Seeking Delegates for Legislative Assembly

Cherry Crest PTSA is looking for 3 more members to represent us as voting delegates at the Virtual Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly on October 23-24.  Please send in your name to president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org before Oct 10, 2021, if interested.

Washington State Parent Teacher Association (WSPTA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the well-being and education of all children.  This October PTA/PTSA members across Washington State will gather virtually to debate and vote on proposed or amended resolutions that impact WSPTA’s platform for advocacy.  During the two-day assembly, attendees can also attend education sessions focused on current issues and advocacy basics. Listen, learn, and lend your voice to issues important to your family!

Want to learn more, but not interested in being a voting delegate? All PTSA members are invited to register and attend online. The cost is $40.00. Not a PTA member yet? Join the Cherry Crest PTSA today and register to attend the Assembly!

Cherry Crest New Family Q&A Event

Join us Tuesday, October 5th at 7:00pm on Teams to learn tips for getting the most out of Cherry Crest. Parents from each grade level (plus a BSD Virtual Academy parent) will answer your questions and share personal experiences to help your family flourish!

Introducing Math Challenges

We are excited to introduce a bi-weekly Math challenge open to all students grade K-5! The first challenge will be posted on Sep 24 at https://www.mathinaction.org/cherry-crest-elementary.html. Complete by October 7th. Solutions will be posted on October 8th.

For any questions, please contact mathprogram@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Seeking PTSA Co-President

Are you or anyone you know interested in being a part of the PTSA? We are looking for a co-president to help guide the PTSA into the future. Lots of new changes are on the horizon due to the pandemic. A chance to refresh how the PTSA does things. It’s a great opportunity. And a fun group of people to work with!

Please contact nominatingcommittee@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.

PTSA General Meeting on Tuesday, September 14

We invite you to join the first general meeting of the year tonight with your PTSA family and discover new ways to support our Comm(UNITY), even in this challenging time!

This is a great opportunity to learn about the structure and functioning of Cherry Crest PTSA and how we work with staff, students and families. Some unique topics at this month’s meeting will be:

• Principal Steere will share information about volunteer access to the school, vaccine status, update us on how the first weeks of school have gone, and provide information on how families can partner and work together to support their children. 
• You will get to take part in reviewing and approving the 2021-22  budget and standing rules.

We  hope to see you there!

Your PTSA family

Welcome from the PTSA President

Dear Cherry Crest Parents,

On behalf of the Cherry Crest PTSA, I would like to welcome you to the new thrilling and exciting year of school and a new year of PTSA. Hoping this year to see everyone in person, we are really excited to be working with you and our wonderful teachers and staff at Cherry Crest to give our students the best possible school year experience, while keeping our mission in mind: “to positively impact the lives of children and families.”

PTSA Family Directory Updates

Directory

The Cherry Crest PTSA provides a family directory to all families at the school through an online service (DirectorySpot).

Only families who choose to share their contact information with the PTSA will be include (either listed or have access to the directory.)

The Bellevue school district only shares your information with the PTSA if you don’t opt out. As you perform the start of year information review in ParentVue, leave the following box unchecked for each student at Cherry Crest: ‘”By checking this box, I do not give permission to release my student’s directory information”.

Final Chance to Pick Up Yearbooks

Yearbook

Did you order a yearbook that you have not yet received? Remaining yearbooks for virtual students will be available for pickup on Thursday June 17th 12:15-2 pm. Please come to the doors outside the main office. Someone from the office will come outside to help you. This is your final opportunity to pick up your student’s yearbook this school year.

Note: there are no additional yearbooks available for purchase.

WA State PTA Convention: Legislative Update

The Washington State PTA Convention was held virtually May 18-23. PTA members across the state networked with each other and learned from a variety of educational seminars. At the general meeting, voting delegates approved a few Bylaw Amendments. View the Approved Bylaw Amendments at http://bit.ly/3ghy8WC

Renew Your PTSA Membership Starting in August

Look for a direct email from Member Planet for existing members and a link on the PTSA website for new members. Please continue to show your support for your PTSA as we keep working together our comm(UNITY).