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September 9, 2019
Upcoming Events
  • PTO Fundraiser
For more information on CCA events, please see the Red, White & Blue Calendar
Monday, September 9
  • Fly like an Eagle Committee meeting: 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, September 10
  • zSpace Tutorial: 5:40 p.m.
  • Board Meeting: 6:00 p.m.
  • Facility Corp. Board Meeting: 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 11
  • Schoolhouse Talk: 8:05 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Communications Committee Meeting: 9:00 a.m.
Friday, September 13
  • Student Council Meeting: 7:30 a.m.
  • Fly like an Eagle Day
Tuesday, September 17
  • Constitution Day
Champions now has openings for after school care on Thursdays and they are accepting those who were on the waitlist.

CCA families must be registered for Champions. Like the CCSD and Wholesome Food Services registrations, this must be done each year. Please ensure your child(ren) are registered.  Champions will no longer accept students who are not registered.Please visit the Champions website today to ensure that your account is up to date.

The staff parking lot off of Dayton Street is the easiest way to access Champions. Please follow side walk along the school to the cafeteria doors where Champions is stationed. Champions will post a sign on the cafeteria doors when they are on the playground.
Wholesome Food Services is here to help you ensure your child receives a delicious, healthy school lunch they will love.

Sign on now to select meals you feel good about from their favorite restaurants, and remember

  • You can place orders up until 1 PM the day before delivery
  • You can order up to 60 days in advance
  • You can cancel up until 8 AM the day of delivery

If you have questions or need help call us at 800.872.0226 or email us at .
CCA's Board meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, September 10th, at 6:00 p.m. in the library.  One of the agenda items that the Governance Committee will be discussing is updating the CCA Non-Negotiables in order to update them to current standards. Although the suggested changes are primarily wording, we invite community participation in this process.  The CCA Board meeting is set up to have community input at the beginning of each meeting (so please arrive on-time).  You will have opportunities to provide feedback between September 10th - Oct 8th and the plan is to vote on the final Non-Negotiables at the October 8th Board meeting. We will use the Eagle to communicate those feedback opportunities. If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to Andrea Evashevski, Board Vice President, at .
You are also invited to join our Board for a zSpace demonstration by Mrs. Shepperd at 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10th, before the Board meeting. CCA's new zSpace lab opened at the beginning of this school year and combines elements of AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) to create educational experiences that are immersive and interactive. Come see what our students are so excited about and try out this amazing new technology.
After Tuesday's Board meeting on September 10th, the Facilities Corp. Board will have a meeting at 7:00 p.m.. This board is a separate entity that holds the facilities for Cherry Creek Academy & oversees all debt on the mortgage. This is a public meeting & all are welcome to attend.
Join Cherry Creek Academy's Leadership team & the Board's Communication Committee on Wednesday, September 11th at 8:05 a.m. in our school cafeteria to talk about what's most important to you.
Fly like an Eagle Day
Friday, September 13th, CCA will have Fly like an Eagle Day. This days is designed to build and foster teamwork, respect, and a sense of community throughout our school. Fly Like an Eagle Day is a FREE DRESS DAY (athletic attire is highly recommended)! CCA's PTO will also be providing lunch for our entire school. 

We will be serving Cheese pizza from Dominos, carrots with Hidden Valley Ranch, Honest Kids Juice, and Oreo cookies. Please see ingredients information here to ensure there are no dietary restrictions or allergy issues for your child(ren). No other lunch options will be available for purchase through Wholesome Foods/Mile High Catering. Please pack a lunch for your child(ren) if they will not be eating pizza.

The Fly Like An Eagle Committee is also looking for volunteers to help to make this fun team-building day a success! Please click  here to sign up to volunteer! If you have questions, please email Mrs. MacFarland at .
CCA's 8th grade is excited to invite you to their 2019 Constitution Museum to celebrate the Constitution's "birthday"! We be hosting our museum on September 17th from 9:15-11:15 a.m. in the gym. We hope to see you there!
PTO's Fall Fundraiser
Student Council
Student Council is proud to report that opening week of Snack Shack was a huge success! Snack Shack is open on Fridays during middle school lunch periods! There are tons of delicious goodies for sale! Everything is ONLY $1!

