The Eagle Newsletter

October 11, 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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There will be no Eagle or Newsletters over Fall Break - These will resume on 10/25!

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 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!

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.
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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

Teacher's and Staff's Favorite Things

Ever wanted to get that perfect little something of appreciation for your teacher or that special staff member and have no idea what they like? Years ago, staff and parents started a Favorites Thing list that has been distributed amongst the community so that families have a little help with ideas on what to get their teachers/staff members for special occasions. Provided below you will find a list of those Favorite Things forms filled out by our staff. You are by no means obligated to buy anything on these lists for our staff members, but if you are looking for ideas for things you already have planned - these lists may help! Thank you for always being so loving and supportive of our Teachers and Staff - we have such a wonderful community here at CCA!

Click this link for the Favorite Things Lists

We are 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.

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 this Friday, October 15, 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

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 - 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.

JV Soccer Game at Challenge to Excellence

Monday, Oct. 11th, 4pm

16995 Carlson Drive

Parker, CO

Volleyball Game at Academy Charter School

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 4pm

1551 Prairie Hawk Drive

Castle Rock, CO

Board Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 6pm

This is an online event.

CCA Craft Team - Minecraft League Esports

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 3pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

JV Soccer Home Game

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 4pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

Equity Committee Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 14th, 8:30am

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

CCA Rocks Team - Rocket League Esports

Thursday, Oct. 14th, 3pm

6260 South Dayton Street

Englewood, CO

PTO Meeting

Friday, Oct. 15th, 8:15am

This is an online event.

Colorado Academy Middle School XC Invitational

Saturday, Oct. 16th, 9pm

3800 South Pierce Street

Denver, 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.

Subscribe to The Parent Connection here.

Please click here to read the latest Parent Connection newsletter from CCSD.

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6260 South Dayton Street,

Englewood, CO 80111