Christ Child Academy Newsletter

December 20, 2018

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

As we part ways to celebrate Christmas, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As Catholics, we are given an opportunity to renew ourselves to be the best Catholics we can be as we fulfill our duties as parents, grandparents, children, and teachers dedicated to His holy word.

The 2018-2019 school year has gone very well, and I appreciate all the support and blessings we continue to receive from all the parents, grandparents, and students. Our exemplary Catholic school continues to develop the whole child while infusing Catholic values in everything that we do. During the rest of this school year and into the future, we are pursuing School Choice, Standards-Based Grading, and maintaining a healthy enrollment while strengthening our school’s viability for years to come. Together, we can embrace these changes which will allow our school to grow and prosper.

On behalf of the staff and faculty, we wish our Christ Child Academy families all the blessings of this most joyous season.

Thank you for giving your child the gift of a Catholic education and for choosing Christ Child Academy.

On Friday, December 21st, we will have our traditional Spaghetti Lunch for all of our students and teachers. This has become a favorite as the students eat with their buddies and listen to Christmas music as the teachers serve, help clean up, eat with the students. A great way for our CCA family to come together prior to the Christmas break.

Thank you to the Minneci Family for their generous donation of the Spaghetti Lunch!

Also on Friday, December 21st, we have early dismissal at 1:00 pm (with busing). Please be prompt in picking your child/children up that afternoon. School will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Please join us for New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 29th, as we ring in the New Year with Bingo, raffles and a free hors d’oeuvre buffet. Prizes will be awarded to the best-decorated table! Doors open at 11:00 am, Bingo starts at 1:00 pm. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

No Carrier today!

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending December 14th.

Kindergarten – Will Shircel 1st Grade – Chee Keng Xiong 2nd Grade – Carlee Videtic

3rd Grade –Kyle Walecka 4th Grade – Ella Heronymus 5th Grade – Seaver Noll

Knights of Columbus Christmas Poster Contest

Congratulations to Ella Heronymus (gr. 4), who earned 1st place for her grade level in the Knights of Columbus poster contest, “The True Meaning of Christmas”. The 2nd place qualifier was Levi Van Asten (gr. 4) and the the 3rd place qualifier was Cecilia Richter (gr. 4). Also qualifying for their grade level was Chee Keng Xiong (gr. 1) as a third place qualifier and Rose Barron (gr. 2) as a second place qualifier. This contest was open to grades 1 through 4. What a great job to the students who placed, and to all those who participated in the poster contest. This is a great representation for Christ Child Academy!

Spaghetti Lunch Set-Up

We are looking for some volunteers to help set-up tables and chairs for the spaghetti lunch on December 21st first thing in the morning. Please email Sarah Richter at if you are able to help out. Thank you!

Donations for STEAM

Thank you to everyone who has been collecting and donating items for our STEAM projects! At this time we are out of storage so we will not be accepting items. We will, however, let you know when we need more.

CCA Calendar Raffle Incentive Winners

The winners of the $50 Scrip gift cards for the most recent Calendar Raffle incentive are:

The Krautkramer Family, The Paltzer Family, The Sharp Family and The Keil Family. Congratulations!!

As of 12/13/18 we have sold 984 Calendar Raffles. Keep up the great work on selling!!


The next Bingo is on Saturday, December 29thAll Grades 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.


Hot Lunch Announcement for 2019

Through feedback from middle school students, we will be offering a nutritious salad/fruit bar meal beginning January 2nd. Students in grades 5-8 may choose to select the One-Trip Salad Bar option for $1.50. The salad bar has been growing and will include several salad toppings along with fruit and other assorted offerings. This option does not include a drink. Please see the pictures below for a sample of the One-Trip Salad Bar.

Please note there will not be deviled eggs on the salad bar, instead there will be hard-boiled eggs.

CCA Family Camping Weekend

We have a CCA Family Camping weekend set 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

School Choice Update for 2019-2020

With the full support of the Christ Child Academy Governance Board and Finance Committee, the Tri-Parish Pastoral Council and all three parishes finance councils, Christ Child Academy is excited to announce that we intend to participate in the statewide Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) for the 2019-2020 school year. The WPCP allows students throughout the State of Wisconsin to attend private and religious schools tuition-free through a voucher provided by the state. Below is the full School Choice announcement. Brenda Binversie has been hired as our new School Choice Coordinator and will assist the application process.

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.

Scrip Update

HoHoHo! Would you like earn a tuition credit while doing all your holiday shopping? Are you looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list? Scrip has all the answers! We have many local retailers and restaurants in stock in the Scrip store, available on Tuesdays and Thursday from 2:45-3:10 in the Conference Room next to Mrs. Lampe's office (in the old IC parish offices), and after all masses at all three parishes. Check out the complete list of available stores, restaurants, gas stations and more at

Don't miss new vendors DSW Show Warehouse, Precision Flooring in Plymouth, and Scheels.

