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:
Align parent involvement and support with the needs of Cherrywood staff and students.
Organize events that create opportunities directed at growing the Cherrywood Elementary community.
Identify and help fund general improvements to the welfare and health of the school environment, including the growth and use of technology in the classroom.
Donate to Cherrywood Today!
The best way to directly benefit students at Cherrywood Elementary is to make a tax-deductible donation. Every dollar helps fully fund programs that support a curriculum infused with global awareness and cultural competency at every grade level. Cherrywood Home and School Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization- tax ID# 77-0392868. Double your impact by checking with your employer to see if they can match your donation.
Save The Date:
February 3 - Spirit Day: Tie-Dye Day
February 8 - MIPAC Meeting @ 5pm
February 16- Principal's Coffee
February 28 - HSC Meeting @ 6pm
Lunar New Year
Cherrywood welcomed the Lunar New Year in style with a schoolwide celebration full of cultural performances and activities! Lion dances, song and dance performances, musical instruments, martial arts, and storytelling added to the excitement of this year's event. Volunteers helped students learn more about diverse cultural traditions through calligraphy, lantern making, origami, chopsticks challenge, paper cutting, and Year of the Rabbit art. Every student received a lucky red envelope and teachers/staff enjoyed delicious new year treats thanks to our Lunar New Year Committee.
Cherrywood's first online Silent Auction was a great success! Bidding closed on Monday 12/12/22, bringing in over $4,000 towards assemblies, scholarships for science camp, books and classroom science materials.
The HSC board and fundraising committee would like to thank our many sponsors and donors, particularly the Cherrywood parents, teachers, and staff, for their generosity and time.
Special Congratulations to all who placed a Winning Bid!
Halloween Parade - October 31, 2022
Cherrywood welcomed families to witness the fun costumes and creative Red Ribbon Week posters at the Halloween Parade. Students enjoyed participating in the traditional walk around the blacktop with their classmates and receiving glow necklaces from HSC. Everyone was delighted to meet our special guest Rumeysa Gelgi, the world's tallest woman by Guiness World Records, who advocated for body positivity and diversity during our celebration. We hope it was a memorable Halloween for all!
Pumpkin Contest - October 2022
Thank you to all the students who participated in our annual pumpkin decorating contest. There were more pumpkins this year than ever before! The multipurpose room was buzzing with excitement as students voted for their favorite pumpkins.
Congratulations to our winners:
Funniest: Sophia Orrantia (Kindergarten)
Scariest: Lucy Liu (1st Grade)
Original: Anaya Rivero (2nd Grade)
Cutest: Amy Doan (3rd Grade)
Fan Favorite: Mia De Guzman (3rd Grade)
We were able to celebrate Diwali as an entire Cherrywood community for the first time. There were rangolis drawn around campus for students to color in, festive clothing, a Diwali photo wall, book readings, as well as arts and crafts projects for each grade level, and more. Thank you to Divya Krishnan for heading up these festivities. We could not have done it without the help and hard work of our dedicated volunteers!
Trunk or Treat - October 2022
Trunk or Treat
Kids and adults all had a great time at Trunk or Treat. We loved seeing students and their families in their favorite costume, enjoying the activities, games, and generous treats. Thank you to those who dropped by our booths to help raise $704 for 5th grade science camp scholarships and upcoming HSC programs. HSC is very grateful to all the volunteers who made this event possible, from the set up and clean up teams to the amazing trunkers, who put their creativity on display! Congratulations to Rushan Zhang’s family for winning Best Activity with their Lightning McQueen theme and Victoria Paz’s family for the Best Dressed Trunk with the Addams Family theme. We are excited to see what everyone comes up with next year!
Cherrywood students had a blast at the Aloha Roller Rink during fall break! Some skated for the first time and learned with their friends. Thank you to all the families that helped raised $100 towards our goal of providing scholarships for 5th Grade Science Camp.
Be on the lookout for more opportunities to support Science Camp at Trunk or Treat and a Dining for Dollar event in December.
For those who prefer to make a direct donation, click here: Donate
Mid-Autumn Festival - September 2022
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! The Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Moon Festival), is often a time where families gather, give thanks, and celebrate. It is the second most important holiday after Lunar New Year in China and many Asian countries. This year, the festival was celebrated September 10-12 and the HSC Mid-Autumn Committee organized school wide celebrations in the days surrounding the holiday: Students created Jade Rabbit Moon Charms and enjoyed delicious mooncakes with their families.
Thank you to District 4 Councilmember, David Cohen for sponsoring the treasured mooncakes and helping to honor traditional events that highlight Cherrywood's diverse and multicultural community.
Welcome Back Picnic - August 26, 2022
Welcome Back Picnic
Cherrywood families and staff officially kicked off the new school year at the Welcome Back Picnic on August 26, 2022. Laughter, food, music, and games brought together the community once again. The school lawn was covered in picnic blankets as new and old families spend valuable quality time together.
We want to offer our sincere thank you to the HSC volunteers for making these wonderful events a reality and to all who came out in support of the 5th grade science camp fundraiser sponsored by Chick-fil-A of N. First St. In case you missed it, check out the slideshow of memorable moments from the picnic.