Eagle Express 3/1/23


Eagle Express Newsletter

March 1, 2023


From the Office

Dear Parents,

Report Cards for Grades ECE and K-8 are available today! ECE will have paper reports in your child’s backpack. Grades K-8, log into your FACTs Family Portal to view the report cards (check after 5:00 pm tonight). Mrs. Meiller will also email a copy to your email address.

If you did not sign up for a conference for your 3K, 4K, or 3-8th grade student, we signed you up for a time. Please look in your email in the next few days for that scheduled time. If you cannot make it, please email Mrs. Winter at secretary@ihm-school.org or your child’s teacher, and they will attempt to find a better alternative for you. 

For five Thursdays during Lent IHM students can pay to dress down for $2 each day. The money raised will go to the Pontifical Mission Society.

Dates: March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23, and April 6 

Cost: $2 each day the kids choose to dress down

Student should bring money to their homeroom teachers, in an envelope marked with their name and the dates being paid for. If you would like to sponsor another child or give an additional donation please let your child’s teacher know! Thanks for participating in this great cause!

Tuition rates have been set for the 23-24 School year, and the sheet with those amounts is linked below. You may notice that the increase in tuition is higher this year than it has been historically. I wanted to tell you that, following the advice of the Into the Deep initiative to pay our teachers and staff more fair wages, the entire tuition raise is going into a payraise for our teachers and staff. You will notice that their are no more separate fees listed – this enables your family to deduct the entire tuition amount from your taxes. Let us know if you have any questions, as always. 

Tuition assistance is available for students in grades K-8 whose families qualify. Apply for assistance for the 23-24 school year here: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid . We encourage you to apply if you feel you need assistance; 20% of our current students are receiving some form of financial aid, and most of families that apply some level of financial aid. Please fill out the form by May 15th, 2023.

IHM is hosting Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer from 7/17-7/21 from 9am-noon for children going into grades 4K-6th grade! The theme this year will be “Cathletics: Training to be Champions for Christ”. Last year, it was very popular with 70 children attending. Please consider volunteering! Contact Marnie with questions at mharrington@ihmparish.org. For more info and to sign up, click https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpyQ_kn7X-dsIGfJ93ByurMbXBPQcwyVUAe1K2f6Idk66g0A/viewform!

Wednesday Formation Night is a Potluck Dinner in Marian Hall tonight at 6pm.  We will provide Scallop Potatoes and Ham. We are in need of sides, salads and desserts! Please sign up at https://ihmparishmonona.flocknote.com/signup/107376 to bring an item to share. Dinner will be served by volunteers from our St. Anne’s group.

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

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:  ” 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

 Thank you to all of the parents who are working our Fish Fries this year! We appreciate your dedication and hard work to helping IHM run our fantastic Fish Fry to raise money for our Home & School Association, which supports our school!

HSA News

The Home & School Association invites all dad’s and special male role models to our upcoming Donuts for Dad‘s event on Wednesday, March 8th from 7:30-8 a.m. in Marian Hall.

If you are volunteering at the upcoming Fish Fry on March 10th and will be using childcare, please e-mail ihmhsa@gmail.com 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

8th Grade Boys teams have end-of-year tournaments this weekend! Find the schedules at maislathletics.org.

Watch this space for Spring sports schedules!

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

Tuition Information for 23-24 School Year

March Menu

IHM Specials Classes Update

Donuts for Dad’s Flyer

BioTech Field Trip Permission Slip (7th Grade Only) Also in hard copy

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

BioTech Field Trip Permission Slip (7th Grade Only) Also linked below

Did You Know?

Lent is the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter observed by the Roman Catholic, Eastern, and some Protestant churches as a period of penitence and fasting. Sundays aren’t included in the 40-day count.

Since Sunday’s aren’t included, Lent technically lasts 46 days!