Motivated students and responsible parents working together
with exemplary teachers for excellent education.
October Count Day
Dress of Choice
Student/Class Photo Day
CCA Service Day
First Quarter Ends
10/9 - 10/13
Scholastic Book Fair
Board Meeting 6pm
Gift wrap Delivery
Java with Jay 8:05am
PTO Meeting 8:05am
Dear Cherry Creek Academy Parent or Guardian,
Your 4th through 8th grade child will be coming home today with a white envelope that
contains their Spring 2017 CMAS/PARCC test scores. As you review these scores,
there are some things that the Cherry Creek School District and I would like for you
to keep in mind.
The CMAS/PARCC tests are aligned with Colorado Academic Standards (CAS), a
more rigorous set of standards than the old Colorado Model Content Standards. The
new CAS standards were developed by 57 Colorado educators along with content
specialists and assessment experts to ensure that all students are on the right track for
annual growth, which ultimately prepares students for college and career readiness.
CMAS/PARCC tests were administered on computers and designed to measure a very
complex set of skills including critical thinking, persuasive writing, and problem
solving using tools not available with paper tests. The new CMAS/PARCC scores
also reflect a new 5-tier rubric of Did Not Yet Meet Expectations, Partially Met
Expectations, Approached Expectations, Met Expectations and Exceeded
This year's scores will be used to identify those areas where your child is doing well,
as well as strategies we need to follow and monitor at CCA to ensure that he or she
continues to be challenged and stays on a pathway to success. By combining our
CMAS/PARCC knowledge with NWEA/MAPS and iReady scores, we also will be able to
determine those areas where your child may need extra support to improve.
While the CMAS/PARCC tests are very useful for parents and educators to help
ensure that all students have the opportunity and resources needed to prepare them for
post-secondary success, the scores will not affect students' grades or be part of
transcripts they submit for college admission.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me or Assistant
Travis Hargreaves (grades K-4) or Annemarie Mahan (grades 5-8) at (303)
Cherry Creek Academy
Count Day is October 2nd!
Monday, October 2nd-
is the official October pupil count day to determine funding for the year. We encourage you to make sure your child is in attendance on October 2nd if at all possible and avoid scheduling appointments on that day.
We appreciate your help!
Count Day is also
Dress of Choice Day!
Principal Cerny has decided to have a
free dress day to encourage all students
to be present on Monday, October 2nd.
FREE DRESS DAY :
As a reminder, no ripped jeans, tight leggings (including yoga pants), spaghetti straps,
open toed shoes, s
horts or skirts shorter than fingertip length
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We want to inform you that there was an accident on Dayton near the school this morning. A vehicle was exiting out of our employee lot and collided with a vehicle driving down Dayton. This incident did not involve any CCA students, staff or faculty, or our JHL Construction team or their subcontractors. The accident occurred on Dayton off school property. It did involve a CCA lunch vendor. Our thoughts are with both drivers for a speedy recovery.
October 2nd is the 23rd birthday of our CCA Eagle Mascot. For 23 years our Eagle has not had a name. CCA administration has decided it is time to remedy that oversight.
On October 2nd this year students will be voting on a name for our Eagle. Each student will receive a ballot with a list of names nominated by the staff at CCA. The name that receives the most votes will then become the name of the CCA Eagle.
The winning name will be announced on October 2nd . Go CCA Eagles!!!
With the rain coming, we
wanted to remind everyone of t
he cold/inclement weather policy we have for indoor morning coverage this year. If it is below 22 degrees and/or actively raining, 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.
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
Lunch Mobile APP is Here!
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 1:00pm the day before delivery. Or order up to 60 days in advance.
Get Ready! Scholastic Book Fair October 9th to October 13th
Set the example.
Let children see you read.
Have a collection of books
in your home with changing tastes and reading skills.
Support CCA's Book Fair.
Allow your children to choose their own books to read.
