NEW! Passport Club's Checkpoint Day is Monday, November 27

Passport Club's next Checkpoint Day will be on
Monday, November 27 in the lobby during lunch recess.

The country highlighted for October is Panama. 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)

We need volunteers to help with testing on Check Point Day for Passport Club to be a success. 

Please sign up here to volunteer.

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


NEW! Cherry Crest Staff Appreciation for December

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. Kindergarten is next up for the month of December. Parents of Kindergartners, sign up here to contribute to Staff Appreciation in December. 

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


NEW! PTSA General Meeting and Voting Opportunity on December 5


Join us for a special PTSA General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00 pm at Cherry Crest.

On the agenda we will be debating on a Grant Request for additional Instructional Aides during this school year. This one-off emergency request was brought up during the last Regular General Membership meeting on November14th.

All members are invited to join the discussion and participate in the vote.

Childcare will be provided. Questions president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org


NEW! Thank You from Cherry Crest PTSA


The Cherry Crest PTSA is honored to be a part of an amazing community of parents, teachers, and students! The parent community at Cherry Crest is special in many ways and we want to take a moment to reflect on what we, as a PTSA are thankful for:

- Thank you for your unparalleled generosity! This is reflected in the many extracurricular activities, programs, and teacher support that aren’t included in the mandated curriculum. Your donations of time and money make them possible.

- Thank you for being such an open and supportive parent community, welcoming the many new families that joined us this year. Our community is stronger, richer and more diverse.

Have a warm and safe holiday. Please know that the PTSA is thankful for all you do!


NEW! Save the Date - Variety Show on January 25


We are very excited to announce the Variety Show is coming to Cherry Crest on Thursday, January 25th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm!

Mark your calendars for tryouts on Wednesday, January 17th and Thursday, January 18th after school. The link to sign up for tryouts will be provided in the next Chatter newsletter after Thanksgiving. Be on the lookout for it as 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 email varietyshow@cherrycrest-ptsa.org to volunteer for one of the 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!


NEW! Volunteers Needed for Math Adventure Night


After a fun night last year, it has been requested to have another Math Adventure event during the month of February. However, we recently learned that the model has changed and it now a more self-run program. With that, we need dedicated and committed volunteers to make this happen. Committee roles are listed below.

Please respond to mathadventures@cherrycrest-ptsa.org no later than Friday, December 8th if you are interested.

Open Math Adventure Committee Roles:

  • Event Chair
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Participant Registration
  • Marketing & PR
  • Printing & Supplies
  • Props & Costumes
  • Puzzle Solving Station Lead
  • Theatric Station Lead

PTSA Seeks Nominating Committee Members


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 2018-2019 school year. This is a short-term project taking place in January and involves attending 2-3 meetings.

An ideal Nominating Committee member is:

  • Someone with connections to many different families within our school across grades
  • Comfortable approaching other parents for conversation
  • Able to meet with other members of the nominating Committee (time and location are decided by the nominating group)

If this interests you, or you have questions, contact: nominatingcommittee@cherrycrest-ptsa.org


Sign Up to Volunteer at Cherry Crest

Interested in volunteering at Cherry Crest this year? Look for sign-up sheets at the PTSA Coffee events at the start of school Thursday August 31st and September 5th at 8:00am or during the Ice Cream Social on Thursday September 7 at 6:30 pm
Members of the PTSA Executive Committee will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Going on Field Trips? Helping out in the Classroom or Library?
All volunteers during school must complete a mandatory Bellevue School District volunteer form and turn it in to our school office, even for field trips. Don't wait - get approved now!
Questions? Contact president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.

Join the Cherry Crest PTSA for the 2017-2018 School Year

Join the Cherry Crest PTSA to support your students and our school comm(UNITY). By becoming a member, you IMPACT education for all children by joining the largest volunteer organization, dedicated to advocating on behalf of all children.
CONNECT with other parents in the school comm(UNITY) and BE A VOICE for positive changes within our school. Cherry Crest PTSA offers a forum for exchanging ideas with other parents, teachers and administrators and helps create and prioritize PTSA enrichment activities.
Returning Cherry Crest Family? Don't forget to renew your annual membership with the Cherry Crest PTSA for 2017-18 today.
Questions? Contact membership@cherrycrest-ptsa.org