In This Issue
A Tuesday Night Not To Miss! / CCA Celebrates Veterans Day /From Your Board / Moms Night Out / Box Tops Goal Surpassed! / Thanksgiving Baskets / CCA Foundation - End of Year Giving /Red Ribbon Week / Pastries with Parents / Medieval Day /Hard Hat News- It's taking shape! / Skate City Night / Future CCHS Bruins Night / and more!
SAC Meeting 8:05 am
Governance Meeting 8:05 am
No School / Teacher Development Day
Finance Committee Meeting 8:05 am
Veterans Day
Eagle Honors Assembly:
8:00 am Middle School & 1:15 pm Elementary
Elementary Teacher Presentations 5:00 pm
Town Hall Meeting. 6:00 pm Caf.
Board Meeting. 7:00 pm Library
Java with Jay 8:05 am
Picture Retake
Pastries with Parents 7:30 am
PTO Meeting 8:05 am
Thanksgiving Baskets
11/22 - 11/26
No School / Thanksgiving Break
November 10th
Teacher Development Day
A Big Tuesday Night
at CCA You Won't Want to Miss!
November 14th
5:00 pm Elementary teacher presentations in the library. The K-4 team of teachers will discuss their approach, curriculum, and exciting happenings in each of our elementary grades. 

6:00 pm Town Hall Meeting in the cafeteria. Stay up to date on what's happening at CCA.

7:00 pm Board Meeting in the library. Meet with your Board Members and learn what they are up to.

CCA has arranged FREE childcare through Champions for children aged 5 and up from 5:00 -8:30 pm.

Both Wholesome Food Services and Mile High Catering will be on site to answer questions and provide yummy samples!
CCA Celebrates
Veterans Day!
Parents, Veterans, and Families please join us in honoring our nation’s Active, Reserved, and Veteran Military and their families in our Veterans Day Assemblies on November 13 th , 2017.

Assembly times are as follows:
Grades 8 through 5: 8:00 am
Grades 4 through K: 1:15 pm

As a special part of the assembly we would like to acknowledge veterans of the CCA community. If you have a veteran you would like to recognize please send the veteran’s name, rank, and branch of the military to Ms. Cenname at .
From Your CCA Board

The CCA Parent Board of Directors met with Administration on Saturday Nov. 4 for the annual Strategic Planning Session, a practice that allows Administration to bring the Board and any community members who wish to attend "up to date" on current strategic planning goals and trends of the school. It was a successful meeting and we look forward continuing in excellence at CCA.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW for an informative evening at CCA NEXT TUESDAY evening, November 14. First, join us at 5:pm for presentations by the Elementary (K-4) team of teachers, addressing the approach, curriculum, and exciting happenings in each of our elementary grades. Stay for the "Town Hall" meeting at 6:pm, immediately followed by the November Board meeting at 7:pm.  
CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED BY CHAMPIONS throughout the evening. Come for all or part of the evening - what a great way to learn about what is happening at CCA right now!

Finally, the Board wants to remind all parents that it's not too late to fulfull 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 three Board meetings 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!  There's no better way to be involved at CCA.
Calling All Moms!
Please join us on  Friday, November 17 , at  6:00 pm , for drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the CCA's Moms' Night Out event. Julie Williams will be hosting again this year at her lovely home at 9697 E Arbor Pl Englewood CO 80111 . RSVP and details will be sent next week.
There is a $15 charge for the event.
We surpassed our goal for the fall Box Top Fundraiser. Total 10452. Great work CCA!

We earned a free dress day which will be announced after the next administration meeting.
Please note that all box tops must be cut along the lines and placed in bags of 50 before they are submitted. Please see the attached photo.

Please start saving for the Spring Box Top fundraiser.

 Thank you!

Teacher and Staff
Thanksgiving Baskets

Dear CCA Parents,
Giving our wonderful teachers and staff a basketful of goodies around Thanksgiving has been a longtime tradition here at CCA.

We need your help to fill their baskets and show them
how much we appreciate all the time they give to our children. The CCA PTO will be putting together the baskets and we’re asking every CCA family to donate the item(s) listed below by grade level.

Donations will be collected curbside on Thursday, November 16th as you drop off your children at school. A parent volunteer or student council member will be in the front of the school to assist the children.

If you are attending Pastries with Parents on Friday November 17th, please just bring your donation inside the building.

