Spirit Week is June 6-10 ending with Field Day!

During the week of June 6-10, Cherry Crest students and staff are invited to show their school spirit and dress according to daily themes:

• Monday 🩳 Dress up or Dress Down Day: You can either come in your super comfy PJs or wear your fancy clothes
• Tuesday 🎩 Crazy Head Day: Come to school wearing your most creative hairstyle, hat, headwrap or decorated mask!
• Wednesday 🔴 Charger Pride: Wear Charger Spirit Gear and/or school colors (red/white/black combination)
• Thursday 🌈 Rainbow Day: A different color for each grade level: K – Red, 1 – Yellow, 2 – Blue, 3 – Orange, 4 – Purple, 5, – Green
• Friday 👕 Sportswear Day: Don your fastest sneakers and wear your blue Walkathon shirt to enjoy Field Day!

Cherry Crest Field Day is Friday, June 10th

After two years of virtual field day activities, students are eager to participate in all the outdoor games and activities during this fun-filled all-school end-of-year event.

It takes close to 100 volunteers before, during, and after this event to make Field Day run smoothly! Please sign up at http://t.ly/Pnoj to volunteer and help us make this end of year event fun for all.

Per BSD policy all volunteers must be approved volunteers (with background checks from within the past three years. See https://bsd405.org/get-involved/volunteer/ for details). Because this is a school-day activity, siblings who are not Cherry Crest students may not attend.

Volunteer Appreciation Coffee

As a small token of our appreciation, the Cherry Crest Staff invites our amazing Cherry Crest Comm(UNITY) volunteers to join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Coffee and Awards Ceremony in the café on Friday, May 20th at 8:15am

Whether you have helped in the classroom, library, lunchroom, playfield or on a field trip, we want to thank you!  Our program includes personalized messages of thanks from classroom staff, the presentation of the PTSA Golden Acorn Award and an opportunity for volunteers to provide input for your hopes, dreams and desires for family engagement in 2022/23.

To help us in planning, please register your intention to attend at http://bit.ly/3l9HPrP

Global Peace Run Visits Cherry Crest on Friday, May 20th

The Cherry Crest Running Club is excited to welcome members of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness Home Peace Run on Friday, May 20th during lunch recess.

This global torch relay has teams running through over 100 countries every two years with a simple goal – “to create a feeling of goodwill among peoples of all nations.” Students will hear the runners’ message of peace and can join them for a few laps around the school track.

Principal Chat on Friday 4/29 @ 8:30 am.

Cherry Crest families are invited to attend monthly virtual meetings hosted by Principal Dusty Steere and PTSA presidents Reetika Saxena & Jocelyn Tu. All chats will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams and include information from the principal as well as ample time for questions and comments. Use this form (https://bit.ly/3JQYEBx) to submit a question or topic for the next Principal Chat.

Chats are scheduled on the following Fridays from 8:30 – 9:30 am: Apr 29, Jun 3

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting: https://bit.ly/37uMalU

Yearbook Pre-order deadline is April 22

Yearbook

Cherry Crest Yearbook captures your child’s memories of the school year. It will contain snapshots of the events of the year with a page dedicated to each classroom – this includes your child’s photo and name!

So don’t delay, Order now to avail of a special EARLY-BIRD price!

Place your order as soon as possible to secure your child’s copy of the yearbook. Kindly note that no extra copies will be available for purchase beyond the order deadline.

Price: $20.00 each

Spring Pre-Order Deadline: Friday, the April 22nd

Order Online Only – https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob?jobNumber=1577522

Running Club has begun!

All students should bring their Walk-a-thon badges back to school this week. Scan your badge one time during lunch recess this week and be entered to win Otter Pops for your class!

Thanks to a Go! Grant from AMPED (https://everykidsports.org/) awarded to Cherry Crest Elementary in 2020, this FREE club will be offered every day at lunch recess (except Wednesdays) at the Cherry Crest track until Friday, June 17. This is an optional activity for students who are welcome to run or walk as much or as little as they wish! Students will earn a running charm for completing 5K, 10K and Half Marathon milestones. Certificates will be presented by Principal Steere or Assistant Principal Stedman to students who complete a Marathon (26.2 miles)! Volunteers are needed to setup the self-scanner, help kids as needed and put everything away at the end. Sign Up (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F4EA9AA2CA4F58-running4) as often as you are able!
Questions? E-mail runningclub@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Walk-a-thon is this Friday!

We are excited to see your family this Friday, April 1 from 2:30 to 4:30pm at the Cherry Crest track!  Students should wear their Walk-a-thon t-shirts to school on Friday as well as appropriate walking shoes.  Teachers will distribute student badges to track laps just before walking begins.

The online auction opens this Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00am.  Our carefully curated auction includes 11 memorable experiences for your family like Principal for a Day, Red Hot Ride to School, VIP Street Sign and more!  Preview the catalog and register today to be ready when the auction opens!

Checklist:

Access all the details including our FAQ at https://www.cherrycrest-ptsa.org/walk-a-thon/

A special thank you to our wonderful sponsors for Walk-a-thon 2022! They make your donations go further by fully underwriting the costs of this event. We appreciate their generous support of our children and community!

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor – Julia and Mark Krill at Windermere!

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor – Gallagher Construction, LLC!

Cherry Crest Wins First Prize in “Math is Cool” Competition

Cherry Crest 4th and 5th grade teams both placed first in their “Math is Cool” competitions. Hearty congratulations to all 52 kids and parents! Students competed with 13 different teams and really earned recognition for their achievement!

Thanks to our coaches who made so much effort to teach and prepare students! Click through to read more about the Math club and student achievements this year.