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March 9, 2020
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.
This Week's Upcoming Events
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Spring Running Club: Coming Soon
For the first time, CCA athletics will be offering a spring running program that coincides with our Cross Country program to improve fitness and act as a stepping stone for those who want to continue to grow from fall cross country or those new to cross country who are interested in competing during our fall season.  

Our Cross Country coaches Mr. Nolen, Mrs. Nistal and Mrs. MacFarland will create a differentiated program in which runners will train three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays) from 3:40-4:30 starting Monday, March 23rd and ending with the capstone event, a 5K associated with the  Colfax Marathon on Saturday, May 16th.

Registration for Spring Running Club is $50 and does NOT include the $25 registration fee for those interested in the 5K.

Please click here for registration for  Spring Running Club.

Any questions may be directed to Mr. Nolen or Mr. Mahan.
Talent Show:
Friday, April 24th
CCA is proud to announce another annual event celebrating the awesome talents of our students: CCA's Got Talent ! Our Talent show will be on Friday, April 24th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm in our gym.

If your child(ren) is/are interested in being part of the CCA Talent Show, please fill out the Audition Form .

Due to the large amount of interest we are anticipating, all acts must go through an audition process during the week of March 23rd with a judging panel who will use a rubric to select 15 -20 performers for CCA’s 2020 Talent Show. You can view the rubric here . Please note that performances may not exceed 4 minutes.

We are so excited to see what wonderful and amazing talents we have here at CCA! 
Fun Run:
Friday, May 1st
Please join us for our “CCA Flying Eagles” Fun run on Friday May 1st!

In the spirit of fun, health, and lots of cheering from others, including our returning coordinators from Boosterthon, students will run laps on the CCA field. Our goal is to raise over $25,000. Proceeds from this year’s fun run will go toward risers, a backdrop and  improvements to  our stage that will enable our g ymnasium to also serve as an auditorium for school performances, festivals, assemblies, etc.

WE NEED SPONSORS!!! If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact CCA Foundation at foundation@cherrycreekacademy.org .

You can also find sponsorship information on our website by clicking here .
Enrollment has Arrived
Please complete our online  Enrollment Form  and submit two separate payments to complete your child(ren)'s enrollment for the upcoming school year. 

Enrollment Forms are due no later than Friday, March 27th at 8:00 a.m.

Please note, CCSD's Parent Forms will be available in July and families will receive an email from the district with more information over the summer.

If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Sullivan at   csullivan@cherrycreekacademy.org
Last Week's Highlights
Multicultural Festival: HUGE SUCCESS
Thank you to our amazing CCA Community, parents, students, teachers & staff, who helped make this year's Multicultural Festival so incredible! It was awesome to see the diversity of our school celebrated and honored!
This week our library was transformed into the CCA Reading Cafe! Students sampled a variety of books during a fun spin on a menu "tasting" & received a 5 star experience!

In addition to the Cafe, our library also featured a great Dr. Seuss display in honor of his birthday on March 2nd. Kindergartners celebrated the day with special guest readers who read their favorite Dr. Seuss books while they enjoyed fun snacks including Cat in the Hat Kabobs and One Fish Two Fish themed Jello cups.

Thank you again to our amazing staff and volunteers who helped organize these fun and educational events.
News from CCA
Support the CCA Middle School Band
Congratulations CCA STUDENTS, STAFF AND COMMUNITY! We won a TRAINOC recess day on April 3rd during student lunch recesses. All participants require a waiver to be completed no later than Thursday, April 2nd. If your child’s waiver is not filled out they will not be able to participate in this event. 

Please click here to access the waiver.
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 the cards are going fast! Cash only please.
Champions: Spring Break Child Care
Are you looking for child care over Spring Break? Champions at CCA has exciting activities planned to rejoice in the fun of Spring, culminating in a trip to the Denver Zoo! They also have extended hours this break, and will be operating from 7a-5p. 

