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October 26, 2020

Congratulations to Our Amazing Community: CCA gets an A
We have been ranked the BEST Charter School in Arapahoe County for both elementary and middle schools!! For more information, please see our page on Niche! You can also check out the article in the Denver Business Journal! They gave our AWESOME teachers an A+ grade!!
A Message from Our Board of Directors
Board Vacancy
The CCA Board of Directors Vacancy Committee is soliciting nominations for one open board position. Vacancies occur on the Board most often when a member leaves the school or is unable to continue to serve due to personal or professional reasons.

A vacancy is different than an open election. CCA Board members serve three-year terms. A vacancy is tied to the exiting board member’s term length. The new board member will serve out the remainder of the vacating member’s term, which in this instance is until June 2022. 

If you are interested, please click here to complete the Nomination Form. This vacancy will fulfill the remaining term until June 2022.  

You are also welcome to click here to submit questions to the Vacancy Committee. Click here to download the Board Frequently Asked Questions document. The Timeline for the Vacancy Committee Process is as follows: 
  • October 26, 2020: Call for Nominations
  • November 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM: Nominations Due
  • Vacancy Committee Review Process Begins
  • Committee Recommends Top Candidate to the Board
  • Upon Recommendation, Board Votes on Final Candidate at Next Meeting

Thank you,

Vacancy Committee
Tom Malott - Board Representative
Joanne Jordan - Board Representative
Bill Baumgartner - School Accountability Committee Member
Rebecca Rook - PTO Representative
Dave Loomis - Dean of Students, CCA Representative
Board Committees
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!

Weekly Spotlight: Technology Committee
The Technology Committee oversees CCA's technology assets and provides consultation and advice to the school on technology decisions. Did you know that our Technology Committee just secured funding for New devices to support some of our staff and some of our students. Our goal is always to have working devices for students to check out while their device is repaired so that all students can stay connected each day!

Anyone interested in participating in Committee Meetings can refer to the CCA Master Calendar for dates and times, or click here for more information.
Last week was another great week here at CCA with exciting things happening all over our school. Mr. Loomis is connecting and challenging his 5th and 6th grade math students by identifying time during tutorial for his math students to expand and grow their skills. Mrs. Andrus is working hard with our young readers to learn the differences between long and short vowel sounds, including an impressive rapping lesson that engages our students in a fun way. Our 1st grade classes celebrated Egypt Day, a Core Knowledge event that marks the end of their unit. Mrs. Richardson's class in 4th grade partnered with the South Metro Fire Department to bring an engaging lesson on fire safety. And finally, on Saturday, our middle school students enjoyed our Picnic and Painting event with Mrs. Peterson.
More News
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.


Attention 5th & 6th Grade Families
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Attention 5th and 6th Graders!! If you are in need of an ARC Leveled book or a Library book, please email Mrs. Lanyi at slanyi@cherrycreekacademy.org to place a request or to set up a time to come by and check some out! We have Bronze Level books available for checkout, as well as Purple Level and Orange Level. Happy Reading!!
Your Vote is Your Voice
Ballot Measures 4A and 4B
Your Vote is Your Voice!  Citizens of the Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) will have the opportunity this November to vote for Ballot Measures 4A and 4B, allowing the distribution of substantial funds to CCSD, as well as to Cherry Creek Academy (CCA). Click here for more detailed information.
Traffic Reminder
Please remember to yield when pedestrians are present, even when the light is green. Please do not make a turn until all pedestrians are on the sidewalk and completely out of the crosswalk. Per Colorado statute 42-4-802, the failure to yield to the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk in a school zone is a four point ticket and comes with a fine enhancer.
Yearbooks on Sale NOW
Get 5% off through October 31, 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.

Families with remote learners are encouraged to add pictures of their children into their child's grade level shared folder in TreeRing.

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.

For more instructions on how to upload pictures into shared folders, please click here





To create an account on TreeRing, please click here for instructions. Please note that you will need our school’s passcode: 1013808470921971 in order to set up your account. 

TreeRing also has mobile apps for both Android and Apple users that make uploading pictures easy. The TreeRing app makes it super easy to upload pictures into your child(ren)’s shared grade folder(s)! For more information on TreeRing Mobile Apps, please click here

If you have any additional questions about our yearbook, please email Chelsea Anderson, CCA's Communications Director, at canderson@cherrycreekacademy.org
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.
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
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.
Cherry Creek Academy is Hiring
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: careers@cherrycreekacademy.org.

Openings:


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

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.
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