Christ Child Academy Newsletter

November 14, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

Quarter 1 report cards will be sent home today with the middle school students. Grades 1–5 reports will be in the Carrier. Kindergarten and preschool will not have reports until semester 1 is over. Please keep your copy of the report card and return the signed envelope to the school office as soon as possible.

Congratulations to all the middle school students who have achieved the Academic Honor Roll for the 1st Quarter. This quarter, 85.7% of the middle school students earned honor roll! Please see the Honor Roll insert in the carrier. Keep up the great work, students!

Last evening, our CCA second graders, along with the Tri-Parish second graders, received the Sacrament of Reconciliation at Ss. Cyril & Methodius. Please keep them in your prayers as they take the next step towards First Communion in the spring.

As the temperatures drop, I wanted to remind parents to make sure children are prepared for the weather. Our policy is to go outside each recess unless the AccuWeather app RealFeel temp is below "0". Only students with snow pants AND winter boots may play on the grass or playground equipment with snow on the ground. Otherwise, students must stay on the blacktop portion of the playground during recess.

ALL students in 4K-8th grade should be wearing a winter coat each day. Students in grades K-5 go outside for recess three times a day. All middle school students go outside for 20 minutes each day for lunch recess.

Carrier Inserts:

  • Catholic Herald Family
  • CCA Annual Fund Report 2018-2019
  • CCA New Year's Eve Bingo Flyer
  • CCA Theo's Pizza Lunch Sign-Up - Grades K - 8
  • Holiday Shop Information & Envelope - Grades 3K -8
  • Quarter 1 Honor Roll
  • Quarter 1 Report Cards - Grades 1 - 5
  • YMCA Camp Y-Koda Flyer
  • YMCA Girls & Dolls Cookies with Santa Flyer
  • Tri-Parish Bulletins
  • Winter Extravaganza Invitation

Parenting in the 21st Century

Parenting and the Culture of Disrespect

I came across a short interview of a pediatrician who has noticed changes in children’s behavior over the past several decades. Most notably, he talked about children’s lack of respect, and how permissive parenting and our media culture has promoted it.

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.

Home & School

There will be a Home & School meeting tonight at 6:30 pm in the staff lounge. Please enter through door #9.

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending November 8.

Kindergarten – Pearl Stroy 1st Grade – Will Shircel 2nd Grade – Emily Werner

3rd Grade –Sophie Schmitt 4th Grade – Brynn Vreeke 5th Grade – Andrew Duszynski

Veterans Day Ceremony

Christ Child Academy honored our Veterans with a ceremony held on Monday, November 11th. The ceremony included students and staff praying, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and singing “God Bless America”. Also, Mr. Ronald Spapperi, Commander of the American Legion Post 83 in Sheboygan, spoke to the students about the history of the flag along with respect and flag etiquette.

Safeguarding All God's Family Training

St. John Evangelist Parish - Kohler

Thursday, December 12th

8:30 am – 11:30 am.

600 Green Tree Road

Park in the church parking lot and enter the door there.

Religious Education Room 8

2018-2019 Annual Fund Report

Here is the 2018-2019 Annual Fund Report which will be coming home in the carrier on Nov. 14th or you may receive one in the bulletins this weekend in church. Thank you to everyone who donated

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.

St. Peter Claver Food Pantry Drive

The Student Service Council is sponsoring our annual November Food Drive for the St. Peter Claver Food Pantry. We will begin next week by collecting canned goods. Please see the schedule below. Collection boxes will be in each classroom. Thank you for helping us reach out to families in need.

During the week of November 11, we will be collecting boxed items such as cereal, rice, noodles, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter, jam, boxes of Jell-O, macaroni, pudding, crackers, cookies, and fruit or vegetable juices.

During the week of November 18, we will be collecting personal care items such as shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, family size bars of soap, boxes of tissue, and toilet tissue.

All donations will be greatly appreciated! There will be collection boxes in each classroom.

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Winter Extravaganza is set for Saturday, February 22, 2020 and will be held at the Village at 170, Kohler. We hope that everyone has this date marked on their calendars and are planning to attend. The event is open to the public, so gather your friends and family and get ready for a good time! We are looking for some additional people to join our planning committee. If you are interested, please email the Development Director at:

Invitations and Reservation forms will be sent home in the next carrier.

We are also looking for parents to assist the teaching staff in creating one of a kind "baskets" for our auction. Each grade will be creating a personalized themed basket and these parents would be in charge of assisting with ideas, gathering items, ordering supplies, setting up personalization time with the teacher, etc. If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, sign up before November 15th. Classroom Representative Sign Up

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.


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

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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Mark Your Calendars

All parents, guardians, and students are welcome to attend the Christ Child Academy Open House on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm and the Christ Child Academy State of the School Celebration on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm. Our Principal, Mark Ruedinger and members of our Governance Board will be present and available to meet with anyone in attendance. We look forward to seeing everyone at these events. Specific details for the events to 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


14 - Quarter 1 Report Cards Issued – Grades 1 - 8

17 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

27- Early Release at 1:00 pm (with busing)

28 & 29 - No School – Thanksgiving Break


3 - Santa Secret/Holiday Shoppe, Gym

5 - Catholic Schools’ Band Christmas Concert, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 6:00 pm

6 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Gr. Desserts

9 - Mid-Quarter 2

11 - CCA Choral/Vocal Christmas Concert, Immaculate Conception Church, 6:00 pm

12-15 - CCA 7/8 Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball Tournament

20 - Early Release at 1:00 pm (with busing)

23 - Jan. 1 No School – Christmas Recess

28 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

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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