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November 6 th , 2018
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In this Edition
  • Town Hall Invitation: November 13th
  • Upcoming Events
  • Fly like an Eagle Day: Success
  • An Update from CCA Admin
  • Basketball Season Announcement
  • Thanksgiving Baskets: Volunteers Needed
  • Arapahoe Lakes HOA Meeting Update
  • Caring Community
  • Skate City Party
  • Original Artworks: Important Information
  • Halloween Dance: Huge Success
  • Tips from Maverick
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Staff/Teacher Feature
  • Library News: Introducing Overdrive
  • Cafeteria News
  • Current Employment Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events in CCSD
  • Helpful Links
Come One, Come All!
November 13th is CCA's Town Hall
Join CCA Administration and Board to hear what's happening at CCA.  

This meeting is a great way to get information and you can get  2 hours of volunteer time  for attending. 

Champions will provide child care for CCA children (unfortunately they aren't licensed to care for younger kids). 

  • Meet CCA's new Director, Ann Schultz 
  • Get the Strategic Plan update
  • And much, much more.

After the Town Hall, please stay to join us for the CCA Board meeting that will immediately follow and  receive another hour of volunteer time

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, November 13th!
Upcoming Events
  • November 6
SAC Meeting
8th Grade DC Trip Meeting
  • November 7
Schoolhouse Talk
  • November 8
Finance Committee Meeting
  • November 9
Veterans Day Assembly
  • November 12
Eagle Honors Assembly
Boys Basketball Practice
  • November 13
Boys Basketball Practice
Town Hall Meeting
Board Meeting
  • November 14
Girls Basketball Practice
  • November 15
Governance Meeting
Picture Retake Day
Girls Basketball Practice
  • November 16
Staff Thanksgiving Baskets
Pastries with Parents
PTO Meeting
  • November 19
Boys Basketball Practice
  • 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
Girls Basketball Practice
8th Grade DC & New York Trip:
Tuesday, November 6th in the CCA Library
There will be a informational meeting for
the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. and
New York. We will meet at 6:00 pm on
tonight in the CCA Library. Parents and students are invited to attend.

The trip will occur over spring break again
this year. Dean Loomis will be sharing trip
details and also discussing fundraising
opportunities. If you cannot make the
meeting but still have an interest please
contact Dean Loomis at for details.
Schoolhouse Talk: Wednesday, November 7th
Join Dr. Schultz, CCA's Executive Director, this Wednesday to talk about CCA and give your feedback.

  • 8:05 a.m. in the CCA Cafeteria
Veterans Day Assembly: Friday, November 9th
Parents, Veterans, and Families, please join us in honoring our nation’s Active, Reserved, and Veteran Military and their families in our Veterans Day Assembly November 9th, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

As a special part of the assembly we would like to acknowledge veterans of the CCA community. If you have a veteran you would like to recognize please send the veteran’s name, rank, and branch of the military to Ms. Giroue , CCA's 7/8 History Teacher at 
Eagle Honors Assemblies: Monday, November 12th
Eagle Honors Awards are given to students for demonstrating exceptional character traits.

  • K-4: 8:15 a.m.
  • 5 - 8: 9:30 a.m.
  • CCA Gym
Upcoming Board Events
  • Town Hall Meeting
  • Tuesday, November 13th
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, November 13th
  • 7:00 p.m.
Pastries with Parents: Please RSVP
Attention CCA Families! On Friday, November 16, at 7:30 AM, come enjoy donuts, muffins, juice and coffee with your student while you catch up with other CCA families. Your annual activity fee covers the cost.   

Students must attend with an adult.  

Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 13, 2018 to confirm how many students and adults are attending. We don't want to run out of donuts or muffins! If anyone would like to volunteer to help with the event, please contact Elizabeth Gold at
An Update from CCA Admin: 7/8 Writing Teacher
Dear Parents,

We wanted to share an update with you on our 7th/8th grade writing teacher search. We have posted for the position, reviewed applicants and selected several to join our team for interviews. Following those interviews we extended an invitation to candidates to join us for a second interview that includes an in-depth curriculum discussion, observations in our writing class and a conversation with our 7th/8th grade team. We intend to conclude our search process by November 13, 2018.  

