2021 National PTA Virtual Legislative Conference (LegCon) is March 9-11

Seize the chance to expand your knowledge of the ins and outs of federal law, grow your advocacy skills, explore National PTA’s legislative priorities for the 117th U.S. Congress, and virtually meet with your federal representatives on Capitol Hill.

Register by February 4 for just $50 to participate in the Virtual Hill Day.

Meet GSA Ms.Gayle

Ms.Gayle knows American Sign Language and has a background in dance and theater. This week, she electrified the assembly by sharing a chant about identity

Meet GSA Ms. Kelly

Ms. Kelley is a GSA who spends a portion of her week in Ms. Maya Stevens’ 4th Grade classroom. Read what Ms. Sevens has to say about Ms. Kelly:

Ms. Kelley has a computer science background and as such consistently helps students and teachers troubleshoot with tech. As an example, she will make small groups or individual calls to students to work through technical hiccups or persistent barriers. She is consistently calling a group of students and has formed a tech team of sorts (students who learned a tech tip and now share that tip with others!) that shares the knowledge and increases out shared capacity on Teams. Yay for Ms.Kelley.

Ms. Maya Stevens

January Staff Appreciation – Third Grade Families

Parents of Third Graders: January is your month! Join your fellow families to show your appreciation! This month PTSA will deliver care packages to Ms. Lee, Ms. Morel, Ms. Repass, Mrs. Tatterson, Mrs. Therriault and Ms. Patti (Art).

Staff Appreciation for January: Third Grade Families

Thank you teachers and staff!

Parents of Third Graders: December is your month! Join your fellow families to show your appreciation! This month PTSA will deliver care packages to Ms. Lee, Ms. Morel, Ms. Repass, Mrs. Tatterson, Mrs. Therriault and Ms. Patti (Art).

We are collecting items until Sunday, January 17th. Please see drop-off instructions in the signup sheet.

Donation Request

As 2020 comes to end, there’s one last request we have for the year… please donate to the PTSA! We pay it forward: a portion of the money raised this school year provides for programs next year. We are only 28% to our goal to fund our programs for next school year (2021-2022).

Our donations support the hiring of General School Assistants (GSAs) who support teachers and students, keeping our student-to-staff ratio as low as possible.

PTSA dollars help fund Curriculum Enhancement opportunities that extend the school curriculum by bringing in outside experts and special events, and (when we return in person!) field trips and on-site visits. Opportunities range from programs like Passport Club and Math Challenges, to visits from children’s book authors, the ever popular Toy Maker and local science museums and nature organizations.

Please share with your family, friends, coworkers and neighbors. Please take advantage of any corporate matching programs available to you. Every dollar helps us in our goal to provide exemplary education and experiences to our children.

Thank you for your generosity and support. Donate now at donate.cherrycrest-ptsa.org.

Holiday Shopping on Amazon? Remember to “Smile”

Amazon Smile

Help Cherry Crest PTSA raise funds by selecting it as your preferred charity for the Amazon Smile program – Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the Cherry Crest PTSA. No cost is passed on to you. Before you begin your gift shopping this season, please directly set your charity to Cherry Crest PTSA!

All in a day’s work for GSA Sarah L.!

Each week we highlight one of the General School Assistants (GSAs) who have been working hard both in front of cameras and behind the scenes to support our teachers and students during distance learning. Here are some words from GSA Sarah L. . . .

CE Spotlight

Even-though there isn’t in-person learning, the Curriculum Enhancement Team has been working with teachers to provide additional experiences to our students. Thank you for your generous support and patience while the start of this school year has been modified.
CE Spotlight for 2020
  • Savvy Parents Safe Kids provided an all-school presentation “Optimizing Online Safety: Safety for Parents in the World of COVID”
  • 4th grade had a virtual visit to the Pacific Science Center and learned about the “Night Sky
Upcoming for 2021
  • 3rd Grade and 2nd Grade students will have a virtual visit from The Toy Maker.
  • More to come!
Visit CE page for more information on the workings of the Curriculum Enhancement Committee and its impact on our students.