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Charger Chatter December 10, 2019
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THIS WEEK
12/9-12/12 - Usborne Book Fair
12/11 - Math Challenge 5 Due

NEXT WEEK
12/16 - Passport Club Checkpoint

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12/23-1/3 - 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.
Join the Cherry Crest PTSA, Get a Free Drink
Your $12 membership supports our efforts to advocate regionally and statewide for our students' educational and social/emotional needs.

Your $12 membership also provides you with generous discounts that will be especially useful for travelling.

We greatly appreciate the support of our Bridle Trails Mercury’s Coffee and you will receive a FREE BEVERAGE for JOINING THE PTSA this month!  

You may also purchase a gift membership for your child or a Cherry Crest teacher!

You will receive details on how to get your free coffee after your membership confirmation email. Please email membership@cherrycrest-PTSA.org with questions.
Spirit Gear Store Open: Order Now for February Delivery
Our collection of high quality spirit gear is both durable and to wear. All items will be custom printed at the end of January and will be delivered to your child’s classroom early February.


Questions? Want to run Spirit Gear sales next year (or even this year!)? Email spiritgear@cherrycrest-ptsa.org to find out more. It’s easy, and we’re looking for a chair.
Fifth Grade Fundraiser: Rice Krispies Treat Sale December 11th
Fifth Grade students will sell Rice Krispies Treats for 50¢ each at lunch recess on Wednesday. This is one of several fundraisers our fifth graders run to support their chosen charity: Seattle Humane Society . SHS saves the lives of thousands of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals in our area each year. 

Want to support the cause, but don't want a treat? A donation jar is also available! It's a fun way for all students to join fifth graders in giving back to their community. 
Cherry Crest Variety Show is February 7th
This year the Cherry Crest Variety Show will be on Friday, February 7th.

Auditions afterschool: 
  • Tuesday, January 28 
  • Thursday, January 30
Dress Rehearsal: 
  • Thursday, February 6

Sign-ups for auditions will begin after winter break. Contact varietyshow@cherrycrest-ptsa.org with any questions.
Thank you for participating in the Cherry Crest Read-a-thon!
All reading logs have been turned in, and we are tallying the results. Principal Steere will announce prize winners during lunch on Friday, December 13th. More information can be found on the PTSA website.

Questions? Please contact readathon@cherrycrest-ptsa.org
School News
Usborne Books & More Winter Book Fair Is This Week
We are hosting an Usborne Books & More Winter Book Fair this week, Monday, December 9 - Thursday, December 12 ! The book fair will be open in the library during lunch recess and after school and online . Order by December 15th for free shipping, delivered to the school before Winter Break.  

There are over 2,500 titles to inspire, educate and entertain children of all ages. 50% of your purchase will go to the school in as free books.
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 .
BSF News
Education Connections Event: Screenagers - Next Chapter
Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
The Bellevue Schools Foundation and the Sammamish High School PTSA invite you to join us this Friday, December 13th at 6:30pm , 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.

The December 13th event will feature a screening of the 70-minute documentary.

Admission is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested. Register at https://tinyurl.com/unwmtug.
Other Cherry Crest Information
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