GSA Spotlight: Kelley

Hi Kelley,I am SO thankful you made the Unit 4 math test A into a Forms! I normally use ThinkCentral, but now ThinkCentral is blocked from Adobe and kids can’t use it without Adobe running it. I panicked since I didn’t have another option, but was relieved to find the Forms as a plan B, so thank you! I will plan on having my students use the Forms for all future tests given that Adobe doesn’t work.

PTSA Meeting is Tue, March 9th, sign on at 6:45 PM

Please join us at our Cherry Crest PTSA General Membership meeting, Tuesday March 9th, via Microsoft Teams. We like all families and community members to participate and you don’t need to be a PTSA member to attend.

This month we have the Bellevue Education Association (BEA) representatives from Cherry Crest joining us. Heather Depaola, 1st grade and Patricia Gilbert, 3rd grade to talk about the BEA and their role with teachers at Cherry Crest.

March Staff Appreciation – First Grade Families

1st Grade Parents: March is your month!

Join fellow families to show your appreciation! This month PTSA will deliver care packages to Ms. Applegate, Ms. Hayfield, Ms. McGlennon, Ms. Snyder and Ms. Stillwell (GSA).

GSA Spotlight: Mrs. Durga

Each week we highlight feedback from our teachers and families about the support they receive from our General School Assistants (GSAs). This week, 3rd grade teacher Ms. Therriault tells us about the impact Mrs. Durga has had in her classroom:

Mrs. Durga is amazing! She has been a wonderful help to me and my students. Currently she is monitoring my afternoon class on Monday to support students, the chat, and attendance. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons she meets with one of my small groups while I meet with the other group. She conducts lesson connected practice or games that I have designed to give students supported practice time. Finally, on Fridays, she runs recess groups for students to have a non-academic opportunity to connect with each other. I cannot say enough about how much Mrs. Durga helps me and the students. Thank you to PTSA for helping to fund all of our GSA support.

Ms. Therriault, Grade 3 Teacher

GSA Spotlight: Mr. Joe

Mr. Joe has been meeting with my daughter every day to support her in reading fluency. She looks forward to their meetings. It has been very successful.

Sheli Hadari, 2nd Grade Parent

Did you know that our biggest investment as a PTSA is funding more General School Assistants to help our teachers and students? Funding comes from parents and community members, through direct donations, corporate matching, and opportunities like Amazon Smile and “Give with Bing”. Read more about GSAs on the PTSA website!

PTSA Nominating Committee Wants You (and Your Friends)

The 2021-22 Cherry Crest PTSA Nominating Committee asks all community members for help finding volunteers for PTSA leadership positions for next school year.

We have Co-President, VP, Chairs and other executive roles open. Please submit names and contact information (your own or others who may be interested!) by end of day, Feb 12th (this Friday) and we’ll be in touch to tell you more about them.

Scholastic Book Fair (like everything else) is going virtual this year! 

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held on-line from February 22 to March 7th.

This will still be a wonderful opportunity to purchase books for your children, family and friends, as well as support our school! 100% of the proceeds are used to purchase new books and programs for the Cherry Crest library.

Please look for more details and information in the next Charger Chatter newsletter!

GSA Spotlight: Social-Emotional Needs

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Our GSAs are essential in helping our students with their social-emotional needs. They help new students become familiar with our school community and help them make new friends by providing much needed small group virtual recesses.

Ms. June Lee, 3rd Grade​

February Staff Appreciation – Second Grade Families

Parents of Second Graders: February is your month! Join your fellow families to show your appreciation! This month PTSA will deliver care packages to Mrs. Elms, Ms. Gibbs, Ms. Hanson, Ms. Ochoa (sub for Ms. Cordell), Ms. Wells, Ms. Johnson (GSA) and Ms. Brison (P.E.).

We are collecting items until Sunday, February 14th. Please see drop-off instructions on the signup sheet.

Congratulations on Art Reflections

The Cherry Crest Art Reflections program is pleased to announce that the following students who took part in this year’s Art Reflection “I Matter Because…” will move forward to the State level: Anvita Narahari, Purba Devi, Emma Shangwen Ye