Eagle Express 11/2/22


Eagle Express Newsletter

November 2, 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.

Prairie Fire Theater rehearsals are in full swing! Even if your child isn’t involved, come to see a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk on Friday or Saturday. You will be amazed by what the students can do in only a week of preparation!

I have left in the sign up links for parent-teacher conferences below 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 Friday, November 11th. Families not signed up by that day will be assigned a time, which might not be convenient for your family.

Mrs. Esser ECE 3K AND Monona Grove 4K Wraparound

Mrs. Wellnitz ECE 4K: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-ece4kmrs

Kindergarten: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-kindergarten

 1st Grade: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-1stgrade

2nd Grade : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-2ndgrade

3rd Grade : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-3rdgrade

4th Grade: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-4thgrade

5th Grade: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-5thgrade

Middle School: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-middle

Do you know a child (ages 6 and up) that could benefit from a MagnifiKid! subscription? It is a spiritual guide that offers all the readings and prayers of the Sunday mass with explanations of the difficult words and the meaning of the rituals. Issues are sent to the parish and distributed through the school or picked up in the usher’s room monthly. With the bulk pricing, we anticipate a 12 month subscription to be about $19/child, but it may be less if we have a large amount of subscribers! Please email Rachel at rmatenaer@ihmparish.org by 11/9 with the quantity you’d like. Once a quantity is determined, we will let you know how much it will be. No need to turn in payment until 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. 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

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, and 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.

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!

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!

Wednesday Formation night tonight! Join us for a taco potluck dinner in Marian Hall this Wed. 11/2 from 6-7:30pm!  All parishioners and school families are invited! We will provide the taco meat and shells.  Please sign up here to bring an item to share, dinner will be served by our St. Vincent DePaul and God’s Housekeepers groups: https://ihmparishmonona.flocknote.com/signup/99654

Thank You

Thanks to everyone who participated in IHM HSA’s 3rd annual Trunk or Treat event on Friday. There were 26 creatively-themed trunks, and the artistry was magnificent! Congratulations to the Schaller family for winning Best Trunk and to Mary and Damien Hebert for winning Best Costume! A special thanks to Emily and Trevor Voice for coordinating and to Elizabeth Hartung and Larissa Munz who managed the food/drink/popcorn area! Thanks to Sehade Sejdini for the photo props and setup.

HSA News
We have over 60 students participating in this years’ musical – “Jack and The Beanstalk,” a production by Prairie Fire Children’s Theater. Please come to one of the shows this weekend, Friday at 7pm or Saturday at 2pm, in the school gym. Tickets are $5 at the door. ECE – 2nd graders will receive free tickets for admission. 

IHM Sports 

Many thanks to the Volleyball players, parents, coaches, and fans! It was a great season!

Please send cleaned volleyball uniforms into the school office or gym by next week Monday, November 7th. Thank you!

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

Nothing this week

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

Book Fair Letter and Flyer

Did You Know?
  You don’t have to send cash with your kid’s to the Scholastic Book Fair if you set up an eWallet! Starting this week, you can go to the IHM Fair website here www.scholastic.com/fair 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!
This will be our only Scholastic Book Fair of the year. The Spring Fair will be an online-only Good News Catholic Book Fair.