Eagle Express 1/26/22



Eagle Express Newsletter

January 26, 2022



From the Office

Dear Parents,

Next week is Catholic Schools Week! Every day has a special dress and event (slightly revised from the previous schedule):

Sunday – School Uniform – come to 10:15 Holy Mass, and to the Open House at school from 11:30-1:00

Monday – Mismatch Day

Tuesday – Comfy Cozy Day

Wednesday – “When I Grow Up”

Thursday – Dress Up for Jesus (or school uniforms, no jeans) 
Friday – Support Your Team

See the revised Catholic Schools Week schedule linked below or the Google Calendar for a full week of events!

All of our families are invited to attend our kick-off to Catholic School Week Holy Mass & Open House this Sunday, January 30th! Holy Mass is 10:15 AM, and the Open House is  11:30-1:00. Invite your friends who are interested in IHM School!  There are no events or food this year, but the classrooms are open and there are tours for new parents! 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!

The IHM Benefit Dinner & Dance is this Friday! If you can’t make the dinner, you can still support IHM Church and School by bidding on the Silent Auction here: ihmbenefit.givesmart.com!

This week is halfway through the Trimester, so a good time for Middle School parents to log into FACTs and check grades. Midterm reports will also be emailed to you later this week.

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

  • The IHM federal tax ID number is 39-0828125
  • CURRENT ECE & 4K students: Please fill out the survey found here about your plans for the 2022-2023 school year, as well as for summer 2022: https://forms.gle/zDqomonaQEnGScku9.  Please complete even if you are undecided, or your child will not return to IHM for the Fall. Complete this form before Feb. 16th to get priority for a spot in your preferred class.
  • Do you have a child at home who you want at IHM next fall? You need to fill out an application for them, to get them into our system! Log into your FACTs Family Portal, click Apply/Enroll in the menu, then Application (New Student), and click to open the application! Apply before Feb. 16th to ensure their space in the class! If your child already attends IHM school at any level, please do NOT fill out an application. See directions for Current ECE & 4K students above, or re-enrollment below!
  • Re-enrollment: For current  ECE and K-7 students, IHM School will assume that your child will be returning for the 22-23 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. Please fill out this form if you wish to withdraw for next Fall: https://immaculateheartmonona.wufoo.com/forms/q1wzn5tt0xry2sy/.  After Feb. 10th, the enrollment fee for all families increases to $200 ($100 refunded after the school year begins).
  • Masks at IHM are mandatory until March 1st, after that they will be optional but highly recommended, unless the County Mandate changes, or the Covid situation changes. Please note that he Monona Grove 4K students will need to follow the policy of the Monona Grove School District regarding masking. All staff with 4K will also be masked.
  • Staff and students should not come to school if they have or develop:

1 or more of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever (or chills) above 100.4 within 24 hours, new loss of taste or smell, *Vomiting and/or Diarrhea* – is not a very common sign of COVID -19 but exclusion is advised until able to tolerate your normal diet 24 hrs after vomiting/diarrhea stopped.
2 or more of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

Congestion or runny nose, nausea, headache, fatigue, muscle or body aches, sore throat
If a student has 1 or more of the symptoms in the 1st list, or 2 or more of the symptoms in the second list, they should stay home until they are symptom-free without medication for 24-hours OR if they have a negative Covid test 5-7 days after symptoms start. Let us know if you have any questions, and thank you for keeping everyone healthy and safe!

  • Keep students home if anyone in the home has any symptoms, including adults
    Keep students home if they have been exposed and you are awaiting test results, even if they have no symptoms.
  • Let the school office know the situation at your home: if your child has symptoms, if they were exposed to a positive covid case, if you are waiting for test results, or if they are Covid positive, AND the exact dates for those items. Don’t wait for us to ask!
  • Let the IHM School office determine that day your children can return, and adhere to that date.
  •  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!  If you add a name to the bottom of the order, where it says “Name if applicable,” it will add your that name to the piece of clothing. Please note that personalized items cannot be returned, so make sure your sizing is correct.


Thank You

Thank you to Sr. Sue and the Student Council for organizing Candy Grams again this year! See your child’s take home folder for more information! Sr. Sue could use donations of individually-wrapped Valentine’s candies. Thanks to you, too!


HSA News

Read here each week to see why you need to Shop With SCRIP! This week’s SCRIP spotlight: coffee. Starbucks is 4.5%, Dunkin is 2.5% e-gift or 3% physical, Kwik Trip is 4%. All rebates are split half to your FACTS  account, half to the school. When you order from the website or app, you pick e-gift or physical. You can reload your cards on the app or website. Also watch for BONUS time when the % rebates are increased. E-cards and reloads are typically available in one minute in your app (or online) wallet.

As a reminder, anyone who purchases SCRIP in January, regardless of your purchase amount, will automatically be entered into the January SCRIP drawing to win a $50 gift card of your choice.  There are typically less than 20 school families in the drawing, so your odds are pretty good.  The RaiseRight App makes ordering SCRIP super quick and easy; email scripihm@gmail.com if you’d like assistance setting up or navigating this app on your phone. 


IHM Basketball Schedule

Saturday, January 29

8:00     8th Grade Girls at IHM

9:15     7th Grade Boys at St. Maria Goretti

10:30   8th Grade Girls at IHM

12:00    6th Grade Boys at Sacred Hearts


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

February Menu

Revised Catholic Schools Week Schedule

St. Ambrose Open House Flyer (pertains to 8th Grade families)

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

Candy Grams


Did You Know?

 You can deduct your Private School tuition (including IHM!) from your taxes! Find the needed form here: https://www.revenue.wi.gov/TaxForms2021/2021-SchedulePSf.pd