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December 7, 2020
Congratulations to The
Golden Eagle Award Recipients for Fall of 2020
8th Grade
Jaden A.
Lev B.
Nebiat B.
Valerie H.
Leon K.
Sai K.
Roland Lucero T.
Joelle W.

6th Grade
Ashleigh A.

5th Grade
Jessica E.
Brady P.
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.
Exciting Mathletes News!

We are excited to inform you that our students did a phenomenal job in the annual Rich Morrow Challenge. RMC is a competition conducted by Challenge School and has all of the CCSD students in grade levels 3-5 participate.
This year there were 400 participants online. Below are our students who placed:


Eashan T.
Katherine N.

Team round - 2nd place overall
Eashan T.
Leran W.
Vedaant P.
Advaith K.
An Interview with a Police Officer!

Ms. Urso's class did a Dream Big Friday with Officer Gray. The students had the opportunity to ask questions about being a police officer! What an awesome way to learn about jobs and dream big!
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 with your students name and then keep an eye out for them on Fridays on social media!
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 Thanks so much! We look forward to celebrating your students in the Spring!
Pretend Computer Disasters in Technology Class!

This week in Technology with Mrs. Sandler, Mrs. Miller's class read a story about Arthur's computer disaster! They talked about things that have gone wrong with their computers while doing online learning. The kids then drew a picture to show a computer problem they have had before. What a fun and timely activity to do in technology!

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!
Open Library Hours at CCA!

The CCA Library will be open Wednesday and Friday afternoons in December 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

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:
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.
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.
Future Bruins Virtual Event!

Curious what it might be like to be a future Bruin? Check out this virtual event on Released on December 8th at 6pm - It's virtual so feel free to watch at your own convenience. Click here for more information!
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.
Breakfast and lunch at no cost through December 18th, 2020!

Monday and Wednesday meals will include 2 breakfast and 2 lunches. Friday will include breakfast and lunch for Friday – Sunday
Virtual Coding Class for 5th - 8th Grade Students

We are excited to announce a free, virtual computer coding class available to CCA middle school students in November. Steel City Codes is led by a CCA alumnus and current senior at Cherry Creek High School. These lessons are open to all CCA middle school student in grades 5 - 8 and will teach coding in both Java and Python. This class will meet on Mondays from 3:45-4:45. Please click here for more information. You may click here to register.
To customize and purchase your yearbook, please go to! 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 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 or Moon Lee at

A Message from Our Board of Directors
CCA holds monthly Committee meetings, tailor-made to engage our CCA community in conversations about a whole variety of topics...
  • Do you have a great idea or a special skill?
  • Are you looking to offer your volunteer hours where you have a particular interest or expertise?
  • Would you enjoy an open discussion with members of the Parent Board, Administration, and CCA Community about an issue that's important to you?

We'd love to have you join us at a CCA Committee Meeting!  CCA Committee Meetings are the BEST way to participate in active discussions about the "big-picture" issues that are near-and-dear to your heart. In addition to Committee-level projects, the work done by CCA Committees refines and prepares those issues brought to the Board as formal Action Items. Parent volunteer hours are available for attending committee meetings, and for participating in committee work.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in Committee discussions!

Anyone interested in participating in Committee Meetings can refer to the CCA Master Calendar for dates and times, or click here for more information.
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
Monday, December 7th
  • 2pm Human Resource Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 8th
  • 6pm CCA Board Meeting

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!
December OIE Opportunities

The following opportunities will be offered during the month of December by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. 

District P.A.S.S Meeting – Wednesday, December 9th , 6:00 – 8:00 pm                             
Monthly District PASS meeting centering the perspectives and lived experiences of families of color in CCSD.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The Parent Connection: CCSD's 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.

Please click  here to read the latest Parent Connection newsletter from CCSD.
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