Christ Child Academy Newsletter

January 23, 2020

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

Hello CCA Parents,

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 2020-2021 CCA registration packets are included with your Carrier today. Current parents have until March 6, 2020 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 6, 2020. I encourage all families to take advantage of this tuition discount! Also, please make sure to fill out the registration form completely!

We will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week from January 25-31 at Christ Child Academy and our supporting parishes of St. Peter Claver, St. Cyril & Methodius, and Immaculate Conception. Your support and participation in the following activities is appreciated. The theme for this year is "God gave us Each Special Gifts".

Catholic Schools Week Masses - January 25-26

We welcome all families to participate at Mass on this weekend. Please review the sign up link to see where you can help.

CSW Mass Sign Up

This year, we are again asking for all students in grades 1-5 to sing in the choir during Mass. Please have your children at Mass 30 minutes before Mass to practice. Wearing the CCA polo is optional but would look awesome. If a family has children in multiple grades, just pick one of the masses for your children to attend and sing.

January 25- Saturday 4:00 pm Immaculate Conception - Grades 4-5. Arrive at 3:30 pm

January 25 - Saturday 4:30 pm St. Peter Claver - Grades 1-2-3. Arrive at 4:00 pm

Open House - Wednesday, January 29 from 6:00-7:30 pm

The Open House is for both current families and also prospective parents looking to send their children to CCA. The prospective parents begin in the church while the current families may go to classrooms and the gym to observe our Talent Night and have refreshments.

Thank you again for your support of Catholic education!

Carrier Inserts:

  • CCA Registration Packet 2020-2021- Grades 3K - 7
  • CSW Mass Social Invite
  • Catholic Schools Week Schedule of Events
  • Classroom Picture Composite - Those Who Ordered Them
  • English Curriculum Letter - Grades K - 5
  • February Hot Lunch Menu
  • MAP Testing Results (Winter) - Grades K -2 Only
  • Project Angel Hugs Flyer
  • Quarter 2 Honor Roll
  • Report Cards - Grades 3K - 5
  • SASD Floor Hockey Flyer - Grades 1 - 8

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending January 16.

Kindergarten – Maggie Shircel 1st Grade – Nora Weber

2nd Grade – Leah Guatemala 3rd Grade – Brielle Bero

4th Grade – Lilliana Contreras 5th Grade – Cecilia Richter

Patriot's Pen Essay Contest Winners

In October, the 6th and 7th grade students entered the Patriot's Pen essay contest, sponsored by local VFW Post 9156, on the topic "What Makes America Great". Congratulations to Brayden Hammond (gr. 7), whose essay earned 1st place at both the Post and District levels and Alayna Lloyd (gr. 7), who earned 2nd place at both the Post and District levels. They will be invited to an awards program and dinner to celebrate their outstanding essay awards. Congratulations to all of our student writers for their efforts!

Scholastic Reading Counts (SRC) Winners

This school year, the Resource Center is holding a Scholastic Reading Counts (SRC) classroom competition ( K-4 and 5-8) to see who accumulates the most SRC points by reading books and taking SRC tests on those books each semester. Congratulations to the 4th grade class for earning first place with a total of 1134 Scholastic Reading Counts points for their grade level; and congratulations to the 6th grade class for reaching 1170 points for first place for their grade level! The top overall student was Lauren Binversie (gr. 8) with 270 points. Way to go students!

Student Service Council Valentine Candy Gram Sale is underway

In the last Carrier there were order forms to purchase Valentine Candy Grams for friends, teachers, or classmates. Please complete one form per Candy Gram. If needed, more order forms are available in the school office. The valentines are $1.00 each and will be delivered by Student Council on Thursday, February 13th. When filling out the forms, include first & last names, along with the grade. Please return orders by Friday, February 8th. 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 2019 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)
  • Make sure 2019 is the selected year

5. Payment Summary (this is the report you need with/for the 2019 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
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Parenting in the 21st Century

How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers

Here is a great article that explains the affects of social media on children. Click below to download and read.

