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December 9, 2019
Lost & Found: Please Collect Items by December 20th
Please check the lost and found for your child(ren)’s missing items. All items not retrieved by Friday, December 20th will be donated.
Upcoming Events
For the latest schedule of events, please click here . More information on events is offered in the description section of each event on CCA's Master Google Calendar.
Monday, December 9
  • 8:05 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.: Fly like an Eagle Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 10
  • 6 - 7:00 p.m.: Board Meeting

Wednesday, December 11
  • 8:05 - 9:05 a.m.:Schoolhouse Talk

Thursday, December 12
  • 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Winter Music Festival

Monday, December 16 - Friday, December 20
  • Student Council Event: Warm Up Week

Wednesday, December 18
  • 7:15 - 8 a.m.: Used Uniform Collection
  • 2 -3:00 p.m.: Spelling Bee

Wednesday, December 18 - Friday December 20
  • Holiday Shop
Friday, December 20
  • Ugly Sweater Contest/Free Dress
  • Quarter 2 Ends
  • 8:05 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.: PTO Meeting

Monday, December 23 - Friday, January 3
  • Winter Break: NO SCHOOL
December Board Meeting: 12/10 at 6 p.m.
Join the CCA Board and our Leadership team for the December Board Meeting tomorrow, December 10th at 6:00 p.m. in our library.
Winter Music Festival: 12/12 at 6:30 p.m.
We would like to invite everyone to our annual Winter Music Festival that will be held on Thursday, December 12th. Students in grades K - 4, our choirs, and our band will be performing. 

Our winter music festival will approximately an hour long. Out of respect to all of our performers we are asking all families to stay during the entire event  Your children will enter with their classroom teacher and will return to the classroom after they perform. They will meet you at the end of the show in the cafeteria for cookies! We are excited to showcase the talent of all students and so excited for you to see and hear everyone!

Students may wear festive attire that meets CCA Dress Code. Students do not have to wear uniforms. We ask that students do not wear jeans, athletic clothing, or gym shoes. 

• Kindergarten, First, Second, Third and Fourth Grade Students should report to their classrooms by 6:10 p.m.
• Elementary Choir Students meet Mrs. Fitt by 5:30 p.m. in Mrs. MacFarland’s Classroom 
• Middle School Choir Students should meet in Mr. White’s by 5:00 p.m.
• Middle School Band Students should meet in Mr. White’s by 5:00 p.m.
• Solo Performers should meet in Mr. White’s room by 6:00 p.m.

Doors Open for Audience Members:  6:15 p.m. 
Festival Start Time:  6:30 p.m. 
Festival End Time:  8:00 p.m. 

Additional Information:  Students will enjoy cookies and water in the cafeteria following their performance. Parents will pick up their child(ren) in the cafeteria.
On December 20th we will have a school wide Ugly Sweater Contest and Free Dress day! The 20th is also the last day of Quarter 2 and there will be a PTO meeting at 8:05 a.m. in our cafeteria.
CCA values your feedback and would like to hear from you. After Winter Break, you will have an opportunity to provide both positive and constructive feedback on teachers and the school environment via our annual survey (available starting January 6th). The survey is designed to take 20 minutes or less to complete. In exchange for your feedback you are allowed to enter two hours of volunteer time. Please look for the link in future Eagles.
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Cherry Creek Academy. Come in to the Chipotle at 12073 E. Arapahoe Rd. Unit 160 in Centennial on Monday, January 13th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Cherry Creek Academy. 
Winter/Spring Clubs
Minecraft Adventure Game with LEGO
Grades K-3
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00pm
January 7th to March 10th
$180 for 10 weeks
Room- Innovation Space

Chess Club
Grades K-6
Fridays after school from 3:30 – 4:30
Winter Session: January 24th to March 13th
Spring Session:March 27 to May 8th
$105 per session or $180 for both sessions
Library and Room 115

News from CCA
Congratulations to Mrs. Yamauchi, Mrs. MacFarland, and Dean Loomis who applied for the CCSD Wellness Mini-grant and were awarded $1,500 for their Sensory Path project! Here is a brief look at what the team intends to do with the funds:

At Cherry Creek Academy, our Middle School students have the opportunity to be involved in a mentoring program called Peer Helpers. Within this program, our Middle School students work with our elementary students who are struggling with life skills, mostly within relationships. These Peer Helpers are trained to help mediate small issues between elementary peer groups, work with an individual student, and provide assistance in classrooms where one on one assistance is helpful. Cherry Creek Academy, like other schools, has a specific population of students who become overwhelmed and need a break in their school routine. This is where our Peer Helper students shine. They become that ‘buddy’ who shows up at their classroom and gives these students a well needed break. Most often these ‘buddy’ walks include talking with the student, however, some of our students just need a physical activity as their break.

This grant money will allow our school to create a Sensory Path that can be utilized during these ‘buddy’ walks. Implementing a Sensory Path that specifically targets movement will allow our Middle School Peer Helpers the opportunity to engage with their elementary buddies better through movement and coach them through these movements. As many as 20 walks happen daily, so this Sensory Path will be used multiple times a day. The team will now work to develop different areas inside and outside the school where a sensory path could be located. 
Congratulations to our Mathletes! They did well at the Rich Morrow Challenge! Thank you to the students, and coaches Mrs. Nair and Mr. Loomis for all the hard work! Special thanks also to Mrs. Mahan for coming to cheer us on!
On Tuesday, December 3rd, our 8th graders had the opportunity to visit The Cherry Creek Innovation Campus (CCIC). They were given an exclusive tour and presented information about CCIC's courses, curriculum, and the opportunities offered to students.

