Christ Child Academy Newsletter

January 10, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

Christ Child Academy will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week from January 26 – February 1. There are fun and exciting activities planned throughout the week which focus on the theme of “Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed.” The Catholic Schools’ Week Mass will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Church and hosted by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School on Tuesday, January 29th at 9:30 am. All are welcome to come and celebrate this wonderful Mass with the students (K-8). Please see today's Carrier for information on Catholic Schools’ Week.

The New Year's Bingo made a profit of $4,267.92. Thank you to everyone who donated or volunteered that day!

Next week Thursday, January 17 is the end of quarter 2. There will be no school on Friday, January 18 due to a scheduled teacher in-service. Quarter 2 reports cards will be sent home on Thursday, January 24.

Carrier Inserts

  • CCA Culver's Day Flyer
  • Camp Y-Koda Winter - Spring Program Flyer
  • Catholic Schools Week Mass Permission Slip - K - 8 Only
  • Catholic Schools Week Schedule of Events
  • Hawaiian Beach Party Pizza Lunch Sign-Up
  • JMKAC Permission Slip - Grade 5 Only
  • National Catholic Schools Week Principal Letter
  • The Salvation Army Emergency Lodge Wish List
  • Tri-Parish Bulletin for Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Winter Extravaganza Donation Suggestions
  • Winter Extravaganza Reservation Form
  • Winter Extravaganza Sponsorship Letter
  • Winter Extravaganza Sponsorship Opportunities

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending January 4th.

Kindergarten – Tenley Gould 1st Grade – Natalie Pence 2nd Grade – Miles Helminiak

3rd Grade – Deegan Ertman 4th Grade – Jack Polzin 5th Grade – Alexa Dexter

Congratulations Middle School Students of the Month!

The Students of the Month for December 2018 have been chosen for each subject area. We are proud to announce that the following students met the established criteria:

Art – Samantha Kolar / Computer – Landyn Janovetz / English – Jordan Paltzer

Health – Luke Hand Literature – Fayeth St. Onge/ Math – Dylan Videtic

Music – Jennifer Hittman / Phy. Ed – Lukas Schulze / Religion – Lauren Binversie

Science – Alayna Lloyd / Social Studies – Lilly Reinl / Spanish – Kennedy Richter


Congratulations to all students who competed in this year's CCA All-School Spelling Bee! The top three finishers in each round of the bee were as follows:

1st - 2nd Grade:

1st place: Miles Helminiak, 2nd place: Sophia De La Cruz-Wagner, 3rd place: Antonio Stauber

3rd - 5th Grade:

1st place: Owen Pence, 2nd place: James Schulze, 3rd place: Cecilia Richter

Middle School:

1st place: Lauren Binversie 2nd place: Sierra Ertman, 3rd place: Claire Walecka

Lauren Binversie will be representing CCA by competing in the Regional Spelling Bee at Acuity Insurance on Thursday, January 17th at 3:45 pm. Good luck, Lauren!

CCA Geography Bee - Grades 4 - 8

We will be holding the Geography Bee on Tuesday, January 15th beginning at 12:15 pm in the Staskunas Activity Center/Gym. Classroom level competitions have been finalized, and parents have been notified if their student will be competing. Parents are welcome to attend the competition.

H♥ART – Highlighted ART!

New works of art has been added to the office display. Stop by to see: “Kandinsky’s Lines” by Tenley Gould (K), “Leaf Composition” by Daisy Barron (1), Warm & Cool Colored Symmetrical Butterfly on a Learf" by Donovan Blattner (3), "Poinsettia Painted" by Lily Contreras (3), "Butterfly with Extended Design" by Jack Polzin (4), "Stary NIght Over Bethlehem" by James Schulze (4). "Multi-Print Block Prints with Color" by Lilly Reinl (6), and "Overlapping Blind Contour & Cross Contour Drawing" by Izzy Trimberger (8). Congratulations to all our fine artists on being chosen for this display!

