Christ Child Academy Newsletter

October 3, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

The fall weather is here and the temperatures have cooled off quite a bit in October. Please make sure your children are dressed for the weather each day. We go outside for recess several times a day unless it is raining or too cold. Long sleeves and jackets are recommended. Just a reminder..... Oct. 31st is the last day to wear shorts until May 1st.


Picture proof sheets are due today! Please complete the order form, make the check payable to HARMANN STUDIOS (or pay by credit card), and return to the school office as soon as possible. If you want a retake picture taken, please mark the box at the bottom of the envelope and notify the school office.


Christ Child Academy will hold "Walk to School Day" next week Wednesday, October 9 as a make-up date.


Please keep in mind there is no school on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11, due to staff in-service. There will also be no school Friday, October 25. The school office is closed when there is on school.


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.


The CCA Calendar Raffles for 2020 were sent home in last 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.


No Carrier this week.

Parenting in the 21st Century

Should Bedrooms be No-Phones for Teens?


The authors of the study (Power et al., 2017) surveyed over 900 adolescents between 12-15 years and found that 1 in 5 reported “almost always” waking up to check social media or messages throughout the night. Those who logged onto their cell phones every night, or who woke up at inconsistent times each morning, were about three times more likely to report feeling “constantly tired” at school compared to their peers. Moreover, the former youth reported significantly lower levels of well being than their classmates.


https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psy-curious/201702/should-bedrooms-be-no-phone-zones-teens

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending September 27.

Kindergarten – Houston Stubbe 1st Grade – Kaylee Schroeder

2nd Grade – Madeleine Kelly 3rd Grade – Aaron Herr

4th Grade – Lilliana Contreras 5th Grade – James Schulze

Bullying Awareness Month

October is Bullying Awareness Month. This special month serves as a reminder that bullying prevention must be addressed. 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 9 - “Be a team player" by wearing any sporting team clothes

October 16 - “Being nice is no sweat" by wearing workout clothes

October 23 - National Unity Day by wearing orange

October 30- "Make bullying disappear" by wearing all black

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences for K - 8

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences for K - 8 will be held Wednesday, October 23 from 12:45 – 5:00 pm (early release at 12:30 pm with no pm bus), Thursday, October 24 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm and 5:30 – 7:00 pm, and Monday, October 28 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. The conference sign-up Genius links will be sent out next week. The link will be sent out Monday to families with three or more children, then Tuesday to families with two children, and finally Wednesday will be to families with one child. 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!

Home & School Update

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

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 tmeyer@christchildacademy.com.

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.

BINGO

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!

SCRIP

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 www.glscrip.com and use CCA enrollment code 56477C7B4536 to get started. Contact Brenda Binversie, binversies@gmail.com 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 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.

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 www.christchildacademy.com


October

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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