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February 1, 2021
A big thanks to all of you who participated in the annual CCA Teacher Feedback and School Climate Survey. The data collection window is now closed and the data is being reviewed. Feedback received for teachers will be used in their performance evaluations for the year. Administration and the SAC will be looking at the Climate data. Based on your responses, appropriate actions will be taken immediately, if necessary. The data will be compiled and shared with the CCA Board, the SAC, and with the CCA community, in adherence to confidentiality laws, at the May Town Hall.
A Note From Admissions
Dear CCA Families,
2021-2022 offers begin this week! If you have a child on our waitlist eligible for admission for the upcoming school year, please monitor your email. Offers will be going out via email from admissions@cherrycreekacademy.org with a follow up phone call if necessary.

If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Director at admissions@cherrycreekacademy.org.
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.

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.
Used Uniform Donation Drive-by:

For your convenience, on Friday, January 29th, 7:30 - 8:00 AM you can drop off your used uniform donations when you drop off your student(s). 

Thank you for supporting your CCA PTO. 

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
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
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.  


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!
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!
Upcoming Contest

EXPLORE THE GOOD randomactsofkindness.org

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 kyamauchi@cherrycreekacademy.org 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 kyamauchi@cherrycreekacademy.org or Mrs. MacFarland mmacfarland@cherrycreekacademy.org
Check Out Fourth Grade Learning About Catapults!
In Mrs. Labozan's fourth grade class, the student's made catapults to explore elastic energy. Students had time to build their catapults in class and then had a contest launching puff balls. They then competed against each other in their group to see who could land their puff ball into different cups for points. First student to 10 points won. They learned a lot about elastic energy and got to have some fun along the way!
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.
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.




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.


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, February 2
  • 7am Technology Committee Meeting
  • 8:05am SAC Committee Meeting

Friday, February 5
  • 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.
Community Events and News
PIN Presentation:


Tuesday, February 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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