One of the best and most enjoyable ways to increase your child's success at school is to become involved in the school's community.  Cherrywood Home and School Club is comprised of dedicated parents and staff who want to be actively involved in supporting the school's many programs and activities.  

Mission and Goals

Cherrywood Elementary School's non-profit parent organization works to build the bridge between Cherrywood students, teachers, staff and families.  Our mission is to augment district and school programs by maximizing parental involvement with the intent of providing an educational advantage and stimulating environment for our students.  

Our goals are:

2020-2021 School Year

Announcements

Cherrywood Magic Circus Assembly

March 23, 2024

Sponsored by HSC

Save the Date

HSC Volunteer Picnic - 5/27/24 @ 12pm-4pm

Children's Day Celebration- 5/31/24 @ 5:00pm-7:00pm

Featured News

Teacher Appreciation Week

We are so thankful for our teachers and staff for bringing sunshine and joy to our school! The Teacher Appreciation Committee planned a week of activities for our Cherrywood community to celebrate and acknowledge all the people that have supported our student's learning and growth.  Some highlights from this year included student chalk art messages, build your own dessert and charcuterie boxes, flower themed cards/crafts, daily raffle drawings, refreshing mocktails and catered taco luncheon, as well as polo shirts for all staff/teachers. We are grateful for all the parents that helped to brighten our teachers and staff's week!

Spring Fling

Spring was in the air at the Spring Fling family dance night on April 19, 2024.  Families danced the night away, enjoyed an interactive photobooth, played corn hole and connect four, created fun bracelets, and crafted pots to plant spring flowers.  The international street food and drinks delighted guests of all ages and raised $2,000 towards Science Camp for class of 2025!

Congratulations to our door prize winners: Josie Moreno who won 4 tickets to Imaginarium and WengLin Tang who won 4 tickets to the Walt Disney Family Museum.  Thank you to our sponsors!

We would also like to thank the Spring Dance Committee, Fourth Grade Fundraising Team, Ms. Elaine and CLIMB Leaders, Ms. Wei and Ms. Lei for assisting at the food booths, and our parent volunteers for making this event possible.  As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise kids...and to create HSC events!  See you at our next family event on May 31st for Children's Day!

ANCCS 2024 Competition 

Congratulations to all the students who participated in this year's ANCCS academic competition and to all the winners in each category.  We hope you and your children enjoyed themselves and gained valuable Mandarin learning experiences through this enrichment program.  Thank you to all the parent volunteers and teachers who helped students prepare for the challenge of competing against 25 schools and 456 students.

Cherrywood is extremely proud to take home 18 awards in our second year at ANCCS.  Here are the 2024 winners:

Read Across America

Thank you to Ms. Ann Chu for organizing a special author visit with Nicole Chen to celebrate Read Across America.  Nicole Chen is a bay area native who was born in the U.S. to Taiwanese parents.  When living in Spain, she met her husband and now has a young daughter who speaks Mandarin and Catalan.  Nicole's stories celebrate diversity and multiculturalism that lives in both her own family and in families all over the world.  K-2nd Grade students enjoyed a reading from her debut book How We Say I Love You, about how families express their love through actions rather than words.  3rd-5th Grader students enjoyed listening to excerpts from It's Boba Time for Pearl Li, about advocating for your passions while gaining your family's acceptance.  

Black History Month

HSC sponsored and organized the first the Black History Month assembly at Cherrywood.  Students and teachers gathered for an African Village Celebration by Onye Onyemaechi, world-renowned master African percussionist, performer and teaching artist.  The assembly engaged students and teachers in activities that celebrate village life stories, enacting and utilizing drumming rhythms, dances, and songs to create and build cultural awareness and diversity.   Students learned positive messages that focus on building unity, acceptance, tolerance, and respect for self and others.  