Box Tops for Education

Thank you to all the families that collect Box Tops for the Box Tops for Education program. We received a check in the amout of $328.80 for the last submission period of March 2 - November 11, 2018. Thank you to the Janovetz family for preparing the Box Tops to be submitted!

Math and Spelling Knowledge Contest Grades 5 - 8

The Knights of Columbus Council #722 of Sheboygan invites interested Sheboygan area students in grades 5 through 8 to participate in the annual Math and Spelling Knowledge Contest. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Van Treeck Hall in the lower level of St. Peter Claver Church located at 1444 South 11th Street (corner of South 11th and Clara Avenue). Registration will begin at 8:45 am and the contest will begin promptly at 9:00 am. The math test will be given first and the spelling test will follow at approximately 9:45 am. The tests will be completed by 10:15 am and parents are asked to pick up the students by this time. If your child is interested in competing, please email the school office by Thursday, January 24th.

Home & School - CCA Culver's Family Day

CCA Culver's Family Day is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd. Bring the flyer (found in the Carrier) into any of the 3 Sheboygan Culver's locations anytime on January 23rd and a portion of the sale will be donated to CCA. Please pass this along to family, friends, and co-workers.

Winter Extravaganza 2019

TOMORROW (JANUARY 11th) is the deadline to get your registration forms in for $35/person. After tomorrow tickets will be $40/person. A registration form is available in the carrier today for your convenience. You can also register online at: ONLINE REGISTRATION

Donations/Sponsorships – Now accepting donations and sponsorships for Winter Extravaganza 2019. If you are unsure what to donate, please see the flyer in today’s carrier for some suggestions. If you or someone you know is a business owner and would be interested in being a sponsor for Winter Extravaganza 2019, please see the opportunities available in today’s carrier.

BASKET DONATIONS/EXPENSE DONATIONS – In the next couple of weeks you will notice at all three parishes there will be mason jars with different items that can be donated to create baskets and also several options to cover certain expenses. Please feel free to grab as many of these sticks from the jar and return the sticks with the donated items to the school office by Friday, January 25th.

BOOZE DONATIONS NEEDED – We will be having a Booze Wagon Raffle this year at Winter Extravaganza. We are looking for donations of any type of liquor to fill a wagon (or two). Please turn these donations into the school office now through February 8th.

CHOCOLATE BAR RAFFLE – DONOR NEEDED – Every year we have a Seroogy’s chocolate bar raffle at Winter Extravaganza and this year is no different. For those not familiar, you purchase a Seroogy’s chocolate bar for $5 and there is a number on the bottom of each bar. The number is associated with a “prize” – some big, some small. This is a VERY popular raffle. The prizes are all donated items and for the last several years we also had a donor for the chocolate bars but we do not have one so far this year. The cost for the chocolate bars is $288.00. If you are interested in donating, please contact Molly Oehldrich at or call/text (920) 980-7385. Thank you!

ALUMNI – Calling all Alumni to volunteer on the night of Winter Extravaganza. If you are interested, please email Molly Oehldrich at by Friday, January 25th.

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.


Students in grades K-2 will participate in MAP testing January 14-17. MAP stands for Measurement of Academic Progress and accesses students in Math and Reading. Results of these tests will shared in the following weeks.

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.

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.

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.


The next Bingo is on Sunday, January 20thGrades 3K, 4K, and Kindergarten 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.


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 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

“Parenting with Patience (…and Prayer!”)

A seven-week Christian parenting class focused on using positive reinforcement to encourage compliance and respectful behavior will begin Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The class will be held at Trinity Lutheran Ministry Center and will be held for seven consecutive Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm. The class will focus on learning and practicing parenting skills such as rewards and privileges, ignoring, time-out, removal of privileges, communication, household chores, allowances, building self-esteem and responsibility, compliance and much more! The class will be taught by Dr. Darlene Mech, Licensed Psychologist and pastor’s wife. Please contact her for more information: 451-3141 or .

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

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


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

29 - Catholic Schools Week Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church (Hosted by Seton), 9:30 am

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).

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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.

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