Eagle Express 11/10/21



Eagle Express Newsletter

November 10, 2021



 From the Office

Dear Parents,

During this month of Thanksgiving, let’s remember to be grateful every day for the blessings that God has given to us. We here at IHM are grateful that you have chosen IHM to be your partners in educating your children and sharing our faith.

Thanks to all who were involved in Prairie Fire Theater last week! It was a great show, and a wonderful experience for the students! Check out our Facebook page (link at the bottom) for tons of awesome pictures! 

The Dane County mask mandate ends on Nov. 27th, with no plans to be reinstated. I am talking to other Catholic Schools and Fr. Chad about our options for masking after that date, and will let you know as soon as a decision is made. We emailed earlier this week about the MG Vacination clinic, as well as a letter about vaccinations from Bishop Hying, so look for those emails for an oppotunity to get your children vaccinated.

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.  Students can sit with grandparents, if they like. Grandparents should meet students at church. Grandparents are invited to come back and shop the book fair if they are interested. 

I have left in the sign up links for parent-teacher conferences below for one more newsletter, in case you still need them.  Each student should have ONE conference time for all parents. If that won’t work for your family, or you can’t make this day, please contact the teacher to arrange for a different time. Sign up for a conference time by this Friday, November 12th. Families not signed up by that day will be assigned a time, which might not be convenient for your family.

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

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, Principa


Office Reminders

  • Mrs. Walters our wondeful chef is looking for old towels and rags for the Fish Fry. If you have any you would like to donate, please send them in with your student to give to Mrs. Walters in the kitchen. Thank you!
  • Please remember to send your child with two masks every day. We do have masks for those who forget, but we are cruising through our supply!
  • Long pants and tights/leggings under skirts are now required until April 1st. Thank you for sending your child dressed to keep warm while they are outside!
  • Staff and students should not come to school if they have or develop:

1 or more of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

Cough, 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, nausea, headache, fatigue, 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 6-7 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 our neighbors, the Sisters of Mary Morning Star, for leading our students in Adoration at their convent most Wednesday mornings through the school year (the K-8 attends on a rotating schedule.) We appreciate their time in leading the students in adoration prayer!


HSA News

The first Fish Fry of the 2021-22 school year is upon us! We’ll be hosting a Drive-Thru event on Friday, November 12 from 4-7 p.m. Help us spread the word to family, friends and the community! Please refer to the attached volunteer roster for a reminder for those who have signed up to help this week. Please watch your e-mail for further instructions from your shift’s volunteer coordinator. See you there! 

WIZARD OF OZ DVDs: See the linked form to order professionally made DVDs of Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Wizard of Oz. Orders with payment are due by Thanksgiving. E-mail Elizabeth Hoelter at elizabeth.hack@gmail.com for any questions about your order.


IHM Sports

We will have two basketball teams this year, a 5/6th grade boys team, and a 7th grade boys team. Watch this space for game schedules!

Please send cleaned volleyball uniforms into the school office or gym ASAP. Thank you!


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

Fish Fry Volunteer Roster

Wizard of Oz DVD Order Form

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

No hard copies this week


Did You Know?

 Christmas is just around the corner and so is IHM’s St. Vincent de Paul Angel Tree event. This year, due COVID restrictions, gift cards and cash donations are requested instead of toys and gifts. Gift cards must specifically be for Target, Walmart or Burlington Coat Factory, and the dollar amount of each card should be written with a permanent marker on the front. These gift cards can be purchased through the IHM SCRIP program. Gift cards and cash can be dropped off at the IHM Angel tree in the back of church between November 20th and December 5th, or at the IHM School Office. All gift cards will be distributed at the Middlecamp Center for Vincentian Charity on Dec 11th. Any IHM family that received help from St Vincent de Paul in the last year will be invited to this event. Thank you for helping needy families this Christmas season!