CCA Eagle Newsletter
January 3 - January 7
January 31, 2022
Upcoming Board Election
Each year in May, CCA holds an election for our Board of Directors. There will be 3 open positions. 2 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 2022. For the complete Election Procedure Packet please see attached.
Please Take This Quick Communications Survey!
*The survey has been opened to the public now as it was originally set to Cherry Creek Academy only. Please take a moment to fill it out.
It is one of our goals here at CCA to communicate as effectively as possible. We want to see which platforms are best for communication for you and your family. If you don't mind, please take this short 2 question survey about the communication platforms at CCA. Thank you in advance for your participation!
School Board Appreciation Month
January is School Board Appreciation Month! We want to take a moment to say thank you to the wonderful members of our Board who spend countless hours working on behalf of the children and families of Cherry Creek Academy to help make an incredible learning community that is filled with compassionate staff and exceptional children and families. These Board members are unpaid volunteers that work as a team toward our common goals. Thank you for your dedication, your time and perseverance: Lara Baker, Shaden Awada, Ian Foley, Joi Hiatt, Jeff Holwell, Joanne Jordan, Kathy Underhill.
8th Grade Parents...We Still Need Pictures!
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!
4th Grade Brings in Molly Brown House Museum
4th Grade had a field trip come to them this past week. On Wednesday, January 26, 2022 a woman came from the Molly Brown House Museum to do a presentation called Denver Grows. Both 4th grade classes got to hear the presentation and students were engaged and actively participating. It was a great experience for 4th grade and an awesome opportunity for CCA!
The Original Artworks Fall Fundraiser has a winner for highest sale, Ms. Stucky’s 4th grade! Congratulations, you get a free dress day!
Thank you to everyone who participated to make this a success and a huge thank you to our volunteers for helping with this!
Fitz's Corner - 1st Edition
At the end of each month we are going to do an update on our therapy dog Fitz. Mr. Mahan sent in his first update on her for January:
Fitz is 6th months old now and doing a great job in her training. Fitz has down the basic obedience skills, sit, stay, lay, etc.
Fitz really enjoys greeting everyone as they come in the building each morning. She is learning to how to walk on a leash without pulling or being distracted. We are currently working on a mailbox so that students can write Fitz letters. We're excited for Fitz to learn how to read and write so that she can write letters back! Joking aside, she is SO smart and a wonderful addition to CCA. As she continues to train to be a therapy dog, she will become more and more a part of the students day.
We need YOU!
We need your help, we are looking for a Recess/Lunchroom Supervisor to work with us here at CCA! Instead of volunteering, you could come and join the team! If you are interested in applying, send your resume and cover letter to Careers@cherrycreekacademy.org. Take a look at the job description here: Recess/Lunchroom Supervisor.
We have a limited amount of Hot Spots available to those students who are unable to come to school due to illness. Hot Spots provide WIFI for your student so they do not get logged off if they are doing online work. If you are interested please complete this form: HotSpot Consent Form.
Gifted and Talented Spelling Bee Date Change
Dear Gifted Learning Teachers and Spelling Bee Sponsors,
Due to the continued spread of the Omicron variant and the significant substitute shortage, we need to adjust the dates of the District Spelling Bee. We will be moving the District Spelling Bee to the following dates and times.
District Spelling Bee – NEW DATES/TIMES/LOCATIONS
- Written Bee will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022, from 8 am – 1:00 pm (approximately) at our Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC) located at 14188 East Briarwood Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112
- Oral Bee will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from approximately 11:00 am – 3:30 pm at our Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC) located at 14188 East Briarwood Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112
New Volunteer Process
New Colorado legislation has prompted greater need to screen and document volunteers in our schools. Therefore, beginning January 2022, we must ensure that every person entering CCA must have a CCA staff badge or a visitor badge printed from the Raptor System. Please be sure to have your identification on you so that you can share that with Ms. Sadie if you need to enter CCA. Using the raptor system Ms. Sadie will then print a Raptor ID badge for you.
CCSD is also requiring that every volunteer complete a brief application to support activities in CCSD schools. This application links directly to CCSD's raptor system.
To access the new form, please click on the following link: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NzU0OmVuLVVT
If you need help filling out this new form, please call CCSD Communication Services at 720-554-4475. We thank you for your partnership in keeping our schools safe!
A Message from the PTO
Please join us on Friday, February 18, 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:
Order Your Cherry Creek Academy Yearbook Today!
To customize and purchase your yearbook, go to www.treering.com/validate! 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.
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 www.cherrycreekacademy.org, 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.
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!
- 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.
We are hiring for the following positions - if you are interested in applying please apply through Frontline Education on our website.
Technology Committee Meeting
Tue, Feb 1, 2022, 07:00 AM
School Accountability Committee Meeting
Tue, Feb 1, 2022, 08:00 AM
Girls Basketball Party
Tue, Feb 1, 2022, 03:30 PM
Cherry Creek Academy, South Dayton Street, Englewood, CO, USA
Governance Committee Meeting
Fri, Feb 4, 2022, 10:00 AM
Finance Committee Meeting
Fri, Feb 4, 2022, 11:00 AM
To Join a Virtual Meeting:
- Please visit CCA's Master Calendar.
- Click on the event that you would like to attend.
- Click "click here to join the meeting" underneath the description section.
- Alternatively, you can join by phone by dialing the meeting number and entering the meeting pin.
- Please remember to use mute when you are not speaking. This is important and will reduce background noise and other complications.
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.
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.