The Eagle Newsletter

November 8, 2021

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Cherry Creek Academy

Vision: Building Our Future of Academic Excellence in a Value Rich Community


Cherry Creek Academy is a Core Knowledge charter school with motivated students and responsible parents working together with exemplary teachers to provide excellent education in an environment that upholds the high expectations and values of leadership, responsibility, respect, loyalty, integrity, humility, diligence and compassion.

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Parents: Please fill out this Celebrations & Holidays Survey

The Equity Committee has put together this survey and has asked that families please complete this by November 13, 2021. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this information with us.

Click here to access the survey

A Message From the Board

This month's Townhall Meeting at 6pm on November 9, 2021, with the Board Meeting following at 7pm, will only be in person at Cherry Creek Academy.

Weekly Newsletters

You will find your grade level newsletters linked below. Specials are now part of each grade level newsletter so you don't miss a thing!


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5/6 Grade

7/8 Grade


One Click Can Change Their Life - FREE CLASS with Officer Gray

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Officer Gray is presenting at this informative parent meeting on November 10. 2021 6 pm - 8pm as part of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's department's efforts to help parents protect their kids online from predators, sexting and cyberbullying. This free class will help parents understand:

  • Dangerous social media apps kids use
  • Online predators targeting your kids
  • How screen time affects kids emotional intelligence
  • The dangers of vaping and other substance abuse
  • Social media posts that can hunt your child for the rest of their life

All CCA families are invited to attend. Please remember to RSVP using the QR Code on the flyer.
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Original Artworks order details have been sent home with the students and the online gallery is open for ordering. The deadline for online orders is 11/18/2021.

Please follow the instructions your students brought home to order the artworks online. Also note that only the following classes are participating in the Fall fundraiser:

All Kindergarten and 1st grade

2nd grade -Ms. Gearke and Ms.Tapper

3rd grade – Ms.Truitt

4th grade – Ms. Richardson and Ms. Stucky

5th grade - Ms. O'Connell

8th grade – Ms. Lewis/Mr. Gaulden and Ms. Giroue

7th grade – Only about half are participating in Fall from all the 3 classes, others will participate in Spring

All the remaining classes will be participating in the Spring fundraiser.

Here are the instructions for online ordering.

If you have any questions, please contact Subha Thoppay at and Jessica King at

There are a few sample items displayed in the hallway in school for you to check out during the fundraiser.

NOTE: CCA will give a free dress day to the class with the highest sale!

Butter Braids Fundraiser - A note from the PTO

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Butter Braids fundraiser! Our school sold over $6,000!! Final tallies for the students who earned a pizza party for their classwork will be announced this week. If you’d like to join in the distribution of the butter braids today, please sign up here. Thank you again for your support!

2021 Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser

The 2021 Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser is kicking off this week! It’s your one stop for all your gift card needs this holiday season. Please check your child’s backpack for the CCA Staff Wish List and order form. New for 2021 - the student selling the highest dollar amount will earn a pizza and popsicle party for their classroom!

Need your gift cards before the delivery date? We’ve got you covered with online ordering at, our school code is 6AC9BE3113436. All eCards will be delivered directly to you via email. Many popular store’s gift cards are only available by eCards like: Uber Eats, Door Dash, Airbnb, Whole Foods, Jersey Mike’s, Nintendo eShop, XBox, Sony Playstation Store, Stitch Fix and many more.

Too much clutter in your house? Why not give your kids experiences this year? Here are a few gift card ideas for some family fun: movie theater tickets, Downtown Aquarium, Chuck E Cheese, Top Golf, Build a Bear Workshop, a hotel stay or any restaurant. These gift cards also make the perfect birthday gift!

Don’t forget to check out the $5 and $10 gift cards! They make great stocking stuffers! All orders are due Dec 3rd and will be delivered Dec 13th. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Haynes at

2021 Winter Music Festival Information

This year our Winter Music Festival is going to be pre-recorded on Friday, December 3, 2021, and then shared publicly for our CCA community to enjoy virtually on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 6:30 pm.

On Friday, December 3, 2021, our music students in the following grade(s) will be recording their music selections:

  • Kindergarten

  • 1st Grade

  • 3rd Grade (Achs and Doyle)

  • 5th Grade (Tench and Kenyon)

  • 6th Grade

  • 7th Grade (Nolen and Leins)

  • Beginning Band Students

  • Eagle Band Students

Our 2nd Grade, 4th Grade, and 8th grade music students will be featured in our Spring Music Festival

All CCA staff and students are invited to dress up on this day.

Keep checking back here for more information and links to the event as the dates come closer. We look forward to celebrating virtually with all of you!

Attention 8th Grade Parents!

