Christ Child Academy Newsletter

February 14, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

There is no school tomorrow, Friday, February 15th due to a Archdiocesan-wide teacher in-service day.


Due to the recent snow days, we will have three make-up days. There will be school on Monday, April 22nd and Friday, May 24th. The third snow day will be made up by eliminating early release Wednesdays from April 3 through June 5 and run normal school days. The bus will not be able to pickup from CCA until 3:30 pm on these Wednesdays.


The K of C #722 Knowledge Contest was held on Saturday, February 2. Congratulations to Annabelle Gerrits, who finished in third place for grade 5 math and Claire Walecka, who finished third place for grade 6 spelling. Great job!


Congratulations to the 7/8th Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Teams, who both have been invited to participate in the prestigious Padre Serra Basketball Tournament at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee during the month of March. More information will follow when the tournament brackets are completed.


Also, congratulations to the 5/6 Girls’ Basketball Team, who took Second Place in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Tournament last weekend. In addition, congratulations to the 7/8 Girls' Basketball Team, who took Second Place in the Mishicot Tournament this past Sunday. Way to go girls!


CCA's Open House will be held Thursday, February 28 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.


The 2019-2020 CCA registration packets have been distributed! Current parents have until April 18, 2019 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 1, 2019. I encourage all families to take advantage of this tuition discount! Also, please make sure to fill out the registration form completely!


No Carrier this week.

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Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipents

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending February 8th.

Kindergarten – Harper Murphy 1st Grade – Emily Werner 2nd Grade – Rose Barron

3rd Grade – Will Werner 4th Grade – Cecilia Richter 5th Grade –Seaver Noll

Solo and Ensemble Results

On Saturday, February 9, the CCA middle school band students, as well as vocal and piano students, participated in the Sheboygan Area School District Middle School Music Festival. Congratulations to the following students, who each received a 1st Place Blue Ribbon for their performances: Jennifer Hittman – flute solo, piano solo, and vocal solo; Bryce McDonough – alto saxophone; Samantha Kolar – snare drum solo and timpani solo; Mya Lloyd – clarinet solo; Sarah Visser – clarinet solo. Students who each received a 2nd Place Ribbon for their performances: Ellie Daharsh, – trumpet solo, Sarah Visser and Mya Lloyd clarinet duet. Helena DeBruin - flute solo, received a 3rd Place Ribbon. The students represented CCA very well!

Buffalo Wild Wings Bonus

Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings now through the end of April and they will give CCA 10% back! See the attached information for details.
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Winter Extravaganza

Winter Extravaganza is NEXT weekend - we hope to see ALL families participate in our major fundraiser. If you have not yet registered, please do so TODAY. You can either print the form or register on our CCA website.

CCA Golf Outing

The CCA Golf Outing date has been set for for Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at Riverdale. More details coming soon.

Yearbook Order Forms

Enclosed in this week's Carrier is a YEARBOOK ORDER FORM. Every order form has a student name on the bottom. All yearbooks will come personalized with your student's picture and name for $16.50 a book. Yearbooks will be distributed at yearbook signing on June 1. Please make checks payable to CHRIST CHILD ACADEMY and return you order form to the school office by Wednesday, February 20th

Inclement Weather Notification

The Catholic schools of Sheboygan cooperate with the Sheboygan Area School District in school closings in cases of weather emergency. This means that if the announcement is made that the Sheboygan Area School District will be closed, this automatically includes Christ Child Academy. If school is in session when a snow or other emergency arises, we may find it necessary to make our own closing announcement prior to the SASD Superintendent's notice. Any time school is closed due to weather; families will receive a text or email from Remind along with the notification being posted on our Facebook pages. This necessity may arise because of circumstances which are not a consideration for the public schools. We prefer not to have parents call the school in such emergencies, but rather wait for the notifications.


TWO-HOUR LATE START

When there is a two-hour late start due to weather or other circumstances, there are a few changes to remember. School will begin at 10:00 am. Preschool will be closed for the day. The buses will run but your child will be picked up two hours later than usual. Hot lunch will go on as scheduled and students will sign up in their homeroom when they arrive. The Extended Day Program will be open at 6:30 am to assist parents who are registered for this service.

Instructions for printing tuition tax information on FACTS

School tuition for grades K-8 paid during the 2018 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 https://online.factsmgt.com

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)

5. Payment Summary (this is the report you need with/for the 2018 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

Pre-School (3K) Format Change For 2019-2020

We are excited to announce that the 3K preschool program will be held in the Extended Day facility next year with three day and five day per week options. The hours will be 8:10-11:15 am. Tuition rates for this program will become available during Catholic Schools Week, which kicks off our 2019-2020 registration. More information to follow. This change will help meet our 4K enrollment limit of 20 students.
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School Choice Update for 2019-2020

We are proud to announce Christ Child Academy is now a part of the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program through the State of Wisconsin Department of Instruction. Please visit www.dpi.wi.gov/choice for more information. The application is online only and found at www.dpi.wi.gov/choice. The application is open February 1 - April 20, 2019. Please note, the system can be slower and more difficult to get into the first few weeks of February so please be patient. The school choice program is not first come first serve so you do have time to apply. Please watch the school calendar and the newsletter for a "School Choice Lab" night to be held at CCA for any families that do not have online access. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Brenda Binversie at ccaschoolchoice@gmail.com or 920-459-2660.

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Home & School Meeting

The next Home & School meeting will be held Saturday, March 2 at 9:00 am in the staff lounge.

BINGO

The next Bingo is this Sunday, March 17thGrades 5 and 6 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.


BINGO SIGN-UP

School Mass & Field Trip Attire

Students are to wear their CCA polo shirts with the logo along with dress or Khaki pants or a skirt for the girls for all Mass days and on all field trips, unless otherwise denoted. Polo shirts are to be tucked in for both boys and girls for Mass. 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. Students volunteering at the St. Peter Claver Food Pantry are to wear Mass attire as this is considered an off-site field trip.

2018 Annual Fund Appeal

The 2018 Annual Fund Appeal for Christ Child Academy is in full swing. The mailings have gone out in November and we are already receiving many donation envelopes back. 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 www.archmil.org 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.

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!

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, binversies@gmail.com 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

CCA Family Camping Weekend

We have a CCA Family Camping weekend set 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 nick.reinl@larrysco.com.

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 www.christchildacademy.com


February

14 – 17 - CCA 5/6 Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball Tournament

15 - No School – Teacher In-Service

20 - Mid-Quarter 3

23 - Winter Extravaganza

28 - CCA Open House, 6:00 pm

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 www.landsend.com/school 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).


Start shopping with your personalized product checklist. Shop now via the direct link:

http://www.landsend.com/pp/SchoolSearch.html?action=landing&selectedSchoolNum=900182692

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.

Follow CCA on social media.

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