Eagle Express 11/17/21


Eagle Express Newsletter

November 17, 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.

The Dane County mask mandate ends on Nov. 27th, with no plans to be reinstated. After talking to other Catholic schools, Fr. Chad, and parents, we have decided that masks will be mandatory until January 3rd, after that they will be optional but highly recommended. We especially recommend masking for two weeks after vacation until January 18th, in order to clear the possible 14-day incubation period after traveling and seeing family over the holidays. Thank you for your understanding and patience with this transition. Of course, if Dane county reinstates the mandate, we will need to follow it again, and if the situation changes we may need to reevaluate.

The Monona Grove 4K students will need to follow the policy of the Monona Grove School District regarding masking. 

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. There will be no reception or open house in the classrooms, but Grandparents are invited to come back and shop the book fair if they are interested.

Parent-Teacher Conferences for ECE, Kindergarten, and 2nd-8th grades are next Tuesday, Nov. 23rd. 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.

Report Cards will be available for grades 4K-8 on Wednesday, December 1st. The report cards for K-8 will be available on your FACTs account. 4K report cards will be available on your Infinite Campus account.

From Public Health Madison & Dane County: 

“Public Health Madison & Dane County continues to provide vaccines for 5-11 year olds at the Arena at the Alliant Energy Center. This week, have expanded the number of appointment slots per day to 500. We have many open appointment slots, including during this week. 

Appointments are required at the Arena. To make an appointment, go to our website: https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccination-appointments

We also have a page where people can learn more about the Arena and what to expect when they’re there. “

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, Princ


Office Reminders

  • 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://www.scholastic.com/bf/immaculateheartofmaryschool 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 – 8:30 pm on Tuesday, November 23rd. Pay by credit card, check, or cash!
  • Please send your child with two masks every day. We do have masks for those who forget, but we are cruising through them!
  • 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!

  •  Great Christmas Gift Idea! 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 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

WIZARD OF OZ DVDs: If you wish to order the DVD of our Wizard of Oz performance,  send in the form from last week’s Eagle Exprss, or email  elizabeth.hack@gmail.com with your name, number of DVD’s, and send a check for $13 per DVD to the school office marked “PFT DVD Order.” Orders with payment due by Nov. 23rd.

This Thursday and Friday (11/18 and 11/19) are ThankScriping Days! Shop 105+ brands offering bonuses. Earn up to 20% for what matters. Take advantage of this special event that only happens 4X each year. Raise more money on holiday gifts, decorations, party prep, and more seasonal spending— including Shutterfly cards and gifts – in addition to your everyday purchases. Bonuses apply to eGift cards and reloaded gift cards. Visit: https://www.raiseright.com/ If you’re new, click “Join Program” and enter the IHM Code: 26C34L197477.  Scrip will also be available for sale after each mass this weekend! 

We served over an estimated 500 people at the Fish Fry event on November 12th. The seniors of Frost Woods Senior Apartments were especially grateful for the time and energy that went into their fish delivery – it brought many smiles to their small community! Special thanks to everyone who helped with the event last week! 


IHM Sports

Watch this space for IHM Basketball schedules!


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

December Menu

Class composite pictures

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

No hard copies this week


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 23rd 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!