During our transition process we have secured a substitute who is following our lesson plans that are designed to keep our students on track.  

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mrs. Mahan, our Middle School Assistant Principal , or Dr. Schultz our Executive Director
Basketball Season is Almost Here
Boys will practice Mondays and Tuesdays starting November 12th.
Girls will practice Wednesdays and Thursdays starting November 14th. 

Please return all signed paperwork to Mr. Andrew Loomis, CCA's 5/6 math teacher and boys basketball head coach, by end of this week.

Schedules will be handed out at the first practice. Digital versions of the basketball calendars may also be found on the CCA website or you may click here to access the girls calendar and click here to access the boys .

We're looking forward to a wonderful season!

Dakota Mahan
5/6 History and Geography 
Athletic Director
Cherry Creek Academy 
Teacher and Staff Thanksgiving Baskets:
The PTO needs YOU!
On Friday, November 16th, after the PTO meeting we will be putting baskets together.
 All volunteers are welcomed!
Dear CCA Parents,

Giving our wonderful teachers and staff a basket full of goodies around Thanksgiving has been a longtime tradition here at CCA. We need your help to fill their baskets and show them
how much we appreciate all the time they give our children.

The CCA PTO will be putting together the baskets and we’re asking every CCA family to donate the item(s) listed below by grade level.

Donations will be collected curbside on Thursday, November 15th as you drop off your children at school. A parent volunteer or student council member will be in the front of the school to assist the children.

If you are attending Pastries with Parents on Friday November 16th, you can bring your donation inside at that time.

If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Sourial, co-vice president hospitality, at .

Please have your CCA student(s) bring the following on Thursday, Nov. 15th:
  • Kindergarten (Full Day and Half Day): 1 fresh pineapple
  • 1st Grade: 4 pears (not ripe yet, please!)
  • 2nd Grade: I scented candle (6oz or 8oz please)
  • 3rd grade: 1 box of tea (any flavor)
  • 4th grade: 2 mangoes (not ripe yet, please!)
  • 5th grade: 1 16 oz bag of pumpkin bread or pumpkin muffin mix
  • 6th grade: 1 box of butter microwave popcorn
  • 7th grade: 1 bag of chocolate candy (ie: Hershey’s, Dove, etc.)
  • 8th grade: 4 red apples

Thank you for helping us continue this tradition of thanks at CCA!
Our Neighbors:
Awesome Meeting with the Arapahoe Lakes HOA
On Tuesday, October 30th, CCA Vice Principals, Annemarie Mahan and Travis Hargreaves, and our School Resource Officer, Rob Bratsh, met with CCA neighbors, the Arapahoe Lakes HOA. The HOA expressed their immense gratitude that CCA sat down with them and they are looking forward to many more years of working together. We were able to share many wonderful and exciting things about CCA and discuss how we can continue to work together with our neighbors to ensure traffic and student safety.
October's Caring Community
Have you heard your child excitingly tell you they visited Mr. Loomis’ mailbox today? Or have you noticed a colorful square sticker on their shirt? If you have, your child was awarded a Caring Community. Here at CCA the staff love to recognize students displaying our Eagle Honor Traits.

Bimonthly, a name from each grade level is drawn for the Monthly Caring Community Winners. Free dress and a prize is rewarded with the hopes more students will hop on board and join CCA’s anti-bullying campaign. So when you hear about your child visiting Mr. Loomis’ mailbox or see your child displaying a CCA ABC (Anti-Bullying Campaign) character sticker ask them what task they were recognized for and congratulate them on thinking beyond themselves. 
October's Caring Community Members
*Denotes Caring Community Members
Ashleigh A.
Terry A. 2 *
Zane A.
Daniella A.
Oliver B. 2 *
Brooke B. *
Ashton C. *
Izabel D.
Leah E.
Charlotte F.
Aadison G.
Kinza K. *
Minna K.
Hyo Jae L. 2
Min Jae L. *
Yeva L. *
Brody M.
Chloe M.
Madison M.
Noah M. 3
Gianna P.
Mira P.
Simon P.
Allen R.
Rishika R. 2
Avrei S.
Greta S. *
Olivia S. 
Sanvi S.
Yanet S.
Noelle S.
Aashivi T.
Gavin T.
Liam T. *
John W.
Nancy W.
William Z.
We have a Skate City School Party Coming Up!
You are invited to CCA's big skate party at Skate City.

