Staff Appreciation: 4th Grade

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 4th Graders: Sign up to participate.  Thank you for helping us continue this tradition of gratitude. 

Questions? E-mail

Holiday Shopping on Amazon? Remember to “Smile”!

Amazon Smile

Trying to get all your gift shopping done before Christmas?

Help Cherry Crest PTSA raise funds by selecting it 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.

Before you begin your gift shopping this season, please directly set your charity to Cherry Crest PTSA by clicking

No Chatter during Winter Break

Due to winter break, there will be no Chatter newsletters 12/21/2021 and 12/28/2021. The next issue will be published on 01/04/2022. Wishing everyone Happy Holidays, and see you in the new year!

Update on Art Reflections

Thank you to all those that took part We received 14 wonderful submissions, 10 visual arts and 4 literature. Several of the pieces have been sent on to the Bellevue PTSA council for the nest level where art work from all school in Bellevue that take part will be judged to go forward to the next level. View the entries on the padlet

Congratulations to the following students who were voted for in the Cherry Crest choice awards

Mitali Khaimar, 5th Grade, Ms Jessa with I will change the world by..

Akshaya Ramprasad, 2nd Grade, BVA with Protect the Earth

Aahan Prakash, 2nd Grade, Ms Wells with How to stop climate change = clean air

Read-a-thon Thank You!

Thank you for participating in the annual Cherry Crest Read-a-thon!
Our Principal Mr. Steere will announce prize winners later this week. Prizes will be delivered to students in their classrooms on Friday December 17th.
More information can be found here:

Questions? Please contact

Vote on Art Reflections Entries through Dec 4th

Art Reflections entries are now in! Come view the entries on the art reflections padlet from November 30th until December 4th 2021 and vote for your favorite one that fits the theme “I will change the world by…”

Results will be announced in the next few weeks.

Questions? Please email

Read-a-thon Donations and Minutes Due Friday Dec 3rd

Read-a-thon Donations and Reading Minutes due Friday December 3rd!!

Donate here:
Submit reading minutes here:

Thank you for participating in the Cherry Crest Read-a-thon and pajama day. Read-a-thon donations are due by Friday December 3rd to be eligible for prizes!

Thank You from the PTSA President

Even with all the additional chaos 2021 has presented us with, there is still so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. We’d even argue that one of the greatest gifts this challenging year has given us was a new perspective on the things we’ve been taking for granted all this time! A new perspective on just how grateful we are for the simplest of things. For this the PTSA would like to thank our comm(UNITY) for supporting each other and our school in so many ways. Thank you to our school professionals for their commitment every day to the students of Cherry Crest, for your dedication to education and organizational excellence in these difficult times and for striving to meet expectations, professionalism and cooperation. Also, I would like to thank our Cherry Crest families for staying connected and supporting students’ education through both in-person and virtual settings. I’m thankful for you showing your appreciation to our teachers, GSAs, and all our school staff. We, as a PTSA family are truly grateful for our comm(UNITY) and give you all our thanks!

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving,

Yours President
Reetika Saxena

Staff Appreciation for December 3rd: Kindergarten

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

Parents of Kindergarten students: December is your month! Sign up to participate at (due to the short month and upcoming break, all items are needed by December 3rd). Thank you for helping us continue this tradition of gratitude.

Questions? E-mail

Ready. . .Set. . .Read! Read-a-thon Starts Wednesday

Lunch with Principal Mr. Steere! Book selected by librarian Ms. Lux! These are some of the exciting prizes students can win by participating in the Read-a-thon.

The Read-a-thon is the first major Cherry Crest PTSA fundraiser of the school year. Students set reading goals, raise donations, read from November 24th to 28th (Thanksgiving break), and win exciting prizes! The details:

Read-a-thon kicks off with an all-school Pajama Day on Wednesday November 24th: send your kids to school in their PJs!