GSA Testimonial

This week we hear from 3rd Grade teacher Ms. Therriault about the value of GSAs in her classroom this year:

On Wednesdays especially, our GSA is able to meet with students individually in order to finish up assignments, help with technology issues, and give general support. This week, she even scribed for a student on a Nearpod assignment that was mal-functioning for the student, leaving her completely stressed out and discouraged. Having the GSA spend time with her 1:1 was invaluable for this student’s self-confidence!

Ms. Therriault

Learning Resources about U.S. Election

We care about our community and recognize the importance and impact of politics and the election.

We’ve rounded up some resources that may help when having conversations with children about the recent election. . . .

District Meals2Go New Pick-Up Times

With daylight savings time ending this weekend, BSD is implementing some changes in their Grab & Go pick up locations, to have meals available earlier in the day.  Please see flyer for more information. 

BSD will also be adjusting times for their pre-order bus routes drop off of meals and adding 2 NEW locations (North Bellevue Community Center & The Trails of Redmond) for families.  Check the BSD website for more details.

A Reminder about Pre-Arranged Absences

With the holidays approaching, we’d like to remind you that Bellevue School District allows each student 5 pre-arranged absences (PRA) per year. You may use these one at a time, or all at once. These are excused absences that you can use for a travel day, a sport or dance competition or a longer trip.

If your child will be missing 3 or more days, we ask that you submit a pre-arranged absence form at least 2 weeks prior to your trip. If your child will only be missing one or two days, please email cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org.

Families Traveling Outside Bellevue

If you are planning on traveling outside of Bellevue and plan to continue to participate in remote learning, you must contact cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org

Washington State’s OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) has mandated strict rules on who can and cannot continue to access online classes when they are out of their school’s attendance boundaries.  Please email before you make any travel plans!

Meet GSA Mr.T

Mr.T is one of Cherry Crest’s GSAs and provides daily classroom support. He is known to make all the students feel involved and connected in the classrooms, especially now when everything’s virtual.

This is what one of the parents has to say about him:

"Mr. T has been a lovely friend to our family. He always made our son and his friends feel a part of the school as new kindergarteners last year, and this year during group recess time by setting up a live MS Teams interactive drawing times including creating a super-cool race-car and space fight comic strip with Colias!"

Sandra Durst

Picture Day is postponed until early next year

We are sorry for the confusion. In our discussions with Lifetouch (the photo vendor) and in trying to get a picture day set up for our families, an automated email went out with a date that is not correct. Please know we are making every effort to make picture day happen for Cherry Crest and that those pictures will be part of a 2020-21 yearbook. This is all not our normal process and ask for your understanding and patience.

Please contact us if you have any questions at president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org