Christ Child Academy Newsletter

September 5, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

Welcome Back! What a great first week of school. It was exciting to share in the first day back on Tuesday with our returning students and also with the 22 new students and 16 new families. Our new teachers and staff are settling in I am blessed and honored to be able to work with such talented young professionals.

We have added a new "Parenting in the 21st Century" section. This section will include professional resources that I have come across in my professional development that might assist parents as they raise children. Hopefully, these will come in handy for your family.

The first school Mass is Tuesday, Sept 10th at 8:25 am. All are welcome celebrate in this weekly Mass. Students are to wear Mass attire on Tuesdays and any off-site field trips throughout the school year. CCA attire may be purchased on Land's End.

The busing on Wednesdays will be delayed. The bus will not pick up students at 3:00 pm even though the early dismissal is at 2:20 pm. Students taking the bus will be supervised in the resource center. Please plan accordingly.

Please remember to turn in all forms to the school office by Friday, September 6th.

Parenting in the 21st Century

Getting back into the new school year and on to regular sleep patterns is critical.

Forty percent of teens say that most school nights they get less than seven hours of sleep and there's a strong association between more screen time and less sleep. Since 2012, when the prevalence of teens owning smartphones started to increase, the number of hours teens sleep has steeply decreased.

Leslie Walker-Harding, pediatrician and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington (who is also in Screenagers) recently states, “Sometimes a sleep-deprived teenager will appear just like they have anxiety, clinical anxiety or clinical depression and its sleep.”

Click the link below to explore how to get a conversation started with your kids and teens about good sleep.

Welcome New Families & Siblings

Please join me in welcoming all the new families to Christ Child Academy!

Charles Annis / 3K Preschool / Nicholas & Tiffany Annis

Quinn Grote / 3K Preschool / Andrew & Sara Grote

Abraham Immel / 3K Preschool / Jason & Christine Immel

Wesley Johnson / 3K Preschool / Jordan Johnson & Calla Olvera

Lauren Renzelmann/ 3K Preschool / Garrett & Megan Renzelmann

Jackson Risseeuw / 3K Preschool / Jonathan & Holly Risseeuw

Riley Schildbach / 3K Preschool / Brian & Marybeth Schildbach

Anita Summerville / 3K Preschool / James & Judy Summerville

Connor Wartke / 4K Preschool / John & Illina Wartke

Vincent Annis / Kindergarten / Nicholas & Tiffany Annis

Ethan Bietila / Kindergarten / Taylor Bietila & Stephanie Stutz

Lilah Patton / Kindergarten / Nicholas & Melissa Patton

Diego Loran-Ramirez / Kindergarten / Eli Loran-Torres & Vernice Ramirez-Guel

Houston Stubbe / Kindergarten / Ryan & Patty Stubbe

Brady Thill / Kindergarten / Adam & Kelly Thill

Leah Guatemala / 2nd Grade / Alberto Guatemala & Alba Barojas-Reyes

Samantha Gilchrist / 6th Grade / Brian & Marybeth Schildbach

Aaron Guatemala / 6th Grade / Alberto Guatemala & Alba Barojas-Reyes

Ryker Van Der Sande / 6th Grade / Dirk & Nicole Van Der Sande

We also welcome the following siblings: Arie Heronymus (3K), Olivia Kiefer (3K), and Vayda Vreeke (4K), who all have brothers and/or sisters at CCA.

New Parent Meeting

The new parent meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11th at 6:00 pm in Mrs. Scharenbroch's room in the middle school. This meeting is for all families new to CCA this year. The presentation will cover several aspects associated with our policies and procedures and open the communication pathways as we partner together in your child's educational journey. Please enter through door # 3.

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.

Birth Announcement

Congratulations to parents Andrew Smith & Jessica Donlon-Smith on the birth of their son, Greyson Smith, on July 1st. Greyson is welcomed by his big brother Shane (7th)


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 chosen your slots, you will be assigned slots and you will be responsible for those slots/donations (finding your own replacement if needed). 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 Bingo this year!

The Sunday Experience

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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. There will be no SCRIP sales after Mass during Labor Day weekend. 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:

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

Mass times will be changing the weekend of September 14 & 15.

Faye's Pizza Sale

Home & School will once again be kicking off the school year with the Faye's Pizza sale fundraiser. The order forms will be in the family Carrier that you will received on Wednesday, August 28th during the "Back to School Cookout Come and Go". Orders and payment will be due on Friday, September 20th and pickup will be Wednesday, October 9th from 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

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.

A local session is being offered: Monday, September 9th at St. John the Baptist, 115 Plymouth Street, Plymouth beginning at 6:00 pm.

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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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.

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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

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


6 - All school forms due today! SPC Fish Fry – 8th Grade Desserts

6 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Grade Desserts

8 - St. Peter Claver Septemberfest

20 - Faye's Pizza Orders and Payment Due

20 & 21 - CCA Volleyball Tournament

23 -27 - MAP Testing – Grades K - 8

26 - Picture Day

29 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

CCA School Calendar 2019-2020

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