Christ Child Academy Newsletter
October 18, 2018
From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger
Parent/Teacher conferences are an excellent opportunity for parents and teachers to enhance their partnership in the education and growth of your child. The teachers love to share updates and successes and appreciate your support during these important meetings. We forward to seeing each and every family during conferences.
Please join the students and staff of Christ Child Academy in our LIVING ROSARY, which will be held in the church on Friday, October 26 at 2:15 pm.
Congratulations to the 7/8 grade volleyball team for being invited to the Seton Volleyball Tournament (equivalent to the Padre in basketball). Their first game will be on Tuesday, October 30 at 5:00 pm at Center Court in Waukesha.
No Carrier today!
No School Friday, October 19.
Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients
Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending October 12.
Kindergarten – Kaylee Schroeder 1st Grade – Madeleine Kelly 2nd Grade – Matthew Kolar
3rd Grade – Donovan Blattner 4th Grade – Cecilia Richter 5th Grade – Carter Contreras
SIGN UP TO HELP WITH BINGO
We are still in need of food donations and helpers for Bingo THIS Sunday, October 21st. Please help where you can. Thank you!!
Bullying Awareness Month
Next week's theme is:
October 24 - "Unity Day. United for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion" by wearing an orange shirt
Picture retake day is Wednesday, October 24.
St. Vincent de Paul Tuition Assistance
St. Vincent de Paul tuition assistance form was emailed out last week. If applying for assistance, the form needs to be returned to the office by Wednesday, October 24 or you may email the completed form to Nancy Schulze at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you received tuition assistance from the Hren Foundation this year, you may apply for this additional assistance.
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair can also be accessed online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/christchildacademy1. CCA also earns credit from online sales to purchase books for the CCA library.
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
First incentive of selling 10+ Calendar Raffles is due by THIS coming Monday, October 22nd at 3:15 p.m. Any children of the families that meets this incentive will join in a Ice Cream Party during the lunch hour on Thursday, November 1st.
SIGN UP FOR WINTER EXTRAVAGANZA HELP
Many opportunities from small to big - committees forming now - sign up today! Or join us for our first Winter Extravaganza meeting on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00 pm.
Save the Date!
A Brat Fry will be held at Piggly Wiggly on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. More information to follow soon.
Grade 8 SEROOGY Chocolate Sale
The annual 8th Grade CANDY SALE has begun! As in the past years, those delicious SEROOGY chocolates will be available for you to order from any CCA 8th grade student until Monday, October 29. Items available for order include SEROOGY boxed Chocolates, SEROOGY Fudge Trays, a variety of SEROOGY Candy Bars, SEROOGY Gourmet Coffees, and SEROOGY "Santa Claus" and "Snowman" chocolate novelties. With Thanksgiving, St. Nick's Day, and Christmas just around the corner (and estimated delivery by the week of November 5 - 9) these items make excellent gifts and/or stocking stuffers for those "hard-to-buy-for" people on your holiday shopping list! (People who have tried SEROOGY candy items will attest to the quality, freshness, and value of their products.) Thank you for your support of this endeavor! Proceeds from this sale help defray graduation expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Meyer, Candy Sale coordinator.
CCA 5th - 8th Grade Boys & Girls Mandatory Basketball Meeting
Grade 8 Poinsettia & Greenery Sale
2018 Annual Fund Appeal
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.
Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures
Animals / Pets
During drop off and pick up, please leave your pets in the vehicle. Due to student allergies, fear of animals, and insurance liability, this creates an unsafe environment which can be avoided. Thank you for adhering to this school policy. This also applies to preschool pick up at 11:15 am.
Drop OffWhen dropping off your students in the morning, there are two options. One is to drive up on the school-side of Henry Street and have your child exit the vehicle in a quick manner as to not cause a back-up of cars. The second option is to park in the church parking lot and walk your child into school. All preschool parents should be parking in the parking lot, not on the street. We would prefer parents do not park on the street and then walk your child across the traffic in the morning.
After school, students in grades K-5 are dismissed through the church doors and are to wait for parents to walk them to their vehicles. These students are not to be walking through the parking lot without a parent or older sibling in middle school. Students in grades 6-8 are dismissed out the middle school doors and may be picked up on the school-side of Henry Street or they may walk down toward the church parking lot to secure a ride. We discourage parents from parking across Henry Street and having their child walk across traffic at this time of day. This creates an unsafe situation and places students in danger.
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.
Coats For Kids
The Christ Child Academy Student Service Council will once again be collecting coats for the Annual Coats for Kids Drive. Any gently used coats, hats, gloves, boots, or scarves can be dropped off in the barrel at the school’s main entrance, now through October 31st. What a great way to help those in our community and teach our children the goodness of giving. Thanks for your support!
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
2. Milk Jugs
3. 2 Liter pop bottles
4. Pringles cans
5. Cardboard tubes (wrapping paper, toilet paper, paper towels)
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, email@example.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
40 Days for Life
CCA Basketball Apparel and Shoe Store
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
18 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 7:00 pm
19 - No School
21 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym
22 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
24 - Picture Retake Day
2 - End of Quarter 1
2 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Grade Desserts
5 - Quarter 2 Begins
8 - Quarter 1 Report Cards Issued
18 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym
21 - Early Release at 1:00 pm (with bussing)
22 & 23 - No School – Thanksgiving Break
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).
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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.