PTSA Nominating Committee Wants You (and Your Friends)

The 2021-22 Cherry Crest PTSA Nominating Committee asks all community members for help finding volunteers for PTSA leadership positions for next school year.

We have Co-President, VP, Chairs and other executive roles open. Please submit names and contact information (your own or others who may be interested!) by end of day, Feb 12th (this Friday) and we’ll be in touch to tell you more about them.

Improve Essay Skills with The Writer’s League

We are a group of Juniors at Interlake High School who run a weekend essay-writing workshop called The Writers’ League for 5th through 7th graders. The workshop consists of 6 total hours of instruction across 4 days (plus homework) and teaches skills to supplement what students learn in English class. We have taught multiple courses in the past six months, and are offering another set of classes this spring and summer. The next session will be held March 13,14, 20 and 21 from 10-11:30am each day with another session available in June. The cost to participate is $20. Visit our website: to register.

New Virtual Clubs at Cherry Crest

Cherry Crest Elementary is starting several clubs to help our students stay connected to our school community, including a Gardening Club, Storyteller’s Club, Jump Rope Club, and a Lunch Bunch Club. Find more details about how to join each club and when they meet on the PTSA website.

Scholastic Book Fair (like everything else) is going virtual this year! 

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held on-line from February 22 to March 7th.

This will still be a wonderful opportunity to purchase books for your children, family and friends, as well as support our school! 100% of the proceeds are used to purchase new books and programs for the Cherry Crest library.

Please look for more details and information in the next Charger Chatter newsletter!

Picture Day is Here – Please Sign Up!

Picture days will be Saturday, February 27th from 9am-4:30pm and Wednesday, March 3rd from 12pm -4:30pm

Please reserve the time and day that you’d prefer at – spots are limited!

We also need volunteers! If you can spare time to help, please sign up at

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:

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.