Christ Child Academy Newsletter

September 20, 2018

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

As the weather begins to feel like Fall, we look forward to everything that this beautiful season offers such as warm days, cool nights, and the leaves turning color. Another tradition of this season is the CCA Volleyball Tournament, which is this weekend on Friday night and all day Saturday. Come out and cheer on the teams and grab a bite to eat.

Our first weekly carrier will be coming home today! There are many items in this carrier and are listed below. Please review the contents tonight and return the signed carrier on Friday.

Carrier Inserts

Return the Carriers on Friday!

  • 4-H Open House - Grades 1 - 3
  • CCA 2017-2018 Annual Fund Appeal Report
  • CCA 2018-2019 Annual Fund Appeal Letter and Name Request Form
  • CCA Family Directory 2018-2019
  • Food Day Sign-up Form - Grades K - 8
  • Girls STEM Day Conference Brochure - Grades 6 - 8 (Girls)
  • October Hot Lunch Menu
  • Roncalli Sports Pass
  • YMCA Youth Basketball - Grades 1 - 6
  • South Jr. Redwings Boys Basketball Program Flyer - Grades 3 - 8 (Boys)
  • Weekend Food Bags Form

Picture Day Proofs

Today in the carrier, please find the proof sheet from Harmann Studios which includes a preview of two proofs; choose one and return the order form with your payment by Thursday, September 27. Make checks payable to: “Harmann Studios. If need be, picture retake day is Wednesday, October 24.

CCA Volleyball Tournament

The CCA 7/8 Volleyball Tournament begins this Friday night and continues all day Saturday. Come out and support our CCA team! The Student Service Council will be hosting a Fall Sports Pep Rally, to recognize the cross country and volleyball teams, this Friday at 2:15 pm in the gym.

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending September 13.

Kindergarten – Simon Van Asten 1st Grade – Eliana Rios 2nd Grade – Sam Polzin

3rd Grade – Owen Pence 4th Grade – Brogan McDonough 5th Grade – Nolan Groh

Faye's Pizza Sale - Last Call!

The Faye’s pizzas sale has begun! Faye’s Pizza orders and money are due Friday, September 21st. The pick-up date is Wednesday, October 10th with pick up at 2:00 – 3:30 pm in the gym. The money made on the pizza sale assists in covering the cost of bussing, field trips, Camp Y-Koda, and many more items. Your cooperation will assist in keeping your out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum. SELL! SELL! SELL!

This is also a great opportunity for families to get started on their 20 volunteer hours. We need parents and grandparents to help sort and organize the orders on Wednesday, October 10th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. If you are available, please email or call/text Sarah Richter at or (920) 287-5552.

MAP Testing

MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing will begin Monday, September 24th and continue through Friday, September 28th. 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-8 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.

National Walk to School Day

National Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 10. We will meet at 7:15 am in the parking lot of Lakeshore Lanes, located at 2519 South Business Dr. We will gather for juice and bakery and then all walk together to school at 7:30 am. Wear your school colors and make a cool sign (for example “CCA Walks to School”). Let’s all walk together that day and show our support for CCA!

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.

The Calendar Raffles will be distributed to all families by the end of September.

2018 Annual Fund Appeal

The 2018 Annual Fund Appeal will be kicking off in November. This is the fourth annual fund appeal for Christ Child Academy and our goal for this year is $75,000. Monies raised help enrich programs, technology, academics, arts, and help us to keep tuition reasonably affordable.

Each year, we provide parents an option to add additional addresses of family and friends to the mailing list of the annual fund appeal. In the carrier today is a hard copy of the letter along with the form to be completed and submitted to the school office. or you may download it below. Look for your 2018 Annual Fund Appeal letter to arrive in November. Donations are accepted through June 30, 2019.

Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Animals / Pets

During drop off and pick up, please leave your pets in the vehicle. Due to student allergies, fear of animals, and insurance liability, this creates an unsafe environment which can be avoided. Thank you for adhering to this school policy. This also applies to preschool pick up at 11:15 am.

Drop Off

When dropping off your students in the morning, there are two options. One is to drive up on the school-side of Henry Street and have your child exit the vehicle in a quick manner as to not cause a back-up of cars. The second option is to park in the church parking lot and walk your child into school. All preschool parents should be parking in the parking lot, not on the street. We would prefer parents do not park on the street and then walk your child across the traffic in the morning.

