Eagle Express 1/08/2020

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! I hope that your holidays were relaxing and fun. We are looking forward to a new year and all the possibilities that it will bring. This week was the feast of the Epiphany, or the Feast of the Three Kings. The story explains how the Magi searched for Jesus and made this search their top priority. Jesus calls us to always search for Him. May we find Jesus in all those we know and meet and the experiences that we will have this year.

Welcome back to our Mrs. Jenna Snider, our PE teacher who is back from maternity leave for the afternoons until the end of this school year. Mrs. Kuechle will  continue to be the PE teacher in the mornings until then. Mrs. Lipski, our 4th grade teacher, is recovering well from a planned surgery and will be back at the end of January. Mrs. Jenny Teche will be filling in as her long-term substitute until she is fully recovered. Prayers for a quick recovery for Mrs. Lipski!

As most of you know, we are switching most of our processes to the FACTS family of school products.  We are already using FACTS Tuition, and we will eventually be using FACTS for Application and Enrollment (what we used to call Enrollment and Registration), Student Information System, Scholarships, and Emergency Notification. Please be patient with us as we all learn these new processes together! We can expect that there will be growing pains, but we are looking forward to a more streamlined process for our parents and staff in the future!

Application (for new students, including siblings) will be beginning on January 27th, and  Re-Enrollment (for current students) will be shortly after that, as soon as our new online re-enrollment form is ready. Please spread the news to anyone you know who may be interested in IHM School. Parents are our best advertising! Don’t forget to have new families mention that you referred them and collect your $250 referral credit (credited on November tuition)! 

If you have a child that will be in Early Childhood, 4K, Kindergarten, or Middle School next school year please save the date to attend one of our information sessions coming up during the Family Fun Day & Open House on Sunday, January 26th! It is a great way to learn about the programs, and to get your questions answered. Please share that date if you know of a family that is thinking of IHM for one of those classes.  You will find a flyer with more information linked below. You will also find a  a flow chart to help you navigate all of our programs for the Early Childhood students. Let us know if you have questions for yourself, or share the information with someone you know!

In the Spirit of the Epiphany, thank you for making faith and your child’s search for Jesus a priority in your life.  We at IHM School are blessed to share in this ministry with you.  Happy New Year!

Callie Meiller, Principal

Office Reminders

  • It’s not too late to order a DVD of the amazing Christmas Concerts! Please send in your form and payment to the school office by this Friday, January 10th. If you don’t have the form, just send $13 in an envelope marked with your name and “Christmas DVD”.
  • If your 4K-5th grade child receives morning/afternoon milk snack, your FACTS account will be charged $30 for the second half year of milk on January 25th. If you would like to change your child’s milk choice, please contact the office.
  • Basketball fees will also be charged this month. They are $100 per student ($120 for the boys who played with the St. Ambrose team).
  • It is cold and flu season – yuck. If your child has a fever or is vomiting, please keep them home while they have those symptoms and for 24 hours after the symptoms have stopped without medication. Thank you!

Thank You

Many thanks to Mrs. Heidi Walters, our fabulous chef, for her awesome, tasty, homemade lunches day after day!


IHM Eagles Athletics

Saturday, January 11

  • 8:00      5th Grade Girls  at IHM
  • 9:00      8th Grade Girls  at IHM
  • 10:15     5th Grade Boys at IHM

Sunday, January 12

  • 1:00     5th Grade Boys at IHM
  • 3:00      5th Grade Girls at IHM

HSA News

The January HSA Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. See the meeting agenda linked below.
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This week’s links 

This week’s hard copies (in the green folder in your child’s backpack)

  • Gymfinity Field Trip Permission Slip (Grades K-2) also linked below
  • Talent Show Entry Form
  • KC Free Throw Contest Letter & Form (for kids who have turned 9 by Jan. 1, 2020 through 8th grade)
  • IHM Benefit Dinner Invitation