Christ Child Academy Newsletter

September 13, 2018

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

The school year is off to a wonderful beginning and it was great to welcome Fr. Paul Fliss back from his sabbatical at our Mass on Tuesday morning. The energy within the walls of CCA since the first day of school has been incredible. Students are eager to learn and have fun while teachers and staff are amazed how much the students have grown over the summer. We held our New Parent meeting earlier this week to help new families in their understanding our the CCA school culture and how they might be able to enhance our family by giving of their time and talents. Thank you for your continued support of CCA.

No Carrier This Week

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending September 7.

Kindergarten – Harper Murphy 1st Grade – Chee Xiong 2nd Grade – Sophia Schmitt

3rd Grade – Lilliana Contreras 4th Grade – Paige Oehldrich 5th Grade – Annabelle Gerrits

Lunch Worker Needed

The lunch program is in need of one crew member on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00-12:30 pm. Duties include set-up, supervision, and clean-up. This is a paid position. If interested, please email Erin Hutton, the school cook, at

Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Drop Off

When dropping off your students in the morning, there are two options. One is to drive up on the school-side of Henry Street and have your child exit the vehicle in a quick manner as to not cause a back-up of cars. The second option is to park in the church parking lot and walk your child into school. All preschool parents should be parking in the parking lot, not on the street. We would prefer parents do not park on the street and then walk your child across the traffic in the morning.

Pick Up

After school, students in grades K-5 are dismissed through the church doors and are to wait for parents to walk them to their vehicles. These students are not to be walking through the parking lot without a parent or older sibling in middle school. Students in grades 6-8 are dismissed out the middle school doors and may be picked up on the school-side of Henry Street or they may walk down toward the church parking lot to secure a ride. We discourage parents from parking across Henry Street and having their child walk across traffic at this time of day. This creates an unsafe situation and places students in danger.

Church Doors Locked at 8:35 am

During school Mass days, the church doors will be locked at 8:35 am to create a safe environment for our students and parents. A church leader will sit by the entrances during Mass to allow access for people arriving after this time. Mass begins at 8:25 am.

Catholic Women's Charity Donation

Since 2001, Catholic Women's Charity Club has donated over $125,000.00 to the Catholic schools and religious education programs of the Catholic parishes of Sheboygan County. On Tuesday, Beaty Ristow and Mary Krepsky, representing the Catholic Women's Charity Club, presented CCA with a donation after Mass. We appreciate the continued support from this wonderful club and look forward to using the funds to enhance our educational programs at CCA.

Home & School

"WANTED: Parents to help plan upcoming events including Walk to School Day and the Halloween Party, as well as other possible fall activities (pumpkin decorating? Fall fest? Trunk or Treat?) and future meeting days/times!

WHEN: this Saturday, September 15, 9:00 am

WHERE: Staff lounge (enter door #9 in back of school)

WHY: We can't do it alone! We need your input to plan events that interest you and your family

We hope to see you on Saturday!

Home & School Committee"

Reporting Absences, Appointments, or Sickness

To ensure the maximum efficiency in our school office, please email Judy regarding questions you may have after reading the weekly newsletter and checking the school website. When reporting absences, appointments/early release or pick-up changes, please email the homeroom teacher and Judy. Please limit phone calls to timely matters. Judy -

Safeguarding All God's Family

If parents or grandparents plan to participate in field trips, work in the lunchroom, coach, or help out at school, you must attend a Safeguarding All God’s Family training through the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. A local sessions is being offered on Tuesday, September 18 at St. John Evangelist, 600 Green Tree, Kohler from 8:15 - 11:15 am. You must register on-line at and indicate you are associated with Christ Child Academy. If you have not previously been trained, now is a great time to attend a session.

Picture Day

Mark your calendar; Picture Day is next Thursday, September 20th. Harmann Studios will be taking your child’s picture (no order form or money needed at that time). Harmann sends home a preview of two proofs; you choose one and return the order form with your payment. If need be, picture retake day is Wednesday, October 24th.

Faye's Pizza Sale

The Faye’s pizzas sale has begun! Faye’s Pizza orders and money are due Friday, September 21st. The pick-up date is Wednesday, October 10th with pick up at 2:00 – 3:30 pm in the gym. The money made on the pizza sale assists in covering the cost of bussing, field trips, Camp Y-Koda, and many more items. Your cooperation will assist in keeping your out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum. SELL! SELL! SELL!

This is also a great opportunity for families to get started on their 20 volunteer hours. We need parents and grandparents to help sort and organize the orders on Wednesday, October 10th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. If you are available, please email or call/text Sarah Richter at or (920) 287-5552.

