Eagle Express 10/5/22


Eagle Express Newsletter

October 5, 2022


From the Office

Dear Parents,

This Friday, October 7th, IHM is hosting a Holy Mass for the Consecration of Schools, Bishop Hying presiding! Because of the limited space, only the IHM 8th grade, and the teachers, will be attending. Per the Diocese of Madison parents and students in other grades are not invited to the mass due to limited space.  The Mass will be livestreamed for our other classrooms to watch, parents can watch here: https://youtu.be/du_hWNUyscM

Back by popular demand – the annual IHM Trunk or Treat event will take place on 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 and sign-up here if you want to decorate your trunk or bring a food item (both are optional). 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. 

You should have received an email from Empire Photos with your photo options. 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.

Next week Tuesday, October 11th at 1:00 PM, we will be conducting an Evacuation Drill (required by state law), where the classes walk to a designated meeting place off campus. ECE-2nd grade to MG District Office (Nichols Bldg.), Grades 3-5 to Winnequah School, and Grades 6-8 to MG High School. Please rest assured that we will be mindful when communicating to students about the drill that there are many reasons that students may need to leave the building safely – such as a gas leak, water main break, etc. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Until we find another Homework Club teacher for Friday nights, students in grades 4-8 can attend the afterschool program until 5:30 at the cost of Homework Club. 

IHM Grades 4 and 5 will be having a puberty talk sometime this fall. Please see the attached letter (also in hard copy in your child’s take home folder) for more information, and please send it back to school with your signature!

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 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. 

  • Remember to send in your gently worn coats, hats, mittens, gloves and snow pants (sizes infant to adults) for Koats for Kids.  You may drop these items off in the barrels in the church or school through this Friday October 7th.  Thank you so much for making this winter a little warmer for those in need!

  • 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! 

  • We have a new spirit wear store, but it is only open until Oct. 9th, so order soon! https://badger.chipply.com/ihm/. Only the hoodies and fleeces are approved uniform, worn over a regular uniform shirt.

Thank You

Thank you for the great turnout at our Formation Night kick off this past Wednesday! It was wonderful to see Marian Hall full!

Please plan to join us tonight, Wed 10/5, for our Potluck dinner at 6pm in Marian Hall. Please bring a dish to pass! Parishioners of all ages and our school families are encouraged to attend: https://ihmparishmonona.flocknote.com/signup/99654

HSA News

Please join us for the October Home & School Association Meeting on Tuesday, October 11th at 7 p.m. in the IHM School Library!

Please use the following links to sign-up for Fish Fry shifts beginning on Thursday, October 6th at 6 a.m. The sign-ups will remain open until Monday, November 1st at 10 p.m. Please refer to the September 21st Eagle Express for information on shift requirements. 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

Our RaiseRight earnings are up 57% from this time last year.  68% of IHM School families are enrolled in RaiseRight, and 43% have already started earning rebates, which they can use to pay their $225 HSA fees.    

Please watch your email this week for a report on your individual family earnings for quarter 1 or for information about how to start using RaiseRight.  

IHM Sports 

Saturday, October 8

11:00     6th Grade at St. Francis Xavier

12:00     8th Grade at Queen of Peace

1:00     8th Grade at Queen of Peace

2:00     6th Grade at Queen of Peace

Sunday, October 9

3:00      6th Grade at St. Maria Goretti

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

SAC Welcome Letter

Trunk or Treat Flyer

Children’s Theater Field Trip Permission Slip (Grades K-2 only) also in hard copy

Puberty Letter (Grades 4 & 5 only) also in hard copy

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

Puberty Letter (Grades 4 & 5 only) also linked below

Children’s Theater Field Trip Permission Slip (Grades K-2 only) also linked below


Did You Know?
We are looking for a few skilled babysitters to care  for children ages 2 years old and under during our Wednesday Formation Nights. This will take place in the school from 5:45-7:45pm on the 2nd through 4th Wednesdays of each month from October-May. If you have any questions or can help, please contact Marnie Harrington at 608-221-1521 ext. 7 or mharrington@ihmparish.org.