Dear Cherry Crest Parents,

Welcome to the last week of the school year! There are few years we are as grateful to have behind us as this one. Thank you to our amazing community for making it through this challenge together!

Thanks to your generous donations we have continued to provide Cherry Crest students with additional General School Assistants to help in virtual classrooms and in person at school. Curriculum Enhancement Activities this year were a bit different but we were still able to have fun and engaging activities for every grade (ToyMaker, Animal Encounters, Nature Vision, Pacific Science Center, Author Visit for storytelling and writing workshop).

Cherry Crest is lucky to have so many parents who care and contribute to making it such a unique and successful school. While everything this year has been “beind the scences” we know you were still helping in the classrooms, with fundraisers, yearbook, pictures, the directory, enrichment activities as well as so many other unseen helping hands, from home and during late evening hours. We are ever so GRATEFUL to be part of such comm(UNITY) and we THANK YOU all!

A huge thank you to our wonderful Executive Committee members – Dave Fandel, Peggy Yu, Alison Payne, Lubdha Khandelwal, Sarit Egozi, Erin Miller, Ksenia Tschahhirov, and Neha Bhuta for their dedication and willingness to serve our Comm(Unity) this year!

We would like to give a special thank you to our Communication Team, who EVERY WEEK delivers to you the Chatter, updates the PTSA website and keeps the PTSA Facebook page up to date. Thank you, Heather Sherman, Charanya Madan, Di Wang, Amy Karlson, and Vasu Jain!

On behalf of the Cherry Crest PTSA, we wish you a very great summer! Good luck to our 5th graders getting ready for the middle school adventure and looking forward to meeting new students and families joining us in the fall, in person!

Yours,
Britt Heath and Reetika Saxena
2020-2021 Cherry Crest PTSA Co-Presidents

Highlights this Week:

Get ready to show your spirit and participate in Virtual Field Day next week!

Attention ALL parents! We need volunteers in different areas like 5th grade promotion ceremony on June 16, filing taxes as well as being the co-president. Please consider volunteering, and check out our webpage for more details and times!

Find out how to get your yearbook (if you ordered one).

Meet the dedicated PTSA volunteers who won this yea’rs Golden Acord Awards!

Meet up with  other parents and let your kids have some fun in the playground over the summer.

Check out the several summer and fall recreational opportunities that have been announced in our community bulletin.

THIS WEEK

6/14-6/18All WeekSpirit Week
6/16Wednesday Grade 5 promotion ceremony
6/18FridayVirtual Field Day

NEXT WEEK 

6/22TuesdayLast Day of School

UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR 

9/1WednesdayFirst Day of School (Grades 1-5)
9/3FridayFirst Day of School (Kindergarten)
9/6MondayLabor Day: NO SCHOOL

SCHOOL NEWS

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.

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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

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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.

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PTSA NEWS

Congratulations to our Golden Acorn Award Winners!

Congratulations to this year’s Golden Acorn recipients: Dave Fandel, Britt Heath, Lubdha Khandelwal, and Alison Payne.

This award is presented to volunteers in recognition of their dedication and service to children and youth. In honor of their service to our community, a contribution in the name of the recipients is made to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program. From these contributions, WSPTA is able to provide grants to freshman students entering post-secondary education.

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Seeking PTSA Co-President

Are you or anyone you know interested in being a part of the PTSA? We are looking for a co-president to help guide the PTSA into the future. Lots of new changes are on the horizon due to the pandemic. A chance to refresh how the PTSA does things. It’s a great opportunity. And a fun group of people to work with!

Please contact nominatingcommittee@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.

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Please Support Cherry Crest with Corporate Matching

Your donation can double with minimal effort, thanks to employer corporate gift matching programs.

Microsoft, Google, T-Mobile, Salesforce, Facebook, and many other employers match dollars their employees donate! Many also match time their employees spend volunteering.

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Update on the PTSA General Membership Meeting

At last week’s Cherry Crest General Membership meeting the 2021-22 Budget was passed and we held a discussion about what the next school year will bring. If you would like information or have questions about the PTSA’s plans for next year please contact President@CheryCrest-PTSA.org

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DISTRICT NEWS

HVAC Systems in Bellevue Schools

BSD’s Director of Facilities and Operations, Jack McLeod, gave a presentation to the Bellevue PTSA leaders in early April. Slides from the presentation are available online at: http://bit.ly/3soTdRG

For additional questions about school buildings, use the “Let’s Talk” link on the http://www.bsd405.org website.

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Odle PTSA Seeks Volunteers for 2021-2022

Do you have a student attending Odle Middle School next year? The Odle PTSA seeks you!

If you are interested in joining the 2021-2022 Odle PTSA for executive or chair positions, please send an email to board@odleptsa.org with a brief introduction of your past school volunteering experience. They will contact you within the next couple of months!

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Free and Reduced Priced Lunch

If you think you might be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, but haven’t yet signed up, please do so now! Here is the application: https://bsd405.org/services/nutrition-services/free-reduced/

Why the urgency? We expect government funds may be made available to families signed up for free or reduced-price lunches. These would be passed on to families to cover the cost of meals they have had to purchase while school has been conducted remotely.

If you aren’t sure if you have signed up for FRL, please call BSD’s Nutrition Services office at 425-456-4507 to confirm.

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