MAP Testing

MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing will begin Monday, September 24th and continue through Friday, September 28th. MAP is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child’s academic growth. All students in grades K-8 will be tested to track their academic growth. Please do not schedule any appointments for your children during this time. It is important that the students are in attendance and well-rested, so they can do their best on the tests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Coats For Kids

The Christ Child Academy Student Service Council will once again be collecting coats for the Annual Coats for Kids Drive. Any gently used coats, hats, gloves, boots, or scarves can be dropped off in the barrel at the school’s main entrance, now through October 31st. What a great way to help those in our community and teach our children the goodness of giving. Thanks for your support!

School Mass Attire

Students are to wear their CCA polo shirts with the logo along with dress or Khaki pants or a skirt for the girls. Polo shirts are to be tucked in for both boys and girls. Any additional items such as sweaters or vests must have the CCA logo and be worn over the polo shirt. These additional items are available on the Land's End website. Yoga pants are not to be worn to Mass except under a skirt and in a solid color.

Box Tops for Education

CCA can earn money from clipping Box Tops found on various products. When you buy items, simply clip the Box Top and bring it to CCA. The Box Tops are submitted, and our school receives a check which is used towards our activity fund. It’s another easy way for you to help the school by purchasing the products you already use! Enlist your family, friends and neighbors to collect the Box Tops, too.

Attention All CCA Campers

Please join our CCA family for a fun-filled weekend at the annual CCA Camp Outing held at Kohler Andre State Park (park sticker required) on September 28 - 30. Rain or shine, camping or not, please come enjoy the camaraderie. Bring your own refreshments and an optional snack to share. If you are not a camper, stop out during the weekend for a visit. It is an excellent time for new families to get to know other school families. If there are two high school students that would like to run the children's games for two hours late Saturday afternoon, please let us know! They will earn some volunteer hours. So grab some chairs, a cooler full of drinks, marshmallows and join the fun! If you have any questions, please email Nick Reinl at

Donations needed for our STEAM program

Throughout the school year, we will be in need of donations of the following items to support our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program at all levels. We will let you know when to begin dropping these off at school. Please start collecting these items.

1. Newspapers

2. Milk Jugs

3. 2 Liter pop bottles

4. Pringles cans

5. Cardboard tubes (wrapping paper, toilet paper, paper towels)

SCRIP Information

Welcome to a new school year! Start saving money on your tuition by purchasing Scrip. Our Scrip store is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:10 in the Conference Room of the former IC parish offices (next to Mrs. Lampe's office). The Scrip store is also available after weekend masses at all three of our parishes. Contact Brenda Binversie, with any questions.

School Store Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:45 – 3:10 pm

Purchase after Mass:

SPC – 4:30 pm Saturday, 8:00 & 10:00 am Sunday

IC – 4:00 pm Saturday & 10:30 am Sunday

SSCM – 9:00 am Sunday


The application for the 2nd round of safety grants was submitted on August 30th. Safety items included in this proposed grant include a new phone system which would allow for school-wide safety alerts to go over the PA system, upgrading the security and window quality of the doors leading into the church, a new main entry monitoring system, and classroom Safe-Latches to improve the efficiency of a possible lock down situation.

2018-2019 Important Dates

A reminder to all parents: DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; please view the most up-to-date Christ Child Academy calendar on our website at

Sept. 20 - Picture Day!

Sept. 21-22 - CCA Volleyball Tournament

Sept. 24-28 - MAP Testing

Oct. 2 - Mid-Quarter 1

Oct. 4 & 5 - No School – Teacher In-service

Oct. 5 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Grade Desserts

Oct. 17 - 12:30 pm Early Release (No pm bus)

Oct. 17 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 12:45 – 5:00 pm

Oct. 18 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 7:00 pm

Oct. 19 - No School

Oct. 21 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

Oct. 22 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Oct. 24 - Picture Retake Day

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Land's End

Land’s End is the provider for Mass day and field trip shirts at Christ Child Academy. Pants and skirts may be purchased anywhere, but must comply with the guidelines outlined in our school's dress code. Land's End also carries many other apparel items with the CCA logo. Checkout the spirit wear collection.

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CCA Student Referral Program

The purpose of the Student Referral Program is to reward current Christ Child Academy families for increasing and sustaining enrollment at Christ Child Academy.

A referral award will be paid to a current Christ Child Academy family who successfully recruits and/or refers a new student to Christ Child Academy within the guidelines. Please go the the forms link for more information.

Substitutes Needed!!

If you like interacting with the kids, and can be flexible. If you enjoy different settings, and different age groups of kids. This is what you have been looking for! We need substitute teachers from Kindergarten through 8th grade. If you are interested, please call Judy Banie in the school office. Qualifications: Current Wisconsin Educator License, OR a Bachelor's Degree, and a Wisconsin Substitute Teacher Permit.

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