CE end of the year message and volunteer recognition

With the return of in person learning, Cherry Crest enjoyed a year of fun enrichment opportunities in 2021-2022. Thank you to the teachers, volunteers and staff for helping us adapt to change and incorporate as many activities as we could to enhance learning for our students. All activities were funded by the PTSA through generous donations raised during our 3 major events, Walkathon, Auction and Readathon.

A huge THANK YOU to our awesome Curriculum Enhancement Coordinators. They worked tirelessly to get events scheduled, rooms booked, and volunteers coordinated.

Kindergarten – Kelli Heikkila & Wendy Kuo
1st Grade – Grace Chu, Mengye Guo & Jia Yan
2nd Grade – Sarit Egozi & Katherine Lee
3rd Grade – Allison Luhrs & Karen Ng
4th Grade – Minna Yan & Lily Yang
5th Grade – Erin Miller
Curriculum Enhancement VP – Monica Li

Thank you all for your help and support to make this school year a great success!

Spirit Week is June 6-10 ending with Field Day!

During the week of June 6-10, Cherry Crest students and staff are invited to show their school spirit and dress according to daily themes:

• Monday 🩳 Dress up or Dress Down Day: You can either come in your super comfy PJs or wear your fancy clothes
• Tuesday 🎩 Crazy Head Day: Come to school wearing your most creative hairstyle, hat, headwrap or decorated mask!
• Wednesday 🔴 Charger Pride: Wear Charger Spirit Gear and/or school colors (red/white/black combination)
• Thursday 🌈 Rainbow Day: A different color for each grade level: K – Red, 1 – Yellow, 2 – Blue, 3 – Orange, 4 – Purple, 5, – Green
• Friday 👕 Sportswear Day: Don your fastest sneakers and wear your blue Walkathon shirt to enjoy Field Day!

Running Club: Peace Torch Visit and Marathon Accomplishments

On May 20, runners from the Sri Chinmoy Oneness Home Peace Run spoke to students about their mission of spreading peace around the globe, performed their peace song and joined students for a few laps around the track with the peace torch.  Special thanks to Rupasi Young for including Cherry Crest Elementary on their route for the first time ever!

Congratulations to 5th graders Ender and Parker in Ms. Hemker’s class who both completed a marathon (26.2 miles) and were awarded certificates by Mrs. Stedman in class. Running Club is a free, optional club available to students during lunch recess every day except Wednesday. 
Questions? E-mail runningclub@cherrycrest-ptsa.org


5th Grade lawn signs!

Cherry Crest PTSA is proud to partner with the local vender Winners Sportswear for our 5th grade promotion lawn signs. These are a fun and optional way to show support for your outgoing 5th grader. Order at http://t.ly/8_Od (cost: $16.95)

If you need financial assistance, please reach out to the front desk and ask about the PTSA Neighbor-to-Neighbor fund.

Congratulations, 2022 Golden Acorn Award Recipients!

Each year, the PTSA presents Golden Acorn Awards to volunteers who have given outstanding service to the Cherry Crest Comm(UNITY). 

Awards were presented at the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, May 20th, graciously hosted by Cherry Crest Faculty & Staff to honor and thank all our school volunteers. 

Congratulations and thank you to this year’s recipients:

• Amy Karlson
• Richard Krueger
• Yin Wang

PTSA General Meeting Tonight at 7:00pm

Please join us at the PTSA general meeting next Tuesday.

Being a parent and a part of the PTSA family, you are welcome to join and discover new ways to support our Comm(UNITY).

This is a great chance to learn about the structure and functioning of Cherry Crest PTSA and how we work along with staff, students and families.

You will be witnessing the approval of the 2022-2023 budget in this meeting. We hope to see you there!

Principal Steere may also discuss demographic projections for staffing in the coming year and will talk about Field Day.

Volunteers needed Friday, May 13!

As part of Walk-a-thon, several classes won a party in the gym on Friday, May 13. PTSA supplies the activities, but we need volunteers to run the games. Please sign up if you can help during these special celebrations for our students. Questions? E-mail walkathon@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

The Communications Team Needs your help!

The PTSA Communications team has two volunteer openings for the 2022-2023 school year.

We seek a VP for Communications, who oversees the work of the volunteers who assemble the weekly Charger Chatter newsletter, the PTSA website, the Facebook page, and and maintains the online student directory. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours/week. Technical knowledge is not required!

Second, we seek one or more volunteer newsletter editors to assemble the weekly newsletter from news posts on the Cherry Crest PTSA website. The newsletter editor collaborates closely with the PTSA webmasters, ensuring recent news postings are presented in the newsletter as effectively as possible. Preparing the newsletter takes 1-2 hours on the weekend. The skills needed to produce the newsletter from our WordPress website are easy to pick up, so no prior skillset is required.

If you are interested in joining this motivated team of volunteers, please contact VP.1@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.

Know a Great Volunteer? Help Recognize Them!

The Golden Acorn Award is given for outstanding volunteer service and dedication to our children.

Nominations for Cherry Crest PTSA Golden Acorn awards will be accepted through Saturday, April 30th, 2022.