Reusable Utensil Program Starting This Week!

Starting Thursday January 27, we are switching to reusable utensils in the cafeteria, through a grant from Department of Ecology and City of Bellevue!

We estimate this will save more than 47,000 disposable plastic utensils from the landfill in one school year.

If you see any of these new school utensils at home please send them back to school so they can stay in the cycle. Click through to the PTSA web site for all the details!

Parent Information night for rising Kindergarten Families

To learn about the amazing Kindergarten experience at Cherry Crest Elementary, please join our Virtual Parent Information Night tonight, Tuesday, January 11th at 6:00pm.

If you live outside of the Cherry Crest attendance boundaries and want to be considered for enrollment, you must complete and submit an Open Transfer application by Friday, January 14th at 4:30 pm. Directions and applications are available on the BSD website at: https://bsd405.org/departments/student-placement/open-enrollment

Additional information about kindergarten registration can be found at: https://bsd405.org/schools/kindergarten/

Library Updates and Volunteer training

If you are interested in becoming a library volunteer, Mrs. Lux is offering more training sessions this month. 

THANK YOU so much for the current library volunteers who have been coming in to help check-in books, shelve books and help during class checkout time.

It makes such a world of difference for our librarian to be able to focus on students: helping them find books, making suggestions and answering questions they have during class time without tying up the line.

Special Thanks to Cherry Crest Staff and Friends for Snow Removal

The PTSA is grateful for all those who spent time and energy clearing the snow at school.  Special thanks to Office Manager Ms. Connie Kramer who along with her daughter Nicole, son Derek and his friend Jamaal, came in on Monday to provide a head start.  Our heartfelt thanks as well to Head Custodian Ms. Lupita for her relentless efforts Tuesday morning to prepare for students’ first day back.  THANK YOU!

Principal Chat is Friday, January 14 at 8:30am

Cherry Crest families are invited to attend monthly virtual meetings hosted by Principal Dusty Steere and PTSA presidents. All chats are hosted online via Microsoft Teams and include information from the principal as well as ample time for questions and comments.

• Join Teams Meeting at: http://bit.ly/3tcyIf5
• Submit questions in advance at: http://bit.ly/3ncrjZn

View the Principal Chat Resource Page for a list of all chat dates and prior chat recordings.

After School Activities: Registration Sill Open for Many!

Several after school activities have postponed their start date to the week of January 24th to allow time for more sign-ups. In particular, the following Monday classes are still accepting registration:

  • Purple Wand Magic Course with Xakary (register here)
  • Sponge Language Spanish (register here)
  • NWBA Badmiton (register here)

You can also visit our After School Classes page for more details on each of these programs.

Lost and Found

With the return to in person school. Kids are losing their stuff. Please remind your kids to check the lost and found in the entrance of the school.

Clothes not claimed will be donated over winter break.

Nurse News

We want to remind all our families and staff that if you were experiencing symptoms of cold or illness (or it begins during break), that the return to school protocols will be expected for return to school Monday. Covid test results should be sent to cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org

If you need help determining if you or your student should have a Covid test over the break, please refer to the Department of Health COVID Decision Tree https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/820-229-SymptomDecisionTreeCTChecklistSchools.pdf for guidance. Thank you for considering the health and safety of our community when returning from a break!

Going on Vacation? Submit the Pre-arranged absences form

Going on Vacation? It is expected that families will schedule their vacations and activities to coincide with the school calendar. We understand that some absences cannot be rescheduled or prevented from overlapping with school. Nonetheless, absences for vacations, sports tournaments, dance competitions, family travel, trips of a lifetime, etc. must be prearranged and approved to be considered excused under district policies (BSD Policy 3122, Procedure 3122P https://bit.ly/3dnFZzI).

You can download a copy of the prearranged absence form directly from our school’s website: https://bsd405.org/cherrycrest/report-an-absence/ or pick up a copy in the main office. We ask that you submit the form at least 2 weeks in advance to allow time for review by the teacher, and approval from the Assistant Principal. Email cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org with any questions.

Principal Chat on Friday 12/10 @ 8:30 am

Cherry Crest families are invited to attend monthly virtual meetings hosted by Principal Dusty Steere and PTSA presidents. All chats are hosted online via Microsoft Teams and will include information from the principal as well as ample time for questions and comments.

Click https://bit.ly/3xYGOIK to join this month’s chat from 8:30 – 9:15 am on Friday 12/10.

Use this form https://bit.ly/3pspx6H to submit a question or topic for the next Principal Chat.

View the Principal Chat Resource Page https://bsd405.org/cherrycrest/resources/principal-chats/ for a list of all chat dates and prior chat recordings.