Eagle Express 12/9/20

From the Office

Dear Parents,

We need your help! Please fill out this survey and return it to the school office by next Wednesday, Dec. 16th: 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! It is very important, and we can use your help!

As Catholics, we recognize the season of Advent as preparing ourselves for Christ’s birth! The 2nd Advent Prayer service is here if you would like to watch it: https://vimeo.com/488662171/007738d066 . 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 Concert this year! Mrs. Binzak and the teachers are planning for a cozy, at home celebration of Christmas with our families over Zoom  next Thursday Dec. 17th from 6:00-6:30 PM. We will share the Zoom link next week so keep a look out! 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 grade will be holding a stocking raffle next week, December 14-17. 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!

The Wisconsin Supreme Court  heard the case yesterday about whether Wisconsin Private Schools can continue to meet in-person. As of right now, we can continue the way we have been. If Dane County issues another order, that may change. There is still a chance that may happen, and if the court orders that private schools must follow the county order and go virtual, IHM will plan for Grades 3-8 to be virtual at least through Jan 4th (instead of as a child-care, like we did at the beginning of the school year.) The teachers will be prepared for that, just in case. We will then find out what we are allowed to do, and make a plan for the new year.

Please note the Monona Grove 4K will be virtual ONLY  on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 21 & 22. Wraparound students should watch for a child-care sign-up from the ECE to sign up for care over Christmas Break, including those two days. A reminder that  grades K-8 will have Christmas Break from Dec. 21-Jan. 1, returning on Monday, Jan. 4th.

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

  • All library books are due to the IHM library before Christmas vacation.
  • Thursday, Dec. 17th is a No Uniform Day, and Friday, Dec. 18th is a “Dress in Christmas Colors” Day. 2nd, 3rd, and 5th graders should wear their uniforms to go to church on Friday, and bring something to change into if they wish!
  • Bucky Books make great holiday gifts! The Bucky Book will donate one book to a health care front line worker for each book sold between now and the end of the month. Click on IHM’s link to purchase: https://www.buckybook.com/immaculate-heart-mary-washington-dc-trip. Proceeds from sales benefit the IHM middle school trip to Washington DC and thank our local healthcare workers. Thank you for your support!
  • If you spend time with people outside of your “COVID Bubble” during  Christmas, or do any traveling, please keep your students home for virtual learning for 10-14 days days after contact with those people, or after you get home.
  • Great Christmas Gift Idea! 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!

Many, many thanks to Mary Keaveny for keeping our Scrip program running in these challenging time, finding new ways to sell outside, and raising money for our Home & School Association to support the school! Thanks also to Talitha Cushman for signing on to assist Mary in Scrip sales!

HSA News

Scrip Gift cards make great Christmas gifts! Why not order Scrip and get a tuition credit as a bonus to yourself!

Sunday, Dec. 13th is last day to order Scrip for delivery to school by Friday, Dec. 18th. Order online at shopwithscrip.com, or use the RaiseRight app. We will also sell Scrip after masses for the next two weekends. However, there is no guarantee about cards that will be in-stock without a pre-order by the 13th! If you would like us to send your orders home with your school student, please fill out the form that is linked below in this email (if you haven’t already sent in this form!), and send it into the school office by Dec. 18th.

Please check Shop With Scrip or the Raise Right app daily. Bonus deals also abound on shopwithscrip.com in December and purchases earn you additional tuition credit. Please email ihmhsa@gmail.com if you need help!

Did You Know?

We have several new students at IHM over the last few weeks! Please welcome the following students to IHM!

Luke Binzak – ECE

Corey Bryan – 1st Grade

Miriam Sampene – 1st Grade

Mario Melone – 4th Grade

Cole Kessenich – 5th Grade

Matthew Lakner – 5th Grade

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