Eagle Express 2/9/22



Eagle Express Newsletter

February 9, 2022



 From the Office

 Dear Parents,

  We hope that all of the students had fun celebrating our amazing school during Catholic Schools Week last week! Thanks to all of the parents that chipped in with their time and donations!

A friendly reminder to please call or email the school office if your child will not be at school that day, unless you informed us of a multi-day absence. We know mornings are busy for families, but we have noticed an epidemic of parents forgetting to call us, which mean we have to call you. By law, we are required to make contact with parents about absences! If you have one phone call or email to make, we have a dozen! Thanks for your help with this!

Last week students in all grades celebrated their unique gifts by participating in the Talent Show and the Lip Sync. Videos of both events are available for two weeks (see links below) and the DVD of the Talent Show can be ordered below! Congratulations to the winner of the Teacher lip sync battle — Mr. Schnell!

Talent Show: https://vimeo.com/674540200/024fdffc28

Lip Sync – https://flipgrid.com/ihmwi  – log in with your student username (example – John Showers = jshowers) 

Order the DVD before Friday, Feb. 18th here: https://forms.gle/fAsndxMYUJVqg9NW9

One more day to do these things before Thursday, Feb. 10th:

  • If you do not plan on your students attending IHM in the Fall, let the office know by TOMORROW Thursday, Feb. 10th, to avoid being assessed the $75 non-refundable re-enrollment fee. Fill out the form here: https://immaculateheartmonona.wufoo.com/forms/q1wzn5tt0xry2sy/.
  • 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. 16th. After that, application is open to the public. Apply for the 22-23 school year by logging into your FACTs family portal and clicking the Apply/Enroll link on the menu. Please do not fill out the application for any student that has already attended or currently attends IHM school at any level! Each application costs IHM money, and current/past students don’t need them!
  • CURRENT ECE & 4K students: If you have not done so already, please fill out the survey found here about your plans for the 2022-2023 school year, as well as for summer 2022: https://forms.gle/zDqomonaQEnGScku9.  Please complete even if you are undecided, or your child will not return to IHM for the Fall. Complete this form before Feb. 16th to get priority for a spot in your preferred class.

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

  • 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

  • The IHM federal tax ID number is 39-0828125
  • Masks at IHM are mandatory until March 1st, after that they will be optional but highly recommended, unless the County Mandate changes, or the Covid situation changes. Please note that he Monona Grove 4K students will need to follow the policy of the Monona Grove School District regarding masking. All staff with 4K will also be masked.
  • Staff and students should not come to school if they have or develop:

1 or more of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever (or chills) above 100.4 within 24 hours, new loss of taste or smell, *Vomiting and/or Diarrhea* – is not a very common sign of COVID -19 but exclusion is advised until able to tolerate your normal diet 24 hrs after vomiting/diarrhea stopped.
2 or more of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

Congestion or runny nose, nausea, headache, fatigue, muscle or body aches, sore throat
If a student has 1 or more of the symptoms in the 1st list, or 2 or more of the symptoms in the second list, they should stay home until they are symptom-free without medication for 24-hours OR if they have a negative Covid test 5-7 days after symptoms start. Let us know if you have any questions, and thank you for keeping everyone healthy and safe!

  • Keep students home if anyone in the home has any symptoms, including adults
    Keep students home if they have been exposed and you are awaiting test results, even if they have no symptoms.
  • Let the school office know the situation at your home: if your child has symptoms, if they were exposed to a positive covid case, if you are waiting for test results, or if they are Covid positive, AND the exact dates for those items. Don’t wait for us to ask!
  • Let the IHM School office determine that day your children can return, and adhere to that date.
  •  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!  If you add a name to the bottom of the order, where it says “Name if applicable,” it will add your that name to the piece of clothing. Please note that personalized items cannot be returned, so make sure your sizing is correct.


Thank You

Thank you to all who donated for our Birthday Boxes for the food pantry! Thanks also to Mrs. Walters who delivered the 12 large, beautiful boxes wrapped like presents, full of everything needed for a fun birthday party for a little girl or boy!


HSA News

The first Fish Fry of 2022 is upon us! We’ll be hosting a Drive-Thru event on Friday, February 11 from 4-7 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. See you there! 

Help us hit our SCRIP fundraising goal of $10,000 this school year!



IHM Basketball Schedule

Saturday, February 12

8:00     8th Grade Girls at Abundant Life

9:15     6th Grade Boys at St. James

1:00     7th Grade Boys at St. Denni


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

 Nothing this week

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

 Nothing this week


Did You Know?

Bishop Hying will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for adult Catholics in the diocese on June 5th at St. Bernard Parish in Madison! If you are an adult that has not been confirmed, there is still time before this celebration on Pentecost! Please contact the IHM Parish office at 608-221-152 for more information!