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May 8 th , 2018
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In this Edition
  • Town Hall: Tonight at 6:00 p.m.
  • Crazy Hair Day: Friday, May 11th K-6
  • Fun Run: Thank You
  • 2018-2019 Staff Addition
  • School Supply Sale
  • Share a Book Fundraiser
  • Pennies for Patients Fundraiser
  • Upcoming Events: CCA Carnival Postponed
  • Spirit Week Photo Collage
  • Caring Community
  • Teacher Feature
  • Important Announcement from the Health Clinic
  • Important Announcements from the Library
  • Cub Scouts: Family Scouts
  • Silicon Stem Academy: Summer Camp
  • Basketball: Summer Camp
  • CCA Cafeteria News
  • Announcements from Champions: Summer Registration
  • Helpful Links
Town Hall: Tonight at 6:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Tour of New Construction Meet in CCA Lobby
6:00 p.m.
Town Hall
CCA Cafeteria
7:00 p.m.
May Board Meeting
CCA Library
Crazy Hair Day: Friday, May 11 th
All CCA students from kindergarten through the sixth grade have earned a crazy hair day for reaching their 1,500 point goal in the Read Like An Animal AR Competition. They can go pink or green for a day, wear a wig, or come to school with bedhead. The point is to have fun and celebrate reading! Let's see some crazy locks! 
If your student has been invited to Summer School, parent response letters are due by May 18 th . Please get your student's in as soon as possible.
Fun Run: Thank You
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the fun run, especially our AWESOME volunteers. We couldn't do it without you!

Please donate toward the hard work of your students! They did an amazing job running! The money they raise will be donated to CCA for technology needs and additional furnishings for our new gym and office areas. Checks can be written to the CCA Foundation (please put the student's name and grade in the memo line), or you can donate online at  #

Donations are due Wednesday May 16 th . All donations are tax deductible.

Check out the highest lap runners for each grade. Keep in mind that 6 ½ laps = 1 mile. We have some very fast students!
2018-2019 Staff Addition: Alyssa Kapner
Hello to all my new Cherry Creek Academy friends and families. I could not be more thrilled to be joining your community for the 18/19 school year as a first-grade teacher. I am currently finishing my Masters Degree in Elementary Education at University of Denver, and came out to Colorado all the way from Ithaca, New York! Before pursuing my graduate degree, I worked in early childhood education for 6 years. Besides teaching, I love to be outside, go to dance and yoga classes, and play my ukulele, which I am excited to share with my lovely class! I am looking forward for school year to start so I can share my love of teaching with you all!
School Supply Sale
Save time and money by ordering your school supplies online from EPI. Supply kits are teachers approved and are delivered directly to your child’s classroom. 

Order your school supplies from now until June 15 th  at: . Enter school ID: CHE109. 

  • The P.E. Uniforms will have to be purchased at Dennis Uniform. 
  • A t-shirt from home will be needed for Art Class.
  • Assignment books will be provided to each child as part of the PTO activity fee.
  • Recorder, Spanish Dictionary and TI-84 calculator can be purchased as an add on item.
Share the Love. Share a Book!!!
Spread the joy of reading to the Boys and Girls Club of Colorado and help CCA Alumni Maddie Ford earn her
Girl Scout Gold Award.

Donate your gently worn books for children of all ages, and Maddie will see that they get to kids who need them.

Boxes will be located in the lobby during the school reading competition from April 23 rd through May 17 th .

This is what CCA is about, literacy that grows minds and imaginations. Team up with Maddie and make a difference!
CCA's Annual Pennies for Patients Fundraiser
Student Council is participating in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Pennies for Patients program again this year. We are collecting money over the next three weeks to be donated on behalf of Cherry Creek Academy. This year, we thought it would be fun to create a bracket challenge to determine which class raises the most money. The winning team will receive a wonderful prize! Let’s get excited to help those in need!
♦ CCA Carnival: POSTPONED Until Fall 2018 ♦
Art and Music Walk: Thursday, May 17 th
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, May 17 th
Location: CCA
Garden Club Planting Event: Sunday, May 20 th
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Date: Sunday, May 20 th
Location: CCA

Even if you are only available for part of that time, please join us at the flagpole to plant our beautiful School Garden! Gardening tools welcome! Please direct questions to Kay Moriarity . Thanks!
Lunch Recess Obstacle Course: Thursday, May 24 th
Kindergarten Graduation: Thursday, May 31 st
  • 9:00 a.m.: Graduation Ceremony at CCA
  • 10:00 a.m. Kindergarten Graduation Reception
8 th Grade Graduation: Thursday, May 31 st
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Graduation Practice
  • 12:15 p.m.: Early dismissal for 8th grade
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Graduation Ceremony at CCA
  • Immediately Following - 10:00 p.m.: Glenmoor dinner/dance
April 2018
*denotes Caring Community Winners
Teacher Feature
Shawn Kelley is 2-8 Director of Bands and General Music for Cherry Creek Academy. Prior to his appointment at CCA, Mr. Kelley served as K-12 Director of Bands and General Music for Manzanola School District 3-J and was a finalist for the 2010 Harvey Phillips Award for Excellence in Composition, bestowed by the International Tuba and Euphonium Association. His piece  Urban Suite  was recorded by the Euphonix Quartet and utilized in the 2010 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference Quartet Competition.

