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October 9 th , 2018
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In this Edition
  • Upcoming Events
  • Quarter 1 Grades: Available Online
  • Spelling Bee Club: Calling all Phonetic Phoenixes
  • Important Reminder: Parking Lot Closures & Pick Up Times
  • Extracurricular Clubs: Calendars
  • Service Day: Success
  • Original Works: Update
  • CCA Foundation
  • Employment Opportunities
  • The More You Know: Tips from Maverick
  • Healthy Habits at CCA
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Box Tops Needed
  • Staff/Teacher Feature
  • Library News
  • Cafeteria News
  • Way to Go: Carpool
  • Upcoming Events in CCSD
  • Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
  • October 9
Scholastic Book Fair
Girls Volleyball
Board Meeting
  • October 10
Scholastic Book Fair
Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 11
Scholastic Book Fair
Original Works Orders Due
  • October 12
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
Fly like an Eagle Day
Red Ribbon Assemblies
Girls Volleyball
Boys Soccer
  • October 26
Communications Committee Meeting
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
  • November 28
CCA Tour
  • December 4
SAC Meeting
  • December 5
Schoolhouse Talk
  • December 6
Finance Committee Meeting
Winter Music Festival
  • December 11
Board Meeting
  • December 13
Governance Meeting
  • December 19
  • December 21
2nd Quarter Ends
PTO Meeting
  • December 24 - January 4
Winter Break
CCA Board Meeting Tonight: October 9th
The next CCA Board meeting will be TONIGHT - Tuesday October 9 th  at 6:00 p.m. in the CCA Cafeteria. 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 tonight’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. Come take this time to RAISE A GLASS (of sparkling cider) and toast CCA's new Executive Director.
Parent Teacher Conferences: Tomorrow, October 10th
Please note that teachers have breaks from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and will not be available during these times.
Governance Meeting: Time Change
October's monthly Governance Meeting will be this Friday, October 12th at 10:15 a.m.
Fall Break: October 15th - 19th
Committee Meeting

Friday, October 26 th at 7:30 a.m.

Please join us before the PTO meeting in the cafeteria to provide your thoughts on CCA communications. Bring your ideas on the best ways you want to receive information and how things could be improved. If you can’t attend, please feel free to send your ideas to Annie or Andrea . We look forward to seeing you there! 
Lost and Found: Claim Your Missing Items ASAP
Please check lost and found by Friday, October 12 th . All unclaimed items will be donated on Friday, October 12 th at 4:00 p.m.
Quarter 1 Grades: Available Online
Saturday, October 13 th at 8:00 a.m.
This year grades will only be available through PowerSchool. Report cards will not be sent home.

You can access student grades by following the instructions below:

  • Open PowerSchool
  • Click on the name of the student you would like to review
  • Click on Grade History to see Grades
  • Click on Teacher Comments to review any teacher comments
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"!

7:25 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

2:40 p.m.
To ensure student safety and maintain a smooth carpool pickup, there is no early release of students after 2:40 p.m.
Update: CCA Extracurricular Activities & Clubs
Cherry Creek Academy clubs each have a Google Calendar accessible from the CCA website . You can easily add these calendars to your own Google Calendar.

Please click here to view calendars.
Service Day Success
Thank you to everyone that made Service Day a huge success. CCA's amazing students and staff showed their strong character and represented CCA's core values. Many students and staff went out into the community visiting children at daycare facilities and seniors at retirement centers. Others helped here at CCA cleaning walls, sanitizing classrooms, taking care of the grounds, and making our school sparkle!
A Thank You Letter from A Community Member
Dear CCA,
I just got to work and over the weekend my staff hung up on the residents' doors the turkeys that the CCA students made with and for our residents as part of their community service project. It made me smile. They are so fun and creative and festive.

But you know who really smiled at me this morning? Yuri, our Ukrainian resident who chatted away on Friday in Russian with the CCA students. If you could have seen his face light up when he heard the kids talk to him in his language it brought tears to my eyes. This is what service day is all about. I explained to the students how no one here can speak to Yuri except one staff member and she doesn’t work every day, can you imagine being in a place where you are so lone because you do not speak the language? They made Yuri’s day.
I love working with the CCA students and hosting community service day.
Pati Sawyer Boex
Fraternal Relations Director
Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus
Service Awards
The exemplary teachers and staff at CCA is an integral part of why CCA is such a fabulous school. On Friday, October 5th, we honored those who have been here for 5 years (Travis Hargreaves & Priya Nair), 10 years (Meg MacFarland & Nicole Nistal), 15 years (Tracy Pasca) and 20 years (Jodi Peterson). A big thanks for their contributions over the years!  
CCA has teamed up with Original Artworks to offer a fun program! Your child will be creating his/her own artwork in their art class and you will have the opportunity to order a variety of useful items professionally made featuring your child’s own artwork!  The items include but not limited to ceramic mug, key chain, ornament, dog tag, nightlight, mousepad, pillow case, magnetic frame, kitchen towel and much more.  There are some sample items displayed in the hallway in school for you to check out.

