Girls on the Run Returning to Cherry Crest!

The Girls on the Run Spring 2024 Season is right around the corner and we have limited spots available on the Cherry Crest team!

Girls on the Run is so much more than running. 3rd through 5th grade participants will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels, and learn important life skills.

Meetings take place at Cherry Crest and will be on Mondays and Thursdays, 2:30-4:00 pm.

Learn more here

Questions? Email: or reach out to Mykela Fantone, Cherry Crest’s GOTR Site Coordinator at

CCE GOALS Indoor After School Soccer!

When:  Wednesdays from 12:15pm – 1:35pm from 3/22 to 5/17 (excluding 4/12)

Location: CCE Multi Use Field

Cost: $215 per participant ($12 per registered player back to Cherry Crest PTA!)

Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, March 14  

December Mini Holiday Book Fair and Art Show

Book guy

Our annual PaperPie Book Fair (formerly Usborne Books & More) is coming to the Cherry Crest Library this week!

When: Tuesday Dec. 5th – Thursday 8th.

Hours: Open for shopping at lunch recess and afterschool each day (exact hours TBD) plus family night on Tuesday.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Lux, school librarian, at: or Ashley, PaperPie rep, at:

Online Shopping at:

Cherry Crest Art Reflections Contest submissions will be displayed all week outside the library for your viewing pleasure, thanks to our wonderful Cherry Crest PTA.

*All proceeds from the book fair go to support books and supplies for our Cherry Crest library. 😊

Library Contest Winners

Congratulations! There were over 80 submissions to the Cherry Crest Library’s Annual Pumpkin Book Character/Book Cover Contest. Students in grades K-5 submitted paper pumpkins drawn with their favorite book and/or book character(s) represented on them using pencil, crayon, pen, water color, oil pastels, collages, etc. We have some creative and artistic Chargers! It was a difficult decision.

Congratulations Fall 2023 winners!

K: Ryan from Ms. Sin’s class
1st: Tie between Swastika from Mrs. Hayfield’s and Libby from Mrs. Depaola’s
2nd: Avi from Ms. Nolan’s class
3rd: Arush from Mrs. Tatterson’s class
4th: Akshaya from Ms. Iniguez’s class
5th: Tie between Bernice and Joudi, both in Mr. Regala’s class

**Prizes will be distributed the week of 11/6
***All paper pumpkins will be returned to students via their classroom teachers

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.