Winter Cherry Crest Puzzle Club

Who:  3-5th grade students

What: Students will work collaboratively in small groups to solve brain-bending, parent-stumping puzzles including logic grids, classic riddles, mathdoku, and many more.  Fundamental theoretical concepts of logic such as AND/OR, IF/ELSE, deductive/inductive reasoning, and mutual exclusion will be introduced along the way.  Puzzle Club is a fun, positive, and inclusive after school experience.  Led by parent Brian Lane with Cherry Crest staff support.

When:  Thursday afternoons from 2:30-3:30 in room 105

Meeting dates:  January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27; March 5

Application: Click here to apply

Sign up will close on Wednesday, January 8.  There is no charge for this program!

Puzzle Club has room for 20 students.  In the event that more than 20 students apply, then we will hold a lottery for the 20 spots.  You will receive an email the first week in January to notify you about puzzle club.  Thank you for your interest!

For more questions please contact Crystal Coldiron.

Usborne Books & More Winter Book Fair

We at Cherry Crest Elementary are excited to be hosting an Usborne Books & More Winter Book Fair, Monday, December 9- Friday, December 13!  The book fair will be open in the library, during lunch recess and after school. Parents and kids alike, are invited to join us for shopping during those hours.

With over 2500 titles, we have books to inspire, educate and entertain children of all ages.  Come find the perfect gifts for everyone on your Holiday List!  Know who else enjoys our books, teachers!  Why not surprise them with an Usborne Books & More donation to be put towards books for the classroom?

50% of your purchase will go to the school in free books.  Unable to stop by or want to view the entire catalog or order online, visit → ‘Cherry Crest Elementary’.  Books ordered by December 15th are eligible for free shipping and will be delivered to the school before Winter Break.  

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Red Mitten Campaign

Join the school in supporting Cherry Crest and BSD families in need through a gift card Red Mitten campaign. Gift cards (Safeway, Target, Amazon, etc) may be dropped off in the front office. Cards will be distributed to families in need for the holiday season and beyond. You can drop off gift card donations in the Cherry Crest main office prior to December 20th.

Thanks for making the holidays bright!

SchoolPool Ride Matching

Save time, gas money and your sanity. Cherry Crest is partnering with the City of Bellevue to launch our newest traffic reduction initiative: RideMatching.  Here is how it works.

  • Principals email a link to Survey Monkey to all parents at their schools.
  • Parents interested in finding carpools, walking groups, biking groups, or bus buddies for their students fill out the survey form. The survey does not ask for student names or addresses. Parents are free to provide a close intersection instead of a home address.
  • City of Bellevue SchoolPool staff maps the respondents using GIS software and provides schools with email addresses grouped geographically.
  • Principals share email addresses in each group with the parents from this group.
  • Parents communicate and coordinate their group matching. Once parents have the email addresses of their potential matches, they can email each other and organize groups for transportation to school.

Want to participate?  Fill out the survey link: Click Here.

Library Volunteers Needed

Cherry Crest students love our Library Volunteers. If you have time to spare and want to give back to your child’s class or help with any other class, please consider volunteering in the library. Your help will give Mrs. Lux additional time to help students choose books and do computer work.

This is a great way to get acquainted with your child’s classmates!

If you have already completed library training, please sign up here. Volunteer training is available on the following dates. Please RSVP at:

  • Wednesday, Oct 9th 12:15 PM – 12:35 PM
  • Thursday, Oct 10th 8:05 AM – 8:25 AM

You do not need to have a student in the class to help out with that classroom. If you have extra time at Cherry Crest you are welcome to stop by the library to help shelve, check in books, or organize at any time during the day. It is helpful to have more than one volunteer available per classroom in case someone cannot come due to travel or illness. Please remember to sign up online so others know if a spot is truly filled or not. Thank you so much for your valuable time!

For more details about all the happenings at the library visit the library page.