Volunteers needed this Friday for the Bookfair

Volunteers needed to make our book fair a success!

• Friday, March 4th, after school from 2:30-5:30pm (Older kids can help too!)
• March 7th–10th during sales times

As a volunteer your BSD background check must be current and you’ll need to comply with BSD’s vaccination requirements.

Click through for full details!

PTSA General Meeting Tonight, March 8 at 7:00pm

Please join us at our Cherry Crest PTSA General Membership meeting, Tuesday March 8th, via Microsoft Teams. Principal Steere will discuss various topics including the ‘Time Capsule’. We invite all families and community members to attend (PTSA membership is not required!).

Cherry Crest’s School Counselor, Mykela Fantone, will join us to discuss the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and the supplemental lessons she provides our students throughout the year. Learn the importance and why behind social-emotional learning, understand the district-wide curriculums used at the elementary level and see how you can access more information to reinforce these lessons at home. Questions? Contact your PTSA Co-President at president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Parent and Caregiver Education: Positive Discipline

Sahara Pirie from Sound Discipline facilitated a workshop on “Parenting with Courage and Connection”.  The recording (https://youtu.be/Cg39NabLWTA) is available now through April 4. 

You can also access the Self-Regulation Tools (https://www.sounddiscipline.org/self-regulation-tool-cards/) and handout (https://bit.ly/33lZmaW).  If you attended the workshop or view the recording, please fill out the survey (https://bit.ly/3BgSok5) afterward. 

For more in depth information, consider registering (https://bit.ly/3BhXv3n) for Sound Discipline’s upcoming 6-week workshop on “Parenting with Courage and Connection” starting March 31.

Art Reflections Update

Congratulations to 5th grader Veda Ramachander whose Poem “Me and My Pencil” has been awarded an Award of Excellence at the Bellevue PTSA council level of the Art Reflections Program. Her entry will now go forward to the state level.

Thank you for all who took part in the program and all those who supported it

Volunteers Needed For Bookfair March 7-10

March 7th – 10th will be this year’s Scholastic Bookfair and we need several volunteers to help in the library. This year all sales will be done by e-wallet or credit card, making it much easier for volunteers and staff. There will also be set up on the 4th and take down on the 11th .There are a variety of ways to help, and it is fun to work with other parents during this event. As a volunteer you will need to meet the BSD background check and vaccination requirements, so contact us right away.

Please sign up to volunteer here (https://bit.ly/3uOXqD4) and contact bookfair@cherrycrest-ptsa.org with any questions.

March Staff Appreciation: 2nd Grade Families

staff appreciation

Thank you teachers and staff!

Each month one grade level of Cherry Crest families show appreciation for our outstanding educators by providing food, beverages and paper products for all teachers and staff. Most items can be sent in with your student to be dropped off in the Main Office.

Parents of 2nd Graders: Sign up (https://bit.ly/3rMoukz) to participate to donate items on March 2nd, 4th and 16th. Thank you for helping us continue this tradition of gratitude.

Questions? E-mail staffappreciation@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Order Yearbooks!


Cherry Crest Yearbook captures your child’s memories of the school year. It will contain snapshots of the events of the year with a page dedicated to each classroom – this includes your child’s photo and name!

So don’t delay, Order now to avail of a special EARLY-BIRD price!

Place your order as soon as possible to secure your child’s copy of the yearbook. Kindly note that no extra copies will be available for purchase beyond the order deadline.

Price: $20.00 each

Spring Pre-Order Deadline: Friday, the April 22nd

Order Online Only – Lifetouch https://bit.ly/3GLceVt

Yearbook ID code: 1577522

PTSA Math Club Tests Their Skills

Around 50 RMS PTSA Math Club students met in the gym after school on January 19 to take a proctored exam on their laptops. This challenge, known as the AMC 8, is one of several competitions Math Club takes part in throughout the year, providing opportunities to test and grow students’ skills. Math Club students also participate in online and in-person (when possible) coaching sessions with adult volunteers and high school age coaches. Kudos to our math competitors and volunteers!

February Staff Appreciation: 3rd Grade Families

staff appreciation

Each month one grade level of Cherry Crest families show appreciation for our outstanding educators by providing food, beverages and paper products for all teachers and staff.  Most items can be sent in with your student to be dropped off in the Main Office.  

Parents of 3rd Graders: Sign up at http://t.ly/l2HM to participate. Thank you for helping us continue this tradition of gratitude. 

Questions? E-mail staffappreciation@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Parent and Caregiver Education: Positive Discipline

Sahara Pirie from Sound Discipline will facilitate a workshop on “Parenting with Courage and Connection” on Friday, February 4 from 8:30-10:00am (Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83021426319). All parents and caregivers are invited to attend.

Parents are often challenged by power struggles and whining, arguments over chores, sibling fights, bedtime problems, clashes over homework and screen time, and other issues. This workshop provides an introduction to skills and tools that get to the core of conflict and bring more peace and joy to your home.

Learn how to:

• Use basic brain science (adult and child) to improve behavior at home
• Build connections to share your values and culture
• Discipline with kindness and firmness.

Parents will leave this workshop with several new simple, respectful parenting tools to use right away!