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February 12, 2019
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In this Edition
  • Upcoming Events
  • Parent Teacher Conferences: Sign Up
  • 2019 Board Elections: Coming Soon
  • CCA has an Official Facebook Page
  • Highlights: A Recap of Last Week
  • Eagle Honors
  • Student Council Dance: Success
  • CCA 6th Graders "Adopt-A-Pilot"
  • A Sneak Peak of Next Week: Kindness
  • PTO Used Uniform Sale Update & Volunteer Request
  • Multicultural Festival: Calling All Volunteers & Performers
  • Student Council: Canned Food Drive
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Current Employment Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events in CCSD & Community
  • Build Something Cool: February 23, 2019
  • Day at the Capital: February 27, 2019
  • CCSD Chess Tournament: March 9, 2019
  • Free Camp for Girls Entering 9th Grade: Summer 2019
  • Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, February 12:
Board Meting
  • Wednesday, February 13:
Grandview High School Counselor Visit
  • Thursday, February 14:
Valentine's Day (Please find information regarding each class or grade)
  • Friday, February 15:
PTO Meeting
  • Monday, February 18:
No School
Please join the CCA Parent Board tonight, February 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m for this month's board meeting. You can log volunteer hours for the time spent at this meeting and the February and March Board meetings can fulfill Board candidates requirement of attending a minimum of 2 Board meetings.
Please join us this Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8:05 a.m. in the cafeteria for our February PTO meeting. Coffee will be served, and younger siblings are always welcome.



Please remember, there is no school for students on Monday, February 18, in honor of President's Day. Friday, February 22, is Ellis Island Day and students are released at noon. There is also no school for students on Wednesday, February 27 due to Parent/Teacher conferences.
  • Champions will not be open for childcare on February 18.
  • Champions will offer a half day program when students are dismissed at 12:00 p.m on February 22.
  • Champions will offer full day care on February 27.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Please sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences by clicking the appropriate link below. The sign up sheets close on Friday, February 22nd. 

Traffic & Safety: Pick-Up Reminders
CCA parents and guardians are asked to strictly adhere to their student's indicated pick-up times.  If you arrive prior to your student’s assigned pick-up time, you will be asked to leave and come back at your scheduled time. 

For example, the 3:15 crowd should not arrive early, thereby giving the 3:05 crowd the proper allotted time to pick up their children.

For more information about traffic & safety at CCA, please click here .
2019 Board Election: 3 Open Positions
The 2019 CCA Board Election will begin on
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
and will end on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

There are three open positions on the Board for the 2019 Election. The term for each Board position is three years.

Nomination forms will be available Friday, March 1, 2019.

It is important for all candidates to truly understand the roles and responsibilities of joining the Board prior to considering a Board position. Please review the Candidate Eligibility Requirements listed below.

Potential candidates must attend a minimum of two (2) regular CCA Board meetings during the nine (9) months prior to the April Board meeting. The March Board meeting is an eligible meeting for this requirement.

Potential candidates must interview with at least one (1) current Board member prior to the nomination form submittal deadline.

Potential candidates must agree to complete all required "Board modules" if elected. They must also agree to abide by the Code of Conduct, Duty of Care and Loyalty and Conflict of Interests policies.

Potential candidates must agree to abide by the CCA Non-Negotiables.

CCA staff members and spouses of CCA staff members are not allowed to run for the CCA Board.

Only one parent or legal guardian per family may serve on the CCA Board at the same time.

In order to be eligible to run for the CCA Board, candidates must have at least one student who is returning to CCA for the 2019-20 school year.

In order to be eligible to run for the CCA Board, candidates must have completed and have documented at least 50% of their annual volunteer hours by the time of nomination.

