Our Spring Fundraiser has kicked off!
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Other Highlights this Week:

Is your child Back to Buildings? Check out this helpful flier to prepare as well as this app for tracking their bus.

Donate by April 9th to win a school-wide magic show!

With yearbook deadlines approaching, did you miss Picture Day? April 7th is make up day – sign up now or make sure to submit your own portrait by April 13th.

Fifth grade is looking for volunteers to help assemble a memory book.

The Spirit Gear Store is open for Spring! Order your gear by April 15th!

An evening weekday Running Club is starting March 31! Registration is required to join in on the fun.

Read about the travel and quarantine policy for the upcoming Spring Break.

There will be no Charger Chatter the week of Spring Break but will resume April 20th.

Consider joining newly-elected Reetika Saxena as co-president of the PTSA for the 2021-2022 school year. Contact president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org for more information.


3/29 – 4/92 weeksPTSA Spring Fundraiser
4/7 1:00PM to 4:00PMWednesdayPicture Retake Day


4/13TuesdayDeadline for self-submitted portraits to yearbook
4/13TuesdayNo Charger Chatter
4/12 – 4/16Mon – FriNO SCHOOL – Spring Break


4/19MondayDeadline for candid yearbook photo submissions
4/21WednesdayMath Challenge 13 Due
4/23FridayMath Challenge 14 Available
4/23FridayPrincipal Chat (Click here to join)
4/24SaturdayLast day to donate to April Staff Appreciation
4/26MondayPassport Club Checkpoint


The PTSA Spring Fundraiser – Community Connection – Is Here!

The PTSA spring fundraiser, Community Connection, has officially started! We need to raise $100,000 for the 2021-2022 school year! Run, don’t walk to Donate Now!

We will have multiple prizes for donations including Reader Board messages, personalized Charger Chatter shout outs plus TWO classrooms can win a special curriculum enhancement prize from Mad Science! And the best part? If we receive 80% participation of any donation amount from school families, the entire school will win a virtual magic show performed by America’s Got Talent Jay Mattioli!

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Yearbook Deadlines are Approaching

It’s Yearbook Time! Preorder a yearbook for $18 by May 7th at http://ybpay.lifetouch.com/?JobNumber=1577521

Didn’t Attend a Picture Day? No Problem! We have a makeup picture day on April 7th – details and signup here: http://cherrycrest-ptsa.org/2021/03/20/missed-picture-day

Alternatively, submit student portraits to the yearbook by using the Picture Day Snaps @Home program at Lifetouch using the Shutterfly app. Self-submitted photos are due April 13th.

We encourage all families to submit student portraits even if you are not planning on purchasing a yearbook or your student is a Cherry Crest student in a virtual classroom at another school! Having your student’s photo included will help all their classmates memorialize a very unique school year.

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Spring Spirit Gear Store Is Open – Order by April 15!

Show your Charger spirit! Spirit Gear is back for Spring and we have super fun tie-dye t-shirts, cozy soft heather fleece sweatshirts, raglan jerseys and Charger facemasks!

Our Spring store items are only available for a limited time, so order soon! A percentage of sales go right back to Cherry Crest to help support our school!

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Join Family Running Club

Registered participants can mask up and get exercise each day Monday-Friday from 5-6pm on the Cherry Crest Track. Come walk, jog or run with fellow Cherry Crest families as often as your family’s schedule allows!

In partnership with AMPED Kids in the Game we will track mileage at self-scan stations. Each participant will receive a unique card to take home and reuse.

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District Offers School Bus Route Tracking with Edulog App

The Bellevue School District is providing the Edulog Parent Portal smart phone app to deliver information about your student’s school bus ride. It allows you to access designated bus stop times and locations of your student’s school bus.

To download see: https://bsd405.org/departments/transportation/edulog-parent-bus-tracking-program/.

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Seeking Fifth Grade Memory Book Volunteers

Calling 5th Grade parents to help create memory books for our 5th graders! We need help with ideas of what to include, help gathering content (photos and memories), and final assembly.

Please email 5thgradeevents@cherrycrest-ptsa.org for more information or to volunteer!

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In Person Learning Updates from Principal Steere

On March 11 Principal Steere recorded a video for families with information and updates related to in person learning at Cherry Crest elementary. Watch the video for:

• Status of in-person learning; including information about car pickup, bus service and the brand new Parent Portal Bus App
• Updates on planning for 3rd–5th grade return
• Information about the Safety and Health Conditions Review Team at Cherry Crest

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In person learning expansion – Safety and Health Conditions Review Team

School and district leaders have begun work on plans to expand in-person services for third through fifth grade students.  This includes resurveying family choices for hybrid or virtual learning last summer. We don’t yet have firm dates for return but do know that they will follow a similar half day AM/PM model as primary grades.  Our safety team meets weekly to review relevant local COVID data and building safety readiness. 

Read more about the role of the Safety and Health Conditions Review Team and their role in expansion of in person services at Cherry Crest.

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Get Help With Technology

Teachers are not typically available or able to help troubleshoot technology problems during live instruction each day.  Students and families can get technology support by phone,

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Top 5 Tech Tips

Supporting student technology needs during remote learning is important to the Bellevue School District. The following are the top five questions families have and their

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