Cherry Crest G5 Promotion June 16

Dear Cherry Crest Grade 5 students and families,

The end of this crazy school year is arriving quickly and for our 5th grade students this signals the end of an era at Cherry Crest. In order to commemorate the milestone of passing from elementary to middle school, Cherry Crest staff, in collaboration with PTSA and 5th grade parent volunteers, are planning a variety of Grade 5 promotion activities on Wednesday June 16th.

Interlake High School Robotics team – Scratch coding

Interlake High School’s robotics team, Saints Robotics hosts Scratch coding camps for elementary school students.

July 19-23 (course: Introduction Scratch; 5 days)
July 26-30 (course: Advanced Scratch; 5 days)
August 2-6 (course: Beginner Engineering Concepts; 5 days)

Spring into Summer: Great Bellevue Scavenger Hunt Returns

Join the “Spring into Summer: Great Bellevue Scavenger Hunt” with your friends, family, and neighbors. Fun challenges from Memorial Day weekend until the first official day of summer on June 20. Challenges will vary and include exploring local parks, getting savvy with spring cleaning at home, showing off your neighborhood, saving the planet with eco challenges, sharing old memories of Bellevue, and even completing activities with your pets!

Volunteer request – Co-webmaster for PTSA WordPress website

Flex your technical muscle or learn a new skill! The PTSA communications team is seeking a volunteer to help with PTSA website maintenance starting in the Fall of 2021. Duties will be shared with a current member of the communications team and include creating news posts and updated web pages as necessary across the site.

Volunteer request – 5th grade promotion event

We are looking for volunteers to help with the 5th grade promotion event on Wednesday the 16th of June. The event is an all day event divided into 30 minute time periods for each class. We are looking for help with set up, we have a number of roles to fill and then tidying up at the end of the day.

Please sign up where you are able to help!

Summer Programs – Foreign Languages for Youth

Summer Spanish, French, Mandarin and Japanese online classes are available for K-8. Students watch an academic video, do a teacher guided activity and join a live class with an experienced teacher.

Bridle Trails Park Foundation Offering 1-Week Forest Summer Camp

The Bridle Trails Park Foundation will host a 1-week Forest Camp this summer. The camp is led by Washington State Certified Teachers who live in the neighborhood.

Afternoons include age-appropriate hikes in our unique 482-acre urban forest. All campers will learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in the magic of exploration and discovery in our amazing park!

Who: Students Entering Grades 1-6
When: July 12th – 16th, 1-4pm
Where: Bridle Trails State Park: 5300 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
Cost: $75
Discover Pass included – Distributed on the First Day

Seeking PTSA Co-President

Are you or anyone you know interested in being a part of the PTSA? We are looking for a co-president to help guide the PTSA into the future. Lots of new changes are on the horizon due to the pandemic. A chance to refresh how the PTSA does things. It’s a great opportunity. And a fun group of people to work with!

Please contact nominatingcommittee@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.

Volunteer Request: Help with Filing PTSA Tax Return

The PTSA seeks a volunteer tax professional who can prepare a basic tax return with electronic filing for the PTSA school year 2020-21.

The tax return is is due in November.

Please contact president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org to volunteer or request additional information.

Outdoor Get Togethers at Cherry Crest

Some fun on the playground!

Would you like to meet up with other parents while your children get to see their friends outside? This is an informal invitation to meet up by grade level.

All grades welcome at all times—this is a very informal gathering.