For more details about the Election process, please click here  to download the Board Election Policy.
The Election will be held by electronic ballot. A unique and confidential electronic ballot will be sent to the email address listed in PowerSchool for each parent/guardian. Please visit my.cherrycreekschools.org by clicking here  to verify or update your email address in PowerSchool.
If you have questions about the election, please click here  to email the Election Committee
CCA is Facebook Official!
CCA has an official Facebook page ! Like and follow CCA today.
Highlights: A Recap of Last Week
Eagle Honors
Eagle Honors celebrate students that exhibit CCA's core values of leadership, responsibility, respect, loyalty, integrity, humility, diligence, and compassion. Students who have received awards for all of the traits are awarded the prestigious Golden Eagle award. A special congratulations to all of the students honored at last week's assembly, especially those who received Golden Eagles: Allyson G., Matthew I., Bryn Q., Simon S., and Lauren C.
Student Council Dance
CCA Student Council's Cold Hands, Warm Hearts 6-8th grade dance was a huge success and our students had a great time. Thank you to everyone that helped make this event awesome, especially Cassie Wagner & Samantha Fleischmann, Student Council coordinators.
CCA Sixth Graders & Southwest Airlines
Mr. Gunning, CCA's 5/6 Science teacher has partnered with Southwest Airlines to bringing the "Adopt-A-Pilot" program to our school! Over this 5 week program, students explore a variety of aviation-themed activities related to science, geography, math, writing and other core subjects.
A Sneak Peek of Next Week: Random Acts of Kindness
Next week is Random Acts of Kindness week. Peer Helpers and Karah Yamauchi, the Peer Helper coordinator, have a week of activities planned that encourage kindness, strengthen the CCA community, and inspire students to show generosity, positivity, friendliness and express gratitude.

Don't forget to ask your children how're they're being awesome RAKtivists (Random Acts of Kindness Activists).
The PTO Used Uniform Sale:
Reminder, Update, & Volunteer Request
February 27, 2019 is the CCA PTO's Used Uniform Sale. This is a great opportunity to purchase gently used uniforms at a great price and support our PTO.

This is the last consignment sale. The CCA PTO will host used uniform sales in the future, however the sales are going a donations only fundraiser supporting CCA PTO.

Resources for families to sell their uniforms on their own will be coming soon.

If you have any questions you can email  useduniformspto@cherryreekacademy.org

Thank for your understanding during this transition.
Used Uniform Sale Volunteers Earn Double Hours: Volunteers are needed for the Used Uniform Sale prep on February 26th and during the sale on February 27th. If interested, please email Jessica King, PTO Vice President of Fundraising, at:  PTOfundraising@cherrycreekacademy.org or for more information, please click here.
Celebrating The Cultures of the World
Are you excited about celebrating the different cultures of the world with a fun filled evening of music, dance, food, and activities from various countries? The CCA Multicultural Festival 2019 will be celebrated on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Friday at Cherry Creek High School (Information Center Building). Due to space and parking limitations at CCA, we have decided to continue celebrating our festival at Cherry Creek High school.

The following countries/continents/cultures will be represented at the festival this year: Mexico, Tajikistan, Russia, Ireland, India, and Lebanon! However, we need more!

Please click one or both the links below to volunteer:
Calling All Performers
for the Multicultural Performance
We are in need of performances for CCA's annual Multicultural Festival, March 29th! 

If you or someone you know is interested in performing for this memorable event, please fill out the attached Performance Proposal here or visit https://goo.gl/forms/PNckhkWErYiVvcVE3.

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Kyra Tench , CCA 4th Grade Teacher, at 
or  
Alexa Labozan , CCA 4th Grade Teacher, at alabozan@cherrycreekacademy.org
Student Council Food Drive
CCA Student Council is hosting a canned food drive. This food drive will be open to the entire CCA student population on February 11 -15. All donated items will be sent to the Food Bank of the Rockies! Help Student Council reach their goal of 1000 pounds!

  • Opportunities in the Library: Mrs. Larson, CCA's librarian, is looking for a few dedicated volunteers to help shelve books in alphabetical and numerical order.
  • Used Uniform Sale Volunteers Earn Double Hours: Volunteers are needed for the Used Uniform Sale prep on February 26th and during the sale on February 27th. If interested, please email Jessica King, PTO Vice President of Fundraising, at: PTOfundraising@cherrycreekacademy.org or for more information, please click here.
  • 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.
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  careers@cherrycreekacademy.org .
Upcoming Events in Cherry Creek School District & the Community
Build Something Cool
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Day at the Capitol
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The Cherry Creek Community Legislative Network (CCCLN) is again pleased to sponsor a  Day at the Capitol  on Tuesday, February 27, 2019. This is a great opportunity for parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community members to come see first-hand what takes place at the Capitol. Meet and hear from legislators that represent our District, and learn about current legislative proposals that may impact education.
 
Please see below flyer for details of the day’s events as well as online registration information. For more information, contact CCCLN President, Laura Felix at laurafelix.slp@gmail.com .
Cherry Creek School District Chess Tournament:
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Entries must be received by March 2, 2019. Sign up early! The tournament will be limited to the first 200 students that sign up!
Free Summer Camp for Girls Entering 9th Grade:
July 15 - August 2, 2019