If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Sourial at .
Please have your CCA student(s) bring the following on
Thursday, Nov. 16th:

(Full Day and Half Day): 1 fresh pineapple

1st Grade:
4 pears (not ripe yet, please!)

2nd Grade:
1 bag of chocolate candy (ie:Hershey’s, Dove, etc.)

3rd grade:
1 scented candle (6oz or 8oz please)

4th grade:
2 mangos OR 2 pomegranates (not ripe yet, please!)

5th grade: 1
$5.00 Starbucks giftcard

6th grade:
1 box of butter microwave popcorn

7th grade:
1 box of tea (any flavor, i.e. pumpkin spice, Good Earth, earl grey, etc.)

8th grade:
4 red apples

Thank you for helping us continue
this tradition of thanks at CCA!
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 the “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 at
Red Ribbon Week
Last Thursday our School Resource Officer Deputy Mark Edson came to CCA to talk to the students about Red Ribbon Week over their lunch periods. The National Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people. He handed out pencils, ribbons, bookmarks and stickers! The students could also sign an all-school Drug Free Pledge.
This event was organized by the CCA PTO!! 
Pastries with Parents
Friday, November 17, 2017, at 7:30 AM, come enjoy donuts, muffins, juice and coffee with your student while you catch up with other CCA families. Your annual activity fee covers the cost.   Students must attend with an adult.   Please  RSVP by Tuesday, November 14, 2017 and confirm how many students and adults are attending. We don't want to run out of muffins or donuts! If anyone would like to volunteer to help with the event, please contact Elizabeth Gold
Medieval Day
in the 4th grade!
The 4th grade celebrated their annual Medieval Day on Friday. It was a fun day filled with archery, jousting, and Knight battles complete with color commentary and move by move coverage. All feasted and were very merry!
Spelling Bee
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 7:30-7:55.  Come join us!!
Hard Hat News
It's beginning to take shape!
 Weekly Construction Update for 11/4 - 11/11

Saturday 11/4 : Masons on site to remove scaffolding and demobilize. Steel erectors will not be on site to allow for mason demobilization

Monday 11/6 : Steel erection continues. Bar joists will be set east and north of CMU gym walls, decking will begin in same locations.Traffic to be light, no major deliveries anticipated.Additional fence screening will arrive 11/6, portable welding screens to be used in meantime

Tuesday 11/7 : Steel erection continues. Bar joists will be completed, decking to continue.Traffic to be light.

Wednesday 11/8 : Steel deck to be completed, nelson studs to be welded to decking throughout. Traffic to be light. The nelson stud welding will be more visible than most of the welded connections (which have been mostly shielded from view by structure). Additional fence screen will be up. If needed we will also utilize portable welding screens.

Thursday 11/9 Slab on deck prep work – welded wire mesh to be laid out on spacers over the deck.Traffic to be light

Friday 11/10: Slab on deck concrete placement to occur. This will be our last major concrete placement (there will be a 2-3 small pours after this). Pour will begin at 6:45 am. Saw cutting of slab to occur in afternoon.This will be a heavy traffic day. Traffic closure will be in place first thing in the morning to accommodate concrete truck staging.JHL will provide personnel to direct traffic and facilitate parking lot usage during the pour.
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  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 and food specials.

November 15 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

December 21 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February 7 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
March 13 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Open House at CCHS
Thursday, November 16th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Cherry Creek High School is offering an open house 
for 5th through 8th graders and their parents. 
Students and parents will have the opportunity to:

  • Take a Campus Tour
  • Meet Teachers and Department Coordinators
  • Attend Activities and Athletic Fair    
  • Visit Post Graduate Center
  • Attend Classroom Experiences
  • See Course Offerings

If you have an 8th grade student, this event is not to be missed as it is a great way to see the opportunities available at Creek! 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  

Carpool Corner
Carpool needed for 8th grader. We live on Smoky Hill and Tower. I am a nurse and my schedule is not consistent so I need someone that can be flexible. I would also be interested in joining an existing carpool to split driving 3 ways (I have room for 4-5 kids) or even paying for transportation on my work days. Please let me know if you can help, I start a new job on 10/30. Thank you! Jessica Adams  720-936-4947

If you have a posting for carpools, please  email the Eagle  by Monday at noon. The Eagle is published every Tuesday at 12:30 pm when school is in session.
Carpool Matching Service
Join 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).

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. 


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