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December 18 th , 2018
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In this Edition
  • Upcoming Events
  • SAC Survey: Coming Soon
  • The Latest News from CCA
  • Unsupervised Students Sent to Champions After School
  • Enrollment: Sibling Priority
  • Saxon Math Textbooks: Digital Access for Grades 3 – 8
  • Upcoming Free Dress Days
  • Lost & Found: Items to be Donated Soon
  • Parking & Traffic Safety: Map
  • CCA Board News
  • Doors of CCA
  • Yearbook Cover Contest
  • Infectious Tidbits: Information from Tri-County Health Department
  • Accelerated Reader: 100 Point Club
  • Amazon Smile
  • Used Uniform Sale Information
  • News from Student Council
  • Tips from Maverick: Early Dismissal
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Destination Imagination: CCA Teams Forming
  • Cafeteria News
  • Current Employment Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events in CCSD & Community
  • Cherry Creek Elementary Chess League
  • Regis Mini Clinic
  • Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
  • December 18
Used Uniform Collections
Basketball games: Boys Home/Girls Away
  • December 19
Used Uniform Collections
CCA Tour
Spelling Bee
Girls Basketball Practice
  • December 20
Used Uniform Collections
Basketball games: Girls Home/Boys Away
  • December 21
Second Quarter Ends
PTO Meeting
  • December 22 - January 4
Winter Break
PTO Used Uniform Sale Collection:
December 18th - 20th
It's time to dig through the closets and collect your uniforms that you would like to have in the spring uniform sale. Please remember inventory sheets, instructions and forms are online . Collection days are for morning drop off only December 18th, 19th and 20th.  You can drop off your uniforms at the front office again please make sure that all bags have a filled out inventory sheet. This will be the only time for uniform collect for the spring sale. if you are interested in helping with the used uniform sale please contact Nikki Takacs at .
CCA Spelling Bee:
Wednesday, December 19th at 2:00 p.m.
CCA Super Spellers are prepared and ready for our annual Spelling Bee!

Please join us in the gym on Wednesday, December 18th at 2:00 p.m.

Four of our students will be chosen to participate in the Cherry Creek School District's Spelling Bee in January.

Come cheer on our dedicated spellers!
PTO Meeting:
Friday, December 21st at 8:05 a.m.
Please join the PTO this Friday, December 21st at 8:05am in the CCA Cafeteria for the December PTO meeting, and the last meeting of the first semester.

Coffee will be served, and younger siblings are always welcome.

The Next Pastries for Parents event is scheduled for Friday, January 18th, 2019.
Please note that the 2018 - 2019 Assessment Calendar has been updated. You can view information on Assessments at CCA here .
SAC Surveys: Coming Soon
Dear CCA Parents,

CCA values your feedback and would like to hear from you. After Winter Break, you will have an opportunity to provide both positive and constructive feedback on teachers and the school environment via our two annual surveys. The Teacher Feedback Survey and The Climate Survey will be available starting January 8th. You are allowed to enter two volunteer hours for taking both surveys. Please look for the link in future Eagles.
The Latest News from Cherry Creek Academy
Please note that ALL students not playing in a sports game or personally attending a after-school club/activity must be supervised by parents or guardians or they will be sent to Champions. This includes younger siblings.

To access Champions, please use the stairs near the front office or the stairs by the gym.
Please Check Lost & Found
Lost & Found items not collected by December 21st will be donated over Winter Break.

Please make sure to check Lost & Found for your student's missing items.
Upcoming Free Dress Days
Dear Parents,
Thank you for your participation and making Original Artworks a success! We understand that the new online ordering process caused some confusion. Hopefully it will be smoother next time. Our 7 th  graders will be doing Original Artworks in March. There will be more info as we get closer to the date.

Mrs. Couyoumjian’s 4 th  grade had the highest sale/participation and will get a free dress day on Wednesday, December 19th! Good job!

All CCA students can enjoy a free dress day on Friday, December 21st as a special holiday gift from the CCA Leadership Team.
Quarter 2 Grades Available: 12:00 p.m. on January 11th, 2019
This year grades will only be available through PowerSchool. Report cards will not be sent home.

You can access Quarter 2 student grades at 12:00 p.m. on January 11th by following the instructions below:

  • Open PowerSchool
  • Click on the name of the student you would like to review
  • Click on Grade History to see Grades
  • Click on Teacher Comments to review any teacher comments

Saxon Math Textbooks:
Access for grades 3-8 Now Available Online
Students in grades 3 -8 now have access to a digital version of their Saxon Math textbook. Students login by using the same credentials they have for logging into Chromebooks with (e.g. Mrs. Fouse's username would be

For questions, please contact CCA's Director of Technology & Assessments, Hethyr Fouse at .
Enrollment: Sibling Priority
Please remember that you must still submit a Wait List Application for all children you intend on having attend CCA, including siblings of current students. We will begin offering spots in February.
Parking & Traffic: Friendly Reminders
Drop-off Time and Location
School begins at 8:05 a.m. Supervision for student drop-off is provided from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. All students must be dropped off on the north side of Caley. There is one line of cars on Caley. We ask that you stay in this line and continuously pull up. There is a yellow sign one car length past the opening of the front lot. NO STUDENTS may be dropped off until they have pulled up past that sign. This is for the flow of traffic and the safety of all our students. Please stay in line, do not pull around cars to get ahead. 

Afternoon Pick-up Times and Locations
Strictly adhere to the indicated times. If you arrive prior to your student’s assigned pick-up time, you may be asked to leave and come back at your scheduled time. CCA staff will accompany students at all times. Those who do not have older CCA siblings or belong to a carpool with older members will immediately go outside to be picked up at their assigned time. 
For more information regarding traffic and safety at CCA,
please click here .
Cherry Creek Academy Board News
The CCA Board adopted a vision statement for CCA and revised the mission statement at the December 11th, 2018 Board meeting. 

