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November 27 th , 2018
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In this Edition
  • Upcoming Events
  • Current Events at CCA
  • CCA’s First Newscast of the 2018-19 School Year
  • Parking & Traffic Safety: Map
  • Winter Reminder: Weather and Health
  • Second Graders’ Superb Service
  • Rich Morrow Math Competition: Congratulations
  • Accelerated Reader: 100 Point Club
  • 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
  • Cherry Creek Elementary Chess League
  • P.I.N. Presentation: Parenting the Plugged-in Child
  • Creek Poms
  • Helpful Links

Upcoming Events
  • 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
Skate City Party: Tonight
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 6th: Winter Music Festival
Please join CCA's K-5, Band, and Choir Students for an evening full of music and cheer.

Students are encouraged to wear holiday attire.
December 7th: Governance Committee Meeting
Please join us at 2:00 p.m.for the December Governance Committee Meeting.
December 7th: Parent's Night Off
Join us for a "Parent's Night Off" Pajama Party on December 7th
in the CCA gym and cafeteria from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Drop your K-5th grade kids off for an evening of fun, games, pizza and a movie while you enjoy a night off! 

8th grade students and parent chaperones will entertain, chaperone and feed your kids. Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a pillow and/or blanket for movie time.

This is a fundraiser to raise money for the 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip. 

Only $20 per child for 4 hours of fun if you sign up by THIS Saturday November 31st. Price increase to $25 per child from December 1st - December 6th. Final day to register is December 6th. 

Please send your kids with a water bottle.
Candy, popcorn, and water will be available for additional charge.

You can pay cash at the door or use paypal in advance ( r  OR )

We need at least 50 participants to run this wonderful night, so don’t delay and sign up TODAY up by clicking here .

What will you do with your night off? Dinner? Movie? Holiday shopping? 
Or just enjoy a little quiet time? It is up to you!

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Sunker, CCA Parent and PTO committee member, at
Current Events Cherry Creek Academy
CCA's First Newscast of the 2018-19 School Year:
Learning Today; Leading Tomorrow.
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 .
Winter Reminders
The cold of winter is on its way. It takes only minutes for exposed skin to become frostbitten if the temperature is below 20 degrees F and the wind is blowing at 20 mph or more, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

The Cherry Creek School District asks that parents and guardians make sure their students are prepared for winter weather. Please send your student to school dressed appropriately for daily conditions. Layers are a good idea for days that are cold in the morning and milder during the middle of the day. Protect your student’s head, hands and feet. Substantial heat loss occurs through the scalp so a hood, hat or scarf is essential. Keep hands warm with mittens or gloves and keep feet warm and dry by ensuring that your student wears socks and appropriate shoes or boots.

Students are outside both before and after school as well as during recess time. If the temperature or wind chill factor is below 20 degrees during the school day, indoor recess will be held. If school is cancelled or delayed because of bad weather, families will receive an automated phone call no later than 6 a.m. The Weather Hotline, 720-554-4701, is updated and notifications are posted on the district website,, and sent to local media agencies.

Because the Cherry Creek School District is 108 square miles conditions may vary in different areas of the district, even from neighborhood to neighborhood. Parents and guardians are encouraged to make decisions based on conditions in their area and what is best for their family. If parents choose to keep their children home from school on a day school is held, the students’ absence will be excused.

For information on weather related delays and closures, please click here.
Guidelines from the Colorado Department of Health
Second Graders' Superb Service
On Friday, November 16th, Ms. Copley's second graders visited the Morning Star Senior Living community. This second visit provided an opportunity for both students and seniors to continue the intergenerational relationships that were made during Fly Like an Eagle Day. During their visits, second graders integrate lessons from their curriculum as they perform plays, sing songs, and read their AR books to residents. Each second grade class will visit Morning Star once more this year.
Rich Morrow Math Competition
Mathletes is excited to share some exciting news with the CCA community. They have made their selection for the Rich Morrow Challenge that will take place on December 1st at Smoky Hill High School in their auditorium. The competition will be from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. followed by an awards ceremony starting at about 1:00 p.m..

Congratulations to Eashan T., Vedaant P., Rithvik N., Leo T., Rayan D., Vladimir S., Charan N., Ritvik K., and Anish C.
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. 
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.
Please note the Volunteer Policy has been updated to include information on caring for pets over break: Taking home a class pet can accrue 2 hours per day that the animal is in a
family’s home.
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.”

Login   to see the complete line up of menu items available each day.

Order lunch at   .

You can order up to 60 days in advance and right up until 1:00 p.m. the day before delivery.

 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.