Eagle Express 10/12/22


Eagle Express Newsletter

October 12, 2022


From the Office

Dear Parents,

Last Friday’s Holy Mass for the Consecration of Schools with Bishop Hying was such a beautiful experience. IHM was proud to host this very large gathering of all of the Catholic Schools in the Diocese. Thanks so much to the 800+ people who came to the Holy Mass and Procession, and especially to all of those who helped make it happen! If you are interested in seeing photos from the event, please check out our Facebook page.

Prairie Fire Theater is coming soon! I highly encourage you to have your 3rd-8th grade student participate in this fabulous opportunity, even if they have to put other activities aside for the week. See the HSA section and the linked flyer below for more information. Thanks to the HSA for their sponsorship of this fun week! 

Homework Club WILL BE available on Fridays from 3:05-5:00 PM for grades 4-8, starting this week (Mon-Thur is still available). The classroom may change each week, and we will communicate that to students! Parents picking up can come in the back door of the school.

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/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.

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. On behalf of Fr. Chad, 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

  • The IHM Trunk or Treat event will be Friday, October 28th from 5-7pm in the IHM School parking lot. There will be a new and improved fall photo opp, hot cider and chili, and kids pumpkin movie this year!  If it’s cold, we may have some mobile fire pits or heat lamps, please bring chairs or blankets. Sign-up here if you want to decorate your trunk or bring a food item (both are optional): https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a0e49acad23a1ff2-ihmtrunk. There will be blue ribbons for best costume and trunk.  Please also just come as you are and enjoy some community-building.  See the flyer linked below for more details. 
  • Picture Retake day is the morning of Thursday, October 27. If you have questions or concerns about your photo, or wish to ask for a retake, please contact Empire directly at: customerservice@empirephotos.com.
  • The School Office is closed daily from 11:30-12:00 for Mrs. Winter and Mrs. Meiller to eat lunch and supervise the lunchroom. If you are not expected, you may need to wait if you ring the doorbell at the time. If you call, please leave a message. We would appreciate if you are picking up a child for an appointment, to please do do before 11:30 or after 12:00. 

  • Bucky Books are now available for purchase to benefit the IHM Middle School Washinton DC trip! If interested, please email kim.genne@gmail.com. Thank you for your support! 

Thank You

Thank you to all who donated to the Koats for Kids drive! The 5th grade collected: 56 coats, 4 hats, 26 mittens/gloves, 9 scarves, and 2 snow pants. A total of 97 warm winter items for the Koats for Kids campaign! 

HSA News

HSA will be sponsoring Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s Production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” October 31st – November 5th. See attached Parent Letter for all of the details.  There is no cost for your child to participate, but attendance at all assigned rehearsals and performances is required. 

Performances are Friday, Nov 4th at 7pm & Saturday, Nov 5th at 2pm. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. All students, K – 2nd grade, will receive one free ticket to attend.

Register your student(s) here by OCTOBER 24th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKcnwEQ60Fme1JqOwi7lJFvzfi6N2i5gj7mWIkRIHa3B7hyw/viewform

Email Talitha Cushman at tjncushman@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Please use the following links to sign-up for Fish Fry shifts. The sign-ups will remain open until Monday, November 1st at 10 p.m. . Questions can be directed to ihmhsa@gmail.com. 

February 24, 2023 (Dine-in):  https://bit.ly/3UZFwYZ
March 10, 2023 (Dine-in): https://bit.ly/3rrqspl
March 17, 2023 (Drive-thru): https://bit.ly/3SK0HfI

IHM Sports 

Saturday, October 15

8:00-1:00   5/6th Grade Girl’s volleyball at Edgewood High School Tournament

8:00       8th Grade Girl’s Volleyball at St. Dennis

10:00     8th Grade Girl’s Volleyball at St. Dennis

Sunday, October 16

12:00     8th Grade Girl’s Volleyball at St. Dennis

1:00     8th Grade Girl’s Volleyball at St. Dennis

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

Prairie Fire Theater Parent Letter (English and Spanish)

Car Wash Flyer

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

Nothing this week

Did You Know?
It is time for a fall car wash? We can help! The IHM middle schoolers (Grades 5-8) will be hosting a car wash on Friday, October 14th from 3:00 – 4:00pm in the IHM parking lot. Cost is $5 per car. Proceeds will benefit the IHM Washington DC trip. Bake sale proceeds will go towards the Washington DC Trip Scholarship Fund.