Seeking Delegates for Advocacy

On October 21-22, PTA/PTSA members across Washington State will gather virtually to debate and amend the Washington State PTA’s platform for advocacy. During the two-day assembly, attendees can also attend education sessions focused on current issues and advocacy basics. You can pick and choose what to attend. Listen, learn, and lend your voice to issues important to your family! Cherry Crest PTSA is looking for 3 members to represent us as voting delegates. Register( yourself as a voting delegate by noon on Thursday, October 5th. Questions? Contact

PTSA Family Dinners

Join fellow classmates and their families for dinner in the school cafeteria! Meet your child’s new classmates and reconnect with friends. All family members, including siblings, are encouraged to attend. PTSA leaders, Principal Erin Stedman and Assistant Principal Amy Chu are excited to connect further with families at this event.

Families can pre-order dinner( (Qdoba buffet with meat, rice, beans, fajita veggies, chips, etc) or bring their own. Seating will be by class so you can build strong relationships early. Dinner is from 6:00-7:00pm followed by time on the playground until 7:30pm. 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!

Walk-a-thon is this Friday!

We are excited to see your family this Friday, May 5th 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.


Submit one permission slip per student to walk at lunch recess and/or after school
Sign up to volunteer for the day of the event
Donate to Walk-a-thon by Sun, May 7

Access all the details including our FAQ at

A special thank you to our wonderful sponsors for Walk-a-thon 2023! They make your donations go further by fully underwriting the costs of this event. We appreciate their generous support of our children and community!

Festival of Cultures is this Wednesday!

Join us this Wednesday, April 19th from 6:00-8:00pm in the cafe and gym to celebrate the diversity of our community! Over 15 host families are sharing cultural heritage through food, crafts, and performances.  It will be a great way to learn about others’ traditions, languages, history, geography, and games. 

Questions? contact

Creating Healthy Eaters & General PTSA Membership Meeting TONIGHT!

Come join us on Tues, March 28th for a live discussion in the school cafeteria at 6:30pm with special guests, Jessie Wong and Kristy Fassio, Registered Dietician Nutritionists. They’ll share their thoughts on how to help “picky” eaters eat better, while building positive relationships with food & our bodies. As March is National Nutrition Month, it’s the perfect time to learn more about how to help your family eat healthy and prevent eating disorders.

After the special guest Q&A, we’ll have the PTSA General Membership meeting starting at 7:30pm. This combined event will also be available via Teams if you can’t make it in person.

Cherry Crest Variety Show Mar 31 – Tickets, Tryouts, Auction Donations

Last Call: Variety Show Tryouts

For any group (2 or more performers) who still need a Variety Show tryout spot, please fill out this form before Feb 20th. We’ll follow up with your exact date/time for tryouts in March. As a reminder, we’re discouraging solo performers (groups of 2 or more are preferred) and all acts should be 2 minutes or less. Questions? Email: 

Reserve your Variety Show tickets Now!

Come one, come all – we’re gearing up for an exciting 2023 Variety Show this year on Friday, March 31st. Reserve your free tickets here. Questions? Email:

Looking for Family Auction Donations

A wonderful Cherry Crest tradition is our Auction. This year it’ll take place from March 24th-April 1st. You’ll be able to peruse some items LIVE during the Variety Show on March 31st and some items will be auctioned off only at the event (note: all bidding will take place online). 

If you have a talent/service, goods, or other item to donate, we’d greatly appreciate it! Past family auction items include interior design consultations, home-cooked dinners, baskets of local goods, vacation homes nights, and much more. Just fill out this form or email for more details. Thank you!