Why do this? To invest in the creativity of your child and boost their self esteem! Besides, part of your purchase goes to CCA PTO. With the funds raised, PTO sponsors events such as carnival, donuts with dads, muffin with moms, multicultural festival, Thanksgiving baskets for teachers to name a few. In addition, they are invested back in school through a grant program for teachers. Why not enjoy your children’s arts and also help school?
Mr. Hargreaves/Mrs. Mahan will give a free dress day to the class with the highest participation/sale!

The students will bring home their artwork and order forms on October 22nd. More details to follow, stay tuned!

NOTE: Last week's Eagle had older dates for Original Artworks, that has been corrected in both Master Calendar and Red, Blue white calendar with the updated dates.
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 here , 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
CCA is looking for a lunchroom aide. If interested, please contact  Nicole Nistal at

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

The More You Know: Tips from Maverick
Healthy Habits at CCA
Health is essential to optimal learning. Health Services are available to all students within Cherry Creek School District. Registered nurses strive to maximize each student's potential by removing health-related barriers to learning. When meeting the student's health needs during the school day, clinic staff also use the opportunity to teach students to make wise choices that will be beneficial to their future health. For more information, please visit the Cherry Creek School District Health Services' page .
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.
  • 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.
We Need Your 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.

Staff/Teacher Feature
Chelsea Anderson is Cherry Creek Academy's Communications Specialist. She has been at CCA since January 2018.

Ms. Anderson is a Colorado native and the proud mom of an awesome 7 year old boy named James.

Ms. Anderson is so grateful to have a job she looks forward to coming to each day and coworkers that she adores. Her proudest achievement at CCA (thus far) is the new website.

When she's not at CCA, Ms. Anderson enjoys spending time with her son, exploring this beautiful state, building legos, and reading lots.

Right now, Ms. Anderson is most excited about the cool Fall weather and Halloween, her favorite holiday.
Nicole Nistal was born and raised in Nebraska, but has called Colorado her home for the past 20 years.

This is her 11th year at CCA. She started as a reading aide back in 2008 and recently made the transition to Business Manager.

Mrs. Nistal has been married to her high school sweetheart, Dean, for 16 years. Their daughter Madalyn attended CCA from kindergarten through 8th grade and is now a Junior at Regis Jesuit High School.

Mrs. Nistal is looking forward to visiting colleges with her daughter this year and finding the perfect place for Madalyn's next great phase as a college student.
Caitlin Sullivan is the admissions director, registrar, and executive assistant at Cherry Creek Academy. 

She is originally from Santa Barbara, California but decided to move to Colorado for college. Ms. Sullivan received her bachelor's degree and masters degree from the University of Denver.

Ms. Sullivan has an amazing fiance named Adam. Together they share a passion for traveling and have been fortunate enough to experience cultures from around the world. This year they intend to travel around Japan, visiting Tokyo, Matsumoto, Osaka, Sapporo, and more! 

Ms. Sullivan is looking forward to a wonderful year!
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.

  • 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
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.

Amy Larson
CCA Librarian
Volunteers Needed for the Book Fair

Volunteer Opportunities are STILL AVAILABLE for the CCA Scholastic Book Fair taking place THIS WEEK! Please click on the sign-up link below for current volunteer opportunities. 

Please email Elizabeth with questions at:
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
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: 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 for assistance.
Upcoming Events in Cherry Creek School District
Cherry Creek High School is hosting an Open House for 5 th  through 8 th  graders and their parents. Students and parents can tour the campus and attend mini-classes with CCHS faculty.  Future Bruins Night is also a great opportunity to meet teachers, department coordinators, coaches and representatives of the numerous sports and clubs.
Come to Future Bruins Night and see everything Cherry Creek High School has to offer! 

For more information and to sign up for classroom breakout sessions, please visit:

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Hill at