Winter Extravaganza 2020

Winter Extravaganza tickets are now $50/person. Registration forms are available on the website or in the school office. You can also register online at: REGISTER HERE NOW

Donations/Sponsorships – Now accepting donations and sponsorships for Winter Extravaganza 2020. More information is available on the registration link above and will be sent home next week in the carrier. Any questions can be directed to Molly Oehldrich at

BOOZE/WINE DONATIONS NEEDED – We will be having a Booze Wagon Raffle again this year at Winter Extravaganza. We are looking for donations of any type of liquor or wine to fill a wagon (or two). Please turn these donations into the school office now through February 7th.

ALUMNI – Calling all Alumni to volunteer on the night of Winter Extravaganza. If you are interested, please email Molly Oehldrich at by Friday, January 31st.

Standards Based Grading

During this school year, Christ Child Academy will be transitioning from a traditional grading system to standards based grading system, which will go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has strongly recommended that all schools move to this reporting framework.

As we proceed through this transition over the next year, please know that our goal of academic excellence remains our priority. These "best practices" will enable parents to fully understand where their child is academically while at the same time motivating students to become life-learners.

The Parenting Guide to Standards Based Grading will provide valuable insight during this transition. Additional information will be coming in the following weeks.


Our Scrip store is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:10 pm in the Conference Room (next to Mrs. Lampe's office). The entrance to purchase SCRIP is door #1 on the northeast corner of the school building. SCRIP is also available after all weekend Masses at all three parishes. Scrip is available 24/7/365 at and use CCA enrollment code 56477C7B4536 to get started. Contact Brenda Binversie, with any questions.

Purchase after Mass this Sunday (please note there are new Mass times):

SPC – 4:30 pm Saturday, 8:00 & 10:30 am Sunday

IC – 4:00 pm Saturday & 10:30 am Sunday

SSCM – 8:30 am Sunday

CCA Annual Fund

The 2019 CCA Annual Fund has begun. Please support our school and share the link below often.

Your generous gift to the Christ Child Academy Annual Fund makes a difference in the lives of our students. The funds raised will provide excellent academic and athletic programs, curriculum materials, and technology for both the students and staff; it will ensure the ability to carry out our school’s mission on a daily basis. Your gift will also enable us to maintain affordable tuition for all families.

You will be receiving an Annual Fund Contribution Form in the mail in November to donate or you may visit our online site at the link below. Feel free to share this link with all your friends and family via social media.

Christ Child Academy Annual Fund

We appreciate your support and you may donate to this fund until June 30, 2020.

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.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings and they will give CCA 10% back! All you have to do is mention that you want your purchase to go to Christ Child Academy/Team D! See the below information for details.
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Mark Your Calendars

All parents, guardians, and students are welcome to attend the Christ Child Academy Open House on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm and the Christ Child Academy State of the School Celebration on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm. Our Principal, Mark Ruedinger and members of our Governance Board will be present and available to meet with anyone in attendance. We look forward to seeing everyone at these events. Specific details for the events to follow closer to the events.

Box Tops for Education

Earn cash for our school! The NEW and improved Box Tops mobile app uses the state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. 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.

Please see the below attachments for further instructions, a list of products and then download the app.

2019-2020 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


23 - Quarter 2 Report Cards Issued – Grades 3K - 8

25-31 - Catholic Schools Week

28 - Catholic Schools Week Mass, St. John the Baptist, Plymouth

29 - CCA Open House, 6:00 pm


7 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Gr. Desserts

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

13–16 - CCA 5/6 Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball Tournament

14 - No School – Teacher In-Service

17 - No School (a third snow day if needed would be made up on February 17)

20 - Mid-Quarter 3

22 - Winter Extravaganza

26 - Ash Wednesday

CCA School Calendar 2019-2020

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Christ Child Academy Mission Statement

Christ Child Academy, a ministry of St. Peter Claver, Immaculate Conception and Ss. Cyril and Methodius parishes, is a Catholic education community coming together to celebrate and demonstrate Christ’s love. Our school provides a comprehensive curriculum in the areas of spiritual, academic, character, and social growth. Our students are God’s own children. Each is infinitely valuable and lovable. By studying, learning and sharing the teachings of Christ, we inspire our students to develop their potential as persons in a loving, caring atmosphere.

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