In This Issue
Evacuation Drills This Week / Board Meeting Tonight / PTO Meeting Friday / Yearbook Cover Contest / Spelling Bee / Double Teacher Feature / CCA Foundation-End of Year Giving / Hard Hat News and more!
12/11 ·Girls Basketball C2E
12/12 ·Boys Basketball PCK
CCA Board Meeting • 6:00 pm - library
12/13 . Governance Meeting 8:05 am
Basketball Littleton Academy
12/15 · PTO Meeting - 8:05 am
12/18 - Girls Basketball C2E
12/19 - Girls Basketball PCK, Boys Basketball Parker
12/20 - Java with Jay, Girls Basketball Parker
12/21   · 2nd Quarter Ends
12/22   - 1/5 · Winter Break
Hello Parents,
We will be conducting staggered fire drills followed by an evacuation drill to High Plains Elementary this Thursday and Friday (the 14th and 15th). Please have your students wear warm, comfortable clothes and shoes for the evacuation drill.

Here are the times for evacuation drills: 
Thursday the 14th at 8:05am - 5th Grade
Friday the 15th at 8:05am - K-4th, 6th Grade
Friday the 15th at 2:50pm - 7th/8th Grade
The Next Board Meeting is Tonight!

Please join us tonight for the December Board Meeting at 6:00 pm. The Board wants to remind all parents that it's not too late to fulfill your requirements to run for the Board of Directors this Spring for the 2018 - 2019 school year. In order to qualify, candidates must have attended at least two Board meetings this school year and personally completed at least half of their family's mandatory volunteer hours prior to the election process. You can begin fulfilling these requirements now! See the full Election Policy and list of Eligibility Requirements HERE. There's no better way to be involved at CCA.

If you're not interested in running for the Board, but would like to be involved, a parent volunteer is needed to sit on the Election Committee. The commitment involves one meeting a month from January through April. If interested, please contact Jennifer Bailey at

Finally, the Board Communications Committee is committed to providing the most effective communications for our CCA Community, and our last meeting was a great success with valuable suggestions and feedback shared. 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 December 15 (at 9:00 am). 

Happy December!
Thank you to parents and students for another successful Winter Music Festival. A special thanks to the Bagwell Family, Word of Life Christian Center, Shawn Kelley, Meg MacFarland, and Johanna Fitt. It was a memorable evening full of band, music and choir performances. Thank you all again for helping make this night so special.
CCA values feedback and provides 2 surveys for you to participate in regarding teachers and the school environment. SAC (School Accountability Committee) and the CCA Board will provide access to these surveys at the same time. The Teacher Feedback Survey for Parents, and the Climate Survey for school feedback, will be available TUESDAY JANUARY 9th, 2018. Please look for the link in future Eagles!

The CCA spelling bee will take place on Thursday, Dec. 14th, at 2:00 for Grades 5-8.
This competition will determine who will go on to the district bee!

Please remember Eagle submissions need to be sent to by 8:00 am Monday morning in order to be in the Tuesday Eagle. Thank you!
Double Teacher Feature
Andrew Loomis - 5/6 Math
This is Andrew Loomis' 5th year at CCA. He also coaches boys soccer and boys basketball and helps coach CCA’s Mathlete club. Mr. Loomis developed a love for hiking in college where he attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. One of his favorite hiking spots is Estes Park. He hopes to one day live in the mountains where he and his dog Rallo can embark on many outdoor adventures. Mr. Loomis has lots of connections to the CCA community. He attend CCA from 3rd-8th grade before moving on to CCHS. He also has a sister who works at CCA (Karah Yamauchi) and her two sons Miles and Makai are CCA students as well. His father Dave Loomis is the Dean of Students.

Suzy Kennicutt - 7/8 Math
Suzy Kennicutt is a Colorado native who grew up in Colorado Springs. After high school, she went to the University of Denver to get her B.A. in Mathematics and her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction focusing on Secondary Math Education. There have been many new changes for Suzy during the past few months including getting married, starting this new job, and even buying a house. She loves getting outside for nature photography and gardening, spending time with family and friends, and keeping her community service organization (Hats 4 Hope) running. Suzy is enjoying getting to know everyone in the CCA community and finally being able to pursue her dream of teaching middle school math!
Principal Cerny teaching geology to first graders

Dear CCA Family,
One of our families has been hit with some difficult news. The Bakhrakh family, with son, Lev, who is in 5th grade and daughter, Zoe, in 3rd grade just discovered that their father Peter has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. It is operable and surgery will be performed. We can imagine the difficult times ahead, as they travel the road to recovery. A Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise money to help Peter and his family. If you would like to donate please click on the following link: . Every donation helps no matter the size. Thank you and please join us in keeping Peter and is family in your thoughts in wishing him a speedy recovery.
Volunteers are always welcome in the Cafeteria 10:40am – 1:00pm
We have had an inordinate number of students come to school without lunch. Parents please remember that whether your child is in Kindergarten or 8th grade, it is ultimately your responsibility to make sure your student has a lunch each day.  
Students DO NOT have access to a microwave; however, we do have hot water for students who bring “Cup of Noodles".   
Low and Negative Milk Account letters were sent home on Monday. Children will not be able to get milk if the balance due is $5.00 or more. You can access your children’s account through PowerSchool. 

