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Charger Chatter October 6, 2020
10/9 NO SCHOOL Professional Day

10/12-10/14 Early Release at 12:15pm
10/16 Principal Chat at 8:30am
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5th grade families: Staff Appreciation
Submit corporate matching requests
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Spotlight on Instructional Aides
By monitoring the Teams chats during classes, aides help answer student questions, quickly follow up on inappropriate behavior, and highlight kids who are responsible in their actions. Two students in one class were recognized for their leadership by being named ‘Wizards of the Week’ thanks to help from their Instructional Aide!

Did you know our biggest investment as a PTSA is funding more Instructional Aides to help our teachers and students in many ways? Funding comes from parents and community members, through direct donations, corporate matching, and opportunities like Amazon Smile and "Give with Bing".
Virtual PTA Legislative Assembly Is October 24-25
Washington State Parent Teacher Association (WSPTA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the well-being and education of all children.

This year, PTA members across Washington State will gather virtually to decide WSPTA's Top 5 Legislative Priorities to advocate for at the state level. During the two day assembly, attendees can also attend education sessions focused on current issues and resolutions. Listen, learn, and lend your voice to issues important to your family!

The PTA Legislative Assembly will be held virtually on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25. All PTA members are invited to register and attend online.The cost is $25.00. Not a PTA member yet? Join the Cherry Crest PTSA today and register to attend the Assembly.

Want a more active role? Contact today, October 6 to become a voting delegate. We can have up to four voting delegates from Cherry Crest PTSA but the deadline to register voters is today!

Introducing Our Official Cherry Crest PTSA Logo
Noticed something new this week? The PTSA is excited to announce the launch of its personalized logo and updated banner! This logo highlights the close partnership between Cherry Crest Elementary School and its PTSA. This logo will be used for all future Cherry Crest PTSA communications.

A big thank you to Cherry Crest parent Genevieve Warren for volunteering to create the Cherry Crest PTSA logo and update our banner!
Unleash Student Artistic Talent in Reflections 2020/21
Reflections is a nationally acclaimed PTSA student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2020/21 theme “I matter because.”

Entries will be collected virtually on Monday, November 16, 2020.

Volunteer Opportunities
See the PTSA Website for the current list of volunteer opportunities!
Fifth Grade Activities Lead and Volunteers
Calling all fifth grade parents! In their last, special year, our oldest students work as a team to show leadership, giving back to school and community and planning year end celebrations.

5th grade activities are student-led but we need parent volunteers to help students plan and execute: 5th grade fundraising, G5 Memories, end of year celebration, graduation & reception.

Please contact for more details about this role!
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
Early Dismissal and Family Conferences: October 12, 13, 14
October 12,13, & 14 are early release days for elementary students to allow time for Parent/Teacher/Student conferences. Please watch for additional information from the school and from your child’s teacher for specific details.
Principal Chat with Mr. Steere on Friday, Oct 16th at 8:30am
Cherry Crest families are invited to attend monthly virtual meetings hosted by Principal Dusty Steere and PTSA presidents Britt Heath & Deepa Panchapakesan. All chats will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams and will include information from the principal as well as ample time for questions and comments. Use this form to submit a question or topic for the next Principal Chat. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.
District Notices
Transition to Hybrid Learning Planning
Proposed dates for return to in-person learning will be presented this afternoon at the October 6 School Board Meeting, with youngest learners (K-2nd grade) returning first . . . Read more on the BSD Website.
Other Cherry Crest Information
📣 Spirit Gear Store Currently Closed
About this newsletter
The Cherry Crest Charger Chatter is emailed to families and staff on Tuesday mornings. The deadline for submissions to the Chatter is the preceding Wednesday by 7pm. Read our submission guidelines.
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