Christ Child Academy Newsletter
October 3, 2018
From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger
As we enter into October, the big question recently among students is “How long can we wear shorts?” Shorts may be worn May 1st through October 31st. This is going to be a busy month as we prepare for Parent-Teacher Conferences, the Scholastic Book Fair, Walk to School Day, along with several days off of school due to teacher in-service days. Before you know it, we will be raking leaves and preparing for the next season.
No Carrier will be sent home this week.
No School Due to Teacher Convention
Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients
Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending September 28.
Kindergarten – C. J. Richter 1st Grade – Sophia De La Cruz-Wagner
2nd Grade – Miles Helminiak
3rd Grade – Marko Herdic 4th Grade – Brady Kelly 5th Grade – Anna Minneci
Middle School Students of the Month
Congratulations Middle School Students of the Month! - The Students of the Month for September 2018 have been chosen for each subject area. We are proud to announce that the following students met the established criteria:
Art – Alicia Rios Computer – Emma Anderson English – Ruby Jesion
Health – Landyn Janovetz Literature – Lilly Reinl Math – Matthew Duszynski
Music – Katie Folz Phy. Ed – Claire Walecka Religion – Samantha Kolar
Science – Sarah Visser Social Studies – Alex Stricker Spanish – Mya Lloyd
Bullying Awareness Month
October is Bullying Awareness Month. This special month serves as a reminder that bullying prevention must be addressed. Again this year, I would like to have students take an active stance towards focusing on this important topic. Each week we will have a theme with a corresponding dress up days. My reasoning behind selecting a weekly theme is to have the students be more engaged in the topic. I hope you encourage your students to participate! Thank you, Mrs. Lampe, School Counselor
October 10 - “Stand together against bullying" by wearing CCA's school colors (red, black, or white)
October 17 - “United we stand against bullying" by wearing something patriotic or red, white, or blue
October 24 - "Unity Day. United for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion" by wearing an orange shirt
Early Release Due to Conferences
On Wednesday, October 17, there is early release at 12:30 pm with no pm busing, due to parent/student/teacher conferences.
Parent–teacher conferences are an important component of ongoing school-home communication and family involvement at Christ Child Academy. Our goal each year is 100% attendance of all families! Remember to visit the Book Fair located in the hallway outside the school office during your visit.
Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, October 17 from 12:45 – 5:00 pm (early release at 12:30 pm with no pm bus), Thursday, October 18 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm and 5:30 – 7:00 pm, and Monday, October 22 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.
The conference Sign-up Genius links will be emailed out this week. Students are strongly encouraged to attend with their parents and participate in their conference(s). We look forward to 100% attendance as we have in the past!
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair will be open to purchase books during conferences. We are looking for parents who would be willing to volunteer a ½ hour or more of their time on either side of their student’s conference time. Duties would include manning the table and completing purchases. Please use the following link to signup. CCA Book Fair Signup CCA earns credit from sales to purchase books for the library.
2018 Wisconsin Forward Exam Results
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.
National Walk to School Day
National Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 10. We will meet at 7:15 am in the parking lot of Lakeshore Lanes, located at 2519 South Business Dr. We will gather for juice and bakery and then all walk together to school at 7:30 am. Wear your school colors and make a cool sign (for example “CCA Walks to School”). Let’s all walk together that day and show our support for CCA!
Faye's Pizza Sale Pick-up
The Faye's Pizza pick-up date is Wednesday, October 10 with pick up at 2:00 – 3:30 pm in the gym.
This is a great opportunity for families to get started on their 20 volunteer hours. We need parents and grandparents to help sort and organize the orders on Wednesday, October 10th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. If you are available, please email or call/text Sarah Richter at email@example.com or (920) 287-5552.
Picture retake day is Wednesday, October 24. If you have not already done so, please notify the school office if you would like your child's picture retaken.
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.
CCA 5th - 8th Grade Boys & Girls Mandatory Basketball Meeting
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!
The Development Committee
The Development Committee is in charge of many important events and fundraising opportunities.
- Calendar Raffle (Runs late September through End of December)
- Bingo (one per month)
- Annual Fund Appeal (October - September)
- Donor Appreciation Night (October - TBD)
- Winter Extravaganza (February 23, 2019)
- Honors Mass & Breakfast (June 2019)
- Golf Outing (June 2019 - TBD)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Basketball Apparel and Shoe Store
Jr. Redwings Boys and Girls Basketball Programs
Jr. Redwings Cheer
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
Oct. 2 - Mid-Quarter 1
Oct. 4 & 5 - No School – Teacher In-service
Oct. 5 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Grade Desserts
Oct. 17 - 12:30 pm Early Release (No pm bus)
Oct. 17 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 12:45 – 5:00 pm
Oct. 18 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 7:00 pm
Oct. 19 - No School
Oct. 21 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym
Oct. 22 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Oct. 24 - Picture Retake Day
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.