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February 8, 2021
100 Days of School!
Friday, February 5th, 2021 was the 100th day of school. Here at Cherry Creek Academy our Kindergarten classes go all out celebrating 100 days of learning! Here are some snapshots from all three of our Kindergarten classes! Some of the Kindergartners dressed up like they were 100 years old to celebrate the 100th day! They all made wonderful projects of 100 things and did activities in their classes involving the number 100! Great job Kindergarten!
Annual Board Election
Each year in May, CCA holds an election for our Board of Directors. There will be 3 open positions, each serving a 3 year term.
Two of the requirements to be considered as a CCA Board member 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 February & March Board meetings are eligible meetings for this requirement.
Potential candidates must interview with at least one (1) current Board member prior to the nomination form submittal deadline.
The candidate forms and biography forms will be shared in March, 2021. Click here for the: Board Election Procedure. 
Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 & Friday, February 26, 2021. Conferences will be held virtually due to Covid. For more information and to sign up for your child's conference please click here.

Open Library Checkout
February 25th and 26th!
Sign up for a slot to come in and browse the library and check out books. Visit this link to sign up: Open Library Sign Up 

Please email Mrs. Lanyi with any questions at

A Message to Our Community
On Thursday, February 4, 2021 our CCA and CCSD Crisis Team shared a presentation on Talking to Children about Suicide.  We appreciate the CCA families and staff who joined us for that conversation. Within this presentation a number of resources were shared to help parents navigate times of crisis and grief. Please see attached a link to this presentation: Talking to Children about Suicide. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to our CCA crisis team.
Attention Middle School Parents
On Friday, February 5, 2021 we shared the following letter with our middle school parents that outlines our steps to return to a hybrid model of in-person learning for our middle school students beginning 4th Quarter, March 22, 2021. Middle School Parent Letter, Friday, February 5, 2021.We will share more details in the coming weeks. 
YETI Healthy Heart Challenge!

Please join Ms. Rutz and CCA students in taking the YETI Healthy Heart Challenge! This is a fun way to share the knowledge of workouts and the effects on your heart. Each student that chooses to participate is welcome to print this PDF. Please encourage your student to reach 1000 jumps, work hard, and HAVE FUN! Each student has the choice to turn the worksheet back into Ms. Rutz before February 25. The students that choose to turn it in, will have the opportunity to have it posted for all to see! If you have any questions please contact Ms. Rutz at
Used Uniform Sale 
February 25th - 26th

Come replace the uniforms that your kiddo(s) are outgrowing at our winter used uniform sale.  

Thursday, February 25th, 4 PM - 7 PM
Friday, February 26th, 8 AM - 3 PM 

Masks and social distancing will be required.  

***Due to COVID, we prefer if you pay with your CC. Credit Card payments will be processed through your CCA app. Please make sure you have downloaded the app and have a payment method attached prior to arriving at the sale.***

Looking forward to seeing you there! 

We are looking for volunteers for this event! Interested? Sign up here
Cherry Creek Academy Presents: 
100% Virtual Multicultural Festival 2021
Event Date: Friday, April 16th 5:30pm – 9pm
The Multicultural Festival is an event that displays the different cultures of the world. And what better way to achieve this than with the help of the families here at CCA that have a heritage from different countries. This event provides an opportunity for kids and adults to experience and learn about the food, costumes, environment, arts, music, ways of life, etc. of the various cultures that are represented.
Students will pick up their travel bag with their passports and a souvenir from each country being represented. The event will be broadcasted and there will be chances to win prizes for filling out your passport. Stay tuned for the link
Country leads/co-leads will double their volunteer hours!
Country Representative: Each country will be given 15 minutes to present their country in a video format. Each country will be given a minimum of $75 depending on the need. We will assist in video editing if needed. During this video, each country will need to touch on three points.
Teach us something about the country
Entertainment – ex: music, performance, art, craft
Must have something to put in the travel bag – ex: flag, keychain, something that represents the country
Submissions for representatives due: February 25th, 2021

Before each country presentation we will have cultural performances.
It is not a talent show. If any of the kids or adults would like to sing, dance, or play an instrument related to the country, then this is the avenue to do so. It is ok to invite performers from outside too. If you would like to present a cultural performance, please email
Food for Purchase: Let’s support our CCA Family-Owned Restaurants during the Multicultural Performance. We will be offering coupons for restaurants, snacks packs, grab and go’s or head to one of the restaurants to watch the performances!
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.

