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February 26, 2019
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In this Edition
  • Upcoming Events
  •  CCA Foundation Donations
  • 2019 Board Elections: Coming Soon
  • CCA Highlights
  • Multicultural Festival: Calling All Volunteers
  • CCA Parents Night Out: Save the Date
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Current Employment Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events in CCSD & Community
  • Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
Be sure to stop by the 3rd Grade Snack Tables while visiting the Used Uniform Sale and meeting for Parent Teacher Conferences. Mrs. Wolf's class has worked really hard to organize this fundraising event. They will be selling items to support the Children's Hospital.

Cash only please.
Please continue to support the CCA PTO through their King Soopers Cards, Amazon Smile, and other fundraising efforts. Between 12/30/2018 and 01/26/2019, the CCA community raised $288. 53 by reloading their King Soopers cards! Between October 1 and December 31, 2018, the CCA PTO received $106.26 in donations through Amazon Smile! Keep up the great work CCA Community!
CCA Foundation Donations
Please consider giving to the The CCA FOUNDATION! All donations go right back to CCA and are used toward educational, staff, and/or facility improvements. Many companies participate in corporate matching .

If you are currently an employee of Oppenheimer Funds, they have an amazing matching program going on right now, and the CCA Foundation is a pre-approved organization.  For a very short time, Oppenheimer will donate SIX TIMES the amount that an employee donates with a cap of $6,000.00. For example, when a current Oppenheimer employee gives $100.00 to the CCA Foundation, Oppenheimer will match that donation times six, and the CCA Foundation will receive $700. Unfortunately the Oppenheimer matching program ends on Thursday.

Even if you’re not part of company that matches, we appreciate any donations that assist in meeting the needs of CCA with the goal of enhancing your child’s educational experience. 

TAX ID# 84-1431830All donations are tax deductible.

If you need more information, please contact Cyndy Holmes at cholmes@cherrycreekacademy.org .
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 Highlights
Marvelous Mathletes
On January 26, 2019, CCA Mathletes participated in the UNC Math Competition held at the Freely Campus. Dhiren R., Elliot K., Joshua S., Saksham H., Naren M., and Rahil S. all did wonderfully. The results were released yesterday and Saksham H. revieved honorable mention! We are so proud of him and all of our competitors.
Ellis Island Day: 2nd Graders Soar
Ellis Island day was spectacular. It was such an emotional moment for many of our parents who deeply understand the powerful journey of becoming a United States citizen. It was so fun to hear the stories of our families and to see our kids internalize the details of how we came to be this incredible country.  
Breakout Box: 7th Graders Score
On Friday, our awesome 7th graders became investigators at the POEville Police Department during their Breakout Box activity. 7th graders used the 4 Cs (critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication) to solve puzzles and determine if Nar Rator (from Edgar Allan's Poe "Tell Tale Heart") was guilty of premeditated murder, or innocent by reason of insanity.A very special thank you to the CCA Humanities team for putting this together.
Boys Volleyball: A Great Start to the Season
Boys volleyball is off to a great start. Our students are practicing a lot and developing their skills. The first boys volleyball game will be on March 6, 2019. To view the complete volleyball schedule, please click here.
Reading Competition for Grades K - 6:
February 25 - March 28, 2019
Mr. Loomis and Mr. Hargreaves’ Sharks will dive into an Accelerated Reader (AR) showdown
against Mrs. Mahan and Miss Sadie. The school will divide into two groups and compete for
the most AR points. Which team will sink? Which will swim?


The Rules
  • Teams must maintain an 85 percent or higher quiz average to receive full credit for all
points earned. For example, if a team has an overall quiz average of less than 85
percent, then the total team points are multiplied by that average. A team with 1,000
points and an 80 percent quiz average will only receive 800 points.
  • Students who do not adequately help their team earn points are ineligible for prizes.
  • Students may only take tests in their designated reading ranges.
  • An entire class may not take a quiz on the same book during the challenge period
(except kindergarten).
  • The competition ends on March 28, 2019 at 2:45 pm. Final prizes will be awarded on March 29, 2019.

Prizes will be awarded for every 750 AR team points.

  • 750 Points – Cool Shades Day Students may wear fun glasses or goggles to
school. (The award date will be announced.)
  • 1,500 Points – Bookmark Time! Students will decorate and color bookmarks
during their library class time.
  • 2,250 Points – Mismatch Day Students may wear crazy mismatched clothes.
Please do not wear tank tops, spaghetti straps, or anything inappropriately
revealing. Use the school dress code as a guide. Shoes must have hard soles,
closed toes, and heels may be no higher than 2 inches. No flip-flops, Heelys or
cleats. (The award date will be announced.)
  • 3,000 Points – Western Day Students may wear their western duds to school.
Follow the same guidelines outlined for Mismatch Day. Absolutely no guns of any
kind, holsters, spurs or ropes. This prize will be awarded March 29, 2019.
  • THE ULTIMATE PRIZE - The team with the most competition points will earn
a dolphin/shark fin hat and a stacked shark pencil. The victors will also enjoy
root beer floats at lunch recess. This prize will be awarded March 29, 2019.
Pie Day: 3.14
Attention all Pi enthusiasts, March 14th is rapidly approaching and with it comes Pi Day!

Each and every year CCA middle schoolers spend 3.14 celebrating this special number in all its irrationality with a variety of competitions and of course, lots and lots of Pi(e).

Even though this is a middle school event, Elementary school parents are welcome to volunteer and/or bring in pies. For information on signing up to volunteer, please click here for more information.
Rad Reading Aides & Marvelous Math Aides
In addition to our amazing teaching staff, Cherry Creek Academy also utilizes many educational aides to support student learning.

Guided by teachers, our educational aides work with small groups of students to promote and cultivate student understanding.

CCA provides additional support in reading and math. Reading aides work in grades K - 4 and our math aides support grades K - 8.

Educational aides support our teachers in many ways. They help with many before and after school activities, including student supervision and drop off and pick up duty.
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:
CCA Parents Night Out at Jing: April 19, 2019
The CCA PTO will be hosting a Parents Night Out event on April 19, 2019. For more details and to sign up early, please click here.

  • 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.
  • 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  careers@cherrycreekacademy.org .
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 laurafelix.slp@gmail.com .
Creek Poms:
Monday, March 4, 2019
PIN Presentation: Marijuana
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 & Tuesday March 12, 2019
Girls in STEM:
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