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Treehouse Giving Tree Ends
Treehouse Giving Tree Ends

Date:
Thursday, December 14

This is a school-sponsored event. Please note that all school-sponsored events are taken from the official CCA calendar on the school website. Though we will try to keep this calendar up-to-date, please consult their site for any updates or changes.
Warm Coat Drive Ends
Warm Coat Drive Ends

Date:
Thursday, December 14

This is a school-sponsored event. Please note that all school-sponsored events are taken from the official CCA calendar on the school website. Though we will try to keep this calendar up-to-date, please consult their site for any updates or changes.
Winter School Party
Winter School Party

Date:
Friday, December 15

This is a school-sponsored event. Please note that all school-sponsored events are taken from the official CCA calendar on the school website. Though we will try to keep this calendar up-to-date, please consult their site for any updates or changes.
Club 2 Ends
Club 2 Ends

Date:
Friday, December 15

This is a school-sponsored event. Please note that all school-sponsored events are taken from the official CCA calendar on the school website. Though we will try to keep this calendar up-to-date, please consult their site for any updates or changes.
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Winter Break - No School
Winter Break - No School

Date:
Mon 12/18 - Fri 12/29

This is a school-sponsored event. Please note that all school-sponsored events are taken from the official CCA calendar on the school website. Though we will try to keep this calendar up-to-date, please consult their site for any updates or changes.
Winter Break - No School
Winter Break - No School

Date:
Mon 12/18 - Fri 12/29

This is a school-sponsored event. Please note that all school-sponsored events are taken from the official CCA calendar on the school website. Though we will try to keep this calendar up-to-date, please consult their site for any updates or changes.
Winter Break - No School
Winter Break - No School

Date:
Mon 12/18 - Fri 12/29

This is a school-sponsored event. Please note that all school-sponsored events are taken from the official CCA calendar on the school website. Though we will try to keep this calendar up-to-date, please consult their site for any updates or changes.
Winter Break - No School
Winter Break - No School

Date:
Mon 12/18 - Fri 12/29

This is a school-sponsored event. Please note that all school-sponsored events are taken from the official CCA calendar on the school website. Though we will try to keep this calendar up-to-date, please consult their site for any updates or changes.
Winter Break - No School
Winter Break - No School

Date:
Mon 12/18 - Fri 12/29

This is a school-sponsored event. Please note that all school-sponsored events are taken from the official CCA calendar on the school website. Though we will try to keep this calendar up-to-date, please consult their site for any updates or changes.
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Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Classroom Yearbook Volunteers Katie Mousourris 1-3 reps. per class Some
Giving Tree Tear-Down Murali Madala 1 -
Library Clean-up Lisa Iype Ongoing Ongoing
       

 

New option for giving!
Staff Holiday Gift Card Project
 
 
With the holiday season upon us, we understand how busy we can all get at this time of year. Many parents like to give gifts to the teachers and/or staff of CCA for being such a meaningful part of our children's lives. However, they may not know what to get, may not have enough time, or they wish for the convenience of a combined gift with other families. The Parent Association is offering a service that we can help with at least a part of this.
 
We are happy to announce that we are collecting money towards Holiday gift cards!
 
This is a completely optional service for parents to contribute toward Amazon gift cards.  
 
This sounds great! How does it work?
1. Visit our website no later than December 13th
2. Select a staff member. 
3. Choose a dollar amount. ($5 increments only)
4. Click "add one to my cart"
5. Repeat steps 2-4 for any additional staff members you would like to contribute towards.
6. Once you are done adding amounts for the staff members of your choice you click on next to pay via PayPal to complete "one transaction." 
*Please note that you will be charged a small transaction fee from PayPal. Because the Parent Association is simply facilitating the purchase of the gift cards, your contribution is not tax-deductible nor eligible for matching.
 
The Parent Association will purchase the gift cards for the staff members, sign a card with the names of the contributing families, and deliver the cards to the staff members before winter break. We will not share the dollar amount that each family contributed, only the names. 
 
If you choose to participate and would like to contribute to staff members beyond your child(ren)'s teacher, please consider some of the support staff that is less visible and can often be overlooked:
  • Solange - Chef
  • Claudia - Kitchen Assistant, helps to prepare snack, lunch, and clean kitchen
  • Ada - floater, sub, aftercare teacher
  • Esther - floater, sub, aftercare teacher
  • CC - Front Desk, floater, sub, aftercare teacher
What if I already planned to do something else or I would rather do my own thing?
Totally fine! We encourage you to do what is best for you and your family! That may mean doing your own thing, a combination of this and your own thing, or whatever is best for you! There is no obligation to give anything at the holidays; well-wishes and good cheer or a personal card are valued above all!
 
If you have any questions, please reach out to Susanne Guthrie susanne@guthriefamily.org
Remember, the deadline is next Wednesday, December 13th - don't delay!
 
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Cedar Crest Academy Bellewood Parent Association  

Remember To Save Those Box Tops!

