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October 2 nd , 2018
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In this Edition
  • Upcoming Events
  • Spelling Bee Announcements
  • Save the Date: Future bruins Night
  • An Announcement from the CCA Board
  • Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up
  • Caring Community: September's Stellar Students
  • Information from the CCA Foundation
  • Employment Opportunities at CCA
  • SMS & Text Messaging Update

  • The More You Know: Tips from Maverick
  • Fevers: A Friendly Reminder
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Staff/Teacher Feature
  • Library News
  • Cafeteria News
  • Carpool Info
  • Chess Club
  • CCA Choir
  • Computer Club
  • Crossword Club
  • Fencing Club
  • Geography Club
  • Music and Tech Club
  • Peer Helpers
  • Poms (Creek)
  • Poms (Regis)
  • Scouts
  • Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
  • October 2
SAC Meeting
Girls Volleyball
Boys Soccer
  • October 3
October Count
Schoolhouse Talk
  • October 4
Finance Committee Meeting
Student Photos
Girls Volleyball
  • October 5
First Quarter Ends
1/2 Day for Students
Service Day
Staff Service Award Ceremony
  • October 8
Scholastic Book Fair
  • October 9
Scholastic Book Fair
Girls Volleyball
Board Meeting

  • October 10
Scholastic Book Fair
Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 11
Scholastic Book Fair
Original Work Orders Due
Governance Committee
  • October 15-19
Fall Break
  • October 22-October 26
Red Ribbon Week
  • October 22
Girls Volleyball
Boys Soccer
  • October 23
Girls Volleyball
Boys Soccer
  • October 24
CCA Tour
  • October 25
Girls Volleyball
Boys Soccer
  • October 26
PTO Meeting
  • October 29
Girls Volleyball
  • November 6
SAC Meeting
  • November 7
Schoolhouse Talk
  • November 12
Veterans Day
Eagle Honor's Assembly
  • November 13
Town Hall Meeting
Board Meeting
  • November 15
Governance Meeting
Picture Retake Day
  • November 16
Staff Thanksgiving Baskets
Pastries with Parents
PTO Meeting
  • November 21-23
Thanksgiving Break
October 3rd: Count Day
Students will enjoy free dress,
recess games, and an awesome lunchtime surprise.
October 3rd: School House Talk
Join Dr. Schultz and Mr. Hargreaves

  • October 3rd
  • 8:05 a.m in the CCA Cafeteria.
October 4th: Picture Day
October 5th: Service Award Ceremony
Please join the CCA staff on October 5 th at 7:15 a.m. in the CCA Cafeteria for the annual Service Award ceremony. Service Awards honor staff members that have been here for 5, 10, 15, and 20 years. 
20 Years - Jodi Peterson
15 Years - Tracy Pasca
10 Years - Meg MacFarland & Nicole Nistal
5 Years - Travis Hargreaves & Priya Nair
October 5th: Service Day; 1/2 Day for Students
Cherry Creek Academy will hold their 8th Annual Service Day on Friday, October 5th.

This is a day our students put our Eagle Character Traits into action by giving to our surrounding communities.

Some students will visit retirement centers, while others will play with young children at local daycare facilities(*). We will also have two 5th Grade classrooms tidy up CCA with Mr. Hoynacki and one 7/8th Grade group will be at the Arapahoe Fairgrounds setting up for the
Harvest Festival.

Tradition will still hold true for our CCA neighbors, as many of them will come home to handmade crafts hanging on their front doors.

We are expecting a great day.

(*)To respect the wishes of the retirement centers and day care centers, if your child is under the weather, please refrain from sending them to school. Thank you!
Spelling Bee: Calling All Phonetic Phoenixes
Calling all 5 th through 8 th graders that would like to participate in the CCA spelling bee! There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, October 25th, at 7:30 a.m., in Ms. Koenig's room. Join us and be a "Phonetic Phoenix"!
Save the Date
Future Bruins Night 
 November 15 th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Cherry Creek High School will be offering an open house for prospective students in grades 5 th  through 8 th  and their families.  


If you have any questions, please contact Julie Hill at  julie_danos_hill@hotmail.com  
An Announcement from the CCA Board
The CCA Board is proud of all of the teachers and staff receiving Service Awards this year and encourage any members of the community to attend the awards ceremony on October 5 th at 7:15 a.m. The dedication and level of excellence that our teachers and staff exemplify is unparalleled.

