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November 20 th , 2018
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In this Edition
  • Upcoming Events
  • Current Events at CCA
  • Welcome Mr. Brown
  • Parking & Traffic Safety: Map
  • Thanksgiving Baskets: HUGE Thank You from Staff
  • Winter Reminder: Weather and Health
  • Cross Curriculum and Creating Clay Castles: Featuring 8th Graders in Art
  • Accelerated Reader: 100 Point Club
  • Accelerated Reader: 100 Point Club
  • 9th Annual KenKen Championship
  • CCA Script Card Fundraiser
  • Amazon Smile
  • Used Uniform Sale Information
  • News from Student Council
  • Tips from Maverick
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Destination Imagination: CCA Teams Forming
  • Cafeteria News
  • Current Employment Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events in CCSD & Community
  • Skate City Glow Party
  • Cherry Creek Elementary Chess League
  • P.I.N. Presentation: Parenting the Plugged-in Child
  • Creek Poms
  • Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
  • November 20
Boys Basketball Practice
  • November 21-23
Thanksgiving Break
  • November 26
Boys Basketball Practice
  • November 27
Boys Basketball Practice
  • November 28
CCA Tour
Girls Basketball Practice
  • November 29
Winter Sports Pictures
Girls Basketball Practice
  • December 3
Basketball games: Girls Home/Boys- Away
  • December 4
SAC Meeting
Basketball games: Boys Home/Girls Away
  • December 5
Schoolhouse Talk
Girls Basketball Practice
  • December 6
Finance Committee Meeting
Girls Basketball Practice
Winter Music Festival
  • December 7
Governance Meeting
  • December 10
Basketball games: Boys Home/Girls Away
  • December 11
Basketball games: Girls Home/Boys Away
Board Meeting
  • December 12
Boys Basketball game: Home
  • December 13
Girls Basketball Practice
  • December 14
Photo Retakes
  • December 17
Girls Basketball Game: Away
Boys Basketball Practice
  • December 18
Basketball games: Boys Home/Girls Away
  • December 19
CCA Tour
Girls Basketball Practice
  • December 20
Basketball games: Girls Home/Boys Away
  • December 21
Second Quarter Ends
PTO Meeting
  • December 22 - January 4
Winter Break
No School Wednesday - Friday: Thanksgiving Break
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the CCA Community! Enjoy this holiday break and remember that we are grateful for each and every one of you!
December 4th: SAC Meeting
Please join us at 8:05 a.m. for the December School Accountability Meeting. We will meet in the Aspen Conference Room.  
December 5th: Schoolhouse Talk
Please join Dr. Ann Schultz, CCA's Executive Director, and other CCA community members for an informal discussion about CCA.
December 6th: Finance Committee Meeting
Please join us at 8:05 a.m. in Dr. Schultz's office for the December Finance Committee Meeting.
December 7th: Governance Committee Meeting
Please join us at 2:00 p.m.for the December Governance Committee Meeting.
Current Events Cherry Creek Academy
Staff Updates
Miss Sadie has done a phenomenal job filling in at the front desk and we are happy to officially announce that she has been promoted to CCA's receptionist. Please join us as we congratulate her!
Yesterday, Monday, November 11th, CCA welcomed it's newest member, Mr. Brown , the 7/8 writing teacher.

Mr. Brown is a certified language arts instructor with a current Colorado Teaching Certificate and over 15 years of teaching experience. He has worked as a clinician, middle and high school language arts instructor, and English department coordinator. His enduring interest is providing students of all backgrounds the necessary tools and pathways to literacy using research driven methods and thoughtful reflective practice. 

We are excited to have Mr. Brown join our CCA community.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mrs. Mahan, our Middle School Assistant Principal , or Dr. Schultz our Executive Director
Parking & Traffic: Friendly Reminders
Drop-off Time and Location
School begins at 8:05 a.m. Supervision for student drop-off is provided from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. All students must be dropped off on the north side of Caley. There is one line of cars on Caley. We ask that you stay in this line and continuously pull up. There is a yellow sign one car length past the opening of the front lot. NO STUDENTS may be dropped off until they have pulled up past that sign. This is for the flow of traffic and the safety of all our students. Please stay in line, do not pull around cars to get ahead. 

