Eagle Express 11/4/2020

From the Office

Dear Parents,

As COVID cases rise in Wisconsin, and we are seeing a few cases of COVID in IHM school families, we want to remind you that it is a possibility that IHM would need to move to virtual learning for the whole school (and close in-person) for a 14-day quarantine if there are too many families or teachers affected. It is hard to know how many students or teachers it would take, but please remember that it may be unavoidable. Please keep taking all of the precautions you need at home, as we will continue to do at school!

We have noticed more and more students coming to school mask-less. Please remember to send your child with two masks every day. We do have masks for those who forget, but we are cruising through our supply!

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.

We had lots of fun at our All Saints Day celebration on Monday! We saw lots of great costumes, and had some fun socially-distanced events throughout the day. Thanks to Sr. Sue and Mrs. KW for planning some of the events, and to the IHM Parish Hospitality Committee for providing goodies!

Veteran’s Day is Wednesday, November 11th, and the IHM 5th Grade will be recording a Virtual Veteran’s Day Prayer Service to share that day. We would like to extend a special invitation to the members of our community who are Veterans or current members of the service to view the service as soon as it is available!

Links to sign up for VIRTUAL Parent/Teacher conferences are below for your convenience.  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 13th. Families not signed up by that day will be assigned a time, which might not be convenient for your family.

ECE – Mrs. Esser

ECE – Mrs. Wellnitz (not 4K wraparound)


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Middle School

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.

God Bless,
Callie Meiller, Principal

Office Reminders

  • Sign up for your own private time to shop the book fair here: BOOK FAIR SHOPPING TIME
  • Long pants and tights/leggings under skirts are required until April 1st.Thank you for sending your child dressed to keep warm while they are outside!
  • If you spend time with people outside of your “COVID Bubble” during Thanksgiving or Christmas, or do any traveling, please keep your students home for virtual learning for 5 school days after contact with those people, or after you get home.
  • 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! Quick Tip: If you add your name to the bottom of the order, where it says “Name if applicable,” it will add your child’s name to the piece of clothing.
  • Mrs. Walters has an ongoing need for snack and sandwich-size plastic storage bags (fold over tops preferred!) and brown lunch bags. If you can donate, please send them in with your child!

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who donated food to the Sandburg Food Drive! Mrs. Walters delivered it last week!

HSA News

Join HSA at our next meeting Tuesday November 10 at 7pm via Zoom. Email ihmhsa@gmail.com for the link. The agenda is here:
HSA Agenda November 10, 2020 7pm
1. Prayer
2. Principal Meiller update
3. Father Chad update
4. Fish Fry recap
5. SCRIP discussion
6. Winter fundraising ideas (pizza take & bake, gift baskets, scrip sales)
Are you signed up for SCRIP yet? It’s the easiest way to earn cash back to pay for tuition, milk, etc. while also earning money for the school. You buy gift cards to the places you already shop and get a rebate based on the business. Often, it’s better than the cash back program your credit or debit card offers.
With the gifting and shopping season approaching, purchase your digital gift cards online and immediately have them to spend.

We have the flyer attached to show how easy it is to get signed up to order your digital and physical gift cards through this program. For the physical cards, you can arrange to pick them up from school or have them sent home with your child. Please fill out the attached waiver to have them sent home. Order online by the end of Sunday and have your physical cards available on Friday. Shop With SCRIP is also implementing a new program to have the cards sent directly to your home very soon.

Email Mary at scripihm@gmail.com or Jessica at je24ica@hotmail.com with questions

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 Book Fair EWallet 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 week’s links:

Scrip Agreement

Scrip App Flyer