From the Principal
What a busy couple of weeks! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday with many blessings and lots of time with family and friends. We had so much fun with Grandparents/Special Persons Day. We also hope you received some good information from your child’s teacher during Parent/Teacher Conferences.
You may have heard that Bishop Morlino passed away this week. Please join us in praying for the repose of his soul, for his friends and family, and for all of the faithful in the Diocese of Madison. Fr. Chad will be saying our Thursday 8:30 AM All-School Mass for Bishop Morlino, and, as always, please feel free to join us for this special intention.
I am excited to announce that Mrs. Lola Barrientos, previous Middle School Social Science teacher at IHM School, will be the long term substitute in that same position until I can hire someone to replace Mr. Beechtree, whose last day is this Friday, Nov. 30th. I will let you know when I find the right person!
Report cards will be available for all students next week Wednesday. Monona Grove 4K report cards are available on the Infinite Campus site. Everyone else (ECE, K-8) will be able to access report cards on the Teacher Ease system. You will receive a letter with instructions next week.
As Catholics, we recognize the season of Advent preparing ourselves for Christ’s birth. Our 1st Advent prayer service will be Wednesday, December 5th at 8:30 AM in Marian Hall, lead by the 3rd & 5th grade classrooms. The prayer services will be held weekly throughout Advent. Join us for any of these celebrations during Advent.
The School Christmas Concerts are coming up! ECE & 4K will have a concert themselves on Dec. 17th at 11:15, K-3 will be Dec. 20th at 5:30, and 4-8 will be that same day at 6:30. More information is in the Eagle Express. The Christmas concerts are always such a nice way to celebrate the season with our children and the community!
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!
Callie Meiller, Principal
If your child will be missing school for travel or appointments, please notify the school office and/or your child’s teacher in writing. Email is easiest, but you can also write a note. Absences should be called in on that morning by 8:00 AM to 222-8831, or emailed to teacher and/or office. Thank you!
Many thanks to Elizabeth Hoelter, HSA President, for leading the volunteer brigade at the Grandparent’s Day celebration, and to all the volunteers: Mary Keaveny, Mary Beth Kirschbaum, Patty Raskob, Laura Bjork, Marie Ethen, Amanda Smet & Heidi Walters. Our wonderful school community starts with all of our awesome volunteers!
IHM Eagles Sports
No IHM games this weekend! Schedules are available at www.maislathletics.org.
Home & School Association
Our first carry-out only Fish Fry is in less than two weeks! The December 7 Fish Fry includes a Cookie Walk. Your child will bring home a box; we’re asking for your help in filling the boxes with your favorite cookies to sell at this event. Please see the flyer in the Eagle Express for more information.