Afternoon Pick-up Times and Locations
Strictly adhere to the indicated times. If you arrive prior to your student’s assigned pick-up time, you may be asked to leave and come back at your scheduled time. CCA staff will accompany students at all times. Those who do not have older CCA siblings or belong to a carpool with older members will immediately go outside to be picked up at their assigned time. 
For more information regarding traffic and safety at CCA,
please click here .
Thanksgiving Baskets
Thank you on behalf of all CCA staff to the amazing Hospitality Committee, Shaden Awada and Natalie Souriel, all the amazing volunteers that helped put together baskets, and everyone that donated items!
Winter Reminders
It is important that CCA students' dress appropriately for the weather each day. Please note that if it feels above 21° F and there is no active precipitation, students will have outdoor recess. Please ensure that students bring jackets, boots, gloves and other cold weather attire when it is chilly out.

For information on weather related delays and closures, please click here.
Guidelines from the Colorado Department of Health
Cross Curriculum and Creating Clay Castles:
Featuring 8th Graders in Art
Last week, CCA 8th graders created castles out of clay in Mrs. Peterson's Art Class. Last year, as 7th graders, they learned about castle in the Middle Ages with Mrs. Giroue in history. This year, as 8th graders, they practiced their design principals and reflected on the lessons they'd previously learned while they crafted their castles.
Accelerated Reader: 100 Point Club
Students who meet the following requirements by the end of the year, become members of the 100 Point Club and are awarded a customized medal engraved with their name. 

Yearly Point Requirements by Grade*
Kindergarten  - 45 AR points
First Grade  - 65 AR points
Second Grade  - 90 AR points
Third through Sixth Grades  - 100 AR points
S eventh and Eighth Grades**  - 125 AR points

Former CCA alumni Emma H. holds the record, earning a whopping 2,004 points within one year. She was only in the fifth grade and has held the record since 2009. That is a long time! CCA is due for a new record holder.

*Seventh and Eighth Grade students may take AR quizzes to earn points, even though they have no Accelerated Reader requirement.

**The points and a cumulative quiz average of 85 percent must be earned by Friday, May 3rd, 2019. 
9th Annual KenKen Championship
Would you like to try to compete in a national KenKen tournament?

On Sunday, December 16th, the 9th annual KenKen Championship will occur in Pleasantville, NY (less than an hour from New York City). Student teams from China, Australia, Egypt, UAE and India, and the USA will participate.

Our school competition will be held in Mrs. Dilgren’s room, on 11/27/18, at 7:30 a.m.

We’ll send our results to the national KenKen organization. If any of our students qualify as one of America’s top five student solvers, they’ll receive free transportation and 2 nights of hotel accommodations for the contest in New York.

If you have any questions, please contac t Mr. Geltman , CCA's G/T and 5-8 Tech Teacher, if you would like to register your child for the school competition.
CCA Script Card Fundraiser
Our Annual Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser will be kicking off this week!  It’s your one stop shop for gift cards!  Please check your child’s backpack for the CCA Staff Wish List and order form or click the buttons below to access them digitally.  All orders are due December 5th and will be available for pick up before and after school on December 13th.  If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Haynes at
Amazon Smile
The CCA PTO would also like to request that you utilize Amazon's awesome Smile feature for your purchases from Amazon this holiday season. By using Smile , you can increase donations to CCA PTO.

Please visit  to set up your existing Amazon account as a Smile account.  Select Cherry Creek Academy PTO as your charity and 0.5% of eligible purchases will be given back to the PTO.
Used Uniform Sale
It's time to start going through those uniforms! The PTO will be collecting uniforms for the spring uniform sale in February. They will be collecting the uniforms in December and will post the collection dates soon. Please remember inventory sheets, instructions and forms are online . Anyone interested in volunteering for the uniform sale please contact Nikki Takacs
News from Student Council
Student Council is proud to announce that the Snack Shack will reopen on November 30th for 5th - 8th graders. A variety of snacks will be available to purchase for $1.00 every Friday.

These snacks include Sour Skittles, Airheads, Hot Cheetos, soda, and more! All of this money will go toward the 8th grade formal and boys volleyball.
Student Council Meetings are held every Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 a.m. in the CCA Cafeteria.
The More You Know: Tips from Maverick
  • 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.
Destination Imagination: Sign Up Now

Students  DO NOT  have access to a microwave;
however, we do have hot water for the students who bring their own “Cup Noodles.”

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 Late cancellations can be made until 8:oo a.m. the day of delivery.

Please contact us with any questions or for ordering help at
1-800- 872-0226
Current Employment Opportunities
  • Educational Aide
  • Reading Aide
  • 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 .
Upcoming Events in Cherry Creek School District & the Community
Cherry Creek Elementary Chess League
Cherry creek Elementary chess league is District level chess tournament run for Kindergarten to fifth grade students. The meets are on Thursdays for each Thursday, starting in January (date to be finalized). If you are interested to participate in the tournament email  for further details.