Charger Chatter November 17th, 2020
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Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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THIS WEEK
11/17 Online Safety Webinar for parents
11/18 Last day to order Spirit Gear
11/18 Math Challenge #4 due
11/20 Math Challenge #5 available
11/20 Reflections Virtual Art Show Postponed!
11/21 Read-a-thon t-shirt pickup on Saturday

NEXT WEEK
11/23-25 Elementary Conferencing Dates (no live afternoon instruction)
11/25-29 Cherry Crest Read-a-thon, kicking off Wednesday with pajama day!
11/26-27 Thanksgiving Holiday – NO SCHOOL

LOOKING AHEAD
11/30 Passport Club checkpoint

Spotlight on General School Assistants

Second grade teacher Mrs. Wells has this to share about the support GSAs provide her classroom:

Ms. Johnson provides invaluable support to our class. During our whole group instruction, she often helps students catch up after having a technology issue. She provides individual students the help they need, while allowing the class keep our pace. She helps me monitor student engagement and understanding during the meeting; and several times she’s had to rescue me when I’ve been kicked off calls. In the afternoons, she meets with students for extra practice and support with our assignments. I don’t know what I would do without her!

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

Connect With Cherry Crest Families

Directory
Thanks to all the parents who joined us for grade-level discussions last week! We’d encourage you to check out the PTSA family online directory to continue making connections with other families in your students’ classrooms or grades.

We’d love your feedback! We are considering doing similar events in future and would love feedback, whether or not you attended! Whether or not you were able to participate, please fill out our short survey to help us design future events for our community.

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Pick Up Free Read-a-thon T-shirts Saturday, November 21st!

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Every Cherry Crest student will receive a PTSA-sponsored Read-a-thon t-shirt! Please pick up your student’s t-shirt this Saturday, November 21st. T-shirts will be available in the Cherry Crest covered area. 10 AM – 12 PM for grades K, 1, 2; 12 PM – 2 PM for grades 3, 4, 5). As always, please wear a mask and practice social distancing!

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Shopping on Amazon? Remember to "Smile"!

Amazon Smile
Help Cherry Crest PTSA raise funds by selecting the PTSA as your preferred charity for the Amazon Smile program. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the Cherry Crest PTSA! No cost is passed on to you.

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Ready. . . Set . . . Read! Read-a-thon starts November 25th

Ready. . . Set . . . Read! Read-a-thon starts November 25th
The Read-a-thon is the first major Cherry Crest PTSA fundraiser of the school year. Students set reading goals, gather sponsors, and READ from November 25th to 29th (Thanksgiving break), and win exciting prizes!

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Optimizing Online Safety: Safety for Parents in the World of COVID

Optimizing Online Safety: Safety for Parents in the World of COVID
Please join your fellow Cherry Crest Community members on November 17th at 7 pm for a virtual presentation of "Optimizing Online Safety: Safety for Parents in the World of COVID” presented by Savvy Parents Safe Kids. This 90-minute parenting workshop focuses on what to expect, what you can do and how to help your child navigate the online world.

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Spirit Gear Store Now Open for Business!

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Craving a Cherry Crest sweatshirt? Looking for a mask to show your Charger spirit? The Spirit Gear store is now open!

New this year: tie-dye t-shirts, facemasks and new colors in multiple apparel types

The store will be live until November 18th to guarantee delivery before Christmas.

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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