Christ Child Academy Newsletter

February 20, 2020

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

Hello CCA Parents,

Winter Extravaganza is Feb. 22nd! That is this weekend and if you have not already registered to attend, please do so asap and also remember that there is an Entertainment Only option for $15.00 per person if that suits you better. We welcome everyone to attend this wonderful evening.

Next week we will be attending Mass on Tuesday, February 25th and Wednesday, February 26th for Ash Wednesday.

Enclosed in this week's Carrier is a YEARBOOK ORDER FORM. Every form has a student name on the top. Yearbooks can be personalized with your student's picture and name for an additional $3 per book. Yearbooks will be distributed at yearbook signing the beginning of June (date to be determined). Please return you order form by Monday, March 2.

The 62nd Annual Padre Serra Basketball Tournament will be held at Marquette University High School, 3306 W Michigan Street, Milwaukee from March 12 - 29. The 7/8 boys will begin tournament play on Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 pm and the 7/8 girls will begin tournament play on on Sunday, March 15 at 3:15 pm.

Dress Code Reminders: Students in ALL grades who choose to wear Yoga pants or leggings must also wear a shirt that covers the buttock region. If you choose to wear leggings to Mass under a skirt, these leggings must be of a solid color. Thank you for following our CCA Dress Code.

Carrier Inserts:

  • CCA Yearbook Order Forms
  • Lenten Rice Bowls
  • March Hot Lunch Menu
  • Permission Slip to Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra - Grade 4 Only
  • Shadow Day Permission Slip - Grade 8 Only

2020-2021 Registration Information

The 2020-2021 CCA registration packets were sent in the Carrier last week. Current parents have until March 6, 2020 to reserve their placement at CCA. After this date, we will open registrations to all new families on a first come, first serve basis. We are once again offering an Early Registration Discount for all families who register by March 6, 2020. I encourage all families to take advantage of this tuition discount! Also, please make sure to fill out the registration form completely!

Please take advantage of our Student Referral Program! Download the forms below. Your family receives $100 off your tuition for each new student you refer to CCA. The new family ALSO gets $100 off for each student referred. See program handout for full details.

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending February 13.

Kindergarten – Oliver Schroeder 1st Grade – Kaylee Schroeder

2nd Grade – Natalie Pence 3rd Grade – Aaron Herr

4th Grade – Marko Herdic 5th Grade – Paige Oehldrich

The Catholic Community Foundation

Thank you to The Catholic Community Foundation for awarding us a generous grant in support of our new English / Language Arts curriculum. We appreciate the foundation's commitment to Catholic education!
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During the Lenten season, the students and staff will be praying the Stations of the Cross in church. Grades K - 4 will be held on Tuesdays from 2:30 - 2:55 pm and grades 5 - 8 will be held on Fridays from 2:30 - 2:55 pm.

Students in grades 2 - 8 will also be attending Reconciliation on Tuesdays after Mass during Lent.

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Sport Stacking

Recently, we had a representative from Speed Stacks come into our gym classes and teach the students the competitive sport of Sport Stacks. She also taught us new cardiovascular activities that we can do with the cups as well. We will be selling speed stacks, and mats if you are interested until spring break.Please see the order form attached below.

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.

Instructions for printing tuition tax information on FACTS

School tuition for grades K-8 paid during the 2019 calendar year may be deducted up to $4,000.00. Attached to this newsletter is the Schedule PS - Private School Tuition Form; it can also be found on our school website home page and under the Parents & Students tab - then choose “forms.”

1. Log in to

2. Sign on
3. Top right-side box $ Payment Plan & Billing

  • Click “View Details” (upper left side)

4. Activity Details

  • Click “View Payment Summary” (blue box)
  • Make sure 2019 is the selected year

5. Payment Summary (this is the report you need with/for the 2019 Schedule PS – Private School Tuition)

  • The report is broken down by student – with a total
  • Within each student’s detail - tuition is listed separately (this is the number needed)
  • Click print on the upper right-side

A Note from the CCA Athletic Committee

Thank you to all the parents, alumni and students that helped out at this year’s CCA Basketball tournaments. We received several compliments about our school and volunteer efforts. Thank you to everyone!

Also, mark your calendars for our final event of the year. The CCA Athletic Committee Brat Fry will be on Saturday, April 25th at Miesfeld's starting at 9:00 am. Stop out for a brat and burger!

Thanks again for all the help, all year long.

Standards Based Grading

During this school year, Christ Child Academy will be transitioning from a traditional grading system to standards based grading system, which will go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has strongly recommended that all schools move to this reporting framework.

As we proceed through this transition over the next year, please know that our goal of academic excellence remains our priority. These "best practices" will enable parents to fully understand where their child is academically while at the same time motivating students to become life-learners.

The Parenting Guide to Standards Based Grading will provide valuable insight during this transition. Additional information will be coming in the following weeks.


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. 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 Annual Fund

The 2019 CCA Annual Fund has begun. Please support our school and share the link below often.

Your generous gift to the Christ Child Academy Annual Fund makes a difference in the lives of our students. The funds raised will provide excellent academic and athletic programs, curriculum materials, and technology for both the students and staff; it will ensure the ability to carry out our school’s mission on a daily basis. Your gift will also enable us to maintain affordable tuition for all families.

You will be receiving an Annual Fund Contribution Form in the mail in November to donate or you may visit our online site at the link below. Feel free to share this link with all your friends and family via social media.

Christ Child Academy Annual Fund

We appreciate your support and you may donate to this fund until June 30, 2020.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings and they will give CCA 10% back! All you have to do is mention that you want your purchase to go to Christ Child Academy/Team D! See the below information for details.
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Mark Your Calendars

The Christ Child Academy State of the School Celebration will be on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm. Our Principal, Mark Ruedinger and members of our Governance Board will be present and be available to meet with anyone in attendance. We look forward to seeing everyone at this event. Specific details will follow closer to the events.

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.

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 - Mid-Quarter 3

22 - Winter Extravaganza

26 - Ash Wednesday


6 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Gr. Desserts

15 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

20 - Quarter 3 Ends; Early Release at 1:00 pm (with busing) - Start of Spring Recess

23–27 No School – Spring Recess

30 - School Resumes; Quarter 4 Begins

CCA School Calendar 2019-2020

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Christ Child Academy Mission Statement

Christ Child Academy, a ministry of St. Peter Claver, Immaculate Conception and Ss. Cyril and Methodius parishes, is a Catholic education community coming together to celebrate and demonstrate Christ’s love. Our school provides a comprehensive curriculum in the areas of spiritual, academic, character, and social growth. Our students are God’s own children. Each is infinitely valuable and lovable. By studying, learning and sharing the teachings of Christ, we inspire our students to develop their potential as persons in a loving, caring atmosphere.

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