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September 30, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Tuesday, October 1
  • Technology Committee Meeting: 7:00 a.m.
  • SAC Meeting: 8:05 a.m.
Wednesday, October 2
  • October Count Day
Thursday, October 3
  • Finance Committee Meeting
Friday, October 4
  • Picture Day
  • Governance Committee Meeting: 8:05 a.m.
Picture Day is Coming! Students will take their individual and class photos on Friday, October 4th. You can send check or cash with the envelope that came home with your child(ren), or you can visit to order online. CCA's picture code is C133.
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. 
On Friday, October 11 at 7:15 a.m. CCA will honor the following four staff members for their incredible service at CCA: Jan Koenig (15 years), Janet Barber (10 years), Hethyr Fouse (5 years), and Andrew Loomis (5 years). Please join us for a light breakfast and coffee to celebrate them.
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
Please make sure that you have selected your preferred choice for inclusion in the CCA Directory in your CCSD Parent Forms at by October 11, 2019.

The CCA Student Directory will be digital again this year, and will be emailed to the addresses provided in your CCSD Parent Forms. There will also be a printer friendly version for any families that would like to print a physical copy.

You may select individual preferences for each Guardian in both Households 1 and 2. If all guardians choose not to have their household information published, your student's name will not be included in the directory.
More News from CCA
It was another great one at CCA last week. Students in Ms. Rutz's P.E. classes learned about "Speed Stacks," a cup stacking sport that focuses on hand-eye coordination, brain activation, and bilateral coordination. Ms. Rutz also has speed stacks available for sale in a limited supply and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. 20% of the proceeds come back to CCA! Ms. Rutz will provide additional information next week in her monthly newsletter on October 7th.

Students in Mrs. Sandler's 2nd and 3rd grade classes presented their All about Me Google Slide Presentations and had a chance to show off their creativity and technology skills. This unit corresponded with the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Standard: Knowledge Constructor that focuses on students' ability to critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

On Thursday, our Kindergarten classes celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day. This is a Core Knowledge event at CCA and corresponds to the Language Arts unit on Folk Heroes, and Science units on Plants and Plant Growth and Seasons and Weather.
A Message from CCA PTO
A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported the Fall Fundraiser!
Our PTO would also like to remind our community that the Fall deadline is coming up and all Box Tops must be turned in by October 28th.

For more information on Box Tops, please click here.
If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support Cherry Creek Academy PTO in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
  2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  3. Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.

AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. We will notify AmazonSmile charities when it becomes available
Please remember there is no PTO meeting in October due to Fall Break. We look forward to you joining us at the November 15th PTO meeting.

If you haven't checked out the new Athletics website, you can now by clicking here. The Athletics site has calendar links, information on CCA coaches, registration, and more!

Boys Soccer has a scrimmage today at 3:30 p.m. today (9/30), an away game on Wednesday (10/2), and practices on on Tuesday (10/1) and Thursday (10/3).

Cross Country has the Slavens Invitational 2.0 on Wednesday, October 2nd. On Saturday, October 5th, the Colorado Academy MS Invitational. Coaches would like runners to arrive by 8:00 a.m. Please click here to view the meet 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.

Girls Volleyball has practice today (9/30) tomorrow (10/1), and Thursday (10/3). They will also play at Parker Core Knowledge on Wednesday (10/2).

Please click here for the most up-to-date Athletics Calendar.
Student Council
Snack Shack has moved to Wednesdays! This week Snack Shack will be open during only for the 7/8 lunch periods on Wednesday! There are tons of delicious goodies for sale! Everything is ONLY $1!
CCSD Parent Connection
The Cherry Creek School District Parent Connection Newsletter is sent to parents and community subscribers twice a month with information about student, school and district achievements, financial information, staff, events, board policy and more.  You can s ubscribe to The Parent Connection Newsletter by clicking here .
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!
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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