Mr. Kelley performs with the Cathedral Brass Quintet and has appeared with Grammy Award winners The Charlie Daniels Band and Doc Severinsen. He also performed for President George W. Bush in his second inaugural parade and has appeared the with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band. 

Mr. Kelley graduated  summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and holds a Colorado Professional Teacher License.  Mr. Kelley is married to Whitney and has two beautiful daughters, Hannah and Brooke. He loves learning, reading, drinking sweet tea, and imbibing the breathtaking beauty of Colorado.
Alexa Labozan is in her second year of teaching 4th grade at CCA! She grew up in Boulder, Colorado, attending Peak to Peak Charter school. Alexa knew from an early age that she wanted to be a teacher, and after attending Peak to Peak, she knew charter schools were where she wanted to teach! In 2009, Alexa joined the education program at UNC in Greeley, Colorado.

After graduating with a degree in elementary education in 2014, Alexa spent time traveling to new and exciting places. Her first stop was Hangzhou, China where she taught English. She loved experiencing a new culture and different way of living. China was filled with unique experiences that still impact Alexa today. After leaving China, she traveled to Italy, and then New Zealand. While spending a year in New Zealand, Alexa met her husband. New Zealand is now her home away from home!

In Alexa’s free time she love reading, cooking, baking, biking, and jigsaw puzzling. She loves spending time with her family, friends, and pup Archie. Alexa also has a big love of reptiles! She keeps Rosie the Cornsnake & Toro the Tortoise in the classroom during the school year. She also maintains a freshwater aquarium with a variety of fish. Alexa is passionate about introducing students to these unique creatures and loves the role her reptiles play in the classroom!

Mrs. MacFarland loves stories. Especially nonfiction stories about people's lives. That said, Mrs. MacFarland's story began in New Jersey, where she grew up on a dairy farm with two sisters. Being the middle child, she always had one to play with. She started teaching at the age of seven, when she attempted to teach her younger sister how to play the piano after only a few piano lessons herself. Needless to say, her mother quickly signed her younger sister up for piano lessons for fear that Mrs. MacFarland might not successfully manage the task of being a piano teacher and a piano student at the same time! Thus began the "Music" and "Teacher" chapters of her life story. 

Mrs. MacFarland studied piano from age seven all the way through college (Messiah College, Pennsylvania) where she majored in Elementary Education and completed a Music Concentration in vocal and piano pedagogy. So how did she get out to Colorado you might ask. Well the "Colorado" chapter of her story actually began at Messiah College, where she met Joel MacFarland. Being two years older, Mr. MacFarland attended a Master's program at Denver University while she completed her final year of college. They were married a few weeks after Mrs. MacFarland's graduation. She closed her "New Jersey" chapter and moved to Denver so Mr. MacFarland could finish his degree. Well, flip through many Colorado chapters of her story, including nineteen years of marriage, raising two daughters, and twelve years of teaching and you will find Mrs. MacFarland in the middle of her "Teaching at CCA" chapter and thoroughly enjoying it! 
Important Announcement from the Health Clinic
This is a reminder that all students going into the 6th grade next school year need a Tdap(Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) immunization. 
This is a required vaccine.  
Please contact your health provider early to schedule an appointment. 

Thank you,
Nurse Jayne
Important Announcements from the CCA Library
Important Library and Accelerated Reader Dates 

May 11th - Last day that students can earn points for the 100 Point Club
May 18th - Reading competition finale
May 18th - Last day to check out library books
May 23rd - All CCA library books are due
May 25th - Last day to earn AR points

Please contact Amy Larson , the CCA Librarian, with any questions.
Finding AR Books Just Got a Little Easier
The BookScanner App makes it easy to find Accelerated Reader books on Apple  iPads and iPhones. Now your trip to the public library for your AR reading materials can be much more efficient.

The app lets you know if a book has an AR quiz. Just scan the ISBN number on the back. You will also get the
  • Reading level (ATOS BL)
  • Number of AR points available for taking a quiz 
  • Quiz number 

It will also keep a history on each scanned book for easy reference, which you can delete at any time.

