Christ Child Academy Newsletter

March 14, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

Spring is upon us and Friday, March 22 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, April 1. Quarter 3 report cards will be sent home on Thursday, April 4. We all look forward to this break and I hope everyone enjoys their time to relax and energize so everyone may finish the school year strong.


Looking ahead, we will be administering the Wisconsin Forward Assessment in grades 3-8 from Monday, April 1 through Thursday, April 18. 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.


The 2019-2020 CCA registration packets have been distributed! Current parents have until April 18, 2019 to reserve their placement at CCA. After this date, we will open registrations to all new families on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you to the families who have already registered!


Carrier Inserts

  • April Hot Lunch Menu
  • Easter Flower Sale Order Form
  • Permission Slip For Middle School Field Trip - Grades 6 - 8 Only
  • Hren Testimonial Information & Form
  • Tri-Parish Bulletin for March 10

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipents

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending March 8.

Kindergarten – Nicholas Baker 1st Grade – Antonio Stauber 2nd Grade – Carlee Videtic

3rd Grade – Brynn Vreeke 4th Grade – Charlotte Landgraf 5th Grade – Cole Spangle

Save the Date!

Home & School will be hosting a CCA Family Movie Night this Friday, March 15th from 5:45 -8:00 pm. The movies playing will be Toy Story and Toy Story 3 with showtimes beginning at 6:30 pm. The evening will include pizza, popcorn, and movie trivia! The signup form Is in the Carrier today.

BINGO

The next Bingo is this Sunday, March 17thGrades 5 and 6 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.


BINGO SIGN-UP

CCA EASTER FLOWER SALE

Once again, the CCA 7th grade is thinking spring and offering you the opportunity to purchase Easter flowers from Caan’s Floral and Greenhouse. Choose from a variety of spring flowers to give as Easter greetings for family and friends or donate flowers to help decorate one of our tri-parishes. Please complete and return the order form found in today's Carrier to the school office no later than Wednesday, April 3rd. All orders must be prepaid, and checks should be made out to CCA. For questions, please contact Nancy Schulze (459-2660 option 3).


Donated flowers will be delivered to your parish by Caan’s. Flowers for personal use must be picked up in the Christ Child Academy’s school office on April 17th, from 2:30-3:30 pm.

Kids Health Challenge

We will be having a Kids Health Challenge event (formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart) on Friday, March 22, from 9:00-10:45 am. The families of Christ Child Academy have been very generous in the past for this event and I would like to keep that tradition going. All students will participate at this time. We will have a few 20 minute sessions, as well as some fun all student activities during that time. A pizza party sponsored by Student Service Council will go to the class that brings in the most money. The student who raises that most money will earn an extra recess for their class. Money collected is due back on April 8th, not April 1st as the letter stated.


We would like to offer healthy snacks to the students while they are jumping, please see the breakdown below. Also, if anybody would like to volunteer for the event, email Mrs. Hylen at lhylen@christchildacademy.com


Please bring the snacks the morning of the event.

1st and 2nd grades--veggies

3rd and 4th grades—fruit

5th and 6th grades--popcorn

7th and 8th grades—water bottles

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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.

Tuition Assistance Information

There are opportunities for tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year. The Carl & Charlotte Hren Foundation is due April 18th and the link to apply is www.factstuitionaid.com. The St. Vincent de Paul Society also offers assistance and the forms will be available in September.

Lenten Morning of Renewal

Mark your calendars to attend the Tri-Parish Lenten Morning of Renewal on Saturday, March 30th from 8:30 am to noon at Ss. Cyril & Methoduis Parish. The guest speaker will be Fr. Bob Lotz. Please see the below attachment for more details.

Lent 2019 Scripture Study

All are invited to a Scripture Study based on the Sunday Lectionary readings for the season of Lent. The Scripture Study will be held March 5th - April 9th at St. Peter Claver Parish in Van Treek Hall at noon and at Immaculate Conception Parish in the Gathering Space at 6:30 pm. Please see the below attachment for more details.

Jr. Redwing Swim Team

The Jr. Redwing Swim Team is accepting registration for boys and girls ages 10 - 14 . The purpose of the program is to learn and develop proper competitive swim techniques in preparation for high school level competition. The program focuses on skills necessary to compete in a fun and team building atmosphere. Program director is Todd Priebe (former South H. S. Girls Varsity coach). The program runs from April 1 - May 31, Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 3:45 to 5:00 pm. The registration form is attached below.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bonus

Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings now through the end of April and they will give CCA 10% back! See the attached information for details.
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CCA Golf Outing

The CCA Golf Outing date has been set for for Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at Riverdale. More details coming soon.

Instructions for printing tuition tax information on FACTS

School tuition for grades K-8 paid during the 2018 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 https://online.factsmgt.com

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)

5. Payment Summary (this is the report you need with/for the 2018 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

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.
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School Choice Update for 2019-2020

We are proud to announce Christ Child Academy is now a part of the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program through the State of Wisconsin Department of Instruction. Please visit www.dpi.wi.gov/choice for more information. The application is online only and found at www.dpi.wi.gov/choice. The application is open February 1 - April 20, 2019. Please note, the system can be slower and more difficult to get into the first few weeks of February so please be patient. The school choice program is not first come first serve so you do have time to apply. Please watch the school calendar and the newsletter for a "School Choice Lab" night to be held at CCA for any families that do not have online access. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Brenda Binversie at ccaschoolchoice@gmail.com or 920-459-2660.

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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.

2018-2019 Annual Fund Appeal Update

The 2018-2019 Annual Fund Appeal for Christ Child Academy is in full swing. Through generous donations from both parents and parishioners, we have raised $41,000 to date. Our goal for this year is $75,000. You are welcome to donate to the Annual Fund Appeal through June 30, 2019. 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. Click on the banner below to donate!

SCRIP

Looking for a way to save money on your tuition? Utilizing your Scrip program can help you do just that! 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. Scrip is available for purchase 24/7/365 at www.shopwithscrip.com. Contact Brenda Binversie, binversies@gmail.com 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


No SCRIP sales on April 13 & 14 (Palm Sunday), April 20 & 21 (Easter Sunday), and May 25 & 26 (Memorial Day Weekend).

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.

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!

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 nick.reinl@larrysco.com.

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 www.christchildacademy.com


March

17 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

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

25 thru 29 - No School – Spring Recess


April

1 - School Resumes; Quarter 4 Begins

1 - 18 - Forward Testing – Grades 3 - 8

4 - Quarter 3 Report Cards

5 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Gr. Desserts

7 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

18 - 8th Grade Living Last Supper, 1:30 pm

19 - No School - Good Friday

22 - School In Session - Make-up Snow Day

UPDATED SCHOOL CALENDAR

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