Charger Chatter December 1, 2020
editor@cherrycrest-ptsa.org
Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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Upcoming Events

THIS WEEK
12/01-12/02 View and Vote on Entries at the Art Reflections show
12/4 Read-a-thon minutes and donations due

NEXT WEEK
12/9 Read-a-thon winners announced
12/9 Math Challenge #5 due
12/11 Principal Chat, 8:30am Teams link - Missed the last one? View Nov 13 recording!
12/11 Math Challenge #6 available

LOOKING AHEAD
12/14 Passport Club Checkpoint
12/21 – 1/1 Winter Break – NO SCHOOL

Spotlight on General School Assistants

Each week we highlight some of the many ways our General School Assistants (GSAs) work hard both in front of cameras and behind the scenes to support our teachers and students during distance learning. Here are some words from GSA Sarah L.:

“Hi, I am Sarah L. a GSA at Cherry Crest. I met with a family who needed help learning how to sign on to Clever and the STAR testing site, then stayed with that student during the assessment. The student said that they appreciated me letting them finish the test. I told them I was there for them and made sure to answer any questions there were. The student was working hard. I was so glad to be able to help in this way!”

Did you know our biggest investment as a PTSA is funding more General School Assistants to help our teachers and students? Funding comes from parents and community members, through direct donations, corporate matching, and opportunities like Amazon Smile and "Give with Bing". Read more about GSAs on the PTSA website!

PTSA News

View and Vote on Art Reflections Entries!

View and Vote on Art Reflections Entries!
On Tuesday, December 1st and Wednesday, December 2nd you will have the chance to view and vote on your favorite Art Reflections submission on the theme: “I Matter Because…”

Read more. . . .

PTSA Seeking Nominating Committee Members

PTSA Seeking Nominating Committee Members
Help us find the PTSA leaders for the next school year!

The current Executive Committee of the PTSA seeks individuals to form a Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee helps fill vacant Executive Committee positions for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a short-term project taking place in January and involves attending 2-3 meetings.

Read more. . . .

Read-a-thon Donations and Reading Minutes Due Friday December 4th!!

Read-a-thon Donations and Reading Minutes Due Friday December 4th!!
Thank you for participating in the Cherry Crest Read-a-thon and pajama day! Read-a-thon donations are due by Friday December 4th to be eligible for prizes!

Read more. . . .

Get Ready to Jump!

Get Ready to Jump!
Ms. Judy Brison, our P.E. teacher, identified the need of movement for children, especially at a time like this when they are homebound, and is planning some fun ways to incorporate exercise. With funding from PTSA, every student has received a jump rope which was picked up along with the Read-a-thon t-shirt. Thank you, Ms. Brison!

Here is what Ms. Brison has to say about the jump ropes. . . .

Read more. . . .

Optimizing Online Safety: Video Available Now Thru Dec 8

Optimizing Online Safety: Video Available Now Thru Dec 8
Last week, our community had the opportunity to join the virtual presentation: "Optimizing Online Safety: Safety for Parents in the World of COVID” presented by Christy Keating of Savvy Parents Safe Kids. The recording is now available.

Read more. . . .

Staff Appreciation for December: Fourth Grade Families

Thank you teachers and staff!
Parents of Fourth Graders: December is your month! Join your fellow families to show your appreciation! This month PTSA will deliver care packages to Ms. Chariton, Ms. Gilbert, Ms. Pederson, Ms. Stevens, Ms. Sung, Ms. Durga (GSA) and Mr. Panther (Music).

We are collecting items until Sunday, December 13th. Please see drop-off instructions on the signup sheet.

Read more. . . .

Volunteer Opportunities

See the PTSA Website for the current list of volunteer opportunities!
VolunteersNeeded

School News

Read the principal's monthly newsletter for more school news

Community Bulletins

In the Community Bulletins section of the PTSA website and newsletter, 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.

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