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January 4, 2021
CCA is excited to provide an opportunity to collect feedback from you regarding our teachers and the school environment. The Teacher Feedback data is used to provide feedback to teachers and is part of their performance evaluation done by the Executive Director and Assistant Principals. This survey contains only 5 questions per teacher. The Climate portion of the survey contains questions about the CCA administration team, school communication, academic instruction, school safety, and other aspects of the CCA environment. Responses from the Climate portion are reviewed by the School Accountability Committee, CCA administration, and the CCA Parent Board to guide future improvements to our school. The survey should not take longer than 20 minutes to complete. In exchange for your feedback, you are allowed to enter 2 hours of volunteer time. As a parent-involved charter school, this is your chance to help provide both positive and constructive feedback for CCA teachers, the administration, and the Parent Board. Note that the survey is intended to be filled out by parents, not students. Also note that the survey is designed to track trends across multiple years, and because we are hopeful the pandemic will not impact future school years, there are no pandemic-specific questions in the survey. Comments and concerns pertaining to the pandemic and related issues can be addressed directly to Ann Schultz ( and/or the CCA Parent Board ( 
The survey will be available until midnight on Tuesday, January 19th:
A Note from Art Class - Mrs. Peterson for Art Classes Beginning in January

Several of our middle school homerooms switch to art for 3rd and 4th quarters in January. Supplies are available for pickup for the following homerooms. They are labeled for each student and include things like paints, sculpey, brushes, etc.
Please come and pick up this bag for your child if you have not already:

7th Nolen
7th Leins
8th Lewis
5th Loomis
5th Gunning

You will need to have the following supplies for your child from the school supply list at the beginning of the year:

Elmer's liquid glue
Crayola Markers
Colored Pencils
Black Sharpie Fine Point Marker

 Mrs. Tapper, Mrs. Simmons, Mrs. Tench/Gray and Mrs. Labozan's students will need the following supplies:

Elmer's liquid glue
Crayola Markers
24 count or higher Crayons
Black Sharpie Fine Point Marker

If you have any questions please contact Jodi Peterson via email at
An Important Note About Returning To School:

As we anticipate our return to full time in-person learning for our K-4 students on Monday, January 11, 2021, 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. 
Attention Parents of 8th Graders

We need your help! We need a picture of your 8th grade student as a baby or young child and a picture of them now for the 8th grade graduation slide show. Please send only two digital photos and don't forget to include your students name, 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!

Don't Forget Your Eagle Unity Shirts on Fridays!

We have been getting some wonderful submissions of students wearing their unity shirts--keep them coming! 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!

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!
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.

To read the latest communication from Dr. Schultz, in response to Dr. Siegfried’s letter on December 15, 2020 about returning to school, please click here.
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, January 15th 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! 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

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 If you know a graduating senior who is no longer in the Cherry Creek District, they may email their contact information to 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:
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:
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:

For up-to-date information about our IB Program, MYP application, and how to contact us, please visit our Smoky Hill IB webpage at
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
Tuesday January 5
  • 7am Technology Committee Meeting

Friday January 8
  • 8:05am Governance 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.
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:


Community Events and News
PIN Presentation:
January 12th, 2021 6:30pm

More information to come!
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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