Get Ready for an Exciting G5 Promotion Event

5th Grade parents, please join us to celebrate all 5th graders! The event will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 8:30 – 9:45 AM.
8:30-9:20 am: Memorable Ceremony in the Café and Gym
9:20-9:45 am: Social in the Undercover Area
9:45 am: Magic show, outdoor games, pizza lunch (only for students and volunteers)

New Family Information Night

Do you know a new family joining Cherry Crest Elementary this fall? All new families are welcome to join Mr. Steere and Mrs. Stedman for an informative night about all things Cherry Crest on Wednesday June 14th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Learn about arrivals, dismissals, bus transportation, after school care and more. Take a self-guided tour of the school and get signed up for Cub Scouts or Girl Scouts. See the invitation for full details.

Reflections Recognitions

Cherry Crest 4th grader Anastasiia Kozlova was awarded Outstanding Interpretation for her dance choreography The Beauty of Difference by Washington State PTSA Reflections 2022-23 program in the intermediate grade category.

Global Peace Run Visit on May 9

Cherry Crest Running Club is excited to welcome members of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness Home Peace Run on Tuesday, May 9th during lunch recess.  This global torch relay has teams run through over 100 countries with a simple goal – “to create a feeling of goodwill among peoples of all nations.”  Students will hear the runners’ message of peace and be able to join them for a few laps around the school track.  Questions? E-mail

School-wide Staff Appreciation Week is May 8-12

Thank you teachers and staff!

Monday, May 8 – Students bring flowers and cards for teachers and staff
Tuesday, May 9- PTSA sponsors make-your-own snack bags
Wednesday, May 10 – PTSA sponsors personalized Starbucks orders
Thursday, May 11 – PTSA sponsors catered lunch
Friday, May 12 – Families donate desserts for staff buffet

Thank you in advance for your contributions. Together we strengthen our community! Questions? Email:

K-2 Author/Illustrator visit coming up March 23rd

On Thursday March 23rd local author/illustrator Ellie Peterson will be presenting to all K-2 classrooms in three separate presentations in the library.  We are lucky enough (thank you BSF!) to have Ellie two years in a row at our school. 

Ellie often specializes in books that focus on science, including the topics of monarch butterflies, honeybees, our seasons and our planet earth.  Some students will also experience an “Eat With Ellie” lunch in the library where they can find out more about what it’s really like to work as an author/illustrator and ask more in-depth questions. Want to know more?  Visit her website:

*Look for a paper coming home next week if you would like to preorder one of her books to have signed and personalized for your student.

Thank you for supporting our Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Way to go Chargers!

You help raise $2,600  in books for the library and $1,700 in cash for future purchases.  The Scholastic Bookfair is valued part of making our library the best if can be for our students right here at Cherry Crest. Thanks to all of our volunteers and to the parents who supported the sale.

We look forward to doing it again next year.

Volunteers: Jeff Nemeth, Karin Hargrove, Neda Chaudhary, Zayna Chaudhary, Kelli Heikkila, Emma Rong, Yingying Bao, Alison Luhrs, Elena Razmpoosh, Shalini Prakash, Erika Dowd, Svitlana Lebedieva, Emily Crahan, Marcia Murray, Arija Young, Ashwini Kumar, Lucy Goddard, Qiuru E, Faranak Sorooshiam, Wendy Ko, Jennifer Provine, and Navaz Nekoo. Please let me know if I missed your name or if you are interested in helping next year.

Scholastic Spring Book Fair Week of March 3rd-9th

Cherry Crest will host the Scholastic Spring Book fair in the library the week of March 3rd-9th.  All proceeds will go towards NEW books for our library.  Back this Year:  Pencil Grams to support our BSD sister-school, Sherwood Forest. *Students can purchase a fun pencil ($1/cash only) to send to a friend or themselves.

Students may purchase books during lunch time and after school from Monday through Thursday. Wednesday the book far will be open until 1 pm and 4-6 for book shopping before Family Engineering Night!

You can send your child with cash or use the ewallet:

Interested in helping?

Bellevue Battle of the Books

Thanks to the hard work of our Cherry Crest Librarian Mrs. Lux, six teams of 4th and 5th grade students competed in the first ever Bellevue Battle of the Books (B.B.O.T.B.).  Each team read six Sasquatch Nominee books, created questions for each book and then studied for the competition.  Of the six teams, F.B.I. (aka Federal Book Investigators) advanced to represent Cherry Crest against Ardmore, Medina and Woodridge elementary schools.  Congratulations to Ardmore Elementary for winning the Final!   11 of the 18 elementary schools in the district participated in this pilot year.  We’re excited to see this competition continue next year.  Thank you BSD Librarians, PTSAs and Administrators for supporting this initiative!

Coming in March to Cherry Crest – the Scholastic Book Fair

Wanted: More parents to help with managing the fair along with Mrs. Lux and current parent co-chair. Do you love books and Cherry Crest? This is the perfect opportunity for you to get all your volunteer hours in at Cherry Crest in one week! We have a ton of fun unpacking and setting up the fair, selling books to kids at lunch recess and welcoming families in to the family afternoon/evening. Shifts and hours can be split/not required to be there for all times. Interested? Need more information? Contact Mrs. Lux at:

Dates: Friday March 3rd- Friday March 10th (set up on 3/3, sales 3/6-3/9 & takedown 3/10).