This Week in the Eagle
• Upcoming Events
• SAC Survey Information
• Pastries with Parents
• Personnel Updates
• CCA Parent Board Update
• Hard Hat News!!
• Much, much more!
1/9 - SAC meeting, Girls Basketball Parker
1/10 - Tech Committee Meeting
1/11 - All Basketball - American Charter Castle Rock
1/12 - Finance Meeting 8:05
1/15 - No School, MLK Day
1/16 - MLK/Academic Awards Assembly, Girls Basketball Littleton, Boys JV Basketball Littleton, CCA Board Meeting, Boys V Basketball Littleton
1/17 - Java with Jay, Governance Meeting, Boys JV Basketball PCK, Boys V Basketball PCK
1/18 - Girls Basketball C2E
1/19 - Pastries with Parents, PTO Meeting
1/22 - Boys JV Basketball American Academy Castle, Girls Basketball PCK, Boys V Basketball American Academy Castle
1/23 - Girls Basketball American Academy Castle
1/25 - Boys JV Basketball C2E, Boys V Basketball C2E

Please remember Eagle submissions need to be sent to by 8:00 am Monday morning in order to be in the Tuesday Eagle. Thank you!

CCA values feedback and provides 2 surveys for you to participate in regarding teachers and the school environment. SAC (School Accountability Committee) and the CCA Board will provide access to these surveys at the same time. The Teacher Feedback Survey for Parents, and the Climate Survey for school feedback, will be available starting TUESDAY, JANUARY 9th, 2018 .

Cherry Creek Academy is excited to provide the opportunity to collect feedback from you regarding teachers and the school environment. 

The Teacher Feedback Survey   data is used to provide teachers feedback and is part of their performance evaluation done by the Principal and Assistant Principals. This survey contains only 5 questions. 

The Climate Survey data is reviewed by the School Accountability Committee (SAC) in conjunction with CCA administration and the CCA Parent Board to help make improvements to the school. 

The  Teacher Feedback Survey for Parents   and the  Climate Survey  are being administered at the same time. 

This link, , will take you to the Teacher Feedback Survey  for Parents.  At the end of the survey, you will then click another link to go to the Climate Survey. 

Both surveys should not take longer than 30-60 minutes to complete. You are allowed to enter 2 hours of volunteer time for taking both surveys! 

As a parent-involved charter school, this is your chance to help provide both positive and constructive feedback for CCA teachers and the administration and board. Note that both surveys are intended to be filled out by parents, not students. The surveys work best taken from a computer rather than a phone. 

Both surveys will be closed January 21st.

THANK YOU! - Aaron Castro, SAC Committee  
Personnel Updates

We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Milagros (Milli) Vargas Hilbert to Cheery Creek Academy as our new CCA 7/8 Spanish teacher.  A native of Puerto Rico with full Spanish fluency, Mrs. Hilbert moved to Voorhees, NJ in 1978. After spending several years in the medical technology fields of immunohematology and microbiology, Mrs. Hilbert completed her B.A. in Spanish (Minor: Secondary Education) from Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. She also received her M.A. (Spanish) from the University of Northern Iowa.  

Mrs. Hilbert then spent the next 18 years as a Spanish teacher, her first five years at the high school level in Pemberton (NJ) Public Schools. She then moved to Moorestown (NJ) Township Public Schools in 2004 where she spent her first two years again at the high school level. In 2006, Mrs. Hilbert transitioned to the middle school level and taught 7th and 8th grade Spanish from September 2006 through June 2016. She also served as a department advisor and mentor teacher. Milli and her husband moved to Denver one year ago.  Fortunately for us, the timing was right for Milli to return to the Spanish classroom and I couldn't be more thrilled than to have her join us at Cherry Creek Academy.  
Rea Faber is a master's student in special education at Regis University. She will be working with Jamie McIntyre-Wedde this semester. She is originally from Iowa and did her undergraduate studies at Iowa State University. Rea has enjoyed the wonderful hiking and skiing that Colorado has to offer.
We are also pleased to announce that Chelsea Anderson has been hired as the new Communications Specialist. Chelsea has worked in website and social media management and served as the public relations manager for a local chiropractor and author for the past 5 years. She is a Colorado native.
Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Milli Vargas Hilbert and our other new staff members!
Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly
Tuesday, January 16th
CCA is very excited to have Reverend Dr. James Peters, Jr. as our guest speaker at our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly.

Reverend Peters was born in Washington, D.C. and is married to Lorene Lewis Peters of Denver, Colorado. He is the grandfather of 1st grader Judah Peters and the father of Jasper Peters – one of our high level volunteers.

Reverend Peters marched with Dr. King and aided in civil rights efforts along side Dr. King and many other civil rights leaders and activists.

Please join us for this wonderful event .

