The Eagle Newsletter

December 13, 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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There will be no Eagle or Teacher Newsletters over the next two-week break. These will resume on Monday, January 3, 2022. Have a safe and healthy break!

SAC Survey Information

Dear CCA Parents & Guardians – CCA values your feedback and would like to hear from you. After Winter Break, you will have an opportunity to provide both positive and constructive feedback on teachers and the school environment via our annual survey (available starting January 3rd). The survey is designed to take 20 minutes or less to complete. In exchange for your feedback you are allowed to enter two hours of volunteer time. Please look for the link in future Eagles.

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


Attention: 8th Grade Parents!

With winter break coming up, what better time to go through old photos and find a baby photo and your favorite current photo of your 8th grader to send in! 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!

Fun Dress Up Days This Week for Staff and Students!

Monday, December 13, 2021

  • Today is Winter PJ Day! Wear your school appropriate PJ’s

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

  • Snowman Tuesday! Wear white and your favorite scarf and winter hat!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

  • Today is our Ugly Sweater Day!

Thursday, December 16, 2021

  • Today is Flannel Day! Wear your winter flannels today!

Friday, December 17, 2021

  • Today is a Free Dress Day!

Be on the lookout on social media for fun reminders each day! If you don't follow us on social media - now would be a great time to do so! You also get 1 volunteer hour per follow (ie: facebook=1 hr; instagram=1 hr; twitter=1 hour).

An Original Holiday Song From Alita

Click the video to hear the song!

A note from your Fly Like an Eagle Committee

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The Fly LIke an Eagle Committee would like to make our community aware of a new resource to provide young people with access to mental health services for free. The program, called I Matter, is funded by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health.

The program provides up to 3 free behavioral health sessions for youth in Colorado with licensed clinicians. The program is open to youth 18 years of age or younger or 21 years of age or younger if receiving special education services.

The website is To begin, you will need to take a survey. Survey answers are completely confidential. No matter the responses, your child will be eligible for 3 free counseling sessions. Remember, seeking support for your child is not a sign of failure—it’s a sign of strength.

Golden Eagle Awards

There were two Golden Eagle Awards Awarded at our last Eagle Honors Assembly. Those awards went to:

Jaxson S. in 8th grade


AJ D. in 6th Grade


Spelling Bee Update

Thanks for participating in our Spelling Bee. Our top four finishers were…





… and our fifth place speller today was Ethan, who will be our alternate. Here's the key to the challenging words we spelled this morning. You're welcome to come by today to pick up your test.

If any of you would like to continue practice sessions, please email me with preferred days and times.

Here are the dates for the district bee:

CCSD Written Spelling Bee Date:

Friday, January 28, 2022 @ SARC

(Snow Day: Friday, February 4, 2022 @ SARC)

CCSD Oral Spelling Bee Date (for those who qualify):

Saturday, January 29, 2022 @ Smoky Hill High School

(Snow Day: Saturday, February 5, 2022 @ SARC)

Colorado State Spelling Bee

TBD, usually takes place the 1st or 2nd Saturday in March

For questions or to schedule more sessions please email Mr. Geltman at

Rich Morrow Math Challenge

Nine CCA students, from grades 3 - 5, competed in the district-wide Rich Morrow Math Challenge Saturday, December 4. Our 4th grade team of Anshul, Jackson, and Sanay came in 3rd in their division; Sriprajna earned 2nd place for individual scores in hers; and Harshini, best overall individual score on the CCA team. All our students competed strongly. It was great to see their genuine team spirit and excellent collaborative effort.

Noetic Math Competition Results

Our mathletes competed in the national Noetic math competition last month and are so proud of their achievements.

Two of our students made it to the National Honor Roll

( Top 10 %) :

Anish C (8th grade)

Rayan D (7th grade)

We had several students make it to the National Honorable mention Roll (Top 50%)

3rd Grade.

Aria D

Sriprajna M

Solomon F

4th Grade

Kade A

Leo N

5th Grade

Ethan Y

Kinza K

Saisri V

6th Grade

Andrew J D

Anirudh M

Eashan T

Katherine N

Leran W

Smriti K

Vedaant P

7th Grade

Arnav V

Exia D

Jude A

Leo T

Vladimir S

8th Grade

Charan N

Kartikey M

Kushagra S

Ritvik K

Thank you all for your continued support.


Andrew, Zach & Priya

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The Original Artworks products were delivered and sent home last Friday, 12/10 with your students. Please open your orders and check to make sure everything is accurate.

If something in your order needs to be fixed, please let us know ASAP. Include these details:

Student name, grade, Teacher name, order number and a detailed description of the product and issues with the product.

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


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Volunteer for the Holiday Shop!!

The Holiday Shop is back this year and we can't do it without you! Please see below for volunteer opportunities to help set up/take down and help students shop for friends and family during their scheduled time.

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.

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A Message from our PTO

Please join us on Friday, December 17, 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

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.
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Lego Club Second Session - More information on our Website!

Chess Club Returning for Second Session

Chess Club is returning to CCA for their second session starting in January. You should have received a flyer home about it on Friday. If you are interested in registering please follow this link to the Pals Chess Website. They will be meeting from 3:20 pm-4:20 pm in the Gym again on Fridays (see selected dates on flyer).
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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: $150/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.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Teacher (CLDE)

Substitute Teacher

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Food and Nutrition Services

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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.

Boys Basketball vs Littleton

Monday, Dec. 13th, 4pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Girls Basketball vs Littleton Academy

Monday, Dec. 13th, 4pm

1200 West Mineral Avenue

Littleton, CO

Student Council Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 7:30am

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Boys Basketball vs Parker Core Knowledge

Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 4pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Girls basketball vs Parker Core Knowledge

Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 4pm

11661 Pine Drive

Parker, CO

Boys Basketball vs American Academy Motsenbocker

Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 4pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Girls Basketball vs American Academy Motsenbocker

Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 4pm

11155 North Motsenbocker Road

Parker, CO

PTO Holiday Shop

Thursday, Dec. 16th, 8am

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Girls Basketball Practice

Thursday, Dec. 16th, 3:30pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

PTO Holiday Shop

Friday, Dec. 17th, 8am

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

PTO Meeting

Friday, Dec. 17th, 8:15am

This is an online event.

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

Resilience through the cycle of Hope

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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Please click here to read the latest Parent Connection newsletter from CCSD.

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6260 South Dayton Street,

Englewood, CO 80111