PTSA General Meeting is Tuesday, Jan 23 (tonight) at 7:00pm

Please join us at our Cherry Crest PTSA General Membership meeting, Tuesday January 23rd, via Microsoft Teams (Meeting ID: 298 561 094 953 Passcode: UftYSf)

We invite all families and community members to participate (you don’t need to be a PTSA member to attend).

Questions? Contact your PTSA Co-President at president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org23rd

Annual Used Book Fair & Benefit Concert

Join us this Friday, January 19 in the Cherry Crest cafeteria for books and music!

3:00pm Used Book Fair

5:00pm Used Book Fair and Concert by Cherry Crest Alumni Corlan Costello

Have items to contribute? Please put all books, games and/or puzzles in the donation box located in the school lobby.  You can also bring them to the event if that is more convenient.

Admission and all books, games and puzzles are free however we suggest you donate $10 to support this event.

Cherry Crest Auction 2024


Join us on Saturday, January 27 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center as we celebrate our amazing students and teachers!  Enjoy our Silent Auction, Dinner, Cocktails, and Live Auction with a special presentation showcasing our students. You must attend to bid on one of a kind items like a Steam Deck signed by developers, Classroom Artwork and Seattle Mariners Autographed Cards!

Save the Date: Cherry Crest Auction!

After 5 long years, we are excited to celebrate our community with the return of our Cherry Crest Auction!

This time-honored tradition is the only opportunity for our teachers and parents to share an evening of fun together. Cocktails, Dinner, Games and more!

Mark your calendars to join us on Saturday, January 27th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community Center.

Tickets and childcare details will be available soon!

Read-a-Thon Minutes and Donations due this Friday, December 1st!

Help us reach our $50,000 goal to maintain the educational programs and additional classroom support staff that distinguish Cherry Crest as a top school.  

Donate and Submit Total Minutes by this Friday, December 1 for your student to be eligible for prizes.  Please contact if you have any questions.

Company Matching: If you donate via a company giving or matching website, please e-mail your donation receipt to 

Read-a-Thon Starts Tomorrow!

Ready, Set…Read!  Ready, Set…Read! Read-a-thon is Cherry Crest PTSA’s first major fundraiser of the school year. This exciting school-wide event encourages students to use the reading skills they develop in class to raise funds to support Cherry Crest. Students gather sponsors to pledge money, read from November 22 – 26 (over the Thanksgiving break), and earn prizes. This crucial funding helps maintain the educational programs and additional in-class support staff that distinguishes Cherry Crest as a top school! Check out the Read-a-thon webpage for all the details.

Important Dates:

November 22 – PJ party to kick-off Read-a-thon
November 22-26 – Read! Read! Read!
December 1 – Reading Minutes and Donations due
December 8 – Winners announced!

Questions? Contact

Welcome to the Charger Chatter

Welcome to the first edition of the Charger Chatter newsletter for this school year! The Cherry Crest PTSA “Charger Chatter” newsletter is produced every other Tuesday during the school year by parent volunteers.

Look to the Chatter for news about PTSA-sponsored activities for students such as Clubs and Curriculum Enhancement and for announcements of PTSA-sponsored events such as the Walkathon, Grade-level Potlucks, Spelling Bee, Family Engineering Night, Festival of Cultures, Readathon and more!

You can also find links to Bellevue School District Information, a calendar with school and PTSA important dates, information about after-school enrichment opportunities, athletic activities, and community activities for families and children.

Welcome New Families and Farewell Graduating Students

Dear Cherry Crest Elementary School Community,

As the school year draws to a close, we want to take a moment to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to all the new families joining our cherished Cherry Crest Elementary community. We are thrilled to have you as part of our school family and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you.

At Cherry Crest, we believe that strong connections and a supportive environment are the foundations for success. We are committed to providing your children with an exceptional educational experience filled with academic growth, creative exploration, and a sense of belonging. Our dedicated teachers and staff are eager to guide and nurture your children, helping them reach their full potential.

As we bid farewell to another incredible school year, we would also like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude and best wishes to all the families who have been a part of our Cherry Crest community. We appreciate your unwavering support, active involvement, and the countless memories we have created together. May your summer be filled with joy, relaxation, and wonderful moments shared with loved ones.

To our extraordinary fifth graders, who are about to embark on an exciting new chapter in their educational journey, we want to extend our heartfelt congratulations and wish you every success in middle school and beyond. Remember, the lessons you’ve learned and the friendships you’ve made at Cherry Crest will forever be a part of who you are.

As we embrace the summer break, we eagerly anticipate the return of familiar faces and the arrival of new ones when we reconvene in the fall.

Cherry Crest Elementary School thrives because of its vibrant community, and we are excited to continue building strong partnerships with all our families.

Wishing you a safe, rejuvenating, and fun-filled summer!