Motivated students and responsible parents working together with
exemplary teachers for excellent education.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
All School Photo
Facilities Committee
Board Meeting
Grades 5-8 Back to School Night
Governance Committee
PTO Meeting

Java with Jay

Hearing Screening

Gift Wrap Fundraiser Begins

No School Labor Day

August 14, 2017
Volume 58, No.40
Below are some important dates for you to mark on your calendars. 

Tuesday, August 15: All School Photo
Tuesday, August 15: CCA Facilities Committee, 5:45 pm; Board Meeting, 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 16: Grades 5-8, Back to School Night, 5:30 to 8:00pm
We have numerous families who have not checked in with CCSD. Please check in online at for each of your students. CCSD will not count your student in October Count for funding, if you have not completed the Online Parent Forms for CCSD.

Please click here for the link and follow these instructions: 

Choir will be starting up again soon. Do you want to sing with us? Elementary Choir (Grades 2-4) rehearses every Wednesday after school until 4:15pm. Middle School Choir (Grades 5-8) rehearses every Monday until 4:30pm. Arrangements will be made so students can join volleyball AND choir.

If you are interested, see Mrs. Fitt on the field in the morning to receive a packet with all the information you will need. We will have our first rehearsal the week of August 28th.
Are you detail oriented? We need YOU!! The CCA PTO Executive Board has an opening for the Secretary position for the current 2017-18 school year. If you are interested to know more about this position, please join us at our next PTO meeting this Friday, August 18th, at 8:05am. Feel free to email Teri Bagwell by clicking here.
If your student is riding a bicycle to school in the morning, they are required by law to wear a helmet. Students who arrive at school without their bike helmets will not be allowed to ride their bike home that day. Thank you for your assistance with this safety issue.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Loomis by clicking here
Aubrey Warner
Front Desk Liaison
I am delighted to be changing roles within the CCA community to the Front Desk. Although I loved spending before school, after school, recess, and lunch with your students last year, I am looking forward to this new opportunity and can't wait to get to know all of the families behind these wonderful students. 

I have always had a love of children and have worked within the Adams 12 School District as well as the Douglas County School District before coming to Cherry Creek Academy. I am currently finishing up school to obtain a degree in secondary education with a focus on literature.  
The first PTO meeting of the 2017-18 School Year is Friday, August 18, from 8:05 to 9:05am. Please join us in the Cafeteria to kick off the new school year.  

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

August 15, 5:45 pm Facilities Committee
August 15, 6:00 pm Board Meeting
August 16, 8:05 am Governance Committee
September 5, 8:05 am SAC (School Accountability)
September 7, 8:05 am Date Change
Finance Committee
September 12, 6:00 pm Board Meeting
September 16, 8:05 am Technology Committee
Please click here to contact Mrs. Nair. 

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a fundamental part of Cherry Creek Academy's curriculum.

What is Accelerated Reader?
AR allows students to independently read books within the proper skill level. It also provides instant feedback to students and teachers for reading intervention and instruction that can be customized to an individual student's needs.

How does AR work?
Students' reading skills are assessed quarterly with the STAR reading test and a reading range (ZPD) is determined. A student's range, for example, may be 1.5 to 3.7. This means that this student may read books with difficulty levels equivalent to first grade, fifth month norms through third grade, seventh month norms.
A point goal is assigned using this reading range. Teachers may adjust goals and reading ranges, based on knowledge of the student's classroom performance. Students then check out books within their reading range, read them and take a quiz. Points are awarded based on the number of correct answers.

How is AR used in the CCA Library?
Reading levels are identified on each AR library book using color-coded dots. The dots indicate difficulty level and the maximum number of points that can be earned by taking a comprehension quiz after reading an AR book. For example, all labels that are appropriate for first grade reading levels are color-coded dark green. A green label with a 1.8/2 tells the student that the book has a difficulty level equivalent to the first grade eighth month norm and is worth a maximum of 2 AR quiz points. Students can, as a result, easily identify books within their reading range, check them out, and work toward point goals.

