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!

Order Yearbooks now!


It’s Yearbook Time!  To memorialize this year, please preorder a yearbook for $24.99 before May 5th at Lifetouch and enter Yearbook ID Code:  1577523


Yearbook distribution is tentatively schedule for the week of June 9th. Keep an eye on the chatter and this section for more information.

Yearbook Cover Contest Submissions Due Feb 10th


Have a 5th grader?

We need their help!!!  We are inviting ALL Cherry Crest Elementary 5th grade students to enter their artwork in our Yearbook Cover Contest! Our panel of judges will select one entry to be on the cover of this year’s yearbook, in addition, the artwork will be modified to become the design for the Walk-A-Thon tee-shirt!  We can’t wait to see what amazing artwork our students have to contribute this year.

Rules for submission:

  1. This year’s theme is “Spread Kindness Like Confetti”
  2. Art must be on 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper
  3. The orientation of the paper must be vertical
  4. The student’s name, grade and teacher’s name must be written on the back of the paper in pencil only so it does not show through the artwork on the front.
  5. 1st place will be featured on the cover of this year’s yearbook and modified slightly for tee-shirt quality

All entries are due February 10th!

Submit entries by putting them in the PTSA mailbox in the Cherry Crest office.

Tips for a good entry:

  1. Not a lot of white space – lots of color (including background)
  2. Use up the whole sheet of paper – the bigger the better!

Used Book Fair and Concert Friday Jan 20th

Calling all Book & Music Lovers!  First ever used book fair and Benefit Concert!

  • 2:30 – 3:15 pm Used Book Fair in the Cafeteria
    • Right after school ends students (accompanied by a family member) are invited to peruse from hundreds of gently used books donated by Cherry Crest and Odle families.
    • Students may choose up to 10 books with a suggested donation of $20 per family.*
  • 5:00 – 6:30 Benefit Concert & Used Book Fair Continued in the Cafeteria
    • Featuring Cherry Crest Alumni Corlan Costello (10th grade @ Interlake) on piano/guitar along with special guest appearances by Principal Steere and 5th graders from our Cherry Crest band.
    • All K – 2 students are invited to join Corlan & Mr. Steere in “This Little Light of Mine”. This is the song that Mr. Panther taught students and performed during our MLK assembly on 1/11.
    • The used book fair continues into the evening. After 6 pm, students may choose an unlimited number of books.

Admission:  Free, or with suggested donation of $20 per family.*

*All proceeds benefit Cherry Crest PTSA and serve to further improve the student experience at Cherry Crest through Curriculum Enhancement. 

Come join us at the Book Fair and Benefit Concert!


Thank you to the many families, relatives and friends who contributed to this year’s Read-a-thon.  Together we enhance the educational experience of every Cherry Crest student.

Special thanks to our avid student readers who made this all possible!

Missed the deadline?  Donate today and your student can still earn a Cherry Crest branded bookmark, pen and/or journal.  Details are on the donation page.

And thank you to our super volunteer, Kathy Hotchkies, for all she did to make this fun for the kids and successful to support our PTSA!

Read-a-thon Donations & Minutes Due this Friday, December 2!

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 2 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!  Read-a-thon starts tomorrow with a pajama party kick off in every classroom!  Check out the Read-a-thon webpage for all the details.  We hope to raise $50,000 to maintain the educational programs and additional classroom support staff that distinguish Cherry Crest as a top school.  Every donation helps!  Questions? Contact

Important Dates:

November 23 – PJ party to kick-off Read-a-thon
November 23-27 – Read! Read! Read!
December 2 – Reading Minutes and Donations due
December 9 – Winners announced!

Read-a-thon 2022

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 23 – 27 (over the Thanksgiving break), and earn prizes.  This crucial funding helps maintain the educational programs and additional classroom support staff that distinguish Cherry Crest as a top school!

Important Dates:

November 14-18 – Read-a-thon presentation during Library time, packets go home in backpacks!
November 23 – PJ party to kick-off Read-a-thon
November 23-27 – Read! Read! Read!
December 2 – Reading Minutes and Donations due
December 9 – Winners announced!