Eagle Express 10/19/22


Eagle Express Newsletter

October 19, 2022


From the Office

Dear Parents,

We are happy to report that we have hired a new PE teacher for IHM School! Mrs. Megan Arts will be starting in November. Mrs. Arts has a daughter at IHM in the 4K class, and has a degrees in Kinesiology and Nutrition, as well as many years of experience as a coach. Many thanks to Mrs. Becky Osman, for doing an awesome job as the long-term sub, and good luck as she goes onto her next adventure caring for her nephew full-time!

I wanted to let you know that I will be out of the office next week, as a member of a visiting team for another schools WRISA (Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation) Accreditation process. If you need to contact me, I will be checking my emails daily.

October is going so fast, and that means that Halloween and All-Saints Day are coming up in a few weeks. Monday, October 31st will be a No Uniform Day. Students can wear halloween shirts, colors, or their favorite color. No Halloween costumes at school, please. Classrooms will be doing other fun activities through the day, and Prairie Fire Theater auditions will be happening for grades 3-8. If your child would like to dress as a Saint on All Saint’s Day, they may (if they don’t wear a Saint costume, they should wear their uniform)! We ask that they do not wear masks or bring weapons as part of their costume. Our All-Saints Day event will be delayed until Wednesday, November 9th as Sr. Sue is on a visiting team on the actual day!

From parents Katie Schwinn and Amy Busse:

“IHM Families,  

      Our amazing IHM staff work so tirelessly to support our children and have been through an especially tough couple of years (as all of you parents have!). We want to continue to show our support and appreciation. We are reaching out to request donations to sponsor staff appreciation events. We are planning to host various events throughout the year such as – catering a few staff meals, meals & treats during teacher appreciation week, lunch for the end-of-year staff party and funds to support teacher classroom supplies & amazon wish lists. We are open to other ideas as well!  If you would like to contribute in a non-monetary way (ie. making food for a hosted staff breakfast/lunch) please reach out to coordinate. Lastly, we’d gladly welcome volunteers if someone wanted to help plan an event.  We would like to do one collection and use the funds throughout the year. The suggested donation per student is $5-50+ but any amount is appreciated!  You can send donations in the following ways: write a check, with memo “Staff Appreciation” and drop it off in the school office or donate online with this link, ihmcatholicparish.org/product/one-time-donation/   ***Please be sure to select “Staff Appreciation” in the drop down under type of donation so donations are allocated correctly within the account. All funds will be kept in the IHM bank account.
If you have any questions, ideas or want more details you can reach Amy Busse at amysweinberg@gmail.com 414.429.2900 or Katie Schwinn at Katie_8888@hotmail.com 720.841.2318
Thank you!
Amy & Katie “

This week’s Wednesday Formation Night is focused on Prayer + Adoration! This is a wonderful opportunity for your family to grow in your Catholic faith! We will meet in Marian Hall on 10/19 at 6pm to learn about Prayer. Then we will head to church for adoration from 6:30-7:30pm! Grades K3-Gr 5 will join adoration at 7:15pm. Parishioners of ALL ages are encouraged to attend. Free childcare is offered in the school for ages 0-2. We hope your family can make it!

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.  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. Please also just come as you are and enjoy some community-building.
  • 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 Sister Sue and the Student Council for running the school store! Proceeds from the store go to support the events and activities organized by the Student Council (like the All-Saints Day events, happening this year on Wednesday, November 9th). The School Store will be available every Thursday morning!

HSA News

 Thank you to everyone who attended the October Home & School Association Meeting! The great turn-out generated some fun ideas that we can’t wait to incorporate into our upcoming events! 

Each family is strongly encouraged to attend at least one HSA Monthly Meeting during the school year. All monthly meeting attendees will be entered into a drawing at the HSA Spring General Meeting for a Raise Right gift card.

HSA is sponsoring Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s Production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” October 31st – November 5th.  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 

Friday, October 21

6:00 8th Grade Girl’s Volleyball at St. John the Baptist

Saturday, October 22

9:00 8th Grade Girl’s Volleyball at High Point Christian
9:00 6th Grade Girl’s Volleyball at Westside Christian

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

Nothing this week

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

Nothing this week

Did You Know?
At school, cough drops are considered medicine by law. If your child needs cough drops at school (after taking all COVID-related precautions, of course), they need to be kept in the school office. Please send them in their original bag labeled with their name, and a short note that gives your permission.