Pick Up

After school, students in grades K-5 are dismissed through the church doors and are to wait for parents to walk them to their vehicles. These students are not to be walking through the parking lot without a parent or older sibling in middle school. Students in grades 6-8 are dismissed out the middle school doors and may be picked up on the school-side of Henry Street or they may walk down toward the church parking lot to secure a ride. We discourage parents from parking across Henry Street and having their child walk across traffic at this time of day. This creates an unsafe situation and places students in danger.

Church Doors Locked at 8:35 am

During school Mass days, the church doors will be locked at 8:35 am to create a safe environment for our students and parents. A church leader will sit by the entrances during Mass to allow access for people arriving after this time. Mass begins at 8:25 am.

Reporting Absences, Appointments, or Sickness

To ensure the maximum efficiency in our school office, please email Judy regarding questions you may have after reading the weekly newsletter and checking the school website. When reporting absences, appointments/early release or pick-up changes, please email the homeroom teacher and Judy. Please limit phone calls to timely matters. Judy -

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.

Coats For Kids

The Christ Child Academy Student Service Council will once again be collecting coats for the Annual Coats for Kids Drive. Any gently used coats, hats, gloves, boots, or scarves can be dropped off in the barrel at the school’s main entrance, now through October 31st. What a great way to help those in our community and teach our children the goodness of giving. Thanks for your support!

The Development Committee

The Development Committee is in charge of many important events and fundraising opportunities.

  • Calendar Raffle (Runs late September through End of December)
  • Bingo (one per month)
  • Annual Fund Appeal (October - September)
  • Donor Appreciation Night (October - TBD)
  • Winter Extravaganza (February 23, 2019)
  • Honors Mass & Breakfast (June 2019)
  • Golf Outing (June 2019 - TBD)

BINGO Help Needed

Our first CCA BINGO of the school year is Sunday, October 21. Please use the BINGO link to signup to help out. BINGO SIGN-UP

School Mass Attire

Students are to wear their CCA polo shirts with the logo along with dress or Khaki pants or a skirt for the girls. Polo shirts are to be tucked in for both boys and girls. 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.

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!

Attention All CCA Campers

Please join our CCA family for a fun-filled weekend at the annual CCA Camp Outing held at Kohler Andre State Park (park sticker required) on September 28 - 30. Rain or shine, camping or not, please come enjoy the camaraderie. Bring your own refreshments and an optional snack to share. If you are not a camper, stop out during the weekend for a visit. It is an excellent time for new families to get to know other school families. If there are two high school students that would like to run the children's games for two hours late Saturday afternoon, please let us know! They will earn some volunteer hours. So grab some chairs, a cooler full of drinks, marshmallows and join the fun! If you have any questions, please email Nick Reinl at

Donations needed for our STEAM program

Throughout the school year, we will be in need of donations of the following items to support our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program at all levels. We will let you know when to begin dropping these off at school. Please start collecting these items.

1. Newspapers

2. Milk Jugs

3. 2 Liter pop bottles

4. Pringles cans

5. Cardboard tubes (wrapping paper, toilet paper, paper towels)

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

Jr. Redwings Cheer

Did you miss the Junior Redwing Cheer registration? No need to worry, you still have time! Registration will be open online until October 19th.


The application for the 2nd round of safety grants was submitted on August 30th. Safety items included in this proposed grant include a new phone system which would allow for school-wide safety alerts to go over the PA system, upgrading the security and window quality of the doors leading into the church, a new main entry monitoring system, and classroom Safe-Latches to improve the efficiency of a possible lock down situation.

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

Sept. 21-22 - CCA Volleyball Tournament

Sept. 24-28 - MAP Testing

Oct. 2 - Mid-Quarter 1

Oct. 4 & 5 - No School – Teacher In-service

Oct. 5 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Grade Desserts

Oct. 17 - 12:30 pm Early Release (No pm bus)

Oct. 17 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 12:45 – 5:00 pm

Oct. 18 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 7:00 pm

Oct. 19 - No School

Oct. 21 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

Oct. 22 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Oct. 24 - Picture Retake Day

Big picture

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:


To get Christ Child Academy text or email reminders and notifications on your phone, join REMIND today! Click here to join.

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.

Substitutes Needed!!

If you like interacting with the kids, and can be flexible. If you enjoy different settings, and different age groups of kids. This is what you have been looking for! We need substitute teachers from Kindergarten through 8th grade. If you are interested, please call Judy Banie in the school office. Qualifications: Current Wisconsin Educator License, OR a Bachelor's Degree, and a Wisconsin Substitute Teacher Permit.

Follow CCA on social media.