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

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/.

Read More »

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

Read More »

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.

Read More »

PTSA NEWS

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!

Read More »

All in a day’s work for GSA Sarah L.!

Each week we highlight one of the General School Assistants (GSAs) who have been working hard both in front of cameras and behind the scenes to support our teachers and students during distance learning. Here are some words from GSA Sarah L. . . .

Read More »

CE Spotlight

 Even-though there isn’t in-person learning, the Curriculum Enhancement Team has been working with teachers to provide additional experiences to our students. Thank you for your generous support

Read More »

Meet GSA Sarah L.!

Each week we highlight one of the General School Assistants (GSAs) who have been working hard both in front of cameras and behind the scenes to support our teachers and students during distance learning. Here are some words from GSA Sarah L. . . .

Read More »

DISTRICT NEWS