Student Council's Middle School Movie Night will be on September 20th from 5 to 7:00 p.m. and will feature original animated Lion King.

Admission to movie night is free, but there will be snacks and pizza available for purchase. Snack Shack items will be $1, and pizza slices will be $2. They will also offer a bundle deal that will feature soda, candy or chips, popcorn and and 2 pieces of pizza for $5.
Extracurricular Activities
Lego Club is coming to CCA!

Grades K - 2: Intro to STEM using LEGOs
  • Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • September 17th - November 12th
  • $153 for the 8 week session

Grades 3-5: STEM Challenge using LEGO 
  • Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • September 18th - November 12th
  • $153 for the 8 week session

You can register by clicking here. Click here for more information.
Spanish and French Club begin today. These clubs will run from dismissal until 4:25 p.m. on Mondays. Please click here for the complete schedule.
The CCA's Girls Volleyball team has an away game today, at American Academy Lincoln Meadows, and back to back home games on Wednesday and Thursday. Come cheer them on!
The CCA's Boys Soccer team has an away game today, at American Academy Lincoln Meadows, and a home game Thursday. Come cheer them on!
Cross Country has scheduled many meets for this season. 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.
Please visit Cherry Creek Academy's Clubs and Extracurricular Activity page here . This page has a link to all individual club and activity calendars.

Please note:  Students NOT picked up from school by 3:50 p.m. or 15 minutes after the last dismissal time from classes or after school activities such as clubs, team sports, or tutoring, will be sent to Champions and families will be charged a supervision fee when the child(ren) is picked up.  All families are required to register their student(s) on Champions website to ensure each student’s emergency information is on file.
More News
Our 5th and 6th graders had an amazing time on their Estes trip. They participated in a variety of activities that focussed on team building including archery, the climbing wall, a ropes course, and more. Thank you to our staff and volunteers that helped make this field trip such a memorable one for all our students.
Our 4th graders have successfully completed their first Mystery Skype session in Mrs. Sandler's Technology Class! Mrs. Tench's class played the game with teachers from Pennsylvania while Mrs. Labozan's class got to meet 5th graders in Maryland. Their questioning and map skills are improving and we can't wait for our next game of Mystery Skype next month!
This week in Ms. Rutz's 2nd grade P.E. class students worked together to see how long they could hold the parachute to culminate their team building unit. They also explored concepts around gravity and static electricity during this fun lesson. They beat the record held by former 5th graders and managed to hold it up a whopping 8 seconds!!
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. If you are interested, please email . They are also looking for volunteers to help distribute prizes during lunch on Fridays! Please click here to sign up to volunteer.
The Fly Like An Eagle Committee needs your help to make this fun team-building day a success! Volunteer opportunities for this event include helping prepare materials prior to the event, and opportunities helping the day of the event. 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 High School Football Fundraiser
CCA families are invited to the 2nd Annual Cherry Creek High School Football Mattress Fundraiser on September 14th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. There will be great deals on top-notch mattresses, comfy pillows, and even high-end massage chairs. The proceeds will help the CCHS football team purchase new equipment, uniforms, and more! For more information, please click here.
Kent Denver Open House
Kent Denver is excited to invite prospective CCA families to see their  inspirational educators "in action" at Kent Denver's Open House event,  Experience Kent Denver  on Saturday, Sept. 21st at 9:45 a.m.  All academic departments from Athletics, to College Counseling, to Financial Aid, and more, will be in attendance to greet and inform interested families. The will also have live music provided by our very own Quincy Avenue Rhythm Band. For more information, please click here.
Cherry Creek School District Parent Information Network (P.I.N.)
Tomorrow, September 10th, P.I.N. will host presentations titled "GAME ON for Couch Potatoes to Elite Athletes! Keys to Success in Youth Sports & Fitness Participation." For complete information on this event, please click here.

For a complete list of this year's presentations, please click here .
Hula Frog: A Chance for CCA to win $1000
Click here for more information on how to win.
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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