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:     https://www.elliepetersonart.com/

*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

It was truly wonderful to see the excitement on the kids’ faces when entering the library and seeing all of the books set up and library turned into a rainbow of books, journals, posters, pens, etc.  In addition, thanks to those of you who chose to purchase a PencilGram or round up your change at the register when purchasing. These proceeds benefit our BSD ‘sister school’ Sherwood Forest in the form of books for their library. 

Cherry Crest Chargers are truly amazing to work and go to school with!

-Mrs. Lux (C. Crest Librarian) & Britt Heath (Book Fair Chair)

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: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/content/fairs/how-ewallet-works.html?fairId=5243477

Interested in helping? https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044AA8A92FA7FA7-scholastic

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: luxja@bsd405.org

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

Cherry Crest Wins Staff Pizza Party

Pagliacci Pizza is honoring schools throughout the Greater Seattle Area with a free pizza party for teachers and staff. Several PTSA leaders nominated Cherry Crest and staff enjoyed their reward on December 14th. What a fun and delicious surprise! We ❤️ our educators!

Principal Dusty Steere honored as UW Hometown Hero

University of Washington in partnership with Starbucks celebrates the service of local heroes. Principal Steere was honored on Saturday, November 19th. We are so grateful for his many valuable contributions to our community here at Cherry Crest. Congratulations Mr. Steere!

Weekly Spirit Days

Join your fellow chargers in celebrating your school and team pride!

Every Wednesday show your Charger pride by wearing red/black or Cherry Crest clothing!  Buy gear here!

Every Friday show your team spirt by wearing Seahawks or a favorite team’s clothing!

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.