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


Staff Appreciation – Thank You Families!

From October through March each grade level has generously contributed to care packages for Cherry Crest teachers, General School Assistants (GSAs) and Specialists. Each care package has brought such joy and PTSA is so thankful for your participation!

Next month we all come together to create care packages for our building staff including Mr. Steere, Mrs. Stedman, Ms. Nakamura, Nurse Amy, Ms. Lupita and many others. Please look out for the Sign Up link in next week’s Chatter for details.

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Missed Picture Day? Sign up Here!

Missed picture day or need a re-take?  We’ve got you covered! Picture Day makeup and retake sessions will be Wednesday, April 7th from 1–4pm.  Sign ups are required and space is limited.

Volunteers needed! Please help us make picture day a safe and successful event by signing up to volunteer!

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The PTSA Spring Fundraiser is Around the Corner!

On March 29th the PTSA kicks off our final fundraiser for the 2020-2021 school year. The campaign runs for two weeks from March 29th–April 9th, wrapping up as we head into Spring Break. Check back next week to learn how your donations support our Cherry Crest community!

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Did you Know? WA State PTSA Monitors Washington State Legislation

The Washington State PTSA has launched an ongoing “Focus on Advocacy” program this year to keep members informed and involved during the legislative session.

Each Monday, a new “Focus on Advocacy” newsletter communicates legislative session updates and how they align with WSPTA priorities. Subscribe now!

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Last Week of Scholastic Book Fair!

This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase books for your children, family and friends, as well as support our school! 100% of the proceeds are used to purchase new books for the Cherry Crest Library!

Find the Book Fair online through March 14th at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/cherrycrestelementaryschool

You can choose to shop through the Virtual Fair where you can browse and see all of the items as if it were set up at school use the catalog. Items will be sent directly to your home. To limit shipping costs, we suggest making your book purchases (which don’t have shipping fees if over $25) separate from other items which will have shipping fees regardless of the amount of money spent.

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New Location for In-Person Tech Center

As of Monday, February 8th, there is a new location for in-person tech support for school equipment issues that are difficult to resolve via email or phone. No appointment is necessary and curbside pickup/exchange is available.

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New Virtual Clubs at Cherry Crest

Cherry Crest Elementary is starting several clubs to help our students stay connected to our school community, including a Gardening Club, Storyteller’s Club, Jump Rope Club, and a Lunch Bunch Club. Find more details about how to join each club and when they meet on the PTSA website.

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