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December 14, 2020
Dear CCA Parents & Guardians – CCA values your feedback and would like to hear from you. After Winter Break, you will have an opportunity to provide both positive and constructive feedback on teachers and the school environment via our annual survey (available starting January 4th). The survey is designed to take 20 minutes or less to complete. In exchange for your feedback you are allowed to enter two hours of volunteer time. Please look for the link in future Eagles.
Thank You!

A huge thank you to all of those who donated to make the holiday baskets possible for our teachers and staff this year! They were so excited and appreciative of the gift.
Perennial Math Competition Wall of Fame:
5th grade : Leran W , Katherine N
6th grade : Vladimir S, Rayan D
7th grade : Charan N
8th grade : Saanvi S, Andreas T and Saksham H.
We are very happy to announce that we had students who had close to perfect scores in the Perennial Math
National Competition and whose names are published on the Wall of FAME on the website.
Don't Forget Your Eagle Unity Shirts on Fridays!

We want to see your student in their Eagle Unity shirt from the PTO! We would love to feature them on Social Media each Friday to remind students to wear their shirts and keep us unified. CCA Soars because we are stronger together.

Submit your photos to media@cherrycreekacademy.org with your students name and then keep an eye out for them on Fridays on social media!


#CCASOARS
Noetic Math Competition Results

National Honor Roll ( Top 10 %)
Leran W -5th grade

Honorable mention ( Top 50 % in each grade)

Daniel B.
Paavani C.
Advaith K.
Nysa K.
Eashan T.
Katherine N.
Vedaant P.
Ethan Z.
Rayan D.
Leo T.
Vladimir S.
Hemani D.
Kartikey M.
Anish C.
Saksham H.
Andreas T.
Roland T.
Sanvi S.
One more week, let's finish strong! To celebrate, CCA STUCO is putting on a spirit week for K-8. Please see the digital flier for information on how to celebrate each day. We will begin on Tuesday, December 15th with Hat/Crazy Hair Day- Feel free to wear your favorite cap or make your hair still for the day! Wednesday is a sweater day! Wear your favorite cozy sweater or maybe your favorite silly sweater. Thursday is sports day! Support your favorite team by wearing a sports jersey or simply dress in sporty attire. We will finish the week by dressing as your favorite character from a book or movie. Please remember to follow the CCA free dress day dress code. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your teacher or the CCA STUCO Rep Mr. Mahan- Dmahan@cherrycreekacademy.org
Attention Parents of 8th Graders

We need a photo of your student from when they were a baby or young child and a photo of them now to use in the 8th grade graduation presentation. Please send only two photos and don't forget to include your students name, to our Director of Communications, Rachel Brooks at Rbrooks@cherrycreekacademy.org. Thanks so much! We look forward to celebrating your students in the Spring!

Advice for Screen Time

Be sure your child is following their remote learning schedule.  We have a number of breaks built in to daily schedule to help them. Make sure they take their breaks away from the screen. Sometimes children are staying online during break to socialize and that just increases their screen time. So have them walk away during breaks! 

Here are some other options we can suggest:

  • Blue light glasses
  • Adjust screen brightness
  • Allow the screen to be in high contrast mode
  • Making sure your child is working in an area with adequate lighting
  • Elevate computer screen to be more at eye-level (use books or boxes to prop underneath)
Help us build our followers while earning volunteer hours!
You can now earn one volunteer hour for following us on each platform of social media! All you have to do is follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter by clicking on the icon above and enter your time: here!

Facebook Follow/Like = 1 hour
Instagram Follow = 1 hour
Twitter Follow = 1 hour

Thanks in advance for helping us grow our social media presence!
Last Chance Before Break for Open Library Hours at CCA!

The CCA Library will be open Wednesday afternoon this week for you to come in to check out library books.
Please sign up for a slot here: CCA December Open Library Checkout.

If you have any questions please email Sarah Lanyi at slanyi@cherrycreekacademy.org

If you would prefer to pick up a Library Book Pack at CCA please fill out this form: Library Book Request Form
Share your photos with us!

We would love to see your students learning remotely from home! Got a great photo we can use for the newsletter, yearbook or social media? We want to see it! Send it our way: media@cherrycreekacademy.org
Be sure to include your child's name and a brief description of what is happening in the photo! Thank you in advance for sharing your memories.
CCSD Metrics for Remote Learning
We follow the Cherry Creek School District's metrics to determine if it is safe for our K-4 learners to return in person. To access the CCSD Covid Tracker, please click here.

We anticipate hearing from Dr. Siegfried this week about plans to return following break. Dr. Shultz will be sending out a communication as soon as we have the information.
Breakfast and lunch at no cost through December 18, 2020!

Monday and Wednesday meals will include 2 breakfast and 2 lunches. Friday will include breakfast and lunch for Friday – Sunday

Free meals will continue during Winter Break!

Monday December 21st, Monday December 28th and Monday, January 4th see pick up locations below on flyer!
Monday Teacher Letters
Please click on the links below to access Monday Newsletters from our teachers.