Even though all breakfast and lunch meals are free this entire school year for all students, thanks to Federal Funds given to public schools, each public school still receives additional funds to support student learning based on the number of families who qualify for Free or Reduced meals so we encourage all families to fill out the free or reduced-price meal application. To read additional information about incomes that qualify for the Federal free and reduced meal program, please click on the link. To complete the online application, please click on this link.
Safety and Mask Reminder
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.  

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. These photos need to be sent in by March 12, 2021.

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

Thanks so much for your help with this! We look forward to celebrating your students in the Spring!
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 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. 
CCA Talent Show
Do you have a unique talent? Let's see it! CCA Student Council is putting on its first annual talent show. Please join us via Google Meet Friday, March 5th from 4:30-6:30 pm.

To submit a talent, please record a video that is one to four minutes in length. Introduce yourself, introduce your talent, show us your talent, and then give the audience a bow and a wave goodbye. Once you have your video, simply add it to your CCA Google drive. Once in your drive, simply click the "Share" button and add Mr. Mahan's email address,, and share it with him. Once you have done that, Student Council will take it from there. Submissions are due by Wednesday, February 24th, 2021.

So excited to see all the amazing talent from the CCA community on March 5th!

Any questions please reach out to Mr. Mahan at
2021-2022 School Year Calendar
On January 12, 2021 the Board approved the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. You can find that calendar by clicking here.
Middle School Library Use

All middle school students are welcome to check out books from the CCA Library. If your student is interested in coming in to browse, please email Mrs. Lanyi at to set up an appointment.

You can also request library books and pick them up in the front office by sending an email to Mrs. Lanyi. All CCA students have access to Overdrive through CCSD where students are able to check out ebooks and audiobooks. Happy reading!
Upcoming Contest


Attention all Fifth-Eighth Grade Students:
Peer Helpers will be hosting a contest for CCA's Random Acts of Kindness week February 17th-19th.
Here is the criteria:
Answer the following question: What does kindness mean to you? 

Here are some subcategories to consider: 
  • respect-treating people, places and things will kindness; 
  • caring-feeling or showing concern for others; 
  • inclusiveness-including others, inviting them in and welcoming them with open arms; 
  • integrity-acting in a way you know to be right and kind in all situations; 
  • responsibility-being reliable to do the things that are expected or required of you; 
  • courage-being brave when facing new or difficult circumstances.

Submissions can be in the form of art, poetry, short story, music video, etc.

Entries need to be in a digital format to be able to be submitted digitally or via Google share (picture of your artwork, video, etc) submitted to Ms Karah Yamauchi by Wednesday, February 10th. 

Submissions will be judged by Peer Helpers members and they will award the top 5 winners!!! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, February 23rd

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Yamauchi or Mrs. MacFarland
Monday Teacher Newsletters
Please click on the links below to access Monday Newsletters from our teachers.

 1st Grade

• 2nd Grade

 3rd Grade

 4th Grade

• Art



• 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:

Board Meeting Date Change!

The February Board Meeting has been changed from Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 to Tuesday, February 16th, 2021.
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

We Are Hiring and We Need You!

Ranked as one of the best charters for both elementary & middle schools in the Denver area, Cherry Creek Academy recruits, develops, retains, and rewards a premier workforce so that those working with our students are exceptional. 

If you are interested in applying to Cherry Creek Academy please email your resume & cover letter to:

Are you interested in being a Substitute Teacher or Substitute Assistant/Supervisor at Cherry Creek Academy? 

We are in need of substitutes for the following:
Classroom Assistants

Do you hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher? If you do you are eligible to apply for a Three Year Substitute Authorization through the Colorado Department of Education. Click here to access the application link.

If you do not hold a Bachelor’s degree, but you are a High School graduate, you are eligible to apply for a One Year Substitute Authorization through the Colorado Department of Education. Click here to access the application link.

Daily Rate: $110/day.

Upon receipt of your initial licensure, and 5 days of working as a substitute at CCA, 
CCA will reimburse you for the cost of your licensure.

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, February 8
  • 2pm Human Resource Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 9
  • 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:

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
9:30am - 11:15am
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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