Family Engineering Night this Thursday @6:00pm
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May 15th, 2018
Calendar
May

17 - Family Engineering night; 6:00-8:00pm
18 - Principal Coffee; 8:15am
25-28 - Read-a-thon
28 - Memorial Day ( No School)
31 - New Family Welcome Potluck

June

21 - 5th grade promotion @ 1:30pm in the Gym
22 - Last day of school
Take Action!
Check out our  volunteer opportunities  and make Cherry Crest the best learning environment for our children.

  • Sign up to help in the Art room
  • Sign up to help in the School Library
PTSA funded Curriculum Enhancement
Recent Events:

At Engineering Discovery Days, students and faculty from all UW engineering departments share their work with students, teachers, families and the community. Both days are oriented towards 4th through 8th grade students and feature hands-on activities that demonstrate the exciting work of engineers.

A big shout out to all the parent chaperones that helped the G5 students navigate their way around the U.W. campus!! Also a big thanks to Curriculum Enhancement for organizing the day!

Curriculum Enhancement (CE)     works with teachers to bring in the   best guest speakers, scientists, laboratory activities, performers, and musicians  for enhanced learning opportunities. All are 100% funded by  YOU , our parents; through generous donations to the Walkathon, Readathon and Auction.   Support PTSA fundraisers - they pay for these wonderful activities.
PTSA News
Read-a-thon starts May 25th
Ready. . . Set . . . Read! 
The Read-a-thon is the third and final major Cherry Crest PTSA fundraiser of the school year. Students set reading goals, gather sponsors, and read from  May 25th to May 28th  (Memorial Day weekend), and win exciting prizes!

The details:
•The students will come home with  information packets on Friday, May 18th .
•Read-a-thon kicks off with an all-school Pajama & Read-in Day on Friday, May 25th : send your kids to school in their PJs and with a book!
Reading and donation logs will be due by Friday, June 1st .

More information can be found  here . Questions? Please contact   readathon@cherrycrest-ptsa.org
Passport Club Checkpoint on Monday, May 21st
Passport Club's Checkpoint for May and the last checkpoint for this school year will be on Monday, May 21st in the lobby during lunch recess. We look forward to testing currently enrolled students at the checkpoint. 

Additional details about the Passport Club and study materials can be found on the PTSA website (login required):  Click Here  
 
If you would like to volunteer to help with Passport Club in the 2018-19 school year, please email  passportclub@cherrycrest-ptsa.org
Walkathon 2018 - Help us Make it Even More Awesome!
Join us for the Walkathon 2018 kick-off planning meeting on May 30th from 8:15-9:15am on the stage. Hear all the exciting things we have in store for next year and help us plan another successful and fantastically fun Walkathon. 

Many helpers are needed, big jobs and small ones, even jobs that can be done from the comfort of your computer chair. Just let us know how you want to help and we have some ideas.  

If you can't make it, just send an email that says, "I want to help 😊" and we will find a way to get you involved. 

We look forward to seeing you there!
Karin Hargrove & Tobi Kirsch,   walkathon@cherrycrest-ptsa.org
Order Your Charger Spirit Gear
The new Spirit Gear website and apparel are here! Check out the amazing new options for the whole family and order before the end of the school year!

Order Deadline: May 21st for early June delivery
To see all the options click  here
School News
Principal Coffee on May 18th
Join Principal Steere from  8:15-9:15am on Friday , May 18th  in the cafeteria for coffee and talk.  
 
Principal Steere will host an open forum and will take questions from parents and discuss topics that are important to you
Author Visit on May 18th - Dan Gemeinhart
Author Dan Gemeinhart will visit Cherry Crest on Friday, May 18th. Winner of this year's Washington State Sasquatch book award for The Honest Truth, Dan will present to all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at our school. For more information on him and his awesome books please visit his website.
 
*Unfortunately books will not be available for purchase at this event. However, Dan is happy to sign any of his books that you might have, so plan ahead to purchase your own and bring in that day.
District Notices

On-site After School Programs

On-site after school classes and clubs are available to Cherry Crest students throughout the school year. Check the  PTSA website for information on ongoing classes. 

Community Bulletins

In the Community Bulletins section, we pass along information submitted to the PTSA newsletter editor which may be of interest to Cherry Crest Families. No sponsorship or endorsement is made or implied by the PTSA or the Bellevue School District.   For entire list of active postings, please see the  Community Bulletins page on the PTSA Website.
Lake to Lake Bike Ride on June 9
The 7th annual Lake to Lake Bike Ride is on  June 9 .
The bike ride starts and finishes at Lake Hills Community Park 1200-164th Avenue SE, Bellevue and has a rolling start between 9:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. 
Click  here  to register.
Lake Hills Soccer Club Fall Registration
Is your child interested in playing soccer this Fall?Lake Hills Soccer Club registration is open now until May 31st for Micro, Modified Recreational, and Recreational soccer programs:  details here

Tryouts for our Club Select program are scheduled. See the Lake Hills Soccer Club website for details. Scholarships are available for all LHSC soccer programs. Visit the  LHSC website  for more details
Other Cherry Crest Information
Essential Links
  Thursdays are Spirit Day  
Wear red or Cherry Crest apparel to show your School Spirit every Thursday. Browse our PTSA sponsored Spirit Gear store.

5% of all spirit gear purchases goes back to the Cherry Crest PTSA!
Mission: The Cherry Crest PTSA is a resource to unify parents, teachers, students and the community to support our Cherry Crest staff. We provide outstanding educational enhancement opportunities for every child and work to build a strong community.
Shop on Amazon to Support Cherry Crest PTSA
Whether you're shopping for gifts or purchasing everyday household items,  Cherry Crest PTSA will receive 6% of your shopping proceeds. You can access the link from the  PTSA website.   
Always go through this link to ensure your PTSA benefits. Add it to your favorites for easy access.
Article Submission Guidelines
The Cherry Crest Charger Chatter is emailed to families and staff on Tuesday mornings. The deadline for submissions to the Chatter is the preceding Wednesday by 7pm. 

Submissions related to PTSA activities and relevant to Cherry Crest families in Bellevue should be made via email as plain text . Flyers or attachments may be submitted electronically (only in PDF format), but will be included at the discretion of the editorial team. Send all submissions to editor@cherrycrest-ptsa.org
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