• 1st Grade

• 2nd Grade

• 3rd Grade

• 4th Grade




• Art

• Library

• Music

• P.E.



A Message from our PTO
This year, the CCA PTO has decided to pause all fundraising for the school. However, that doesn't mean that the support for our families stops. We would like to compile a list of restaurants owned by CCA families so that we can share it with our community. Now more than ever, the support of local restaurants and small businesses is crucial. Thank you so much for letting us support your restaurant!
Click here to add your restaurant to the list!
Virtual Youth Art Show

Enter your western lifestyle-themed artwork in the National Western Youth Art Contest! We have gone entirely virtual for the 2021 contest. The contest is free to enter and open to students in grades 1 through 12.
Simply take a picture of your submission to enter. The Reserve and Grand Champion artwork will be displayed
January 9 through January 24, 2021.
Entries will be accepted starting November 17 through December 18, 2020.
To customize and purchase your yearbook, please go to www.treering.com/validate! Enter CCA’s passcode: 1013808470921971.

All yearbooks will be sent directly to your home in May 2021. Please make sure to enter your correct address. Please click here for more information.

CCA families are encouraged to share photos for the 2020-2021 yearbook since students have been learning remotely. Please send your photos to Media@cherrycreekacademy.org and please include your student's full name and grade with the photos.

A few ideas for pictures include remote learners in their awesome virtual learning spaces, remote learners working hard school assignments, or standing next to an awesome project they have completed.

If you have any additional questions about our yearbook, please email Sarah Lanyi at Slanyi@cherrycreekacademy.org or Moon Lee at Mjlee@cherrycreekacademy.org.

Meet the 2020 Cherry Creek Academy Foundation scholarship recipient,
Medha Pan

Hello Cherry Creek Academy! My name is Medha Pan, and I am honored to be the recipient of the 2020 CCA Foundation Scholarship! I had graduated from CCA in 2016 after attending from grades 6 through 8, and am so grateful for all the life skills and memories CCA gave me, along with the self-confidence I grew to embrace. Throughout my journey at Cherokee Trail High School, I dedicated a majority of my free time on the Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans Center of Financial Education, volunteered at the Swedish Medical Center, and had been a part of Student Leadership. This past July, I earned the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and currently, I am a freshman majoring in Molecular Genetics on the pre-med track at the University of Rochester – although I am studying remotely due to the pandemic. With 2020 coming to a close, I am so excited to see what the future brings!
Know someone interested in applying for the 2021 CCA Foundation scholarship?
Each year, the Cherry Creek Academy Foundation awards a one-time academic scholarship of $1,000 to a high school graduating senior who attended CCA. If you know a graduating senior who might be interested in applying for the 2021 scholarship award to support future studies, please encourage them to make sure their current email address is on file in PowerSchool at My.cherrycreekschools.org. If you know a graduating senior who is no longer in the Cherry Creek District, they may email their contact information to scholarshipcommittee@cherrycreekacademy.org. Application forms and information will be disseminated in February. 
Did you know that Smoky Hill High School is an IB school? 

IB, short for International Baccalaureate, is a worldwide, nonprofit education program dedicated to encouraging both personal and academic achievement in all students.

The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) at Smoky Hill HS is for freshmen and sophomores.
Our IB students made a special IB News Bulletin just for you to tell you all about the program!

Here is the link to our online application: https://forms.gle/UkMxfnnb8Yxb87Pw5
Our first application window will be from Jan. 1st through Jan. 31st.
We will begin our first round of application review and acceptance on Jan. 8th. 
Students living in the Smoky Hill HS feeder area will be notified of their acceptance status by mail on a weekly basis.

If you do not live in the Cherry Creek School District, you can request an IntraDistrict Transfer starting on March 15th here: https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/Page/11878
We also want to invite you to join us for Smoky Hill's 8th Grade Parent Info Night, which will take place virtually on January 14th, 2021 at 6:30pm. 
Please check Smoky Hill's webpage for more information: https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/Page/129

For up-to-date information about our IB Program, MYP application, and how to contact us, please visit our Smoky Hill IB webpage at https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/Page/4518
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.
Friday, December 18th
  • Last day of Quarter 2
  • 9am CCA PTO Meeting
Monday December 21st-January 3rd
  • Winter Break No School

Monday January 4th
  • CCA returns to school

Monday-Tuesday January 4th and 5th
  • CCSD is not session due to furlough days


To Join a Meeting
  1. Please visit CCA's Master Calendar.
  2. Click on the meeting that you would like to attend.
  3. Click "More Details."
  4. Click "Join Hangouts Meet."
  5. Alternatively, you can join by phone by dialing the meeting number and entering the meeting pin.
  6. Please remember to use mute when you are not speaking. This is important and will reduce background noise and other complications.
Community Events and News
PIN Presentation:
January 12th, 2021 6:30pm

More information to come!
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Please click  here to read the latest Parent Connection newsletter from CCSD.
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