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.

School Library Hosts Usborne Book Fair from Dec 6th – Dec 9th

The book fair will be in our school library Monday 12/6-Thursday 12/9. Students will be able to view available items during their checkout time in library class.

Book Fair will be open for purchases during lunch time and after school until 3:15pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesday it will be open at lunch time and after school until 1:00pm

All proceeds support our Cherry Crest library in the form of new books for students. Come support the Cherry Crest library AND stock up on great books and activities for the Winter Break!

Check out the Usborne website: http://www.BookYourShelf.com

Questions? Email Mrs. Lux (Cherry Crest librarian) luxja@bsd405.org

Please Send Your Kids with Masks

Students are using many school-supplied disposable masks. Please remember to send your child to school with a mask every day and include a spare in your child’s backpack.

Please also consider donating a box of disposable children’s masks to your classroom and/or the front office. Thank you for supporting the health of our community!