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March 5, 2019
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In this Edition
  • Upcoming Events
  • 2019 Board Elections: Nomination Forms Available
  • Geo Bee: Congratulations Elliot K.
  • Caring Community
  • CCA Foundation: Scholarships Available
  • CCSD: New District Website
  • PowerSchool App: Update
  • AR Reading Competition Update
  • Junior Achievement Day: Volunteers Needed
  • 6th Annual Fun Run: Sponsors Needed
  • Multicultural Festival: Calling All Volunteers & Performers
  • Thank You: Gill Family & Star of India
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Current Employment Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events in CCSD & Community
  • Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, March 6:
K-6: Cool Shades Day (AR Prize)
Schoolhouse Talk
Boys Volleyball - Home Game
  • Thursday, March 7:
Finance Committee Meeting
Boys Volleyball - Away Game - Academy Charter
  • Monday, March 11:
Re-enrollement begins
  • Tuesday, March 12:
Spring Sports Photos
Board Meeting
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2019 Board Election: Nomination Forms
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 for the CCA Board of Directors election are available here ( https://goo.gl/BxykhL ).

ALL NOMINATION FORMS ARE DUE APRIL 12, 2019 AT 3:00 PM

There are three open positions on the Board for the 2019 Election. The term for each Board position is three years.

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

IN THE EVENT MORE THAN THREE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE NOMINATED FOR THE CCA BOARD, AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD COMMENCING WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019, AND ENDING WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019.
Congratulations: Geo Bee Qualifier
CCA 6th grader, Elliot K., has qualified to complete in the the National Geographic Society's Colorado Geography Bee on March 29th. Congratulations Elliot, we are very proud of you!

Students will be competing for a top prize of $1,000 cash and a trip to Washington, D.C., for the National Championship!
 
The National Geographic GeoBee Colorado Competition will be held at The University of Denver in the Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall.

The Final Round Competition will be at 1:00pm and will be moderated by Amelia Earhart from 9News. You can find more information here ( https://sites.google.com/site/coloradostatebee/ ).
Caring Community: February Recipients
*Denotes Caring Community Winners
Throughout the school year, CCA staff recognizes students who demonstrate our 8 character values: leadership, responsibility, respect, loyalty, integrity, humility, diligence, and compassion. 

Bimonthly, a name from each grade level is drawn for the Monthly Caring Community Winners. Free dress and a prize is rewarded to winners.
CCA Foundation:
Attention Alumni Scholarship Available
The CCA Foundation is once again offering a $1,000 scholarship for current seniors in high school. Alumni who attended CCA through 8 th  grade (and are presently graduating seniors) are eligible for this scholarship and may use it toward their college of choice. Information will soon be mailed to all potential candidates and completed applications are due back no later than April 17th.  If you have a student who is an alumni or know of former CCA families who have moved since graduating from CCA, please contact Caitlin Sullivan, Admissions Director and Registrar, at  csullivan@cherrycreekacademy.org  so that we may update our database and ensure that they receive information on how to apply. We look forward to reviewing applications and announcing our 2019 scholarship recipient!  
Cherry Creek School District:
Website Update
Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) is excited to announce the launch of their new district website at www.cherrycreekschools.org ! Please know that there may be temporary outages or broken links while ongoing “maintenance” is taking place on the new website during its first few days of use.
PowerSchool App:
Changes to Note
The recent update to PowerSchool also changed our District Code within the App.
Here are the steps you’ll need to follow in order to update your app.
1) Open the app
2) Log-out of your account
3) Type in the new district code: KMKL
4) Enter your mycherrycreek login credentials
AR Reading Competition
CCA K - 6th grade students are doing a phenomenal job reading and getting those AR points! Both teams have reached their first goal and have earned "Cool Shades Day" for tomorrow. K - 6 students may bring and wear stylish shades, funny glasses, goggles, or even homemade eyewear. Dolphins took the lead over the weekend and have 828.1 points. Sharks are close behind with 822.4 points. For more information on this contest, please click here.
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Mrs. Larson is looking for volunteers to help with this event! 

Volunteer opportunities include purchasing and delivering ice cream cups, rootbeer, spoons and disposable glasses, and serving rootbeer floats to students on March 29, 2019. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Mrs. Larson at alarson@cherrycreekacademy.org .
JA Day: Coming Soon
Junior Achievement's (JA) mission is to "...inspire and prepare every students, no matter what their background, to reach their potential". JA programs "equip students with the tools they need to find their own success in our competitive and challenging global workforce".  

In order to make this day a success, CCA relies on volunteers. JA provides each volunteer with an age appropriate curriculum designed to provide hands-on activities. These activities teach students skills to help manage and control their finances. CCA is in need of two volunteers for each classroom. 
  
A training day for volunteers will be scheduled in April. Volunteers will receive the curriculum and will be instructed on how to implement the curriculum in the classroom. 

Click here   to contact Mrs. MacFarland to volunteer and for additional information.
When: Tuesday April 30, 2019
Where: Kindergarten -6th Grade, 8th grade Classrooms; 7th grade will be at Finance Park
6th Annual Fun Run
Please join us for our “Soar to the Top Fun Run” on Friday May 3rd! In the spirit of fun, health, and lots of cheering from others, including our new fun run coordinators, Boosterathon, students will run laps on the CCA field.

Our goal is to raise  over $20,000  to contribute to instructional materials and technology tools that would significantly enhance CCA’s learning environment, and the new gifted and talented program.


WE NEED SPONSORS!!!   If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Cyndy Holmes at cholmes@cherrycreekacademy.org . You can also find sponsorhsip information on our website by clicking  here .
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:
Thank You: Star of India
A HUGE thank you to the Gill Family and Star of India Restaurant for providing a delicious meal for teachers and staff during Parent Teacher Conferences.

  • 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.
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:
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!
2nd Annual Discover STEM
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Free Summer Camp for Girls Entering 9th Grade:
July 15 - August 2, 2019