Welcome Back, Otter families!!! Please mark your calendars and join us virtually to kick off the 2021-2022 school year with our first PTO meeting Friday, September 10th at 7:00pm.
**An email will be sent to you from CRES with instructions to join our virtual call.**
My name is Kate Ushing and I am this year’s PTO President. I am excited to be a part of such an involved and amazing community of families working together for our kids. My husband Ron and I have one child going into the first grade at Cedar River and another who is in preschool but chomping at the bit to begin her journey as an Otter. My family is still relatively new to Maple Valley but we are in love with this community and can’t imagine being anywhere else!
Summer may be almost over, but after the most unique school year ever I am so thankful that our kids (and hopefully parents!) are getting to have a bit more normalcy going into the 2021 - 2022 school year. Our PTO has many great plans for the year in the works and we will be finalizing them under our district’s guidance with regard to COVID safety, so stay tuned!
August 9, 2021– CRES Main Office is open Mon-Fri* 8:30am-3:30pm (*closed 8/13, 8/20 and 8/26)
August 20, 2021 – Placement letters are sent to families.
August 17-20, 2021 – Kindergarten Camp for families invited by email
August 26, 2021 – CRES Supply Drop-Off/Meet and Greet.
This event will be held outdoors and will be according to grade level bands. Please plan on parking
in the front of the school, the lot close to our portables, the Maple Valley Church parking lot or the
overflow gravel parking lot above Shadow Lake Elementary. If you pre-ordered a school supply kit last spring, it will be delivered to your child’s classroom next week.
Please see the time and place for the grade level of your child:
Time Place Grade Level
2:30-3:15 PM. Courtyard Fifth
3:30-4:15 PM. Courtyard. First
3:30-4:15 PM. Bus Lane. Third
4:30-5:15 PM. Bus Lane. Second
4:30-5:15 PM. Courtyard. Fourth
September 1, 2021 – First Day of School Grades 1-5
September 1-3, 2021 – Kindergarten Family Connections
September 6, 2021 – Labor Day, no school
September 7, 2021 – First Day of School for Kindergarten
Please join us in welcoming our newest Otter: K-5 music teacher, Mrs. Jessica Bauer! Mrs. Bauer is taking over for Mrs. Toliver who retired at the end of the last school year. We are so excited to have you share your love of music with our kids!
We are so close to the start of the school year! Make sure to keep an eye out in the coming week for a special welcome back video from our Principal and Dean of Students, Mr. Gere and Dr. McDaniels!
Our 2021 - 2022 PTO Executive Board:
Kate Ushing, President
Kelly Young, VP of Community
Kristy Rooney, VP of Fundraising
Amy Butala, Treasurer
Rebecca Banasky-Jones, Secretary
Patti Seifert & Rebekah Larsen, Members at Large
Time: 7-8pm PDT
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