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January 13, 2020
January is School Board Recognition Month
In our close-knit community, CCA Board Members are people you know: your neighbors, fellow parents and friends. They’re also unpaid volunteers who devote countless hours to making sure our school is the best it can be. January is school board appreciation month, and we hope that you’ll join us in showing appreciation for our awesome board members who are so dedicated to the success of each student at CCA. Next time you see them — at morning drop-off, at the grocery store or around the neighborhood, or tomorrow's Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m. — be sure to thank them for all that they do.
Upcoming Events

This week we have quite a few events!
  • Chipotle Fundraiser: TONIGHT (see the News section for more information)
  • Board Meeting tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.
  • Schoolhouse Talk on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
  • A School wide Skate City party starting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • The Geography Bee at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday
  • Pastries for Parents (7:30 a.m.) and a PTO Meeting (8:05 a.m.) on Friday morning.

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 .
News from CCA
CCA is excited to provide an opportunity to collect feedback from you regarding our teachers and the school environment. The Teacher Feedback data is used to provide feedback to teachers and is part of their performance evaluation done by the Executive Director and Assistant Principals. This survey contains only 5 questions per teacher. The Climate portion of the survey contains questions about the CCA administration team, school communication, academic instruction, school safety, and other aspects of the CCA environment. Responses from the Climate portion are reviewed by the School Accountability Committee, CCA administration, and the CCA Parent Board to guide future improvements to our school. The survey should not take longer than 20 minutes to complete. In exchange for your feedback, you are allowed to enter 2 hours of volunteer time. As a parent-involved charter school, this is your chance to help provide both positive and constructive feedback for CCA teachers, the administration, and the Parent Board. Note that the survey is intended to be filled out by parents, not students . You can complete the survey by clicking here or visiting .
Annual Board Election
Each year in May, CCA holds an election for our Board of Directors. There will be 3 open positions. 2 of the requirements to be considered are:
  • Potential candidates must attend a minimum of two (2) regular CCA Board meetings during the nine (9) months prior to the April Board meeting. The March Board meeting is an eligible meeting for this requirement.
  • Potential candidates must interview with at least one (1) current Board member prior to the nomination form submittal deadline.
Please note, the nomination packet and biography forms will be posted closer to the election in May. For the complete 2019-20 Board Nomination and Election Procedure, please click here .
Chipotle Fundraiser: TONIGHT
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Cherry Creek Academy's 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip. 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.
8th Grade Fundraiser: Refreshments at Basketball Games
There will be refreshments available at basketball games. We will also have bracelets for sale. Proceeds go to funding this year's 8th grade trip to D.C.
Skate City Party: Wednesday
This Wednesday, January 15th from 6 - 8:00 p.m., our Fly like an Eagle Committee is teaming up with Skate City to kick off 2020 with a fun filled “Scavenger Hunt” themed skate party! Admission is only $5 and skate rental is $3.
Pastries with Parents: Friday
This Friday, January 17th, at 7:30 a.m., you are invited to our quarterly Pastries with Parents event that is hosted by our amazing PTO. Enjoy donuts, muffins, juice, and coffee while you catch up with other CCA families. There is no fee for this event, but students MUST ATTEND WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN. We also request that you RSVP for this event by Tuesday, January 14th if you would like to attend. Please click here or visit 1 to RSVP. 
If you would like to volunteer to assist with this event, please click here or visit to sign up.
PTO Meeting: Friday
Please join us for our January PTO meeting on Friday January 17th at 8:05am in the Cafeteria. Coffee will be served, and younger siblings are welcome.

Author Donna Cooner at CCA: Friday
Cherry Creek Academy is pleased to present award winning author, Donna Cooner, on January 17th, 2020! CCA 5th-8th graders will attend an author presentation and have the opportunity to have a book signed. Students who are interested in purchasing one of Donna Cooner’s books should go to this link or can fill out the paper order form that was sent home. Books are available for 2 weeks after the presentation. To learn more about Donna Cooner visit her website at .
Save the Date! Masquerade Ball: Friday, January 24
The PTO's annual Masquerade Ball at CCA will be Friday, January 24, from 6-8:00 pm.

Kindergarten through 5th grade students can wear their favorite masks (nothing scary please), or make one with provided supplies at the ball.

Admission is free and there will be snacks available for sale!

If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please click here .
Save the Date! Middle School Cookies & Canvas Night: Friday, January 31
CCA middle students are invited to join Mrs. Peterson on January 31st from 6 - 9:00 pm for a fun night of painting and sweet treats. To sign up, please click here or visit

Please note, registration closes January 22nd.
Multicultural Festival: Celebrating Cultures of the World
Are you excited about celebrating the different cultures of the world with a fun filled evening of
music, dance, food, and activities from various countries?

CCA Multicultural Festival 2020 will be
celebrated on Friday, March 13, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Friday at Cherry Creek Academy.

To volunteer to represent a country click here or visit

To volunteer to help with the festival in general, please click here or visit

To volunteer to do a performance, please click here or visit

Please email all questions to
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 .

Community News & Resources
Overwhelmed? Stressed Out? Attend January's PIN presentation and learn "How to Make Stress Work for You!"

Date: January 14, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Location: Cherry Creek Options School (14603 E. Fremont Ave., Centennial, CO 80112
The Cherry Creek High School Varsity Poms team is hosting their annual 2020 Winter Jr. Poms Camp that is open to students in grades K-8. If you are interested, please click here for more information!
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