Eagle Express 10/27/21



Eagle Express Newsletter

October 27, 2021



 From the Office

 Dear Parents,

We hope you had a nice long weekend! Or at least that your children did! 

Our Grandparents Day is coming up on Tuesday, November 23rd. Grandparents are invited to come with us to mass at 8:30 AM on that day. There will be no reception or open house at school, but Grandparents are invited to come back and shop the book fair if they are interested. We hope we can get back to our large grandparents celebration next year!

For grades ECE, Kindergarten, and 2nd-8th Grade: 

(4K and 1st grade teachers are arranging their own conference dates/times – look for communication from Mrs. Wellnitz or Mrs. Hanson for those details)

It is time to sign up for parent-teacher conferences!

  • Conferences will be in person on Tuesday, November 23rd from 12-8 PM. 
  • Conferences are held in the student’s homeroom, and are 15-minutes in length.
  • Only parents/guardians of students ECE-5th Grade should attend the conference (no students).
  • Middle School students are expected to attend their conference with their parent/guardian. 
  • Report cards will be available on Wednesday, Dec. 1st.
  • Each student should have ONE conference time for all parents. 
  • Contact your child’s teacher if you need more than one conference for your student, if you can’t make the scheduled day, or you would prefer a virtual conference.
  • A translator will be provided if you need one. Please let your teacher know if you would like a translator.
  •  Sign up for a conference time by Friday, November 12th. We encourage you to sign up for a time yourself by that date. If you don’t, we will have to assign you a time, and we don’t know your schedule!

Please use the links below to sign up for your child’s conferences. You will need to enter your name and an email address, but you do not need to create an account. If you need help, please call or come into the school office and we will assist you with finding a time that works for you. 

ECE Conference Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-ecemrs4

Kindergarten Conference Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-kindergarten6

2nd Grade Conference Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-2ndgrade7

3rd Grade Conference Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-3rdgrade11

4th Grade Conference Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-4thgrade9

5th Grade Conference Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-5thgrade9

Middle School Conference Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-middle7

A reminder that this Friday, October 29th will be a No Uniform Day. Students can wear Halloween shirts, colors, or their favorite color. No Halloween costumes at school, please.

There are lots of great events planned on Monday, November 1st for All Saints Day for grades ECE and K-8, planned by Sr. Sue and the Student Council! That day will be a no-uniform day for students dressed as Saints! If students are not dressed as a Saint, they should be dressed in a uniform. 

A reminder that students can wear shorts/skirts without tights or leggings until the end of this week, if the weather is appropriate. Starting next week, long pants and tights/leggings under skirts are required until April 1st. Thank you for sending your child dressed to keep warm while they are outside! 

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.
  • 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!

Thank you to all of you parents! We really appreciate you being extra cautious when your children are sick, and keeping them home if they have suspicious symptoms, letting them stay home that one extra day, and getting them tested for COVID is necessary, as well as communicating all of that to us in the office! We appreciate you!


HSA News

Come join us at the “Trunk or Treat” this Friday, October 29th in the IHM School parking lot from 4-6pm!


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.

November 12, 2021: https://bit.ly/3A6fKq9 

February 11, 2022: https://bit.ly/3uK967Z 

March 4, 2022: https://bit.ly/3AcTHOy 

March 18, 2022: https://bit.ly/3FhAAqv 

April 8, 2022:  https://bit.ly/2ZYpXc3


IHM Sports

Saturday, Oct. 30

12:00     7th Grade at Queen of Peace

1:00       6th Grade at Blessed Sacrament

3:00       6th Grade at Blessed Sacrament

Sunday, Oct. 31

12:00       6th Grade at Sacred Hearts

2:00       6th Grade at Sacred Hearts

3:00     7th Grade at High Point


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

November Menu

Edgewood Play Field Trip (Grades 6,7,8 only) also in hard copy

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

 Edgewood Play Field Trip (Grades 6,7,8 only) also linked below


Did You Know?

 The 5th grade collected: 85 coats, 30 hats, 28 mittens, 8 scarves, 4 pairs of boots, and 5 snow pants. A total of 160 warm winter items for the Koats for Kids campaign! Thank you to all who donated to the Koats for Kids drive!