Eagle Express 11/8/23

Eagle Express Newsletter

November 8, 2023

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.

I have left in the sign up links for parent-teacher conferences for one more newsletter 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 this Friday, November 10th. Families not signed up by that day will be assigned a time, which might not be convenient for your family.

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 1st Grade: https://forms.gle/Hd1eUJc1hWpFeLji8

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5th Grade: https://forms.gle/g79KhYEnyJC4YtsJ9

Middle School: https://forms.gle/sBddZDkrE8NJNKxF9

Faith Formation class for tonight! November 8 – Potluck Dinner at St. Patrick Church at 6pm.  We will be having a mac-n-cheese bar  We will provide the mac-n-cheese along with ham.  Dinner will be served by our fantastic Knights of Columbus from both IHM & SP.

Catholic schools provide a firm foundation for your child’s growth and development. Pray for a year filled with faith and learning. Let’s be a community of service to each other and to our world. On behalf of Father Chad, Father Bill, Father Mark, and 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

Appointments are now required for entry to IHM School. This practice adds an extra layer of security and also helps us make sure we have enough time for you. Please note that this requirement does not pertain to individuals who have established recurring visits or parents picking up/dropping off students during the school day.

Our Grandparents/Special People Day is coming up on Tuesday, November 21st. Grandparents and special people 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 reception, 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!

IHM Illness Policy:

COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 Communicable Disease/Illness 

Check your student for symptoms daily before school:

  • Fever (100° or higher), chills, or shaking chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  • Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nausea or vomiting, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Headache, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies), when in combination with other symptom
    *Vomiting and fever may or may not be associated with COVID-19. If your student is experiencing only one of these symptoms, they may return to school once the symptom has resolved after 24 hours without the use of medications.

If one or more of these symptoms are present, please keep the student home. The CDC  recommends testing for COVID-19 with a PCR test or rapid antigen test (home test or administered at a pharmacy or clinic). Please contact the school to report illness and absence, and test results.

Please also keep students with these symptoms home:

  • Fever or chills (without other symptoms):  Check temperature with a thermometer. If the temperature is 100 or higher, keep the student home until their temperature remains lower than 100 for at least 24 hours without giving fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea (without other symptoms) within the last 24 hours. Keep the student home until they tolerate their regular diet and there is no nausea/vomiting/diarrhea for at least 24 hours.
  • A rash or communicable infection (such as pink eye, strep throat, mono etc.) Keep the student home from school and call your health care provider for further medical evaluation.

Students can return to school when their symptoms have cleared, according to the guidelines above.

Thank You

Many thanks to our neighbors, the Sisters of Mary Morning Star, for leading our students in Adoration at their convent most Wednesday mornings through the school year (the K-5 attends on a rotating schedule.) We appreciate their time in leading the students in adoration prayer!

EdCo (Educational Commission) News       edco@ihm-school.org

Raise Right Update

Now you can add a debit card to your account during checkout on RaiseRight.com and the latest version of the mobile app, with a low 1% convenience fee. This new payment option offers even more flexibility in how you choose to pay for gift cards, and provides a lower-fee alternative to paying the 2.6% convenience fee on credit card purchases. 

You can securely link an account at any time by visiting Account > Settings > Payment Options.

IHM Volleyball

Congratulations to IHM White for their 3rd place finish in the 6th grade league!  Thanks to the 5th and 6th grade coaches, Callie Meiller, Randy Meixelsperger, Nick Tomev,  Maria Riordan, Damien Hebert and Julia Ladik!

Grades 8th Grade team has their end of season tournament this weekend! Please see maislathletics.com for the full schedule.

Go Eagles!

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

Christmas Market Field Trip Notification

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

Nothing this week

Did You Know?

Our annual Benefit Dinner & Dance will be held on Friday, January 26th, 2024 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sun Prairie! The Benefit Dinner is our largest fundraiser benefiting our parish and school. Please mark your calendars, as it is a fun night and you won’t want to miss it!