Order Yearbooks!

Yearbook

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!

Childhood Anxiety Recording and Resources

At the Jan 11 PTSA General Meeting, Dr. Diana Bastien, a clinical psychologist, presented a talk on anxiety in children.

• A live recording of her session will be available until March 2, 2022.
• Dr. Bastien also provided a list of recommended books and workbooks on this topic.

Click through to the PTSA website to access both the recording and the list of resources.

After School Activities – Update

Cherry Crest offers many activities that take place on-site after school, and many of them have delayed their start date to Jan 24.

Please note that the NW Badminton Program has been cancelled for Winter because of low enrollment, but should resume in Spring.

Visit https://afterschool.cherrycrest-ptsa.org for more details about all afterschool programs.

Calling 5th Grade Parents – Memory Book Help!

Memory books are a long-standing Cherry Crest keepsake, given to each 5th grader as a memory of their time at Cherry Crest. We are looking for help with ideas of what to put in the book, help gathering content, and help putting the books together.

Please email 5thgradeevents@cherrycrest-ptsa.org to share you ideas or to volunteer your time!

Curriculum Enhancement

The Curriculum Enhancement Team has been working with teachers to provide additional experiences to our students.  Thank you for your generous support to help make these events possible.
 
CE Spotlight of 2021
  • 1st grade students had a virtual visit from The Toy Maker where they learned about Light and Sound
  • 4th grade students had a virtual visit to the Pacific Science Center and learned about the “Night Sky”
  • 5th grade students enjoyed an Orienteering field trip with Eric Bone from Meridian Geographics and had a field trip right before the winter break to the MOHAI where they embarked on a scavenger hunt provided by the museum and checked out the special “Da Vinci” exhibit
 
Upcoming for 2022
  • 1st grade students will have a visit from Animal Encounter and meet some animals from Australia
  • 2nd grade students will have visits from The Toy Maker
  • 4th grade students will experience an “Oregon Trails Adventure” field trip
  • More to come…
Curriculum Enhancement (CE) works with teachers to bring in the best guest speakers, scientists, laboratory activities, performers, and musicians for enhanced learning opportunities. All are 100% funded by YOU, our parents; through generous donations to our fundraisers such as the Read-a-thon. Support PTSA fundraisers – they pay for these wonderful activities.