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March 20 th , 2018
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In this Edition
  • Re-enrollment: Packets due April 6th, 2018
  • Upcoming Events
  • Youth Art Month
  • Masquerade Ball
  • Junior Achievement Day
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceromony
  • Fun Run
  • CCA Board News: 2018 CCA Board Election
  • Information on Last Week's Walkout
  • CCA Student Qualifies for Colorado State Spelling Bee
  • Multicultural Festival: Thank you!
  • Volunteer Opportunity
  • Amazon Smile Fundraiser
  • Scholarship Opportunity: Attention CCA Alumni
  • Teacher/Staff Feature
  • High School Placement Test: 7th Grade Practice Exam
  • P.I.N. Brunch Information
  • CCA Cafeteria News
  • Champions: Important Information
  • Hard Hat News
  • Helpful Links
Please be aware that re-enrollment packets were passed out yesterday, March 19 th , 2018.

They were given to the youngest child in your family or the only child in your family that attends CCA. If you did not receive your re-enrollment packet, you may access them  here .

These packets are due no later than Friday, April 6 th , 2018 at 4:00 p.m. 

Please contact Caitlin Sullivan with any questions at
03/19 - 03/22 - Soccer Clinic
03/21 - Java with Jay, CCA Tour
03/26- 03/30 - Spring Break: No School
Youth Art Month
March is Youth Art Month and we are joining the Curtis Humanities Center in celebrating! Several of our CCA students will represent our school with their artwork for this show running March 5 th – March 31 st , 2018.
The show is open to the public during regular gallery hours. The gallery is located in Greenwood Village at 2349 East Orchard Road.
There will be a reception for the artists of the Cherry Creek School District on Wednesday, March 21 st , from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. All of the artists represented will receive an individual invitation.
Please help us congratulate the following students whose art will represent CCA:
5 th Grader Sadie L., Kindergartner Mackenzie G.-W., 3 rd Grader Skyler O., Kindergartner Sanay S., 3 rd Grader Katherine N., 2 nd Grader Brady P., 2 nd Grader Sofia S., 4 th Grader Bela H., 3 rd Grader Exia D., 5 th grader Sanvi S., 6 th Grader Impa B., Kindergartner Ryan L., 1 st Grader Lukas M., 7 th
Grader Anna M., 5 th Grader Ella H., Kindergartner Iris D., 6 th Grader Cale G., 3 rd grader Niranj n P., Kindergartner Misha U., 8 th Grader Drew H., Kindergartner Ashrit V., 7 th Grade Lauren M., 6 th Grader Isabella S., Kindergartner Taylor M., 7 th Grader Hayden P., 5 th Grader Haliley O., 3 rd Grader Brooke S., Kindergartner Drea B., 7 th Grader Aadya K., 3 rd Grader Nate H., 8 th Grader Pranav M., and 4 th Grader Sanya M .
We are so proud of all of our CCA artists
and are thrilled to have some of them represent our school at the show!
CCA Garden Club
Is your student interested in gardening? Please have them join the first Garden Club Spring meeting!

Date: Tuesday, April 10 th, 2018

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Mr. Nolen's Room
CCA K-5 Masquerade Ball
Save the Date: April 27 th
The CCA K-5 Masquerade Ball will be on April 27 th  from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. 

More information to come soon!
Calling all volunteers to teach/co-teach in a classroom
for Junior Achievement (JA) Day on Tuesday, May 1 st .  
Junior Achievement's mission is to "...inspire and prepare every students, no matter what their background, to reach their potential". JA programs "equip students with the tools they need to find their own success in our competitive and challenging global workforce".  

JA will provide each volunteer with an age appropriate curriculum designed to provide hands-on activities. These activities teach students skills to help manage and control their finances. CCA is in need of two volunteers for each classroom. 

Kindergarten and First grade volunteers will be working with students until their lunchtime at 12:20 pm. Volunteers for all other grades are needed in the classrooms until the end of the school day at 3:00 pm.

7 th graders will be off campus for JA Day at Junior Achievement's Financial Park . We are in need of 7 volunteers for 7 th graders.
A training day for volunteers will be scheduled in April. Volunteers will receive the curriculum and will be instructed on how to implement the curriculum in the classroom. 

Click here  to contact Mrs. MacFarland to volunteer or for additional information.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Save the Date 
5th Annual Fun Run!!!
Save the Date...
Friday, May 4th
Please join us for our “Soar to the Top Fun Run” on Friday May 4 th !
In the spirit of fun, music, and health, students will run laps, and this year it will be
on our brand new track! 

Sponsored by the CCA Foundation, our goal is to raise over $20,000 to contribute furnishings toward our newly renovated gym, lobby, and also classrooms as needed. Proceeds may also be used for our ongoing technology needs.

WE NEED SPONSORS!!!  If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring this event, please let us know! There are currently 3 levels of sponsorship available. For information on sponsorship, please click  here .

