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March 1, 2021
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. 


Foundation Board Opening

The Foundation is looking to fill the role of Foundation President as well as many volunteer roles. If you are interested in running for Foundation President or if you are interested in volunteering for the Foundation please contact: Shaden Awada at sawada@cherrycreekacademy.org.
Picture Retakes

Picture retakes have been rescheduled for Friday, March, 12, 2021 from 9-2pm. If your child is not at school - you can bring them by during those hours to have their picture retaken. You do not need to have a specific time scheduled in advance. You can order the pictures by clicking here. You can also access the online ordering portal by going to www.mymjthomas.com  and entering our schools event password C133. If you would like to pay with cash or check please print this order form and bring it on picture day!
Elevation Summer Math Courses

CCSD's Elevation Campus will be offering the following summer math courses: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and College Trig. We will be offering courses for credit retrieval (which isn't applicable to middle schoolers) and course progression (acceleration) online. The cost is $250 per session. Session one runs June 7-June 25. Session 2 June 28-July 19th. Registration for these courses will open after spring break. More information will be available on the Elevation CCSD website soon.
Talent Show Friday Night!

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
Any questions please reach out to Mr. Mahan at dmahan@cherrycreekacademy.org.
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
WE NEED COUNTRY REPRESENTATION! 
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
BE CREATIVE! BE CREATIVE! BE CREATIVE!
Submissions for representatives due: February 25th, 2021

WANT TO PERFORM BETWEEN PRESENTATIONS?
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 PTOmcf@cherrycreekacademy.org.
 
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.  
Food Drive

March is National Nutrition Month! Join CCSD for our Food Drive in all 63 School Cafeterias. Give what you don't need - canned goods, cereal, grains, beans, and anything you enjoy. Donations will go to families in the district who need assistance.


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 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!
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. 
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 slanyi@cherrycreekacademy.org 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!
Cherry Creek Reads!
CCA will be celebrating Cherry Creek Reads! Stay tuned for more details!
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

 Library

 Music

• P.E.


A Message from our PTO

Please join us Friday, March 26, 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.
CCSD'S INVEST IN SUCCESS VIRTUAL GALA
CCSD Parents' Council has some awesome information about the upcoming CCSF GALA which includes performances from Steve Spangler, Cherry Creek Students, and CCSD Alumni Gregory Treco, who starred as Aaron Burr in the Chicago cast of Hamilton! There is also a silent auction featuring items and baskets donated by friends and families of CCSD including a basket donated from our very own CCA PTO to help support our schools! Click here for more information!
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: careers@cherrycreekacademy.org.


Openings:



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:

Teachers
Classroom Assistants
Lunchroom
Recess

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.
Camp Code 2021 For Girls
Who: Girls who will be in 9th grade for 2021-22 school year interested in software programing (coding)

When:
Session 1 June 21 - 25 9 AM to 3 PM
Orientation: June 20, 5 PM
Session 2 July 19 - 23 9 AM to 3 PM
Orientation: July 18, 5 PM
Session 3 July 26 - 30 9 AM to 3 PM
Orientation: July 25, 5 PM

Where: Remote due to Covid

Cost: FREE

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.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
  • 7am Technology Committee Meeting




Friday, March 5, 2021
  • 8:05am Governance Meeting
  • 11am Finance 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.





Advancing Colorado’s health and protecting the places we live, learn, work and play□ 


Dear parents/guardians of students in Colorado kindergarten – 12th grade schools for the 2021-22 school year: 
We know you’re thinking of all the things you need to do to make sure your student is ready for school. Getting vaccinated is an important part of their school readiness and keeps children from catching and spreading diseases that can make them sick. We wish you and your student a healthy school year! 

Required and recommended vaccines 
  • Colorado law requires students who attend a public, private, or parochial kindergarten - 12th grade school to be vaccinated against many of the diseases vaccines can prevent, unless a certificate of exemption is filed. For more information, visit cdphe.colorado.gov/schoolrequiredvaccines. Your student must be vaccinated against: 
o Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap) 
o Hepatitis B (HepB) 
o Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) 
o Polio (IPV) 
o Varicella (chickenpox) 
  • Colorado follows recommendations set by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Students entering kindergarten must receive their final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR and varicella. Students entering 6th grade must receive one dose of Tdap vaccine, even if they are under 11 years of age. You can view recommended vaccine schedules at  
cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/parents-adults/resources-parents.html.  
  • Vaccines are recommended for hepatitis A, influenza, meningococcal disease and human papillomavirus, but are not required.  

Exclusion from school 
  • Your student may be excluded from school if your school does not have an up-to-date vaccine record, certificate of exemption, or in-process plan for your student on file.  
  • If someone gets sick with a vaccine-preventable disease or there is an outbreak at your student’s school and your student has not received the vaccine for that disease, they may be excluded from school activities. That could mean lost learning time for them and lost work and wages for you. For example, if your student has not received a MMR vaccine, they may be excluded from school for 21 days after someone gets sick with measles. 
 
Have questions? 
  • You may want to talk to a healthcare provider licensed to give vaccines or your local public health agency about which vaccines your student needs or if you have questions. You can read about the safety and importance of vaccines at SpreadTheVaxFacts.com, ImmunizeForGood.com, and cdphe.colorado.gov/immunization-education.  

Paying for vaccinations 
  • If you need help finding free or low-cost vaccines and providers who give them, go to COVax4Kids.org, contact your local public health agency, or call the state health department’s Family Health Line at 1-303-692-2229 or 1-800-688-7777. You can find your local public health agency at cdphe.colorado.gov/find-your-local-public-health-agency.  

Vaccination records 
  • Please take your student’s updated vaccine record to school every time they receive a vaccine.  
  • Need to find your student’s vaccine record? It may be available from the Colorado Immunization Information System. Visit COVaxRecords.org for more information.  

Exemptions 
  • If your student cannot get vaccines because of medical reasons, you must submit a Certificate of Medical Exemption to your school, signed by a health care provider licensed to give vaccines. You only need to submit this certificate once, unless your student’s information or school changes. You can get the form at cdphe.colorado.gov/vaccine-exemptions.  
  • If you choose not to have your student vaccinated according to the current recommended schedule because of personal belief or religious reasons, you must submit a Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption to your school.
Nonmedical exemptions must be submitted annually at every new school year (July 1 through June 30th of the following year). There are two ways to file a nonmedical exemption. 
File the Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption WITH a signature from an immunizing provider, OR 
File the Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption received upon the completion of our online education module. 

Downloadable certificates and our online education module are available at 
cdphe.colorado.gov/vaccine-exemptions
Community Events and News
PIN Presentation:


  • Trends of mental health during pandemic
  • Look at our experience of collective trauma
  • How to identify signs in kids who are suffering
  • Tips on how to cope
  • Focus on today!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
9:15am - 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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