Christ Child Academy Newsletter

January 2, 2020

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

Happy New Year! Welcome Back!

It was wonderful seeing all the students return to school today after a long Christmas break. The excitement in "air" all day communicated how much the students miss each other and wanted to share their stories with their friends. It felt just like the first day of school.

Thank you to all the parents and parishioners for their donations, volunteering, and support of our CCA Bingo event held on Saturday, December 28th. With your help, we were able to raised a one-day bingo record of $4,722.04. Congratulations!

MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing for grades K - 2 only will be held Monday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 7th. MAP is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child’s academic growth. All students in grades K-2 will be tested to track their academic growth. 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.

No Carrier Today!

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending December 20.

Kindergarten – Cael Heronymus 1st Grade – Tenley Gould 2nd Grade – Antonio Stauber

3rd Grade – Carlee Videtic 4th Grade – Owen Pence 5th Grade – Paige Oehldrich

Home & School - Culver's Night

Please mark your calendars for Home & School - Culver's Night scheduled for Monday, January 20 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Christ Child Academy will received 10% of the sales when customers use the flyers provided. The flyer will be included in next week's Carrier and also can be found attached below.

CCA Dress Code

As we enter into January, please review the CCA Dress Code with your children to ensure everyone is dressed appropriately on both Mass and non-mass days.

Non- Mass Days - students wearing yoga or tight-fitting pants are to have a shirt that covers their buttocks. Sleeveless shirts are also not permitted without a cover-up.

Mass Days - CCA polo shirts are to be worn under any fleece jacket, vest, or sweater. These polos are to be tucked into the pants/skirt during Mass. Yoga pants are not to be worn to Mass.

Parenting in the 21st Century

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Winter Extravaganza 2020

DON'T FORGET that the deadline to get your registration forms in for $40/person is January 10, 2020. After that tickets will be $50/person. Registration forms are available on the website or in the school office. You can also register online at: REGISTER HERE NOW

Donations/Sponsorships – Now accepting donations and sponsorships for Winter Extravaganza 2020. More information is available on the registration link above and will be sent home next week in the carrier. Any questions can be directed to Molly Oehldrich at

BOOZE/WINE DONATIONS NEEDED – We will be having a Booze Wagon Raffle again this year at Winter Extravaganza. We are looking for donations of any type of liquor or wine to fill a wagon (or two). Please turn these donations into the school office now through February 7th.

ALUMNI – Calling all Alumni to volunteer on the night of Winter Extravaganza. If you are interested, please email Molly Oehldrich at by Friday, January 31st.

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

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship - January 5th

When: Sunday, January 5th

Register on site: 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Shooting competition will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Seton Catholic School, 814 Superior Ave, in Sheboygan.

Who: Boys and girls ages 9 to 14.

The contest is free for all participants. Please see the pdf flyer below for more information.

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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.

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.

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

All parents, guardians, and students are welcome to attend the Christ Child Academy Open House on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm and the Christ Child Academy State of the School Celebration on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm. Our Principal, Mark Ruedinger and members of our Governance Board will be present and available to meet with anyone in attendance. We look forward to seeing everyone at these events. Specific details for the events to 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


3 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Gr. Desserts

6 -10 - MAP Testing – Grades – K - 2

16 - Quarter 2 Ends

17 - No School – Teacher In-Service

19 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

20 - Quarter 3 Begins

23 - Quarter 2 Report Cards Issued – Grades 3K - 8

25-31 - Catholic Schools Week

28 - Catholic Schools Week Mass, St. John the Baptist, Plymouth

29 - CCA Open House, 6:00 pm

CCA School Calendar 2019-2020

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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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