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ALL EAGLE SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECIEVED FRIDAY AT 8:00 A.M.
August 26, 2019
As part of our safety plan, please have your pick-up tags displayed for our staff to see while waiting in the carpool line. We would also like to remind you that crosswalks need to remain clear of vehicles at all times, especially during drop-off and pick-up. Please know that cars should not be turning until pedestrians have stepped onto the sidewalk on the other side. It is also important that we are courteous to our neighbors and do not block their driveways. And finally, it is vitally important that there are no cell phones being used during carpool.
Upcoming Events
Monday, August 26
  • PTO Fundraiser Begins
Wednesday, August 28
  • Hearing & Vision Screening
Monday, September 2
  • Labor Day: No School
Tuesday, September 3
  • Technology Committee Meeting: 7:00 a.m.
  • SAC Meeting: 8:05 a.m.
On September 13th, CCA will have Fly like an Eagle Day. This days is designed to build and foster teamwork, respect, and a sense of community throughout our school. Each classroom will be paired with another classroom, and together they will work alongside one another to complete various team-building challenges. 
Fly Like an Eagle Day is a FREE DRESS DAY! Athletic attire is highly recommended. Please remember the school dress code still applies. 
CCA's PTO will graciously provide lunch for the entire school. Cheese pizza, carrots and ranch, and an allergy-friendly dessert will be available for the students during their regular lunch time. No other lunch options will be available for purchase through Wholesome Foods/Mile High Catering, so please pack a lunch for your child if they choose not to eat pizza. A separate announcement will be forthcoming with nutritional/ingredient information of the menu. 
The Fly Like An Eagle Committee needs your help to make this fun team-building day a success! Volunteer opportunities for this event include helping prepare materials prior to the event, and opportunities helping the day of the event. Please click  here to sign up to volunteer
If you have questions, please email Mrs. MacFarland at mmacfarland@cherrycreekacademy.org.
An Important Reminder from Champions
All CCA families must be registered for Champions. Like the CCSD and Wholesome Food Services registrations, this must be done each year. Please ensure your child(ren) are registered. Champions will no longer accept students who are not registered. Please visit the Champions website today to ensure that your account is up to date.

The staff parking lot off of Dayton Street is the easiest way to access Champions. Please follow side walk along the school to the cafeteria doors where Champions is stationed. Champions will post a sign on the cafeteria doors when they are on the playground.
PTO is proud to announce their biggest fundraiser of the year! A pproximately 80% of PTO funds come from this event! It is with these funds that the PTO is able to bring the Cleo Parker Dance Assembly, the Dr. Arthur Benjamin Mathmagician Assembly, the annual carnival, Pastries for Parents, the multicultural festival, and more awesome activities to the CCA community free of charge.

Packets will be sent out this week and each child is eligible to win different prizes based on the amount of items sold. Keep an eye out for the prize banner that has tags they can bring to school and drop off at the front desk as they sell items. Tags will be picked up every Wednesday, and one lucky winner will win a free dress day coupon. Key chains characters (similar to the Coops) will also be handed out each  Friday at lunch time

This year, the class that sells the most will win a pizza party, free dress day, and medals. The class who earns the second most will win a recess treat!

NEW THIS YEAR: Packets will come home with an opt out form ( https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B22YcBPDwqC7LTczNlYtX2pYNnhtYXlLS3pHOHdJTnF1QW9r/view?usp=sharing ) where you can choose to donate directly to our PTO. If you choose to donate directly lieu of the fundraiser, your child will receive their keychain prize on September 20, 2019. The opt-out donation will also count toward your child's classroom total.

All forms will need to be returned to the school by September 13, 2019 , and the winning classes will be announced September 20, 2019.
We have lots of wonderful volunteer opportunities right now!
Per the  Cherry Creek Academy Volunteer Policy , all parents/legal guardians of children at CCA shall volunteer as outlined below:  
• Two parent family – 40 hours, per school year (both parents in the same household) 
• Joint parenting family – 20 hours each parent, a total of 40 hours, per school year (parents in separate households, but both responsible for child’s care) 
• Single parent family – 20 hours, per school year (one parent solely responsible for child’s care)
The Fly Like An Eagle Committee needs your help to make this fun team-building day a success! Volunteer opportunities for this event include helping prepare materials prior to the event, and opportunities helping the day of the event. Please click  here to sign up to volunteer
More News
It was another awesome week at CCA. 2nd graders traveled all over the world in the "Earth Balloon," an annual Common Core event that extends their landforms unit. 4th graders created word bubbles using the letters in their name. 7th graders are learning how to create interesting hooks that draw readers in. 5th & 6th graders are enjoying their weekly spanish lessons with Senora Hilbert. Student Council voted in there official members, and students are enjoying the many ways that CCA has integrated technology into our curriculum. Please look in the upcoming technology newsletters from Mrs. Sandler and Mrs. Shepperd for information on resources students can use at home to help build their typing and other computer skills.
The CCA App: Update Available
Please ensure your CCA app is updated and running version 7.10.1.

Open the CCA app and select "Yes" when prompted to load new content.
Don't forget, you can log one hour for downloading the CCA App !
Extracurricular Activities
P lease visit Cherry Creek Academy's Clubs and Extracurricular Activity page here .
This page has a link to all individual club and activity calendars.

Please note:  Students NOT picked up from school by 3:50 p.m. or 15 minutes after the last dismissal time from classes or after school activities such as clubs, team sports, or tutoring, will be sent to Champions and the parent will be charged a supervision fee when the student is picked up.  All families are required to register their student(s) on Champions website to ensure each student’s emergency information is on file.
A Message from Our Board of Directors
Thanks to CCA's Super Volunteers!
Thanks to families that entered their volunteer hours for the 2018-2019 school year. We want to acknowledge our “super volunteers” listed below (60 hours or more - blue badge) and our exceptional volunteers (200 hours or more, denoted with an * - silver badge). Each of them will have a special badge to wear when volunteering at the school (badges are located on the magnetic board next to the front office).  

Please make sure to enter your volunteer hours into the system (click  here ) as the volunteer hours are used by CCA for grants as well as meeting the 40 hour, dual-family commitment to the school. We appreciate your involvement at CCA and look forward to a great year ahead!
Employment Opportunities at Cherry Creek Academy
If you are interested in applying to Cherry Creek Academy please email your resume & cover letter to:  careers@cherrycreekacademy.org .

Community Events
Cherry Creek Schools Annual Veterans and Active Military Appreciation Football Game
Please join CCSD on Saturday, September 7th at Legacy Stadium for a football game to honor the United States military. For more information, please click here.
Cherry Creek School District Parent Information Network (P.I.N.)
On September 3rd and 10th, P.I.N. will host presentations titled "GAME ON for Couch Potatoes to Elite Athletes! Keys to Success in Youth Sports & Fitness Participation." For complete information on this event, please click here.

For a complete list of this year's presentations, please click here .
Cheer Clinic and Pom Camps
The Cherry Creek High School Varsity Poms team is hosting their annual Fall Poms Camp at Cherry Creek High School for students in kindergarten through eighth grade on Friday, August 30th from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. The attendees will learn basic pom technique and a football halftime dance that they will perform on that same day at the Cherry Creek High School varsity football game. For more information and to register, please click here .
Hula Frog:
A Chance for CCA to win $1000
Click here for more information on how to win.
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