How do I track my student's AR points?
Renaissance Home Connect allows parents to monitor their student's AR progress from home.
How to Get Home Connect
Your student will bring home instruction letter every quarter. Use the information within it to log on.
Another way to access your student's information is by clicking here . Your student can then provide the username and password. It is the same one they use everyday at school.
Email Notifications
If you would like to receive emails showing your student's quiz results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions.
To be sure these emails reach your inbox, add to your address book.
How can I tell if a book is in the AR Program?
The website will help you find Accelerated Reader books, choose books at the appropriate reading level, find quiz numbers and point values.
Please contact Amy Larson, Cherry Creek Academy Librarian, with any questions contact by clicking here .
Foundation work is in full swing now. Micropiles are beginning today. The foundation work will continue through September.
Please enjoy our progress photos.
Photo 1 reflects our overall site and shows the progress at the West side of the site, including excavation and export of soil material, shotcrete at perimeter stabilization
Photo 2 depicts a photo of shotcrete at the existing foundation walls and excavation/export of soil materials.
Photo 3 is a photo of the foundation progress, showing shotcrete at existing North East foundation walls and excavation/export of solid materials.
Photo 4 shows the efforts being taken to stabilize the site at the West side of the excavation area.

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 is also working to create 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.Look for that video mid-August. 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. The first one will be on Friday, August 18th at approximately 9:00am.
Questions?  Please feel free to click here to email or check out our project website by clicking here. There are exciting new photos posted!

Thanks to families that entered their volunteer hours for the 2016-2017
school year.

We want to acknowledge our "super volunteers" listed below (60 hours or more - blue badge) and our exceptional volunteers (200 hours or more, denoted with an * - silver badge).  Each of them will have a special badge to wear when volunteering at the school (badges are located on the magnetic board next to the front office).
*       Ananthakrishnan, Rohini
*       Awada, Shaden
*       *Bagwell, Teri
*       Bailey, Jennifer
*       Boex, Steven
*       Bushee, Indica
*       Castro, Sara
*       Chivukula, Kiran
*       Cierpial, Agnieszka & Scott
*       Dang, Bickly
*       Depperschmidt, Sara
*       Ermentraut, Lansing
*       *Evashevski, Andrea
*       Foster- Kulesa, Amanda L
*       Fouse, Hethyr
*       Gillis, Janet
*       Guzman, Laura
*       Harnett, Anne
*       Hiatt, Joi
*       Hoffman, Cindy
*       Holmes, Cyndy
*       Howell, Barbara
*       Janardhanan, Murali
*       Katagi, Kellee E
*       King, Jessica
*       Kovaleva, Yulia
*       LaLuzerne, Collene
*       Li, Liting
*       Lichfield, Quinn T
*       Mahadevan, Vaidyanathan
*       Malott, Jen
*       Miller, Cesaria M
*       Miller, Lauren
*       Mossallati, Nahla
*       Neil, Yvonne
*       Osborn, Vanessa
*       Parrot, Hester
*       Renner, Kimberly J
*       Rook, Rebecca
*       Safray, Aleksandr V
*       Sentanda-Tamale, Rachel
*       Sourial, Natalie
*       Sunker, Jennifer
*       Sunker, Robert
*       Tauraite, Jolanta
*       Temple, Lesley
*       Underdown, Mandi and Rick
*       Voytashevskaya, Olga
*       Wang, Tan Yuen Anna

Please make sure to enter your volunteer hours into the system by clicking here. Volunteer hours are used by CCA for grants as well as meeting the 40 hour, dual-family commitment to the school. You can enter them once a week or month as a total, rather than for each event to make it easier to do. 
Wholesome Food Services AND Mile High Catering will be serving   lunch at CCA for the 2017-18 School Year. To order lunch (or sign up, if you have not), click here
Based on considerable feedback from your school community, we have crafted a customized lunch program to meet the needs of Cherry Creek Academy families. We have added several new restaurant partners and many more options at lower price points. Check out the following highlighted menu items and partners offering affordable, full meal options by clicking here
If you are interested in sponsoring an Afterschool Club for 2017-2018, please contact Mr. Loomis at 303-779-8988 ext. 206. You will be given an afterschool club handbook and an application along with a grant request form that must be completed and returned to Mr. Loomis by August 18th. All applications will be reviewed. On August 25th all applicants will be contacted and advised if their club has been approved for the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you! 


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
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 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.
All prescription medication forms will be shredded at the end of this school year.  New 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 prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year. 

Thank you in advance,
Nurse Jayne

Due to construction constraints, students will be lining up according to the following schedule for the 2017-18 School Year. 

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" To access the Master Calendar, please click here.

The Red, White, and Blue CCA events calendar is complete. They will be going home in homework folders at the beginning of school. If you wish to download a copy, please click here.
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