Christ Child Academy Newsletter

March 12, 2020

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

Hello CCA Parents,

Spring is upon us and Friday, March 20 is the end of quarter 3. Also on this day, we have early release at 1:00 pm with normal busing. This is the beginning of Spring Break with school resuming on Monday, March 30. Quarter 3 report cards will be sent home on Thursday, April 2.

NEW FOR 2020 The Padre Tournament will take place at Marquette University High School, located at 3306 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee, WI 53208. All coaches and fans are encouraged to park on the surface lots immediately to the east of the school, south of the school and across the street from the school on a large surface lot that runs along 35th Street between Michigan and Clybourn. Buses should park in the Student Parking Lot at 35th and Michigan. The 7/8 boys will begin tournament play tonight at 6:30 pm and the 7/8 girls will begin tournament play on on Sunday, March 15 at 3:15 pm.

Looking ahead, we will be administering the Wisconsin Forward Assessment in grades 3-8 from Monday, March 30 through Friday, May 1. A more definite schedule will be sent home with your students. It is important that the students be in attendance and well-rested, so they can do their best on the tests.

Also, MAP testing will be held the week of May 11. All students in grades K -2 will be tested to see how they have progressed this year. Please do not schedule any appointments for your children during this time. It is important that the students are in attendance and well-rested, so they can do their best on the tests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Dress Code Reminders: Students in ALL grades who choose to wear Yoga pants or leggings must also wear a shirt that covers the buttock region. If you choose to wear leggings to Mass under a skirt, these leggings must be of a solid color. Thank you for following our CCA Dress Code.

No Carrier Today

CoVID-19 Update

I would like to share information regarding the CoVID-19 and the impact for the Christ Child Academy community. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is in the planning stages for how CoVID-19 could impact the overall implications to schools within the Archdiocese and of the State as a whole.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the risk to the American Public for those not exposed to CoVID-19 is low. However, the situation is rapidly evolving, and we will do our best to keep you appraised. The CDC and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services are providing daily updates on their websites:

· CDC:



Symptoms of CoVID-19 are similar to the seasonal flu, and include:

· Fever

· Cough

· Shortness of breath

We know that a student has the greatest opportunity to learn when he or she is present in school. We need to make sure that students and parents understand it is acceptable, actually preferable, that they stay home when sick. Health trumps attendance.

Please refer to the attached document titled, “When To Keep Your Child Home” which are recommendations from the Sheboygan County Division of Public Health.

Prevention strategies for students and parents:

· Practice good hand washing, wash hands in warm water for at least 20 seconds while scrubbing with soap.

· Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

· Use a tissue when coughing or sneezing and properly dispose of it or cough into your elbow/sleeve if a tissue is not available.

· Do not touch your mouth, nose or eyes. If you do, wash your hands immediately.

· Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces in your home including doorknobs, light switches, computer keyboards, laptops, and cell phones.

We will continue to update the Christ Child Academy community as the need arises.

2020-2021 Registration Information

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open to all current and new families on a first come, first serve basis.

Please take advantage of our Student Referral Program! Download the forms below. See program handout for full details.

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending March 6.

Kindergarten – Ethan Bietila 1st Grade – Hadley Helminiak

2nd Grade – Maejor Douangmala 3rd Grade – Jack Kiefer

4th Grade – Will Werner 5th Grade – Jack Polzin


Next Bingo is: Sunday, March 15th

The 6th grade class is responsible for donating food items and the 5th grade class is responsible to work. Please sign up here: Bingo Sign Up

Vision Screening - Grades 3K - 5

During the school day on Thursday, March 19th, Christ Child Academy will be holding a vision screening for all students in grades 3K – 5th. Mrs. Lori Kaesermann, Registered Nurse, will be conducting the screening with the use of the Spot Vision Screening Device from the Plymouth Lions Club. If you have a student in middle school that you would like to have screened that day, please let the school office know. Please have your child wear their glasses if they already have them. Results will be sent home ONLY for those who may need a follow up.
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Jr. Redwing Swim Team

Attention future South High School students, if you like to swim please give the Jr. Redwing Swim Team a try. You will learn how to competitively swim in a fun team environment. It's also a great sport to participate in before your next sport season starts. Practice begins on April 1 and ends May 29 and are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:45 to 5:00 pm at the South High School pool. See the registration form below.

