Eagle Express 11/16/22


Eagle Express Newsletter

November 16, 2022


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.

Our Grandparents Day is coming up on Tuesday, November 22rd. Grandparents are invited to come with us to mass at 8:30 AM on that day – they should meet their students at Mass. They are invited to come back to school for a classrooms open house, a donut and coffee, and to shop the book fair if they are interested! It is a half-day of school for grade K-8, so the festivities and school will end at 11:00 AM.

Parent-Teacher Conferences for all students are next Tuesday, Nov. 22nd. 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 an email from your child’s teacher with that time.

Report Cards will be available for all grades on Wednesday, November 30th. 4K-8th will be available on your FACTs account. We will also email parents a copy of the report cards. ECE 3K report cards will be sent home as a hard copy that week.

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

Advent Parents’ Day Out: Saturday Dec. 3 from 1-4:30 at IHM School Gym and St. Max room. Kids 3-10 enjoy Open Gym, crafts and games while parents shop, wrap, pray, or relax. $15/child or $25/family. Please indicate if you’d be interested in having your child aged 0-2 attend; we may be able to accommodate based on our numbers. Proceeds benefit the Middle School Washington D.C. Trip. Sign up by December 1st at https://forms.gle/o5auynSkgafadNGm8 . Email Elizabeth Hoelter (elizabeth.hack@gmail.com) with questions.

You don’t have to send cash with your kid’s to the Scholastic Book Fair if you set up an eWallet! You can go to the IHM Fair website here https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/ihmschool and add funds to an electronic wallet. Only the funds that you approve will be able to be used, you can set amounts for each sibling, and you don’t have to send cash to school with your kids! Parents are welcome to shop the Book Fair before school from 7:00-7:30 and after school from 3:15-4:00 this Thursday, Friday, and next Monday, or from 9:30 am – 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 22nd. Pay by credit card, check, or cash!

Tonight’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 11/16 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. The sanctuary will be filled with candles and is beautiful! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to worship Jesus with your family!

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

Many thanks to our own Fr. Chad! Father Chad is amazingly supportive of IHM School, spends a lot of time at school, helping in classrooms, supporting teachers, and  just being generally awesome and supportive! Thank you Fr. Chad!

HSA News

If you want to purchase a video recording of the Prairie Fire Children’s Theater  “Jack & the Beanstalk” performance, please fill out form here: https://forms.gle/y4enEWz4Y8iQ8YgKA  by Nov. 29th. 

The Scrip RaiseRight coordinators are looking for a few extra volunteers to sell gift cards after holy Mass throughout December.  If you’re interested in helping out, please email scripihm@gmail.com, and they will set up a short training session for those interested.  

The Home & School Association will be helping to serve the meal at the upcoming Wednesday Formation Potluck on Wednesday, December 7th in Marian Hall. If you may be interested in helping to set-up, serve, or clean-up, please contact ihmhsa@gmail.com

IHM Sports
Watch this space for IHM Basketball schedules!

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

German Christmas Market Field Trip Permission Slip (Grades 6-8 only, also in hard copy)

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

German Christmas Market Field Trip Permission Slip (Grades 6-8 only, also linked below)

Did You Know?
 Make sure to check the Lost & Found that is set on the table by the office.
Your child may be reunited with a long-lost friend! Any items not claimed by Tuesday, November 22nd will be donated to St. Vincent dePaul Society or the Eagle’s Nest store. Remember to label all of your children’s outerwear and uniform items so they can be returned to their rightful owners!