Thanks to everyone who participated in our fundraiser! If you didn’t get the chance before spring break, you can still donate!

Other Highlights this Week:

An evening weekday Running Club started March 31! Registration is open to students, friends and family members, but is required prior to joining in on the fun.

Excited to have your kids back in buildings? We are looking for Crossing Guard help to keep everyone safe!

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

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


5/11 6.45pm to 8.30pmTuesdayPTSA General Meeting (Click here to join)


5/19WednesdayMath Challenge 15 Due


5/24MondayPassport Club Checkpoint (link coming soon)
5/28FridayPrincipal Chat (Click here to join)
5/31MondayMemorial Day – NO SCHOOL


Quarantine Policy for the Spring Break

Grades K-5 will have a week of all remote learning after spring break, from April 19-23rd, with Teams meetings each day starting at 8 am for all students.

If you do plan to travel outside the state over spring break, please follow any updated protocol at and notify if you are required to submit a negative Covid test after you return.

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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:

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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 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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Washington State PTA Convention is May 18-23, 2021

The Washington State Parent Teacher Association (WSPTA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the well-being and education of all children.  At this year’s Convention, PTA members across Washington State will gather together virtually to attend live webinars, subject area panels offering expert advice on a variety of topics, and coaching sessions.  Listen, learn, and lend your voice to educational issues important to your family!

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PTSA Fundraiser – Who Likes Magic?

Or perhaps we should ask: who doesn’t like magic?!?!? We could win a school-wide MAGIC SHOW if we can get 80% of our Cherry Crest Families to participate in our Spring Fundraiser! Any size donation counts towards participation and THIS Friday, April 9th, is the eligibility deadline for individual, classroom and school-wide prizes.

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Yearbook Needs Your Candid Photos

In addition to submitting your student portraits or attending our makeup Picture day, the yearbook needs your help supplying candid photos!  We are looking for photos of your student(s) studying online, working on a club project, cozying up during the Read-a-thon and so much more!  Fill out the form at and upload your photos in the appropriate category.

Submitting any photo acts as permission for the Yearbook team to use them for print in the 2020-2021 yearbook.  Please submit these additional photos by April 19th. 

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Staff Appreciation: ALL Parents – April is your month!

Join fellow families to show your appreciation! This month PTSA will deliver the final set of care packages to our Administrators and Building Staff. Help us pamper Mr. Steere (Principal), Mrs. Stedman (Assistant Principal), Mrs. Nakamura (Office Manager), Nurse Amy, Ms. Lupita (Head Custodian), Mr. Vlad (Night Custodian), Ms. Beletu (Night Custodian), Ms. Krauskopf (Counselor), Ms. Yin (Counselor) and Ms. Brown (Tech Specialist).  Note: Ms. Anderson (Secretary) opted out of receiving a care package.

We are collecting items until Saturday, April 24th. Please see drop-off instructions at

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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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