If you've ever been to our Skate Party, you know that it's filled with music, contests, prizes, and skating fun! We want everyone to join us and make this skate party the biggest and best ever!

CCA will be having our skate party Tuesday, November 27th between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.

  • $5.00 Admission
  • $2.50 Skate Rental

*Free Glow Stick for all paid skaters!
Original Works: Fundraiser
Dear Parents,
Original Artworks deadline was Monday, November 5 th . The online store has closed.
Important Reminders

  • You must turn in your packets by tomorrow, November 7th.

  • You must return your artwork in the same packet with the artwork number written on the back of each art piece.

  • If you have a printer, print out the receipt you got from Original artworks and attach to the back of the artwork. If you don’t have a printer, noting the artwork number on the back of your artwork should be fine.

  • Make sure your student’s  name, teacher’s name and grade is also noted on the back of the artwork.
The products will be delivered to the school on December 6 th .

If you have any questions, please contact  Subha Thoppay , CCA parent and Original Works coordinator, at .

CCA Leadership will give a free dress day to the class with the highest participation/sale!
Note: For those of you who could not order before the deadline, the online store will re-open next week; however, there is no guarantee for the products to arrive before the holidays on these late orders. There will be details about late orders in the next week’s Eagle.
Halloween Dance and Haunted House:
HUGE Success!
Thank you to CCA's Super Student Council, the fantastic DJs, and all the staff that made this year's Halloween Dance a great success. A special thanks to Dean Loomis and the new Student Council Advisors, Cassie Wagner and Samantha Fleischmann!
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 Mondays.
  • A Pack of K cups (coffee pods for our Keurig machines): 2 volunteer hours
  • A Homemade Treat: 2 volunteer hours
  • A Store-Bought Treat: 1 volunteer hour
New CCSD Digital Library Resources for CCA: Overdrive
The Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) has made their Overdrive library available to Cherry Creek Academy. Now CCA children have access to thousands of eBook, audiobooks, and streaming videos.

Students can:

  • More readily achieve Accelerated Reader goals
  • Expand background knowledge
  • Hone literacy skills
  • Do research online
  • Or just read for the joy of it, whenever they want to.

Teachers and students are currently undergoing Overdrive training so that they can hit the road running.

Use the Quick Start Guide to log onto Overdrive, or the soon-to-come detailed instruction on the CCA Library Website at . Access to the library website may also be gained by selecting the library option near the top of the school’s homepage, .
Quick Start Guide
Student & Staff Overdrive Instructions
Access the Overdrive Catalog at:

Students log in with their Chromebook username and their student ID number. Staff members use the username and Staff ID number provided on their Overdrive library card.

  • eBooks and audio books checkout for 21 days
  • Videos check out for 5 days
  • A total 5 items may be checked out at any one time. All materials will automatically be checked in when the checkout period expires.
  • A total of 5 holds may be placed.
Have you checked out CCA Library's AMAZING website? Click here to visit Mrs. Larson's Library website and learn more about:

Cafeteria News

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
  • Lunchroom Supervisor
  • Substitute Teachers

If you are interested in any of the positions listed above, please email your resume and cover letter to .
Upcoming Events in Cherry Creek School District & the Community
Kent Denver:
Upper School Prospective Parents' Days on Friday, Nov. 9th.
Kent Denver Admission is hosting our first of two Upper School Prospective Parents' Days on Friday, Nov. 9th. The second one is on Friday, Jan. 11th.

For more information, please click here .