Christ Child Academy Newsletter

January 30, 2020

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

Hello CCA Parents,

What a wonderful week of fun activities at CCA celebrating Catholic Schools Week. The students enjoyed pajama day, western day, and tomorrow is beach day with a parent pizza lunch. All parents are welcome to come and eat lunch on their beach towel with their child(ren). On Tuesday, the three local Catholic schools gathered to celebrate Mass together at St. John the Baptist. Our students looked sharp in their Mass day attire and represented CCA in an awesome way! Great Job! On Wednesday, the students made Easter crafts and cards for Project Angel Hugs to send to children with cancer. Today, the 8th graders served the teachers and staff an awesome lasanga lunch in the library to show their appreciation for these amazing people. We are blessed with the staff at CCA!

A HUGE Thank You to the many parents and students who helped at our Catholic Schools Weekend Masses last weekend. Thank you to Erin Hutton and Sarah Landgraf for organizing all the church socials.

The 100th Day of school is Friday, February 7th!

No Carrier today.

2020-2021 Registration Information

The 2020-2021 CCA registration packets were sent in the Carrier last week. Current parents have until March 6, 2020 to reserve their placement at CCA. After this date, we will open registrations to all new families on a first come, first serve basis. We are once again offering an Early Registration Discount for all families who register by March 6, 2020. I encourage all families to take advantage of this tuition discount! Also, please make sure to fill out the registration form completely!

Please take advantage of our Student Referral Program! Download the forms below. Your family receives $100 off your tuition for each new student you refer to CCA. The new family ALSO gets $100 off for each student referred. See program handout for full details.

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending January 24.

Kindergarten – Houston Stubbe 1st Grade – Tenley Gould

2nd Grade – Sophia De La Cruz-Wagner 3rd Grade – Matthew Kolar

4th Grade – Rocky Richter 5th Grade – Taelor Baker

Student Service Council Valentine Candy Gram Sale is underway

In the last Carrier there were order forms to purchase Valentine Candy Grams for friends, teachers, or classmates. Please complete one form per Candy Gram. If needed, more order forms are available in the school office. The valentines are $1.00 each and will be delivered by Student Council on Thursday, February 13th. When filling out the forms, include first & last names, along with the grade. Please return orders by Friday, February 8th. Cut out all completed forms before turning them in along with payment! Thank you!

Birth Announcement

Congratulations to parents Joel and Brenda Pence on the birth of their son, Collin James, on January 22. Collin is welcomed home by his siblings Owen (4th), Natalie (2nd), Logan (4K), and Cameron.

Optional Parent-Teacher Conferences

Optional Parent-Teacher Conferences are available for Wednesday, February 12th from 2:30 – 5:00 pm. If you would like to schedule a conference, please contact your child’s teacher to set-up a conference time slot. You will be notified if your child’s teacher requests a conference.

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

Parenting in the 21st Century

How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers

Here is a great article that explains the affects of social media on children. Click below to download and read.

Winter Extravaganza 2020

Winter Extravaganza tickets are now $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

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

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


7 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Gr. Desserts

12 - Semester 2 Conferences (Optional), 2:30 – 5:00 pm

13–16 - CCA 5/6 Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball Tournament

14 - No School – Teacher In-Service

17 - No School (a third snow day if needed would be made up on February 17)

20 - Mid-Quarter 3

22 - Winter Extravaganza

26 - Ash Wednesday

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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