From the Office
Can you believe this is already the last Eagle Express of 2020? As I reflect on the year, I am really moved by the community here at IHM School. Even though it has been a challenging year, there are still blessings every day! God bless you and your family, and may the peace of Christ be with you through Christmas and the New Year!
If you haven’t done it yet, please fill out this survey and return it to the school office – the deadline is today: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEKKu9uA4iisn-tkZXerLbxFMWvJnwYexpySeG9I2kZgB5ag/viewform. Your responses help determine the amount of Title 1 funding available to IHM School. That means we get money to provide services to our students!
As Catholics, we recognize the season of Advent as preparing ourselves for Christ’s birth. The 3rd and 4th Advent Prayer services are here if you would like to watch them: #3 https://vimeo.com/491345160/d3f98d2a15, #4 https://vimeo.com/491334197/08e752139c . Students in grades ECE & K-8 will watch the Prayer Services in class on Wednesday or Thursday of each week.
We will be having a Virtual Christmas Family Sing-A-Long tomorrow night! Mrs. Binzak and the teachers are planning for a cozy, at home celebration of Christmas with our families over Zoom tomorrow, Thursday Dec. 17th from 6:00-6:30 PM. Here is the Zoom link and the log-in information:
You will need these to get into the Sing-a-long:
Meeting ID: 834 3495 7457
Dress up in your Christmas best or dress-down in your Christmas PJ’s, gather with your family, and join Mrs. Binzak next week!
The 4th graders are holding a stocking raffle this week. All IHM students can buy raffle tickets for stockings that will be displayed outside of the office Tickets cost $1 apiece or 6 for $5. Winners will be picked before noon on December 18th. Proceeds will be going to St. Vincent de Paul. Zoomers: If you are interested in purchasing tickets please send in money when you pick your materials up and have it marked for Mrs. Lipski and the 4th grade. Thank you for your support!
NBC 15 came this week to record a school shout-out! Look for the K-2nd grades on Dec. 17th at 4:45 and 6:20 AM new broadcasts, and the 3-5th Grades on Dec. 22nd at the same times. You will also be able to find the shout-outs on the NBC 15 website!
And, finally, a Christmas prayer from Robert Lewis Stevenson for all of our precious families:
O God, our loving Father, help us rightly to remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the Angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wise men.
Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Deliver us from evil by the blessings that Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts. May Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving, and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.