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

Outdoor Get Togethers at Cherry Crest

Some fun on the playground!

Would you like to meet up with other parents while your children get to see their friends outside? This is an informal invitation to meet up by grade level.

All grades welcome at all times—this is a very informal gathering.

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Getting Help with Technology

Tech support for all elementary students attending school in person is available at school during their school day. We have an on site technology assistant, Carli Weinberg, available for students and staff.

Virtual elementary students needing in-person support can visit the new Elementary Student Tech Center at the Wilburton Instructional Service Center (WISC).

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Take the Bus!

We are finding that dismissal is taking longer than normal for parents driving their children to and from school. With hybrid students across all grades returning to the Cherry Crest building, we strongly encourage all eligible students to take the school bus! Visit the Cherry Crest website for details about having your child safely and efficiently travel to/from Cherry Crest on the bus.

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PTSA NEWS

National PTA Convention is Virtual June 17-26!

National PTA’s Convention will be held virtually Thursday, June 17 through Saturday, June 26, 2021. Normally held at different locations around the country, this is a unique opportunity to attend from the comfort of your own home.  All parents are invited to register and attend online.  The cost is $75. 

Note: As a registered participant you will also be able to view most sessions on demand for up to 90 days after the event. Seize the chance to expand your knowledge and skills through informative general sessions, workshops, meet-ups and the virtual Expo Hall!

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News from the National PTA Legislative Conference March 9-11, 2021

This year’s National PTA Legislative Conference (LegCon) was held virtually on March 9-11, 2021. The purpose of the conference is to gather PTA members from across the nation to network with fellow PTA advocates, meet with your members of Congress, hear PTA advocacy success stories and learn how to shape public policy on Capitol Hill and at home. Cherry Crest PTSA’s Legislative Chair attended and met virtually with Congressional Staff from the Offices of Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria Cantwell and Representative Adam Smith.

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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 NEWS

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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