Motivated students and responsible parents working together
with  exemplary teachers for excellent education.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
8/30

Hearing & Vision Screening
8/31

Gift Wrap Fundraiser Begins
9/4

No School Labor Day
9/5
SAC 8:05 am
9/6
Tech Committee  8:05 am
9/7



9/8

Finance Committee   8:05 am

Inaugural CCA Team Building Day! 8:15 - 10:45 am

9/12
Board Meeting
6:00 pm
9/13

Governance Meeting 8:05
August 29, 2017
NICHE RESULTS!
Please review our 2018 Niche Rankings, published last week on Niche.com. When compared to other schools, CCA had ranked scores in the 98th or 99th percentile in all areas (Arapahoe Co., Denver, Colorado, National).  Once again, congratulations to our CCA students and teachers for this strong showing. 


Niche.com, Inc., formerly known as College Prowler, is an American company headquartered in  Pittsburgh Pennsylvania , that runs a college and school  ranking  and  review site . The company was founded in 2002 as a  publisher  of print guidebooks on  US  colleges . For the past several years, 
Niche has also run a website with ranking information on  K-12 schoolscollegescities, and  neighborhoods.

FALL FUNDRAISER KICKS OFF THURSDAY! 
 

This week is the kick off assembly for our
2017 Fall Fundraiser and this year
we will be  using GREAT AMERICAN OPPORTUNITIES
as our vendor.   
In addition to the catalog Great American offers another 1,500 items online!  This includes over 200 College Tumblers, NFL flags, Jewelry, personalized gifts, and TONS more! So make sure you check it out and let people know about that option.  The site is  www.gaschoolstore.com and our code is 4939096. You can have the items delivered to the school.
 
This sale runs from Thursday August 31st through Thursday September 14th.  This is the PTO's largest fundraiser of the year and we receive 40% to 50% all proceeds. 
 
Besides the events the PTO sponsors, the PTO also puts money back into the school through a grant program for teachers.  Each year the PTO provides thousands of dollars in grants, including but not limited to -

Musical instruments

Library books
Sports Equipment
e-Readers
3-D printers
Mobile charging carts

Samsung Galaxy Tablets   


In addition to the prizes students can earn through the fund raising company, we are offering the following additional prizes:
Target gift cards to the top three students selling the highest dollar amount.
First place - $50 gift card; second place - $40 gift card; third place - $30 gift card.  
Mr. Cerny will give a free dress day to the class with the highest sales, in K-7 and 5 - 6.

Any support that you can give will be appreciated.  And remember you can order online at   www.gaschoolstore.com (4939096 is our code) and have the items delivered to the school.
 
If you have any questions please email Lesley Temple at  andyandlesley@comcast.net

AMAZON SMILE 
Your shopping can help support CCA PTO.  
Please follow the attached link to shop Amazon Smile 
and CCA will receive money from Amazon.


COFFEE & DONUTS at CCA!
Attention CAA families!  On Friday, September 15, 2017, at 7:30 AM, come enjoy donuts, juice and coffee with your student while you catch up with other CCA families. 

Your annual activity fee covers the cost.  Students must attend with an adult'  Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to confirm how many students and adults are attending.  We don't want to run out of donuts or muffins!  

If anyone would like to volunteer to help with the event, please contact Elizabeth Gold   elizabeth@gdare.com

Colorful Donuts and coffee breakfast composition with different color styles of doughnuts over an aged wooden desk background.
NEWS FROM THE NURSE
Hearing and vision screening will be conducted tomorrow, August 30th, after lunch for K-3, 5th and 7th grades.

New prescription forms for the 2017-18 school year can be downloaded and printed from the CCSD website 
or click here for the form.

Please Note the Following Update:
I will no longer accept any prescription medication without a current provider signed prescription form. Please have your medical provider complete any forms. 

Thank you in advance,
Nurse Jayne

BOARD MEETING NOTES
  • No Teacher Report (Discussed having classroom presentations earlier OR all together prior to Board meetings to allow teachers to go home earlier - and allow parents to come for presentations of multiple classrooms. Outcome TBA).
  • CCA's Owners Rep for the new Gym project reported that all is moving along positively and on-schedule.
  • Mrs. Nowak reported on the new Lunch program and success therein (positive feedback).
  • Mrs. Nowak reported that the new field and playground components are completed and functional (positive feedback).
  • Mr. Cerny reported on the updated Administrative titles and responsibilities, as well as the published results from standardized testing in the 2016-2017 school year. All will be available when analyzed for areas of growth and improvement.
  • Approved the utilization of a contracted company to now handle CCA's payroll and HR functions with an explanation of the rationale for outsourcing.
  • Approval of the nominated Foundation Board Members for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Approval of the Year-End Budget Report for 2016-2017
  • Approved new location of the Board Meeting Postings inside the North Door.
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Sept. 6    Technology Committee Meeting  8:05 am
Sept. 12  Communications Committee Meeting  5:15 pm
Sept. 12  Board Meeting   6:00 pm


The CCA Parent Senate Board is now called the Board of Directors. The Board invites all parents to the Committee Meetings. Meeting Agendas are available on the CCA Website by clicking here

LUNCH PROGRAM GIFT CARDS
 
Gift Cards Available Say "Thank you!" with a Free Lunch!
 