We will also take this time to raise a glass (of sparkling cider) and toast CCA's Executive Director, Dr. Ann Schultz.
The next CCA Board meeting will be on Tuesday October 9 th at 6:00 p.m. We encourage and welcome all members of the CCA community to attend the Board meetings. A reminder that the “community comments” section of the meeting is held at the beginning of the meeting!

At October’s meeting, we’ll be providing yet another opportunity to get to know Dr. Ann Schultz as CCA’s new Executive Director. Come at 5:30 p.m. on October 9 th for a chance to “toast” Dr. Schultz (with sparkling cider!) and welcome her to our community.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Please sign up for Parent Teachers Conferences by clicking the appropriate button below. Sign up closes on Friday, October 5th.
Box Tops
We are approaching this year’s deadline to submit Box Tops for money for our school!
Now is your chance to clip your Box Tops…our last day to bring them in for this year is
October 24 th !  
 We have collection bins in the front area at CCA. Let’s help our kids earn a free dress day this year!
Keep in mind you can earn Box Tops through the App (available with Apple and Android). 
See below link for how it works.


Caring Community: September's Stellar Students
*Indicates Caring Community Member
If you're looking for a tax write-off as the end of the year approaches, or want to give back to our school, look no further! The CCA FOUNDATION is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established by our founders to provide ongoing financial support to Cherry Creek Academy. All donations are used toward education and/or facility improvements so that CCA may carry out its mission of “Motivated students and responsible parents working together with exemplary teachers for excellent education." DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE! If you would like to give, you can pay online at this link  https://cherrycreekacademy.org/about_us/foundation , or you can make checks payable to the “CCA Foundation” and either bring into the office or mail to the school at 

CCA Foundation
c/o Cherry Creek Academy
6260 S. Dayton St.
Englewood CO 80111
TAX ID# 84-1421830

Many companies participate in CORPORATE MATCHING! Please check with your employer to see if they will provide some percentage of a match to your gift. To make Corporate Matching easy, just give the above information to your employer.  
Employment Opportunities at CCA
LUNCHROOM SUPERVISOR
CCA is looking for a lunchroom aide. If interested, please contact  Nicole Nistal at nnistal@cherrycreekacademy.org.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
CCA is looking to bolster our list of elementary and middle school substitutes. If you are interested in being added to this list, please contact  Dave Loomis at dloomis@cherrycreekacademy.org.

SMS & Text Messaging
Cherry Creek Academy has switched over to the SMS (text messaging service) that is utilized by the Cherry Creek School District (CCSD). Please ensure that your information is updated in Power School.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO OPT OUT OF THE NEW TEXT MESSAGING SYSTEM, YOU WILL BE OPTING OUT OF RECEIVING ALL SMS COMMUNICATION FROM CCA & CCSD.

If you unintentionally opt out of these messages, please contact CCSD at helpdesk@cherrycreekschools.org for support.
The More You Know: Tips from Maverick
Friendly Reminder: Fevers
You must keep children home if their temperature is 100.3° or above without medication.

Please keep sick children home in order to preserve a healthy school environment and prevent the spread of illness.
  • School Picture Day: CCA is looking for a few great volunteers to help during Picture Day. If interested, please contact Caitlin Sullivan.
  • 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
Great volunteer opportunity for RN’s- Nurse Jayne is looking for registered nurses to staff the clinic in her absence. This would be an 8 hour commitment. Please contact her directly if interested.
CCA is looking for crosswalk guards! We need two volunteers each day for both morning and afternoon shifts! If you are interested, please click the sign up button below!!
Staff/Teacher Feature
Samantha Fleischmann is a reading aid in the mornings and the lunchroom
supervisor in the afternoons.She actually graduated from CCA in 2009 as a student.

Next summer, Ms. Fleischmann is getting married to her middle school sweetheart, who she met at CCA!

The are both Colorado natives and love spending time with their families, including their Husky, Luna, and their
Golden Retriever, Stella. Ms. Fleischmann enjoys painting, crafting, and baking.

Next year she plans to get her masters to become a classroom teacher and she
couldn’t be more excited!
It is with great enthusiasm that Libbey Sellars joins the Cherry Creek Academy staff as a reading aide! She has eight years teaching experience and a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction. Her excitement for student achievement and understanding motivates her to connect with students and offer support to teachers.