Sport Stacking

Recently, we had a representative from Speed Stacks come into our gym classes and teach the students the competitive sport of Sport Stacks. She also taught us new cardiovascular activities that we can do with the cups as well. We will be selling speed stacks, and mats if you are interested until spring break. Please see the order form attached below.

Scholarships Available for High School Seniors

The Hasselhofer-Wolf scholarship application forms for the 2020-21 school year are now available. Eligibility is for current year high school graduates who are also graduates of Christ Child Academy and are pursuing a post-secondary education for the school year of 2020-21. Application forms are available for pick up at the Parish Office, 1439 S. 12th St., during normal business hours. Completed applications and all inclusions must be returned by April 7.

SS. Cyril & Methodius Fellowship Scholarship
forms are now available for SSCM High School Seniors and college/vocation-technical school students. Forms can be picked up in the back of church at the Parish Office. Applications are due back by Sunday, April 19th and can be given to an ushers after Mass or at the Parish Office

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.

Instructions for printing tuition tax information on FACTS

School tuition for grades K-8 paid during the 2019 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)
  • Make sure 2019 is the selected year

5. Payment Summary (this is the report you need with/for the 2019 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

A Note from the CCA Athletic Committee

Mark your calendars for our final event of the year. The CCA Athletic Committee Brat Fry will be on Saturday, April 25th at Miesfeld's starting at 9:00 am. Stop out for a brat and burger!

Thanks again for all the help, all year long.

Standards Based Grading

During this school year, Christ Child Academy will be transitioning from a traditional grading system to standards based grading system, which will go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has strongly recommended that all schools move to this reporting framework.

As we proceed through this transition over the next year, please know that our goal of academic excellence remains our priority. These "best practices" will enable parents to fully understand where their child is academically while at the same time motivating students to become life-learners.

The Parenting Guide to Standards Based Grading will provide valuable insight during this transition. Additional information will be coming in the following weeks.


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

Great news: The Roundy’s reload option is available again

Starting now, you have the opportunity to reload funds to Roundy’s gift cards purchased from ShopWithScrip after November 1, 2019. This makes earning on groceries even more convenient because you can keep using the gift cards you already have.

Roundy’s gift card details:
Rebate: 4%
Physical gift cards: $25, $50, $100

Accepted at Pick ‘n Save (WI), Copps (WI), Metro Market (WI), Roundy’s (WI & IL), and Mariano’s (IL).

CCA Annual Fund

The 2019 CCA Annual Fund has begun. Please support our school and share the link below often.

Your generous gift to the Christ Child Academy Annual Fund makes a difference in the lives of our students. The funds raised will provide excellent academic and athletic programs, curriculum materials, and technology for both the students and staff; it will ensure the ability to carry out our school’s mission on a daily basis. Your gift will also enable us to maintain affordable tuition for all families.

You will be receiving an Annual Fund Contribution Form in the mail in November to donate or you may visit our online site at the link below. Feel free to share this link with all your friends and family via social media.

Christ Child Academy Annual Fund

We appreciate your support and you may donate to this fund until June 30, 2020.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings and they will give CCA 10% back! All you have to do is mention that you want your purchase to go to Christ Child Academy/Team D! See the below information for details.
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Mark Your Calendars

The Christ Child Academy State of the School Celebration will be on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm. Our Principal, Mark Ruedinger and members of our Governance Board will be present and be available to meet with anyone in attendance. We look forward to seeing everyone at this event. Specific details will 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


15 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

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

23–27 No School – Spring Recess

30 - School Resumes; Quarter 4 Begins

30-May 1 - Forward Testing - Grades 3 - 8


2 - Quarter 3 Report Cards Issued – Grades 1 - 8

3 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Gr. Desserts

9 - 8th Grade Living Last Supper, 1:30 pm

10 - No School - Good Friday

13 - No School – Day after Easter (a fourth snow day if needed would be made up this day)

19 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

CCA School Calendar 2019-2020

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CCA School Calendar 2020-2021

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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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