Eagle Express 10/14/20

From the Office

Dear Parents,

 You should have received a phone call from IHM School to inform you that we will be closed tomorrow and Friday, Oct. 15 & 16, for all levels from ECE to 8th grade to clean and contact trace due to a student testing positive for COVID. There will be no virtual classes those two days. Please check your email for more information, and let us know if you have any questions.
October is going so fast, and that means that Halloween and All-Saints Day are coming up in a few weeks. Friday, October 30th will be a No Uniform Day (as is the Thursday the 29th). Students can wear halloween shirts, colors, or their favorite color. If you child attends Holy Mass on Fridays (2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade) they should wear their uniform in the morning and change their shirt after Mass. No Halloween costumes at school, please. Classrooms will be doing other fun activities through the day. If you would like, you can donate bags of individually-wrapped candy so teachers can make small Halloween treat bags for students, just sent them in with your child to their teacher.We will also be encouraging students to dress up as Saints on Monday, November 2. There are some easy Saint costume ideas are linked below.
Join us for the socially-distanced, COVID-responsible HSA Costume Fun Run on next Friday, October 23rd! See the details in the HSA section below, and in the linked flyer.
The days are beautiful, but getting colder! 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!
Middle School parents, please watch your email for your student’s progress report today. Our new 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.
The food drive continues through the month of October! Please send donations of non-perishable food and care items for the Sandburg Food Pantry.
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 October 25th FACTS incidentals withdrawal will include Lunch, HSA Fees ($60 per K-8 family), ECE, 4K Class Fee, and 4K Wraparound from August & September. As always, you should receive an email from FACTS with the total amount to be withdrawn by the 15th. If you have any questions, you can view your account online at factsmgt.com, or please contact Mr. Bernie Heit at bheit@ihmparish.org.
  • Keep sending two masks to school each day with your child! We do have the Badger Shields, but students need to have a mask to enter and leave the building, and to have as a backup if they aren’t wearing the shield.
  • The calendar on our website has been disabled as it was having issues. To see a current calendar, please go to the Google Calendar here: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=aXZvbm4uYmxhaG5pazA2QGdtYWlsLmNvbQ (also linked below). You may need to open this calendar first on a desktop or laptop (not a mobile device), and then agree to add this calendar. The name assocatiated with the calendar is iblahnik (due to a long story – unfortunately it can’t be changed!).
  • The Eagle’s Nest, IHM’s used uniform store, will have shopping hours available in October! To sign-up for a time, please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094aa5aa29a75-eagles
  • 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.
  • The Grant & Aid application is available here: Grant & Aid Application.  Please be aware that you need to create a specific Grant & Aid account to apply (your FACTs tuition/SIS account will not work.) The form may indicate that the deadline has passed, but there is no deadline, so please apply if you need to. Funds may be limited, so apply as soon as you can. Let us know if you need help with the application.

Thank You!

 A big THANK YOU to our families who are keeping us in the loop with what is happening in their families regarding COVID! We all appreciate the care and concern that you are showing our community by communicating openly!

HSA News

Join the fun at the COSTUME RUN! 
Friday, October 23rd, with staggered start times of 4pm, 4:30, 5pm, 5:30, and 6pm on a 1.5 mile course through Monona. Gather your friends and family and sign up as a team!
A flyer with details is attached below. To register, just add your name to the sign-up form here: COSTUME RUN SIGN UP
Please email tjncushman@gmail.com if you’d like to help with the event or if you have any questions. We can’t wait to see you there!

Did You Know?

We served 820 fish dinners to our customers at our last Fish Fry!

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