Christ Child Academy Newsletter

January 24, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

Christ Child Academy will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week from January 26 – February 1. There are fun and exciting activities planned throughout the week which focus on the theme of “Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed.” The Catholic Schools’ Week Mass will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Church and hosted by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School on Tuesday, January 29th at 9:30 am. All are welcome to come and celebrate this wonderful Mass with the students (K-8). Please see today's Carrier for information on Catholic Schools’ Week.

Quarter 2 report cards will be sent home today with the middle school students. Grades 3K – 5 reports will be in the Carrier. Please keep your copy of the report card and return the signed envelope to the school office.

Congratulations to all the middle school students who have achieved the Academic Honor Roll for the 2nd Quarter. Please see the Honor Roll insert in the carrier. Keep up the great work, students!

The 2019-2020 CCA registration packets are included with your Carrier today. 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!

Carrier Inserts:

  • CCA Registration Packet 2019-2020
  • Candy Gram Forms
  • Classroom Picture Composite - Those Who Ordered Them
  • February Hot Lunch Menu
  • MAP Testing Results (Winter) - Grades K -2 Only
  • Quarter 2 Honor Roll
  • Report Cards - Grades 3K - 5
  • Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra Flyer - Grades K - 3 Only
  • Tri-Parish Bulletins for January 13 & 20
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Catholic Schools Week Open House

Home & School is looking for volunteers to help serve pizza at CCA's Open House next Wednesday, January 30th from 5:45 to 7:30 pm. Please contact Sarah Richter at or 287-5552 if you are available to help our. Thank you!

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending January 17th.

Kindergarten – Declan Blattner 1st Grade – Madeleine Kelly 2nd Grade – Brielle Bero

3rd Grade – Owen Pence 4th Grade – Marco Trimberger 5th Grade – Anna Gerrits

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 2:

$10 Scholastic book(s) winner: Isabella Anderson (8)

Box Drawing Winners: Ryan Schroeder (6), Claire Walecka (6), Peter Gerrits (7),

Fayeth St. Onge (7), and Isabella Trimberger (8)

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

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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.


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.

Candy Gram Sale

The Student Service Council's annual Candy Gram Sale is underway! In today's carrier there are order forms to purchase Valentine Candy Grams for friends, teachers, or classmates. Please complete one form for each Candy Gram. If needed, more order forms are available in the school office. Each Candy Gram is $1.00 each and will be delivered by Student Service Council on Thursday, February 14th. When filling out forms, include the first and last name as well as the grade. Please return order forms by Friday, February 8th. Please cut out all completed forms before turning them in along with payment. Thank you!

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

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

Math and Spelling Knowledge Contest Grades 5 - 8

The Knights of Columbus Council #722 of Sheboygan invites interested Sheboygan area students in grades 5 through 8 to participate in the annual Math and Spelling Knowledge Contest. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Van Treeck Hall in the lower level of St. Peter Claver Church located at 1444 South 11th Street (corner of South 11th and Clara Avenue). Registration will begin at 8:45 am and the contest will begin promptly at 9:00 am. The math test will be given first and the spelling test will follow at approximately 9:45 am. The tests will be completed by 10:15 am and parents are asked to pick up the students by this time. If your child is interested in competing, please email the school office by today, Thursday, January 24th.

Remind Update

Beginning January 28, 2019, the parents who normally receive Remind messages as texts will no longer receive these messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier.

What can you do?
To make sure people in your classes continue receiving your messages, ask them to download the mobile app or enable email notifications—both of which are free of charge.

Winter Extravaganza 2019

Donations/Sponsorships – Now accepting donations and sponsorships for Winter Extravaganza 2019. If you are unsure what to donate, please see the flyer in today’s carrier for some suggestions. If you or someone you know is a business owner and would be interested in being a sponsor for Winter Extravaganza 2019, please see the opportunities available in today’s carrier.

BASKET DONATIONS/EXPENSE DONATIONS – In the next couple of weeks you will notice at all three parishes there will be mason jars with different items that can be donated to create baskets and also several options to cover certain expenses. Please feel free to grab as many of these sticks from the jar and return the sticks with the donated items to the school office by Friday, January 25th.

BOOZE DONATIONS NEEDED – We will be having a Booze Wagon Raffle this year at Winter Extravaganza. We are looking for donations of any type of liquor to fill a wagon (or two). Please turn these donations into the school office now through February 8th.

CHOCOLATE BAR RAFFLE – DONOR NEEDED – Every year we have a Seroogy’s chocolate bar raffle at Winter Extravaganza and this year is no different. For those not familiar, you purchase a Seroogy’s chocolate bar for $5 and there is a number on the bottom of each bar. The number is associated with a “prize” – some big, some small. This is a VERY popular raffle. The prizes are all donated items and for the last several years we also had a donor for the chocolate bars but we do not have one so far this year. The cost for the chocolate bars is $288.00. If you are interested in donating, please contact Molly Oehldrich at or call/text (920) 980-7385. Thank you!

ALUMNI – Calling all Alumni to volunteer on the night of Winter Extravaganza. If you are interested, please email Molly Oehldrich at by Friday, January 25th.

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.

School Choice Update for 2019-2020

During the 2019-2020 school year, Christ Child Academy will be participating in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP), which will allow eligible students—those entering 4K, Kindergarten and first grade or transferring into our school in grades 2-8—to attend our school tuition-free through state aid payments. What a beautiful way to open our doors to include families within our community to join us in spreading the loving word of God.

Below is the full School Choice announcement. Brenda Binversie is our School Choice Coordinator and will assist the application process. Please contact her at The application dates run from February 1 through April 20. For more information, go to

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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.


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 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, 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

“Parenting with Patience (…and Prayer!”)

A seven-week Christian parenting class focused on using positive reinforcement to encourage compliance and respectful behavior will begin Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The class will be held at Trinity Lutheran Ministry Center and will be held for seven consecutive Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm. The class will focus on learning and practicing parenting skills such as rewards and privileges, ignoring, time-out, removal of privileges, communication, household chores, allowances, building self-esteem and responsibility, compliance and much more! The class will be taught by Dr. Darlene Mech, Licensed Psychologist and pastor’s wife. Please contact her for more information: 451-3141 or .

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

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


24 - Quarter 2 Report Cards Issued

24 – 27 - CCA 7/8 Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball Tournament

26 – Feb. 1 - Catholic Schools Week

29 - Catholic Schools Week Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church (Hosted by Seton), 9:30 am

30 - CCA Open House, 6:00 pm


1 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Gr. Desserts

13 - Semester 2 Conferences (Optional), 2:30 – 5:00 pm

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

15 - No School – Teacher In-Service

20 - Mid-Quarter 3

23 - Winter Extravaganza

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).

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

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.

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