February Staff Appreciation – Second Grade Families

Parents of Second Graders: February is your month! Join your fellow families to show your appreciation! This month PTSA will deliver care packages to Mrs. Elms, Ms. Gibbs, Ms. Hanson, Ms. Ochoa (sub for Ms. Cordell), Ms. Wells, Ms. Johnson (GSA) and Ms. Brison (P.E.).

We are collecting items until Sunday, February 14th. Please see drop-off instructions on the signup sheet.

Boys Lacrosse Opportunity

Are you looking for a healthy outdoor activity for your child?  Lacrosse teams are forming now for the Spring season (starting March 15, 2021) of The Sammamish Interlake Youth Lacrosse Club for boys in grades 2-8. The season runs from March through June and the cost varies from $350-$500 depending on your child’s grade. An additional $95 game fee will be charged when games are allowed to proceed.

The Sammamish Interlake Youth Lacrosse Club serves elementary through middle school boys lacrosse players who live in the boundaries of Sammamish and Interlake High Schools.

Register now at the Sammamish Interlake Youth Lacrosse Club.

Questions? Contact: jeanne.warme@comcast.net

An Update on Back To Buildings Plan

On Tuesday, January 26th, Superintendent Dr. Ivan Duran provided more details on the Bellevue School District’s “Back to Buildings Plan”. In particular, hybrid learners in Kindergarten, First and Second grades will be returning to buildings according to a specific schedule outlined in the letter. Please read Dr. Duran’s letter for more information.

Congratulations on Art Reflections

The Cherry Crest Art Reflections program is pleased to announce that the following students who took part in this year’s Art Reflection “I Matter Because…” will move forward to the State level: Anvita Narahari, Purba Devi, Emma Shangwen Ye

Camp Kindness Counts

Camp Kindness Counts offers mid-winter break camps, Virtual Clubs and “Kind World Explorers” classes. The classes are weekly 40 minute group lessons (currently held over Zoom), focussing on 12 specific character strengths from the Kind World Explorers guidebook series. Our sessions help students reflect and share feelings, practice mindfulness techniques and focus on developing character strengths.

Travel Advisory

In compliance with Governor Inslee’s Travel Advisory (“Washingtonians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid nonessential travel to other states or countries.”), the Bellevue School District reminds families that all students and staff participating in in-person learning, services, or activities who have traveled out of state, need to self-quarantine at home for 14-days after returning from their travels before coming back in person.

2021 National PTA Virtual Legislative Conference (LegCon) is March 9-11

Seize the chance to expand your knowledge of the ins and outs of federal law, grow your advocacy skills, explore National PTA’s legislative priorities for the 117th U.S. Congress, and virtually meet with your federal representatives on Capitol Hill.

Register by February 4 for just $50 to participate in the Virtual Hill Day.

Chess4Life After School Chess Club

Starting in February, Chess4Life will offer a winter Chess Club for Cherry Crest students. The cost is $160 for the 8-class session ($20 per student per class). The club will be held online Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. Chess4Life will also offer a FREE demonstration class on February 3rd.