Christ Child Academy Newsletter

February 28, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

CCA's Open House will be held tonight from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Looking forward to see everyone here!

Next week we will be attending Mass on Tuesday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 6th due to Ash Wednesday.

Due to the recent snow days, we will have three make-up days. There will be school on Monday, April 22nd and Friday, May 24th. The third snow day will be made up by eliminating early release Wednesdays from April 3 through June 5 and run normal school days. The bus will not be able to pickup from CCA until 3:30 pm on these Wednesdays. Please refer to the updated calendar below.

The 2019-2020 CCA registration packets have been distributed! 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!

No Carrier This Week.


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Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipents

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending February 22nd.

Kindergarten – Hadley Helminiak 1st Grade – Madeleine Kelly 2nd Grade – Jack Kiefer

3rd Grade – Cooper Gould 4th Grade – Brogan McDonough 5th Grade – Chase Bohman

Winter Extravaganza Receipts

The Winter Extravaganza receipts went home with the youngest child in the family in grades K - 8. Please check their take home folders or backpacks for the envelope. Thank you!

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.

Tuition Assistance Information

There are opportunities for tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year. The Carl & Charlotte Hren Foundation is due April 18th and the link to apply is The St. Vincent de Paul Society also offers assistance and the forms will be available in September.

Thank You from The Salvation Army

We received a thank you letter from The Salvation Army for the items collected and donated for the Catholic Schools Week drive.

"The Salvation Army would like to wish you and your loved ones a warm and bright new year. Because of your compassionate spirit and generous heart, we are able to embrace people who are facing hardship this season and beyond.

Thank you for your recent gift! The Salvation Army is a committed as ever to disrupting the cycle of poverty, one person and one family at a time.

Your generosity ensures we can continue to open our doors, and our heats, to individuals and families in need. We couldn't do it without you and we are incredibly grateful for your partnership."

Home & School Meeting

The next Home & School meeting will be held this Saturday, March 2 at 9:00 am in the staff lounge.

Save the Date!

Home & School will be hosting a CCA Family Movie Night on Friday, March 15th from 5:45 -8:00 pm. The movies playing will be Toy Story and Toy Story 3 with showtimes beginning at 6:30 pm. The evening will include pizza, popcorn, and movie trivia! The signup form will be in the March 7th Carrier.

2019 Padre Serra Basketball Tournament

The 61st Annual Padre Serra Basketball Tournament will be held at Mount Mary University, 2929 N 92nd Street, Milwaukee from February 27 - March 17. The 7/8 boys will begin tournament play on Friday, March 1, 7:45 pm and the 7/8 girls will begin tournament play on Sunday, March 3 at 4:30 pm. The tournament brackets are attached below. Good Luck Teams!


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.


Lenten Morning of Renewl

Mark your calendars to attend the Tri-Parish Lenten Morning of Renewal on Saturday, March 30th from 8:30 am to noon at Ss. Cyril & Methoduis Parish. The guest speaker will be Fr. Bob Lotz. Please see the below attachment for more details.

Lent 2019 Scripture Study

All are invited to a Scripture Study based on the Sunday Lectionary readings for the season of Lent. The Scripture Study will be held March 5th - April 9th at St. Peter Claver Parish in Van Treek Hall at noon and at Immaculate Conception Parish in the Gathering Space at 6:30 pm. Please see the below attachment for more details.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bonus

Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings now through the end of April and they will give CCA 10% back! See the attached information for details.
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CCA Golf Outing

The CCA Golf Outing date has been set for for Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at Riverdale. More details coming soon.

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

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.
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School Choice Update for 2019-2020

We are proud to announce Christ Child Academy is now a part of the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program through the State of Wisconsin Department of Instruction. Please visit for more information. The application is online only and found at The application is open February 1 - April 20, 2019. Please note, the system can be slower and more difficult to get into the first few weeks of February so please be patient. The school choice program is not first come first serve so you do have time to apply. Please watch the school calendar and the newsletter for a "School Choice Lab" night to be held at CCA for any families that do not have online access. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Brenda Binversie at or 920-459-2660.

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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!

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

No SCRIP sales on April 13 & 14 (Palm Sunday), April 20 & 21 (Easter Sunday), and May 25 & 26 (Memorial Day Weekend).

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


28 - CCA Open House, 6:00 - 7:30 pm


1 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Gr. Desserts

6 - Ash Wednesday Mass

17 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

22 - Quarter 3 Ends; Early Release at 1:00 pm (with bussing) - Start of Spring Recess

25 thru 29 - No School – Spring Recess

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