Spelling Bee 2023

Cherry Crest Spelling Bee registration is now open for the preliminary round in early December.

How to sign up: Complete the form for each student participant (grades 1-5) by December 1st.

Date: Tentatively Wed., Dec. 6

Cost: The Spelling Bee is sponsored by the PTSA and is free of charge.

How it works: All students registered can download the word list starting October 24, 2023 from the Cherry Crest PTSA website. At the preliminary round, all participants will be grouped by their grades. Top performers in each grade will enter the final round in early spring 2024. The Champion from the final round will represent Cherry Crest in the Regional Spelling Bee contest.

Seeking Delegates for Advocacy

Washington State Parent Teacher Association (WSPTA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the well-being and education of all children. This October PTA/PTSA members across Washington State will gather virtually to debate and vote to amend current issues or to add new, emerging issues to the supported list for WSPTA’s platform for advocacy. During the two-day assembly, attendees can also attend education sessions focused on current issues and advocacy basics. You can pick and choose what to attend. Listen, learn, and lend your voice to issues important to your family!

All PTA members are invited to register and attend online. The cost is $35.00. Not a PTA member yet? Join the Cherry Crest PTSA today and then register(https://whova.com/portal/registration/legis_202310/) to attend the Assembly.
Want a more active role? Cherry Crest PTSA is looking for 3 more members to represent us as voting delegates. Register(https://whova.com/portal/registration/legis_202310/) yourself as a voting delegate by noon on Thursday, October 5th. Questions? Contact legislativerep@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.

PTSA Family Dinners

Join fellow classmates and their families for dinner in the school cafeteria! Meet your child’s new classmates and reconnect with friends. All family members, including siblings, are encouraged to attend. PTSA leaders, Principal Erin Stedman and Assistant Principal Amy Chu are excited to connect further with families at this event.

Families can pre-order dinner(https://www.cherrycrest-ptsa.org/events-calendar/family-dinners/) (Qdoba buffet with meat, rice, beans, fajita veggies, chips, etc) or bring their own. Seating will be by class so you can build strong relationships early. Dinner is from 6:00-7:00pm followed by time on the playground until 7:30pm. Questions? Contact familyfun@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.

Call for Art Reflections Submissions

Reflections Art Submissions are Due November 17th!

This year’s theme is “I am Hopeful Because…” and art categories are Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts

Get inspired and Learn more

All submissions will be exhibited in the school and students can vote to pick the People’s Choice.

For more information send an email to reflections@cherrycrest-Ptsa.org

PTSA Family Dinners

Mark your calendars to join fellow classmates and their families at our grade level Family Dinners in October! PTSA leaders, Principal Erin Stedman and Assistant Principal Amy Chu are excited to connect further with families at this event. Families will have the option to pre-order dinner or bring their own like last year. Seating will be by class so you can build strong relationships early. Stay tuned for further details.

Student and Family Directory

The 2023-24 Student and Family Directory will be updated shortly after classroom placement has been completed. Using BSD’s ParentVue (be sure to “opt in” to listing your student (under Release of Information About Your Student, uncheck “By checking this box, I do not give permission to release my student’s directory information).

Only families listed will be able to login to the directory and view class lists.

Questions? Contact directory@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Staff Appreciation Throughout the Year

Each year Cherry Crest families show their appreciation for our outstanding educators by volunteering to provide food, beverages and paper products throughout the school year to stock the staff room as well as encourage teachers and staff with periodic breakfasts. Each Grade is assigned one month to focus their efforts and many items can be delivered by your student.

Check the website for more information: https://www.cherrycrest-ptsa.org/staff-appreciation/

Running Club Ends June 16th

Let’s get those last miles in! Running club will conclude for the year on June 16th. The final awards will be handed out on June 20th. Congratulations to the 43 students who have run a marathon, or 2 or 3! Read more to find out who!

Math Challenge Completion

Math Challenge Program has completed this school year, we have 10 students who has completed at least 10 sets of Math Challenges, great work! Certificates and prizes have been distributed. We are looking forward for more participations next school year, keep up the great work all!