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September 11 th , 2018
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In this Edition
  • Upcoming Events
  • Board Announcement: Meet Dr. Ann Schultz
  • SMS/Text Messaging Changes Coming Soon
  • The More You Know: Tips from Maverick
  • Fly Like an Eagle
  • Caring Community
  • An Important Announcement from Wholesome Food Services
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Carpool Information
  • Staff/Teacher Feature
  • Information from Champions
  • Chess Club Information
  • CCA Choir Information
  • Computer Club
  • Crossword Club Information
  • Cub Scout Information
  • Girl Scout Troop 3404: Looking for girls in 4th & 5th grade
  • Golf Club Information
  • Music & Tech Club Information
  • Peer Helper Information
  • Running Club
  • Current Job Openings at CCA
  • Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
  • September 11:
Board Meeting
Girls Volleyball
Boys Soccer
  • September 12:
All School Photo
Girls Volleyball
Boys Soccer
  • September 13:
Governance Meeting
Girls Volleyball
  • September 17:
Constitution Day
  • September 18:
Girls Volleyball
Boys Soccer
  • September 19:
CCA Tour
  • September 20:
Girls Volleyball
Boys Soccer
  • September 21:
Pastries with Parents
PTO Meeting
  • September 25
Girls Volleyball
Boys Soccer
  • September 26
Girls Volleyball
Boys Soccer

  • October 2
SAC Meeting
Girls Volleyball
Boys Soccer
  • October 3
October Count
Schoolhouse Talk
  • October 4
Finance Committee Meeting
Student Photos
Girls Volleyball


Suicide Prevention Week
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Board Meeting: Tonight
You are cordially invited to attend the September Board meeting, tonight at 6:00 p.m. We will meet in the CCA Library.

Remember, you can count your time at Board meetings as volunteer time.
Constitution Day: September 17 th
Come celebrate the United States Constitution Monday, September 17 th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the CCA gym. This year 8 th grade has been working very hard to create museum exhibits that celebrate various aspects of the Constitution.

We hope to see you there! 
MEET DR. ANN SCHULTZ:
CCA'S NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
The CCA Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Dr. Ann Schultz as CCA's new Executive Director. 

Dr. Schultz will start at CCA on Monday, September 24. 

However, she will join the CCA community for Pastries with Parents, as well as the September PTO Meeting on Friday September 21 at 7:30 a.m. This will be an informal chance to meet Dr. Schultz and welcome her to CCA. 

There will be additional opportunities to get to know Dr. Schultz in the upcoming weeks, including a welcome reception on Tuesday October 9 at 5:30 p.m., prior to the October Board Meeting.
SMS & Text Messaging: Changing Soon
In the coming weeks CCA will switch 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
Written By: Dave Loomis, Dean of Students

This is my first Fly Like An Eagle (FLAE) article for this year and I thought I’d remind everyone of what Fly Like An Eagle is all about. A committee of parents, teachers, and administrators sponsor Fly Like An Eagle. The committee meets once a month and plans school events and activities to support CCA’s culture of kindness and inclusion. Some of the many projects FLAE are responsible for include the Growing Kindness Trees, No Name Calling Week and the Monday Morning Song.

Fly Like An Eagle’s purpose is to make sure we have a kind and inclusive school culture. We want all children to feel welcome and included while they are at CCA. We will continue to support projects and events that encourage this climate. 

If you have any suggestions for things you would like to see to support this, please contact me at 303-779-8988 x206.

Thank you and GO EAGLES!!!
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. Rewarding them with a specific trait sticker to wear is a badge of honor. But there’s much more than just a slip of paper and a sticker. It is a symbol of a school wide program which encourages the students to think beyond themselves.
Over ten years ago, Mr. Loomis, together with CCA’s now retired librarian Judy Sauertaig, wanted to implement a reward system when they saw students displaying outstanding character. Although our specific Eagle Honor Traits would not be specifically defined until 2011 under Mr. Cerny’s leadership, the staff and teachers were long recognizing students’ leadership. The hallways of the school were lined with stapled Caring Community slips reading “ ”. It was exciting to watch the students as they found their names amongst the hundreds of papers. They belonged to an important community that would evolve over the years to come. Once our traits were defined, CCA leadership decided to list the specific character traits on each Caring Community paper so the students knew exactly which trait they were exemplifying. Thus began the motivation to promote these traits that would encourage an anti-bullying atmosphere here at CCA. Color print was added to each Caring Community slip and square stickers handed to students highlighting the trait they displayed. Now, instead of these slips hanging in the hallways, they are put inside Mr. Loomis’ mailbox so he can personally see which CCA students are embracing the importance of modeling outstanding character. 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. 
August Caring Community
*Denotes This Month's Winner
An Announcement from
Wholesome Food Services
  • Lunch: 15 minutes in the cafeteria eating their lunches
  • Flex: 10 minutes where students can choose to remain in the cafeteria and finish their lunches or go out to recess
  • Recess: 15 minutes on the playground for recess
 
If you wish to require your student(s) to dedicate the 10 minute flex time to continuing to eat their lunches, please click here  to print the necessary form. Please return the completed form to the front desk or click here   to email it. Printed copies of this form are also available at the front desk.
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
  • 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.
  • 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
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!!
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.
Staff/Teacher Feature
Lauren Sullivan
I love working at CCA! My oldest daughter is in 8 th grade and started here in Kindergarten, so we've been a part of the school community for 9 years now. I also have a daughter in 4 th grade and a son in 2 nd grade.

I grew up in Oregon, but my husband and I have lived in Colorado since 2002 and it is home now!

My education is in counseling, but I am now a Reading Aide at CCA after substitute teaching for one year and deciding that I enjoyed the students, teachers and staff so much, I wanted to be here everyday. Reading, Crossfit, and spending time with family and friends are a few other things I enjoy.
Mary Swanson
Mary Swanson comes to Cherry Creek Academy as the library assistant and recess aide from Syracuse, New York where she spent the last eleven years helping young adults with intellectual disabilities experience the college environment at her alma mater, Syracuse University, and Le Moyne College.

She has middle school experience gained by homeschooling her son and she has taught preschool through high school for more years than she cares to count (because she doesn’t feel that old)!

She has one amazing son and a very cool husband.
Did you know Champions offers child care during Parent Teacher Conferences, on half days, and during many school breaks? Please visit the Champions website for more information and to sign up for child care.
Do you like to sing?

  • The Eagle Singers (grades 2-4)
rehearses every Wednesday after school until 4:15.

  • The Eagle Choir (grades 5-8)
rehearses every Monday until 4:30.

We perform at school assemblies and the
Winter and Spring music festivals.

Arrangements will be made so students can do volleyball or soccer AND choir.

If you are interested see Mrs. Fitt in the gym in the morning to receive a packet with all the information you will need.
Girl Scout Troop 3404

Looking for girls in 4th and 5th grades to join our troop.

Troop 3404 will have its first meeting at CCA on Monday Sept 10th after school in Mrs. Labozan's room.

If your 4th or 5th grade daughter is interested, please join us to check ot out.

Please contact Rebecca Rook at 303.596.6244 for more details.
Employment Opportunities at CCA
CROSSWALK GUARD
CCA is looking for a crosswalk guard to work in both the morning and afternoons. If interested, please contact  Nicole Nistal at nnistal@cherrycreekacademy.org.

LUNCHROOM AIDE
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.