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June 19 th , 2018
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In this Edition
  • Update on Search for New Executive Director
  • Important Note: End of Year Wrap Up
  • CCA's Digital Bulletin Board: Carpool Request & More
  • Reminder: Volunteer Hours Reminder
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Reminder: Box Tops
  • Upcoming Events
  • Summer Lunch Program
  • Important Announcement from the Health Clinic
  • Tech Tips: Summer Tool Kit
  • Important Announcements from the Library: Required Reading; New & Amazing Library Website
  • Current Job Openings at CCA
  • Cub Scouts: Family Scouts
  • Announcements from Champions: New Portal
  • Helpful Links
Update on Search for New Executive Director
Since the announcement of Jay Cerny’s retirement, the Board has been actively working on recruiting an Executive Director for CCA. The Board will provide periodic updates on the recruitment effort. Please note that given strength of CCA brand, solid financials, and being in a charter friendly state, the Board believes that CCA will be able to attract strong candidates.
  • During June’s Board’s meeting, the Board approved hiring a search firm to help with this process.
  • A search committee comprising of 2 Board Members, 3 Parents, and 4 CCA admin / teachers has been formed. The goal of the search committee is to vet the current candidate pool and identify the top candidates that would eventually be considered by the Board for the Executive Director position.
  • Timing of hire: Depending on the pool of candidates currently being reviewed, it is possible that we will be able to fill the position by the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. However, if the current pool of candidates does not contain top-tier candidates, the search committee will begin the search process over during the 2018-19 school year. The Board and CCA administration are prepared to handle both of these scenarios.
If you have any questions, please email:
Important Note: End of Year Wrap Up
As we wrap up another wonderful year at CCA, we request that any outstanding balances be paid at your earliest convenience.
You may also submit payment by mail to:
Cherry Creek Academy
Attention: Nicole Nistal
6260 South Dayton Street
Englewood, CO 80111

Checks Payable To:
Cherry Creek Academy
Student milk account balances can carry over to next year.

If you have a credit and prefer reimbursement, please contact Nicole Nistal .
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. 
Reminder for 2017- 2018 Volunteer Hours
-Last Chance- 
June 30th  is the last day to enter your volunteer hours for the 2017-18 school year. We appreciate you taking the time to get these entered, as we use this for grants and other informational requests. Enter the hours by going to

CCA is so lucky to have such amazing volunteers and we THANK YOU for your time. Let us shout how much you volunteer to the world by entering your hours! 
  • 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 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!
Summer Food Service Program: 18 & Under Eat Free
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
Tech Tips: Summer Tool Kit
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:
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

       Elementary School Substitute 
       Middle School Substitute


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. Please email if you are interested in applying for this position! Your responsibilities will include: reliability, supervising children, escorting students and families across the street. Pay is negotiable.


CCA is looking for a recess aide to work for approximately 3 hours each day, M-F. Please email if you are interested in applying for this position! Your responsibilities will include supervising children in grades K-8 during their recess periods. Pay is negotiable.


CCA is looking for a lunchroom supervisor to work for approximately 3 hours each day, M-F. Please email if you are interested in applying for this position! Your responsibilities will include: Responsibilities 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.


CCA is looking for a handyman/day porter Handyman/Day Porter needed for summer work starting asap and working through the end of August 2018. If you are hired, you will be assisting the facilities manager at a K-8 charter school with summer work projects that include painting, lifting/moving furniture and other types of manual labor. Please email if you are interested in applying for this position!

If you are interested in any of the positions listed above, please email your resume and cover letter please email your resume and cover letter to .

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 .
We're downstairs in the new and awesome innovation space.
We are excited to let you know about our new Champions Parent Portal that makes it easier for families to enroll, update their schedule, or access their account information. There have been several improvements to the system but there are a few we know our families will be most excited to see. They will be able to quickly enroll in 6 simple steps, enroll multiple children at once, and be able to connect when they are on the go with the mobile devices.
Champions before- and after-school programs give busy families peace of mind. Parents like knowing their kids are in a safe, educational, and fun environment, even when school’s not in session. We’d like to extend that peace of mind to families who are not yet attending Champions.
We’re excited to make the Champions experience available to all your families and reach out to new families that will be joining you this Fall. We are hoping you’ll help us spread the word and help guide your families to our new Enrollment Portal by linking our website to your school webpage.  This is a great way to share with families that your school has a great option for their children before- and after-school.