Read-a-thon T-shirt Design Contest Winner!

The winner of the 5th grade Read-a-thon t-shirt design contest is Renee Richards!

It is a long-running Cherry Crest tradition that 5th graders enter a contest to design the annual school t-shirt. Renee’s design graces shirts given out to every Cherry Crest student to kick off the 2020 Read-a-Thon!

Thank you to all 5th graders who submitted their designs, and congratulations, Renee!

Presidents’ Thanksgiving Letter

During this time of reflection on what we are thankful for, the PTSA would like to thank our comm(UNITY) for supporting each other and our school in so many ways.

Optimizing Online Safety: Video Available Now Thru Dec 8

Last week, our community had the opportunity to join the virtual presentation: “Optimizing Online Safety: Safety for Parents in the World of COVID” presented by Christy Keating of Savvy Parents Safe Kids. The recording is now available.

Vote on Art Reflections Entries Next Week!

Next week, come view this year’s Art Reflections entries at flipgrid! On Tuesday, December 1st and Wednesday, December 2nd vote for your favorite entry in the theme of “I Matter Because…”

Connect With Cherry Crest Families


Thanks to all the parents who joined us for grade-level discussions last week! We’d encourage you to check out the PTSA family online directory to continue making connections with other families in your students’ classrooms or grades.

We’d love your feedback! We are considering doing similar events in future and would love feedback, whether or not you attended! Whether or not you were able to participate, please fill out our short survey to help us design future events for our community.

Pick Up Free Read-a-thon T-shirts Saturday, November 21st!

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Every Cherry Crest student will receive a PTSA-sponsored Read-a-thon t-shirt! Please pick up your student’s t-shirt this Saturday, November 21st. T-shirts will be available in the Cherry Crest covered area. 10 AM – 12 PM for grades K, 1, 2; 12 PM – 2 PM for grades 3, 4, 5). As always, please wear a mask and practice social distancing!

Shopping on Amazon? Remember to “Smile”!

Amazon Smile

Help Cherry Crest PTSA raise funds by selecting the PTSA 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.

Meet GSA Ms.Johnson

"Ms. Johnson provides invaluable support to our class. During our whole group instruction, she often helps students catch up after having a technology issue. She provides individual students the help they need, while allowing the class keep our pace. She helps me monitor student engagement and understanding during the meeting; and several times she’s had to rescue me when I’ve been kicked off calls. In the afternoons, she meets with students for extra practice and support with our assignments. I don’t know what I would do without her!"


GSA Testimonial

This week we hear from 3rd Grade teacher Ms. Therriault about the value of GSAs in her classroom this year:

On Wednesdays especially, our GSA is able to meet with students individually in order to finish up assignments, help with technology issues, and give general support. This week, she even scribed for a student on a Nearpod assignment that was mal-functioning for the student, leaving her completely stressed out and discouraged. Having the GSA spend time with her 1:1 was invaluable for this student’s self-confidence!

Ms. Therriault