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July 17 th , 2018
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In this Edition
  • Update on Search for New Executive Director
  • Upcoming Events
  • New Family Resources
  • Required CCSD Forms
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Reminder: Box Tops
  • CCA's Digital Bulletin Board: Carpool Request & More
  • Summer Lunch Program
  • Staff Addition: Katie Couyoumjian
  • P.E. Uniforms Required (Grades 5 - 8)
  • Important Announcement from the Health Clinic
  • Summer Tool Kit
  • Important Announcements from the Library: Required Reading; New & Amazing Library Website
  • Current Job Openings at CCA
  • Cub Scouts: Family Scouts
  • Helpful Links
Update on Search for New Executive Director
The search committee has interviewed 5 candidates and selected 2 finalists for in-person interviews. The recruiter is working with these finalists to get the interviews scheduled before the end of July. Once the logistics are known, an email will go out to the CCA community.   The final interview process will be an open board meeting that members of the CCA community are always welcome to attend.  A special thanks to the search committee and the time they have invested over the summer during this process.

For a history of the process, please see past communications here .  
 
If you have any questions, please email:   board@cherrycreekacademy.org
New Family Resources
Please click on the icons below for more information:
CCSD Forms: Required for All Students
  • PTO is looking for volunteers with vans or pickup trucks to help move items stored in an off site storage close to the school (Public Storage) to the school. Please contact pto@cherrycreekacademy.org if you are interested in moving the PTO stuff to the school and organizing the PTO closet with these items.

  • CCA is looking for volunteers to be on the Used Uniform Committee. Volunteering over the summer is a great way to get a head start on your volunteer hours and may be done at your home on your schedule. If interested, please email Nikki Takacs or Lansing Ermentraut.

  • Needed now for Fall 2018: Carnival Co-Chairs are needed to help plan and organize the upcoming Carnival. For more information, click here to contact Debbie Irsfeld.

  • Needed now for Fall 2018: Original Works Fundraiser Coordinator needed to organize the fundraiser (can recruit additional volunteers to help). For more information, click here to contact Rebecca Rook.

  • Needed now for Fall 2018: Great American (giftwrap) Fundraiser Coordinator needed to organize the fundraiser (can recruit additional volunteers to help). For more information, please contact Rebecca Rook.
Reminder: Box Tops
Parents, staff, and students please remember to keep collecting Box Tops all summer.  We already have over 600 for the November count!  Also, if you could try to cut them as close to the dotted line as you can, that would help us so much. Thank for your support!
CCA's Digital Bulletin Board:
2018-2019 Carpool Information & More
CCA's digital bulletin board offers another communication platform for our wonderful community. There you will find carpool requests, exciting local events (outside of CCA or CCSD) and more. If you would like an item to appear on CCA’s digital bulletin board , please click HERE to send an email. 
Summer Food Service Program: 18 & Under Eat Free
CCA Staff Addition:
Katie Couyoumjian, 4th Grade Teacher
I am so excited to join Cherry Creek Academy this year in the 4th grade! I am a Denver transplant from Ann Arbor, Michigan (Go Blue!) I came out West to get my Masters at the University of Denver in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Aesthetic Learning. I completed my undergraduate degree at Denison University in Education and Psychology, where I played field hockey all 4 years. I then took a job in Chicago working for a non-profit in Chicago Public Schools. I spent some time in Armenia to volunteer and develop my Armenian language skills. I am thrilled to join the 4th grade team, excited to get to know everyone, and work together this year. 
CCA Protocol: P.E. Uniforms
Now that CCA's awesome gymnasium is complete, students in grades 5 - 8 will be required to wear uniforms purchased from Dennis Uniforms during p.e. classes. For more information or if you have any questions, please email Ms. Rutz.
Important Announcement from the Health Clinic
This is a reminder that all students going into the 6th grade next school year need a Tdap(Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) immunization. 
This is a required vaccine.  
Please contact your health provider early to schedule an appointment. 

Thank you,
Nurse Jayne
Summer Tool Kit
Avoid the Summer Slide
Statistics say over the summer, kids lose more than two months of math skills, two months of reading skills, and one month of overall learning. Worry no more. Below are a few resources that can help:
Summer Kindness Series
ClassDojo and child development expert Dr. Michele Borba have teamed up to create The Summer Kindness Series for K-6 families!
From June 21 - August 16, we’ll send a weekly email that introduces a new habit and easy ways to practice it at home.

Questions, or curious to learn more before getting started? Download our FAQs  here !
Required and Recommended Reading
You can also win fun and exciting prizes by signing up for the summer reading program at your local library.
CCA has a New & AMAZING Library Website
(Click below to check it out!)
Finding AR Books Just Got a Little Easier
The BookScanner App makes it easy to find Accelerated Reader books on Apple  iPads and iPhones. Now your trip to the public library for your AR reading materials can be much more efficient.

The app lets you know if a book has an AR quiz. Just scan the ISBN number on the back. You will also get the
  • Reading level (ATOS BL)
  • Number of AR points available for taking a quiz 
  • Quiz number 

It will also keep a history on each scanned book for easy reference, which you can delete at any time.

Happy reading!
Employment Opportunities at CCA
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
CCA is looking to bolster our list of elementary and middle school substitutes. If you are interested in being added to this list, please contact  Dave Loomis at dloomis@cherrycreekacademy.org

Please email  careers@cherrycreekacademy.org  if you are interested in applying for any of the below positions!

LUNCHROOM SUPERVISOR
CCA is looking for a lunchroom supervisor to work for approximately 3 hours each day, M-F. Your responsibilities will include:
• Assign Lunch IDs for students
• Record payments and purchases in PowerSchool database
• Order & maintain all cleaning supplies and staples including milk and other items
• Send out periodic reminders about lunch accounts
• Set Up: Tables, Milk cooler, Trash cans, Utensil table, etc.
• Clean tables 
• Supervise & discipline students during lunch periods
• Clean Up: Clean Tables, Fold up & put away tables, Sweep floors, etc.

RECESS AIDE
CCA is looking for a recess aide to work for approximately 3 hours each day, M-F. Your responsibilities will include supervising children in grades K-8 during their recess periods.

CROSSWALK GUARD
CCA is looking for a  dedicated crosswalk guard  to work for a couple of hours each day. The hours are from 7:15-8:15 and 2:45-3:45 M-F. Your responsibilities will include: supervising children and escorting students and families across the street.

Greetings CCA Families, 

We are wrapping up our first year of Cub Scouts with Pack 222- CCA’s own Cub Scout Pack, and we’ve had a wonderful time. Next year, our program will be expanding in some exciting ways. Family Scouting is a new model being introduced that allows both boys and girls to experience the fun and engaging scouting experience. We often have siblings attending our meetings and participating in our events. Now- these siblings can fully participate! If you have a son or daughter who might want to participate in Cub Scouts this summer or next fall, fill out  this form  and we’ll be in touch!

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email Jasper Peters . You can find answers to some frequently asked questions  here .