CCA Eagle Newsletter
March 27, 2023
In This Edition of the Eagle:
- Candidate Nomination Form and Requirements
- Teacher Newsletters
- Let CCA Know!
- Anna Christy Benefit Concert
- MathCounts Competition
- Monday Munchies Return!
- Look how much we have to offer!
- NJHS Food Drive
- ALITA Projects need your help!
- 8th Grade information
- Foundation Scholarship Information
- Focus Tutoring
- Now Hiring
- Next PTO Meeting/Monthly Newsletter
- PTO's "Save the Date"
- PTO Volunteer Opportunities
- Cherry Creek HS Cheerleader Try Outs
- Denver University Basketball and Lacross Camps
- Yearbook order information
- Immunization Letter K-12 for 2023-2024 School Year
- Dennis Uniforms/Champions Information
- Upcoming Events
- PIN meeting information
*Bolded sections contain new information while regular text sections contain previous information seen in another Eagle.
Intent to Return and Re-Enrollment at CCA
Dear Cherry Creek Academy Families,
In order to ensure Cherry Creek Academy has an accurate count for the next school year (2023/2024), we ask that you please take the time to complete BOTH 2023/2024 Intent to Return Form and 2023/2024 Student Enrollment Form. Please note that if you indicate a child is not returning, this acts as a withdrawal form with an effective date of the last day of school. Please direct any questions or concerns to Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for re-enrollment is March 31, 2023.
Candidate Nomination Form and Requirements
The 2023 CCA Board Election will begin on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 and will end on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
There are three open positions on the Board for the 2023 Election. The term for each Board position is three years.
We have streamlined our submittal process and we are utilizing the Google Forms platform.
To submit a Candidate Nomination and Biography form, please click here.
This form is due by April 11, 2023 at 3:00 pm.
In order to better understand the roles and responsibilities of Board candidates please review the Candidate Eligibility Requirements listed below:
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 March Board meeting is an eligible meeting for this requirement.
Potential candidates must interview with at least one (1) current Board member prior to the nomination form submittal deadline.
Potential candidates must agree to complete all required “Board modules” if elected. They must also agree to abide by the Code of Conduct, Duty of Care and Loyalty and Conflict of Interests policies.
Potential candidates must agree to abide by the CCA “Non-Negotiables.”
CCA staff members and spouses of CCA staff members are not allowed to run for the CCA Board.
Only one parent or legal guardian per family may serve on the CCA Board at the same time.
In order to be eligible to run for the CCA Board, candidates must have at least one student who is returning to CCA for the upcoming school year.
In order to be eligible to run for the CCA Board, candidates must have completed and have documented (under their own unique volunteer account through the current CCA volunteer hours’ database) at least 50% of their annual volunteer hours (20 of 40 hours per family, or 10 of 20 hours per single parent) by the time of nomination.
For more details about the Election process, please click here to view the Board Election Policy.
The Election will be held by an electronic ballot. A unique and confidential electronic ballot will be sent to the email address listed in PowerSchool for each parent/guardian.
Please click here to verify or update your email address in PowerSchool. Please update your email address in PowerSchool by May 2, 2023.
If you have questions about the election, please email the Election Committee at email@example.com.
Let CCA Know!
We want to hear from you! What is going well? What questions do you have? Interested in joining a committee or getting involved some other way? Please let us know here and we will work to address your questions in upcoming newsletters and/or in 1:1 communication. Fill out this form!
Anna Christy Benefit Concert!
Join us for a one-night-only benefit concert with world-renowned Opera singer and CCA parent, Anna Christy! Proceeds from this event will be used to upgrade cafeteria seating, creating a more welcoming and calming environment for our students to enjoy during the school year.
Tickets can be purchased using the link below. https://us.givergy.com/AnnaChristyBenefitConcert
A huge congratulations to Eashan T. who placed 29th in the State Chapter of the MathCounts competition. There were 150 students from Colorado and Eashan T. placed in the top 30 which is a huge accomplishment. Congratulations Eashan!
Monday Munchies Return!
Back by popular demand! Earn volunteer hours by providing snacks to the CCA staff every Monday. Store bought items equal one volunteer hour, and homemade items count as 2 volunteer hours. Sign up one week before you will bring snacks. We love taking care of our teachers and staff!
Look How Much We Have to Offer!
Cherry Creek Academy extracurriculars have definitely grown. We now have 24 different activities and athletics to offer our students this year. From band to soccer, basketball to Student Council, we have a little bit of everything, for everyone. We are constantly shifting, adding new things, and changing with the times. Keep an eye out CCA, more great things for your children to do coming Fall 2023!
NJHS Food Drive
Hello CCA Community:
NJHS is going to be leading a food drive for a local food pantry from Monday, March 27th until Friday, April 7th. CCA will be collecting the following items below. Please let Mr. Leins know if you have any questions. Thank you so much for your support and have a wonderful day!
ALITA Projects Need Your Help!
Our ALITA students are preparing independent projects about the following self-selected topics:
For their research, it would be great to tap into expertise within our own community. If you work in the field of a student's topic, or have knowledge of it, would you consider corresponding with a student about it via email? If so, please email Mr. Geltman at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Mr. Geltman will coordinate things.
