Christ Child Academy Newsletter

May 9, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to "Thank" all the teachers and staff who dedicate their lives to the development of children through Catholic values. The time and energy that goes into being a teacher in 2019 is incredible and our teachers do a wonderful job in a caring fashion.

Last night we enjoyed a wonderful concert performed by our K-8 students! Thank you to the students and Mrs. Paula Harder for blessing us with songs of deliverance. It is always a pleasure to see our children’s gifts displayed. The concert was video-recorded and will be added to the link on the CCA website.

On Tuesday, we celebrated Grandparent's Day / May Crowning at CCA. It was great to see all the grandparents join us for our weekly Mass along with visits to the classrooms to view student work and the gym for refreshments.

Since we joined PowerSchool three years ago, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has not recognized computer/technology as a separate class. To better align with the standards of accreditation, we will discontinue our current computer/technology class beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. These skills will be integrated into the classroom curriculum.

With the reduced position, Mrs. Susan Ebert has chose not to return as our resource center specialist. This open position will be posted. We thank her for guiding our school through the transition from laptops to Chromebooks over the last four years while upgrading the library and reading programs.

A note from Mrs. Ebert: Over the last four years, I have had the honor to get to know and build positive relationships with each of the students at CCA! I will miss teaching the fun library classes as well as watching each student grow in so many ways. I wish only the best for the students, parents, staff, and community here at Christ Child Academy. Although growth hurts at times, it is through change that we can explore what God and this world has for us in our journey. Thank you for the opportunity to teach your child and I hope the skills they have learned in computer class will serve them well in the future. It has truly been a pleasure! God Bless, Mrs. Susie Ebert

The Spring Band Concert will be held Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm at Christ Child Academy in the IC Parish Activity Center/Gym.

MAP testing will be held the week of May 13-16. All students in grades K - 8 will be tested to see how they have progressed this year. Please do not schedule any appointments for your children during this time. It is important that the students are in attendance and well-rested, so they can do their best on the tests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please join the CCA students and staff for the “Living Rosary” being held on Friday, May 17 at 2:00 pm in the Church. The month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary.

The State of the School Celebration will be on Tuesday, May 28th. The evening begins with free pizza and water in the gym for all parents and students from 5:30-6:30 pm. The parent’s only meeting will be held in the church from 6:30-7:00 pm. Babysitting/supervision will be provided for students in the gym and playground from 6:30-7:15 pm. We look forward to celebrating a wonderful school year and sharing future school initiatives.

Quarter 4 report cards will be mailed out after the last day of school this year.

Please spread the word about CCA! There are incentives for each student a family recruits to our school. Please see our Student Referral Program below for detail.

No Carrier will be sent home today.

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipents

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending May 3.

Kindergarten – Declan Blattner 1st Grade – Rylen Kaesermann 2nd Grade – Sophie Schmitt

3rd Grade – Lilly Contreras 4th Grade – Marco Trimberger 5th Grade – Emma Daharsh

Congratulations Middle School Students of the Month

The Students of the Month for April 2019 have been chosen for each subject area. We are proud to announce that the following students met the established criteria:

Art – Matthew Duszynski / Computer – Sarah Visser / English – Alayna Lloyd

Health – Shane Smith / Literature – Malayna Preder / Math – Macey Pflum

Music – Sarah Rice / Phy. Ed – Izzy Anderson / Religion – T. J. Bergen & Ruby Jesion

Science – Alex Stricker / Social Studies – Izzy Trimberger /Spanish – Katie Folz

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Kids Heart Challenge

Christ Child Academy received a $300 bonus from the Kids Heart Challenge to purchase new physical education equipment At this week's Monday morning prayer service, Mrs. Hylen was presented a banner and a certificate by Kim Gear of The American Heart Association, for meeting the challenge of registering half of our students online for the Kids Heart Challenge. Way to go CCA!

Welcome to our new Art Teacher

Hi, my name is Lori Ritmiller and I am very excited to be joining your amazing school community as your new art specialist.

I have been teaching for nine years, two of them in Milwaukee and seven of them at Seton Catholic School where I currently teach art part-time. I have a deep joy and love for the arts and can’t wait to share my knowledge with the students at Christ Child Academy.

I attended Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design thinking I wanted to go into the graphic design field but discovered something was missing, I wasn’t excited and had no passion for design. I then transferred to UW-Milwaukee and found a love for teaching. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and my teaching license.

I live in Sheboygan on the North side with my two children. My daughter is 16 and my son is 19. We also have an English Mastiff named “Big.”

I look forward to teaching the school year ahead and can’t wait to create some awesome art with all the amazing artists at Christ Child Academy!

Student Service Council Game Night for Grades 5 - 8.

Student Service Council will be hosting a game night for grades 5 - 8 tomorrow evening, May 10th from 6:00-9:00 pm. We'll have a number of different games to play from Jack-box games (bring your phones!) to Giant Jenga to Google Feud and more! We'll cap the night off with s'mores and a bonfire out on the playground. Admission is $3 and includes one slice of pizza and a drink served around 7:00 pm. Extra slices can be bought for $1 each.


Students in grades 4-8 at CCA are invited to join band next year. For new members, now is the time to figure out which instrument to play!

Grade 3 will be testing out instruments during music class on May 10th. Other students will have an opportunity either May 10th, or May 13th. If your son or daughter is interested, it is never too late to begin.

Wednesday, May 29th will be band registration night. If your son or daughter would like to participate in band next year, attend this short meeting to discuss what band entails and how to order what you need. The meeting takes place from 6:30-7:00 pm at Christ Child Academy. Please enter through door 3.

