Motivated students and responsible parents working together  with exemplary teachers for excellent education.                                                     October 17, 2017    

Fall Fundraiser Delivery
Java with Jay  8:05 am
PTO Meeting  8:05 am
Board Communications Committee  9:00 am
Fall Break

No School Teacher Dev.
Veterans Day
Eagle Honors Assembly
Town Hall Mtg. 6:00 pm
Board Mtg. 7:00pm
First Grade celebrated Egyptian Day.
Ms. Nygard and Ms. Henderson 
played the part to the last detail!

Mr. Mahan's 6th grade classes 
brought history alive last week 
while studying the Age of Exploration
THANK YOU for all the scrumptious food!!!
To Our Dear CCA Community,
Words can not express enough the happiness and joy we feel each Monday morning as your generous and delicious foods come pouring in to us! The entire CCA faculty and staff feel so loved and taken care of when we behold the spread in the staff lunchroom on Mondays.

We thank you so much for the food and caring you show us. CCA has the best community, and we are so grateful to you all!

Have a wonderful Fall break!

"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." Maya Angelou

Please Read
Happy (Snowy!) Fall! 

With the rain, snow and cold temperatures coming, we wanted to remind everyone of the cold/inclement weather policy we have for indoor morning coverage this year. 

If it is below 22 degrees and/or actively raining or snowing, students will come inside.  On EVEN days, elementary students will go to the cafeteria while middle school students  will go to classrooms.  On ODD days, elementary students will go straight to their  classrooms and middle school students will report to the cafeteria.

Now is also a good time to remind your students to dress for the changing season.  Think warm coats, mittens, leggings, pants instead of shorts, hats. 


Original Works ordering has been extended to Wednesday October 18th.
Why should you participate in this program?
This is an investment in the creativity of your student and also boosts their self-esteem! 
In addition, part of your purchase goes to CCA's PTO. 
With these funds, PTO sponsors events such as CCA Carnival, Donuts with Dads,  Muffins with Moms, the CCA Multicultural Festival, Thanksgiving Baskets for Teachers,  to name a few. Fundraising monies are also invested back into the school through a grant program for teachers.
Why not enjoy your student's artwork while helping CCA?
These products are wonderful keepsakes! 
They make great Holiday Gifts and other special occasions gifts.
If you forgot to turn in your orders last week, please do so by Wednesday, October 18th
PTO NEWS    Fall Fundraiser Delivery, King Soopers Cards , Help Wanted, Amazon Smile                     


Questions?  email Lesley Temple

Visualize this...if 150 CCA families commit to spending $250 with a shopping card each month,  our school will earn $22,500 in one year 
You can help CCA fund raise as you shop for food for your family!  If you do not have a card from previous years and would like to be a part of the fundraising, 
or if you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Rook.
Earning money for the school is simple:
  1. Reload your card at the cashier before check out.
  2. Pay for your groceries with the card.
  3. Reload again next time you shop.
  4. King Soopers will pay CCA PTO 5% of every dollar  spent every 4 weeks, if we collectively reload $5,000    in a 4 week period.

The PTO is looking for a 
co-assistant PTO treasurer.  
Please email  Joi Hiatt 

Your shopping can help 
support CCA PTO.
Shop Amazon Smile  and CCA will 
receive  money from Amazon.

If you are in grades 5 through 8, and would like to be in the CCA spelling bee and have a chance to go to the district bee, please come to the informational meeting on Thursday, November 2, at 7:30 am in Ms. Koenig's room
Practices will be twice a week, in Mr. Geltman's room on Mondays from  3:30-3:55 and  on Thursday mornings in Ms. Koenig's room from  7:30-7:55Come join us!!

Hot off the press! Our new gymnasium floor logo!
HARD HAT NEWS - Floor and walls this Week!!
Weekly Construction Update for 10/14 - 10/21
The planned schedule from last week was delayed due to the snow. 

Monday 10/16: Complete spreading gravel for basement slab on grade.
Begin installing foundation insulation on exterior of foundation walls.  We may have a few additional haul trucks bringing in gravel, otherwise traffic should be minimal.
Tuesday 10/17: Prep basement slab on grade.
Lay vapor barrier, install reinforcing wire mesh, install bond breaker/expansion.
We expect a lot of personnel, but low vehicle traffic.
Wednesday 10/18: Place concrete for the basement slab on grade!
Lane closure will be in effect first thing in the AM to accommodate staging trucks.
Concrete pump truck will arrive at 6:15 am.  First concrete truck with 1 CYD of pump prime grout to arrive at 6:45 am. Concrete trucks will begin arriving at 7 amin 20 minute intervals. 
We will stage trucks in the closed lane until we are ready for them inside the fence.
We hope to be complete with the pour by 1:00-1:30 pm.
Thursday 10/19: Minimal work on site, clean up and material staging only to give the new slab a day of cure time before work proceeds on it.
Minimal traffic.
Friday 10/20: Steel erection begins!    Minimal traffic on site, a few foreman trucks entering the site only.
Saturday 10/21: Continue first floor steel erection.
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. 

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.

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. A PTO tour was held on Friday, 9/15. The next tour date will be 10/20 immediately following the PTO meeting.  Remember to wear close-toed shoes to participate!