Join Champions over Spring Break for fun themed days with dress up opportunities each day:

3/16 Bloom & Grow - Students will learn about flowers and plants, as well as what it takes for something to grow.   The Dress Up Theme will be Floral.

3/17 Wild Side- Students will learn about habitats and how animals are able to survive all over the world.   The Dress Up Theme will be Animals.

3/18 Cool in the Shade - Students will learn about different types of trees and leaves.   The Dress Up Theme will be Camo Prints.

3/19 Bugging Out - Students will learn about the creepy crawlies that are out and about, from butterflies to spiders.   The Dress Up Theme will be Crazy Hair Day.

3/20 Zoo Trip - Students will travel to the Denver Zoo to see the beautiful animals live and in person!    The Dress Up Theme will be Green Day.
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 .




Musical Theater Club Coming to CCA
Musical Theater Workshop will be on Thursdays after school beginning on Thursday, March 26th! All 2nd - 5th graders with any level of experience are welcome! Throughout this course students will be working as an ensemble to create dance routines and learn the basic to moderate dance and vocal skills necessary for musical theatre. For more information, and to register, please click here .
Pennies for Patients:
Student Council Fundraiser
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program is working with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research and patient support services. Cherry Creek Academy has partnered with LLS from today, March 2nd through Friday, March 13th to take on the mission of ending cancer once and for all by raising a schoolwide goal of $4,000! 

Each classroom has it's own donation page that can be found in our Teacher Newsletters and on our CCA website . If each classroom raises just $182, we will exceed our school wide goal and earn a free dress day for the entire school.

Students can also set up a personal page for collections. Donations collected on our students' personal pages will apply to both individual student and classroom totals. Students can earn individual prizes for raising money and prizes will also be given to the classes that raise the most money! The class that raises the most will earn a catered lunch from Olive Garden!
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.
  • 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.
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:

Community News & Resources
PIN Meeting Tomorrow, March 10th
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees: Creating Financially Responsible Kids

Date: Tuesday, March 10th
Time: 6:30 - 8:15 pm
Location: Cherry Creek Options School ( 14603 E. Fremont Ave., Centennial, CO 80112)

For more information, click here.
Vaping Prevention Information Night
Date: Thursday, March 12th
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location: Grandview High School Lecture Center; Please Use Athletics Entrance (Door #13)

Hear from experts about the health effects of vaping, how to keep your kids healthy and safe, and effective ways to talk to your kids about this issue.

Learn About:
  • Emerging trends in youth vaping
  • Available resources
  • What CCSD is doing to address this public health concern

For more information, please click here .
CCSD P.A.S.S. Meeting : March 25th
Date: March 25, 2020
Time: 6 pm
Location: Cherry Creek Elevation High School ( 14603 E. Fremont Ave., Centennial, 80112 )


The District P.A.S.S. (Partnerships for Academically Successful Students) is comprised of parents, Cherry Creek teachers and administrators, and community members. P.A.S.S. supports the district's goal of Inclusive Excellence and is a critical component of systemic equity transformation. P.A.S.S. at the district level, is led by the Executive Director of Inclusive Excellence and supported by the P.A.S.S. Steering Committee, and serves the purpose of engaging community members in meaningful and effective partnerships that lead to positive outcomes for all students, but more specifically, students of color. P.A.S.S. is a structure that fosters the intentional building of relationships between the school and the parent communities in an effort to create an inclusive learning environment for all students. P.A.S.S. also gives parents and guardians of students of color voice and direct access to administration.

For more information, please click here .
CCSD Parent Connection Newsletter
The Parent Connection is sent to parents and community subscribers twice a month with information about student, school and district achievements, financial information, staff, events, board policy and more.    Subscribe to The Parent Connection here .

Please click  here to read the lastest Parent Connection newsletter from CCSD.
Your Art Month Show at the Curis Arts and Humanities Center
Visit the Youth Art Month Show at the Curtis Center between February 29th and March 28, 2020.  Many CCA student artists will be featured.
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!
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