Lunar New Year 2024

Cherrywood kicked off the Year of the Dragon with a spectacular lion dance, student cultural show, and dragon crafts workshop.  Students had a special visit from the God of Money who shared the tradition of giving a red envelope to wish children good luck for the new year.  The bright photo booth was filled with fun props and lucky symbols for students and teachers to capture the memories and spirit of the most important holiday in many Asian countries such as China, Vietnam, Korea, Philipines, and more.  The celebration ended with a home made traditional family feast for the the teachers- thanks to our amazing parent volunteers!  Cherrywood HSC wishes our Charger community a year of health, wealth, and prosperity!

Family STEAM Night

HSC hosted its first ever Family STEAM Night on December 8th to kick off the holiday season and celebrate science, technology, engineering, art, and math.  It was a fun-filled evening with a variety of activity stations including coding with robots, AI drawing, engineering the tallest tree or a snowman catapult, chemistry painting, building a spectroscope, designing electric circuit holiday cards and Christmas trees, creating cookie ornaments and wrapping paper, and solving math puzzles.  Families also enjoyed shopping at the 5th Grade Mini Maker Market, cookie decorating, and taking photos with Santa.  Thank you to our volunteers, sponsors, and all of the generous participants that helped fulfill a wish from the Cherrywood Giving.

Congratulations to our lucky winners: 

Diwali Celebrations

Cherrywood celebrated Diwali for the second year in a row with many festive activities led by Divya Krishnan and the Diwali Committee.  Students enjoyed watching the Diwali talent show, doing the coloring activities in class, working together to create the rangoli chalk art, making hands on arts & crafts, and doing the flash mob during lunch recess.  Teachers joined the fun with henna tattoo, gifts from India, and a cultural feast.  The festival of lights was an amazing learning experience that brought the Cherrywood community together, we look forward to what's in store for next year!

Fall Festival

Thank you to all our amazing Fall Festival Committee (Jeannie Young, Desiree Alarcon, Gigi Zhang, Terri Lee, Karen Inouye, Amy Lao) and all the parent volunteers for making this year's event a huge success! We also would like recognize PHHS clubs (UNICEF, Children's Gift Club, Key Club), Target, Safeway, & Cherrywood families who generously donated supplies, decorations and especially our trunkers for their time, talents, and treats!


We are excited to announce this year's Trunk or Treat winners:

Best Dressed Trunk: 

Denise Ho (parent of Jacob/Ms Nhan & Olivia/Ms Lazier) - Star Wars


Best Activity/Game (tied):

Congratulations to our HSC Passport Raffle winner: Waylen Loke/Ms Wei (winner of 2 mini golf games sponsored by Golfland). 

Hispanic Heritage Month 

Cherrywood hosted its first ever Hispanic Heritage Month celebration thanks to our Hispanic Heritage Committee and parent volunteers. Students enjoyed weekly art activities, Spanish vocabulary lessons, festive music during recess, and workshops to make paper flowers and luminarias.  Staff enjoyed a taste of Mexico each week with culturally themed foods.  The festivities concluded with a special performance by Ballet Folklorico Mexico Vivo, sponsored by Councilmember David Cohen from the District 4 Office.  We are proud to honor the diverse communities at our school and look forward to celebrating Diwali in November!

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Mid-Autumn Festival Play

Cherrywood HSC produced its first ever multicultural play to celebrate the annual Mid-Autumn Festival.   There were two student performances of the Legends of Mid-Autumn Festival on 9/29/23 that engaged, educated, and enriched our Charger community.  Students and staff learned the Chinese history and culture behind some of the festival traditions.  The play allowed all students the opportunity to express themselves creatively and participate in a collaborative setting.  We are very proud of the cast, choir, and behind the stage crew for giving up their lunch time, coming afterschool, and dedicating themselves to make this play happen in just 3 weeks!  Thank you to Ms. Ann Chu for directing the shows and sharing your love of theatre arts with the students.  This play was made possible by our parent volunteers and through the support of The Chinese Heritage & Cultural Project, The Lovett Foundation, and Invest Campaign donors.