Mrs. Sellars, her husband, and their three beautiful children recently moved to the Cherry Creek School District and are eager to invest in the Cherry Creek Academy community.

Mrs. Sellars loves the outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. 
Aubrey Warner is the front desk receptionist at CCA. This marks her third year here. She is thrilled to be able to get to know so many new families this year as well as those returning. The year has already been a blast so far and she can’t wait to see what the rest of it brings.
 
Ms. Warner is currently pursuing a degree in secondary education with a focus on literature. In her spare time she enjoys reading and exploring her deep love of books.
Dear Parents and Families:

Help your children embark on a quest of self-discovery and learning by attending this year's
Scholastic Book Fair. The fair is full of reading materials that will unlock a thirst for information and imagination in your child. Most importantly, their journey will lead not only to lands of enchantment, but also to a love of reading.

The fair will help you:
  • Develop a private collection of books to keep pace with your child's changing tastes and reading skills.
  • Spark excitement by allowing your children to choose their own reading materials.
  • Add a fresh assortment of books to CCA's school library collection that students use and enjoy everyday.

Make plans to visit the Scholastic Book Fair and be involved in shaping your children's reading habits.

Hours
  • Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend the book fair, you can visit our online fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/cherrycreekacademy
from September 30 th through October 15 th .

I look forward to seeing you and your family at the fair! Remember, all purchases benefit CCA.

Sincerely,
Amy Larson
CCA Librarian
Volunteers Needed for the Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to CCA from Monday, October 8 th through Friday, October 12 th

The following dates and times are available for volunteering:
• Monday, Oct. 8 from 7:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 7:15 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Oct 10 from 7:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. (Parent/Teacher
Conference day)
• Thursday, Oct 11 from 7:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Friday, Oct. 12 from 7:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Join us, have fun, and meet other CCA parents while you help raise money for the school. 

Please email Elizabeth with questions at: ebyrdie123@hotmail.com

Thank you!
Amy Larson, CCA Librarian
Elizabeth Wyatt, CCA Book Fair Coordinator
An Announcement from
Wholesome Food Services
Hello Wholesome families - we learned yesterday Chicken Egg Rolls will no longer be available from P.F. Chang's and have been replaced until further notice by Pork Egg Rolls.
If you have an order or orders placed starting on 10/1 for Chicken Egg Rolls they will be replaced with Pork Egg Rolls. There is no action for you.
If you do not wish to receive a Pork Egg Roll please log into your account to edit your order. You can do this by clicking on the magnifying glass icon next to that day's order via the Order History link. 

If you have any questions, please contact  support@wholesomefoodservices.com

NOTE: you will only see Pork Egg Rolls on the P.F.Chang's menu moving forward. 
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS A LUNCH
EACH DAY.

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  www.wholesomefoodservices.com   .

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  support@wholesomefoodservices.com
or
1-800- 872-0226
Finding Carpools: Schoolpool
Tired of the daily drop off and pick up lines.
 We have a solution to cut down on the traffic.
Join Cherry Creek Academy’s Schoolpool program to connect
with other families to drive, walk or bike to school together.

Cherry Creek Academy has partnered with Way to Go to offer this program to our parents as a free service with the goal of reducing traffic congestion and minimizing the stress of getting children to and from school. Rest assured, your information will only be shared with participating Cherry Creek Academy families. No one else will ever see your information, unless you elect to share your information with families at other schools. It’s free and there is no obligation to participate. Schoolpool is a service of Way to Go, a federally funded program of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).

Create an account and register your household address or intersection here: https://mywaytogo.org/s/schoolpool-cherry-ceaf14. To maintain the highest level of privacy and security, this link is the only way for Cherry Creek Academy participants to register

Information is provided for your use only. Cherry Creek Academy and Way to Go do not run background checks, confirm valid driver’s licenses or assess insurance coverage on participants. Potential users are advised to screen participants to their personal satisfaction and check their own insurance coverage for carpooling to ensure that they are covered under these voluntary arrangements. No drivers, vehicles or insurance are provided.

The Schoolpool secure mapping service can be used for trip planning, or emergency trips and is a great resource to meet nearby families for other reasons such as play-dates and baby sitters.

The more families that register, the more likely you are to find good matches.

Contact Way to Go at 303-458-7665 or waytogo@drcog.org for assistance.