WE NEED DONATIONS!!!   We want to expand our prizes for the students this year. You can earn volunteer hours to solicit donations for the fun run from some school friendly organizations. We will provide everything you need, including a list of where to go, and at your convenience you can pursue donations. If you’re interested, or want more information, please contact  Cyndy Holmes .
2018 CCA Board Election
There are three open positions
on the Board for the 2018 Election. 

The term for each Board position is three years. Please join us for Meet the Candidates Night Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm in the library.  

• The Election will be held by electronic ballot. 

Candidate Information:
• If you are interested in running for a seat on the Board please download the following documents. 
  • The Candidate Information Sheet contains essential information for potential candidates. The
  • Nomination and Biography Forms should be completed by potential candidates and submitted_ electronically by 12:00 pm (noon) on April 11, 2018.  

Click here   to download the Board Election Policy. 

If you have questions about the election  click here  to email the election committee.    

The 2018 CCA Board Election will begin on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 
and will end on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.   
Information on Last Week's Walkout
On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018,over a hundred CCA students joined millions of their peers across the United States by participating in a walkout to honor the victims of the Parkland, FL shooting. The walkout took place from 10:00 a.m. to 10:17 a.m. (one minute for each victim). Students remained on campus and were safe and respectful. All participating students returned to their classes promptly after the demonstration.

This was a student-organized action that was supervised by CCA staff. We respect our students' first amendment rights and ensured their safety. We want you to know that CCA and the CCSD do not endorse or host walkouts, nor does the district or CCA endorse any particular viewpoint or advocacy group.
Colorado's State Geography Bee: Congratulations on Qualifying Prakash K.
Cherry Creek Academy's own, Prakash K. has qualified to complete in Colorado's State Geography Bee on April 6 th  at the University of Colorado at Denver campus! Congratulations Prakash, CCA is very proud of you!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make CCA's annual
Multicultural Festival a success!
CCA is looking for a dedicated crosswalk guard to work for a couple of hours each day. The hours are from 7:15-8:15 and 2:45-3:45 M-F. Please email Mr. Hargreaves if you are interested in applying for this position! Your responsibilities will include; reliability, supervising children, escorting students and families across the street.
Amazon Smile
The AmazonSmile triple donation promotion starts today! Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible  purchase from March 12 - 31. This is a great opportunity to increase Cherry Creek Academy PTO's AmazonSmile donations by reminding your supporters to shop at

For additional details about the promotion, visit the promotion  detail page .

Use the message and banner below in email, social media, and on your website to spread the word to your donors, staff, and volunteers. 

Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first purchase
through March 31 st !

and Amazon donates to Cherry Creek Academy PTO.
Attention CCA Alumni!
The CCA Foundation is once again offering a $1,000 scholarship for current seniors in high school. Alumni who attended CCA through 8 th  grade (and are presently seniors) are eligible for this scholarship and may use it toward their college of choice. Information will soon be mailed to all potential candidates and the applications are due back no later than April 18th.  

If you have a student who is an alumni or know of former CCA families who have moved since graduating from CCA, please contact  Caitlin Sullivan , Registrar, so that we may update our database and ensure that they receive information on how to apply.

We look forward to reviewing applications and announcing our 2018 scholarship recipient!  
CCA Staff Feature

Carolyn Coyle is a Second Grade teacher at CCA.

She was born and raised in New England. She grew up in the small town of Chocorua, New Hampshire. She went to A. Crosby Kennett Regional High School in Conway, NH.

After graduation, she went to Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Elementary Education. While at Endicott she was a member of the
Women’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams.

After graduation she stayed in Massachusetts where she first started teaching. She then received her Masters in International Education;
Administration in 2010, also through Endicott College, however in Leysin, Switzerland.

She taught for 12 years in a small coastal town, Marblehead, Massachusetts before taking her
current position at CCA this year.
Ms. Coyle loves just about any outdoor adventure. She fills her free time skiing, backpacking,
hiking, running, biking and playing many sports with friends and family. She also enjoys
relaxing with a good book on the beach!
Visit Ms. Coyle's Teacher Webpage by clicking the icon below:
Virginia Hornblower loves CCA and is thrilled happy to be in her third year of teaching 7th & 8th grade writing here!

She is truly passionate about writing and empowering young people through communication and self-expression.

Ms. Hornblower is a graduate of CU Boulder's master's program in secondary English curriculum & instruction and Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education.

When not in the classroom, Ms. Hornblower enjoys reading, skiing, hiking, and cooking. 
Visit Ms. Hornblower's Teacher Webpage by clicking the icon below:
Mrs. Tench graduated from the University of Central Florida with her degree in Elementary Education with certifications in ESOL and Reading Interventions. She considers herself extremely lucky to be at such a wonderful school as CCA, and that she has the ability to genuinely say that she is excited each day to go school and work with her kids. She absolutely LOVES what she does, and sometimes can’t believe that she gets to do what she loves and call it “work."