8:30 a.m. Kindergarten- 4th Grade
9:15 a.m. 5th- 8th Grade
The weather has been so nice out, but at some point, the rain, snow and cold temperatures will come our way!

If the weather is above 22° and it is not actively raining or snowing,
CCA students will be outside for recess!

If it is below 22° and/or actively raining or snowing, students will come inside. On EVEN days, elementary students will go to the cafeteria while middle school students will go to classrooms. On ODD days, elementary students will go straight to their classrooms and middle school students will report to the cafeteria.

Now is also a good time to remind your students to dress appropriately for the day's weather.
January 19th at 7:30 a.m.

CCA families, on Friday, January 19, 2018, 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, January 16, 2018  ( ) to confirm how many students and adults are attending. We don't want to run out of muffins or donuts!  

We are in need of several volunteers to help with set up and take down for the event. 
If anyone would like to volunteer, please contact Elizabeth Gold:

We recently received information about the Colorado Math League!! It is an additional math competition that is held in the spring. This is an in school competition, much like the Math Olympiad and can be conducted during school hours.  This competition is open to 4th-8th grade only.
We have received interest from our Math club students, but still have more slots available . We will register students on a first come, first serve basis. Please let us know if you are interested as soon as possible as the registration deadline is quickly approaching.
For more information , please log onto
CCA administration has graciously agreed to cover the costs for the registration. Please note that we will not be offering additional coaching for this competition as we have two other competitions that our Mathletes are already preparing for. We will however, provide worksheets as means of independent practice.
If you would like your student to participate , please send an email with your students name and grade by the 12th of January ,2018 to Mrs. Priya Nair at .
Chess Tournaments

Cherry Creek Academy participates in a district level chess league tournament for Kindergarten to Fifth grade students. The meets are on Thursdays beginning January 11th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

If you are interested in participating in the tournament, email for further details.

Chess tournaments will start at 4:00 p.m and end between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Please arrive at 5:15 p.m. to pick up your children .

Jan 11: Home vs. Challenge
Jan 18: At High Plains
Jan 25: Home vs. Willow Creek
Feb 1: At Challenge
Feb 8: Home vs. High Plains
Feb 15: At Willow Creek
Homework Club

Does your child struggle with organization and/or turning in assignments? 
Results Learning's C.E.O. (Concrete, Effective, Organizational Strategies) After School Homework Program at Cherry Creek Academy is designed to help your child build organization, time management, and study skills while completing homework. 
Dear CCA Family,

One of our families has been hit with some difficult news. The Bakhrakh family, with son, Lev, who is in 5th grade and daughter, Zoe, in 3rd grade just discovered that their father Peter has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. It is operable and surgery will be performed. We can imagine the difficult times ahead, as they travel the road to recovery. A Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise money to help Peter and his family. If you would like to donate please click on the following link: . Every donation helps no matter the size. Thank you and please join us in keeping Peter and is family in your thoughts in wishing him a speedy recovery.
Yearbook Cover Artwork Contest
The CCA Parent Board wishes everyone in the CCA community a Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break.

The first Board meeting of the new year will be the THIRD Tuesday of the month in January (instead of the "normal" second Tuesday evening). We hope to see you in the Library at 6:pm NEXT Tuesday, January 16.
The Board encouraged ALL CCA Staff and Parents to complete the SAC Survey when it is sent out by the Student Accountability Committee. This is an incredibly effective and comprehensive way for the Board to receive valuable feedback from our community, via the SAC.  

The Board wants to remind all parents that it's not too late to fulfull your requirements to run for the Board of Directors this Spring for the 2018 - 2019 school year. In order to qualify, candidates must have attended at least two Board meetings this school year and personally completed at least half of their family's mandatory volunteer hours prior to the election process. You can begin fulfilling these requirements now! See the full Election Policy and list of Eligibility Requirements   HERE . There's no better way to be involved at CCA.

If you're not interested in running for the Board, but would like to be involved, a parent volunteer is needed to sit on the Election Committee. The commitment involves one meeting a month from January through April.

  If interested, please contact Jennifer Bailey at .  
P.I.N. Parent Information Network
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January Meeting

Fri, January 19, 8:05am – 9:05am

King Soopers Cards
Visualize this...if 150 CCA families commit to spending $250 with a King Soopers shopping card each month, our school will earn $22,500 in one year!  You can help CCA fund raise as you shop for food for your family! If you have any questions, please   contact Rebecca Rook at .

Earning money for the school is simple:
1. Reload your card at the cashier before check out.
2. Pay for your groceries with the card.
3. Reload again next time you shop.
4. King Soopers will pay CCA PTO 5% of every dollar spent every 4 weeks, if we collectively reload $5,000  in a 4 week period.
5. If you use clicklist, please remember to pay with your King Soopers card.
6. Place your order using your credit card, and when you pay at pickup be sure you use your King Soopers gift card to support CCA.
Save the Dates!
February 7 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
March 13 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CCA Skate City nights are set!  

