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May 7, 2019
May 6 - 10
  • Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 7
  • Girls Soccer - Away at Challenge to Excellence

Thursday, May 9
  • Finance Committee Meeting: 8:05 a.m.
  • Girls Soccer - Home game against Parker Core Knowledge
  • Art and Music Walk : 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • NO CHAMPIONS AFTER SCHOOL

Friday, May 10
  • Arapahoe Libraries School Visit
  • Check Presentation Ceremony to Children's Hospital : 8:45 a.m.
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
  • Girls Soccer Finals

Friday, May 17
  • Fun Run Announcements
  • 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.
Celebrate our amazing teachers by letting them know how much they mean to you during Teacher Appreciation week. A very warm thank you to the PTO Hospitality Committee for ensuring each day this week is special for our staff.

The Colorado League of Charter Schools has also invited our community to fill out this form   to share why your CCA teacher is special and how they make a difference in the lives of their students. When you complete this form, the teacher you are boasting about will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 travel voucher. We want our teachers to know how much we value them and the work they do each day to positively impact children's lives.  For more information, please click here.
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.   
CCA Parent Board Update
Meet the Candidates: May 14th at 5:00 p.m.

CCA will hold an election for new Board members commencing May 15th at 7:00 a.m. through May 22nd at 3:00 p.m. Candidates biographies and photographs are available on the CCA website.

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
CCA's Town Hall meeting will follow the Meet the Candidates event and begin at 6:00 p.m on May 14th. The School Accountability Committee will report the SAC Climate Survey results and CCA Leadership will present information about what is happening at our school. You are also invited to stay for the May Board meeting at 7:00 p.m.
CCA PTO Announcements
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 also 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 .
Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12th.
This is a great opportunity to increase Cherry Creek Academy PTO's AmazonSmile donations by using the Smile feature on Amazon.
When you shop Mother's Day gifts at  smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1323717 , AmazonSmile donates to Cherry Creek Academy PTO. 
You can also count one hour of volunteer time for linking the CCA PTO to your Amazon Smile account.
CCA will have a magnificent art display at our annual Art and Music Festival this Thursday, May 9th from 6 - 8:00 p.m. CCA student artists, creators, designers, and musical talents will unite for one night to bring you a dazzling display of unsurpassed excellence.
 
CCA’s brilliant art instructors have chosen our students finest pieces and line our hallways with incredible masterpieces.
 
For your listening pleasure, CCA students in grades K- 6, band, and choir will also perform at this event.

Please note, Champions will not offer after-school care on Thursday, May 9th.

For a complete schedule, please click here .
During the Parent-Teacher conferences held in February, an awesome group of 3rd graders fundraised for children in need by selling snacks, crafts and other items. In that single day, our community helped them raise $500. Mr. & Mrs. Awada, CCA parents and the owners of Colorado Auto Finders decided to also donate, bringing the total to $1500. Cherry Creek Academy students will present their check to Children’s Colorado this Friday, May 10th at 8:30 a.m. on the field at Cherry Creek Academy. We invite the community to join us for this special display of kind inspired kindness and philanthropy.
The Cherry Creek Academy Flying with the Eagles Fun Run was INCREDIBLE! Thank you to all our families who have been working hard to raise funds for our school. We truly appreciate your support! 

As of Friday,  we were only $3,000 away from our $20,000 goal  for new technology and classroom materials!  We are keeping pledging open for one more week!!  Would you consider reaching out to one or two more sponsors tonight? Your students are still able to earn prizes when they receive a pledge.

The funds from money raised at the Fun Run will go to bringing additional technology and instructional materials to support student learning!

Be sure to log all your pledges on funrun.com. Please use registration code 624- 879. Your student can also bring cash or check with your their name and class on it to the front desk.
WE'VE MADE SOME CHANGES TO THE GT SPOTLIGHT EVENT!
Due to the abundance of interest and participation, we've made a few changes to our GT Student Spotlight event. Students will have their projects displayed in the gym on Friday, May 17th from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. This change will also allow CCA students to 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 of student projects.
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.
The 7/8 school production of "Game of Tiaras" and "Ride Share Over Share" on Thursday, May 2, has a phenomenal turnout. Our students, both those acting and those on set design did a fantastic job! Thank you to our students, staff, and community for making this such a success!



Ms. Janus' class, the top earners for the Pennies for Patients fundraiser celebrated their philanthropy with lunch from the Olive Garden. They raised $662.84!!
CCA staff recognizes students who demonstrate our 8 character values (leadership, responsibility, respect, loyalty, integrity, humility, diligence and compassion) with Caring Community awards. Bimonthly, a name from each grade level is drawn for the Monthly Caring Community Winners. Free dress and a prize is rewarded.
Caring Community April 2019
*denotes Caring Community Winners
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.
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.
Girls Soccer
Girls soccer is having a great season! Semi-finals are this week. Come cheer them on! Click here to view the Soccer calendar.
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 .
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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