Christ Child Academy Newsletter

January 3, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

Happy New Year!

As we return to school this week, the excitement of the Christmas break is still fresh in the air with students sharing their many stories of presents and travels. Students and teachers are refreshed and ready to continue on their educational journey as we proceed through the winter months. It is good to see some snow on the ground as the students have been yearning for it for weeks to play in during recesses.

January is a busy month at CCA as we introduce School Choice, a new 3K preschool format, MAP testing for grades K-2, hosting the annual boys and girls basketball tournaments, and celebrating Catholic Schools Week.

No Carrier today! If you have not returned your Carrier from before break, please do so as soon as possible.

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending December 21st.

Kindergarten – Abram Austreng 1st Grade – Eliana Rios 2nd Grade – Sam Polzin

3rd Grade – Simone Upstill 4th Grade – Taelor Baker 5th Grade – Makenzie Schroeder


The CCA All-School Spelling Bee will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 am in the gym. Parents of students competing were notified before Christmas break. Good luck to all the participants who were chosen through grade level competition!

Accreditation Announced

The Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA) proudly announced on December 26, 2018 the accreditation of Christ Child Academy. The press release states: “We applaud the accomplishments of Christ Child Academy community and its commitment to ongoing school improvement and high standards of excellence,” remarked Beatrice Weiland, WRISA’s executive director.

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.

Catholic Schools Week

One of the most exciting times of the year is when we celebrate Catholic Schools Week and all we are blessed to be able to offer to students and families. During the week of January 26th through February 1st, Christ Child Academy will have several fun and exciting activities which promote service, spiritual development, and community. The schedule of daily weekend and daily events will be coming soon. The All County Catholic Schools Mass will be Tuesday, January 29th at 9:30 am at Holy Name of Jesus Church and hosted by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. All are welcome to come and celebrate this wonderful Mass with all the students.


Students in grades K-2 will participate in MAP testing January 14-17. MAP stands for Measurement of Academic Progress and accesses students in Math and Reading. Results of these tests will shared in the following weeks.

Donations for STEAM

Thank you to everyone who has been collecting and donating items for our STEAM projects! At this time we are out of storage so we will not be accepting items. We will, however, let you know when we need more.

Hot Lunch Announcement for 2019

Through feedback from middle school students, we will be offering a nutritious salad/fruit bar meal beginning January 2nd. Students in grades 5-8 may choose to select the One-Trip Salad Bar option for $1.50. The salad bar has been growing and will include several salad toppings along with fruit and other assorted offerings. This option does not include a drink. Please see the pictures below for a sample of the One-Trip Salad Bar.

Please note there will not be deviled eggs on the salad bar, instead there will be hard-boiled eggs.

School Choice Update for 2019-2020

With the full support of the Christ Child Academy Governance Board and Finance Committee, the Tri-Parish Pastoral Council and all three parishes finance councils, Christ Child Academy is excited to announce that we intend to participate in the statewide Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) for the 2019-2020 school year. The WPCP allows students throughout the State of Wisconsin to attend private and religious schools tuition-free through a voucher provided by the state. Below is the full School Choice announcement. Brenda Binversie has been hired as our new School Choice Coordinator and will assist the application process.


The next Bingo is on Sunday, January 20thGrades 3K, 4K, and Kindergarten 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.

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship for boys and girls ages 9 - 14 will be held on Sunday, January 6th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. Registration begins on site at 1:00 pm and the shooting competition will begin at 1:30 pm. Pleas see the below flyer for more details.

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


4 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Gr. Desserts

14 - 17 - MAP Testing – Grades K -2 only

17 - Quarter 2 Ends

18 - No School – Teacher In-Service

20 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

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

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).

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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.

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