Christ Child Academy Newsletter

October 24, 2019

From the Desk of Mr. Ruedinger

Please keep in mind there is no school on Friday, October 25. The school office is closed when there is no school.

Parent Teacher conferences will continue today and Monday. Students are encouraged to attend and participate in conferences. Having the teachers, parents, and students on the same page regarding past performance and future expectations is a recipe for success. Thank you for supporting our school and teachers.

The Halloween Ball will be held tomorrow, Friday, October 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Staskunas Activity Center/Gym.

The CCA students and staff will be having a school-wide picture taken on Wednesday, October 30th. The students and staff are to dress in "All Black" and will form a cross on the gym floor and bleachers. We look forward to sharing this picture with all the families in the coming weeks. It should be fun!

On Thursday, October 31, we will be hosting our Halloween Parade after lunch. We look forward to seeing all the student's school-appropriate costumes as they parade through the halls of CCA. Please see the Halloween guidelines in today's Carrier.

Next week we will have two Masses. Our regularly scheduled school Mass on Tuesday and then our All Saint's Day Mass on Friday, November 1 at 8:30 am. All are welcome.

Carrier Insets:

  • 8th Grade Poinsettia & Greenery Sale Flyer
  • Dekker Hoops Little Tykes Basketball Camp - Grades 3K - 2
  • Halloween Costume Guidelines - Grades K - 8
  • November Hot Lunch Menu
  • Tri- Parish Bulletins

Parenting in the 21st Century

The Role of Parents in Athletics

A successful experience for the athlete involves the communication triangle between the parent, athlete, and coach. If handled correctly with both parent and coach working together for the benefit of the athlete, the athletic experience can be extremely positive. Parents must also realize and be aware that there is a delicate line between support/encouragement and interference. Everyone in the process, coaches and parents alike, must always remember that kid’s needs come first.

Congratulations Totally Terrific Recipients

Totally Terrific Recipients for the week ending October 18.

Kindergarten – Maggie Shircel 1st Grade – Nora Weber 2nd Grade – Antonio Stauber

3rd Grade – Sam Polzin 4th Grade – Simone Upstill 5th Grade – Cecelia Richter

Congratulations CCA Volleyball Team

Congratulations to the CCA volleyball team for receiving an invite to the Seton Volleyball Tournament (equivalent to the Padre Tournament in basketball). Their first match will be on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 pm at Center Court in Waukesha.
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A BIG THANK YOU to Declan's daddy (Cal Hughes) for coming in to talk the 4K preschool class about fire safety last week Thursday! We sure learned a lot! We especially liked seeing your mask and touching your clothes! Thank you for your bravery and helping us stay safe! You are, truly, one of God's special helpers!

God Bless You!

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Kindergarten visited Whispering Orchards last week Friday

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Grade 3 received dictionaries and book marks from the Sheboygan Elks Lodge #299.

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Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences for K - 8

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences for K - 8 will finish up on Monday, October 28 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Students are strongly encouraged to attend with their parents and participate in their conference(s). We look forward to 100% attendance as we have in the past!

Scholastic Book Fair

The Book Fair will finish up on Monday October 28 from 3:30-5:00. Cash or check accepted only. Book orders can also be made online at

"Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader" -Margaret Fuller

Upcoming Safeguarding All of God's Family Training Session

The goal of the Safeguarding All of God's Family program is to protect our children and all in the church family from abuse and related dangers. Every priest, deacon, parish or school staff member, teacher and lay minister that is employed by a parish or school and any volunteer working with minors or the elderly in our archdiocese is required to meet this training requirement:

St. John the Baptist Parish in Plymouth, WI will be hosting a “Safeguarding All of God’s Family” Training Session. If you have not previously been trained, now is a great time to attend a session.

Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00 pm in the St. John the Baptist School Library park in the Plymouth Street parking lot - enter at the "School Library" doors near the playground

115 Plymouth Street, Plymouth, WI

Register for this training at

The Sunday Experience Program Child Care Assistant Needed

The Sheboygan South Catholic Parishes are seeking to hire someone to assist with child care on Sundays between 8:30 and 10:30 am to support the new Sunday Experience Program.

Safeguard certification and background check required. Send resume to OR contact Margaret Ausloos: 920-457-1077 ext.113.

CCA 5th - 8th Grade Mandatory Basketball Meeting

There will be a mandatory CCA 5th - 8th grade basketball meeting for parents/players/coaches on Tuesday, October 29 at 5:15 pm in Staskunas Activity Center/Gym. Anyone interested in playing should attend. If you have any questions, please contact Nick Reinl at

Bullying Awareness Month

October is Bullying Awareness Month. This special month serves as a reminder that bullying prevention must be addressed. This year I would like to have students take an active stance towards focusing on this important topic. Each week we will have a theme with a corresponding dress up days. My reasoning behind selecting a weekly theme is to have the students be more engaged in the topic. I hope you encourage your students to participate! Thank you, Mrs. Lampe, School Counselor

October 30- "Make bullying disappear" by wearing all black

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Christ Child Academy has three students who are members of the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony. The students include Matthew Duszynski, Samantha Kolar and Sarah Visser. If you have the opportunity, please check out one of their performances!


Winter Extravaganza is set for Saturday, February 22, 2020 and will be held at the Village at 170, Kohler. We hope that everyone has this date marked on their calendars and are planning to attend. The event is open to the public, so gather your friends and family and get ready for a good time! We are looking for some additional people to join our planning committee. If you are interested, please email the Development Director at:

Invitations and Reservation forms will be sent home in the next carrier.

We are also looking for parents to assist the teaching staff in creating one of a kind "baskets" for our auction. Each grade will be creating a personalized themed basket and these parents would be in charge of assisting with ideas, gathering items, ordering supplies, setting up personalization time with the teacher, etc. If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, sign up before November 15th. Classroom Representative Sign Up

Accreditation Self-Study Update

During this school year, the teachers and staff at CCA will be going through an accreditation self-study in preparation for the official accreditation visit during the Fall of 2020. This process involves the reflection and evaluation of all the policies and programs at Christ Child Academy and will provide a road map of goals to strive for during the next seven years. We look forward to your feedback during the year as an integral part of our school improvement.


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

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 now through the end of DECEMBER and they will give CCA 10% back! Mention that you want your purchase to go to Christ Child Academy/Team F! 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


24 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 7:00 pm

25 - No School

28 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

29 - CCA Basketball Parent/Player/Coach Meeting, 5:15 pm in the Gym

30 - All School Picture for students and staff. Wear All Black.

30 - Picture Retake Day


1 - SPC Fish Fry – 8th Grade Desserts

8 - End of Quarter 1

11 - Quarter 2 Begins

14 - Quarter 1 Report Cards Issued – Grades 1 - 8

17 - CCA Bingo, Staskunas Activity Center/Gym

27- Early Release at 1:00 pm (with busing)

28 & 29 - No School – Thanksgiving Break

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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