The Scholastic Book Fair V
Friday, Oct. 6th - 8:00 a.m. to Noon (Set Up)
- Monday, Oct. 9th - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 10th - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct 11th - 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
- Thursday, Oct 12th - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 13th - 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Break Down 1:15 p.m. until done)
- A person is needed to sort & count fliers for the classrooms, write book fair dates & hours on posters & hang up.
- Help post signs need on the outside fences and along the front sidewalk by September 29th.
Join us, have fun and meet other CCA parents while you help raise money for the school.
Amy Larson, CCA Librarian and
Elizabeth Wyatt, CCA Book Fair Coordinator
Enjoy your student's artwork while helping CCA!
CCA has teamed up with Original Artworks to offer this popular program again this year!
This program offers a simple and fun way to preserve your student's artwork.
Sample items will be displayed in the hallway near the cafeteria in school.
Your student will be creating their own artwork in their art class. This artwork will be imprinted on everyday items. You can order a variety of practical items professionally made featuring your student's artwork!
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 in school through a grant program for teachers.
Students will bring home their artwork and order forms the week of
October 2nd. More information will follow!
Your shopping can help support CCA PTO.
Please follow the attached link to shop Amazon Smile
2017 Way to Go Schoolpool Registration
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).
Finally, the Board Communications Committee met immediately preceding the Board meeting and discussed our communications plan for the school year, as well as goals for working with the new Communications Specialist to provide the most effective communications possible to our community. The Communications committee welcomes and encourages parental feedback and involvement. In an attempt to allow for more parent involvement, our next meeting will be immediately following the PTO meeting on
Friday October 20
The CCA SAC
Next Board Meeting October 10, 2017 at 6:00pm
Next Board Communications Committee Meeting October 20, 2017 at 9:00am
The CCA Board had their monthly meeting last Tuesday evening.
Just a reminder that parents are always welcome to attend the meetings and learn more about what is happening at the board level at CCA.
Colorado statutes require an annual financial audit be conducted of all funds by an independent auditor. Swanhorst & Co., LLC has provided this audit for CCA. The audit found no irregularities and a representative from Swanhorst provided a quick report on our
The Board voted to accept the audit as presented.
, the Board & Administration will honor a
number of CCA teachers who have been here for 5, 10, and even 20 years!
We look forward to celebrating these dedicated and exemplary teachers.
The Board approved a new member to the CCA Foundation Committee (responsible for raising significant funds for such purposes as enhanced technology at CCA), chaired by Cyndy Holmes, putting the committee at the optimal number of 8 members. We appreciate the time and energy that all of these committee members put into this important part of CCA.
(Student Accountability Committee)
voted Aaron Castro as the chair for the 2017-2018
school year. Again,
we appreciate all of the parent volunteer members
who make this an important committee and tool for feedback and improvement at CCA.
As a part of your child's P.E. program this year, we are focusing on the five components of fitness -
Cardio, Endurance, Strength, Flexibility, and Body Composition.
Please see the letter from Ms. Rutz, our PE Teacher, which has many details and specific information.
Come out to a game and show your Eagle Spirit!
Volunteer in the Cafeteria - We Need You!
Time: 10:40 am-1:00 pm. Come during your child's lunch or for the entire lunch period.
NOTE: We are limited to the number of volunteers that can be in the lunchroom (max of 3 at any given time).
Click BALANCE and look at "Meal Transactions" for your total.
Glass containers are NOT allowed in the lunchroom. Plastic or metal knives are also not allowed.
Please make sure your child has a lunch each day, whether it is school hot lunch or a home lunch.
Please send questions to:
No glass containers in the cafeteria, please and thank you.
HARD HAT NEWS -
Progress and a Crane!
Weekly Construction Update for 9/23 - 9/29
Shotcrete foundation wall at elevator shaft, place concrete for three micropile pier caps/column bases.
- 3-4 concrete trucks expected
Finish rebar for west foundation wall. Install formwork for foundation sections in front of window wells (one side) and hang
rebar for these locations.
- Light vehicle traffic.
- Lane closure may be in effect if we can get masonry materials delivered early.