Go to: and log into your youngest child's POWERSCHOOL. Click BALANCE and look at "Meal Transactions" for your total.
NO glass containers in the cafeteria, please and thank you.
Send questions to:  
CCA Character Program
By Dave Loomis

For this Fly Like An Eagle article I wanted to talk about a fairly new club we have here at CCA.  This group is our Peer Mediation club . Peer Mediation started meeting back in March of this year. It consists of 5 th , 6 th and 7 th grade students who have been trained in the peer mediation process. The group is led by Karah Yamauchi and myself.  It meets every Friday at 7:15 am in the conference room. 

Members of this club have learned how to mediate disagreements between students and have learned how to help resolve problems and create solutions. The students started training on this back in March. They have recently begun scheduling mediations with younger students who need help resolving disagreements. Students who need help come to me and I determine if their concern is something the peer mediators can help with. A peer mediation is then scheduled and the peer mediators and Mrs. Yamauchi meet with the students that need help. 

The mediators have helped groups of students figure out how to play better.  They have resolved arguments between individual students. They have helped groups of friends get along better.  I am very proud of these students and the time and effort they have put in to this club. 

If you are interested in learning more please let me know. We are looking for more members. We are currently looking to add 4 th and 8 th grade to the membership of the club. For any questions please contact either Karah or myself at 303-779-8988. 

Go Eagles!!! 

The fun and exciting program Girls on the Run is coming to CCA this spring! The program is geared to girls in grades 3-5. Please go to for additional information. The Spring Season program runs March thru May and girls will meet twice a week after school. The girls will participate in a 5K run at the end of the Spring Season.

ATTENTION — we need at least two parent coaches to be able to have this program. If you are a parent interested in coaching (Girls on the Run will provide training) or if your child is interested in participating in Girls on the Run this spring, please email Dave Loomis at
Show Your Eagle Pride!
Attention Student Council representatives and volunteers! Show off your StuCo pride with this year's tee shirt to be worn on Fridays. The more orders we receive, the lower the cost will be. Click this link to reserve your Student Council shirt: 

Please join us this Friday December 15th at 8:05am in the cafeteria for our December PTO meeting. Coffee will be served and younger siblings are always welcome. 

King Soopers Cards
Visualize this...if 150 CCA families commit to spending $250 with a King Soopers 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 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.
5. If you use clicklist, please remember to pay with your King Soopers card.
6. Place your order using your credit card, and when you pay at pickup be sure you use your King Soopers gift card to support CCA.
If you're looking for a tax write-off as the end of the year approaches, or want to give back to our school, look no further! The CCA FOUNDATION is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established by our founders to provide ongoing financial support to Cherry Creek Academy. All donations are used toward education and/or facility improvements so that CCA may carry out its mission of “Motivated students and responsible parents working together with exemplary teachers for excellent education." DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE! If you would like to give, you can pay via check or credit card (see the "Support CCA" tab and click on the paypal link )
Please make checks payable to CCA Foundation and either bring into the office or mail to the school at:
CCA Foundation
c/o Cherry Creek Academy
6260 S. Dayton St.
Englewood CO 80111

TAX ID# 84-1431830

Many companies participate in CORPORATE MATCHING! Please check with your employer to see if they will provide some percentage of a match to your gift. To make Corporate Matching easy, just give the above information to your employer.   If you need more information, please contact Cyndy Holmes:
Hard Hat News
Kristin Nowak, Business Directo r
 Weekly Construction Update for 12/9 - 12/15

Saturday 12/9 : Masonry will continue on the south gym wall, we should be almost topped out by the end of the day.
Monday 12/11 : Masonry to complete on the south wall and begin on the west gym wall. Fire suppression and electrical rough in will continue in the basement.
 -Several masonry deliveries expected throughout the day including one cement truck.
Tuesday 12/12 : Masonry to continue on the west gym wall. Fire suppression rough-in in the basement to continue.
 -Roof Steel package will arrive on site. This is a major delivery and I expect several semi loads. Lane closure will be in place, flaggers will be utilized if needed.
Wednesday 12/13 : Masonry to continue on the west gym wall. Basement MEPS rough in to continue.
 -1-2 cement trucks with grout are expected.
Thursday 12/14 : Masonry to continue on the west gym wall. Basement MEPS rough-in should be nearly complete.
 -1-2 cement trucks with grout are expected.
Friday 12/15 : Masonry to continue on the west gym wall.
 -1-2 Cement trucks are expected.
By Saturday the 16th, we expect to be nearly complete with the gym masonry walls and roof steel installation will begin the following week while the masons finish up odds and ends.
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 12/15 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!
Skate City Dates Set!
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, special themes and food specials.

December 21 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February 7 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
March 13 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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. 
P.I.N. Parent Information Network
Parent Information Network tackles tough issues and provides parent support.

If you have a posting for the Eagle  please email us    by Monday at 8:00 am.  
The Eagle is published every Tuesday at 12:30 pm  when school is in session.

Cherry Creek Academy
Phone  303-779-8988  | Fax:  303-779-8817