Motivated students and responsible parents working together
with exemplary teachers for excellent education.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
10/9 - 10/13
Scholastic Book Fair

Board Meeting 6pm

No School
Parent/Teacher Conferences

Gift wrap Delivery

Java with Jay 8:05am

PTO Meeting 8:05am

Fall Break

October 10, 2017
Parent Teacher Conferences                                 

Wednesday, October 11th        8:00 am - 6:00 pm.  
Conference times through SignUp Genius are now closed.  
Contact your student's teacher to schedule a conference time.

Service Awards for our CCA Staff!
Friday we celebrated 
service anniversaries of 
10 exemplary CCA employees! 

5 Years
Chaz Gunning
Sadie Jesienouski
Annemarie Mahan
Juliana Cenname
Matt Nolen
Dakota Mahan
Jen Dore

10 Years
Amy Larson
Julie Nygard

20 (Yes, 20!) Years
Seth Geltman

Lock Down Drill on October 12
On October 12th at 9:15 , our SRO Mark Edson and other members of the Arapahoe Sheriff's department are going to practice a lockdown drill. They will be sweeping the halls and assisting us in making sure that our systems are in place and up to date, and that we are providing the safest possible environment for our students and staff.  We are excited to practice our first lockdown drill with our SRO and other members of Arapahoe County Sheriffs Department!

*****This is just a drill to ensure our system is in place.******

7th Annual CCA Service Day
Cherry Creek Academy held their 7th Annual Service Day this past Friday, October 6th . This was a day our students put our Eagle Character Traits into action by giving to our surrounding community.  Many of our students visited retirement centers while some played with young children at local day care facilities.  We had two classrooms tidy up CCA while a bunch of our Second graders served and ate lunch with our construction workers!  Tradition still held true for our neighborhood as many of them came home with homemade crafts hanging on their front doors.  
What a great day it was giving back to our community.

Dear CCA Students in Mrs. Alaniz's 7th Grade Class and Mrs. Koenig's 5th Grade Class,
Thank you very much for your visit to our community last Friday on Service Day. You all were so well behaved, polite and friendly and really just so awesome!!! My residents had the best time visiting with you, creating the fantastic turkeys for their doors and eating the donuts. 
As I told you before you went into our building some of my people do not have any family to visit them, you are their visitor! You were able to being people so much joy and laughter, YOU SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF YOUR SELVES! Please go home and tell you parents that you made the world a better place at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus!
We hope to visit you this spring,
Thank you!
Pati Sawyer Boex
Fraternal Relations Director
Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus

Cold/Inclement Weather Policy - 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. 

It's Here! Scholastic Book Fair October 9th to October 13th!

It's Here! It's Here!
Set the example.  Let children see you read. 
Have a collection of books in your home with changing tastes and reading skills.
Allow your children to choose their own books to read.  
Support CCA's Book Fair. 

King Soopers Cards                                   
The CCA PTO will be issuing King Soopers/City Market preloaded with $2.50 for each new 2017-18 CCA family. The cards will be coming home with new family students this week.

Earning money for the school is simple:
  1. Reload your card with the cashier before check out.
  2. Pay for your groceries with the card.
  3. Reload again next time you shop.
  4. Each participating store will pay CCA PTO 5% of every dollar spent every 4 weeks, if we collectively reload $5,000 in a 4 week period.
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 fundraise 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 by  clicking here .

Original Works student artwork and order forms were sent home last week.
This program offers a simple and fun way to preserve your student's artwork. 
Sample items are being displayed in the front entrance by the flags.
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.
Please turn in your orders by this
 Friday, October 13th
We still need volunteers to help check the order.
  Click here  to contact Anna Wang to volunteer or if you have questions. 
Thank you! 
 Anna Wang  
Help Wanted - Co-Assistant PTO Treasurer
HELP WANTED - The PTO is looking for a co-assistant PTO treasurer.  
Please email Joi Hiatt at 
 Your shopping can help support CCA PTO.
 Please follow the attached link to shop Amazon Smile 
and  CCA will receive money from Amazon.   Amazon Smile


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!!

HARD HAT NEWS - Our floor will be poured this Week!!
Weekly Construction Update for 10/7-10/14

Sat 10/7: Finish grade work and compaction of subgrade for basement. Masonry QC work. Cover subgrade for weather protection.

Minimal traffic.


Mon 10/9: Masonry touch up. Perimeter drain work inside foundation walls.

Minimal traffic. Mini-Excavator to be hauled out in the early morning.


Tuesday 10/10: Complete perimeter drain work. Begin slab on grade prep.

Minimal traffic.


Wednesday 10/11: Complete slab on grade prep work.

Minimal traffic.


Thursday 10/12: Place slab on grade. This will be the largest pour for this job site, we will have around 150 CYDS of concrete for this.**

Heavy vehicle traffic beginning at 6 am. We will have to have the lane closure in place all day for this. I expect 15 concrete trucks throughout the day, as trucks arrive they will be staged in the closed lane. I will have JHL personnel available to direct traffic as needed to get trucks from the street into the site. We only have room for one concrete pump truck, so this will take most of the day to place. 


Friday 10/13: First floor steel package delivery. This will be spread out on two to three trucks. Steel erectors will spend most of the day breaking down steel delivery and inventorying the items.

Lane closure in effect, expect 2-3 semi trucks with steel.


Saturday 10/14: Begin steel erection.

Minimal traffic.

** Schedule is delayed due to snow on Monday. 

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   click here  to email or check out our project website by  clicking here. There are exciting new photos posted!

Future Bruins Night  - 5th to 8th Graders
Future Bruins Night  November 16th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Cherry Creek High School is hosting an Open House for 5th through 8th graders and their parents.  Students and parents can tour the campus and attend mini-classes with CCHS faculty.   Future Bruins Night is also a great opportunity to meet teachers, department coordinators, coaches and representatives of the numerous sports and clubs.   
Come to Future Bruins Night and see everything Cherry Creek High School has to offer!  For 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  
The October Board Meeting will be THIS evening, Tuesday October 10, beginning at 6:00 pm in the library.   We look forward to having many CCA parents and community members in attendance.  Please note that we always post the Agenda for our Board meetings, as well as the Committee meetings on the  CCA Website to access prior to the meetings.  

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).     Read more about the Board here.
Student Photo Release
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!     See info here.

Volunteer in Tech!
  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. 
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).

Boys Soccer Fall 2017           Girls Volleyball 2017
                                                  Home                                 Away
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). 

Parents it is time to check your students' Milk Account. Go to: and log into your youngest child's POWERSCHOOL. 
Click BALANCE and look at "Meal Transactions" for your total.

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.
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.
Melissa Shafi

Parent Information Network tackles tough issues and  provides parent support.
Visit the link below learn more and see upcoming presentations.

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.  

Click here  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  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.

Need the Red, White and Blue Calendar? It's right here.