If you haven't toured the  Cherry Creek Innovation Campus  yet, be sure to stop by between 7 and 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, December 10th to explore seven different career pathways in this state-of-the-art facility. CCIC is open to all CCSD high school students.
Don't forget to stop by and see all the amazing door displays our staff has created! The pictures below don't do it justices. The decorations and creativity this year is AWESOME!
More News
News from Student Council
Student Council will be putting on a coat drive the week of December 16-20th. This will also be the week that we put on our Warm Up Week. The prizes for K-4 will be free dresses, and 5-8 will be rewarded a free hot chocolate. The hot cocoa is priced at one dollar without a coat. Each add on is fifty cents. The add ons that will be available are marshmallows and candy canes. When we get back from winter break, we will be focusing on our Valentines Day Dance.
8th Grade Trip Fundraiser
Our 8th Graders are heading to Washington DC and NYC in May! 

A custom Pura Vida bracelet has been designed just for CCA using red and blue thread, finished off with a gold knot for  ONLY $6!

All students, regardless of grade can support this fundraiser. Please print and return this flyer to your homeroom teacher by December 13th with your payment.   Orders will be delivered in 6-8 weeks.

Thank you again for supporting our 8th grade students!

Any questions, please contact Mandi at
Quote Submission
The Fly like an Eagle Committee is looking for quotes that support our eight core values of leadership, responsibility, respect, loyalty, integrity, humility, diligence, and compassion. Chosen quotes will be shared and used at CCA. Please click here to submit a quote.
Volunteer Information
If you have any questions about volunteering at CCA, please email the Volunteer Coordinator at  . For volunteer account information, or to make changes to your volunteer account, please email Chelsea Anderson, CCA's Communications Director, at .
Mrs. MacFarland is looking for some volunteers who can assist her with various "at school" projects." If you have regular availability, please email her ( ) with the dates and times that you are available. Thank you so much for considering this "at school" volunteer opportunity.
News from Champions
Champions will no longer be hosting care on November 27th. There was not enough interest or people signed up.

They will be running a Winter Break program on December 23rd, 26, 27th, 30th, and January 2nd and 3rd from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m if enough people sign up.

The Winter Program theme will be Disney on Ice which will feature favorite Disney movies, comic book creating, snow flake growing, and other art projects.

Reserve your spot now by clicking here or visiting
PTO's Used Uniform Collection: Coming Soon
Donate your used uniforms from the warmth of your vehicle AND support your PTO!  On Wednesday, December 18th, from 7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. , please bring your uniform donations and there will be a team of volunteers ready to collect them as you drop your student(s) off.  Our next Used Uniform Sale will be  February 27th  and 28th ! We can't wait to see you there! 
PTO's Gift Card Fundraiser
The PTO's Annual Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser will be kicking off this week!  It’s your one stop shop for gift cards!  Please check your child’s backpack for the CCA Staff Wish List and order form. 
New for 2019 - online ordering is available at , our school code is  6AC9BE3113436 .  When ordering online, ONLY physical gift cards will be sent to the school.  All eCard orders will be delivered directly to you via email. 

To view the CCA Staff card wishlist, please click here .
All orders are due Dec 5th and will be delivered Dec 12th.  If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Haynes at  
PTO's New Student Holiday Shop
The PTO is sponsoring a  Holiday Shoppe  as a fundraiser from Wednesday, December 18th through Friday, December 20th. Students will have the chance to go to the Holiday Shoppe with their class and to shop for gifts for parents or siblings. The gifts purchased will be wrapped and sent home with students. The prices of items range from $0.25-$13.00. Most items are $5.75 or less. Please take a look at the schedule to see when your child will be attending the  Holiday Shoppe.
PTO's School Store Fundraiser is an online shopping mall where over 400 nationally-known online merchants have agreed to give a percentage of sales to K-12 schools. Companies like, Target,, and Best Buy participate. SchoolStore is a great way to support our school when you shop at your favorite online merchants.

Student Prize Notice: Purchases made with these merchants are not credited toward the student's Prize Thermometer. Only  Caring for Classrooms donations  and purchases made from the  Family Book Store  are credited toward student's prizes.
For more information, please email .
Original Works: Products Arriving this Week!
The Original Artworks products will be sent home by end of this week (Friday, 12/13) with your students.

Please open your order(s) and check to make sure everything is accurate.
If something in your order/s  needs to be fixed, please let me know ASAP. Include these details:
  1. Student name, grade, Teacher name, order number and a detailed description of the product and issues with the product.
Please contact Subha Thoppay at  and provide all the requested details if you have any issues.
NOTE: Late orders will be arriving at a later date.
Now Hiring: CCA Recess Aide
Essential Functions: Supervise students in grades K - 8 during their recess periods.
Compensation: $15.00/hour
Hours: Monday - Friday (school holidays excluded) 10: 30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Job Type: Part-time
Community Events & News
CCIC Open House
If you haven't toured the  Cherry Creek Innovation Campus  yet, be sure to stop by between 7 and 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, December 10th to explore seven different career pathways in this state-of-the-art facility. CCIC is open to all CCSD high school students.
  • Please click here to read the latest edition of the CCSD Parent Connection Newsletter

  • Please click here to read the December edition of Middle Years a newsletter provided by CCSD that gives parents, especially those in Middle School, practical ideas that promote school success, parent involvement, and more effective parenting.
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