Shotcrete west foundation wall, finish formwork for foundations at window well sections. Begin basement structural masonry walls!
- Vehicle traffic will be heavy and lane closure will be in effect.
- Several delivery trucks are expected.
- Crane will be picking materials from trucks in closed lane on Dayton.
- 7-10 concrete trucks are expected throughout the day.
Place shotcrete at window well foundation sections to COMPLETE THE FOUNDATION WORK! Continue basement level masonry walls.
- 4-5 concrete trucks are expected throughout the day.
Continue basement level masonry walls. Demobilize foundation crew.
- Several trucks/trailers are expected throughout the day to remove materials/tools/equipment from the jobsite for the foundation crew.
- Lane closure will likely be in effect.
Continue basement level masonry walls.
- Light vehicle traffic expected.
Continue basement level masonry walls. Begin prepping for fine grade and compaction of subgrade for the basement concrete
slab on grade.
- Light traffic expected.
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!
STAY IN TOUCH:
Drop Off & Pick Up.... or As The Car Turns
Dear Parents - Congratulations!
We are in Week 7 of school. Now that we have found our groove, we would like to give you some tips for school drop off and pick up. School traffic gets heavy, so our goal is to be safe and to have traffic flow quickly.
read the letter or
see the website
Here's to a great year! Thank you for your help!
Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join Geography Club
beginning 7:30 am Tuesday, September 19th in Ms. Cenname's room.
We will play games and study various geographic topics in preparation for the Geography Bee.
Geography Club will meet every Tuesday from 7:30-7:55 in Ms. Cenname's room.
See you next Tuesday!
SCHOLASTIC FENCING at CCA
Classes for students in grades 2-8
CCA Gym, Thursdays from 3:40 to 4:25 PM
Practice will start on September 14th.
The cost for the 8-week session, once per week, is $130.
|Lunches Kids Love. Convenience Parents Appreciate
We are happy to partner with Cherry Creek Academy to offer a dynamic lunch program to meet the varying needs of families.
- We offer the flexibility of ordering 60 days in advance, or up until 1PM the day prior to delivery.
- Late cancellations can be made until 8AM the day of delivery with the cost of your order credited back to your WFS account.
- Our menus include a wide variety of choices and price points.
- Order a complete meal or a la carte- we're flexible!
- Vegetarian, gluten free, and Wholesome and Healthy choices are available across our menus.
- Gift cards are available through our website and make great teacher appreciation, birthday, holiday or end of year gifts! Treat someone to lunch today!
If you haven't ordered in a while, log in to see new menu options and find old familiar favorites. Forgot how to log in? No problem! Email us at
for assistance. Thank you for supporting your school lunch program!
WHAT IS PEER HELPERS?
CCA Peer Helpers is a club where students learn important conflict resolution skills in order to help their fellow CCA peers and community.
Every Friday at 7:15 am
Upstairs Conference Room
Dear Parents, students, teachers, and friends,
Our school is actively participating in
Box Tops this year to earn money for Cherry Creek Academy
Our goal as a school is to submit 10,000 Box Tops this fall.
If every student participates and submit's 25-50 or more this will be a success. The school earns .10 cents per one Box Top clipping and they really add up when every single student participates. read more here
Please get snipping!!
Thank you for your participation.
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.
PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK (P.I.N.)
CHERRY CREEK POMS CHEER CAMP
Grades K - 8
Saturday October 7th, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 am
Come to camp and perform at a CCHS football halftime show!
RESULTS LEARNING HOMEWORK CLUB
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.
FLEX TIME LUNCH OPT REQUESTS
15 minutes in the cafeteria eating their lunches
10 minutes where students can choose to remain in the cafeteria and finish their lunches or go out to 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
to print the necessary form. Please return the completed form to the front desk or
to email it.
Printed copies of this form are also available at the front desk.
CALENDARS and UPCOMING EVENTS
for the 2017-18 CCA Academic Calendar
. A 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
on CCA's website. It is updated daily. It runs along the left-hand side of the homepage on our website under the heading