Cherry Crest Color Walk-a-thon is Friday, Oct 4th

We are planning a Color Walk-a-thon Party to celebrate Cherry Crest’s 50th Anniversary!  Get ready to play!  Inspired by the Holi Festival, the theme this year is “A World of Colors” to highlight the fantastic diversity in our community and the world.  After walking laps, we’ll have a Fun Festival with carnival games led by 5th graders and live music by Grammy-nominated band the Recess Monkey.  Come hungry because we’ll have an awesome line-up of food trucks featuring The Roll Pod, Mami Tran, Chicago West Hot Dogs, and Jessica’s Unique Bite.  This is a family event open to all, so invite your friends, family and neighbors!
All Cherry Crest students will receive a Walk-a-thon t-shirt to wear on Walk-a-thon day featuring the winning shirt design from a Cherry Crest student – winner to be announced soon!  Our kids are excited to collect donations and walk lots of laps, with prizes going to classes raising the most money and reaching their goals (more to come on this!)
100% of the proceeds from our Walk-a-thon covers things like Teacher Aides in the classrooms and curriculum enhancement for all grades.
Please visit the Walk-a-thon webpage for more details and to sign up to help out at the event.
Drop us an email us if you’d like to help or have questions
Thanks from your co-chairs,
Alan Schon and Roberto Linares

2019-2020 Yearbook volunteer signup

The yearbook is a great gift for kids at the end of the school year. To make a memorable yearbook need parents to help in collecting good photos in the whole year. Please sign up here, either for a class, an event, or for both.

Start clicking and we will share details of yearbook photos collection, and the requirements for photos will be sent to volunteers who signed in. 

Signup genius link: Click here

PTSA General Membership Meeting on September 17th

Please join us on Tuesday, September 17th, at 6:30P.M. for the first PTSA General Membership meeting of the 2019-2020 school year.
Location: Library
Agenda of the meeting: We will be approving the 2019 and 2020 budget and standing rules. 
Social Time: 6:30-7:00P.M.  
Meeting Starts: 7:00P.M.

You are the Parent in PTSA – come and find out how to support our Comm(UNITY)! This is a great opportunity to learn more about what the Cherry Crest PTSA does and how we support our students, staff and families.

Questions? Contact your PTSA Co-Presidents at 

Spirit Gear Sale

Show your Cherry Crest Spirit!  Spirit store will be open until 9/22 then clothes will be delivered to the classroom mid-October.

To order click here

Save your Box Tops

For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy.

Save your Box Tops!  It helps us fund various projects. Though Chery Crest doesn’t use Box Tops to fund a project, we collect and donate all box tops to a sister school with an project to fund.  Drop off all year in the front office.

So clip and save now!

Grade Level Potluck Dinner

Join fellow classmates and their families for a potluck dinner!  Families are asked to bring a salad, vegetable or main course that serves 6-8 people.  Store bought items welcome!  For home-made items please provide an ingredient list to help those with food allergies.  Cherry Crest PTSA will supply paper products, water and dessert.

Questions?  e-mail Kathy Hotchkies at

Bring your food contribution to the Cherry Crest Cafeteria and get to know each other!

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Thursday, September 19 @ 6:00 P.M.
2nd Grade   Tuesday, September 24 @ 6:00 P.M.
3rd Grade   Thursday, September 26 @ 6:00 P.M.
4th & 5th Grade   Monday, September 30 @ 6:00 P.M.

Register with the Cherry Crest PTSA

We are excited to announce that PTSA memberships will now be managed by memberplanet!

New families as well as those who have had PTSA memberships in past years will 1) create a login on the memberplanet site and then 2) sign up for the annual membership.

  • Join the PTSA or Renew a Membership: Start by creating an account with memberplanet. Once you have a login, fill in information about your family members and choose your level of membership. Membership dues are paid annually and you will reminded automatically to renew your membership each July.

  • If you prefer to pay by cash or check, please download and fill out the membership form. Put it in a closed envelope and drop it to the PTSA mailbox at the school office.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Need for School Food Share Program

Cherry Crest is joining 9 other schools in Bellevue to participate in the School Food Share Program, a program that keeps uneaten food out of the landfill. Extra unopened food from school lunch rooms is collected by school volunteers and delivered to Hopelink twice a week. They then disperse the food where needed in our community.

This program is run by Hopelink. We need someone who is interested in heading this program for Cherry Crest. This would include scheduling the delivery volunteers and working with the kitchen staff to collect and store the food. We also are looking to get kids involved during lunch time to help with the collection of food.

If this is something you are interested in learning more about please let Britt know and she will provide you with additional information. Thanks and happy summer!