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March 26, 2019
2019 - 2020 Enrollment
The CCA Enrollment Form was sent via email. If you did not receive this email, please contact Caitlin Sullivan , CCA Admissions Director, at CSullivan@CherryCreekAcademy.org .
Please note that Enrollment Forms are due no later than Friday, March 29th at 8:00 a.m
March 29 - April 12
  • Student Council Fundraiser: Pennies for Patients
Tuesday, March 26
  • Boys Volleyball- Home- Academy Charter
Wednesday, March 27
  • Boys Volleyball -Home- Platte River Academy
Thursday, March 28
  • Governance Meeting
  • Boys Volleyball -Away- American Academy Castle Pines
Friday, March 29
  • AR Reading Competition Grand Prize
  • Multicultural Festival
Accelerated Reader Reading Competition
Volunteers Needed: Friday, March 29 (Earn TRIPLE Hours)
Our K - 6 students are doing an amazing job in the AR Reading Competition. We're so proud of all of our students that worked so hard over spring break!

Mrs. Larson needs volunteers on Friday, March 29 from 10:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. to help serve the winning team's ULTIMATE prize, ice cream floats! If you are interested, please email CCA Librarian,  Amy Larson at  alarson@cherrycreekacademy.org.
Wednesday, April 3 is Mismatch Day for the K - 6th. Students may dress in clothes that clash. Other ideas include wearing shoes that do not match or sport a shirt with one arm cut shorter than the other. Keep in mind that this is not a free dress day or crazy hair day. Please follow the school dress code including the following guidelines.
  • Students should not wear tank tops, spaghetti straps, or anything inappropriately revealing.
  • Shoes must have hard soles, have a back and covered toe, and heels may be no higher than 2 inches.
  • No cleats, Heelys or flip-flops.
If the teams earn 3,000 total points , K - 6 will celebrate Western Day on Friday, April 5 . Show your country spirit with wranglers, boots, and ten-gallon hats!
  • Absolutely no guns of any kind.
  • No holsters, spurs, or ropes.
An email blast will go out notifying parents about whether or not their Sharks and/or Dolphins can participate in this award day.
Ending Quarter 3 with a Bang: Amazing Volunteers, , Tech, Pi Day, P.E, & D.C.
Quarter 3 ended on March 15, 2019 and Spring is officially here! We're in the final stretch of the 18 -19 school year. As of March 15, the last day of Quarter 3:
• CCA had 355 active volunteers, an increase of 22 since February 12.
• 8,680.75 volunteer hours have been logged, an increase of 1275.67 hours since February 12.
Q3 Reports were sent at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, March 25. If you have questions about your report, please email Chelsea Anderson , CCA's Communication Director at canderson@cherrycreekacademy.org .

Thank you to CCA mom and local attorney, Dani Diercks Farrell, for delivering another great and incredibly informative presentation on tech safety. If you were unable to attend, you can review Mrs. Dierk Farrell's presentation here.

We will be celebrating all of our amazing volunteers on April 19th. Please keep an eye out for an invitation in the upcoming weeks.
After returning from our snowdays on Friday, March 29, P.E. teachers, Ms. Rutz and Mrs. MacFarland teamed up to have a "buddy class" with third graders and kindergarteners.
Middle School also celebrated Pi Day on Friday. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers that made pies and helped during the event. A big thank you to Mr. Loomis, Mrs. Kennicut, Mrs. Nair, and all of the CCA staff members that participated. We couldn't have done it without you. Congratulations to Bryn Q. and Amelia G. for winning the Pi Literature contest, Victoria N. who won the pie eating contest, Sanvi S. and Advik S. for reciting the most digits in pi, kartikey M. who correctly guessed the circumference of the pie, Jordyn M. and Ritvik K. who correctly answered the Pi Day riddles, Ayah A. who won the baking competition with her delicious pie, and Fatima E. who won the pin the radius on the circle contest.
Over spring break, some of our 8th graders visited D.C. for their annual trip. They had a wonderful time visiting many national landmarks and watching King Kong on Broadway. Thank you to our wonderful staff and volunteers for making this such a special experience for our students.
Updated Tutoring Schedule
Multicultural Festival: Celebrating Cultures Around the World
Friday, March 29
The 2019 CCA Multicultural Festival is almost here It will be celebrated on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday at  Cherry Creek High School  (Information Center Building).

Event Schedule:
  • Hallways of the Information Center (IC) Building:
  • 5:00 - 6:45 p.m.: Journey around the world: country stations with food, displays, and activities
  • 6:30 - 6:45 p.m.: International Flag Parade
  • Fine Art Building Auditorium:
  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Performances from around the world
The following countries will be represented at the festival this year: Mexico, Tajikistan, Ireland, Lebanon, Nigeria, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Russia, Tatarstan, Pakistan, Mongolia, China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and finally USA!

Directions to Cherry Creek High School from CCA:
- Drive north on S Dayton towards Orchard road.
- Continue on S Dayton until E Union Ave. Turn left.
- Turn left to the parking lots across from Information Center Building.

