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January 27, 2020
Upcoming Events

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News from CCA
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!

Thank you for helping make this year’s festival as awesome as in past years. Please email all questions to .
John Irwin
Cherry Creek Academy, along with nine other schools in the district, received an award for academic excellence! The John Irwin award, from the Colorado Department of Education, is given to schools who show academic growth and achievement during the school year.  Read more at .
Exceptional Volunteer
On January 30th, Cherry Creek School District will host the annual Exceptional Volunteer dinner. Together we will honor the amazing community members that volunteer their time and energy to make our schools wonderful!

We are happy to announce that Sara Depperschmidt has been selected to represent our school at this event. She has been an outstanding parent volunteer at Cherry Creek Academy since 2015. Mrs. Depperschmidt has spent numerous hours helping around CCA, and we are grateful for all she does for our school.
Cherry Creek School District Spelling Bee
On Friday, January 24th, four of our students represented CCA at the annual CCSD Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Impa B., Karli H., and Sanvi S.! A special congratulations to Anusree R. who earned 18th place and went onto the next round!
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 February & March Board meetings are eligible meetings 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 .
Masquerade Ball: Success!
Thank you to our PTO and amazing volunteers for creating such a memorable event for our students!!
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.
Valograms Coming Soon
Student Council is excited to sell Valograms from February 10th until February 13th . They 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  or visit .
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  or visit  to sign up to volunteer. 
SAC Survey: Thank you to those who participated!
A big thanks to all of you who participated in the annual CCA Teacher Feedback and School Climate Survey. The data collection window is now closed and the data is being reviewed. Feedback received for teachers will be used in their performance evaluations for the year. Administration and the SAC will be looking at the Climate data. Based on your responses, appropriate actions will be taken immediately, if necessary. The data will be compiled and shared with the CCA Board, the SAC, and with the CCA community, in adherence to confidentiality laws, at the May Town Hall.

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
An Innovative Look at Nutrition: The Way to the Brain is through the Stomach

Date: February 4, 2020
Time: 9:15 - 11:15 am
Location: Cherry Creek Options School (14603 E. Fremont Ave., Centennial, CO 80112

Date: February 11, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 8:15 pm
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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Impact Volleyball is looking for girls under 14 to join their club teams. If interested, please click here for more information.
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