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February 19, 2019
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In this Edition
  • Upcoming Events
  • Mr. White: CCA’s Music Teacher
  • Parent Teacher Conferences: Sign Up
  • Traffic & Safety: Pick Up Reminder
  • 2019 Board Elections: Coming Soon
  • PTO Used Uniform Sale Update & Volunteer Request
  • Highlights: A Recap of Last Week
  • Multicultural Festival: Calling All Volunteers & Performers
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Current Employment Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events in CCSD & Community
  • Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday - Friday
Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • Thursday, February 21:
Cherokee Trail H.S. Counselor Visit
  • Friday, February 22:
Ellis Island Day; Half-day for Students
  • Monday, February 25
Last Chance to turn in Box Tops for this year
AR Reading Competition Begins

CCA Welcomes a New Music Teacher: Mr. White
CCA has hired a new music teacher, Mr. William White, who began teaching today, February 19, 2019. Mr. White is a flute player who studied music composition and studio production at Kentucky State University. Mr. White has written music for various ensembles and voices. Mr. White has performed in many different instrumental and vocal ensembles, including having published two EPs. Additionally, Mr. White is currently working on his Masters in Fine Arts in creative writing with the hopes of completing his Doctorate at the University of Denver. We are very excited to have him as part of the CCA Family!
Ellis Island Day: Friday, February 22, 2019 (HALF DAY)
Final Box Top Turn In: Monday, February 25, 2019
Yearbook Order Information
Ellis Island Day at CCA gives students an opportunity to reenact the experience of coming to the United States from other countries.

Students go through many realistic activities that bring this experience to life.

Don't forget, Ellis Island is a half day (noon release) for students!
Please drop off clipped Box Tops into the collection box located in the front lobby area by  MONDAY Feb 25, 2019!!

The CCA PTO hopes to collect as many as possible to earn money for our school.

Every clip counts!
Many thanks to those of you who have contributed already!
To order this year's CCA Yearbook, please visit CCA's passcode is 1013808470921971.
  • 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 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
The PTO Used Uniform Sale:
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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

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: or for more information, please click here.
Highlights: A Recap of Last Week
CBS at CCA: 1st Grade Debut
On Tuesday , February 12, 2019, CBS News visited Ms. Kapner's first grade classroom. Camera crews from CBS filmed Ms. Kapner's class singing their morning song and observed their impressive morning routine.

Ms. Kapner begins each day cultivating a strong sense of family with her students as they talk about their feelings before beginning their rigorous academic pursuits.

CBS was highly impressed with our fabulous first graders and you will be too! Tune in on Friday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. to watching Ms. Kapner's class debut.
Valentines: CCA Felt the Love
Valentine's Day at CCA was a lot of fun. Classes all around our school celebrated friendship and kindness. Kindergartners made Valentine card boxes, crafted silly heart figures, and painted beautiful flowers. 8th grade boys met up for a lunch session in Mrs. Hibert's room where they caught up on homework, shared food, listened to music, and enjoyed each other's company. 8th grade girls celebrated their favorite heroines and each other while eating lunch.
Student Council: Food Drive
CCA Grants: A Glimpse into the Past
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

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Kyra Tench , CCA 4th Grade Teacher, at 
Alexa Labozan , CCA 4th Grade Teacher, at

  • 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: 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.
Cherry Creek Academy has new protocol regarding former student visitors and volunteers: Former students, and young adult community members are welcome to volunteer at CCA, but it must be scheduled. We can no longer have past students volunteering on a drop in basis.

For more information, please click here .

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
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 .
Creek Poms:
Monday, March 4, 2019
Cherry Creek School District Chess Tournament:
March 8-10, 2019
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