**All Bellevue schools will be closed Monday, February 19-Friday, February 23.**
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**All Bellevue schools will be closed Monday, February 19-Friday, February 23.**
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DustyBitMojiMy staff and I are so excited for school to start and look forward to welcoming each and every student and family to Cherry Crest Elementary! Find below loads of helpful information to ensure a great start to school. 


Dusty Steere, Principal Cherry Crest Elementary

  • Getting to and from School.
  • Lunch
    • Students can bring their own lunch or buy at school (even on the first day)
    • If your child is buying lunch, money can be added to their lunch account with cash/check in the main office or pay online through BSD Nutrition Services.
  • Read our Arrival and Dismissal Procedures so you and your child know what to do when they get to school.
  • School Supplies.
    • If you didn’t drop supplies off at the Teacher Meet and Greet, have your child bring their supplies in a bag or box labeled with their name and teacher.
    • School Supplies List
  • PTSA Welcome and Coffee in the lobby
    • Following morning dropoff on the first day of school, come enjoy a cup of coffee, a pastry and the opportunity to make new friends or catch up with old ones. (September 4 for Grades 1 – 5 & September 9 for K)
  • Kindergarten Conferences
    • The first day of class for Kindergarten is on Monday, September 9th with Family Connection Conferences taking place on Wednesday and Thursday (September 4 & 5).
    • Please sign in at the front office prior to attending your conference.

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

https://bsd405.org/cherrycrest       http://www.cherrycrest.my-ptsa.org


September 4                       First Day of School for grades 1 – 5 + PTSA welcome & coffee

September 9                       First day of classes for Kindergarten  + PTSA welcome & coffee

September 12                     Cherry Crest Curriculum Night

September 17                     PTSA General Membership Meeting – Social @ 6:30; Meeting @ 7:00

September 19                     K/1 Potluck @ 6 pm

September 24                     Grade 2 Potluck @ 6pm

September 26                     Grade 3 Potluck @ 6 pm

October 1                             School Picture Day

October 1                            Grade 4/5 Potluck @ 6 pm

October 4                            Walkathon

Stay informed. The PTSA’s e-newsletter, Charger Chatter is a good source to lookout for current information.  The Charger Chatter comes out weekly and contains important information about both school and PTSA events.  If you are not receiving the Charger Chatter and would like to, you can sign up here.

Grade Level Potluck Dinners. Meet your child’s new classmates and reconnect with friends at the potluck dinner!  Cherry Crest PTSA is hosting potluck dinners for each grade level and will supply paper products, water and dessert.  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.  Questions?  E-mail Kathy Hotchkies at [email protected].

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                                  Tuesday, October 1 @ 6:00 p.m.

2019-20 Official Notices for District Families.  Find linked below the 2018-19 BSD Official Notices including our Weapons Policy, Truancy Notice and Student Video/Photo Form preventing the use of photographs and/or videotapes of students.  Per district policy these notices and documents must be shared with all district families.  Hard copies of these policies and forms are also available in the Cherry Crest main office.


Advanced Learning Identification. The BSD Advanced Learning Department is accepting testing applications to determine students in need of advanced learning opportunities. Applications for advanced learning testing for students in grades 1-11 will be available online beginning Sept. 3. District families interested in applying for testing should submit an application before the Oct. 31 deadline. The application will be available on the Advanced Learning webpage. Parents of BSD Kindergarten students do not need to apply as these students will be considered for advanced learning services through the Kindergarten evaluation process.

Services provided for students in need include the following:

  • Domain-specific services in Literacy and Mathematics (K-1)
  • Domain-specific services in Literacy, Mathematics and Nonverbal Ability (2-3 during 2019-20 and 2-4 during 2020-21)
  • Self-contained services in Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies (2-12)
  • Differentiated services in Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies for students identified for self-contained services, who choose to attend their neighborhood school (2-12)

To learn more about Advanced Learning Services, please visit their webpage.

Questions? Contact Lorena McHugh


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.