Christ Child Academy Newsletter

September 27, 2018

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

It is hard to believe next week is October already! The month of September always flies by as students, teachers, and parents adjust to the new routines of school, homework, and carting kids around to all the fall activities.


This week at CCA, the students in grades K-8 were assessed with Maps Testing (Measures of Academic Progress). The results of these tests will be coming home in the coming weeks. On Tuesday, the school held an ALICE Lock down drill to review and practice policies and procedures in the case of an intruder in the building. The students and staff did an excellent job. After the drill, Mrs. Lampe, went to each classroom and debriefed the students and answered any questions that came up during the drill.


Enjoy the fall weather and the beautiful colors that nature provides!


The Carrier will not be sent home today.

No School Due to Teacher Convention

There will be no school next week Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5 due to the teacher convention in Milwaukee.

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending September 21.

Kindergarten – Nora Weber 1st Grade – Daisy Barron 2nd Grade – Connor Spitz

3rd Grade – Simone Upstill 4th Grade – Ella Heronymus 5th Grade – Emma Daharsh

2018 Wisconsin Forward Exam Results

In spring 2018, private schools in the State of Wisconsin were offered the opportunity to replace the Iowa Basic assessment with the WI-Forward exam. Students in grades 3-8 took these assessments in April and below is the data for our school compared to the state's and Sheboygan Area School District's data.
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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 this week.

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) this weekend 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 nick.reinl@larrysco.com.

CCA Polos

CCA Polo shirts must be worn on all field trips unless otherwise stated on the permission slip.

Tidbit Times October 2018

See the below PDF attachment.

Faye's Pizza Sale Pick-up

The Faye's Pizza pick-up date is Wednesday, October 10th with pick up at 2:00 – 3:30 pm in the gym.


This is 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 sarahags05@yahoo.com or (920) 287-5552.

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!

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

Picture Retakes

Picture retake day is Wednesday, October 24. If you have not already done so, please notify the school office if you would like your child's picture retaken.

Save the Date!

Home & School will be hosting a Halloween Party on Friday, October 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Staskunas Activity Center/CCA Gym. More information to follow!

2018 Annual Fund Appeal

The 2018 Annual Fund Appeal for Christ Child Academy will be kicking off in November 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.


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.

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.

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 www.archmil.org 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)

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!

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, binversies@gmail.com 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

CCA Basketball Apparel and Shoe Store

The CCA basketball apparel and shoe store is now open online. Please see the below PDF attachments for ordering information.

Jr. Redwings Boys and Girls Basketball Programs

The Jr. Redwings boys and girls basketball programs sign-up information can be found in the below PDF attachments.

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.

https://sheboygansouthcheer.weebly.com/junior-redwings-cheer

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 www.christchildacademy.com


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

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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 www.landsend.com/school 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:

http://www.landsend.com/pp/SchoolSearch.html?action=landing&selectedSchoolNum=900182692

Join REMIND

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.

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