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June 4, 2018

Cherry Crest Families,

June is here and, with it, student thoughts wander to summer vacation.  Cherry Crest staff are working hard to finish this school year on a strong note while also preparing for outstanding 2018-19 school year.  This includes constructing classroom cohorts and hiring some new staff.  This work will continue through the summer and will be communicated to families via our website and through email.  I plan on sharing an end of year Chronicler on the last day of school. In the meantime, if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me or call the main office.

Thank you for taking a few moments to read the important dates and announcements in the parent newsletter below.

Have a great week!


Dusty Steere, Principal Cherry Crest Elementary

Thank you for taking a few moments to read the important dates and announcements in the parent newsletter below.


5 – Kindergarten Roundup (welcome event for next year’s kindie students) @ 9:30
5 – Band and Orchestra Concert, 6:30 pm in MPR
8 – Volunteer appreciation breakfast 9 – 10 am in the cafe.
15 – Field Day
21 – 5th grade promotion @ 1:15 in the gym
22 – Last day of School – students attend 8 – 10 am

Please remember to regularly visit the Cherry Crest & PTSA websites for the most current information.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.  As a small token of our appreciation, the Cherry Crest Staff invites all of our amazing Cherry Crest Comm(UNITY) volunteers to join us on Friday, June 8th from 9 – 10 am for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.

Please come to the cafeteria so the staff can recognize you and all that you do for our school.  Whether you have helped in the classroom, library, lunchroom or on a field trip, we want to thank you!  We are so grateful for our volunteers’ time and support for each and every Cherry Crest student. We couldn’t do it without you!

Do you have or know of an incoming kindergarten student?  If so, please ensure that you have completed and submitted registration materials to the Cherry Crest office as soon as possible.

All incoming kindergarten students and their parents are invited to Cherry Crest’s Kindergarten Roundup on Tuesday June 5th from 9:00 – 10:30.  Kindergarten roundup is an opportunity for students to meet the kindergarten teachers in their future classrooms,  get a tour of the school from a 4th grade tour guide, enjoy a read aloud and take a short ride on a school bus.  Parents will hear from the principal and one of our kindergarten teachers as they share kindergarten information and answer questions.

Volunteers Needed for Field Day on June 15th. Come enjoy the afternoon by volunteering at one of our students’ most beloved activities: Field Day! There is something for everyone to enjoy and a great way to end the year with our Cherry Crest Comm(UNITY). We need as many helping hands as possible to make this day a success. Please take a look at the list of options and sign up for one that works for you!

Check Lost and Found for Missing Items. Lost and Found is filling up again! Please stop by to see if your child’s belongings are there. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year! The racks are located by the elevator and art room.

Letter Regarding Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” Season 2.  For families of older grade level students, please read the following letter regarding Netflix’s recent release of the second season of “13 Reasons Why”.   Family Letter – 13 Reasons Why


Choose Your Way School Pool Survey. The City of Bellevue is seeking travel data on how students travel to and from school and are asking for parent input through a short survey. This annual survey will help us evaluate our strategies for the Bellevue SchoolPool program, which aims to reduce drop-off and pick-up congestion at schools. leads to a short, five-question survey and is live until Friday, June 22, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact Stela Nikolova, Bellevue SchoolPool Program Lead, at

Our Virtue of the Month for June is ‘Courage.’ Courage is personal bravery in the face of fear. It is doing what needs to be done even when it is really hard or scary. Courage is going ahead even when you feel like giving up. Courage is needed in trying new things. It is admitting mistakes and then doing the right thing. Courage is the strength in your heart.

Cherry Crest Elementary prepares all students to become life-long learners through inquiry, collaboration, and discovery.  Each student will feel a sense of belonging in our Comm(UNITY) while learning social-emotional and academic skills to be successful in an ever-changing and diverse society.