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May 14, 2019
Tuesday, May 14
  • Meet the Candidates: 5:00 p.m.
  • Town Hall: 6:00 p.m.
  • Board Meeting: 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15
  • Fun Run Pledges Due

Thursday, May 16
  • G/T Student Spotlight: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m..

Friday, May 17
  • PTO Meeting: 8:05 a.m.
  • G/T Student Spotlight: 8:45 am.
Tuesday, May 21
  • 1-4 Eagle Honors & Academic Awards: 8:15 a.m.
  • 5-7 Eagle Honors & Academic Awards: 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, May 23
  • Kindergarten Graduation: 9:00 a.m.
  • 8th Grade Graduation: 5:30 p.m.
Friday, May 24
  • Last Day of School
  • Half Day
  • Field Day
  • 4th Quarter Ends
Congratulations to our top class Fun Run earners! Ms. Poston and Mrs. McGlinchey's classes will celebrate with a Free Dress Day tomorrow. Mrs. Nygard's class took their Free Dress day early and should come in uniform tomorrow. Thank you to all of our awesome students! The Fun Run was a huge success!
Important Information from Nurse Jayne:
End of school year reminders and update for the 2019-2020 school year.
Please remember to collect your student’s medications from the health clinic before the end of the school year.

  • All students entering sixth grade are required to receive the mandatory Tdap immunization. Please click here to access the letter from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

  • CCSD has removed cough drops and tums from the approved over the counter medication list. PLEASE BE ADVISED, STARTING NEXT SCHOOL YEAR OUR NURSE WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE COUGH DROPS OR TUMS TO STUDENTS. You may send these items with your student for their personal use.   
Congratulations to our girls soccer players! Their awesome season ended yesterday with a championship win! Thank you to everyone who came out and cheered them on, and a special thanks to this year's coaches, Ms. Sadie, Mr. Hargreaves, and Mr. Mahan!
CCA Parent Board Update
Meet the Candidates: May 14th at 5:00 p.m.

We invite you all to meet the candidates running for Board tonight, Tuesday, May 14th at 5:00 p.m. The Meet the Candidates event will be followed by our Town Hall (6:00 p.m.) and Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.).

Voting will open on May 15th at 7:00 a.m., and close May 22nd at 3:00 p.m. The Election will be held by an electronic ballot. A unique and confidential electronic ballot will be sent on Monday morning.

Candidates biographies and photographs are available on the CCA website, and you may access them here ( https://www.cherrycreekacademy.org/about_us/board/2019_board_election/2019_board_candidate_biographies ).

If you have questions about the election, please click here  to email the Election Committee ( election@cherrycreekacademy.org ).
CCA PTO Announcements
Please join us this Friday, May 17, at 8:05 a.m. in the CCA cafeteria for our May PTO meeting. The candidates running for Board will also be at this meeting. Coffee will be served, and younger siblings are always welcome.

The CCA PTO is now accepting donations of gently used uniforms for the Used Uniform Sale in Fall. Please know that all items collected will be strictly donation based and the sale will no longer be a consignment sale. A donation box is set up in the lobby. CCA is also considering hosting a rummage sale over the summer where parents can sell items, including uniforms. More information about this will be available in the future.

Because the sale is now donation only, the PTO would also like your input regarding the price of used uniforms. Please weigh in with your opinion by clicking here.

Please support the CCA PTO by purchasing your 19-20 school supplies through EPI .

When you purchase your school supplies from EPI using code CHE109 and the PTO will receive a percentage of the sales.

The school supply lists for the 19-20 school year are available here.
The PTO's King Soopers fundraiser has recently changed. Our community will no longer have to use the gift cards for their purchases. Please log into your King Soopers account. Once logged into your King Soopers account, click on King Soopers Community Rewards under the Save tab. You will then search for Cherry Creek Academy either by name or GW800 and then click Enroll. Once enrolled, CCA's PTO will earn a percentage of your sales every time you use your loyalty card/number.

Connecting your King Soopers account with CCA can count for one volunteer hour.

