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Charger Chatter October 8, 2019
Calendar
October
11 - No School
14-15 - Early dismissal @ 12:15 PM, Parent-Teacher Conferences
18 - Principal Chat @ 8:15 AM
21 - Reflections Submission Due
23 - Unity Day - Wear Orange
25 - Fall Festival @ 6:00 PM
29 - Picture Retake Day
Take Action!
Walk-a-thon Thank You
Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers that showed up to make our 2019 World of Colors Walk-a-thon a success! Your time and dedication to Cherry Crest is what makes our school and community great. And a huge thank you to this year's Walk-a-thon Chairs Alan Sch ö n and Robert Linares . These two wonderful dads spent many hours working to make this year's event a colorful success.

We want to extend a special thank you to our team members who worked behind the scenes in September to help make Walk-a-thon happen - Karin Hargrove, Kat Schifano, Chelsea Lientz, Nhimy Chung, Alli Burton, Diana Arredondo and Goms Sundaresan.

We also extend a HUGE Thank You to the PTSA Communications Team - Nhimy Chung, Jingxia Ni, Namita Sheokand, Aysun Eskici, Amy Karlson, Heather Sherman, Zhijie Guan, Kat Schifano, and Di Wang , for working tirelessly in getting information timely to all the families.

And Thank You to Dusty Steere, Erin Stedman, Susie Nakamura, Denise Anderson and all teachers for helping us to make the event a success. Thank you all!
PTSA News
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.
Walk-a-thon Donations Due This Week
There are only a few days left, and we’ve raised 68% of our goal! Help us raise $16,200 in the final stretch ! Submit your Walk-a-thon Donations by October 10.

Your $150 suggested donation goes directly to your child's Curriculum Enhancement activities such as field trips, author visits, Spelling Bee, Family Nights ... and much more!

Take action now and donate here .

Questions? Email walkathon@cherrycrest-ptsa.org .
Double Your Donation Through Corporate Matching of Donations and Volunteer Hours
Did you know that donations made to the Walk-a-thon and Cherry Crest PTSA are 100% tax deductible and eligible for corporate matching programs ?

Microsoft, Google, T-Mobile, Salesforce, Facebook , and many other employers match dollars their employees donate! 

Some companies even match volunteer hours! Four hours of volunteering could
bring a corporate donation of up to $100. Click here or contact corporatematching@cherrycrest-ptsa.org to learn more.
Library Volunteers Needed
Cherry Crest students love our Library Volunteers. If you have time to spare and want to give back to your child’s class or help with any other class, please consider volunteering in the library. Your help will give Mrs. Lux additional time to help students choose books and do computer work.

If you have already completed library training, please sign up here .

New volunteers, and those looking for a library refresher, please RSVP at libraryvolunteer@cherrycrest-ptsa.org for an orientation before signing up.

  • Wednesday, October 9, 12:15-12:35 PM
  • Thursday, October 10, 8:05-8:25 AM
2019-2020 Washington State Reflections Arts Program
Reflections is ON now and is calling creative minds! Unleash your artistic talent and participate in Reflections 2019-2020!

Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2019-2020 theme: " Look Within ".

Entries are due Monday, October 21. Students are encouraged to submit original work of art in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.

Questions? Visit the Reflections Page and contact reflections@cherrycrest-ptsa.org .
PTA Legislative Assembly in Bellevue
PTA Legislative Assembly is October 26-27, at the Bellevue College.

All PTA members ( sign up today !) are invited to attend. Would you like to represent Cherry Crest? Some PTSA funds are available to help mitigate the cost, email: legislativerep@cherrycrest-ptsa.org .

School News
Cherry Crest Puzzle Club Applications Due This Week
We are excited to offer a new after school Puzzle Club to interested 3rd-5th grade students! Students will work collaboratively in small groups to solve brain-bending puzzles like logic grids, classic riddles, mathdoku, and more.

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.

Questions? Contact Crystal Coldiron at coldironc@bsd405.org .
Principal Chat on October 18
At Cherry Crest we strongly believe in building a strong comm(UNITY). We invite you to join Principal Dusty Steere for the first Principal Chat of the school year on Friday, October 18 at 8:15-9:15 AM in the Music Room.

Mr. Steere will host an open forum and take questions from parents and discuss topics that are important to you. What topics and questions would be most interesting to you? Please share your ideas in this brief  survey .  

When : Friday, October 18, 8:15-9:15 AM
Where : Music Room
Other Cherry Crest Information
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