Eagle Express 2/3/2021

From the Office

Dear Parents,

 Thank you to all who attended our kick-off Mass and Virtual Open House this weekend. We had a great time, and really presented our awesome school to many new families. We hope you had fun! Catholic Schools Week continues through this Friday with Backwards Day on Thursday, and Class Color Day on Friday!
Remember to send non-perishable food items in with your students for our drive to support Second Harvest Food Bank!

The Vitural Talent show is here! Click this link to view the amazing show: https://flipgrid.com/+ihmwi . We had 30+ submissions from our talented students! We are so blessed to have so many talented students and families at IHM!

There has been a date change for Candy Grams – please note that last day for Candy Grams is now Monday, February 10th. There are extra grams in the office if you need them – just ask your student to pick some up, or email the office and we will send some sheets home.

Two things to do before Wednesday, Feb. 10th:

  • If you do not plan on your students attending IHM in the Fall, let the office know by next Wednesday, Feb. 10th, to avoid being assessed the $75 non-refundable re-enrollment fee.
  • For siblings that have not attended IHM, and other new students: Priority Application for current IHM families and IHM parishioners for the 21-22 school year ends Feb. 10th. After that, application is open to the public. Apply for the 21-22 school year using this link: https://ihm-wi.client.renweb.com/oa/?memberid=14999.

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
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

IHM will again be running a summer program for kids in K-6th Grade next school year! Watch for more information and enrollment soon!
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

  • The IHM federal tax ID number is 39-0828125
  • If a student has been exposed to a positive COVID case, IHM requires 10 days of quarantine from school or proof of a negative COVID test taken the 7th day after exposure, as long as the student is totally symptom-free. We will also support families who choose to keep their children home for the full 14 day quarantine, which the CDC recommends is still the safest course of action.
  • If your child is home because they are sick, we encourage them to rest and recover. Teachers ask that they not log into their classes if they do not have the materials. Thank you for keeping sick kids home to recover!
    If your child will be home for more than a few days, you can request virtual learning materials. Teachers need at least 2 school days to prepare materials. Please contact the teacher directly if you need materials.
  • 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.

Thank You!

 Thanks to all of the families that sent in Bingo prizes for our Catholic Schools Week Bingo game yesterday! There were so many awesome prizes choose from and the kids loved them! Thank you!

HSA News

Please join us on Tuesday, February 9 at 7 p.m. via Zoom for our monthly Home & School Association (HSA) Meeting.

HSA Meeting Agenda

Tuesday February 9, 7pm via Zoom

1. Opening Prayer

2. Review of January minutes

3. Father Chad update

4. Principal Meiller update

5. Fish Fry

6. Other business

For Zoom link, please email Jessica je24ica@hotmail.com

It’s time for our annual IHM Fabulous Lenten Fish Fry’s! This year’s events will be Drive-Thru-style, and will be held on Friday, February 26th and Friday, March 19th. Although volunteer shift requirements have been waived for the 2020-21 school year, HSA is looking for families who would be interested in helping at these events. There are a number of indoor and outdoor, socially-distanced shifts at various start/end times. Please consider joining us in showing the local community and our students what IHM is all about! To sign-up for the event on Friday, February 26, please visit: Feb 26 Fish Fry Sign Up. Another way that you can support the events is by helping to spread the word to friends, family and co-workers, and by stopping by for a delicious meal!

Scrip will be sold following each weekend mass on February 6 and 7. For a list of bonus rebates, please visit: Scrip Bonus Rebates Now, through 2/26/21, you can earn up to 9% rebate on Kwik Trip card purchases.

Did You Know?

February is Heart Heath awareness month and with that we are kicking off our 2nd Annual Kids Heart Challenge! American Heart Association is partnering with IHM and our awesome kiddos to raise funds for a great cause. We have great prizes the kids can earn as well as a great opportunity to show off their jumping skills in an all school jump off (beginning of March). If we have 50% of our families register online our school will earn $150! Go to : http://www2.heart.org/goto/IHOM

Be on the look out for email updates as the month goes along! We are attempting a big fundraising goal this year and we know the kids will be up for the challenge. All month long we will be learning about American Heart and the good work they do, our bodies and how amazing they power us through our days, and of course working toward our Jump-Off and prize day! Thanks for joining in this year. If you have any questions about the kids Heart Challenge contact Mrs. Snider at jsnider@ihm-school.org.

This week’s links 
In your child’s backpack
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