STEM Opportunity for Girls in 3rd-5th Grade

GEMS (Girls Embrace Math and Science) is a math and science competition for girls in the 3rd to 5th grade that will tentatively take place on March 25th, from 9AM to 4PM.

Participants learn to work with each other and approach difficult STEM concepts in a thoughtful, logical way. Activities include robotics, building marshmallow towers, listening to guest speakers in STEM fields, free pizza, and more!

If you are interested in participating, please sign up using this link:

For more information, please check out our website (it will be updated with accurate information soon!) or email us

K-2 Author/Illustrator visit coming up March 23rd

On Thursday March 23rd local author/illustrator Ellie Peterson will be presenting to all K-2 classrooms in three separate presentations in the library.  We are lucky enough (thank you BSF!) to have Ellie two years in a row at our school. 

Ellie often specializes in books that focus on science, including the topics of monarch butterflies, honeybees, our seasons and our planet earth.  Some students will also experience an “Eat With Ellie” lunch in the library where they can find out more about what it’s really like to work as an author/illustrator and ask more in-depth questions. Want to know more?  Visit her website:

*Look for a paper coming home next week if you would like to preorder one of her books to have signed and personalized for your student.

Thank you for supporting our Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Way to go Chargers!

You help raise $2,600  in books for the library and $1,700 in cash for future purchases.  The Scholastic Bookfair is valued part of making our library the best if can be for our students right here at Cherry Crest. Thanks to all of our volunteers and to the parents who supported the sale.

We look forward to doing it again next year.

Volunteers: Jeff Nemeth, Karin Hargrove, Neda Chaudhary, Zayna Chaudhary, Kelli Heikkila, Emma Rong, Yingying Bao, Alison Luhrs, Elena Razmpoosh, Shalini Prakash, Erika Dowd, Svitlana Lebedieva, Emily Crahan, Marcia Murray, Arija Young, Ashwini Kumar, Lucy Goddard, Qiuru E, Faranak Sorooshiam, Wendy Ko, Jennifer Provine, and Navaz Nekoo. Please let me know if I missed your name or if you are interested in helping next year.

Spring Magic Class At Cherry Crest Elementary

Title of Class:  Purple Wand Magic Course from Seattle Magic Academy
Day/Time: Tuesdays from 2:35pm – 4:05pm.  Mar 21-May 16, no class Apr 11
Location: CCE Stage
Cost: $289
Registration Link:
***Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 14
Contact Person & Contact Info.:
Xakary the Magician 425.260.7842 /

Shout-out to Volunteer – Elena Razmpoosh

This shout-out is for an amazing CE team member, Elena Razmpoosh, Ariana (Kindergarten) & Kiana (Grade 5th) mother. Elena is an integral CE team member for both Kindergarten and Grade-5 and has shown incredible skills in organizing amazing field trips for both grades. Each field trip requires her to make arrangements with vendors, fill out BSD forms and keep teachers in communication, and her skill at executing these tasks are really commendable. Cherry Crest PTSA is proud of her and the value she brings to the community. Keep up the great work, Elena!

Beyond the Stage Youth Drama Club – Spring Registration

For Grades:  K-3rd Grade
Day of week:  Wednesdays
Time of day:   12:15pm – 1:30pm
Program start and end dates: 4/5-5/31 ***No class 4/12

For Grades:  4-5th grade
Day of week:  Fridays
Time of day:   2:30 – 3:45 pm
Program start and end dates: 4/7-6/2 ***No class 4/14, 5/5

Location: CCE Stage
Cost: $150 (limited scholarships available)
Registration Link:

Contact Person & Contact Info. Blaire Smith: