Eagle Express 10/11/23

Eagle Express Newsletter

October 11, 2023

From the Office

Dear Parents,

The days are beautiful, but getting cooler. Students will be outside as much as possible, so please make sure to send your child with appropriate outdoor wear for the weather for the full day, every day. Remember to label all outdoor clothing with your child’s name. If you need help getting outdoor gear for your family, please let us know – we have resources! Students can wear shorts and skirts without tights or leggings until Nov. 1st, if the weather is appropriate. After that long pants and tights/leggings under skirts are required until April 1st.

This week is the middle of the Trimester! Grades for Middle School students are all updated, remember to check FACTs for their mid-term grades this week!

Next week Wednesday, October 18th at 8:30 AM, we will be conducting an Evacuation Drill (required by state law), where the classes walk to a designated meeting place off campus. ECE-2nd grade to MG District Office (Nichols Bldg.), Grades 3-5 to Winnequah School, and Grades 6-8 to MG High School. Please rest assured that we will be mindful when communicating to students about the drill that there are many reasons that students may need to leave the building safely – such as a gas leak, water main break, etc. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Faith Formation tonight is Catechesis Night at IHM in Marian Hall at 6pm.  Our speaker will be Marc Laudonio.  His topic will be ‘What’s the big deal with going to church?! A discussion on the what, who, and why of the Liturgy.” All are invited!

Catholic schools provide a firm foundation for your child’s growth and development. Pray for a year filled with faith and learning. Let’s be a community of service to each other and to our world. On behalf of Father Chad, Father Bill, Father Mark, and the teachers and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary School, God bless you for choosing Immaculate Heart of Mary School!

Peace & Blessings,

Callie Meiller, Principal

Office Reminders

Picture Retake day is Tuesday, October 17, from 8:30-10:30.  We want pictures of everyone for our yearbook, even if you don’t buy a package! If your child was sick on photo day, or did not have their photo taken (photos are for all IHM students, including 4K wrapaound!), inform your child or their teacher that you want their picture retaken. If you have questions or concerns about your photos, please contact Empire directly at: customerservice@empirephotos.com.

IHM Illness Policy:

COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 Communicable Disease/Illness 

Check your student for symptoms daily before school:

  • Fever (100° or higher), chills, or shaking chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  • Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nausea or vomiting, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Headache, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies), when in combination with other symptom
    *Vomiting and fever may or may not be associated with COVID-19. If your student is experiencing only one of these symptoms, they may return to school once the symptom has resolved after 24 hours without the use of medications.

If one or more of these symptoms are present, please keep the student home. The CDC  recommends testing for COVID-19 with a PCR test or rapid antigen test (home test or administered at a pharmacy or clinic). Please contact the school to report illness and absence, and test results.

Please also keep students with these symptoms home:

  • Fever or chills (without other symptoms):  Check temperature with a thermometer. If the temperature is 100 or higher, keep the student home until their temperature remains lower than 100 for at least 24 hours without giving fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea (without other symptoms) within the last 24 hours. Keep the student home until they tolerate their regular diet and there is no nausea/vomiting/diarrhea for at least 24 hours.
  • A rash or communicable infection (such as pink eye, strep throat, mono etc.) Keep the student home from school and call your health care provider for further medical evaluation.

Students can return to school when their symptoms have cleared, according to the guidelines above.

Thank You

Thank you to all who donated to the Koats for Kids campaign, and the Mrs. KW and the 5th grade for organizing the collection!

We collected:

59 coats,

39 pairs of mittens,

63 hats,

17 pairs of snowpants,

9 scarves,

3 pairs of socks,

1 pair of shoes,

and 1 pair of rainboots,

for a total of 192 items!

EdCo (Educational Commission) News       edco@ihm-school.org

If you would like to donate gently used uniform items to IHM’s used uniform store, the Eagle’s Nest, please put them in the barrels outside the front office.  If you would like to earn store credit, please include your first and last name on or in the bag.

Support IHM’s Washington DC Trip by Shopping for Tiny Saints!

Did you know? October is Fundraiser Month at Tiny Saints, and this year, you can support IHM’s DC trip by shopping for these super-sweet Catholic charms and gifts! Simply visit www.tinysaints.com and fill your cart with all your favorites; then, at checkout, use the “Choose a Fundraiser” dropdown to select Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School (Monona, WI). A portion of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to IHM. These make wonderful Christmas, All Saints Day, and birthday gifts. Please contact Sammy Bock or EdCo with any questions! See the flyer linked below for more details.

The annual IHM Trunk or Treat event will take place on Friday, October 27th from 5-7:30pm in the IHM parking Lot.   Please bring chairs or blankets and please click this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E49ACAD23A1FF2-44798041-ihmtrunk if you would like to decorate your trunk, bring a food item or sign up to help with the event (all are optional). 

IHM Volleyball

Friday, Oct. 13

5:00     8th Grade Girls at Blessed Sacrament

Saturday, Oct. 14

11:00     5/6th Grade GREEN at Country Day

11:00     5/6th Grade WHITE at Queen of Peace

Sunday, Oct. 15

3:00     8th Grade Girls at St. Dennis

Go Eagles!

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

Tiny Saints DC Fundraiser

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

Nothing this week

Did You Know?

The IHM Storybook Theater (formerly Prairie Fire Theater) experience is coming soon! Watch the Eagle Express for more details on this exciting opportunity for our students to participate in a production of “Rapunzel!”