The Eagle Newsletter

October 25, 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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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


First Grade Before Break - Egypt Day!

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Attention 8th Grade Parents!

Each year we do a graduation video featuring your students 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 students!

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.

We are excited to have basketball back at CCA.

Get Notifications Straight to your Phone with our new CCA App!

The app is available in both stores now for download!

Visit the Play Store to download the new Cherry Creek Charter Academy App. You can also get there by clicking this link!

Visit the Apple Store to download the new Cherry Creek Charter Academy App. You can also get there by clicking this link!

Butter Braids Fundraiser

Butter Braids are coming! This year the PTO is excited to offer Butter Braids for our fall fundraiser. This money goes to support grants at CCA and in the past have purchased mobile internet hot spots for students, Chromebooks, and smartboards. Flyers will be coming home the week after fall break, but if you'd like to get a headstart on selling now, follow this link to get set up! Please note that some products can only be picked up from the school on their arrival date of Monday, November 8th.

This Friday!!!

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CCA is hosting a Fall Movie Night!

Who: CCA 5th - 8th Graders

When: 6:45pm - 8:30pm on Friday, October 29, 2021

What: Outdoor movie showing of Monster House (PG)

Where: CCA Field

To sign up, please click here!

*Please bring a water bottle, blankets and/or a lawn chair to keep warm. Hot cocoa and popcorn will be provided. Students may bring their own snacks.

*In case of bad weather, the following event will be postponed to Friday, November 5, 2021.

Parent volunteer sign up for Fall Movie Night

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 men and women 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.

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: $110/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

Join Cub 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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Bike Path Learning

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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.

Volleyball vs Parker Core Knowledge

Monday, Oct. 25th, 4pm

11661 Pine Drive

Parker, CO

Soccer Game vs Parker Core Knowledge

Monday, Oct. 25th, 4pm

11661 Pine Drive

Parker, CO

Volleyball vs C2E

Tuesday, Oct. 26th, 4pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Soccer vs C2E

Tuesday, Oct. 26th, 4pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

CCA Craft - Minecraft League Esports

Wednesday, Oct. 27th, 3pm

This is an online event.

Volleyball Game vs American Academy Motsenbocker

Thursday, Oct. 28th, 4pm

11155 North Motsenbocker Road

Parker, CO

SMAC Championships - XC

Friday, Oct. 29th, 4:30pm

17299 Lincoln Avenue

Parker, CO

Mathletes Meeting - Virtual

Friday, Oct. 29th, 4:30pm

This is an online event.

Middle School Outdoor Movie

Friday, Oct. 29th, 6:45pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

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.

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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