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Charger Chatter October 20, 2020
10/21 Unity Day - wear orange!

10/26 Passport Club Checkpoint

11/10 PTSA General Meeting, 6:45pm
11/11 Veteran’s Day – NO SCHOOL
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Spotlight on General School Assistants
Mrs. Sung (4th Grade) tells us how GSA Durga Ganapathy helps her classroom:

Durga Ganapathy provides daily support in our 4th grade class. She has been a great support, providing the extra help when we need it. For example, I remember there were several times during the first few weeks of school when she was able to meet on a separate call with students who were having specific tech issues. This was invaluable as it is very hard for the teacher to do this during live class time. She continues to provide whole class and small group support throughout the week. I am so thankful for Ms. Durga!

Did you know our biggest investment as a PTSA is funding more General School Assistants to help our teachers and students? Funding comes from parents and community members, through direct donations, corporate matching, and opportunities like Amazon Smile and "Give with Bing". Read more about GSAs on the PTSA website!
Passport Club Begins with First CheckPoint on October 26th
Is your child interested in Geography and the countries of the world?

The Passport club at Cherry Crest offers a multi-year introduction to world Geography for all students.

Joining is easy! Just send an email with your child’s name, grade and teacher to:

We won't have in-person check ins this year. Instead we'll provide materials online for you to check your child's knowledge and earn their stamps.

Want to learn more? Visit
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Volunteer Opportunities
See the PTSA Website for the current list of volunteer opportunities!
Charger Chatter Newsletter Editor
Do you enjoy working with words? Like hearing news first? Looking for a flexible way to volunteer on your own schedule? Charger Chatter newsletter editors take turns condensing and formatting submissions to produce an informative weekly newsletter of interest to our families.

Please contact for more details about this role!
School News
Read the principal's monthly newsletter for more school news
Wear Orange for Unity Day on October 21st
On Unity day students to stand together against bullying and are united for kindness, inclusion and acceptance.

The official color for unity day is orange and all students & staff are encouraged to wear orange to school.

As as school-wide project, each student will be invited to use Flipgrid to record how they can stand up against bullying and show kindness and acceptance of others.

Bullying can be prevented when we all come together – united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Questions? contact school counselor Marissa Krauskopf.
District Notices
BSD Postpones In-Person Learning Until January
Last week, the Bellevue School District announced that there would be no additional students moved to in-person learning until January. For more details, please see the BSD website.
Community Bulletin Board
In the Community Bulletins section, we pass along information submitted to the PTSA newsletter editor which may be of interest to Cherry Crest Families. No sponsorship or endorsement is made or implied by the PTSA or the Bellevue School District. 
Neighborhood Trick or Treating
Trick or Treating this year? Residents in the communities around Cherry Crest Elementary invite neighbors to have a fun and safe Halloween on Saturday, October 31st starting at 5:00pm! Follow the fundamentals of COVID prevention. Limit close contact with other people, limit touching points, practice good hand hygiene, and don't participate if you or someone in your household is sick.

1. Wear a mask covering your mouth and nose.
2. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before handling candy.
3. Make sure all candy is in original packaging.
4. Place 5-10 pieces of candy on a table on your driveway (or just inside your garage) and standby to refill as needed.

1. Wear a mask covering your mouth and nose.
2. Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household

Find more information about COVID-19 spread and staying safe from the King County public health insider page and King County Halloween celebration guidance.
Boys and Girls Club Offers Child Care Options
The Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue offers safe and enriching full-day programming at select Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue sites during the Bellevue School District’s Remote Learning Phase. Locations and links to registration can be found at their website.
Local Non-Profit Wise Camps Offers On-Line Enrichment
Wise Camps provides engaging and educational chemistry, physics, biology, marine science, coding, rocketry, medicine, art, finance, culinary, engineering, and math camps for students entering grades 1-11.

The next school-year camp will be held on Veteran’s day, November 11, 2020.
Other Cherry Crest Information
📣 Spirit Gear Store Currently Closed
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