Eagle Express 11/13/19

From the Principal

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!

ONE WEEK ONLY: the apparel store is back open.  Get your CHRISTMAS presents here: IHM Apparel Store. Closes on November 20th!

Grandparents/Special Person Day is Tuesday, November 26th. Please drop off your child at school and we will meet you at church for Mass at 8:30 A.M. We will have Mass with a song afterwards in the church (4K will have a special presentation in their classroom at 10:00, and ECE in the gym at 10:20), an open house, refreshments, and the Scholastic book fair. The event will be over by 11:00 A.M. for early dismissal and conferences.

Mrs. Winter could use some help with the Book Fair! There are still 5 shifts available! If you can help, please go here to sign up: Book Fair Volunteer or email Mrs. Winter at secretary@ihm-school.org. Thank you for your help!

Do you have a hobby you love or an activity you’d like to share with our school community? The School Advisory Commission is looking for adult volunteers to lead Winter Extras in any grades K-8. See the volunteer form linked below and e-mail Elizabeth Hartung hartungej@gmail.com if you are interested.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are Monday, Nov. 25th (4K-PM) & Tuesday, Nov. 26th (everyone else). I hope the online Sign-Up Genius helped you find a time that  works best for your family. If you did not sign-up online, a time has been appointed to you. Please see your Eagle Express for that time.

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.
Callie Meiller, Principal

Office Reminders

  • Please do not ring the front doorbell in the morning before 8:30 to enter the school building, even if it is snowy or you are late. The back door is open at that time, and the office is especially busy. Thanks for your help!
  • 4K families picking up please wait outside of the front door for the teacher to bring your students down to the door. If it cold, it is OK to come inside (go ahead and open the door for those your recognize) but please do not go down to the classroom. The teacher will meet you at the front door.
  • Please make sure to send your child with appropriate outdoor wear for the weather. Make sure 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!
  • Tuesday, Nov. 26th is a full regular day for 4K (AM and PM classes) and ECE (if it is your regularly scheduled Tuesday.) ECE is also open for those who signed up on Wednesday, Nov. 27th.

Thank You

Many many thanks to Dawn Ladik,  Sara Lipski, Amy Hutson, and Elizabeth Hoelter for all of their time and hard work in organizing, advertising, supervising, ordering, feeding and watching our Prairie Fire Theater production! Thanks also to all of the parents who helped move risers before and after the performances, put away chairs, and everyone who volunteered for selling tickets & flowers, makeup & cast dinner!

IHM Eagles Athletics

Basketball practices for 4/5 boys: Tues/Thurs 4:15-5:45
Basketball practices for 4/5 girls: Mon/Wed 4:15-5:45
Practice for 7th/8th grade girls is still TBD while we find a coach.

Please send cleaned volleyball uniforms into the school office or gym by next week Monday, November 11th. Thank you!

The 7/8th grade girl’s team is still in need of a coach! If you can help, or might know someone who can, please email Mrs. Meiller at cmeiller@ihm-school.org or call the school office.

HSA News

Our second fish fry of the year is coming up on this Friday, November 15.  Please tell your family, friends and coworkers, if you can, to help ensure a great turnout. The volunteer schedule for this Friday’s event is linked at the end of this newsletter. Please email ihmhsa@gmail.com with schedule issues, not the school office.

Thanks Scrip-ing day is November 21! Visit www.shopwithscrip.com on that day to browse the 100+ special rebates that will be available on November 21 only.
The winner of the October Scrip contest is Lauren Meicher! Lauren wins a Bucky Book that was donated by the Genne family. Stay tuned for the upcoming December contest
This week’s links:

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

  • “Peter Pan” DVD Order Form
  • IHM Benefit Save the Date Card

Did You Know?

The IHM Athletic Committee is looking for volunteers to help at Camp Randall on November 24th. Shifts count towards fish fry volunteer shifts. Proceeds from this event will go towards purchasing new uniforms for the IHM Athletes. Follow this link to sign up! Athletic Committee Camp Randall Volunteer Sign Up