National PTA Convention is Virtual June 17-26!

National PTA’s Convention will be held virtually Thursday, June 17 through Saturday, June 26, 2021. Normally held at different locations around the country, this is a unique opportunity to attend from the comfort of your own home.  All parents are invited to register and attend online.  The cost is $75.  Note: As a registered participant you will also be able to view most sessions on demand for up to 90 days after the event.  Seize the chance to expand your knowledge and skills through informative general sessions, workshops, meet-ups and the virtual Expo Hall!
 

Staff Appreciation – Thank you families

Thank You Families!

Together we created 52 care packages for teachers and staff! Last week we pampered teachers further with Padlet compliments, cards and flowers. We also provided coffee, lunch and snack bags thanks to your monetary donations. Teachers and staff felt honored and humbled by the amazing support from families. Thank YOU for continuing this meaningful tradition of gratitude!

Community Gathering to share the stories of the crisis in India

We know that many families and parents may be struggling with the loss of loved ones due to Covid, particularly families with ties to India. In an effort to support our community, members of our PTSA are scheduling an opportunity for families to connect virtually in a Teams support and sharing meeting on Friday May 7th at 7 pm.

PTSA General Meeting is Tuesday, May 11, sign on at 6:45pm

Please join us at our Cherry Crest PTSA General Membership meeting, tonight, May 11th, at 6:45pm via Microsoft Teams.

We would love for all families and community members to participate and you don’t need to be a PTSA member to attend.

At this last meeting of the year, we will be reviewing and voting on next year’s budget as well as discussing what things are important to you for the PTSA to consider implementing next year.

Spring Fundraising Wrap-Up

On behalf of the PTSA we want to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Spring Fundraiser! Contributions will continue to be tallied over the next few weeks, but we are very grateful for the $20,560.00 that have been recorded to date! Please feel free to keep an eye on the fundraiser page which we will continue to update with the final contribution amount.
 
We’d also like to extend a warm congratulations to the students of Ms. Therriault’s class who will receive an extracurricular experience of their choosing for being the class with the highest level of participation as well as the highest total donation amount!
 
Some final notes: if you donated during the drive, please don’t forget to request a company match if you haven’t done so already! And if you happened to miss the deadline, fear not! Your donation is always welcome. 
 
With Gratitude,
Amy and Summer
Spring Fundraising Chairs

News from the National PTA Legislative Conference March 9-11, 2021

This year’s National PTA Legislative Conference (LegCon) was held virtually on March 9-11, 2021. The purpose of the conference is to gather PTA members from across the nation to network with fellow PTA advocates, meet with your members of Congress, hear PTA advocacy success stories and learn how to shape public policy on Capitol Hill and at home. Cherry Crest PTSA’s Legislative Chair attended and met virtually with Congressional Staff from the Offices of Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria Cantwell and Representative Adam Smith.

Washington State PTA Convention is May 18-23, 2021

The Washington State Parent Teacher Association (WSPTA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the well-being and education of all children.  At this year’s Convention, PTA members across Washington State will gather together virtually to attend live webinars, subject area panels offering expert advice on a variety of topics, and coaching sessions.  Listen, learn, and lend your voice to educational issues important to your family!

PTSA Fundraiser – Who Likes Magic?

Or perhaps we should ask: who doesn’t like magic?!?!? We could win a school-wide MAGIC SHOW if we can get 80% of our Cherry Crest Families to participate in our Spring Fundraiser! Any size donation counts towards participation and THIS Friday, April 9th, is the eligibility deadline for individual, classroom and school-wide prizes.