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January 22, 2019
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In this Edition
  • Upcoming Events
  • Academic Awards: Rescheduled to January 29, 2019
  • Skate City Party
  • K-5 Masquerade Ball
  • No Name Calling Week
  • CCA Basketball: Come Cheer Us On
  • SAC Surveys: Thank You
  • Important Reminders
  • Unsupervised Students Sent to Champions After School
  • Reserved Parking Spaces: Coaches ONLY
  • Parking & Traffic Safety
  • Peer Tutoring: Available for K-4 Students Wednesday Mornings
  • Geo Bee Success
  • Multicultural Festival: Calling All Performers
  • News from Student Council
  • Valograms
  • 5 - 8 Winter Dance: Volunteers Needed
  • Library News
  • Collection Display Opportunity
  • Volunteers Needed
  • AR Resources
  • Box Tops: The PTO Needs Your Box Tops
  • Tips from Maverick: Dennis Uniform Sale
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Winter & Spring Fencing Club: : Registration Now Open
  • Winter & Spring Chess Club: Registration Now Open
  • Current Employment Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events in CCSD & Community
  • CCSD Chess Tournament: March 9, 2019
  • Free Camp for Girls Entering 9th Grade: Summer 2019
  • Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
  • January 21 - 25:
No Name Calling Week
  • January 22:
Academic Awards Assemblies: RESCHEDULED to January 29
Skate City Party: RESCHEDULED to January 31
Boys Basketball: Home: Cancelled; Reschedule TBD
Girls Basketball: Away: Cancelled ; Reschedule TBD
  • January 24:
Chess Club Tournament
  • January 25:
K -5 Masquerade Ball
  • January 28:
Hearing Rechecks
Snow Day:
Today, January 22, 2019
The Cherry Creek School District has issued a snow day for today, January 22, 2019. Cherry Creek Academy will be closed due to weather conditions. Classes and school activities are cancelled. Champions is also closed. For more information about the closure, please visit the Cherry Creek School District website. If you did not receive a notification, please contact Chelsea Anderson , CCA's Communications Director.
Academic Awards Assemblies:
RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
To celebrate our students' academic achievement, we have our Academic Award Assemblies that will occur in the CCA gym. Please see the times below:

  • K - 1: 8:00 a.m.
  • 2 - 4: 9:00 a.m.
  • 5 - 8: 1:15 p.m.
Skate City Party:
RESCHEDULED: Thursday, January 31, 2019
K - 5 Masquerade Ball:
Friday, January 25, 2019
The PTO's annual Masquerade Ball at CCA will be Friday, January 25, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Kindergarten through 5th grade students can wear their favorite masks (nothing scary please), or make one with provided supplies at the ball. Pizza and candy will be available for sale. 

  • $1 for 2 slices of pizza 
  • $1 for 4 pieces of candy

If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please click the button below.
No Name Calling Week:
January 21 - 25
In honor of No Name Calling Week, CCA will be holding a quote contest for all CCA students. We are looking for quotes that support our 8 core values of leadership, responsibility, respect, loyalty, integrity, humility, diligence, and compassion, as weel as the concept of no name calling. Chosen quotes will be displayed at CCA and 3 students who have submitted a quote will be chosen for a free dress day.

For more information about No Name Calling Week, please click here.
CCA Basketball:
Today's Games are Cancelled
Information about rescheduled games will be communicated as soon as possible.
SAC Surveys are now Closed:
Thank You to Everyone Who Completed the Surveys
A big thanks to all of you who participated in the annual School Accountability Committee (SAC) surveys - the Teacher Feedback Survey for Parents and Climate Survey.

The data collection window is now closed and the data is being reviewed. Feedback received for teachers will be used in their performance evaluations for the year. Administration and the SAC will be looking at the Climate Survey data. Based on your responses, appropriate actions will be taken immediately, if necessary.

The data will be compiled and shared with the CCA Board, the SAC, and with the CCA community, in adherence to confidentiality laws, at the May Town Hall.
Important Reminders:
After School Supervision
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 do not park in the "Coaches" reserved parking space. Our coaches need this space in order to arrive to games on time.
For more information regarding traffic and safety at CCA,
please click here .
Peer Tutoring for Students in K-4 :
Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Peer Tutoring is now available on Wednesday mornings from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Tutoring is available on a first come first serve basis for students in grades K-4. Peer Tutoring is being offered by CCA's Peer Helpers. Students can come in for homework help or to work on AR goals. 

