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


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 Retakes

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 . 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 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.

Selling Calendar Raffles After Mass


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!

Home & School will be hosting a Halloween Party on Friday, October 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Staskunas Activity Center/CCA Gym. More information to follow!

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

There will be a mandatory CCA 5th - 8th grade boys and girls basketball meeting for parents/players/coaches on Monday, October 29 at 6:00 pm in the Staskunas Activity Center/Gym. Anyone interested in playing should attend. If you a have any questions, please contact Nick Reinl at

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 week's carrier and return it to school by Monday, November 12. Please contact Tina Videtic with any questions at 920-980-0298 or

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.

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 Off

When 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.

Pick Up

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 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

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

40 Days for Life

See the below attachements for additional information.

CCA Basketball Apparel and Shoe Store

The CCA basketball apparel and shoe store is now open online. Please see the below PDF attachments for ordering information.

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


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

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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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