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September 23, 2019
CCA requires all families to register and be enrolled in Champions before and after-school care program. CCA staff is here each school day until 4:00 p.m. At 4:00 p.m., when our staff leave, any child(ren) who have not been picked up are taken to CCA's after-school childcare provider, Champions. That is why we require all CCA families to enroll with Champions. If you are not enrolled in Champions, there is no supervision for your children, causing a sincere safety concern. By enrolling your children in Champions, you eliminate this concern, and are also able to share medical and allergy information, as well as your emergency contacts. This ensures that students are provided with supervision and all care takers have important information regarding your child should you ever need or want to utilize Champions services.

CCA's goal is to ensure that all students are supervised. Emergencies happen, and unexpected situations or traffic may prevent you from picking your student up by 4:00 p.m. Although you may not plan on being late, we know there may be times when you are late and you need supervision for your child(ren).  

CCA staff cannot supervise your child(ren) after 4:00 pm so we ask all of our CCA families to please enroll your child today in Champions so that in the event of an emergency your child will have supervision.

If you have not registered by September 30, 2019 a CCA staff member will be reaching out to help you do so. 

If there are any questions you can call the Champions Family Support at 1-800-246-2154. 
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Upcoming Events
Thursday, September 26
  • Core Knowledge Event: Johnny Appleseed Day in Kindergarten
Friday, September 27
  • Student Council Meeting: 7:30 a.m.
  • PTO Fall Fundraiser Ends
  • PTO Fundraiser
For more information on CCA events, please see the Master Calendar or the Red, White & Blue Calendar.
The CCA Board has been working to enhance CCA's Non-Negotiables to provide more clarity for the CCA community. As times change, we want to be sure that CCA's Non-Negotiables are clear, accurate and administered. Click here ( to view a marked up copy of the Non-Negotiables showing the suggested changes to the 2000 Non-Negotiables. Please review and if you have any questions or feedback on these changes, you can either attend the Governance meeting on October 4th or email Governance Chair, Hester Parrot ( ), before that meeting. The Governance Committee is planning to ask the CCA Board to consider adoption of the updated Non-Negotiables at the October 9 th  CCA Board meeting. 
Champions is offering child care at CCA during Fall Break (October 14- 18). Please click here for more information. If you have questions, please contact Laney Peterson at
Dot Day
CCA's students are celebrating Dot Day and the inspired artwork is lining many of our hallways. International Dot Day is based off of the book "The Dot." The idea behind it is to collaborate and connect millions of people around the world. Dot Day inspires children to be creative and think outside of the box. 

In technology, students are using to find ideas on how to creatively transform a plain dot into something more! All artistic levels are celebrated!
PTO's Fall Fundraiser
A HUGE thank you to our PTO for organizing and funding the AMAZING Mathmagician Assemblies! CCA students and staff loved it!
Student Council
Student Council is excited to announce that Candy Grams will be sold October 28th - 31st, and will be delivered on November 1st. Candy Grams (a Ring Pop with a kind note) can be purchased for friends, siblings and teachers. Parents can also purchase Candy Grams for their children. Each Candy Gram is $1. Homeroom teachers will collect money and have Candy Gram forms available for students. Parents can purchase Candy Grams and complete the forms at the front desk.
Student Council would also like to remind 6th - 8th grade students and families that the annual 6th - 8th grade Student Council Halloween Dance and Haunted House will be on Friday, November 1st from 6 - 8:00 p.m. Stay tuned for more information in upcoming emails.
And don't forget, Snack Shack is open on Fridays during middle school lunch periods! There are tons of delicious goodies for sale! Everything is ONLY $1!
Extracurricular Activities
Geography Club starts this week!

Students in grades 5 - 8 are invited to join Geography Club on Tuesdays at 7:30 am. in Mrs. Giroure's room beginning tomorrow, September 24th. Students will prepare for the annual CCA Geography Bee that will be held on January 16th from 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
To view the Geography club calendar, please click here. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Giroue at
Girl Scouts at CCA
Calling all 5/6 girls! Join Girl Scout Troop 3404. They meet the 2nd and 4th Monday each month in Mrs. Labozan’s room from 3:30 - 5 p.m. If interested, please contact Rebecca Rook at .
The CCA Girls Volleyball teams is having a phenomenal year. They have won their last few matches. They are also starting Saturday practices and the varsity team is participating in a clinic that will focus on advanced skill play! They have two home games on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Come cheer them on!
The CCA's Boys Soccer team is also doing great! They started the year strong with a first game victory and continue to work hard and show awesome improvement. They also have two home games this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Come cheer them on!
Cross Country has participated in their first two meets of the year. Our runners are doing incredible. Last Friday's meet was the State Championship preview and students are excited for the official meet in October to see how they have improved. Please click here to view their race schedule. If you have any questions, please email Coach Nolen at or Coach Nistal at . They would love anyone available to come out and cheer them on.
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)
Our PTO Fundraising Committee needs your help! They are still looking for a Fundraiser Chair for the 20-21 school year. If you are interested, please email . Chairing the PTO Fall Fundraiser will quickly give you your yearly required hours!
The PTO Fundraising Committee is looking for volunteers to help distribute prizes during lunch on Fridays! Please click here to sign up to volunteer.
Employment Opportunities at Cherry Creek Academy
If you are interested in applying to Cherry Creek Academy please email your resume & cover letter to: .

Community Events
Cherry Creek School District Parent Information Network (P.I.N.)
On October 1st and 8th, P.I.N. will host presentations titled "Making Relationships Work: Skills for Families, Friends, and Romantic Attachments." For complete information on this event, please click here.

For a complete list of this year's presentations, please click here .
The Regis Jesuit Varsity Poms Mini Clinic for students in grades K- 8 will be on October 5th from 2 - 5 p.m. in the Girls Division Gym. Parent performance will be at the Girls Volleyball game on Tuesday, October 8th at 6:00 p.m. To register, please click here. For more information, please click here.
Cherry Creek Schools Parent Academy
Rethinking Challenging Behavior
Using Collaborative Problem Solving
A new parenting approach to prevent and
solve behavior challenges

Walnut Hills Elementary
8195 E. Costilla Blvd.
Centennial 80112
Dates: Wednesdays, 10/23, 10/30, 11/13, and 11/20
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 includes light snacks and class materials

Click here for more information.
7th Annual Cardboard Challenge
Wednesday, October 30, 2019; 4:30 - 7 p.m.
The Cardboard Challenge is a celebration of child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it inspired by the short film, “Caine’s Arcade.” Kids are challenged to create and build using cardboard, recycled materials and their imagination. This provides our students a unique opportunity outside of the classroom to innovate, create and shine! For more information, please click here .
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