NEW! New Date for Variety Show - January 26

This year, Bellevue school district scheduled Odle's 6th Grade Information Night at the same time as our Variety Show.

Our 5th graders are an integral part of producing and performing the show. Many of them have been participating for years. We are happy that we can move the night from Thursday, January 25 to Friday, January 26 so that 5th graders can attend both.

Calendars fill up fast. Please note the new date: 6:00PM Friday January 26.

We still need parent volunteers to help run the show - sign up here! Your child does not need to be participating to help out. Thank you in advance for your time!



NEW! Passport Club's Checkpoint Day is Monday, January 22

Passport Club's next Checkpoint Day will be on
Monday, January 22 in the lobby during lunch recess.

The country highlighted for October is China. Looking forward to seeing kids on checkpoint day.

Additional details about the Passport Club and study materials can be found on the PTSA website (login required)

Volunteers are needed from 12pm - 1pm - We need parent volunteers to help with testing on Checkpoint Day for Passport Club to be a success. If we are unable to finish testing all the students during recess due to a shortage of volunteers, students may be asked to complete the testing at home. 

Please sign up here to help ensure all Passport Club members get tested during the checkpoint. 

If you would like to join Passport Club, send an email with your student(s) name and teacher to passportclub@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.


Cherry Crest Family Movie Night on January 19


Don't miss the first movie night for 2018 to be held on January 19th from 6:00-8:00pm.
Movie choice to be decided……enjoy the suspense!

Yummy baked goods courtesy of Macrina Bakery and drinks will be available for purchase to support 5th grade activities. Bring a comfy blanket, sleeping bag and pillow and enjoy the show!

As a reminder, this is NOT a drop off event – Being a PTSA sponsored family night, no supervision is provided by the school or the PTSA. A parent or guardian must be on site during the movie. 

Questions? Contact 5thgradeevents@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.


Cherry Crest Staff Appreciation for January

Each year Cherry Crest families show their appreciation for our outstanding teachers and staff by volunteering to provide flowers, cards, snacks, and lunches throughout the school year.

Each grade level is assigned one month to focus their efforts. Fourth grade  is next up for the month of January. Parents of 4th graders, sign up here to contribute to Staff Appreciation in January. 

Click here to see when and how your family can help carry on this wonderful tradition of gratitude!

Thank you in advance for your contributions. Together we strengthen our community.

Questions? Email: staffappreciation@cherrycrest-ptsa.org


Save the Date - Variety Show on January 26


We are very excited to announce Cherry Crest's Variety Show will be on Thursday, January 26th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm!

What is the Variety Show?

The Variety Show is an opportunity to celebrate our student’s amazing creative abilities. It’s not a recital, instead, it’s a collection of 2-minute acts of dance, acrobatics, comedy, rock bands, martial arts, and musical pieces. It’s fun, and a little bit crazy. Fifth graders emcee the event and parents help keep it running smoothly.  

Mark your calendars for tryouts on Wednesday, January 17th and Thursday, January 18th after school. To sign up for tryouts, click here. Tryout spots are on a first come, first serve basis.

Dress Rehearsal is mandatory for all performers and will be on Tuesday, January 23rd and Wednesday, January 24th after school.

This year we are doing something new! Solo piano performances will not be during the evening show on the 25th. Instead, pianists can sign up to play piano in the school lobby on select Thursday mornings from 7:45am – 8:00am while students arrive at school. This brings the musical magic close to the kids for everyone's enjoyment. 

Parents! Please keep an eye out for the amazing Cherry Crest Variety Show. It is a fun event where the kids pull together acts that show off their amazing talents. It is not a recital, so don’t expect to see 30 solo acts.

Here are the Variety Show Guidelines:

1) we encourage 2 or more kids per act

2) each student may only be in one act

3) acts must be under 2 minutes in length

4) all music must be in mp3 format for tryouts, and child appropriate in language/content

We will need many parents to help with tryouts, practice and performances.  Please sign up here to volunteer to help or for one of the lead roles below.

LEAD (2 people) – will help develop and oversee the 2018 show. These people will help the kids show off the variety of talent at Cherry Crest. Sign up with a friend!

PHOTOGRAPHER - photograph the auditions, rehearsal, and show then post to Shutterfly. You will also select photos for yearbook. If adventurous, putting photos into a Shutterfly book for parents to purchase. This is another role that would be fun to sign up for with a friend.

MUSIC MASTER - pulls mp3s from parents, checks length and quality, compiling play list, learning from Cherry Crest Staff how to use equipment, and DJ-ing the show.


We are looking forward to another entertaining Variety Show and can’t wait to see all the talented performers this year!

Questions? Contact varietyshow@cherrycrest-ptsa.org