For Wednesday morning tutoring, please check in with Ms. Sadie at the front desk. We are able to help tutor 3 students per Peer Helper (about 6 students total). Peer Tutoring will be held in the conference rooms in the front office. Students who arrive for Peer Tutoring are expected to stay the entire 30 minutes. Once the student limit is met, any other student present for tutoring will be directed to the gym.

If your child will be attending Peer Tutoring, please have them bring 1-2 AR books, as well as any homework they would like to work on. There will be computers available for students to take AR quizzes.
Geo Bee at CCA
On Thursday, January 17, 2019, CCA fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders participated in CCA's annual Geography Bee.

Students diligently prepared for this event with weekly Geo Club meetings and lots of studying! At Thursday's event, they showed their extensive knowledge and blew the audience away with how much information they knew!

Congratulations to this year's Geo Bee winner, CCA 6th grader, Elliott K.! He will take a test to qualify for the State Bee this week. Congratulations to CCA 7th grader, Rahil S. who took 2nd place, and CCA 8th Grader, Benjamin C. who took 3rd.

Great job everyone!!
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 
or  
News from Student Council
The CCA Student Council will have Valograms for sale between January 22 and January 28.

  • $1 for a Valogram and Ring Pop
  • $5 for a Valogram, Ring Pop & a Rose

Valograms will be delivered on Valentines Day!
Student Council's Annual 5 - 8 Winter Dance will be on February 8, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

There will be an all inclusive fee of $7 or $5 and 5 cans of food per person. In addition to admission to the dance, this fee will include 2 pieces of pizza, hot chocolate & a cookie decorating activity.

Snack shack items will also be sold.

Water will be available from water fountains; please have your children bring their own bottle.

If you would like to volunteer, please click the button below.
CCA Library News
The Library is looking for parents or students willing to display their collections during the year. Themes can vary including antique toys, Star Wars memorabilia or Native American art, just to name a few. Kids have already enjoyed a baseball and a Harry Potter Lego display. All items are kept under lock-and-key and a parent volunteer is also available to help set up. Email Amy Larson , the CCA Librarian for inquiries and details.
The CCA Library needs volunteers that can come in regularly from 1:30 to 4:00 on Wednesdays, or from 2:30 to 4:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. After school hours are also available. The job requires a conscientious person who is detail oriented with a good sense of order. Alphabetizing skills and a knowledge of decimal places is required. When books are not available for shelving, then organizing books on the shelf is always needed.
AR Resources at Home
Renaissance Home Connect allows parents to monitor their student’s Accelerated Read (AR) progress from home. Go to the Accelerated Reader Home Connect webpage and bookmark it. Your child can then provide the username and password. It is the same one they use every day at school.
 
Email Notifications
If you would like to receive emails showing your student’s quiz results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions.
 
Update Your Address Book
To be sure emails reach your inbox, add homeconnectautodelivery@renlearnrp.com to your address book.

Find books in the AR Program

The website  arbookfind.com will help you:
  1. Find Accelerated Reader books 
  2. Choose books at the appropriate reading level, 
  3. Find quiz numbers and point values. 

For more details, access the Library webpage. You can also find the CCA Library webpage by going to the CCA home page. Click Library, located on the menu bar. Then click on Accelerated Reader at the top of the screen. Please contact Amy Larson, CCA Librarian, with any questions.
The CCA PTO Needs Your Box Tops!
The CCA PTO collection bins are in the front area at CCA. 

Let’s help our kids earn a free dress day this year!

Keep in mind you can earn Box Tops through the App (available on Apple and Android). 

See below link for how it works.
The More You Know: Tips from Maverick

  • 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 Fundrasing, at: PTOfundraising@cherrycreekacademy.org.
  • 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.
Winter & Spring Fencing Club at CCA:
Registration is Now Open for Students in Grades K - 8
Winter & Spring Chess Club at CCA:
Sign Up Available
Please note, the flyer sent home stated K-5, but is open students in K-6
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
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