Eagle Express 11/7/18

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

Tragically, Mrs. Meiller’s mother-in-law, Trish Meiller, passed away early this week. Please join us in praying for Mrs. Meiller, her husband James, and their family for peace in this very difficult time. Mrs. Meiller will be out until next week, for the funeral on Saturday.

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 on Friday or Saturday. You will be amazed by what the students can do in only a week of preparation!

Conferences are coming up soon. 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.

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!

Diana Winter, Secretary

Office Reminders

  • Please make sure to send your child with appropriate outdoor wear for the weather. Make sure to label all outdoor clothing with your child’s name. If you need help getting outdoor gear for your family, please let us know – we have resources!
  • Long pants or tights/leggings/knee socks under skirts are required until April 1st.

Thank You

A big thanks to Sr. Sue and the members of the Student Council for organizing the games and treats for our All Saints Day Party!

Volleyball Schedule

Please send cleaned volleyball uniforms into the school office or gym by next week Monday, November 12th. Thank you!

Basketball season starts next week Monday! The coaches will be getting in touch with their teams to set up practice times. There will be a combined 6/7th grade boys team, an 8th grade boys team, a 6th grade girls team and a 7th grade girls team.

The 6/7th grade boys team still needs a coach! If you are interested, please contact Ian Olson at ianolson@sbcglobal.net.

Schedules coming soon!

Home & School Association

The HSA Board would like to invite you to attend the next board meeting on November 13 at 7:00. An agenda for the meeting is linked below. We will be voting on a project proposal (also linked) to use a portion of existing technology funds for a digital piano. Thanks to Mrs. Dani Binzak for her work on this proposal!

Trivia Night registrations are due on Friday, November 9! We look forward to witnessing your smashing intellects!

Prairie Fire Theater Information:

  • Wednesday & Thursday
    Rehearsal from 3:15 – 7:30 PM.
    Please send your child with a snack for the dinner break.
  • Friday
    Rehearsal from 3:15 – 5:30 PM.
    We will have a pizza party for the cast from 5:30 – 6PM and show time is at 7PM.
  • Saturday
    Please arrive by 1 PM.
    Show time is at 2PM!
    If you have any questions before/during PFT, please feel free to call or text me.

Claire Gnau (608) 658-2898

This week’s links

“Beauty and the Beast” Flyer

HSA Meeting Agenda

HSA Project Proposal

Did You Know?

There is an auction for Prairie Fire Theater front row seats?

Let the bidding begin . . .

As you hopefully know, we will be having a fabulous Silent Auction at our Trivia Night on 11/16. Last year we auctioned off reserved seating for Prairie Fire Theater, but since Trivia Night falls AFTER PFT this year, we are going to do something a little different! This high-demand auction item will be put on the auction block starting on 11/7 at 3PM and will close at 11/8 at 7PM.

Auction Items

– Note: this is for reserved seats only – ticket admission is not included.
A – 4 Reserved Front Row Seats for Friday night at 7 PM
B – 4 Reserved Front Row Seats for Friday night at 7 PM
C – 4 Reserved Front Row Seats for Friday night at 7 PM
D – 4 Reserved Front Row Seats for Saturday afternoon at 2 PM
E – 4 Reserved Front Row Seats for Saturday afternoon at 2 PM
F – 4 Reserved Front Row Seats for Saturday afternoon at 2 PM

To Participate

Use the link below to find the item you would like to bid on. Enter you name as if you were signing up, and include your bid in the comments. (Bid increases should be at least $5 increments.)


Winners will be notified by Thursday evening and money will be due by Friday at noon (checks payable to IHM Home & School.)

If you have any questions, please direct them to ihmhsa@gmail.com