Please note, the last day to order Scrip to receive it in time for Christmas is December 16. There will be Scrip Store sales December 18, 20, and 22-23.

Salvation Army Belling Ringing

In anticipation of Catholic Schools Week at the end of January, we encourage the all the friends & families of Christ Child Academy to take part in service opportunities this holiday season. One way we can make a difference is by ringing bells for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Drive. Please sign up to help with this worthy cause and have some fun together as a family.

The Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season and make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need. All proceeds from the Red Kettle Campaign stay in the area to support vital programs such as our 45-bed homeless shelter, community food pantry, wellness clinic, youth groups, utility assistance and Christmas gift programs.

Dates: November 16 to December 24

VOLUNTEER to ring bells at any of the 14 locations throughout the Sheboygan area. Signing up is easy and shifts are just 2 hours, but you are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts.

1. Visit and enter your zip code

2. Select “Ringing with a Group

3. Select "Find Group"

4. Search for "Christ" and select "Christ Child Academy"
5. Now you can search for your desired bell ringing shift by setting a date range and selecting locations of interest.
6. Select your shifts and create an individual profile. Please note that your shift at the kettle will be associated with the Child Christ Academy even though you have created a personal profile.

47th Annual Sheboygan Lodge #299 Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest

WHAT: 47th Annual Sheboygan Lodge #299 Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest

WHERE: Sheboygan YMCA

WHEN: Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Registration begins at 6:00 pm. All Divisions shoot at 6:30 pm.

WHO: Boys and Girls (6 Separate Divisions) Ages 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13

COST: Free


  • Age groups are determined by the contestant’s age as of April 1, 2019.
  • 8-9 year-old divisions will shoot from 11 feet from basket instead of 15 feet.
  • All girls divisions and 8-9 year-old boys divisions will use a size 28.5 basketball.
  • No more than 4 dribbles per shot are allowed and shooter must remain behind free throw line until ball touches the rim, backboard or net.
  • Each contestant shoots 10 free throws and then each shoots 15 more free throws. The contestant who makes the most free throws in each age group wins within the boys and girls separate divisions. Trophies will be awarded to the first and second place winners in each division. First place winners can advance to the District Hoop Shoot Competition in Beaver Dam on Sunday January 20th where winners can advance to State @ Wausau in February, Regionals @ Iowa City in March, and Nationals @ Chicago on April 27th.
  • For more information, contact Tom Weimer @ (920)917-4898 or

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship for boys and girls ages 9 - 14 will be held on Sunday, January 6th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. Registration begins on site at 1:00 pm and the shooting competition will begin at 1:30 pm. Pleas see the below flyer for more details.

CCA Calendar Raffles

One of our main fundraisers each year is the Annual Calendar Raffle. The money raised help to keep our tuition rates as low as possible. The Calendar Raffle is a pocket calendar that features special events throughout the year at Christ Child Academy as well as some advertising. We will draw $30 winners every day of the school year. On special holidays that are listed, the cash payout is $200! The cost per Calendar is just $20.00.

As in past years, each family will receive 20 calendars to sell. This is the minimum number that we would like each family to sell. Our goal is to sell 2500 calendars for a net profit of about $40,000!!

All calendars must be sold and turned in by January 2nd, 2019 (First day back after Christmas break). State law prohibits us from selling calendars past the first drawing. We encourage you to turn the tickets in as they are sold; please do not hold on to them as we want to make sure that none get lost or forgotten.

Make sure to take the raffles with you to family get-togethers. The calendars also make great birthday or Christmas gifts for your friends and family.

Selling Calendar Raffles After Mass

2018 Annual Fund Appeal

The 2018 Annual Fund Appeal for Christ Child Academy is in full swing. The mailings have gone out in November and we are already receiving many donation envelopes back. Our goal for this year is $75,000. 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.

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.

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!

SCRIP Information

Welcome to a new school year! Start saving money on your tuition by purchasing Scrip. 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. Contact Brenda Binversie, 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

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


21 - Early Release at 1:00 pm (with busing)

24 - 29 - No School – Christmas Recess

29 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym


1 - No School – New Year’s Day

2 - School Resumes

4 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Gr. Desserts

14 - 17 - MAP Testing – Grades K -2 only

17 - Quarter 2 Ends

18 - No School – Teacher In-Service

20 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

24 - Quarter 2 Report Cards Issued

24 – 27 - CCA 7/8 Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball Tournament

26 – Feb. 1 - Catholic Schools Week

TBD - Catholic Schools Week Mass at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

30 - CCA Open House, 6:00 pm

Land's End

Land’s End is the provider for Mass day and field trip shirts at Christ Child Academy. Pants and skirts may be purchased anywhere, but must comply with the guidelines outlined in our school's dress code. Land's End also carries many other apparel items with the CCA logo. Checkout the spirit wear collection.

Online: Go to and create or sign in to your account. Include your student and school information in My Account (or find your School using the Preferred School Number Search: 900182692).

Start shopping with your personalized product checklist. Shop now via the direct link:

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.

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