2002 Usborne Book Fair is December 5-9

Cherry Crest’s WINTER BOOK FAIR, with Usborne Books & More is December 5th through 9th.

Shop after school or during lunch recess these days (Friday lunch recess only – no after school sales) OR online anytime, now through December 9th at www.BookYourShelf.com

Arrival/Dismissal Help

Volunteers are needed daily at 7:40-8:05am and 2:20-2:45pm (*Wednesdays 12:05-12:30pm).  Check-in at the main office to get a yellow vest and instructions.  You will help direct drivers and student walkers to ensure traffic flows and everyone stays safe.  Please e-mail Connie Kramer at kramerc@bsd405.org with your availability.

Cherry Crest After School Programs

Cherry Crest front office is still working hard to provide a list of vendors for after school clubs.  All current programs are listed here and future ones will be added as info becomes available.

Lost and Found

We already have a large amount of lost and found items at the school as kids are still getting used to their new routines.

Please remind your kids to check the lost and found at the entrance of the school. Families can also check for it since it is kept outside the school’s front doors.

Bellevue Schools Foundation updates

Bellevue Schools Foundation: Invites You to a Block Party and Education Connections


Block Party Invitation


We invite you to join us in celebrating the 2022—2023 School Year with a gift in honor of your students, the entire school community, and BSF’s programming at Our Block Party from 11:00 AM –1:00 PM at Bellevue Downtown Park on Oct. 1. There will be food trucks, music, hands-on activities and lawn games for the whole family.


We hope to see you there!

Education Connections – Early Learning

September 29, 2022, 11:45AM – 1:00 PM, WISC Rainier Room (Taco bar lunch will be provided by Newport Knives)

Our Early Learning educators will discuss the value of early childhood education and the unique approach of the Bellevue School District. Gain insight into inclusive classrooms, tuition assistance, and the often unexpected benefits families receive from having a safe place for their kids during the work day. BSF is proud to support this important start to our students’ education.


Megan James, Early Learning Curriculum Developer

Rebecca Mayes, Special Ed Preschool Coordinator

Kellea Taylor, Preschool Operations Manager

Angela Rodriguez, Director of School Support

Library Volunteers Needed

Our wonderful Librarian, Mrs. Lux, is looking for volunteers in the Cherry Crest Library.  Volunteers help check out books to kids, check in returned books, reshelve books, help kids find books, and my person favorite, get to listen to Mrs. Lux read books while they check in or shelve books.  If you are interested in learning more about your kids class, I encourage you to volunteer while they are in library.  When you check out books you get to see each kid and learn their name.  It is a great way to get more out of the stories you hear from school.  Volunteer slots are short and are really rewarding.

Cherry Crest Library Volunteer Training (must attend BEFORE you sign up to volunteer in the school library) will be on Thursday Sept. 15th at 2 pm in the library.  You must already be an approved volunteer to volunteer at Cherry Crest Elementary by completing your background check.  If you are unsure of your volunteer approved status, please reach out to our school secretary Kathy Bessler.

Returning Library volunteers do not need to attend this training. 😊

Once you are trained, you can sign up to volunteer here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044AA8A92FA7F94-library1

On-Site After School Enrichment Classes

Cherry Crest will be offering a number of After School Classes and Clubs during the year, often in 6-8 week sessions. This year the clubs, dates, and times are not yet finalized due to issues related to space and building scheduling. In the past these clubs have included Magic, Drama, Clay Animation, Lego, Flag Football, and Spanish. It is unknown what clubs will be offered this year.

When these clubs are finalized, we will advertise sign-ups on the website as well as in the Chatter.

Curriculum Nights

Monday September 19:  Grades K-2 Curriculum Night @ 6 to 7:30 pm

Wednesday September 21:  Grades 3 – 5 Curriculum Night @ 6 to 7:30 pm

Curriculum night provides you the opportunity to:

  • Hear from your kid’s teacher about the upcoming year
  • Spend time in your kid’s classroom (likely in their tiny chair)
  • Do a craft to surprise your kids with!
  • Learn about the PTSA and hear from Principal Steere
  • Make connections with other parents/guardians in your kid’s class
  • Learn about afterschool enrichment activities, PTSA clubs, and community clubs such as Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts

First Day of School Coffee

The first day of school is an exciting day for us all.  Come join your fellow nervous/excited adults in the Cherry Crest Cafe (cafeteria) after you drop off your kids. Meet other parents, learn about the PTSA, ask questions of grade level representatives, and get to see where your students have lunch! New and returning families are welcome and encouraged to come stop by for any amount of time you have available.

First day coffee for 1st-5th grade:  September 1st from 8-9 am

First day of school coffee for Kindergartners:  September 7th from 8-9 am.

STEM Club Meeting 6/17

The STEM Club meeting will be held on Fri, Jun 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Cherry Crest Cafeteria. This is for rising 3rd grade to 5th grade students.

We will start with FLL (Robotics) presentation by elementary kids team (They will represent US in Global competition)
We will have detailed and group registration information for FLL (Robotics)
Science Olympiad event declaration and plan
Math club next year competition list to be registered.

Please sign up for the event! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C48ABAA2DA3FAC52-june

For any questions, please contact mathclub@cherrycrest-ptsa.org