Walk-a-thon is this Friday!

We are excited to see your family this Friday, May 3rd 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.

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 festivalofcultures@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

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: varietyshow@cherrycrest-ptsa.org 

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: varietyshow@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

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 auction@cherrycrest-ptsa.org 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. https://givebutter.com/cc-books-concert*
  • 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. https://givebutter.com/cc-books-concert*

*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!