Eagle Express 10/13/21

From the Office

Dear Parents,

Prairie Fire Theater is coming back this year! 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 linked flyer and form below for more information! Thanks to the HSA for their sponsorship of this fun week! 

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.

Middle School parents, please watch your email for your student’s progress report today or tomorrow. Our FACTs system will email you the students current grades, and comments from the teachers, if noted. Keep in mind that progress reports are primarily for core classes and some specials may not have grades quite yet. Please let your child’s teacher know if you have any questions.

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!

God Bless,
Callie Meiller, Principal

Office Reminders

  • If your child has an appointment and has to leave early, come late, is sick or going on vacation and won’t be coming at all, please email Mrs. Winter at secretary@ihm-school.org and/or your child’s teacher, or call the school Absence Voicemail (608-222-8831, press 1) before 8:30 AM on that day, or before. If you know your child will be gone more than one day, one call or email is enough, but if you did not communicate multiple days off, please continue to contact us every day until your child is back.
  • If your child is playing volleyball this fall, a $50 volleyball fee will be withdrawn on Oct. 25th unless you have requested a scholarship.
  • It’s not too late to order pictures. You can order picture packets online at the Capital School Picture store here: https://capitalschoolpictures.square.site/Bucky Books are available for purchase to benefit the IHM Middle School Washinton DC trip! If interested, please email kim.genne@gmail.com.
  • Staff and students should not come to school if they have or develop:

1 or more of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

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
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 3-5 days after symptoms start. Let us know if you have any questions, and thank you for keeping everyone healthy and safe! 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!

Many thanks to Mrs. Wendy Burch and Mrs. Cathy Fagen, for volunteering at Mrs. Winter’s desk when she is in the library! We appreciate your time and talents!

HSA News

The IHM HSA is hosting a “Trunk or Treat” on Friday, October 29th in the IHM School parking lot from 4-6pm.  Please see flyer linked below for more details. 
Prairie Fire Children’s Theater will be hosting The Wizard of Oz at IHM during the week of November 1-6.  All students in grades 3-8 are invited to participate!  See flyer linked below for details on how to sign-up!  Auditions will be Monday, rehearsals run Tues-Fri after school, and performances will take place on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.  All are invited to attend the performances! 

Our First Drive-thru Fish Fry is on November 12th!  We have a few shifts open if you would like to volunteer. 

IHM Sports

Saturday, Oct. 16

8:00     7th Grade at St. Dennis

8:00     7th Grade at St. Maria Goretti

9:00     7th Grade at St. Dennis

Sunday, Oct. 17

1:00    6th Grade at St. Dennis

Did You Know?

 A big “THANK YOU” on behalf of the middle schoolers and future middle schoolers for supporting their Washington D.C. Field Trip Car Wash last Friday! The students worked together and raised $330 to put towards their trips!