Christ Child Academy Newsletter

November 8, 2018

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 complete on January 17th. 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 First Quarter. Please see the Honor Roll insert in the carrier. Keep up the great work, students!

Now that the colder weather is here, please remind your children to dress appropriately for the weather. The students will be going out for recess most days. The guideline we use at CCA is the AccuWeather app and the RealFeel® temperature. The students will be kept inside when the RealFeel® temperature is below 0°. Coats, hats, scarves, mittens, snow pants, and boots are essential to keeping your children warm and dry. Thank you for your assistance.

Snow day cancellations or delays will be communicated via our closed Facebook account, Remind, and email. We follow the Sheboygan Area School District with these weather alerts.

The CCA second graders, along with the Tri-Parish second graders, will be receiving their First Reconciliation at Ss. Cyril & Methodius on Wednesday, Novmber 14th. Please keep them in your prayers as they receive this sacrament and take the next step towards First Communion in the spring.

Congratulations to the 7/8 grade CCA volleyball team as they competed in the invite-only Elizabeth Seton Volleyball Championships in Waukesha. During the week of October 29th, the team advanced to the elite eight until they were defeated by St. John XXIII, who won the tournament. The Seton is the largest 8th grade volleyball tournament in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and is the equivalent of the Padre Sierra Tournament for basketball. The team did a great job representing Christ Child Academy.

CCA vs. St. Anthony on the Lake 25-17, 25-19, 26-24

CCA vs. St. Jude the Apostle 22-25, 19-25, 25-18, 27-25, 15-12

CCA vs. St. John XXIII 21-25, 21-25, 23-25

Carrier Inserts:

  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee Prayer Card
  • Poinsettia & Greenery Sale Form
  • Quarter 1 Honor Roll
  • Report Cards - Grades 1 - 5
  • Thanksgiving Day You Are Invited to Mass

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending November 2.

Kindergarten – Tenley Gould 1st Grade – Emily Werner 2nd Grade – Carlee Videtic

3rd Grade – Cooper Gould 4th Grade – Levi Van Asten 5th Grade – Owen Pflum

Congratulations to Middle School Readers

At the end of each quarter, we have a drawing for middle school students who have read beyond their reading requirements. Students who read five or more books past their quarterly requirements are entered into a drawing for $10 worth of Scholastic books. Those who read one or more book(s) beyond the requirements are entered into a box drawing for books and other prizes. The following students were the drawing winners for Quarter 1:

$10 Scholastic book(s) winner: Peter Gerrits

Box Drawing Winners: Sarah Visser, Macey Pflum, Fayeth St. Onge, Izzy Anderson, and Ryan Schroeder

Congratulations to all of the students who have challenged themselves as readers this quarter! Keep up the great work!

Scary Story Contest Results

The Sheboygan Mead Public Library and the Sheboygan Press hosted a Scary Story Contest in October. Congratulations to Ruby Jesion (8), who was one of three first place winners and Luke Hand (6), who was one of three runner's up. The stories were printed in the Sheboygan Press. Great job!

Vision Screening

During the school day on Tuesday, November 20th, Christ Child Academy will be holding a vision screening for all students in grades 3K – 5th. CCA parent and Registered Nurse, Mrs. Lori Kaesermann, will be conducting the screening with the use of the Spot Vision Screening Device from the Plymouth Lions Club. If you have a student in middle school that you would like to have screened that day, please let the school office know. Results will be sent home.

Winter Extravaganza Classroom Basket Representatives Needed

Winter Extravaganza is Saturday, February 23, 2019. One of the biggest money makers at the event is the Classroom Baskets. Each class creates a basket for the Silent Auction. The baskets usually have a theme and have some personalized touches by that class. Because of the personalization, these items usually have high bids.

We are looking for 1-2 parents from each grade to come forward to be the Classroom representative/s. These people will be the liaison for the teacher and help to come up with a theme, purchase items, set-up time with the kids for personalization, collect money from parents to cover costs, etc.

If this sounds like you - please sign up today!


Thank you for your commitment to Christ Child Academy!

St. Peter Claver Food Pantry Food Drive

St. Peter Claver Food Pantry Drive

Jesus said, “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, you do unto me.”

During the week of November 5 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 12 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.

Speed Stacking or Cup Stacking

Christ Child Academy will once again try to get into the Guinness Book of World Records! We will be participating in Speed Stacking with 635,000 kids all over the world! Speed stacking or cup stacking can be an individual or team sport. This sport is played worldwide that involves stacking plastic cups in a number of sequences as fast as you can. Players can compete against each other or for a time. Those that participate work on their hand-eye coordination and ambidexterity.

The date for is Thursday, November 8th. CCA Student Service Council will be running this event during lunch recess. All students will participate. We will be working on our cup stacking during that week in our physical education classes.

Check out the World Sport Stacking Association web page for more information and to see if we will make our goal of 635,000 participants!

