Virtual WSPTA Legislative Assembly Oct 24-25, 2020

Over 250 voting delegates representing 139 PTAs (including Cherry Crest) and all 13 regions of the state came together and decided the below Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2020-21.  Washington State PTA will advocate in favor of legislation supporting these priorities during the upcoming state legislative session in Olympia.  Learn more
 
Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2020-2021:
  • Increase Access to Nursing, Mental Health, and Social Emotional Learning Staff
  • Support Students and Preserve Education Funding
  • Increasing Educational Equity by Closing the Digital Divide
  • Supports and Funding for Students with Disabilities and Their Families
  • Prevent and Reduce Gun Violence and Suicide
 

Optimizing Online Safety: Safety for Parents in the World of COVID

Please join your fellow Cherry Crest Community November 17th at 7 pm for a virtual presentation of “Optimizing Online Safety: Safety for Parents in the World of COVID” presented by Savvy Parents Safe Kids. This 90-minute parenting workshop focuses on what to expect, what you can do and how to help your child navigate the online world.

Meet GSA Mr.T

Mr.T is one of Cherry Crest’s GSAs and provides daily classroom support. He is known to make all the students feel involved and connected in the classrooms, especially now when everything’s virtual.

This is what one of the parents has to say about him:

Picture Day is postponed until early next year

We are sorry for the confusion. In our discussions with Lifetouch (the photo vendor) and in trying to get a picture day set up for our families, an automated email went out with a date that is not correct. Please know we are making every effort to make picture day happen for Cherry Crest and that those pictures will be part of a 2020-21 yearbook. This is all not our normal process and ask for your understanding and patience.

Please contact us if you have any questions at president@wordpress-test.cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Staff Appreciation – November

This year Cherry Crest families can show their appreciation for our outstanding teachers and staff by contributing to care packages for the Teachers, Specialists and General School Assistants (GSAs) who work closely with their child.  Each month PTSA will deliver care packages to one Grade level.  View the full schedule on the PTSA website to see when and how your family can help carry on this wonderful tradition of gratitude. 

Parents of Kindergarteners: November is your month!  

Thank you in advance for your contributions. Together we strengthen our community!  Questions? Email: staffappreciation@cherrycrest-ptsa.org 

Art Reflections is ON and Calling Creative Minds!

Reflections is ON now and is calling creative minds! Final entry date is Monday, November 16th. Please submit your art work using the google form on the website. If you are unable to do this, please let us know and we will find another way to do it. We will also be having a virtual art show for the school to vote for the favorites on Friday, November 20th

Unleash your artistic talent and participate in Reflections 2020/21

Reflections is a nationally acclaimed 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..”

Students are encouraged to submit original works of art in one or more of the following categories but only one per category. 

Entry Form – 2020-21 Student Entry Form

Any questions please email reflections@cherrycrest-Ptsa.org 

Grade Level Family Connect Meetings on Tue, November 10th at 7:15pm

Grade-specific meetings in Microsoft Teams will be hosted by a grade-level PTSA volunteer. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with other families, learn how to navigate the Cherry Crest community, connect to arrange virtual playdates and more.

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 10th from 7:15-8:00pm immediately following the PTSA general meeting. Please join the PTSA Teams Meeting by 7:15pm where we’ll have grade-level meeting links available. Families with students in multiple grades are encouraged to move between meetings to expand their family networks!

Questions? email newfamily@wordpress-test.cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Spirit Gear Store Now Open for Business!

Gray shirt with Cherry Crest Logo

Craving a Cherry Crest sweatshirt? Looking for a mask to show your Charger spirit? The Spirit Gear store is now open!

New this year: tie-dye t-shirts, facemasks and new colors in multiple apparel types

The store will be live until November 18th to guarantee delivery before Christmas.

Math Challenge is Here!

We are excited to introduce a bi-weekly Math challenge open to all students grades K-5! The first challenge, posted at Math In Action is due on Nov 4th and solutions will be available on Nov 6th. See the Math in Action challenge calendar for future dates.
Participation certificates will be awarded to those who complete at least 10 challenges. We ask parents and students to self-grade these challenges and track completion. Once the last challenge is published in May, we will provide instructions to report participation.

For any questions reach out to: mathprogram@wordpress-test.cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Read-a-thon 2020 Is Coming!

Get ready to read!

Read-a-thon is an exciting schoolwide event and the first major fundraiser of the school year for the Cherry Crest PTSA, and 100% of the proceeds fund the PTSA school year budget.

Read-a-thon 2020 will take place over the Thanksgiving weekend, November 25th-29th, with a pajama day kickoff on the 25th!

Additional information will be communicated over the next few weeks. If you would like to volunteer to help with Read-a-thon, please email us at readathon@wordpress-test.cherrycrest-ptsa.org.