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February 10, 2020
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. Learn how to add events from our calendar to yours at
Upcoming Event Highlight
Next week we will be celebrating Randing Acts of Kindness week on Wednesday, February 19th - Friday, February 21st . This is a nationally recognized week that is dedicated to celebrating the power of kindness. It is an opportunity for our community to focus on connection through kind acts and words.

Our Fly like an Eagle Committee has organized many school wide and classr oom activities for this week. Rather than think of each act of kindness as random, the committee wants our community to back up their actions with intent. Let’s all focus on intentionally practicing kindness! 

If you’re interested in sprinkling in some intentional kindness at home, here’s a calendar for the whole month with some ideas! You can find ideas for the whole year here: .
News from CCA
Eagle Honors: Rescheduled for 2/14
Our Eagle Honors Assemblies were rescheduled to Friday, February 14th. The Kindergarten - 4th grade assembly will take place between 8:15 and 9:30 a.m. The 5th - 8th grade assembly will be from 9:45 - 11:00 a.m. At the Eagle Honor assembly some of our students are recognized for exemplifying an Eagle Honor character trait of Leadership, Responsibility, Respect, Loyalty, Integrity, Humility, Diligence and/or Compassion. Students receive a certificate from their teacher. We reminded parents that our focus for the Eagle Honor recognition is on our students. We want our students to be notified when they received the award at the award ceremony and not before. We want every student fully engaged in the event and not knowing if they are getting an award causes more to be attentive and focused on the event and in celebrating their peers and their own accomplishments. Although parents are not notified if their child will receive a certificate, all parents are invited to attend every Eagle Honor assembly. When a student receives a Golden Eagle it is because they have in previous years received recognition for all 8 character traits. When a Golden Eagle is going to be awarded, parents are notified.  
Math Counts Competition Results
Our Mathletes students performed really well in the Math Counts competition on February 1st at Denver University. 3 of our students placed in the top 25% and our team took 8th place.
CCA is going to the State Spelling Bee
Congratulations to CCA 8th grader, Anusree R., who has qualified for the State Spelling Bee on March 14th at the University of Denver.
Valograms This Week
Student Council Valograms sale begins today and will run through February 13th . Valograms will be delivered on Valentine's Day! Valograms may be purchased from classroom teachers, Ms. Sadie, or in the lobby during lunch.
  • $1 for ValoGram and Ringpop
  • $2 for ValoGram, Ringpop and Rose

Buy one for a friend, classmate, teacher or family member!

If you would like to help sell during lunch, please click  here.
TrainOC Obstacle Course Giveaway : Voting Ends TODAY!
It's time to cast your vote and help CCA win an awesome obstacle course during recess! V oting ends today!

  • Click here to vote now!

  • Use the social sharing buttons to win 2 extra votes

  • Share this link with your school, family and friends to increase your chances of winning.

If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Rutz at
Box Tops: Due SOON

Box Tops are due February 26th! Please turn them in soon!
Cherry Creek Academy is Hiring!
If you are interested in applying to Cherry Creek Academy please email your resume & cover letter to: .


Used Uniform Sale: Volunteers Needed
Our next Used Uniform Sale will be on February 27th and 28th. Our PTO needs volunteers to help organize and work the sale. If you are available, please click  here  to sign up to volunteer. 
Multicultural Festival: March 6th
Our PTO is excited to announce this year’s Multicultural Festival will be held on March 6th from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Cherry Creek Academy. This is an annual school event that honors and celebrates the diversity and inclusion that makes CCA so special. Throughout our school we have tables set-up in our classrooms that represent many different countries. At each table we will share food, artifacts, and music. This event is a hands-on way for all students and families to learn more about the countries that make-up our CCA community. In addition to the tables, we also have performances that celebrate the dance and traditions from many different countries. It is an amazing night that culminates with a “March of the flags,” that visually shares the diversity of our CCA community. 

Our Multicultural Festival also provides our community with wonderful volunteer opportunities! Come and share your heritage!

  • To volunteer to represent a country click here
  • To volunteer to help with the festival in general, please click here

Thank you for helping make this year’s festival as awesome as in past years. Please email all questions to .
Annual Board Election
The 2020 CCA Board Election will begin on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 and will end on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

There are three open positions on the Board for the 2020 Election. The term for each Board position is three years.

Nomination packets will be available Monday, March 30, 2020.

In order to better understand the roles and responsibilities of Board candidates please review the Candidate Eligibility Requirements listed below:

  • Potential candidates must attend a minimum of two (2) regular CCA Board meetings during the nine (9) months prior to the April Board meeting.
  • Upcoming Board meetings that qualify are Tuesday, February 11th and Tuesday, March 10th.
  • Potential candidates must interview with at least one (1) current Board member prior to the nomination form submittal deadline.
  • Potential candidates must agree to complete all required "Board modules" if elected. They must also agree to abide by the Code of Conduct, Duty of Care and Loyalty and Conflict of Interests policies.
  • Please find these documents here
  • Potential candidates must agree to abide by the CCA Non-Negotiables.
  • CCA staff members and spouses of CCA staff members are not allowed to run for the CCA Board.
  • Only one parent or legal guardian per family may serve on the CCA Board at the same time.
  • In order to be eligible to run for the CCA Board, candidates must have at least one student who is returning to CCA for the 2020-21 school year.
  • In order to be eligible to run for the CCA Board, candidates must have completed and have documented at least 50% of their annual volunteer hours by the time of nomination. If you have questions about your volunteer hours, please contact Chelsea Anderson, CCA's Communications Director, at

For more details about the Election process, please click  here  to view the Board Election Policy.

The Election will be held by an electronic ballot. A unique and confidential electronic ballot will be sent to the email address listed in PowerSchool for each parent/guardian.

Please click  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.
Volunteer Information
If you have any questions about volunteering at CCA, or for volunteer account information, please email Chelsea Anderson, CCA's Communications Director, at .

Volunteer Opportunity Highlight

The Annual Student Council Valentine's Day Dance for students in grades 6th - 8th will be on Friday, February 14th from 6 - 8 pm. There will be a photo booth, a fortune teller, and a dance royalty drawing. If you would like to volunteer to help or chaperone, please click here .  
Community News & Resources
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees: Creating Financially Responsible Kids

Date: March 3, 2020
Time: 9:15 - 11:15 am
Location: Cherry Creek Options School (14603 E. Fremont Ave., Centennial, CO 80112

Date: March 10, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 8:15 pm
Location: Cherry Creek Options School (14603 E. Fremont Ave., Centennial, CO 80112
For more information, click here.
The Cherry Creek High School Varsity Poms team is hosting their annual 2020 Winter Jr. Poms Camp on February 22nd. It is open to students in grades K-8. If you are interested, please click here for more information!
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