PTO

Welcome from the 2019-2020 CCA PTO

ABOUT US

The CCA Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a group of parents dedicated to enhancing your students’ experience and wellbeing by collaborating to embody in our school mission statement:

         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.

We strive to build community by engaging and empowering our parents with many opportunities to be involved. In addition, the PTO contributes to the school in various ways.  Past school year contributions include procuring tablets, a 3-D printer, e-readers, water bottle filler stations, and a new scoreboard.

HOW DECISIONS ARE MADE

Each parent or guardian of a CCA student is automatically a voting PTO member. We conduct our General Assembly Meetings the third Friday of each month from 8:05 am – 9:00 am in the CCA cafeteria. We encourage all parents to attend and become actively involved. At each meeting, we have CCA teacher representation, a presentation from of our administrators, a report from Student Council and updates from our CCA Parent Board.  

Our first General Assembly PTO Meeting will be held

Friday, August 16th 2019 at 8:05 AM

We hope you can attend and learn more about our PTO. If you cannot attend these meetings but want to get involved, please see below for the various available volunteer opportunities.

WHERE THE FUNDS COME FROM

  • The PTO Giving Circle provides access to the following events: School Assemblies, Field Day food and games, Fall Carnival, Winter Masquerade Ball, Spring Multicultural Festival, and Parent Breakfasts (Pastries with Parents), among other PTO events.  

  • PTO Fundraisers including the main fundraising event, The Great American Holiday Sale in the fall, allows us to provide items that are beyond the CCA annual budget such as student agendas, new student welcome activities, classroom stipends for teachers, and appreciation events for teachers, staff, and administration. These funds also support other PTO related costs like providing Starbucks coffee at our meetings for you. ☺

  • Partnerships with community organizations are the last avenue for our budget. These companies provide a % back to our school for just doing what you normally do- buying groceries, buying gift (scrip) cards, collecting Box Tops, shopping on Amazon and more!   

METHODS OF COMMUNICATION

The PTO is committed to effective communications with the CCA community. All upcoming PTO meetings, events, and volunteer opportunities will be listed and communicated through the weekly CCA newsletter The Eagle, posted on CCA’s website and CCA Facebook page.  If you have questions or concerns regarding the PTO or PTO sponsored events please reach out to PTO@CherryCreekAcademy.org and we’ll make sure your questions are directed to the correct person.  

GET INVOLVED

Please join us for new family orientation events such as Kindergarten Playdates, New Family Welcome Picnic and more. There are so many ways to be involved with the PTO, see the listing for volunteer opportunities on the last page of this letter.

HELP PTO FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

  • Purchase your school supplies from EPI using code CHE109 and the PTO will receive a percentage of the sales.  

  • Please log into your King Soopers account. Once logged into your King Soopers account, click on King Soopers Community Rewards under the Save tab. You will then search for Cherry Creek Academy either by name or GW800 and then click Enroll. Once enrolled, CCA's PTO will earn a percentage of your sales every time you use your loyalty card/number.   

  • Shop at Amazon Smile and select CCA PTO

  • If you shop at Dennis Uniforms, buy a Dennis gift certificate from the front desk before you go and PTO gets 20% back.

  • Start collecting “Box Tops for Education” and send them in with your student to be placed in collection boxes.


On behalf of the PTO Executive Committee, we warmly welcome you to the CCA Community. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns. We look forward to meeting you!

•Rebecca Rook, 2012-2020 PTO President and Julia Park, PTO Vice President

Volunteer Opportunities for PTO Events

The CCA Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) can always use your help with events that connect our children, our families and our community.  Some needs are listed below. Any volunteer opportunities offered through the PTO can be counted towards mandatory family volunteer hours. Please let us know if you have an interest in helping in one or more of these areas.  If you have other suggestions for PTO events, please contact us at PTO@CherryCreekAcademy.org or attend our monthly meeting every 3rd Friday from 8:05-9:00 at CCA (August through May).

Used Uniform Sales – Work with committee chairs: tag items (home & CCA), unpack and display clothes for sale (CCA), sell items (CCA), set up and clean up before and after the sales (CCA).

PTO Store – Coordinator needed: collect order forms (home), sell items at school during Used Uniform Sales (CCA), distribute sold items (home & CCA), and keep track of inventory (home & CCA).

Multicultural Festival – Help prepare and serve food from different cultures, assist in the different booths representing different cultures, and/or event set up/clean up.

Holiday Fundraiser – Work with committee chair: collect order forms (home), distribute sold items (home & CCA).

Monday Munchies for Staff – Make food (home) and deliver Monday to CCA for staff to enjoy.

Original Works – Display artwork in glass cabinets (CCA), collect order forms (home), and distribute sold items (home & CCA).

Book Fair – Work with committee chair (CCA), display books for sale (CCA), sell books (CCA).

School Supplies for 2019-2020 – Work with committee chair: coordinate with teachers for lists (CCA), distribute lists and how to purchase (home) – done in Spring.

Carnival – Work with committee chair: collect RSVPs (at home), buy food (outside), run games (CCA), sell food (CCA), traffic (CCA). ~ 4:00-7:30 p.m.

Winter Masquerade Ball – Coordinate January K-5 Gala for the whole family.  Work with the Social Committee chair to organize food, decorations, and entertainment.

Field Day – Coordinate with PE teacher and parents to buy food (outside), distribute food to classrooms (CCA), and run games (CCA), ~ 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. shifts.

Teacher Appreciation Events – Coordinate and order teacher gifts (home), set up teacher lounge (CCA), ensure vendors show up (CCA).

Pastries with Parents Breakfast – Work with committee chair: collect RSVPs (at home), buy food (outside), distribute food (CCA), set up and clean up~7:15-8:15a.m.

Thanksgiving Baskets – Coordinate items to be brought in by students (home), make bows (home), purchase items (outside), assemble the baskets (CCA).

Box Tops – Work with committee chair: help with setting and updating Bulletin board, count Boxtops before shipping. Done in Fall and Spring each school year.

Welcome Breakfast – Work with committee chair: coordinate food (home), help to cook (home), set up and clean up (park), greet new parents (park).