Last Call - Grade 8 Poinsettia & Greenery Sale

Christ Child Academy 8th Grade Poinsettia and Greenery Sale – please support CCA’s 8th grade class by purchasing poinsettias and holiday greenery for your church and for yourself. Complete the order form in last this week's carrier and return it to school by Monday, November 12th. Please contact Tina Videtic with any questions at 920-980-0298 or

School Choice Update for 2019-2020

To expand access to Christ Child Academy, the Governance Board, the Christ Child Academy Finance Committee, and all three parishes finance councils recommend applying for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program for the 2019-2020 school year. The Tri-Parish Pastoral Council recently met and have also acknowledged their full support of Christ Child Academy applying for School Choice.

There will be a Wisconsin Parental Choice Program informational meeting on Monday, November 19th from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Immaculate Conception Church. Terry Brown, vice president of School Choice Wisconsin, will be presenting and taking questions.

A final decision on applying for School Choice for the 2019-2020 school year will be made by late November.

Recycle Old Christmas Cards

As the time of year to send Christmas cards approaches, please consider “recycling” any cards you may have saved from last year. As an annual service project, the CCA Middle School students assemble holiday ornaments, made from old Christmas cards, and present them to the residents at Progressive Health Care Center. Because twenty cards are used in making each ornament, we are in need of old Christmas cards. Simply tear off the “picture part” of the cards (we do not use the “verse part” of the cards) and bring them to school. What a great way to “recycle,” as we bring holiday cheer to the residents at Progressive Health Care Center. Thank you!

Seeking Catholic Schools Week Coordinators

We are currently seeking a few volunteers to coordinate our Catholic Schools Week which runs from January 26th through February 2nd. This celebration of Catholic education is a fun-filled week with exciting dress-up days for the students, service activities, and a focus on the importance of Catholic education. Thank you to Jana McDonough, Christine Minneci, and Brenda Binversie for coordinating these activities for several years.

If you are interested, please contact Mark Ruedinger at or at 459-2664.

Home & School

The next Home & School meeting will be Saturday, November 17th at 9:00 am in the staff lounge. We will be discussing the cookie tin sale, the Holiday Shoppe, and a possible make & take craft night.

Home & School Brat Fry Moves to Spring

The Brat Fry scheduled for November has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances and will now be rescheduled in spring with a date to be determined.

CCA Calendar Raffles

One of our main fundraisers each year is the Annual Calendar Raffle. The money raised help to keep our tuition rates as low as possible. The Calendar Raffle is a pocket calendar that features special events throughout the year at Christ Child Academy as well as some advertising. We will draw $30 winners every day of the school year. On special holidays that are listed, the cash payout is $200! The cost per Calendar is just $20.00.

As in past years, each family will receive 20 calendars to sell. This is the minimum number that we would like each family to sell. Our goal is to sell 2500 calendars for a net profit of about $40,000!!

All calendars must be sold and turned in by January 2nd, 2019 (First day back after Christmas break). State law prohibits us from selling calendars past the first drawing. We encourage you to turn the tickets in as they are sold; please do not hold on to them as we want to make sure that none get lost or forgotten.

Make sure to take the raffles with you to family get-togethers. The calendars also make great birthday or Christmas gifts for your friends and family.

CCA Calendar Raffle Incentives

Our next incentive is to sell 15+ Calendar Raffles by Monday, November 19th at 3:15 pm. Remember, this is cumulative. If your family meets this incentive, your children will participate in a Pizza party lunch on Thursday, November 29th.

We have sold 421 Calendar Raffles so far - Keep up the great work on selling!!

Selling Calendar Raffles After Mass


The next Bingo is on Sunday, November 18thGrades 1 & 2 families are responsible for volunteering. Please take a look at the sign up ASAP and find a time slot to work. There are also opportunities to donate food, cash or gift cards. Many hands make for light work. Thank you for your support!

Always accepting gift cards for Wal-mart, Festival & Miesfeld’s to cover costs.


2018 Annual Fund Appeal

The 2018 Annual Fund Appeal for Christ Child Academy will be kicking off in November and our goal for this year is $75,000. Monies raised help enrich programs, technology, academics, arts, and help us to keep tuition reasonably affordable.

This year, we have added a new feature for your convenience. We have partnered with GoFundMe to accept online donations for our Annual Fund Appeal.

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.

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.

Kwik Trip Milk Moola

CCA will receive 5¢ (five cents) for each cap or milk bag top they redeem from Nature’s Touch® products. The program will only accept specially marked caps and bag tops that feature the Milk Moola symbol. Thank you to Paula Hilbert, who has been overseeing this program for many years!

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

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


8 - Quarter 1 Report Cards Issued

18 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

19 - School Choice Parent Meeting - Immaculate Conception Church 6:00 pm

21 - Early Release at 1:00 pm (with bussing)

22 & 23 - No School – Thanksgiving Break


4 - Santa Secret/Holiday Shoppe, Staskunas Activity Cener/Gym

5 - Catholic Schools’ Band Christmas Concert, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 6:30 pm

6 - Mid-Quarter 2

7 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Gr. Desserts

12 - CCA Choral Christmas Concert, Immaculate Conception Church, 6:00 pm

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

24 - 29 - No School – Christmas Recess

29 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

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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.

Online: Go to and create or sign in to your account. Include your student and school information in My Account (or find your School using the Preferred School Number Search: 900182692).

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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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