In This Issue
Winter Music Festival / Math Challenge / Destination Imagination / Cafeteria Volunteers Welcome / STUCO T-shirts / CCA Foundation - End of Year Giving / Hard Hat News / Skate City Night and more!
12/5 . Accountability Meeting 8:05 am
12/6 · Winter Music & Band Festival 6:30 pm
12/8 . Finance Committee Meeting 8:05 am
12/12 · CCA Board Meeting • 6:00 pm - library
12/13 . Governance Meeting 8:05 am
12/15 · PTO Meeting - 8:05 am
12/21   · 2nd Quarter Ends
12/22   - 1/5 · Winter Break
CCA invites you to our annual Winter Music Festival on Wednesday, December 6th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Word of Life Christian Center ( 8700 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124). Doors open at 6:10 pm and the performance begins at 6:30 pm. If your schedule allows, please support all of CCA's students by staying through to the end of the performance. 

We're looking forward to seeing you there! 
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.
Every year outstanding students from Cherry Creek School District Elementary Schools are invited to participate in one of the most exciting math contests on the planet. It is a great opportunity for students to enjoy fun math challenges and connect with other gifted math students throughout the district. For participating schools, it provides an excellent motivator to encourage excellence in mathematics and STEM education. The Math Challenge is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

CCA is fielding 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teams consisting of three students per grade. They will participate in an individual round, relay round, and a team round.

The competition takes place at Smoky Hill High School this Saturday, December 2nd.

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 Noodle".   
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!!! 
Amazing aerial view of CCA taken by PE teacher, Kiaya Rutz, over Thanksgiving Break.
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: 

Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser

Our Annual Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser will be kicking off this week!  It's your one stop shop for gift cards! Please check your child's backpack for the CCA Staff Wish List and order form.  All orders are due Dec 4  and will be available for pick up before school on Dec 11. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Haynes at

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.
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 11/27 - 12/2

  • Monday 11/27: Continue first floor masonry on the east and north gym walls. Continue rough-in in the basement for MEP.
  • 1-2 Masonry deliveries scheduled. Otherwise, light traffic.
  • Tuesday 11/28: Continue first floor masonry on the east and south gym walls. Continue MEP rough-in for the basement.
  • Light traffic anticipated.
  • Wednesday 11/29: Continue first floor masonry on the east and north gym walls. Continue MEP rough-in for the basement.
  • Light traffic anticipated. Tentative masonry deliveries expected.
  • Thursday 11/30: Continue first floor masonry on the east and south gym walls. Continue MEP rough-in for the basement.
  • Light traffic anticipated
  • Friday 12/1: Continue first floor masonry on the east and north gym walls. Continue MEP rough-in for the basement.
  • Light traffic anticipated.
  • Saturday 12/2: Continue first floor masonry on the east wall.
We hope to be close to topped off on the east gym wall this week/early next week with the south and north walls not far behind.
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.

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Phone  303-779-8988  | Fax:  303-779-8817