She and her husband, Bryan were both born and raised in St. Pete Beach, Florida. They were married in May of 2013, and have been together for a little over 12 years now. After graduating, they briefly moved from St. Pete Beach to Titusville for Bryan's work with the shuttle program.

After 3 years, as the shuttle program was decommissioned, they relocated to Denver for his work again with United Launch Alliance. They are both loving every minute in Colorado and have taken advantage of just about every activity it as to offer. In the summer, they enjoy backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, and hiking with their cattle-collie pup Lola. In the winter, they enjoy snowshoeing, ice skating, and snowboarding. Last September, they bought their first home on South Broadway and have been enjoying renovating it themselves.
Visit Ms. Tench's Teacher Webpage by clicking the icon below:
CCA's Awesome School
Resource Officers
Last Friday, March 16 th CCA's amazing School Resource Officers, Officer Bratsch and Officer Kraus, played bagpiper during lunch. It was a fun surprise for our students and staff.
CCA Cafeteria News
We Need You!
Volunteer in the Cafeteria
10:40 am - 1:00 pm

Students DO NOT have access to a microwave;
however, we do have hot water for the students who bring their own “Cup Noodles.”

For clarification or to review CCA policies about lunch, please view pages 8-9 and 34 in the CCA Parent Student Handbook .

Please send questions to:
Login to see the complete line up of menu items available each day.

As always, you can order up to 60 days in advance and right up until 1pm the day before delivery. Late cancellationscan be made until 8AM the day of delivery.

We hope you enjoy these healthy new additions to your lunch menus !

Please contact us with any questions or for ordering help at
1-800- 872-0226
A few announcements from Champions.
Champions will be having a Spring Break Program March 26th to Friday, March 30th. 

Spring Break Care is being provided at both Clayton Elementary and Charles Hay World School in Englewood. 
Spring Break Care will not be offered on the CCA campus.

All students can attend one of the alternate locations. Please let me know which location your child will attend if you were signed up. If you need drop in care you will need to contact the site directly.

We will be open from 6:30am-6:00pm. 
The cost will be $37/day, or $185 for the entire week. 

Champions is offering half-off of Summer registration fees, for all families who attend at least one day of Spring Break. Many families have already registered, however we need about 5 more children per day to be registered AND scheduled to be sure of running the program. 

If you are planning to attend, please go online to register and schedule , and let Jasper know as soon as possible.

Please sign up by clicking "Add Program" on your online account,
and follow the prompts for Spring Break. Look forward to seeing you!

Summer registration is now open!

We look forward to having several field trips, and a summer curriculum filled with circus science, spy school, superhero puzzles, natural studies, and more!

You can register online in your parent account. Summer program will be held here at CCA, and hours will be 8a-5p Monday- Friday. We will be closed July 4 th . We will be hosting other schools here as well, and we anticipate some of these other schools will have a high enrollment.

If you plan to use Champions these days,
please enroll online ASAP.

Please sign up as soon as you can to ensure a spot!
If you have questions, please ask Mr. Jasper !

As always, you can reach us at 720-273-9163 or .

  • Saturday 3/17: Remove concrete, run new CenturyLink lines, and replace concrete at North parking lot entry. Trouble shoot lighting issue at main lobby. Continue fire alarm rough-in. Complete tape and finish patch-in of temp door in reception. Complete tape and finish of stair 3 hard lids and work room 170.Parking lot access will be shut down for the weekend to let concrete cure.

  • Monday 3/19: Painting touch ups in the gym. Begin final above ceiling inspections in the basement. Begin casework install in the basement. Begin ceiling grid install on the first floor. Continue FA rough in/trim.

  • Tuesday 3/20: Complete gym paint touch ups, continue painting the remaining areas on first floor. Continue ceiling grid install on first floor. Complete casework installation. Continue FA trim. Resume elevator installation.

  • Wednesday 3/21: Begin sheet metal installation on exterior (parapet caps and metal paneling). Continue elevator install. Resume gym flooring work, begin installing maple. Complete first floor ceiling grid installation. Complete first floor prime/first coat of paint. Begin final coat of paint in basement. Begin final grading work around the new bldg.

  • Thursday 3/22: Continue sheet metal installation. Continue exterior final grading. Continue final coat of paint in the basement. Complete above ceiling inspections in the basement. Begin flooring installation on the first floor. Continue the gym floor maple installation. Continue the elevator installation.

  • Friday 3/23: Begin setting ceiling tiles in the basement. Continue sheet metal installation on exterior. Complete final grading around the bldg.. Continue final coat of paint in the basement. Complete MEP trim out above ceiling on first floor. Continue elevator install. Continue gym flooring install.


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. The next tour date will be 04/20 immediately following the PTO meeting.  Remember to wear close-toed shoes to participate!


Questions? Please feel free to  email   or check out our  project website  to see all the exciting new photos we have posted!