We want to remind you to still save box tops from many popular items from around your house. You can even ask your family and friends if they would be willing to save their box tops for you as well. 

We have two more collection drives this year:

1. We Love Our School - which runs January 12th - February 9th

2. Flip Flop For Box Tops - which runs March 16 - May 18th.

Each box top saved goes to help support our school!


Yearbook Representatives Needed

If you like taking pictures and putting them into sweet memories then this volunteer opportunity is for you! 

Every year the Parent Association of Cedar Crest Academy puts together the yearbook that includes individual portraits, class pictures, and best moments of the year, as well as many fun events. The quality of the yearbook depends on our parent volunteers, so if you enjoy sorting through pictures, picking the best, and organizing them into a photo book, we want you on our yearbook team!

Please consider being part of the yearbook committee by signing up as a representative for your child's class. 


Library Clean-Up

We need volunteers each week to help shelve books and clean up the library.  Volunteer slots are available on Wednesday and Friday from 2:30 - 3:30pm.  We require one volunteer per time slot.  Volunteer slots are open for the entire school year (up to June, 2018).

Currently, we need volunteers for December and January. 

If you are able to help, please sign up for a volunteer slot.

 

 


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Holiday Giving Tree

The holiday season is around the corner. However, this time of the year can be a tough time for kids in foster care. While many kids are eagerly waiting to open their gifts, approximately 9000 kids in foster care face the ongoing challenge of celebrating the holiday season without parents, relatives, or siblings in Washington State. Fortunately, we can make a difference.

That is why a team of Parent Association volunteers will be setting up a giving tree. Your donations will help stock the Treehouse Warehouse, a free store where foster kids and their caregivers can shop for toys, warm clothes, books and other essential items. www.treehouseforkids.org

Here's how you can be a "Secret Santa" for foster kids:

  1. Starting November 20th, you can take a tag(s) from the tree and do one of the following:
  2. Purchase the item on the tag.  Return the unwrapped item with tag attached and put it under the giving tree by December 14th.  
  3. Make a monetary donation (check payable to Treehouse) and put it in the checkbox together with a tag, also by December 14th.

Please take a moment to talk to your kids about the Giving Tree and foster kids who need our help. Together we can make a difference and brighten up the holiday season for youth in foster care.

The Giving Tree will be up until the morning of Friday, December 15th. Please bring in any donations, gifts or monetary, by the end of day Thursday, December 14th to ensure the gifts arrive in time

Questions can be directed to Murali Madala, our Philanthropy Coordinator, muralimadala@gmail.com

 Thank you,

The Cedar Crest Academy Bellewood Parent Association and CCA Bellewood School Leadership

 


Support the Parent Association By Shopping At Amazon

Wrap up your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com and Amazon donates to Cedar Crest Academy Bellewood Parent Association. Support us when you shop this holiday season!


Giving Tree Volunteers Needed

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a Holiday Giving Tree again this year. We are looking for two volunteers to help set up the Giving Tree on Monday, November 20th at 9 AM, and one volunteer to help take the tree down on Friday, December 15th, also at 9 AM. To sign up, please click on the button below:


Birthday Books

This year we started a new voluntary book donation program for the school library called Birthday Books.  We hope that this will not only help further build our school library, but also foster an excitement about books, as well as provide an opportunity for students to share what they enjoy reading with others. 

 

How it Works:

On or around your child's birthday, your child may bring a new or like-new book from our Amazon wish list to the library.  If your child's favorite book is not listed, they may bring that in.  However, if you are choosing a non-wish list book, please cross-check the donation with the library catalog to make sure the library doesn't already have a copy.

We will then place a nameplate donation sticker on the inside front cover of the book and a "Birthday Books" sticker on the front of the book.  The book will be displayed on the shelf at the front of the library.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Nelson at christiann@cedarcrestacademy.org.

 


Ghouls For Schools Box Tops 4 Education Final Results
I'm excited to share that 112 Ghouls for Schools! collection sheets were received in support of our Box Tops 4 Education fundraiser. This is  1,120  Box Tops!!    Ghost Pops will be delivered today to each class teacher for distribution to their students who turned in a collection sheet.   The best part of this fundraiser was the overall participation by all students. Collection sheets were received by all classes !     Although this was not a class/school competition, I know many would be curious about a more detailed breakdown of which class had the most Box Tops.  Overall numbers:    Preprimary  Collected a total ... read full article

Fall Parent Mixer Fun
The Fall Parent Mixer kicked-off the  Cedar Crest Academy - Bellewood campus 2017/18 school year with some fun! This first of its kind, parent-only event was a smashing success. Last Friday, over 40 parents from the Bellewood campus attended our event, hosted at the Overlake Golf and Country Club to enjoy appetizers, refreshment, and mingle.  The room buzzed with chatter and laughter. Many parents stayed well past the event's scheduled end time engaged in lively conversations with one another.  We thank the parents who helped us make this event a success with their presence. We hope to have an even bigger turn ... read full article

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