Free and Reduced Priced Lunch

If you think you might be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, but haven’t yet signed up, please do so now! Here is the application: https://bsd405.org/services/nutrition-services/free-reduced/

Why the urgency? We expect government funds may be made available to families signed up for free or reduced-price lunches. These would be passed on to families to cover the cost of meals they have had to purchase while school has been conducted remotely.

If you aren’t sure if you have signed up for FRL, please call BSD’s Nutrition Services office at 425-456-4507 to confirm.

Tales of Quaratine – Mission InspirEd

Currently, one of Mission InspirEd’s upcoming events is the Tales of Quarantine, a free nationwide initiative challenging students ages 6-18 to showcase COVID’s impact through a wide variety of artistic expressions. The competition will span from February 22nd through March 21st and cover three categories of art: Media, Visual, and Writing.

Learn more at https://www.missioninspired.org/toq

Bellevue Schools Foundation – “Spring for Schools” Event is April 30th

After a year like no other in recent history, it’s time to celebrate our students, hear their voices of hope and marvel at their achievements. Let’s celebrate together at Bellevue Schools Foundation’s 33rd annual Spring for Schools event on Friday, April 30 at 12:00 pm. This is the first year it will be virtual so you can join us wherever you happen to be.

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.

425 Kids Chess Offers Free Weekly Group and Private Online Lessons

425 Kids Chess, a local group of high school and middle school students, offers free weekly group and 1-on-1 chess lessons for elementary school students online! We provide fun, interactive learning, with mentors who are dedicated to helping students grow.

To sign up or learn more, visit https://425kidschess.com or email 425kidschess@gmail.com

PTSA Meeting is Tue, March 9th, 6:45 PM

Please join us at our Cherry Crest PTSA General Membership meeting, Tuesday March 9th, via Microsoft Teams.

This month we have the Bellevue Education Association (BEA) representatives from Cherry Crest joining us. Heather Depaola, 1st grade and Patricia Gilbert, 3rd grade to talk about the BEA and their role with teachers at Cherry Crest.

We will also be voting on the PTSA leadership slate for 2020-2021! All PTSA members are especially encouraged to attend to participate in the vote.

March Staff Appreciation – First Grade Families

Parents of First Graders: March is your month! Join your fellow families to show your appreciation! This month PTSA will deliver care packages to Ms. Applegate, Ms. Hayfield, Ms. McGlennon, Ms. Snyder and Ms. Stillwell (GSA).

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

WISE Summer Camp

Every summer we get amazing campers from all over WA in Wise Camps (non-profit started by two teachers!). We’ve opened registration for both in-person and online camps for summer 2021. Register at www.wisecamps.org.