We STILL Need Your Photos!
Parents, each year we put together a slideshow video of our 8th graders and show it at graduation. We are asking that you please fill out this form in order to submit a baby/young child photo of your 8th grader and a current photo of them to be shared at graduation. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Brooks at email@example.com.
Know a high school senior interested in applying for the 2023 CCA Foundation scholarship?
Each year, the Cherry Creek Academy Foundation awards a one-time academic scholarship of $1,000 to a high school senior who attended CCA. If you know a graduating senior who is interested in applying for the 2023 scholarship award to support future studies, please encourage them to make sure their current email address is on file in PowerSchool at My.cherrycreekschools.org. CCA alumni graduating in 2023 should expect to receive instructions via email by March 17 on how to apply for the CCA Foundation scholarship. Seniors no longer in the Cherry Creek District remain eligible and may email their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello friends and family. As the school year plugs along don't forget about us here at Focus Tutoring for all of your Mathematical needs! We can help your student review important concepts, better understand difficult ones, and just help build an overall confidence heading into the end of the school year. We meet all of your tutoring needs at Focus Tutoring! We look forward to working with you.
Focus tutoring will be conducting two summer Math camps in July to get your student ready for the next academic year.
Please find the details on www.focustutoring.net
A Message from the PTO
Please join us for our next PTO meeting on:
Friday, April 21, 2023 @ 8:15 am
Here are some quick links:
SMASHBURGER Restaurant Night
What- Restaurant Night
When- March 30, 11 am - 9 pm
2630 S. Parker Rd.
How- Dine In or Take Out
Call the restaurant at 720-213-0012 to place your order for takeout and mention Cherry Creek Academy PTO.
Dine in and mention Cherry Creek Academy PTO
Parents' Night Out
Friday, March 31, 7-9 pm
Where: Alpha Charlie's Tap & Tavern - 6631 S Peoria Street, Centennial, CO 80111
Join PTO Members for a Parents' Night Out at Alpha Carlie's Tap & Tavern! Get to know other parents in the community in a fun and casual atmosphere. Please note, this is a social gathering only, PTO is not hosting food or drinks, and childcare is not provided. Please contact Shoshana at email@example.com with any questions.
Sign up here if you are interested in attending: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ea9a72ca6ff2-parents
Earth Day Clean Up
Saturday, April 22 time TBA
Where: CCA Field and Playground
PTO is honoring Earth Day by cleaning up around CCA! Families are invited to join us for some spring cleaning around the CCA campus. This is not a drop-off event so please have at least one adult present with your children. Parents can log volunteer hours for time spent cleaning up! Please contact Shoshana at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
K-4 Masquerade Ball, April 28, 2023 - 5:30-7:30 pm
Friday, April 28th @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Cherry Creek Academy
We formally invite all K-4 students and families to join Cherry Creek Academy for our annual Masquerade Dance. We will be dancing away the night with a local DJ, creating crafts, and enjoying the night with our friends. We will have food and concessions open for purchases each item will range from $.50 - $1.00 all proceeds will benefit the PTO. Please let us know how many from your family will be attending. We want to make sure and have enough supplies for everyone so click on the link below to RSVP and to sign-up to Volunteer at the event!
For any questions please contact: PTOSOCIAL@CHERRYCREEKACADEMY.ORG
Volunteer with PTO!
PTO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Open Positions for 2022-2023
- VP Fundraising Co-Chair
- School Supply Co-Chair
- Pastries with Parents
Add CCA Fundraising for King Soopers to your personal account- 1 volunteer hour
Join a PTO Meeting- 1 volunteer hour
please contact PTO for more information email@example.com
Immunization Letter K-12 2023-2024
Don't Forget! 15% off at Dennis Uniforms Online Store - 1st Monday of Each Month!*
Make sure to order from Dennis Uniforms Online Store to get any uniforms you might need on the first Monday of each month. You will receive 15% off when you let them know you are purchasing uniforms for Cherry Creek Academy.
*Not applicable during black out months - July, August, and September.
Monday, Mar 27, 2023, 08:00 AM
Boys Volleyball vs Parker Core Knowledge
Monday, Mar 27, 2023, 04:00 PM
Cherry Creek Academy, South Dayton Street, Englewood, CO, USA
Boys Volleyball vs Academy Charter School
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023, 04:00 PM
Academy Charter School, Prairie Hawk Drive, Castle Rock, CO, USA
PTO Restaurant Fundraiser: Smash Burger
Thursday, Mar 30, 2023, 11:00 AM
2630 South Parker Road, Aurora, CO, USA
Boys Volleyball vs American Academy Motsenbocker
Thursday, Mar 30, 2023, 04:00 PM
American Academy - Motsenbocker, North Motsenbocker Road, Parker, CO, USA
4th Grade Molly Brown House Quest For Gold in House Field Trip
Happening at 1pm and 2pm as well.
Friday, Mar 31, 2023, 10:00 AM
Cherry Creek Academy, South Dayton Street, Englewood, CO, USA
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- 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.
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