Eagle Express 1/13/21

From the Office

Dear Parents,

“Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” is the theme of this year’s Catholic School Week, starting on January 31st. A schedule of all the week’s special activities is linked below – make sure to look at it carefully, there are special things happening every day. There will be a kick-off Mass at 10:15 on the 31st.  Please consider attending this mass and open house to be a visible “Thank You” to the parish that supports our school, students can wear their uniforms! Grades K-8 will find a Catholic Schools Week worksheet in their backpack today! Please complete, color, and send back to school by next Thursday, January 21st to be displayed during Catholic Schools Week!
Application (for new students, including siblings) and Re-Enrollment (for current students) is beginning!  Please spread the news to anyone you know who may be interested in IHM School. Also view or share our Early Childhood Flow Chart, and the ECE flyer, linked below, to help you decide where your 3-4-5 year old fits best at IHM. 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)!  

Application is for students that are totally new to IHM, including siblings of current students.

  • See the Application FAQ attached for the link to the application, and more information.
  • Priority Application  for current IHM families and IHM parishioners starts today, Wednesday Jan. 13th and goes through Feb. 10th. After that date, application is open to the public, and it is first-come, first-serve. So make sure to apply before Feb. 10th!

Re-Enrollment is for all current IHM students who will be continuing for the 21-22 School Year, at any level. The forms are not yet available, but we will share the link in the Eagle Express when they are.

  • For current  ECE and K-7 students, IHM School will assume that your child will be returning for the 21-22 school year, unless we hear differently from you.  You will be assessed a non-refundable re-enrollment fee of $75 on the Feb. 25th tuition withdrawal unless we hear from you that your plans have changed for next year by Feb. 10th. 
  • See the linked Re-Enrollment letter for more information
  • If you are interested in 4K for the 21-22 School Year, please see the Re-Enrollment letter for detailed instructions.

If you have a child that will be in the Early Childhood, 4K, Kindergarten or Middle School next year, you may be interested in our Virtual Enrollment Events on Sunday, Jan. 31st! There is a flyer linked below, if you are interested in attending, please email secretary@ihm-school.com with the level you would like to attend, and Mrs. Winter will send you the link. 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.

Mrs. Binzak will be putting together a Virtual Talent Show video! Look for the instructions linked below, and think of ways to share your talent with the IHM community!

Catholic Schools provide a firm foundation for the growth and development of your child. Pray for a year filled with faith and learning. Let us be a community of service to one another and to our world.

God Bless,
Callie Meiller, Principal

Office Reminders

  • CDC guidelines have changed.   If a student has been exposed to a positive COVID case, IHM will now require only 10 days of quarantine from school or proof of a negative COVID test taken the 7th day after exposure, as long as the student is totally symptom-free. We will also support families who choose to keep their children home for the full 14 day quarantine, which the CDC recommends is still the safest course of action.
  • 4K Families, you may have heard from the district that there is no school January 19th- 21st. However, because we have already been in-person and have everything in place, IHM will be open on those 3 days with the regular schedule. Please plan to send your 4K student for their usual schedule that week. Please let us know if you have any questions.
  • We are looking for donations of greeting cards/envelopes and small, new Bingo prizes for Catholic Schools Week, coming up a the end of the month. Please send them with your child to drop off in the office. Thank you!
  • If your child is home because they are sick, we encourage them to rest and recover. Teachers would prefer that they not log into their classes if they do not have the materials. Thank you for keeping sick kids home to recover!
  • If your child will be home for more than a few days, you can request virtual learning materials. Teachers need at least 2 school days to prepare materials. Please contact the teacher directly if you need materials.
  •  Use this site to order IHM Spirit Wear: https://ihm.socceretcdirect.com/index.php?route=common/home Click on “School Delivery” under Delivery Method, orders will be delivered to IHM, and we will send them home with your child as soon as we receive them! Quick Tip: If you add your name to the bottom of the order, where it says “Name if applicable,” it will add your child’s name to the piece of clothing.

Thank You

Thank you to our IHM 4th graders! They take out the recycling for the whole building weekly! What a great service!

HSA News

If you like to shop on Amazon, consider using Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com) which is the same as Amazon – however, on Amazon Smile, you can designate Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (Monona) as your charity. A portion of your purchases through Amazon Smile will be donated to IHM. This is a very simple way to support our school and parish!

Did You Know?

If you are trying to determine the best IHM Early Childhood Program for your family, check out the handy-dandy flow chart that is linked below! Please share it with anyone else who might need the information!

This week’s links

Re-Enrollment Letter for current students

Application FAQ for new students, including siblings

Catholic Schools Week Schedule & Second Harvest Food Bank Most Needed Donations

Virtual Open House Flyer

Early Childhood flow chart

Early Childhood Education Info Flyer

Open Enrollment Brochure for 4K

Tyrol Basin Field Trip Permission Slip (Grades 6-8) – Also in hard copy

River Rink Field Trip Permission Slip (Grades 1-5) – Also in hard copy

Talent Show Flyer

Hard Copies (in your child’s folder or backpack)

Catholic Schools Week Worksheet

Tyrol Basin Field Trip Permission Slip (Grades 6-8) – Also linked above PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HARD COPY HAS THE WRONG DATE – THE TRIP IS THURSDAY, FEB. 4

River Rink Field Trip Permission Slip (Grades 1-5) – Also linked above – PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HARD COPY HAS THE WRONG DATE – THE TRIP IS MONDAY, FEB. 1