The Eagle Newsletter

November 29, 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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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!

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 Coming Up for Students and Staff in December!

Friday, December 3, 2021

  • Recording for our Winter Music Festival. Dress up today in your Holiday best!

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!

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.

Spelling Bee Practice with Mr. Geltman

Spelling Bee practices will be on Monday and Thursday mornings, from 7:15 - 7:45, in Mr. Geltman's modular classroom for 5th-8th grade students. We'll start on November 15th and end on December 2nd. The school bee will be in early December. Please contact Mr. Geltman at with any questions.

2021 Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser Last Call!

LAST CALL! Gift card orders are due this Friday. Send your gift card orders in with your child or simply order online! The 2021 Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser is 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

Order Form

Staff Wish List

Save your $$$....

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...It's Coming Soon!

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The Original Artworks Fall fundraiser completed on 11/18. Thank you for your participation and making this work! Thank you to all our volunteers that helped to make this a success! The completed orders for Fall fundraiser are expected to arrive at school on December 10th.

All the remaining grades and remaining 7th graders will be participating in Spring fundraiser. There will be more details as we get closer to the date.


If you missed the deadline of 11/18 for Fall orders, the online gallery has re-opened for late orders! Please note that the late orders will NOT arrive before the Holidays, but you may still use the gifts for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any other special occasions. The deadline for late orders is 11/30. This is for classes that are participating in the Fall fundraiser as shown:

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

Click the link for order instructions for late ordering.

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 - December 3, 2021.

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!

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.

PIN Takeaways from PTO

Amy Fetter & Adrienne Schmidt, PIN Representatives

November’s Presentation - Staying out of Trouble: Sex, Drugs & Consequences was presented by Lara Baker

The presentation was full of really important information. Here were a few takeaways:

        1. Any kid over the age of ten can be charged with a crime

        2. Kids get in trouble with their cell phones on social media more than other crimes

        3. Kids spend about 9 hours/day on digital media which equates to 136 days a year

        4. Listen to the full presentation on the PIN website. Past PIN Presentations are available as podcasts

        5. Next PIN Presentation - Roll with Me: Adapting to Change - December 7, 2021 9:15am

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.

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.

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: $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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Regis Jesuit Information

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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 Practice

Monday, Nov. 29th, 3:30pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Girls Basketball Practice

Tuesday, Nov. 30th, 3:30pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Boys basketball Game @ Parker Core Knowledge

Tuesday, Nov. 30th, 4pm

11661 Pine Drive

Parker, CO

Girls Basketball Practice

Wednesday, Dec. 1st, 3:30pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Governance Committee Meeting

Friday, Dec. 3rd, 10am

This is an online event.

Finance Committee Meeting

Friday, Dec. 3rd, 11am

This is an online event.

Mathletes - Virtual Meeting

Friday, Dec. 3rd, 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

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

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