A fun way for students and families to get together and play outside of school hours. Each night will have discounted pricing, special themes and food specials.

We’ll have some great contests, games, and giveaways for the skate party event!!!

Evan A.
Daniella A.
Mariam A.
Talia A. 4
Ansley B. 2
Daniel B. 2
Charli B.
Emma C. 2
Bhavana C.
Paavani C. 2
D’Annabelle C.
Jacob C. 2
Rivan D.
Carson E.
Leah E. 2
Jaden F.
Brynn F.
Sharissa G. 2

Samuel G. 2
Misha G.
Boris G.
Logan H. 3
Layana K.
Ritvik K. 
Natalia H.
Nysa K.
Alisa K.
Emma K.
Serah K.
Jenna K.
Audrey K. 2
Max K.
Alyssa L.
Ryan L.
Taj N.
Charlotte N. 2
Sydney P.

Anjalika R.
Hudson R. 4
Noah R.
Kai R. 2
Ivan S.
Roman S.
James S. 3
Milana S.
Anshul S. 3
Avrie S. 2
Nate S.
Nicholas S. 3
Aiden T.
Francis U. 2
Ashrit V. 2
Audrey W.
Daymir Y. 4
Sophia Z.

Congratulations to Sonakshi, winner of the CCA spelling bee. She and the other top winners, Aadya, Amelia, Sanvi & Anusree are all headed to the district competition later this month! 

Wish them luck!

The fun and exciting program Girls on the Run is coming to CCA this spring! The program is geared to girls in grades 3-5. Please go to for additional information. The Spring Season program runs March thru May and girls will meet twice a week after school. The girls will participate in a 5K run at the end of the Spring Season.

ATTENTION — We need at least two parent coaches to be able to have this program. If you are a parent interested in coaching (Girls on the Run will provide training) or if your child is interested in participating in Girls on the Run this spring, please email Dave Loomis at

Click here to learn more about the Grandview High Welcome Night on January 16, 2018.

 Monday 1/8: Move furniture back into admin offices, Pod can be scheduled to be removed as soon as Wednesday. Begin structural gauge framing on low roof sections. Continue to deck and complete steel detail work on roof. Continue masonry touch ups and patching. Continue electrical rough-in (home runs). Begin parapet cap on CMU walls.No major deliveries anticipated
Tuesday 1/9: Complete furniture move (if necessary). Complete structural gauge steel framing on low roof section. Complete roof decking and roof detail work. Continue masonry touch ups and patching. Continue electrical rough-in. Continue parapet cap on CMU walls. Cut in skylight openings.No major deliveries anticipated
Wednesday 1/10: Complete final two roof drain penetrations and begin routing roof drain piping. Begin roof installation. Continue parapet caps. Frame out skylight curbs. Begin erecting scaffolding for stucco and exterior finish work. Core drill for plumbing penetrations through slab and foundation wall. Complete stair patch in and steel detail work.Minor deliveries anticipated throughout the day.
Thursday 1/11: Continue roof installation. Continue roof drain piping. Begin first floor steel stud framing. Continue scaffold erection for exterior finish work. Complete parapet cap work.No major deliveries anticipated
Friday 1/12: Continue roof installation. Continue scaffold erection. Continue first floor stud framing.No major deliveries anticipated.
Saturday 1/13: Place concrete in various locations to include stair 3 decking, stair 3 and stair 5 treads, window well SOG, and fire riser room SOG. Continue roof installation.Several concrete trucks will be needed. The first stage will include placing a pump in the south parking lot, the second stage will be pumped from inside the construction area.
We have a big week ahead and the main goal is to start getting areas dried in to release drywall installation. I have a temporary heater scheduled to be delivered next week and we will need to tap off the gas meter to feed it (a temp line will be run for this). Let me know if you have any questions.
JHL has planned ahead to minimize the impact to normal school operations, including traffic. Morning drop off and afternoon pick up will not change. JHL has scheduled all deliveries and truck/equipment traffic outside of our drop off and pick up times.

JHL created a safety video for our website, highlighting the efforts JHL takes to separate students from the construction as well as their thorough background checks for their employees, and other important efforts being taken to ensure a safe construction site. 

JHL, DCS, RTA architects, and CCA leadership meet and discuss new construction tasks that involve safety matters at weekly Owner, Architect, Constructor meetings to ensure the safest site possible.

We are working with JHL Constructors and DCS, CCA's Owner's Rep, to schedule monthly tours for anyone interested in walking the project to hear and see first hand the progress being made. These tours will be held immediately following our regularly scheduled monthly PTO meetings. A PTO tour was held on Friday, 9/15. The next tour date will be 12/15 immediately following the PTO meeting. Remember to wear close-toed shoes to participate!

Questions? Please feel free to  to email  or check out our  project website at / . There are exciting new photos posted!
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