Eagle Express 12/7/22


Eagle Express Newsletter

December 7, 2022


From the Office
Dear Parents,

Advent is here, and the students in grades ECE, and K-8 will be participating in weekly Advent prayer services on Wednesday mornings. As Pope Francis reminds us, “Advent is a continuous call to hope.” May you and your family feel the hope of the Advent season!

Sad news from Miss Hutson: 

“It is with mixed emotions that I inform you I have submitted my letter of resignation as 3rd Grade Teacher of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School effective January 6, 2023. I am honored to have worked with the staff, the children, and the parents at IHM. Please know that I will continue to work diligently in my role as 3rd Grade Teacher until January 6, 2023. It has been after much prayer and thought that I have made the difficult decision to leave IHM.  Due to recent life changes, I am no longer able to support myself financially while working at IHM.  I am blessed to have found a position working for Gunderson Funeral Home as a Funeral Director Apprentice. I want to thank each and every one of you for all your support, and for entrusting me with your children for the past four years. I am honored and feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to be part of the IHM Community. I have so many wonderful memories of my time, and I am sad to say goodbye. During my four years here, I have fostered relationships with many of you and I will cherish the memories and friendships I’ve made during my time here. IHM has been a very special place for me and I will miss everyone.  Although it’s hard to say goodbye to the parents and staff, the hardest part of leaving is saying goodbye to the children. I have grown so attached to them over the past four years. I have loved watching them grow up into amazing young people. Please give them a hug for me and let them know how they touched my heart and life. I treasure my memories of them all. Please accept my sincere thanks and appreciation as I enter into a new chapter in my life.

God Bless,

Miss Amy Hutson”

All of us at IHM will miss Miss Hutson! We wish her the very best in her future endevors, and thank her from the bottom of our heart for everything she has done for our students and school! 

We need your help! Please fill out this survey and return it to the school office by Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022: https://forms.gle/qRVGB3siqTspSEN6A

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! It is very important, and we can use your help!  Your family name and information will be kept confidential at our school, only a summary of the data collected is provided to MMSD where it is utilized for calculating the Title I allocation for services.

 The 4th grade is doing a stocking fundraiser and they need some help.  They are in need of candy, candy canes and stocking stuffers (for kids from ECE through middle school and a few things for adults) Please bring donations to the 4th grade. The money they raise will go to the Catholic Schools that were affected by Hurricane Ian.  We will start selling tickets on December 14th.  The cost is $1/1, $5/6 and $10 for 12.

Mrs. Binzak and Mrs. Wellnitz wanted to share that the 3K & 4K Musical Event will be at 10am Thursday January 19th in Marian Hall. Plan ahead to see the cuteness and musical talent!

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!

Peace & Blessings,
Callie Meiller, Principal

Office Reminders

All IHM library books are due to the IHM library before Christmas vacation.

Join us for a hot soup potluck dinner in Marian Hall tonight, Wed. 12/7 at 6pm!  IHM will provide a few soup varieties. Please feel free to bring an item to share. We are in need of side dishes, salads and desserts! Dinner will be served by volunteers from our Home & School Association.  

We are gearing up for our annual Benefit Dinner & Dance on Friday 1/13 and we need your help to make it a success! We are looking for donations of high-quality bottles of wine and liquor for our Wine Pull Fundraiser that will take place at the Benefit Dinner & Dance on Friday 1/13, a total of about 100. We are also in need of high-quality silent and live auction donated items. For example: themed baskets, gift cards, date night ideas, group outings, vacation destinations, etc. The auctions not only make the night fun, but drive in the most funds! Please bring to the Parish Office by 12/23 or contact Rachel with questions at rmatenaer@ihmparish.org.

Thank You

 Many thanks to the Tom & Sharon Coffey, for donating their beautiful Christmas tree to IHM School! It is up in the hallway being used as a Jesse Tree this Advent!

HSA News

Please join us, virtually, for our upcoming monthly Home & School Association Meeting on Tuesday, December 13th from 7-8 p.m.! For a meeting link and agenda, please contact ihmhsa@gmail.com.

IHM Basketball

Saturday, December 10th

8:00     6th Grade Girls at ALCS

2:45     6th Grade Girls at Queen of Peace


Sunday, December 11th

12:00     8th Grade Boys at St. Maria Goretti

12:30     6th Grade Boys at St. Francis

2:30     6th Grade Boys at Sacred Hearts

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

“A Christmas Carol” Field Trip Permission Slip (Grades 3,4,5 only) Also in hard copy

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

A Christmas Carol” Field Trip Permission Slip (Grades 3,4,5 only) Also linked below

Did You Know?
Wednesday, December 21st will be a Pajama Day for the whole school!