Charger Chatter January 5, 2021
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Cherry Crest Elementarry 2.3.25

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Upcoming Events

THIS WEEK
1/6 Math Challenge #6 due
1/8 Math Challenge #7 available

NEXT WEEK
1/12 PTSA General Meeting, 7:00-8:00pm, Teams link
1/15 Principal Chat, 8:30-9:30am

LOOKING AHEAD
1/18 No School: Martin Luther King Day
1/20 Math Challenge #7 due
1/22 Math Challenge #8 available

Spotlight on General School Assistants (GSAs)

Each week we highlight one of the General School Assistants (GSAs) who have been working 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. on how she connects with the kids:

Popping into the class meeting a few minutes prior to the official start time gives me time to connect with students the same way I would connect with them as we would be lining up outside before the 8:00 bell if we were at school. We talk about what we had (or are having!) for breakfast, we say good morning in our home language, we share morning stories such as, β€œI didn’t sleep well last night because I was worried about something……..” During these few minutes I can set a positive tone for the day and make some nice personal connections before the structured learning time begins! The other morning we all laughed together when they shared something that was hilarious over the weekend. I am building community every day!

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

PTSA Meeting is Tue, January 12th at 7:00pm

PTSA Meeting is Tue, January 12th at 7:00pm
Please join us at our Cherry Crest PTSA General Membership meeting, Tuesday January 12th, via Microsoft Teams. We encourage all families and community members to participate and you don’t need to be a PTSA member to attend.

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Staff Appreciation for January: Third Grade Families

Thank you teachers and staff!
Parents of Third Graders: December is your month! Join your fellow families to show your appreciation! This month PTSA will deliver care packages to Ms. Lee, Ms. Morel, Ms. Repass, Mrs. Tatterson, Mrs. Therriault and Ms. Patti (Art).

We are collecting items until Sunday, January 17th. Please see drop-off instructions in the signup sheet.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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

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.

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School and District News

Read the principal's monthly newsletter for more school news

Take the 1-minute Access and Speed Survey

Take the 1-minute Access and Speed Survey
Access to adequate broadband is crucial for remote learning and Washington State Representative Mary Dye is working to eliminate this hurdle to education. Please help by taking the 1-minute Access and Speed Survey!

Read more. . . .

Elementary Specialist Update for Families

Elementary Specialist Update for Families
When students return from winter break, elementary schools will be adjusting how specialists (PE, Music, Art, Library, etc.) deliver instruction, in some cases moving classes to "asynchronous" time, allowing for longer classes. These schedule changes may also result in a change of educator for some students.

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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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