Are you looking for a way to thank a teacher, staff person or friend at Cherry Creek Academy? Wholesome Food Services can help! We offer the ability to purchase gift cards online to send to a special someone throughout the year.  Simply log on to your account (or register if you haven't already), select "Gift Cards" from the left navigation menu and complete the simple form to have your gift emailed to the lucky recipient. You may choose to include a personal note when submitting the form. Check out using our secure system, and your gift is on its way.
Wholesome Food Services gift cards make great teacher appreciation, birthday, holiday or end of year gifts! Treat someone to lunch today! 

HARD HAT NEWS
PROGRESS
A summary of work planned for this week: construction_hard_hat.jpg

Monday: Continue installing micropiles
Minimal traffic anticipated.
Micropile test scheduled today for the test pier.
Tuesday: Continue installing micropiles
Minimal traffic anticipated.
Rebar delivery scheduled between 9 and noon. We may need to stock rebar over the fence from Caley to get it into position.  If we unload off of Caley, flaggers will be utilized to ensure no traffic/pedestrian issues arise.
Wednesday: Continue installing mircopiles
Minimal traffic anticipated.
Thursday: Continue installing mircopiles
Minimal traffic anticipated.
Possible second rebar delivery, time TBD.
Friday: Continue installing micropiles
Minimal traffic anticipated.
Potentially begin drainage mat install for foundation walls.
Saturday: Continue installing mircopiles
Potentially complete phase one of micropile install. 
Remaining micropiles would be installed after access ramp is moved
Drainage mat install.
TRAFFIC/SAFETY:
JHL has planned ahead to minimize the impact to normal school operations, including traffic. Morning drop off and afternoon pick up will not change. JHL has scheduled all deliveries and truck/equipment traffic outside of our drop off and pick up times.

JHL created a safety video for our website, highlighting the efforts JHL takes to separate students from the construction as well as their thorough background checks for their employees, and other important efforts being taken to ensure a safe construction site.    Click here to access that safety video    

 JHL, DCS, RTA architects, and CCA leadership meet and discuss new construction tasks that involve safety matters at weekly Owner, Architect, Constructor meetings to ensure the safest site possible.

TOURS:
We are working with JHL Constructors and DCS, CCA's Owner's Rep, to schedule monthly tours for anyone interested in walking the project to hear and see first hand the progress being made. These tours will be held immediately following our regularly scheduled monthly PTO meetings. The first tour was held on Friday, August 18th at approximately  9:00 am .  

Next tour is scheduled for  Friday, September 15th immediately following the PTO meeting.  Remember to wear close-toed shoes to participate!

STAY IN TOUCH:
Questions?  Please feel free to click here to email or check out our project website by clicking here. There are exciting new photos posted!

PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK (P.I.N.)
BRUIN CHEER CAMP


RESULTS LEARNING
Does your child struggle with organization and/or turning in assignments?  Results Learning's C.E.O. (Concrete, Effective, Organizational Strategies) After School Homework Program at Cherry Creek Academy is designed to help your child build organization, time management, and study skills while completing homework.
 
Your child will:
  • Learn new organization, time management and study skill strategies from specialized tutor in each session
  • Work on homework in a structured, small group environment
  • Fill in his or her planner
  • Organize backpack and/or binders
  • Develop a routine for completing homework at home and in the after school program
  • Plan for upcoming assignment
  • Be supported by an executive functioning tutor at a 6:1 student to teacher ratio
Learn more about the C.E.O. After School Homework Program at our parent information night on  Monday, August 21st at 3:45 pm  or  6:00 pm  at CCA or call   303-771-1160   for more information and ask for Cyle Feingold.
 
The C.E.O After School Program is offered quarterly,  3:30 - 5:30pm  Mondays and Wednesday.
 
First Quarter Program 
Dates:  August 28 through October 4, Mondays and Wednesdays,  3:30 pm to 5:30 pm  on full school days.
Cost per child:  $495.00
 
Second Quarter Program
Date s:  October 9 through December 20,  Mondays and Wednesdays,  3:30 pm to 5:30 pm  on full school days.
Cost per child:  $810.00
 
Third Quarter Program 
Dates:   January 8 through March 14 . Mondays and Wednesdays,  3:30 pm to 5:30 pm  on full school days.
Cost per child:  $765.00
 
Fourth Quarter Program 
Dates:   March 19  though  May 23 . Mondays and Wednesdays,  3:30 pm to 5:30 pm  on full school days.
Cost per child:  $810.00

FLEX TIME LUNCH OPT REQUESTS
LUNCH
15 minutes in the cafeteria eating their lunches
FLEX
10 minutes where students can choose to remain in the cafeteria and finish their lunches or go out to recess
RECESS
15 minutes on the playground for recess
 
The above lists the lunchtimes for CCA students for 2017-18. If you wish to require your student(s) to dedicate the 10 minute flex time to continuing to eat their lunches, please
click here to print the necessary form. Please return the completed  form to the front desk or
click here to email it.  Printed copies of this form are also available at the front desk.

CALENDARS and UPCOMING EVENTS

Click here  for the 2017-18 CCA Academic Calendar . The printed calendar was sent home in student homework folders the week before Winter break last year. New families should have received a copy with admission. You cannot miss the calendars; they are bright, key lime green!  Please make use of the Master Calendar  on CCA's website. It is updated daily. It runs along the left-hand side of the homepage on our website under the heading "Upcoming Events"   

The Red, White, and Blue CCA events calendar is complete. If you wish to download a copy, please click here.

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