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January 6, 2020
Upcoming Events
Happy 2020 CCA Community! We are excited for the start of the new year, and the third quarter of this school year! Grades will be available on PowerSchool on January 9th.

This week we have quite a few 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 .
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 .
2019 Colorado John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award
We've done it again! CCA was awarded the 2019 Colorado John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award , given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time .
Welcome Deputy Gray
Cherry Creek Academy has partnered with Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office to have a full time School Resource Officer at CCA beginning this week. Officer Candace Gray has been selected as our School Resource Officer (SRO). For more information, please click here .
Spelling Bee Champs
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Champs who were the top performers at our annual Spelling Bee on December 18th!
From left to right:
Tristan A., Sanvi S., Karli H., Impa B., and Anusree R.
Koats 4 Kids Fundraiser SUCCESS
Student Council would like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to the CCA community! With your help, we were able to collect 14 large bags of coats! These coats are going to help keep kids across the city warm through our donation to Koats 4 Kids !!
HUGE Thanks to Our PTO
A BIG thanks to our PTO and amazing volunteers for organizing the Holiday Shoppe for students! It was so enjoyable for our students!
Save the Date! Chipotle Fundraiser: Monday, January 13
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.
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. Sign up coming soon!
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
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