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Charger Chatter September 22, 2020
9/23 - Curriculum night materials available

10/9 NO SCHOOL Professional Day
10/12-10/14 Early Release at 12:15pm
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Renew your PTSA membership
Submit student health forms
Small Actions Earn $ for Cherry Crest
Choose Cherry Crest PTSA as your AmazonSmile charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to the PTSA:

  1. Follow this link and search for "Cherry Crest"
  2. Select “Cherry Crest Parent Teacher Association” as your charity.
  3. Save as your favorite page and make sure you shop from there.
  4. Begin shopping

Do you shop from a mobile device? Active AmazonSmile by default! Open the Amazon Shopping app, find “AmazonSmile” in the Settings menu and follow the onboarding instructions to activate AmazonSmile on your device.

For more ways to help Cherry Crest earn money, visit our fundraising page
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Online Directory Available to All Cherry Crest Families and Staff
All families and staff now have access to an online families directory at You should have received an email at the address you have on file on with the school (if not, check your junk folder!)

Note! The information is based on information provided by the district. We will refresh the content periodically during the year. If you have corrections to make, please use ParentVue.

Volunteer Opportunities
Check the PTSA Website for the current list of volunteer opportunities!
Curriculum Enhancement Chairs
Chairs are needed for Kindergarten and 4th grade. CE chairs work with teachers to plan and organize enrichment or Curriculum Enhancement activities for students. Generally, ideas are teacher-driven, with financial and logistical support from the PTSA.

2 hours/month planning, plus additional time helping on the day of each event.

Please contact for more details about this role!
PTSA Membership Chair
The membership chair is responsible for maintaining the Membership planet database as well as membership recruitment (advertising and outreach to encourage parents to join the Cherry Crest PTSA). This is a great role to do with a friend.

Managing/maintaining Member Planet: 1-2 hours/month. Recruitment: Depends on volunteers time and creativity!

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
Curriculum Night is Wednesday, Sep 23rd
Teachers, specialists and support staff are in the process of creating recorded presentations to be shared with all families on Wednesday, 6/23 at 6:00pm.

On the Cherry Crest school website, families and students will be able to access informational video presentations from their classroom teacher, specialist instructors, support staff and administration.

Look for more details in a message this week from Principal Steere!
District Information
Bellevue School District Shares "Transition to Hybrid" Update
At the September 15 School Board meeting, the Bellevue School District shared a draft roadmap for our transition to Hybrid Learning.

Starting September 21, we will begin serving some students in person. We will start with some students receiving special education services and students who received an incomplete last spring. Read more on the BSD website.
The Meals2Go program, offered by Bellevue School District's Nutrition Services team, is designed to provide a free breakfast and lunch option for families to access for their children. Learn 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.
Information contained in directories, Newsletters or membership lists published by Cherry Crest Elementary PTSA may not be used for purposes of solicitation either commercial, political or ideological or any other purpose not consistent with the Washington Congress of Parents and Teachers By-Laws.