Farewell, Mrs. Nakamura!

Our beloved office manager, Susie Nakamura, had her last day at Cherry Crest on Friday September 24th. Students and families are invited to share a message of gratitude and goodbye to Mrs. Nakamura at: https://padlet.com/ccptsastaffappreciation/ms_nakamura

Please enter your messages to Mrs. Nakamura latest by Sep 30, and these will be emailed to her.

Lunchtime Volunteer Opportunity

Thank you to the many parents who have asked how they can volunteer to support students during school lunchtime. Volunteers first need to complete the district background check and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, before signing up for a volunteer block.

Curriculum Night Info

Prioritizing health and safety, all Bellevue Schools are hosting Curriculum Night as a virtual event again this year.  Cherry Crest’s Virtual Curriculum Night takes place on Monday September 27th.

  • 6:00 – 6:20:  Live Teams event hosted by Cherry Crest administration
    • Tune in to hear from Principals Steere and Stedman about our school goals, improvement plans and comm(Unity) opportunities. 
    • Here is the link to the Cherry Crest Live Event on 9/27 at 6:20 pm  (this event will be recorded and shared on our school website)
  • 6:30 – 7:00:  Classroom Teams meeting hosted by teachers
    • An opportunity to hear from your child’s teacher about classroom routines, curriculum and collaboration opportunities to support student learning.
    • Families will receive communication from their teacher with details on how to join their virtual classroom meeting
    • Teacher meetings will be recorded and shared with families who are not able to join live

Back to School Supplies Announcement

As a result of virtual instruction last year and limited use of school supplies, it is not necessary for families or students to purchase or provide any bulk school supplies. Instead, the school will provide all basic school supplies through the year. Your child’s teacher may make individual requests for unique or nonstandard items.

While not mandatory, students in Grade 2 and Grade 5 may wish to bring some of the suggested personal items (not shared with other students) listed at in this article on the BSD Cherry Crest Website: https://bsd405.org/cherrycrest/2021/08/supply-lists/

Essential Back-to-School Information

Principal Dusty Steere hosted a virtual parent informational session on Aug 24, and discussed essential topics about safety and health, lunch arrangements and recess, transportation, school supplies, BSD Virtual Academy, and other related topics.

Essential Back to School Information

Read Principal Steere’s August Cherry Crest Chronicler for essential back to school information including:

• Classroom assignments and Teacher Meet & Greet opportunities
• School distancing plans during recess and arrival/dismissal
• Health and Safety plans
• Virtual Parent Info Sessions and Virtual Classroom meetups

Note that this year school lunches are free for all students and the school is providing all typical school supplies.

Family information sessions . . .

Quarantine After Travel Requirements

Anyone unvaccinated who travels out of state should quarantine for 7 days when they return to Washington. They should also take a COVID-19 test after the 3rd day of quarantine.

Please keep this in mind as you plan your end of summer travel! For further information about Bellevue School District COVID-19 safety protocols, including travel guidance, please see:

Reporting Absences

Whenever your student will be tardy or absent, please email cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org by 8am.

Please include your child’s first and last name, their teacher and the reason for the absence.

Family Running Club Update

As the family running club wraps up, we want to congratulate our student milestone achievers! Special thanks to our parent volunteers who made this club possible: Saloni Gupta, Kathy Hotchkies and Yingsi Li.

Also, thank you to Assistant Principal Erin Stedman who has been presenting students with Certificates of Achievement in class and to parent Nhimy Chung who started running club last school year before Covid halted it.