Each year we do a graduation video featuring your child and we need your help collecting images for that video. Please fill out this short google form about your graduating 8th grader where you will submit 1 baby/toddler photo and 1 current photo of your student for the video. Thank you in advance for helping us celebrate your children!

Basketball back at CCA!

Basketball season is here, and sign-ups are now open. Please register here. This year, coaching will be Mr. Loomis for the boys' team and Ms. Yamauchi for the girls' team. Please remember, as with volleyball, because basketball is an indoor sport, we will require masks for practice and games.

For more information please click here!

We are still in need of a Lunchroom/Recess Supervisor!

We are in need of a lunchroom/recess supervisor from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm. If you are interested please send your resume to

Veteran's Day at Cherry Creek Academy

As a part of our Veteran's Day Assembly, scheduled for November 11, 2021, we would like to honor the individuals in our community who have served or are currently serving in the military. There will be a link to our live stream assembly on the Master Calendar by November 11.

SAC Community Member Position Opening

The School Accountability Committee (SAC) is looking to fill its open Community Member position. SAC policies require that the committee consist of "at least one person who is involved in business or industry in the community.” Further, SAC policies state that to the extent practicable, the committee must include persons who reflect the student populations that are significantly represented within the school. If you know of a member of the community not currently affiliated with CCA who fulfills these criteria and would be interested in joining the CCA SAC, please direct them to the SAC Community Member application. This application will remain open until November 19th @ 5pm, or until the Community Member position is filled.

Support the PTO - get takeout from CUBA CUBA!

This Wednesday, November 10, 2021, the delicious and generous Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria (5322 DTC Blvd) is donating back 20% of Takeout orders to support a great cause -- Cherry Creek Academy PTO!

On behalf of Cherry Creek Academy PTO you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization but to show one of your Greenwood Village restaurants some love too!

We ask that you RSVP here: (even if you’re not completely sure) so Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria knows roughly how many orders to expect & so you have access to all the event details. We hope you can make it, and please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and family. Thanks in advance for your support! Parents can log one hour of volunteer time for supporting this fundraiser as well!

Don't Forget! 15% off at Dennis Uniforms - 1st Monday of Each Month!

Make sure to stop by Dennis Uniforms in Park Meadows to get any uniforms you might need on the first Monday of each month. They offer us 15% off when you let them know you are purchasing uniforms for Cherry Creek Academy.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols on CCA Website

If you click here you will be taken to a section of our website dedicated to COVID-19 Protocols and resources at CCA and in the district. You can also find this section by going to our website at, going to the 'Students and Parents' tab, and clicking on COVID-19 Safety Protocols at CCA.

COVID-19 vaccinations and testing from CCSD

COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11: The FDA and CDC have approved the Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. CCSD will host several vaccine clinics for families who choose to vaccinate their children. These clinics will offer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine doses, COVID-19 vaccines for those 12 years and older and COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Some clinics will also offer flu shots. GET CLINIC DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS HERE.

COVID-19 testing:
No-cost COVID-19 testing is available at the COVIDCheck Colorado testing site at the Instructional Support Facility, located at 5416 S. Riviera Way. Get more information on the Cherry Creek Schools website. (Scroll down to testing information.) Find information on free, rapid at-home tests here.

PTO Thanksgiving Baskets

The PTO Hospitality team is getting ready to prepare our wonderful Thanksgiving baskets that we do for the staff every year. This year, due to Covid, the PTO will be purchasing items and building baskets. We would like to ask if you could please contribute a $5 dollar donation to help make these baskets special. You can send $5 dollars in cash in an envelope to the front office or you are welcome to Venmo Ms. Sourial, our PTO Hospitality chair at My Venmo @Natalie-Sourial. Thank you in advance for your help making these special for our staff!

A Message from our PTO

Please join us on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 8:15 am. Details to log in can be found on the CCA Master Calendar. We look forward to ideas and input from many members of our community!

Here are some quick links:

Click here to access the PTO Agendas/Minutes

Click here to visit the PTO webpage

Click here to access the Master Calendar

Future Bruins Night Grades 5-8

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Order Your Cherry Creek Academy Yearbook Today!

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To customize and purchase your yearbook, go to! Enter CCA’s passcode: 1013808470921971. All yearbooks will be sent directly to your home in May 2022. Please make sure to enter your correct address.

Lego Club Winter Session - More information on our Website!

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Box Tops for Education

Parents: Become a Substitute at CCA!

Are you interested in being a Substitute Teacher at Cherry Creek Academy? We are in need of substitutes and can help you become one at our school!

Substitute Teachers:

  • 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. to access the application link. Daily Rate: $120/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.

*See our posting for Substitute Teacher below under Now Hiring.

Now Hiring

We are hiring for the following positions - if you are interested in applying please apply through Frontline Education on our website.