If you have any questions regarding band, please contact Paula Harder at

The Home & School Brat Fry

SAVE THE DATE!!! The Home & School brat fry will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the south-side Piggly Wiggly.

Enjoy some brats and burgers while supporting our school!

*Sign up to volunteer your time grilling and/or selling!

*Bake some treats to sell and drop them off the morning of the event!

Signup via the CCA Brat Fry Sign Up or contact Sarah Richter at or (920)287-5552

Spaghetti Dinner

A Spaghetti Dinner will be held at IC Parish Activity Center/Gym on Saturday, May 18 from 4:00 - 7:30 pm. Proceeds to support Christ Child Academy. If you can help out by baking deserts or volunteering that afternoon/evening, please let us know. Middle school children are welcome to help clear and wash tables.
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Schoolkidz USA school supply kit

In the Carrier last week, there was information for Schoolkidz USA school supply kits. This form will help you with the process of placing an online order for the 2019-2020 school year. This is an optional service.

Attention 8th Grade Parents/Students

The South High School Activities Office has informed us the Athletic Code Meeting for all incoming freshman will be held on Monday, June 3 at 6:00 pm in the South High Commons. This will be the only code meeting offered prior to the fall season, so please plan on attending. This is a mandatory meeting that all students, parents and/or guardians must attend if interested in participating in any activities during the 2019-2020 school year. Please mark your calendar for this important meeting.

Summer Help Wanted

We have 3-4 openings for people seeking employment for the summer. Duties would include lawn maintenance, cleaning, painting, and overall preparing the school for the 2019-2020 school year. Great job for hardworking high school or college students or adults looking to earn some extra money. Flexible schedule to assist the busy person. Interested applicants should be 16 years of age.

Hours would be 8:00-3:00 pm Monday-Friday beginning June 13, 2019. Rate of pay would be $9.00/$10.00 per hour.

If interested, contact Mark Ruedinger at 459-2660 or via email at

Employment Opportunities

We have employment opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year. Please refer to job postings below or online at WECAN, if interested.

3K Teacher 56% FTE

3K Assistant/Extended Day Program Assistant

Extended Day Program Assistant (2)

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The next Bingo is this Sunday, May 19thgrades 4 & 5 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.


Bike Rodeo

The Sheboygan Police Department Kids Bike Rodeo 2019 will be held on Saturday, June 8, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Evangelical Free Church parking lot at 1710 N. 15th St. This event will also be held on Saturday, June 15, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at St. Peter Claver Church parking lot at 1444 S. 11th St. Activities include free helmets and fittings, free bike inspection, free educational skills course, and raffles. This event is open to all children in or entering elementary school and children going into 6th grade.

Sheboygan Area School District Yellow School Bus Transportation

The 2019-2020 registration form for current school bus riders was sent in the Carrier today. Anyone interested in checking eligibility for their student to ride the bus next school year should contact the school office.

Sheboygan Area School District Enrichment Programs

The Summer Enrichment Programs brochures can be found in the hallway alcove by the preschool room or online at A flyer detailing instructions for the new registration process can also be found in the brochure.Families may need to contact Sue Worthman at to begin the process of obtaining family access.

Crusader Summer Camps

Lutheran High School will be hosting a variety of summer camps for grades K - 8 . For more inflammation, the brochures/flyers can be found in the hallway alcove by the preschool room.

Wombat Girls Volleyball Camp

UW Green Bay - Sheboygan Campus is hosting a volleyball camp June 18 - 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm for 7th - beginner 9th graders. There are brochures in the hallway alcove by the preschool room or you can go online

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.

CCA Golf Outing

When: Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

What: 4–Person Best Ball Scramble

Where: Riverdale Country Club, 5008 South 12 Street

Register by Friday, May 10th and receive $20 off golf

Cost until May 10th:

  • 18 Holes Golf w/Cart, Sandwich @ the turn and Hors D’ oeuvre Reception - $80/person

  • Reception only $10/person

Cost May 11th & after:

  • 18 Holes Golf w/Cart, Sandwich @ the turn and Hors D’oeuvre Reception - $100/person

  • Reception only - $10/person

Drinks: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Hors D’ oeuvre’s: 6:00 p.m.

Join us to golf or meet up later to enjoy an Hors D’oeuvre Reception & prizes. We will have Silent Auction items, 50/50 Raffle, Bucket Raffles and Hole Prizes for both men & women

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.

2018-2019 Annual Fund Appeal Update

The 2018-2019 Annual Fund Appeal for Christ Child Academy is in full swing. Through generous donations from both parents and parishioners, we have raised $41,000 to date. Our goal for this year is $75,000. You are welcome to donate to the Annual Fund Appeal through June 30, 2019. 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. Click on the banner below to donate!


Looking for a way to save money on your tuition? Utilizing your Scrip program can help you do just that! 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. Scrip is available for purchase 24/7/365 at 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

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.

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.

CCA Family Camping Weekend

The CCA Family Camping weekend is scheduled 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

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


7 - Grandparents Day & May Crowning; Mid-Quarter 4

8 - Spring Choral Concert, Gym, 6:00 pm

13 - 16 - MAP Testing – Grades K - 8

15 - Spring Band Concert, Gym, 6:30 pm

16 - Grade 5 to Shadow Middle School

17 - Middle School Track Meet / Switch Day for Gr. 4K - 4

19 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

24 - School In-session - Make-up for Snow Day

27 - No School – Memorial Day


6 & 7 - 8th Grade Class Trip

11 - 8th Grade Graduation Mass, 6:00 pm

12 - Last Day of School – Early Release at Noon – no Busing; End of Quarter 4

13 - Quarter 4 report cards will be mailed


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