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February 17, 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 https://www.cherrycreekacademy.org/master_calendar.
It's Random Acts of Kindness Week!
This week is dedicated to celebrating the power of kindness. It’s an opportunity for our community to focus on connecting through kind acts and kind words. This is a nationally recognized week, but our Fly like an Eagle Committee is putting their own spin on it. Rather than think of each act of kindness as random, they want everyone to back up their actions with intent. Throughout this week, be sure to ask your child(ren) what they've learned.

Some of the things our Committee is planning are: 

  • Our Fly Like an Eagle Committee will be “sending smiles” to every student to kick off a game of kindness tag.

  • Peer Helpers will be decorating middle school lockers with encouraging messages

  • Each day of the week, classes will have a different “acts of kindness” mission that they are encouraged to focus on for the day. 

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 .
Schoolhouse Talk & Communications Committee Meeting:
Wednesday, February 19th
Join the CCA Communications Committee, other CCA parents, and our Leadership team for Schoolhouse Talk , a discussion about all things related to CCA, on Wednesday, February 19th at 8:05 am in the CCA Cafeteria .

Our Communications Committee's 2nd annual meeting will follow Schoolhouse talk at 9:00 am . Join us to let us know what's working, what can be improved and whether there are ways to engage YOU MORE with what is going on at CCA. If you are unable to attend, feel free to contact Communication Committee Members Andrea Evashevski or Alison Reynolds  
PTO Meeting:
Friday, February 21st
Please join us for our February PTO meeting on Friday, February 21 at 8:05am in the Cafeteria. Coffee will be served, and younger siblings are welcome.

News from CCA
Support the CCA Middle School Band
Help support and grow our new band program! For only $20.00, you'll have access to discounts to over 15 different participating businesses in the Cherry Creek Academy area through March 15th 2021! Retailers like Qdoba, Culvers, Jersey Mike's, Jimano's pizzeria, Sonic, Anthony's pizza Dickey's BBQ pit, Rocky mountain Chocolate Factory, Baker's way, Cold Stone Creamery, and more are all offering up to 50% off certain menu items with purchase of CCA's Middle school band discount cards. Cards can be purchased from Mr. White , but they’re going fast! Cash only please.
Congratulations CCA Chess Team
Congratulations to the CCA Chess Team for their outstanding achievement at the Cherry Creek Chess League event! They defeated a school who has the second largest scholastic chess team in the state, and who are former scholastic state champions in the K-3 and K-6 team divisions. Defeating them and finishing in 2nd place is a testament to the strength of the talented players in our CCA Chess Club.
8th Grade Trip Fundraiser on Monday, February 24th at Noodles & Company
Eagle Honors
Last week's Eagle Honor assemblies celebrated the amazing character values our students show everyday!!  T hank you to all of our parents who joined us to celebrate these outstanding students!
Valentines Day Dance
Thank you to our wonderful Student Council and amazing volunteers for organizing the 6th - 8th grade Valentine's Day Dance! Our students had a fabulous time!
Colorado Opera at CCA
Last week our 1st graders enjoyed an amazing performance of Hansel & Gretel by the talented team at Opera Colorado Artists in Residence Program. Our gym was transformed into a magical forest! It was AWESOME!
Cherry Creek Academy is Hiring!
If you are interested in applying to Cherry Creek Academy please email your resume & cover letter to:  careers@cherrycreekacademy.org .
 


Openings:

Box Tops: Due SOON


Box Tops are due February 26th! Please turn them in soon!
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!

We have 14 amazing countries represented so far: Ireland, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Lebanon/Syria, Tajikistan, India , Austria- Europe, Mongolia, Poland
Russia, China, South Korea, Australia, Pakistan/Asia, and Uzbekistan.

  • 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 ptomcf@cherrycreekacademy.org .
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 canderson@cherrycreekacademy.org.

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.
A Great Deal from the National Martial Arts Academy for CCA Students
Members from The National Martial Arts Academy in Aurora will be performing the Lion Dance at this year's Multicultural Festival. They will also be offering our students a free 2 week trial at their studio.

In addition, if students sign up for classes after the 2 week trial ends, Master Silva, will donate the $59 sign up fee back to our CCA PTO!
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  canderson@cherrycreekacademy.org .




Community News & Resources
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Presents: Parent Academy, One Click Can Save Their Life

This evening, from 6 - 8 pm, Arapahoe County School Resource Officers are hosting a free class about the dangerous social media apps kids use, online predators targeting your kids, how screen time affects kids' emotional intelligence, and more! For more information, please click here.

You must RSVP to this event by clicking here.
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.
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