The Eagle Newsletter

November 15, 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


PTO Thanksgiving Baskets

The PTO Hospitality team is getting ready to prepare our wonderful Thanksgiving baskets that we do for the staff every year. This year, due to Covid, the PTO will be purchasing items and building baskets. We would like to ask if you could please contribute a $5 dollar donation to help make these baskets special. You can send $5 dollars in cash in an envelope to the front office or you are welcome to Venmo Ms. Sourial, our PTO Hospitality chair at My Venmo @Natalie-Sourial. Thank you in advance for your help making these special for our staff!

PTO Enrichment Team Brings Opera Colorado to CCA

Our PTO Enrichment Team is bringing Opera Colorado to CCA on

Friday, November 19, 2021, for two performances:

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 - for our Kindergarten,1st Grade and 2nd Grade Students

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm for our 3rd and 4th Grade Students

Your child’s teachers will be reviewing what the Opera is all about! We are excited to bring this opportunity to our students.

CCSD Food and Nutrition Services Drawing Winner!

Congratulations to Caleb who won tickets to the Zoo from CCSD Nutrition Services. He was picked out of several hundred kids who eat free lunch with CCSD this year and was awarded this prize! Yay Caleb - enjoy the Zoo!

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!

New Chromebooks for 6th and 7th Grade - Starting Today!

Dear Parents,

We wanted to let you know your student will be bringing home a new Chromebook Device this week. The last batch of Chromebooks being used were at their 3-year mark and ready to be replaced and we were able to replace them! Below you will find a distribution schedule of when your child will be receiving the new device, so you know when to expect it.

Monday - Blue Day - Nov 15th

Loomis Homeroom- 9:35-10:05 - 6th grade.

Leins Homeroom - 2:45pm-3:30pm - 7th grade

Tuesday- Red Day - Nov 16th

(Tench)Gunning Homeroom- 12:25 -1:55 - 6th grade

Nolen Homeroom - 2:45-3:20pm - 7th grade

Wednesday - Blue Day - Nov 17th

Lee Homeroom- 2:45-3:30pm - 7th grade

Here is information about the new laptops.

Lenovo 500e 2nd Gen Chromebooks

  • Intel® Celeron® processor
  • 360-degree hinges for Laptop mode, Tent mode for presentations, Stand mode for watching lectures, and Tablet mode for taking notes.
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 11.6" HD screen
  • Military-grade durability rubber bumpers, mechanically anchored keys.
  • Two HD cameras,720p front-facing camera, 5 MP keyboard camera.

If you have any questions please reach out to Rich Sivernell, Technology Director at or Erika Ochoa at

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.

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Original Artworks Fall fundraiser is happening now. The deadline for online orders is 11/18/2021.

Please follow the instructions your students brought home to order the artwork online. Also, note that only the following classes are participating in the Fall fundraiser:

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

All the remaining classes will be participating in the Spring fundraiser.

If you didn’t hear from your student, 1) make sure that they are part of the Fall fundraiser classes participating as mentioned above 2) If they are in ALITA, they are NOT participating 3) If they are participating, please remind your students to get their artwork instructions handed to them on November 5th.

Here is the link for instructions for online ordering:

Please click here for instructions on how to order

If you have any questions, please contact Subha Thoppay at and Jessica King at

There are a few sample items displayed in the hallway in school for you to check out during the fundraiser.

NOTE: The class with the highest sale will get a free dress day!

2021 Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser Has Started!

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!

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!

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.

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, 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

Future Bruins Night Grades 5-8

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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.

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: $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.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Teacher (CLDE)

Substitute Teacher

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Attention 8th Graders - Colorado Early College

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About Colorado Early Colleges High Schools

Colorado Early Colleges (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.

At Colorado Early Colleges, we take pride in being able to offer college, career, online, and homeschool pathways to our families. We offer:

· College options – offering over 100 different degrees through 13 college partners both on and off-campus.

· Career options – offering industry-recognized certificates through our community college partners both on and off-campus.

· Homeschool options – including on-campus part-time, on-campus middle school enrichment (on the Inverness campus), and My Tech High (online).

· Accelerated online option – our partnership with Snow College provides students with an opportunity to complete an entire associate degree through an Accelerated Online Program, at no cost to families.

· And much more!

2022-2023 Enrollment Now Open

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year opened on November 1, for more information and to apply visit This page has basic information about our programs and campuses, as well as the link to submit an enrollment application.

School Tours/Informational Meetings

If you would like to join us for a school tour or informational meeting, sign up using the links below. These opportunities are a great chance to get to meet with our leadership team and see a little bit more of our school.

· CEC Castle Rock

· CEC Inverness

· CEC Parker

Mary Bain • Marketing & Communications Lead
321 Inverness Drive South • Englewood, CO 80112

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. 15th, 3:45pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Student Council

Tuesday, Nov. 16th, 7am

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Girls Basketball Practice

Tuesday, Nov. 16th, 3:45pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Girls Basketball Game @ CCA

Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 4pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Boys Basketball Game @ American Academy Motsenbocker

Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 4pm

11155 North Motsenbocker Road

Parker, CO

Esports - Minecraft

Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 5pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Equity Committee Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 18th, 8:30am

This is an online event.

Girls Basketball Game @ CCA

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 4pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Boys Basketball Game @ American Academy Castle Pines

Thursday, Nov. 18th, 4pm

6971 Mira Vista Lane

Castle Pines, CO

PTO Meeting

Friday, Nov. 19th, 8:15am

This is an online event.

Opera Colorado - from PTO Enrichments

Friday, Nov. 19th, 9am

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Esports - Rocket League

Friday, Nov. 19th, 4pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Esports - Minecraft

Friday, Nov. 19th, 5pm

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

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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