Happy reading!
April 23 rd thru May 17 th
Two teams, the Sly Foxes and the Wise Owls will compete in an all school reading competition to see which can earn the most Accelerated Reader points. Mr. Hargreaves and Dean Loomis will co-captain the parliament of Wise Owls while Mr. Cerny and Mrs. Nowak will co-captain the Skulk of Sly Foxes. (Yes! This is what groups of owls and foxes are called!)

The Rules
Teams must maintain an 85 percent or higher quiz average to receive full credit for all points that are earned. For example, if a team has an overall quiz average of less than 85 percent, then the total team points are multiplied by that average. A team with 1,000 points and an 80 percent quiz average will only receive 800 points of the 1,000 possible points.

Students who do not adequately help their team earn points are ineligible for prizes.
Students may only take tests in their designated reading range.
An entire class may not take a quiz on the same book during the challenge period (except kindergarten).
        Prizes will be awarded for every 750 AR team points earned.

750 Points – Stuffed Animal Day Bring your favorite stuffed animal to school. Giant stuffed animals are not allowed.The award date will be announce.
1,500 Points – Crazy Hair Day Fix your hair to look like an animal or just go crazy with it. The award date will be announced.
2,250 Points – Crazy Socks and Shoes Day Students may wear any hard-soled shoes with a back, as long as they are not open toed, flip-flops, Heelies, cleats or have a heel higher than 2 inches. The award date will be announced.
3,000 Points – Pajama Day Students may not wear tank tops, spaghetti straps, tight yoga pants or anything inappropriately revealing. Use the school dress code as a guideline. All students must wear hard-soled shoes. The award date will be May 18 th .
The Ultimate Prize – The team with the most competition points will earn animal ball caps and wristbands that may be worn all day on May 18 th . The victors will also enjoy root beer floats during lunch recess.
Accelerated Reader 100 Point Club

Students who meet the following requirements by the end of the year, become members of the 100 Point Club and are awarded a customized medal engraved with their name.

Yearly Point Requirements by Grade
Kindergarten - 45 AR points
First Grade - 65 AR points
Second Grade - 90 AR points
Third through Sixth Grades - 100 AR points
Seventh and Eighth Grades - 125 AR points

Seventh and Eighth Grade students may take AR quizzes to earn points, even though they no longer have an Accelerated Reader requirement.

The points and a cumulative quiz average of 85 percent must be earned
by Friday, May 11 th .

Former CCA alumni Emma Hope, holds the record, earning a whopping 2,004 points within one year. She was only in the fifth grade, at the time, and has held the record since 2009. That is long time! Is it time for a new record holder?
Volunteer Opportunities in the CCA Library

Volunteers are needed to help with this year’s reading competition. Opportunities include purchasing and delivering ice cream cups, root beer, spoons and disposable glasses. Servers are also needed to hand out root beer and ice cream to students during recess on May 18 th from 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please let Mrs. Larson know if you are interested by emailing her at . Thank you!
Greetings CCA Families, 

We are wrapping up our first year of Cub Scouts with Pack 222- CCA’s own Cub Scout Pack, and we’ve had a wonderful time. Next year, our program will be expanding in some exciting ways. Family Scouting is a new model being introduced that allows both boys and girls to experience the fun and engaging scouting experience. We often have siblings attending our meetings and participating in our events. Now- these siblings can fully participate! If you have a son or daughter who might want to participate in Cub Scouts this summer or next fall, fill out  this form  and we’ll be in touch!

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email Jasper Peters . You can find answers to some frequently asked questions  here .
CCA Cafeteria News
We Need You!
Volunteer in the Cafeteria
10:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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
Champions will also be hosting a Parents Night Out event in the Parker area on Friday May 18th. The hours will be from 6pm-8pm. Attendance is free for new Champions families, and $10 for currently attending families. New Champions families will be eligible for a free week of child care (summer or fall) if they register with Champions by May 31st!
Summer Registration
Champions is looking forward to some great activities and trips this summer! Thursdays will be our day for field trips, including the Butterfly Pavilion, Splash and Swim days, a Rockies game, the Zoo, Putt-Putt, as well as local parks and resource centers. The kids will also enjoy on site visits from Mad Science, the Fire Department, local museums and more. 

Teachers will also be leading weekly activities in Garage Band, Yoga, Sports, and Fitness. We will have kid-formed club activities on Mondays. Each regularly scheduled day will include individual and group activities based on weekly themes. Please see the board posted at Champions, or contact Jasper for more details.

You can register online in your parent account. Summer program will be held here at CCA, and hours will be 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 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.

Champions Summer Break Daily hours are officially 7am-6pm . This should give most of you enough time to drop-off and pick-up around your work schedules. (Hours may have been wrongly quoted previously, apologies!)

If you plan to use Champions for summer break,
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 .