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Charger Chatter October 1, 2019
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October
1 - Math Olympiad Meeting , 2:30-4:00pm
4 - Walkathon , 2:30-6:00pm
11- No School
14-15 - Early dismissal at 12:15pm for parent conferences
18 - Principal Chat at 8:15am
21 - Reflections Art Program Deadline
23 - Unity Day
25 - Fall Festival 6:00-8:00pm
29 - Picture Re take Day
Correction
The all-school Ice Skating Party at Sno-King will be on November 11 , not October 11 as posted in the last Chatter.
Take Action!
Sign up for New Volunteer Opportunities open for 2019-20 School Year
Cherry Crest Walkathon is this Friday, October 4
The Walkathon is this Friday!

Only 3 things you need to do to get ready for our 50th Anniversary Walkathon: Participation Slip, Volunteer, and Donate.

  1. Participation slip - ASAP. Each student requires a signed participation slip before they can take part in the walkathon. Fill out the online participation slip here.
  2. Volunteers - Sign-up by October 3. We need more than 100 volunteers to make this event possible. Please sign-up for a shift today.
  3. Donations - Due October 10. Please consider making a donation, sponsoring a teacher's t-shirt, and covering the cost of your child's t-shirt.

Questions? Email walkathon@cherrycrest-ptsa.org and visit the walkathon.cherrycrest-ptsa.org website.
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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.
Walkathon Parking Alert
Avoid the parking hassle! Park at Westminster Chapel and get a free shuttle to your c ar right from the parking lot to the school. The first shuttle leaves Westminster Chapel at 2:00pm and the last shuttle leaves Cherry Crest at 6:15pm. Reservations are not required.

Please click here for more detailed Walkathon Shuttle and Parking Information.
Ask your Family, Friends and Neighbors to Donate to Walkathon
Looking for a way to raise more money for our school? Help your children use this sponsor letter to send out to friends and family.

And don't forget to submit your donation here !
Library Volunteers Training
Cherry Crest students love our Library Volunteers! This is a great way to get acquainted with your child's classmates!

Volunteer training is available on the following dates. Please RSVP at: libraryvolunteer@cherrycrest-ptsa.org :

  • Wednesday, October 9, 12:15pm - 12:35pm
  • Thursday, October 10, 8:05am - 8:25am

Already trained? Sign up to join us again this year!

Fall Festival Chair(s) Needed
Can you help lead our Fall Festival ? We need one or more volunteer parents to help coordinate this spooktacular, fun filled family event scheduled for Friday, October 25th. Please contact us at fallfestival@cherrycrest-ptsa.org for more details.
Join the PTSA Today
Be your child’s SUPERHERO! Join the PTSA today!  For just $12 per Membership, you help us advocate for your child. You can sign up yourself, and/or every member of your family!

Click here to help support our PTSA and keep our community strong! Membership in the PTSA does not require attendance at meetings or volunteer, and U.S. Citizenship is not necessary. Questions? Contact president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org .
School News
Cherry Crest Puzzle Club: A New After School Club Activity to Challenge your Mind!
What : New after school Puzzle Club where students will work collaboratively in small groups to solve brain-bending puzzles.
Who : Cherry Crest 3rd to 5th grade students
When : Wednesdays 12:15-1:30pm starting October 23
Where : Cherry Crest Room 105

With support from the Bellevue Schools Foundation and the passion of a Cherry Crest parent volunteer, we are pleased to offer Puzzle Club for interested 3rd – 5th grade students as an after school activity on Wednesday afternoons. Students will work collaboratively in small groups to solve brain-bending, parent-stumping puzzles including logic grids, classic riddles, mathdoku, and many more. Fundamental theoretical concepts of logic such as AND/OR, IF/ELSE, deductive/inductive reasoning, and mutual exclusion will be introduced along the way. 

Space is limited , so please apply by October 10 . Eligible families will receive an email invitation with additional details prior to the club starting on October 23. Application for Cherry Crest Puzzle Club

Questions? Contact Crystal Coldiron at coldironc@bsd405.org .
District Notices
National Walk and Bike to School Day
Join thousands of students across the country this Wednesday, October 2 to Walk and Bike to School . Get an extra breath of fresh air in the morning, and a workout, by walking or biking. Help us celebrate the special day by gathering a group from your neighborhood to walk or bike! 

For more information, please contact us at waytogo@cherrycrest-ptsa.org .
Bellevue Gifted Alliance Fall Event
What : Bellevue Gifted Alliance Advanced Learning Classroom Lesson
When : Monday, October 7, 6:30-8:00pm
Where : Rainier Room at the WISC , 12111 Main St., Bellevue

Dr. Ivan Duran, Bellevue School District Superintendent, will speak at the BSD's Advanced Learning Program, discussing "An Update on our Advanced Learning Vision". We will also address "The Do's and Don't's of How to Help Your Child Succeed in Bellevue School District".
Bellevue Schools Foundation News
Education Connection: State Funding, Impact on the BSD and Your Property Taxes
What : Information session about state funding, the impact on the Bellevue School District, and your property taxes.
Where : Rainier Room at the WISC , 12111 Main St., Bellevue
When : Two free sessions are available for this special program:

  • Thursday, October 10, 11:30am - 1:00pm. Light lunch is offered at 11:30am. Register.
  • Monday, October 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Register.

The Community Engagement Committee (a joint venture of BSF, PTSA, and BSD) is excited to announce the first Education Connection of the 2019-2020 school year. Hear our resident expert, Melissa deVita, Deputy Superintendent for Finance and Operations of the Bellevue School District, discuss state funding, the impact on the Bellevue School District, and your property taxes.
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