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Charger Chatter September 10, 2019
10 - Student Hearing Screening
12 - Curriculum Night , 6:00pm
17 - PTSA General Meeting, 6:30pm
19 - Kindergarten & 1st Grade Potluck 6:00-7:30pm
22 - Last day for Spirit Gear Orders
24 - 2nd Grade Potluck , 6:00-7:30pm
26 - 3rd Grade Potluck , 6:00-7:30pm
30 - 4th & 5th Grade  Potluck , 6:00-7:30pm

1 - School Picture Day
4 - Walkathon
11 - No School
Take Action!
Review and update family school contact information

Order spirit gear before Sep 22
Sign up for New Volunteer Opportunities open for 2019-20 School Year
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.
PTSA General Meeting on Tuesday, September 17th
Please join us on Tuesday, September 17th, at 6:30pm in Cherry Crest Library for the first PTSA General Membership meeting of the 2019-2020 school year.

  • 6:30-7:00pm - Social time with coffee and snacks
  • 7:00pm - Meeting starts
You are the Parent in PTSA! Come and find out how to support our Comm(UNITY)! This is a great opportunity to learn more about what the Cherry Crest PTSA does and how we support our students, staff and families. We will be approving the 2019 and 2020 PTSA budget and standing rules in this meeting. We hope to see you there.

Questions? Contact your PTSA Co-Presidents at 
Grade Level Potluck Dinners in Cherry Crest Cafeteria
Join fellow classmates and families for a potluck dinner! Bring a salad, side dish or main course to serve 6-8 people. For home made items please provide an ingredient list to help those with food allergies. Cherry Crest PTSA will supply paper products, water and dessert.

  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade Thursday, September 19; 6:00-7:30pm
  • 2nd Grade Tuesday, September 24; 6:00-7:30pm
  • 3rd Grade Thursday, September 26; 6:00-7:30pm
  • 4th & 5th Grade  Monday, September 30; 6:00-7:30pm

Questions? e-mail Kathy Hotchkies at
Collect Box Tops for Education with the Box Tops Mobile App
For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their schools. Now Box Tops is going digital!

Drop off older box tops labels in the front office. Newer labels read "Scan your receipt". To contribute to Cherry Crest, scan your store receipt with the Box Tops mobile app . Start now to help fund projects at Cherry Crest!
Fall Spirit Gear Sale Running Through September 22nd
Show your Cherry Crest Spirit! Spirit store will be open until September 22nd , then clothes will be delivered to the classroom mid-October. Check out the website .
School News
New to Cherry Crest? Get Approval Now to Volunteer!
All volunteers for field trips, in classrooms and at activities during school days (library, vision/hearing testing, Walkathon) must have an up-to-date background check on file .

The Bellevue School district uses Verified Volunteers to approve volunteers and requires renewal every three years (when it's time you renew, you'll receive a notification). If you are new to the district, please take a few minutes to apply and be ready to go on the next field trip!
On-Site After School Enrichment Classes
Fall After School Classes and Clubs
Find a detailed listing of all classes with registration information on the PTSA website. All classes open to students in K-5th unless otherwise indicated.
Spanish 2:30 to 3:30pm
Xakary the Magician 2:30 to 4:00pm (7 years and older)

Chess4Life 2:30 to 3:30pm
Eastside Drama Kids 2:30 to 3:30pm

CAN (Clay Animation Network) 12:10 to 1:45pm (1st - 5th)
Small Hands on Art 12:10 to 1:30pm

Tennis by TGA Sports 2:30 to 3:30pm

Playwell Lego STEM 2:30 to 3:30pm
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 all active posts, please see the Community Bulletins page on the PTSA Website.
Cub Scouts Pack Meeting is Tuesday, September 17th
All boys and girls grades K-5 are invited to join the Cub Scouts! Go camping, learn first aid and launch a model rocket! 

Join us at our first meeting on Tuesday September 17th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Cherry Crest Cafeteria to learn more while your child enjoys the Cub Scout carnival!
Other Cherry Crest Information
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