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Charger Chatter January 21, 2020
1/21 - PTSA Meeting @ 6:30pm
1/21 - Running Club begins
1/24 - Principal Chat @ 8:10am, music room
1/24 - " Girls on the Run" student lottery registration deadline

1/27 - No School; professional day
1/31 - Family Movie Night; 6:00-8:00pm

2/6 - Variety Show Dress Rehearsal; 4:00-5:30pm
2/7 - Variety Show Performance; 6:00-8:30pm
2/12 - Spelling Bee Final; 6:30-8:00pm
2/17-2/21 - Mid-winter break: NO SCHOOL

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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.
January PTSA General Meeting Is Tonight
The next Cherry Crest PTSA general meeting will take place on  January 21st at 7:00pm  in the Cherry Crest school library. There will be coffee and cookies starting at 6:30 along with the opportunity to meet fellow parents and the PTSA board members.
We have a special guest speaker, Renuka Getchell from  Bellevue Quality Schools , who will discuss the upcoming school bond. We will also be voting in the members of our nominating committee. They will recruit next year's elected officials. We hope to see you there!
Communications Team Seeks Writers
Are you an aspiring author? Delight in writing stories, website content, and news articles? Enjoy blogging and posting on Facebook? Dream of compiling a school directory? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then the PTSA Communications Team is perfect for you! We’re looking for writers of all sorts to join the team for the 2020/21 school year (or sooner). Whether website, newsletter or social media is your thing - or if you just want to learn - we’ll find a role that’s right for you! Contact us at to learn more .
Washington State PTA Essay Contest Open to All Students
This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective.

Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2020. For full details, including essay guidelines, application form and submission instructions, please see the WSPTA website .
Family Movie Night: Abominable, Friday, January 31
Join us for a showing of Abominable on Friday, January 31st at 6:00pm in the Cherry Crest Cafeteria!

Bring a comfy blanket, sleeping bag and pillow and enjoy the show. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase to support 5th grade activities.

As a reminder, this is NOT a drop off event – a parent or guardian must be on site during the entire movie.
Variety Show: Tryouts Are Full, Volunteers Still Needed
This year the Cherry Crest Variety Show will be on Friday, February 7th.

We need volunteers to help with the auditions, the dress rehearsal on February 6th and for the final performance on February 7th. Please volunteer to support this beloved student activity!

Contact with any questions.
School News
Donate Used Soccer Cleats until February 14th
We Need Your Cleats! Soccer is beloved by people around the world. Unfortunately, many kids around the world cannot afford the soccer gear such as cleats. Kleats for Kids is a club at Bellevue High School that collects used cleats and donates them to children in Peru.

Last year, they collected about 100 cleats! Cherry Crest will have a collection box in the front lobby through February 14.  

Please consider donating your used cleats and soccer gear to this charity. Rather than throwing it into a trash can, throw it into our bin! Thank you!
On Site After School Programs
PTSA & Cherry Crest are excited to bring new vendors and favorite activities to our afterschool lineup. We’ve got programming, Spanish, Mandarin, Theater, Tennis, Magic, Lego creation, public speaking, creative writing, chess, comic book creation, and dance.  Dates, times, prices, and registration links are available on the PTSA website .
Bellevue Schools Foundation Updates
Education Connections Event:  Screenagers - Next Chapter
Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
The Bellevue Schools Foundation and the Chinook, Enatai and International School PTSAs invite you to join them at the Chinook Middle School Commons on Thursday, February 6th at 5:15pm, for a special screening of the new documentary  Screenagers: Next chapter.

Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.

Admission is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.
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.
BSD High School Girl Scout Troop 40333 offers a Wizards and Magic Day Camp on the January 27th school closure day. Located at Westminster Chapel and open to students in K-5, cost is $50 ($25 for additional Siblings).
Other Cherry Crest Information
📣 Spirit Gear Store Currently Closed
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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. Read our submission guidelines .
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