Christ Child Academy Newsletter

September 26, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

The Fall season is upon us as we navigate our way into October. It has been a busy week at CCA with students in grades K-8 taking the Map tests in math, reading, and language arts. It is always exciting to see the growth in students from year to year, both physically and intellectually. The results will be coming home in the next week or so in preparation for parent/student conferences on October.

Picture proof sheets are in the Carrier today. Please complete the order form, make the check payable to HARMANN STUDIOS (or pay by credit card), and return the form by Thursday, October 3rd.

Walk to School Day is October 2nd. We look forward to having the entire school participate this year and showing your school spirit. See the flyer in the Carrier today

The CCA Calendar Raffles for 2020 will be in this week's Carrier along with incentive information. This is a major fundraiser for our school and the goal is for each family to sell 20 calendar raffles. These may be sold face-to-face or online via our school website if your relatives or friends do not live nearby.

The busing on Wednesdays will be delayed. The bus will pick up students from CCA at 3:15 pm even though the early dismissal is at 2:20 pm. Students taking the bus will be supervised in the resource center.

Carrier Inserts

  • Calendar Raffle 2020 Letter & Envelope
  • CCA Family Directory
  • Family Catholic Herald
  • October Hot Lunch Menu
  • Picture Proof Sheets
  • Roncalli Sports Passes
  • Sheboygan Progressive Care Center Permission Slip - Grades 6 - 8 Only
  • South Girls Jr. Redwings Basketball Flyer - Girls Grades 2 - 8 Only
  • Tri-Parish Bulletin
  • Walk to School Day Flyer

Parenting in the 21st Century

The Importance of Sleep to Students.

Are your children getting the sleep they should to be at their peak for school and enjoying a healthy lifestyle? With the increase in gaming, cell phone usage, and overall electronic screen time, students are getting less and less sleep each night. Research indicates children that lack sleep tend to display Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-like symptoms affecting their ability to concentrate in school.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued guidelines outlining recommended sleep duration for children from infants to teens.

The consensus group recommends the following sleep hours:

Infants 4 months to 12 months should sleep 12 to 16 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.

Children 1 to 2 years of age should sleep 11 to 14 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.

Children 3 to 5 years of age should sleep 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.

Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.

Teenagers 13 to 18 years of age should sleep 8 to 10 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.

The group found that adequate sleep duration for age on a regular basis leads to improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Not getting enough sleep each night is associated with an increase in injuries, hypertension, obesity and depression, especially for teens who may experience increased risk of self-harm or suicidal thoughts.

In addition to these recommendations, the AAP suggests that all screens be turned off 30 minutes before bedtime and that TV, computers and other screens not be allowed in children's bedrooms. For infants and young children, establishing a bedtime routine is important to ensuring children get adequate sleep each night. The AAP program, "Brush, Book, Bed," is available here:

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending September 20.

Kindergarten – Cael Heronymus 1st Grade – Simon Van Asten

2nd Grade – Natalie Pence 3rd Grade – Elliot Van Asten

4th Grade – Cooper Gould 5th Grade – Ella Heronymus

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Catholic Women's Charity Donation

Thank you to Catholic Women's Charity organization for the donation to Christ Child Academy in the amount of $1,600 to be used towards tuition assistance. Mary Krepsky & Mary Kullman presented the check to Mr. Ruedinger at the Monday Morning Prayer Service this past Monday. We appreciate the organization's generosity!

New Scooters!

Last year when the students participated in the Kids Heart Challenge, formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart, they raised $600 for the school. We decided to purchase new scooters, for physical education class and will be utilized in all grades. Some of the scooters that were replaced were from 1981 and 1986.

Home & School Update

National Walk to School Day
Please join us for National Walk to School Day Wednesday, October 2. We will gather in the parking lot of Lakeshore Lanes (2519 S. Business Dr.) at 7:30 am. Juice, coffee and bakery will be provided. Dress in school colors, we'll walk to school together at 7:45 am.

Halloween Ball
Home and School will be meeting Thursday , October 17 for a Halloween Ball planning session. We will meet in the Staff Lounge (enter door #9) from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Please join us to help plan final details of this year's Halloween Ball which will be held on Friday, October 25. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon

CCA Familes, get ready to celebrate the love of reading with our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair, October 23-28 during parent teacher conferences. Watch the newsletter for more details. Happy Reading!

"Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader" -Margaret Fuller

Buffalo Wild Wings Donation

Christ Child Academy received a check in the amount of $110.12 from Buffalo Wild Wings for families taking part in their 10% give back the last quarter. Thank you for supporting CCA! Please see below for the current offer running through December.

St. Vincent de Paul

This week, we were notified by St. Vincent de Paul that due to lack of funding this year, there will not be any additional tuition assistance available this Fall. This does not have any effect on the Hren Foundation tuition assistance that many families have already received.

The annual 8th Grade CANDY SALE is underway!

The annual 8th Grade CANDY SALE is underway! As in the past years, those delicious SEROOGY chocolates will be available for you to order from any CCA 8th grade student until Monday, October 21. Items available for order include SEROOGY boxed Chocolates, SEROOGY Fudge Trays, a variety of SEROOGY Candy Bars, SEROOGY Gourmet Coffees, and SEROOGY "Santa Claus" and "Snowman" chocolate novelties. With Thanksgiving, St. Nick's Day, and Christmas just around the corner (and estimated delivery by the week of November 11 - 15) these items make excellent gifts and/or stocking stuffers for those "hard-to-buy-for" people on your holiday shopping list! (People who have tried SEROOGY candy items will attest to the quality, freshness, and value of their products.) Thank you for your support of this endeavor! Proceeds from this sale help defray graduation expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Meyer, Candy Sale coordinator, at

Picture Day

Mark your calendar; Picture Day is Thursday, September 26. Harmann Studios will be taking your child’s picture (no order form or money needed at that time). Harmann sends home a preview of two proofs; you choose one and return the order form with your payment. If need be, picture retake day is Wednesday, October 30.

Accreditation Self-Study Update

During this school year, the teachers and staff at CCA will be going through an accreditation self-study in preparation for the official accreditation visit during the Fall of 2020. This process involves the reflection and evaluation of all the policies and programs at Christ Child Academy and will provide a road map of goals to strive for during the next seven years. We look forward to your feedback during the year as an integral part of our school improvement.


Christ Child Academy Bingo is an important Fundraiser that raised over $10,000 last school year! We need EVERY SINGLE FAMILY to contribute to continue this success.

This school year we will run 8 regular Bingo Sessions and 1 SPECIAL HOLIDAY Bingo Session.

Each family will be responsible to work one regular bingo session, donate to one regular bingo session and participate in some way for the SPECIAL HOLIDAY Bingo Session.

Each grade will be assigned the session that they are to work and donate. You will then have the opportunity to choose the time slot or donation item of your choice. All slots must be filled by September 15th, 2019. If at that time, you have not signed up or have not volunteered in other areas, you might be assigned a slot for bingo. Remember that volunteers need to be 18 years or older and can be members of your family or friends.

CCA Bingo Sign Up

We are looking to have 100% of our CCA families volunteer at CCA this year!


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 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.

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 now through the end of DECEMBER and they will give CCA 10% back! Mention that you want your purchase to go to Christ Child Academy/Team F! 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


29 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym


3 - Mid-Quarter 1

4 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Grade Desserts

10 & 11 - No School – Teacher In-service

13 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

23 - 12:30 pm Early Release (No pm bus)

23 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 12:45 – 5:00 pm

24 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 7:00 pm

25 - No School

28 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

30 - Picture Retake Day

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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