NEW!! Festival Of Cultures

The annual Festival of Cultures will be held on Friday, February 8th 2019, from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Join us for a wonderful tour around the world at Cherry Crest day or time of religious or other celebration, marked by feasting, ceremonies, or other observances. Prepare your traditional costume to showcase your country! No costume? Wear your country colors or even your national team sport t-shirt! We want this event to be colorful!
Please send an email to festivalofcultures@cherrycrest-ptsa.org if you would like to represent a country or to help with set up or tear down. Many countries are already preparing tables about their culture, but we want more and in particular we would love to have the United States regions represented!
Please contact Nina Abelman & Nyambura Ruhiu-Mboggo (festivalofcultures@cherrycrest-ptsa.org) for more information.

NEW!! Deadline: Writing Challenge 2018-19

We hope you all had a restful break and had an opportunity to talk with family members.The Deadline for the Writing Challenge is January 18, this FRIDAY. If your students participated, please have them turn in their complete work to their teacher or the box in the office. If you have an electronic version, please feel free to email it to: writingchallenge@cherrycrest-ptsa.org
All writing will be published in a collective book that will be displayed by grade level in the library. Books will be available for purchase as well. What a great way to read your friends writing, and to get to know their family better. Additionally, everyone who participates will automatically receive a ticket for a tasty treat at the Festival of Cultures on February 8th, and writing pieces will be featured for family and friends to read during the festival.
Paper copies of the guidelines and templates were distributed to your students during the last week of school before the break. Electronic copies can be downloaded from the webpage here. Please submit all entries to your teachers by Friday, January 18. 
If you have any questions, please email writingchallenge@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.

NEW!! Family Movie Night

Join us for Family Movie Night Friday, January 18th at 6:00 P.M.!
The movie has been selected by 5th grade students, as part of 5th grade fundraising activities, where they raise funds to support local charities.
Bring cash for snacks, a comfy blanket, sleeping bag and pillow and get ready to enjoy the show!As a gentle reminder, this is NOT a drop-off event, and we rely on your presence during the movie to supervise your children and make sure all goes smoothly.
Thank you for your participation and support!
Questions? Email: 5thgradeevents@cherrycrest-ptsa.org 

Staff Appreciation for January: 4th Grade

Each year Cherry Crest families show their appreciation for our outstanding teachers and staff by volunteering to provide food, beverages and paper products throughout the school year. Each Grade level is assigned one month to focus their efforts and many items can be delivered by your child.
Click here to view the full schedule on the PTSA website and to see when and how your family can help carry on this wonderful tradition of gratitude.
Parents of 4th Graders: January is your month! Sign Up here to participate.
Thank you in advance for your contributions. Together we strengthen our community!
Questions? Email:staffappreciation@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Variety Show Sign-Up

A call to all Cherry Crest performers!  Dust off your glamourous outfits and start preparing your fabulous acts.  Our fun Variety Show will take place on January 25th with auditions taking place on the 15th & 16th after school.

Please sign up here to ensure your audition spot.

We need parent volunteers in order to make this event successful. To sign up click here.

Please contact varietyshow@cherrycrest-ptsa.org with any questions.

Sign-up for Tuesday Music Mornings

Greetings parents! 
Does your child play the piano or another musical instrument? Are they enthusiastic to show their skills at school? Tuesday Music Mornings provide an opportunity for students to perform in the main entryway between school opening, 7:40 A.M. and five minutes before the first bell, 7:50 A.M. A piano is provided but other instrumentalists are welcome to participate!
We are now offering two 5 minute slots for sign up each Tuesday. Click here to register for one or more slots.
In addition to sign up, we will continue to offer time for children to try the piano on days when there has been only one sign up.
We look forward to hearing your children's performances! Please send any questions to musicmornings@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.