Durga G. is one of Cherry Crest’s GSAs and provides daily classroom support. One of the classes she works with is Susie Sung’s 4th grade class:

Durga has been a great support, providing extra help when we need it. For example, I remember there were several times during the first few weeks of school when she was able to meet on a separate call with students who were having specific tech issues. This was invaluable as it is very hard for the teacher to do this during live class time. She continues to provide whole class and small group support throughout the week. I am so thankful for Ms. Durga!

Susie Sung

Communications Team Seeks Newsletter Volunteer

Do you enjoy working with words? Like hearing news first? Looking for a flexible way to volunteer on your own schedule? Charger Chatter newsletter editors take turns condensing and formatting submissions to produce an informative weekly newsletter of interest to our families.
Please contact editor@cherrycrest-ptsa.org for more details!