For more information, please click here .
WE'VE MADE SOME CHANGES TO THE GT SPOTLIGHT EVENT!
CCA's Gifted and Talented (GT) would like to invite the CCA community to see what they've been working hard on this year! Students will have their projects displayed in the gym on Thursday, May 16th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 17th from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. CCA students will also visit the GT Student Spotlight event during the school day with their classes. We hope that you will all join us to see this amazing display .
CCA's Field Day will be on May 24th. Students in grades K - 8 are welcome to participate and you can view the Field Day schedule here. Please note this is also a half day and students will be dismissed according to the early dismissal schedule.
A big thank you to our students, staff, and countless volunteers that helped make the Art and Music Festival a success. A very special thanks to Mrs. Fitt, Mr. Kelley, Mrs. MacFarland, Mrs. Peterson, and Mr. White!
Cherry Creek Academy students in Mrs. Wolf's class presented their check to Children’s Colorado on Friday, May 10th. They money raised will help cover expenses for families with chronically ill children.
Cherry Creek Academy will not be hosting Champions or offering tutoring this summer; however, many fun child care options and learning opportunities are available.

Mathletes is hosting a math filled summer camp from Monday, July 8 - Thursday, July 11. To register for the summer Mathletes camp, please click here.

Cherry Creek School District has extended an invitation to CCA students for an amazing summer learning opportunity. For more information on this program and the registration link, please click here.

Cherry Creek School District also offers a variety of Summer Sport Camps that can be accessed by clicking here.

Arapahoe Library will also have a summer reading program for all ages beginning June 1st. For more information on the Arapahoe Libraries Summer Reading program, please click here. A rapahoe Libraries will also be visiting CCA on May 10th from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. to help students set up library cards, answer questions about the summer reading program, and share information about all the awesome FREE resources the library system has. In addition to answering questions, the representative will visit classrooms to read a book with our students and to share cool free sources the library has for students and families year round!

Denver University will have a Pioneer Athletic Super Summer (P.A.S.S.) Camp. It is a weekly sports and wellness summer camp for campers ages 5–11. For more information on P.A.S.S. Camp, please click here .

In addition to these fabulous summer opportunities, CCA will be emailing out readiness packets closer to the end of the school year. Completion of these packets are not required and are optional for students. In addition to these packets, CCA will also have required and recommended reading this summer. The reading lists are available on the CCA website and by clicking here.
Music News
Calling in all Instruments
It is time for students to turn in all school owned instruments and music folders.

Any personal instruments left in the music storage room after May 24, 2019 will be assumed and cataloged as school owned; and any repairs made by the school after that date will need to be reimbursed if students would like to reclaim their instruments.

Any students wanting to practice with a school owned instrument over the summer may do so. Please contact Mr. White , CCA's 2 - 8 music teacher at wwhite@cherrycreekacademy.org .

Elementary grade students will be playing recorders next year. Families are welcome to purchase a recorder for their student, but this is not required and CCA has a classroom set for students to use.
Science Club: Scienceletes
2019-2020 School Year
CCA is interested in developing a science club for 5th - 8th grade students. The goal of the club is to provide space and support for students who wish to compete in the Denver Metro Science Fair. The competition is open to grades 6-8, but 5th graders will be welcome to participate in the club to get a head start in developing competition-worthy projects. Club fee will be $100 per student, and covers basic supplies and competition registration. Mr. Gunning will be leading the club, with the help of Mrs. Priya and Mr. Nolen. If your child would be interested in participating, please   click here to fill out the interest form .
Calling in all Books
As the end of the year approaches, here are important dates to keep in mind.
  • May 10th is the last day to check out library books. Students still have access to AR books through Overdrive or can go to a public library.
  • May 17th is when all CCA library books are due.
Lost books may be paid for via cash or a check made out to Cherry Creek Academy. Look for the overdue notice coming home this week.
100 Point Club
Don't forget students are still working hard on AR goals! 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 have no Accelerated Reader requirement.
The points and a cumulative quiz average of 85 percent must be earned by Friday, May 3rd.
Employment Opportunities




If you are interested in applying to Cherry Creek Academy please email your resume & cover letter to:  careers@cherrycreekacademy.org .
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