Eagle Express 2/22/23


Eagle Express Newsletter

February 22, 2023


From the Office

Dear Parents,

Spring might feel like it’s a long way off, but Spring conferences are coming
up on Thursday, March 9th!

Grades K, 1, &  2: Conferences are by teacher request only. You will receive an email from your child’s teacher to let you know if they are requesting a conference or not.

ECE (3K & 4K): Conferences are traditional Parent-Teacher conferences for every student. Click the links below to sign up for a time.

Mrs. Esser’s 3K and 4K MG Wraparound: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-mrs

Mrs. Wellnitz’s 4K:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4FA4AB2AA0FD0-ihmspring

(Spanish-speaking families: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4FA4AB2AA0FD0-march)

Grades 3-8: After a Covid break, we are again holding student-led conferences in the spring for every student in grades 3-8. These conferences will be 15 minutes in length.

When you arrive at your scheduled student-led conference time with your child this is what you can expect:

  • At a student-led conference, your child does most of the talking.
  • Your child will tell you the things he/she is working on in class.
  • Your child will show you samples of his/her work.
  • Your child will discuss with you his/her progress in each class.
  • Your child will discuss with you his/her improvement goals for the remainder of the school year. 
  • After your child has finished he/she will turn the meeting over to you and the classroom teacher for any further questions or comments.

If you have further questions about this exciting process please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or myself. Sign up for a time at the links below:

Grade 3: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-3rdgrade1

Grade 4: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-4thgrade1

Grade 5: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-5thgrade1

Grades 6,7,8: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4FA4A72CA31-6th


All Grades: Please sign up for a conference by Tuesday, February 28th. Families not signed up by that day will be assigned a time, which might not be ideal for your family. 

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.

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

Mrs. Walters could use donations of plastic & paper grocery bags, and towels/rags for the Fish Fry! Please send them in to be dropped off in the kitchen! Thank you!

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’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.”

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

 Many many thanks from the teachers and staff to parent Tayler Spannkenebel for providing a yummy lunch last week! It was much appreciated and enjoyed! We are blessed to work with such wonderful families!

HSA News

The first Lenten Fish Fry of 2023 is upon us! We’ll be hosting a Dine-in & Carry-out event on Friday, February 24, with carry-out from 4:30-7 p.m. and dine-in from 5-7:30 p.m.. Help us spread the word to family, friends and the community! Please refer to the attached volunteer roster for a reminder for those who have signed up to help this week. Please watch your e-mail for further instructions from your shift’s volunteer coordinator. Also, please note that this roster was current as of 2/20/23. If you have made alternative arrangements with the Home & School Association on or after 2/20/23, please note that this roster may not reflect your schedule change. See you there!

If you are volunteering at the upcoming Fish Fry on February 24th and will be using childcare, please e-mail ihmhsa@gmail.com by today, 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.

Butter Braids will be available for purchase ($16/each) at the upcoming dine in IHM Fish Frys. Proceeds benefit IHM Middle School Washington DC Trip. 

IHM Basketball

6th Grade Girls and 6th Grade Boys teams have end-of-year tournaments this weekend! Find the schedules at maislathletics.org.

Saturday, February 25

9:15     8th Grade Boys at St. Johns

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

March Menu (delayed due to weather – will send as soon as possible)

Fish Fry Volunteer Roster

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

Nothing this week

Did You Know?

IHM School will support the Pontifical Mission Societies by having Dress-Down days for the students every Thursday during Lent – but to participate they must pay $2 per day, or $10 for all of Lent. Students can bring the money to their teachers!

Our parish and School Lenten almsgiving will support “The Pontifical Mission Societies which serve the Church’s universality as a global netword of support for the Pope in his missionary commitment by prayer, the soul of missiong, and charitable offerings from Christians throughout the world.” – Pope Francis

Throughout the year, the Pontifical Mission Societies support the proclamation of the Gospel, the building of the church, and the work and witness of mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay pastoral leaders. These missionaries provide food, education, and medical care to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions. through their work, they reveal the compassionate heart of Jesus.