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January 18, 2021
NO SCHOOL IN OBSERVANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
The annual CCA Teacher Feedback and School Climate Survey closes tomorrow, January 19th, at midnight. Please take this opportunity to provide feedback to CCA. Spend 20 minutes providing feedback to CCA and earn 2 hours of volunteer time by completing the survey at this link: http://bit.ly/CCA_survey_2020_2021. We appreciate your time and feedback!
A Huge Thank You to Our CCA Board Members!
January is School Board Recognition Month! We want to take a moment to say thank you to the wonderful members of our Board who spend countless hours working on behalf of the children and families of Cherry Creek Academy to help make an incredible learning community that is filled with compassionate staff and exceptional children and families. These Board members are unpaid volunteers that work as a team toward our common goals. Thank you for your dedication, your time and perseverance: Tom Malott, Lara Baker, Joanne Jordan, Aaron Castro, Shaden Awada, Kelly Fletcher, Jeff Holwell, and Kathy Underhill!
"Pete The Cat and the Magic Sunglasses" in Kindergarten Class
Last Tuesday was a special day for Mrs. Nusbaum - it was her birthday! She loves Pete the Cat so she decided to give her Kindergarten students a little surprise and gift them all with their very own pair of "magic sunglasses" just like Pete the Cat has! The students wore their "magic sunglasses" while listening to the story "Pete the Cat and the Magic Sunglasses." What a creative way to get the kids involved in the story!
A Note From Nurse Jayne:

With K-4 back in person, we want to reiterate how extremely important it is to keep your child home if they are ill. Please notify Nurse Jayne at jbauer@cherrycreekacademy.org if your child has a positive COVID test or if your child has been exposed to someone with a positive COVID test so that we can take the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. 
Attention Parents of 8th Graders

We still need your help! Please send us two pictures of your child. One can be of your child as a baby or a toddler and one should be a recent photo. The pictures will be shared in our 8th graduation slideshow. 

Please send your digital photos with your child's name on them to our Director of Communications, Rachel Brooks at Rbrooks@cherrycreekacademy.org.

Thanks so much for your help with this! We look forward to celebrating your students in the Spring!
Safety and Mask Reminder
We are so excited to have our Elementary students back in person. As we are settling back in, we wanted to send a friendly reminder to our families about wearing masks when you are near CCA. We are asking that when you are waiting outside of CCA or walking across the crosswalk that you have a mask on. We want to do everything in our power to remain in person and that means taking every health/safety precaution that we can. We want to thank you for your partnership during this unique time and for your commitment to a safe and healthy school.  
CCSD's Gingerbread Contest Winner - Ivan S.
The winner of Cherry Creek School District's Gingerbread Contest was our very own Ivan S! Ivan was awarded a brand new Apple Ipad today! Congratulations to everyone who participated!
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Free Meals for the Rest of the Year For In Person and Remote Learners


Nutrition Services is offering meals for in person and remote students for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Students at school can receive their meals on campus. For more information, click here.


CCA's Virtual Middle School
Trivia Night

Mark your calendars! CCA's 1st Trivia night is coming-Friday January 22nd from 4:30-6:30. Get a team of your best buds, family, teachers, and anyone else you think will help you and your team in this trivia challenge. For your team, create your own Google Meet so that you can discuss answers. Select a team leader to join our Trivia Night Link and have your group leader "present" their screen so that the rest of your group can see the trivia questions. Only one person from each group will need to join the Trivia Night link. If you have questions, please watch this quick how-to video I made. Any more questions, please send them to dmahan@cherrycreekacademy.org.
Look at all those Unity Shirts!

Make sure you wear your Unity shirt from the PTO every Friday to help keep us unified because we are stronger together!

At school or at home you can always submit your photos to media@cherrycreekacademy.org.
Help us build our followers while earning volunteer hours!

You can 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 = 1 hour
Instagram Follow = 1 hour
Twitter Follow = 1 hour

Thanks in advance for helping us grow our social media presence!
Celebrating the cultures of the world – A 100% Virtual Event
(details to come)
Are you excited about celebrating the different cultures of the world with a fun-filled evening of music, dance, and activities from various countries? The 2021 CCA Multicultural Festival will be celebrated on Friday, April 16th, 2021 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. This event will be 100% virtual with the ability to enjoy a night at home. 
 
We are looking for country volunteers to lead and represent a county. We will be sending out information and assisting with your virtual performance as well. We are also looking for volunteers in creating bags, folding booklets, decorations for virtual, etc.
 
Please click one or both the links below to volunteer: 
 
To volunteer to represent a country: 
 
To volunteer to help with the Festival in general:
 
If you are interested in doing a performance please email ptomcf@cherrycreekacademy.org
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
Please join us Friday, February 19, 2021 for our PTO meeting at 9:05 am. Details to log in can be found on the CCA Master Calendar.

We look forward to ideas and input from many member of our community!

Here are some quick links:

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.

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.
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.
Monday January 18
  • MLK Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday January 29
  • 10am Equity Committee 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:


Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 9:15am
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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