Eagle Express 1/23/19

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

We hope our students enjoyed their unexpected day off yesterday, and that it didn’t cause too much logistical trouble for your family. It looks like our new emergency notification system also worked well, also. Please remember 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. Students kept home due to this parental decision will be considered excused.

Welcome to new 8th grade student Daniel Quandt. Daniel is a familiar face – he attended IHM for 5th grade. We are happy to have him back!

It is half way through the trimester, and we want to remind parents of Middle School students to check their children’s grades in Teacher Ease. Sign in with your account at Teacher Ease (use the email where you get your Eagle Express), or contact me for help!

“Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed” is the theme of this year’s Catholic School Week, starting on January 27th. There will be a kick-off Mass at 10:15 this Sunday, followed by an Family Fun Day & Open House at the school, as well as information sessions about our many programs! Please consider attending this mass and open house to be a visible “Thank You” to the parish that supports our school.

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

Due to the extreme cold temperatures forcasted for next week, we are rescheduling our Middle School skiing Field Trip to Monday, February 4th. We will not change the permisison slip, and will assume your acceptance of the new date unless you contact us!
We could use a few volunteers to help run the events for Catholic Schools Week! Please use this link to see the volunteer opportunities: Catholic Schools Week Volunteer Sign Up. Thanks for your help!
4th – 8th grade families: from now until the end of February there will be a switch in Homework Club teachers. Monday night’s homework club will be with Ms. KW and and Tuesday night’s homework club will be in the Science Lab with Mr. Schnell. If there are any questions please let me know! Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.
Returning families make sure to submit your online enrollment form here: 19-20 IHM Enrollment for next year by Feb. 8th to pay only $50 for enrollment. After Feb. 8th, the registration fee goes up to $200, priority enrollment for current students/parishioners ends and we open our enrollment to families that are not current IHM families.
The IHM federal tax ID number is 39-0828125.

Thank You

Many thanks to Officer Luke Wunsch, the School Resource Officer for MG, for doing our A.L.I.C.E training for the teachers and staff on Friday. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training classes provide preparation and a plan for schools on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. We will send you more information about the training for our school students soon.

IHM Eagles Athletics

Saturday, January 26th

8:00 6th Grade Girls at IHM

10:30 7th Grade Girls at IHM

11:45 7th Grade Girls at IHM

1:30 8th Grade Boys at IHM

HSA News

We would like to remind our K-8th Grade families that the HSA fee that will be charged to Smart Tuition on the February 20th withdrawal. Please see the letter linked below for details.

This week’s links

Catholic Schools Week Menu

Talent Show Invitation

HSA Fee Letter (for grade K-8 only)

Taco Bar Flyer