The Eagle Newsletter

November 1, 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.

A Special Gift from Amazon for 1st Grade Readers in the Library!

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CCA 1st graders have been selected by Reading is Fundamental, the nation's leading children's literacy non-profit, to receive free books from our local Amazon specialty retail store! The book bags include 3 books, book plates, a bookmark, and some reading activities. Mrs. Lanyi was so excited to pass out these book bags this past week during our library classes. The students will also be completing thank you cards for the volunteers at the Amazon specialty retail store. What an awesome way to encourage reading! We are so grateful that CCA 1st graders were selected!

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!

A Note From Peer Helpers

Hey Peer Helpers!

Just a reminder to submit your payment for our

Peer Helpers t-shirt by Friday, November 5th.

Please use this link.

Rich Morrow Math Challenge

Third, fourth, and fifth graders are invited to participate in the district Rich Morrow Math Challenge Online events. These will occur Saturday, Nov. 6th at 10am and Sunday, Nov. 21st at 1pm. They’re open to any interested student in third, fourth, or fifth grade.

Please click here for more information, For the in-person contest in December, we'll have teams of three students per grade level.

Please contact Mr. Geltman at with any questions.

Volleyball Reminders

Monday final home game and 8th grade appreciation

Tuesday team photos

Wednesday varsity vs parents game

Thursday staff vs student game (8th grade players only)

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. To include a member of the military to be honored during our assembly please share their name and the branch of the military they served in or are currently serving in by completing this form. Thank you for your participation.

Support the PTO - get takeout from CUBA CUBA!

On 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!

Original Artworks

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It is that time of the year! Time to celebrate our students’ creativity! Original Artworks Fundraiser will be starting soon. This is going to be an online program like in the recent years.

Original Artworks is a fun program where you can order a variety of useful items featuring your child’s own artwork created by them in their art class. There will be some sample items displayed in the hallway in school for you to check out during the fundraiser.

The students will bring home their online order forms and order details on November 5th (this Friday). The fundraiser starts on November 8th. More details to follow in the next Eagle, stay tuned!

Fourth Graders - Get a Pass for National Parks for Free!

Did you know by visiting this website and completing a simple task you can earn a free pass for National parks? Check out the site above for more information! It's a great way to explore.

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

CCSD and our community health partners continue to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics to adults and students 12 and older who would like to be vaccinated.

Get more information and clinic dates here.

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

Takeaways from October's PIN presentation and What's Next

Below are a few great takeaways from the October CCSD PIN meeting from our PTO PIN representative:

  1. CCSD PIN Topic for October: Success? Planning, Implementing, and Achieving Goals
  2. TAKEAWAY 1 - Executive Functioning CAN be developed and learned though it takes commitment and instruction to learn.
  3. TAKEAWAY 2 - A strong foundation of basic needs must be met in order to develop and access executive function skills. These basic needs include: sleep, diet, routine, and movement.
  4. TAKEAWAY 3 - Movement is critical for children with executive functioning challenges. Cardiovascular exercise increases blood flow to brain areas that impact memory, attention, and self-regulation. Studying after exercise increases comprehension and retention, which means remembering more for longer.

Our very own Board President, Lara Baker, will be presenting at November's PIN (Parent Information Network) Presentation. For more information and to join the event:


Fremont Center | 14603 E Fremont Ave, Centennial, CO 80112

9:15 am Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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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.

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 - Apply to Valor

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The most important thing for prospective parents to note is our Explore Valor on 10/28. Here is the link to RSVP:

Please select 'EXPLORE VALOR'

For shadow days, parents can choose a specific day that works for them by accessing the following link:

Please select 'SHADOW DAY SIGN-UP'

Attention 8th Graders - Colorado Early College

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Hello 8th grade Families!

My name is Mary Bain, I am the marketing coordinator for Colorado Early Colleges in Castle Rock, Inverness, and Parker! We have several students from Cherry Creek Academy that are thriving at Colorado Early Colleges (CEC). 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.

I would love to be a resource for you all as you start to think about the right high school fit. I encourage you all to attend one of the information opportunities linked below. These opportunities are a great chance to get to meet with our leadership team, learn about our award-winning school model, and understand our school culture.

I hope to meet you all soon. I am happy to answer any questions you have about Colorado Early Colleges or high school fit, so please don’t hesitate to send me an email. Thanks!

Regis Jesuit - Attention 8th Graders

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We're excited to invite you to our Virtual Info Night! Bring any unanswered questions, lingering concerns, or anything you're seeking clarity on! We're excited to chat with you and hear what you need to know more about.

RJHS Virtual Info Night
Tuesday, November 2nd; 6:00 pm

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.

Volleyball Game vs American Academy MOTS

Monday, Nov. 1st, 4pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, 7am

This is an online event.

SAC Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, 8am

This is an online event.

Athletics Photos

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, 3:30pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Governance Committee Meeting

Friday, Nov. 5th, 10am

This is an online event.

Finance Committee Meeting

Friday, Nov. 5th, 11am

This is an online event.

Mathletes Meeting Virtual

Friday, Nov. 5th, 4:30pm

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


Fremont Center | 14603 E Fremont Ave, Centennial, CO 80112

9:15 am Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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.

Subscribe to The Parent Connection here.

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

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Cherry Creek Academy

6260 South Dayton Street,

Englewood, CO 80111