Vision:    Building a Future of Academic Success in a Value Rich Community  
Mission:  Cherry Creek Academy is a Core Knowledge charter school with motivated students and responsible parents working together with exemplary teachers to provide excellent education in an environment that upholds the high expectations and values of leadership, responsibility, respect, loyalty, integrity, humility, diligence and compassion

The Board Nomination and Election Procedures were also updated. You can view them here .
Last week the Cherry Creek Academy 2017-2018 SAC Dashboard was added to the CCA website. The 2017 - 2018 SAC Dashboard got a make over and revamp as you will see. We hope that you like these new changes, including a description of what a dashboard is and how the CCA SAC Dashboard functions as a tool to show how CCA is performing. To see the SAC Dashboard, please click here!
The Door for Education is Always Open
If you've walked the halls of Cherry Creek Academy recently, you've definitely noticed the beautifully decorated doors! Many classes incorporated decorating their doors into their curriculum and had a great time showing off their incredible artistic talent!
2018 - 2019 Yearbook Art Cover Contest
Dear CCA Students and Families,

Once again, it’s time for the yearbook art cover contest! The winning artwork will be our front cover of the yearbook and both 2nd and 3rd place will be featured in the yearbook.

A few things to keep in mind regarding the contest:
  • The theme this year is “Learning today...Leading Tomorrow.” This theme should guide the creation of the artwork and must be included/written somewhere within the art. Tip: Please make it easy to read!
  • Artwork needs to be completed on regular size (8 ½ x 11), flat printer paper.
  • All artwork must be original hand drawings or paintings by the students (no help from parents).  No digital artwork will be accepted. 
  • Please make sure artwork is completed in color, not black & white. Note that artwork will be scanned for yearbook publication - when considering use of water colors, oil, crayon, colored pencils, etc.
  • For entry into the contest artwork should be given to students’ homeroom teachers or to the front office.
  • The deadline for students turning in artwork is Friday January 18, 2018.
  • The student with the winning artwork (1st place) will receive a free yearbook and will be notified/announced in the Eagle.
  • PLEASE WRITE YOUR NAME, GRADE, AND HOMEROOM TEACHER ON THE BACK OF YOUR ARTWORK. We will return all art and want to be sure the proper credit is given in the yearbook!
  • The artwork will be put in three grade categories for judging K-2nd, 3rd-5th & 6th-8th

We look forward to the students’ continued participation in the creation of the yearbook!

Thank you,
The CCA Yearbook Committee
To purchase and customize your yearbook*
* Must be a parent or student 13 years or older

  1. Go to
  2. Enter CCA's passcode: 1013808470921971
Infectious Tidbits
The Quarterly Infectious Disease Newsletter from Tri-County Health Department (TCHD): Winter 2018
Accelerated Reader: 100 Point Club
Students who meet the following requirements by the end of the year, become members of the 100 Point Club and are awarded a customized medal engraved with their name. 

Yearly Point Requirements by Grade*
Kindergarten  - 45 AR points
First Grade  - 65 AR points
Second Grade  - 90 AR points
Third through Sixth Grades  - 100 AR points
S eventh and Eighth Grades**  - 125 AR points

Former CCA alumni Emma H. holds the record, earning a whopping 2,004 points within one year. She was only in the fifth grade and has held the record since 2009. That is a long time! CCA is due for a new record holder.

*Seventh and Eighth Grade students may take AR quizzes to earn points, even though they have no Accelerated Reader requirement.

**The points and a cumulative quiz average of 85 percent must be earned by Friday, May 3rd, 2019. 
Amazon Smile
The CCA PTO would also like to request that you utilize Amazon's awesome Smile feature for your purchases from Amazon this holiday season. By using Smile , you can increase donations to CCA PTO.

Please visit  to set up your existing Amazon account as a Smile account.  Select Cherry Creek Academy PTO as your charity and 0.5% of eligible purchases will be given back to the PTO.
News from Student Council
Snack Shack

Snack Shack is open for 5th - 8th graders. A variety of snacks are available to purchase for $1.00 every Friday.
Warm Up Wednesday's

Hot Chocolate is served during lunch for grades 5 - 8 for $1.00
Student Council Meetings are held every Friday at 7:30 a.m. in the CCA Cafeteria.
The More You Know: Tips from Maverick
  • The Yearbook Committee is looking for volunteers to take pictures for the yearbook, if you are interested, please sign up here.
  • Monday Munchies: Looking for a way to volunteer, but you're short on time? Bring treats for our wonderful teachers on Monday.
Please note the Volunteer Policy has been updated to include information on caring for pets over break: Taking home a class pet can accrue 2 hours per day that the animal is in a
family’s home.
Destination Imagination: Sign Up Now

Allowing students to use the microwave is a safety hazard and poses a risk for getting burns for students, therefore, s udents  DO NOT  have access to a microwave;
however, we do have hot water for the students who bring their own “Cup Noodles.”

Login   to see the complete line up of menu items available each day.

Order lunch at   .

You can order up to 60 days in advance and right up until 1:00 p.m. the day before delivery.

 Late cancellations can be made until 8:oo a.m. the day of delivery.

Please contact us with any questions or for ordering help at
1-800- 872-0226
Current Employment Opportunities
  • Substitute Teachers

If you are interested in any of the positions listed above, please click here for more information and email your resume and cover letter to .
Upcoming Events in Cherry Creek School District & the Community
Cherry Creek Elementary Chess League
Cherry Creek Elementary chess league is District level chess tournament run for Kindergarten to fifth grade students. The meets are on Thursdays for each Thursday, starting in January (date to be finalized). If you are interested to participate in the tournament email  for further details.