Yearbooks Have Arrived!


Here is our distribution plan for students who ordered yearbooks:

Hybrid (In-Person) Students  will received their yearbook in class from their teacher during the week of June 7 – 11.

Virtual Students have two opportunities for parents to come and pick up their yearbook from the school:

Tuesday June 8th: 8:30 – 10:00 am
Thursday June 10th: 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Come to the front entrance and knock on the main office window for someone to help you.

Spirit Week and Field Day

During the week of June 14, Cherry Crest teachers and staff are finalizing plans for a week of school spirit culminating with virtual Field Day activities and games on Friday, 6/18.

Spirit Week Themes:

Monday – Rainbow Day
Tuesday – Creative Hair/Hats/Wraps/face Masks
Wednesday – Fancy Dress Up Day
Thursday – Decades Day (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s?)
Friday – Charger Pride/Athletic Gear

Cherry Crest G5 Promotion June 16

Dear Cherry Crest Grade 5 students and families,

The end of this crazy school year is arriving quickly and for our 5th grade students this signals the end of an era at Cherry Crest. In order to commemorate the milestone of passing from elementary to middle school, Cherry Crest staff, in collaboration with PTSA and 5th grade parent volunteers, are planning a variety of Grade 5 promotion activities on Wednesday June 16th.

Staff Appreciation Week – Thank You!

There has been an outpouring of thanks from the teachers in response to your generosity and kindness shown through the National Staff Appreciation week (May 3-7), and the entire year. We have captured some of their heartfelt comments at the Staff Appreciation Page as well as in the not-to-be-missed Kudoboard linked in Mr. Steere’s message below:

Message from Dusty

“On behalf of all Cherry Crest staff, thank you for taking time last week to honor and celebrate the teachers and staff at our school. Whether it was a heartfelt thank you card, a personalized work of art from a student, or a flower, we were overwhelmed with the outpouring of gratitude and support! Students did a marvelous job expressing gratitude and encouragement to staff via the Padlet as well—so impressive!

On top of the what students provided last week, Cherry Crest’s amazing PTSA spoiled our staff with hot drinks, boxed lunches and goodie bags for both in-person and virtual staff! A special thank you to PTSA Staff Appreciation Chair Kathy Hotchkies for organizing all these efforts.

As a small token of our gratitude, click here to view a KudoBoard with our personalized thanks and gratitude in addition to a virtual staff photo that we took during a recent staff meeting.

Thank You Cherry Crest Families!

Outdoor Get Togethers at Cherry Crest

Some fun on the playground!

Would you like to meet up with other parents while your children get to see their friends outside? This is an informal invitation to meet up by grade level.

All grades welcome at all times—this is a very informal gathering.

Getting Help with Technology

Tech support for all elementary students attending school in person is available at school during their school day. We have an on site technology assistant, Carli Weinberg, available for students and staff.

Virtual elementary students needing in-person support can visit the new Elementary Student Tech Center at the Wilburton Instructional Service Center (WISC).

Family Running Club – Celebrate our Milestone Achievers!

Congratulations to our milestone achievers!  Want to join?  Register online and then come walk, jog or run with fellow Cherry Crest families as often as your family’s schedule allows.  We meet weekdays 5-6pm at the Cherry Crest track until June 18th.

Wesley (3-Tatterson)

Half Marathon
Graham (2-Gibbs)

Avin (3-Therriault)
Cameron (2-Wells)
Eiden (2-Wells)
Leyu (2-Gibbs)
Max (1-Hayfield)
Skylar (K-Lawlor)
Yuching (1-Applegate)

Alex (4/5-Regala)
Drew (4-Pederson)
Evie (2-Wells)
Jack (4/5-Regala)
Logan (2-Elms)
Shaurya (3-Morel)

Take the Bus!

We are finding that dismissal is taking longer than normal for parents driving their children to and from school. With hybrid students across all grades returning to the Cherry Crest building, we strongly encourage all eligible students to take the school bus! Visit the Cherry Crest website for details about having your child safely and efficiently travel to/from Cherry Crest on the bus.

District Offers School Bus Route Tracking with Edulog App

The Bellevue School District is providing the Edulog Parent Portal smart phone app to deliver information about your student’s school bus ride. It allows you to access designated bus stop times and locations of your student’s school bus.

To download see:

In Person Learning Updates from Principal Steere

On March 11 Principal Steere recorded a video for families with information and updates related to in person learning at Cherry Crest elementary. Watch the video for:

• Status of in-person learning; including information about car pickup, bus service and the brand new Parent Portal Bus App
• Updates on planning for 3rd–5th grade return
• Information about the Safety and Health Conditions Review Team at Cherry Crest