We Learn: Kindergarten Plays With Motion

by Chelsie Bergera

Last week, Discovery Gateway Children's Museum brought their Potential Energy program to the kindergarten students and taught them about force and motion. The students had fun learning about push and pull with a couple different hands-on experiments. By synergizing and working as a team, they were able to play tug-of-war, move a balloon without touching it, and make their hover crafts move in a perfect circle.

Nebo Summer Theater Camp

Nebo School District is excited to invite you to participate in the 2018 Summer Theater Camp. There will be two separate two-week sessions offered, one at Spring Lake Elementary in Payson June 5-16th, and another at Sierra Bonita Elementary in Spanish Fork July 9-20th. 

Registration is found at and is $70. If you have questions about the program, please contact Lisa Bean at

See attached flier for more information.

We Lead: Cherry Creek Achieves Lighthouse Status

by Janelle Barrett

Last week, Franklin Covey designated Cherry Creek Elementary as the newest Lighthouse School! Among thousands of schools world-wide that implement The Leader in Me program, only around 380 schools have received this honor. We could not be more proud of this achievement!

For the last four years, teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members have worked to teach the 7 Habits and leadership principles to our students. Numberless people and hours have been contributed to shaping Cherry Creek into an incredible school. In order to achieve Lighthouse status, a school must demonstrate "mature" and "excellent" methods of implementing leadership principles. Although this is a great measure of our success, we will continue to grow and find better ways to practice leadership principles.

To celebrate reaching this milestone, Cherry Creek will host a family and community celebration on Monday, May 7th. The event will include an award ceremony, food, and entertainment. More details coming soon, but put it on your calendar, as it will be an event not to be missed!

Yearbook Pre-Ordering Available Now!

by Janelle Barrett

I've seen the rough draft of the yearbook - and I'm here to tell you it looks incredible! PTA volunteers are putting in countless hours to make a yearbook worthy of the wonderful memories we've all made here at Cherry Creek this year. To pre-order yours, go to

Also, remind your students to submit portrait drawings of their teachers to the office by this Friday, April 20th!


We Inspire: Penny Wars for Grandma Long


Beginning today through April 18th, the Student Lighthouse Team is sponsoring this year's Penny Wars to benefit Grandma Long. Grandma Long has volunteered in our kindergarten classrooms for the past 12 years, and has blessed so many students and teachers with her kindness and help. Here's how the penny wars will work:

Each grade level has a jar in the office. Pennies and cash count for "positive" points. (Penny = one point, $1 = 100 points). Silver coins count as "negative" points when placed in other grade levels' jars. At the end of the day on April 18th, each grade's points will be counted. The grade level with the most points will earn a donut party. If the whole school collects more than $1,000, the whole school will earn an extra recess to celebrate. 

Thank you for your generosity on behalf of our Cherry Creek family!

We Lead: Lighthouse Review

by Janelle Barrett

Today marked a big milestone for Cherry Creek's journey as a Leader In Me school. Visitors from Franklin Covey (the parent company of The Leader In Me program) came to visit our school to complete a "Lighthouse Review". Schools that have implemented the Leader In Me with exceptionalism and consistency across multiple years are eligible to be designated as a "Lighthouse School". It's our goal to be awarded with Lighthouse status, and we look forward to the feedback we receive! We are proud of our Cherry Creek leaders!

Kindergarten Pre-Registration



It is time for kindergarten pre-registration for the 2018-19 school year! Please click on the following link and follow the directions:

We would like pre-registration to be completed by Thursday, March 22nd. Then we invite you and your child back to complete the registration process on August 1st. Your child will also be given a brief assessment at that time. 

Please share this information with neighbors and friends! We're excited to welcome a new group of crocs to Cherry Creek!

We Lead: Begin With the End in Mind for Friday Fun Day

by Reagan McSweeney

We do Friday Fun Day in 5th grade for the students who get their homework done. Since there are three 5th grade classes it works perfectly. If you get your homework done you get to play capture the flag. If you do not get your homework done you go to one of the 5th grade classrooms to read or do math. It helps the students begin with the end in mind and want to get their homework done so they can have a chance to have extra fun.