Eagle Express 1/18/23


Eagle Express Newsletter

January 18, 2023


From the Office

Dear Parents,

Thanks to all who attended our 11th Annual Benefit Dinner & Dance last Friday night! I hope you all had as much fun as I did, and maybe came away with something from the Auction. We will let you know how much the event raised for IHM Parish & School as soon as the final numbers are in! 

Mrs. Walters asked that I remind our parents of our school policy of NO microwaved meals for lunch. Thanks for helping us with this, and sending only lunches that can be eaten cold, or in your own thermos-container. Our hot lunch is always available for a reasonable price for all students, as well. Please make sure to discuss this with your student who may be packing their own lunches.

Please note that a REVISED schedule of Catholic School Week and all the week’s special activities is linked below – make sure to look at it carefully, there are special things happening every day. Please note that the Talent Show is at 6 PM on Thursday, Feb. 2nd.  We need parent volunteers! Please sign up here if you are able to help us for Catholic Schools week: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-catholic.

Because it is the season, we want to let you know what to expect if school needs to close for bad weather. Usually we follow the decision of the Monona Grove School District as to closings. The factors they consider to determine if schools will be CLOSED:

Large amounts of accumulation
Drifting and blowing
Unsafe road conditions throughout the district

If a Wind Child WARNING is issued by the National Weather Service, schools will most likely be closed.
If a Wind Chill WATCH is issued, schools will be open.

A decision to delay or close schools will be made by 6:00 a.m. on school days. Parents who feel the weather conditions pose an undue risk for their child are encouraged to use their own judgment in making a decision whether or not to send your child to school. 

Join us for Faith Formation night, for Prayer and Adoration, tonight in Marian Hall at 6pm. Our speaker will be Deacon Jeff Bond.

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.

Peace & Blessings,

Callie Meiller, Principal

Office Reminders

If your student would like to present an act in the Talent show, click here to let Mrs. Binzak know, and to learn more about the practice times and guidelines: https://forms.gle/awTrAvoUtdz9TccXA. Fill out the form before Friday, January 29th.

Do you have a child at home who you want at IHM next fall? Priority applications are open until Feb. 8th! Log into your FACTs Family Portal, click Apply/Enroll in the menu, then Application (New Student), and click to open the application. Make sure to choose the correct school year – next Fall will be 23-24. After Feb 8th applications are first-come, first-serve and our current families will no longer have priority. Applications are needed ONLY FOR NEW STUDENTS, including SIBLINGS OF CURRENT STUDENTS.

For current ECE and K-7 students, IHM School will assume that your child will be returning for the 23-24 school year, unless we hear differently from you. DO NOT fill out an application for a current student. 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. 8th. After Feb. 8th, the enrollment fee for all families increases to $200 ($100 refunded after the school year begins).

The IHM federal tax ID number is 39-0828125

IHM Middle School (Including current 8th Graders) have to opportunity to participate in Love Begins Here (LBH) on 6/12-15 at St. Joseph, Dodgeville.

Registration for LBH is now OPEN for current 6th-12th graders! LBH provides an opportunity for teens to encounter Jesus Christ through a week of local service lived in a joyful, Catholic community. Historically, our parish has had a waitlist develop so if you are interested, PLEASE register today! If you are interested in a scholarship, please email Rebekah at rscaperlanda@ihmparish.org before you register so that you can get a promo code for the scholarship. To register: https://madisondiocese.org/lbhregistration

IHM Covid Policy is: The first day of symptoms or date of a positive test, whichever comes first, is DAY ZERO. They can return to school on DAY SIX, as long as symptoms are improving and they have been fever-free withough medication for 24 hours, and must mask until DAY TEN. If you need help with the dates, let us know!

Thank You

So many thanks to parent Ashley McGree for running our Eagle’s Nest used uniform store! We appreciate Ashley’s time and talent!

HSA News

Nothing this week!

IHM Basketball

Saturday, January 21st

8:00     8th Grade Boys at IHM

9:15     6th Grade Girls at IHM

10:30     8th Grade Boys at IHM

1:00     6th Grade Girls at St. Francis


Sunday, January 22nd

1:15     8th Grade Boys at St. Dennis

This week’s links (at the bottom of the email)

REVISED Catholic Schools Week Schedule

Tyrol Basin Ski Trip Permission Slip & Instructions (Grades 6-8 only, also in hard copy)

         Grades 6-8 Parents MUST fill out the Tyrol Basin waivers found here: 

         Link: https://shop.tyrolbasin.com/groups/

         The Group Code is: IHM

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

Tyrol Basin Ski Trip Permission Slip & Instructions (Grades 6-8 only, also linked below) 

Did You Know?
 Sister Sue’s second grade class has earned a Pizza Hut pizza party since they had the largest percentage of parent attendance at the Benefit Dinner & Dance! Congratulations, Second Graders!