Eagle Express 2/15/23


Eagle Express Newsletter

February 15, 2023


From the Office

Dear Parents,

The sign-ups for our Summer Programs are now open! IHM has two summer programs:

  • ECE Summer Program for students entering 3K, 4K, or Kindergarten in the Fall
  • IHM Summer Camp Program, for students entering grades 1-6 in the Fall.

There is a lot of information on the sign-up forms, links below. Of course let us know if you have any questions!

ECE Summer Program Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/5VK8EmfqA252yd9i9

IHM Summer Camp  Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/DGEppJW4EbA2xPwP6

I would like to encourage you, if your child forgets something in the morning, to refrain from delivering it to school unless it truly is a need (eyeglasses, for example). Rest assured that we have extra gloves, hats, hot lunch, etc. to provide for students. We  want to work with our parents to provide logical and appropriate consequences for forgetting items at home. A day that you need to eat hot lunch at school even if it’s not your favorite, or play on the black top because you forgot your boots or snow pants, is often all that is needed to remember in the future! Thanks for your support!

A policy reminder, as Spring Break approaches, we would like to remind all of our families about IHM’s policy from our handbook for requesting homework ahead of vacation or absences:  

“When a student is absent due to a family vacation, it is extremely difficult to anticipate what homework will be assigned because lesson plans are based on students’ reaction and application of material. Students who are absent from school due to vacation will have their assignments collected in a portfolio until their return. The student can make arrangements with each teacher regarding the due dates of the assignments. No assignments will be given in anticipation of a vacation.”

You are invited to Wednesday Faith Formation Night! Prayer/Adoration Night in Marian Hall at 6pm tonight, Wednesday Feb. 15th.  Our speaker will be the Sisters of Morning Star talking about Contemplation.

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

Order a Talent Show DVD or emailed file of the recording by clicking here: https://forms.gle/bmkaaNHg19YdAEeN6. Order by Thursday, Feb. 23rd.

If you need to find out how much you paid in tuition or child care last year for tax purposes, please follow these steps:

1) Log into your FACTs tuition account at www.factsmgt.com
2) Click the “View Details” link just to the right of “Payment Plan & Billing”.
3) Use the drop down menu to make sure the box below the words Transactions says “All”.
4) Click the box “View Payment Summary”. The screen will give you a total of what you paid in each category.
5) If you need more help, please email Bernie Heit at bheit@ihmparish.org

The IHM federal tax ID number is 39-0828125

IHM Middle School (Including current 8th Graders) have to opportunity to participate in Love Begins Here (LBH) on 6/12-15 at St. Joseph, Dodgeville.

To register: https://madisondiocese.org/lbhregistration 

IHM Covid Policy is: The first day of symptoms or date of a positive test, whichever comes first, is DAY ZERO. They can return to school on DAY SIX, as long as symptoms are improving and they have been fever-free withough medication for 24 hours, and must mask until DAY TEN. If you need help with the dates, let us know! Please report any positive home test directly to Madison Dane County Public Health here: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7062626/PHMDCSurvey22-23.

Thank You

 A big “Thank You” to Mr. Hegge for taking such good care of our school and church, especially moving ALL of the snow all winter long, going onto the roof in -20 windchill temperatures, and making sure we don’t slip on the ice! Say “thanks” to the hardest working person at IHM!

HSA News

The Home & School Association would like to announce the appointment of interim Board Treasurer, Matt Matenaer, following a mid-term resignation. 

If you are volunteering at the upcoming Fish Fry on February 24th and will be using childcare, please e-mail ihmhsa@gmail.com by Wednesday, February 22 with the names, ages, and shift hours of the children that will be attending. A reminder that there is a childcare fee of $5 per child to cover the cost of dinner. This is payable by cash or check upon sign-in.

IHM Basketball

Saturday, February 18th

10:30        6th Grade Boys at St. Francis

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

Milwaukee Admirals Field Trip Permission Slip (Grades 3-5 only) also in hard copy

IHM Summer Camp Flyer

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

Milwaukee Admirals Field Trip Permission Slip (Grades 3-5 only) also linked below

Christmas Concert Performance Recording, if ordered

Did You Know?

The Student Council sold 959 Candy Grams and used 4,478 pieces of candy! Wow! Thanks for supporting the Student Council with your Candy Gram purchases!

A huge thank you to the parents who donated candy, especially those who came through with candy as we were putting the candy-grams together and we were running low!