Please click here for a map of the Cherry Creek High School Campus.
Student Council Fundraiser
Pennies for Patients: 3/25 - 4/12
In 2017, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society invested over 40 million dollars into advancing life saving research to find the cure for leukemia and lymphoma. Although 40 million dollars is a ton of money, every cent helps which is why Pennies for Patients is so important. Join the CCA Student Council with helping kids with cancer and the doctors and scientists who are researching a cure get funding to do so.

Student Council's goal is to raise $4,000. If Student Council reaches that goal, there will be a pretty epic all school event at the end of the year.

The class who raises the most money will get a free lunch from Olive Garden and a Pennies for Patients Swag Bag!

If Student Council exceeds their $4,000 goal, all CCA students will get a free dress day!
Yearbook: Customized Pages Due 04/21
CCA yearbooks will be delivered during the last week of school.

To order this year's CCA Yearbook, please visit www.TreeRing.com . CCA's passcode is 1013808470921971 .
6th Annual Fun Run
Friday, May 3
The CCA Foundation's goal is to raise   over $20,000   to contribute to instructional materials and technology tools that would significantly enhance CCA’s learning environment, and the new gifted and talented program.

WE NEED SPONSORS!!!    If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Cyndy Holmes. You can also find sponsorship information on our website by clicking   here .
Attention CCA Alumni: Scholarship Available
Applications due April 17
The CCA Foundation is offering a $1,000 scholarship for current seniors in high school.

Alumni who attended CCA through 8 th   grade (and are presently graduating 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 completed applications are due back no later than April 17, 2019. 

If you have not received a letter, but would like to be considered, please contact Caitlin Sullivan , our Admissions Director.
Volunteer Needed
Earn TRIPLE Hours

The PTO is looking for a few volunteers to help organize the PTO closet and move the used uniforms to another space at CCA. To schedule a time to volunteer, please email Rebecca Rook , PTO Vice President, at rrook@cherrycreekacademy.org.
Eagle Athletics
The Boys Volleyball team is off to a great start this season. Congratulations to JV boys for winning their game yesterday, 03/25! They have been practicing hard and it really shows. Click here to check out their calendar so you can come cheer them on during this week's ga me.
Girls soccer season started this week. Click here preview the Soccer season calendar.
Cookies & Canvas
Friday, April 12
Junior Achievement (JA) Day
Tuesday, April 30
JA programs "equip students with the tools they need to find their own success in our competitive and challenging global workforce."  

Please click the 7th grade permission slip here .

In order to make this day a success, CCA relies on volunteers. JA provides each volunteer with an age appropriate curriculum designed to provide hands-on activities. CCA is in need of two volunteers for each classroom. 


Mathletes: Summer Camp
July 8 - July 11
CCA Mathletes are planning to host a math filled summer camp from Monday, July 8 - Thursday, July 11. Campers will develop skills to solve complicated mathematical problems. The fee for this camp is yet to be determined.

Morning session:  8 a.m.-12 p.m. ( snacks and drinks included)

Afternoon session : 1 - 5 pm. ( Snacks and drinks included)
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2019 Board Election & Meeting Information
Nomination & Biography forms for the CCA Board of Directors election are available here .

ALL NOMINATION FORMS ARE DUE APRIL 12, 2019 AT 3:00 P.M.

There are three open positions on the Board for the 2019 Election. The term for each Board position is three years.

It is important for all candidates to truly understand the roles and responsibilities of joining the Board prior to considering a Board position. Please review the Candidate Eligibility Requirements listed below.
  • Potential candidates must attend a minimum of two (2) regular CCA Board meetings during the nine (9) months prior to the April Board meeting. The March Board meeting is an eligible meeting for this requirement.

  • Potential candidates must interview with at least one (1) current Board member prior to the nomination form submittal deadline.

  • Potential candidates must agree to complete all required "Board modules" if elected. They must also agree to abide by the Code of Conduct, Duty of Care and Loyalty and Conflict of Interests policies.

  • Potential candidates must agree to abide by the CCA Non-Negotiables.

  • CCA staff members and spouses of CCA staff members are not allowed to run for the CCA Board.

  • Only one parent or legal guardian per family may serve on the CCA Board at the same time.

  • In order to be eligible to run for the CCA Board, candidates must have at least one student who is returning to CCA for the 2019-20 school year.

  • In order to be eligible to run for the CCA Board, candidates must have completed and have documented at least 50% of their annual volunteer hours by the time of nomination.

For more details about the Election process, please click here to download the Board Election Policy.

The Election will be held by electronic ballot. A unique and confidential electronic ballot will be sent to the email address listed in PowerSchool for each parent/guardian. Please visit my.cherrycreekschools.org by clicking here to verify or update your email address in PowerSchool.

If you have questions about the election, please click here  to email the Election Committee

IN THE EVENT MORE THAN THREE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE NOMINATED FOR THE CCA BOARD, AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD COMMENCING WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019, AND ENDING WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019.
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