Substitute Teacher

Recess/Lunchroom Supervisor

Bike Scouting with Scouts!

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Flu and Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics

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Attention 8th Graders - Colorado Early College

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About Colorado Early Colleges High Schools

Colorado Early Colleges (CEC) is a network of public, charter schools where students earn a 2-year college degree or industry certificate for free in high school. At CEC, we offer accessible, flexible, and individualized education. Students are placed into classes based on their Accuplacer assessment scores, academic abilities, and career interests, not based on their grade level.

At Colorado Early Colleges, we take pride in being able to offer college, career, online, and homeschool pathways to our families. We offer:

· College options – offering over 100 different degrees through 13 college partners both on and off-campus.

· Career options – offering industry-recognized certificates through our community college partners both on and off-campus.

· Homeschool options – including on-campus part-time, on-campus middle school enrichment (on the Inverness campus), and My Tech High (online).

· Accelerated online option – our partnership with Snow College provides students with an opportunity to complete an entire associate degree through an Accelerated Online Program, at no cost to families.

· And much more!

2022-2023 Enrollment Now Open

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year opened on November 1, for more information and to apply visit This page has basic information about our programs and campuses, as well as the link to submit an enrollment application.

School Tours/Informational Meetings

If you would like to join us for a school tour or informational meeting, sign up using the links below. These opportunities are a great chance to get to meet with our leadership team and see a little bit more of our school.

· CEC Castle Rock

· CEC Inverness

· CEC Parker

Mary Bain • Marketing & Communications Lead
321 Inverness Drive South • Englewood, CO 80112

Regis Jesuit Information

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Bike Path Learning

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Food and Nutrition Services

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An Message From Food and Nutrition Services CCSD

I am writing to touch base regarding the communication shared with the CCSD community just before fall break about several changes to daily operations in our kitchens due to increased difficulties in procuring both food and non-food items.

  • Food & non-food supplies
    • Our most recent supply chain issue now includes non-food supplies. We will be out of the portion cups that allow students to self-serve their item of choice very soon and are making significant changes to service due to this.

§ Fruit and vegetable selections at lunch will be reduced to 2 options of each daily rather than the normal 3-5. Our goal is to have one fruit and one vegetable that is self-serve by the students like normal. The second fruit and second vegetable choice will be served by us from bulk on the serving line.

    • Obtaining milk continues to be a significant challenge and availability will continue to be uncertain from day to day.
    • Per USDA regulations we will ensure water is always available for students; we do ask that you encourage your students/families to bring a re-fillable bottle as disposable cups have become extremely limited and many of our kitchens are already out.
    • Entrée items will likely be changing frequently as availability has been one of our largest challenges. Menus may change with very short notice since we are not always notified what items will not be delivered until the vendor truck arrives to our warehouse.
    • Entrée salads have been removed from the menu until further notice.
    • For the most up to date menu please view your location at; menus can be accessed by logging into an account or by clicking “Check District Menu”. If you use the “Check District Menu” button, it will show you Altitude elementary because it is first alphabetically. It is very important that you/parents select your school since the menu may be different by location.

Lastly, our departments as a whole continues to be extremely short-staffed while experiencing huge participation increases. Some delays in service are expected due to the increase in items staff will be required to serve directly onto each tray. Please be patient as these changes are temporary and the kitchen staff are doing everything they can to keep the lines moving as quickly as possible. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.

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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.

Boy's Basketball Try Outs

Monday, Nov. 8th, 3:30pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Student Council

Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 7am

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Girl's Basketball Try Outs

Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 3:30pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Townhall Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 6pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

CCA Board Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 7pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Boy's Basketball Practice

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 3:30pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Esports - Minecraft

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 5pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Veteran's Day Assembly - Virtual

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 8am

This is an online event.

Girl's Basketball Practice

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 3:30pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Esports - Minecraft

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 5pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Esports - Rocket League

Friday, Nov. 12th, 4pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Mathletes Meeting - Virtual

Friday, Nov. 12th, 4:30pm

This is an online event.

Esports - Minecraft

Friday, Nov. 12th, 5pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

To Join a Meeting

  1. Please visit CCA's Master Calendar.
  2. Click on the event that you would like to attend.
  3. Click "click here to join the meeting" underneath the description section.
  4. Alternatively, you can join by phone by dialing the meeting number and entering the meeting pin.
  5. Please remember to use mute when you are not speaking. This is important and will reduce background noise and other complications.
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Community Events and News

Roll with Me: Adapting to Change

Tricia Downing, Member of Team USA | 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio

December 7

9:15 am

Fremont Center

14603 E Fremont Ave, Centennial, CO 80112

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Cherry Creek Academy

6260 South Dayton Street,

Englewood, CO 80111