Christ Child Academy Newsletter

September 19, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

As we finish up our third week of school, I am excited and thankful for the wonderful beginning of this school year. The students are getting back into school and classroom routines which allow for effective instruction throughout the day and I'm sure there are new routines at home that enable quiet reading and study time. Next week, students in grades K-8 will be taking the Map tests and their scores will be coming home soon after.

The CCA Calendar Raffles for 2020 will be in next week's carrier along with incentive information.

Unfortunately, the CCA Volleyball Tournament scheduled for September 20 & 21 has been cancelled due to not enough teams participating.

We have added a new "Parenting in the 21st Century" section. This section will include professional resources that I have come across in my professional development that might assist parents as they raise children. Hopefully, these will come in handy for your family.

The busing on Wednesdays will be delayed. The bus will pick up students from CCA at 3:15 pm even though the early dismissal is at 2:20 pm. Students taking the bus will be supervised in the resource center. Please plan accordingly.

No Carrier this week.

Parenting in the 21st Century

One of the most challenging skills to teach in school is the ability to write effectively. These skills take time and effort to develop and require patience and dedication to master. But the benefits derived later on in school, and in life, enhances the chances for success. A former student, who went on to attend MIT for college, once told me that he felt the key to his success in high school and college was learning how to write in middle school.

What Makes Writing So Important?

  • Writing is the primary basis upon which your work, your learning, and your intellect will be judged—in college, in the workplace, and in the community.
  • Writing expresses who you are as a person.
  • Writing is portable and permanent. It makes your thinking visible.
  • Writing helps you move easily among facts, inferences, and opinions without getting confused—and without confusing your reader.
  • Writing promotes your ability to pose worthwhile questions.
  • Writing fosters your ability to explain a complex position to readers, and to yourself.
  • Writing helps others give you feedback.
  • Writing helps you refine your ideas when you give others feedback.
  • Writing requires that you anticipate your readers’ needs. Your ability to do so demonstrates your intellectual flexibility and maturity.
  • Writing ideas down preserves them so that you can reflect upon them later.
  • Writing out your ideas permits you to evaluate the adequacy of your argument.
  • Writing stimulates you to extend a line of thought beyond your first impressions or gut responses.
  • Writing helps you understand how truth is established in a given discipline.
  • Writing equips you with the communication and thinking skills you need to participate effectively in democracy.
  • Writing is an essential job skill.

~based upon brochures from Brown University

and the University of Missouri

Faye's Pizza Sale Ends Tomorrow

Home & School is once again kicking off the school year with the Faye's Pizza sale fundraiser. The order forms were in the family Carrier that you received on Wednesday, August 28th during the "Back to School Cookout Come and Go". Orders and payment will be due on Friday, September 20th and pickup will be Wednesday, October 9th from 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending September 13.

Kindergarten – Lilah Patton 1st Grade –Hadely Helminiak

2nd Grade – Sophia De La Cruz-Wagner 3rd Grade – Carlee Videtic

4th Grade – Owen Pence 5th Grade – Charlotte Landgraf

St. Vincent de Paul

This week, we were notified by St. Vincent de Paul that due to lack of funding this year, there will not be any additional tuition assistance available this Fall. This does not have any effect on the Hren Foundation tuition assistance that many families have already received.

Home & School Committtee

This year's Home & School Committee will be lead by Sarah Landgraf & Trisha Krautkramer. Our first get together will be a brainstorming session focused on the Halloween party! If you'd like to share some ideas or help in anyway we would love to have your join us Thursday , September 19th from 6:30-7:30 pm at CCA in the Staff Lounge (enter door #9 ), refreshment and snack will be provided. If you cannot attend and would like to get involved please reach out to Sarah ( or Trisha ( directly. Any and all ideas are welcome!

Birth Announcement

Congratulations to parents Scott & Caitlin Murphy on the birth of their daughter, Hazel Rose, on August 12th. Hazel is welcomed home by her sister Harper (2nd) and her brother Henry (4K).


MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing for grades K - 8 will be held the week of September 23. 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.

Picture Day

Mark your calendar; Picture Day is Thursday, September 26. 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 30.

Accreditation Self-Study Update

During this school year, the teachers and staff at CCA will be going through an accreditation self-study in preparation for the official accreditation visit during the Fall of 2020. This process involves the reflection and evaluation of all the policies and programs at Christ Child Academy and will provide a road map of goals to strive for during the next seven years. We look forward to your feedback during the year as an integral part of our school improvement.


Christ Child Academy Bingo is an important Fundraiser that raised over $10,000 last school year! We need EVERY SINGLE FAMILY to contribute to continue this success.

This school year we will run 8 regular Bingo Sessions and 1 SPECIAL HOLIDAY Bingo Session.

Each family will be responsible to work one regular bingo session, donate to one regular bingo session and participate in some way for the SPECIAL HOLIDAY Bingo Session.

Each grade will be assigned the session that they are to work and donate. You will then have the opportunity to choose the time slot or donation item of your choice. All slots must be filled by September 15th, 2019. If at that time, you have not signed up or have not volunteered in other areas, you might be assigned a slot for bingo. Remember that volunteers need to be 18 years or older and can be members of your family or friends.

CCA Bingo Sign Up

We are looking to have 100% of our CCA families volunteer at CCA this year!


Our Scrip store is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:10 pm in the Conference Room (next to Mrs. Lampe's office). The entrance to purchase SCRIP is door #1 on the northeast corner of the school building. SCRIP is also available after all weekend Masses at all three parishes. There will be no SCRIP sales after Mass during Labor Day weekend. Scrip is available 24/7/365 at and use CCA enrollment code 56477C7B4536 to get started. Contact Brenda Binversie, with any questions.

Purchase after Mass this Sunday (please note there are new Mass times):

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

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

SSCM – 8:30 am Sunday

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.

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. 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.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings now through the end of DECEMBER and they will give CCA 10% back! Mention that you want your purchase to go to Christ Child Academy/Team F! See the below information for details.
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Box Tops for Education

Earn cash for our school! The NEW and improved Box Tops mobile app uses the state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. 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.

Please see the below attachments for further instructions, a list of products and then download the app.

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CCA Family Camping Weekend

The CCA Family Camping weekend is scheduled at Kohler Andre State Park for September 27th, 28th, and 29th of 2019 . Camping sites can be booked 11 months out, so reserve your spot now as they fill up quickly! If you have any questions, please email Nick Reinl at

2019-2020 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


20 - Faye's Pizza Orders and Payment Due

23 -27 - MAP Testing – Grades K - 8

26 - Picture Day

29 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym


3 - Mid-Quarter 1

4 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Grade Desserts

10 & 11 - No School – Teacher In-service

13 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

23 - 12:30 pm Early Release (No pm bus)

23 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 12:45 – 5:00 pm

24 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 7:00 pm

25 - No School

28 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

30 - Picture Retake Day

CCA School Calendar 2019-2020

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