Questions?  Please feel free to  to email  or check out our  project website . There are exciting new photos posted!
Enter Your Volunteer Hours Each Month
Please remember to put in your volunteer hours for the year, starting July 1,  2017.  You can enter one entry per month to make the entry easy.    Click here to log your hours and to find volunteer opportunities.  Please note that attendance at CCA Board meetings (2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:pm), Board Committee meetings (dates posted on the website) and PTO meetings (3rd Friday of the month,  8:05 am) count towards volunteering. Your volunteer account will show 20 hour commitment for each person.  The dual-family commitment is 40 hours and we will add both spouse accounts together, so if you choose to do the other 20 hours for your spouse, that will work fine.   

Did you know that some of the grants CCA applies for ask for number of volunteer hours?  So if you volunteer more than the required hours, keep entering those hours.  Plus, those individuals with more than 60 hours get a volunteer name badge to wear when volunteering (rather than the sticky name badge). 
Thanks for all you do! CCA is a wonderful place because of volunteers like you! 

The Communications Committee would like to hear from you!  In an ongoing attempt to hear the voice of the CCA community, we are trying some different times that will potentially make our Communications meetings more accessible.  The October Communications Committee meeting will be immediately following the PTO meeting on Friday the 20th at 9:am (see the agenda,  here).  All are welcome - and we are always looking for feedback as to how to improve communications at CCA.  Mark your calendars now!  (If you have ideas to share, but can't make the meeting, please email Anne Harnett, Chair of the Communications Committee at to share your feedback). 

Save the Date!
CCA Skate City nights are set!  
A fun way for students and families to get together and play outside of school hours.
Each night will have discounted pricing and food specials.
November 15
  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
December 21
  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February 7
  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
March 13
  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Growing Kindness Campaign
The school is kicking off it's Growing Kindness campaign again this year!
The students have filled fall leaves with kind words about each other and we need a few volunteers to hang the leaves in the hallways. We need volunteers to be here Wednesday (10/18) or Thursday  (10/19) this week. It can be done anytime during the day or after school. You can sign up at the following link or contact Sara Depperschmidt at


Volunteer in the Cafeteria
We Need You! 10:40 am - 1:00 pm
Students DO NOT have access to a microwave; however, we do have hot water for the students who bring 
"Cup Noodle". 
Is your child's Milk Account balance getting low? Here's how to check :
Go to: and log into your youngest child's POWERSCHOOL account. Click BALANCE and look at Meal Transactions for your total.
NO glass containers in the cafeteria, please and thank you.
Please send questions to:
FUTURE BRUINS NIGHT  - 5th to 8th Graders

Thursday, November 16th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Cherry Creek High School is offering an open house 
for 5th through 8th graders and their parents. 
Students and parents will have the opportunity to:

     * Take a Campus Tour
     * Meet Teachers and Department Coordinators
     * Attend Activities and Athletic Fair    
     * Visit Post Graduate Center
     * Attend Classroom Experiences/Course Offerings with CCHS Faculty.

If you have an 8th grade student, this event is not to be missed as it is a great way to see the opportunities available at Creek! F or more information and to sign up for classroom breakout sessions, please visit   See the attached flyer for more information!  If you have any questions, please contact Julie Hill at  
Dear Parents & Guardians.
This year we will be updating our website more frequently to assure it is engaging, informing and relevant. Our goal is to communicate our vibrant   CCA community and differentiate ourselves from the many school choices that families have today. We will also be developing printed materials to reflect who we are and what our mission is as a school.  If you are a family that is happy to have pictures of your students published on the CCA website, The Eagle newsletter and printed materials, we want to hear from you!  A permission form is linked here and it is specific to the uses described, and exclusively for Cherry Creek Academy.  You can scan and email it back to us or send in with your student. Thank you for considering this. Questions? Contact Laura Rohling. Communications Specialist.  
ORDER 2018 YEARBOOKS Early for a Discount!

 Order your TreeRing 2018 CCA Yearbook by October 31st for a 10% discount!   
  The Technology Department needs volunteers.
  We need a few people to help with equipment cleaning (clearing air filters, sanitizing equipment, etc...).  
  Hours are flexible. Contact Ash at
Mobile App for Android and Apple Now Available! Manage all of your school lunch orders from our new mobile app. Register, order, cancel, reset password and more, now all conveniently available from your mobile device.  Download from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store by searching "Wholesome Food Services."   Remember, orders must be placed by 1:00 pm the day before delivery. Or order up to 60 days in advance.  Questions? Email:  1-800-872-0226

Carpool needed for 8th grader. We live on Smoky Hill and Tower.  I am a nurse and my schedule is not consistent so I need someone that can be flexible.  I would also be interested in joining an existing carpool to split driving 3 ways (I have room for 4-5 kids) or even paying for transportation on my work days.  Please let me know if you can help, I start a new job on 10/30. Thank you! Jessica Adams  720-936-4947

If you have a posting for carpools, please email the Eagle by Monday at noon. The Eagle is published every Tuesday at 12:30 pm when school is in session.
2017 Way to Go Schoolpool Registration
J oin Cherry Creek Academy's Schoolpool program to connect with other families to drive, walk or bike to school together.  We are pleased to partner with Schoolpool, a program to help parents get their students to/from school. It's free and there is no obligation to participate. Schoolpool is a service of Way to Go, a federally funded program of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).

Parent Information Network tackles tough issues and  provides parent support.
Do es 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.  

If you have a posting for the Eagle please email us  by Monday at noon. 
The Eagle is published every Tuesday at 12:30 pm when school is in session.

Cherry Creek Academy
6260 South Dayton Street, Englewood, Colorado 80111
Phone 303-779-8988 | Fax: 303-779-8817