Eagle Express 3/3/2021

From the Office

Dear Parents,

Please keep the families of 3rd grade teacher Amy Hutson and Custodian Mike Hegge in your prayers this week. Ms. Hutson’s grandfather passed away this past weekend, as did Mr. Hegge’s father. We offer our condolences to the Hutson and Hegge families.
We are so excited to officially begin our BENEFIT WEEK! Follow along each day this week for all of the fun, inspiration, and a chance to participate in our favorite annual event…this year, for a WHOLE WEEK! Check out our Benefit Week website everyday: https://e.givesmart.com/events/jYT/ There will be a new video every day celebrating a different aspect of the IHM community, and new events daily. The silent auction is also open, just visit that website!
Our sports league, MAISL, has voted to offer a spring season – Boy’s Basketball and Girl’s Volleyball for Grades 5-8. There is still a lot to iron out, but I wanted to let you know and gather interest from our families. We ask parents with students in grades 5-8 to fill out the sports interest survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdh4ZojOBtMe_FmXuxVst4xW9P7snLt6a-myA2ZCoVcz29jNA/viewform?usp=sf_link. MAISL IS ASKING FOR A TENTATIVE LIST BY THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 5th so please fill out this form ASAP. More information is available at the link! Thank you!
IHM will again be offering a Summer Camp for students entering 1st grade – 6th grade in the Fall! A flyer with more information is linked below. Sign up here: https://immaculateheartmonona.wufoo.com/forms/qgbff8u0yf06vu/
IHM will also have Summer Session ECE available for younger students (entering ECE, 4K, and Kindergarten). Sign up available 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 you need to find out how much you paid in tuition or child care last year for tax purposes, please follow these steps:-Log into your FACTs tuition account
    -Click the “View Details” link just to the right of “Payment Plan & Billing”.
    -Use the drop down menu to make sure the box below the words Transactions says “All”.
    -Click the box “View Payment Summary”. The screen will give you a total of what you paid in each category.
    -If you need more help, please email Bernie Heit at bheit@ihmparish.org
  • Our Kids Heart Challenge event is March 11 and our final week of donations is THIS WEEK.Register and choose a challenge online at http://www2.heart.org/goto/IHOM Have fun while saving lives!
  • We ask our families to follow the CDC guidlelines for quaranting after travel. If you plan on your students being virtual, you need to alert their teachers AT LEAST two days ahead, the more lead time they have, the better:
    • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
    • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
    • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
    • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
    • Watch your health: Look for symptoms of COVID-19.Getting tested after travel is especially important if you did any of these activities that put you at higher risk for COVID-19:
    • Going to a large social gathering like a wedding, funeral, or party.
    • Attending a mass gathering like a sporting event, concert, or parade.
    • Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters.
    • Taking public transportation like planes, trains or buses or being in transportation hubs like airports.
    • Traveling on a cruise ship or riverboat.Thank you for following these guidelines and working together to keep IHM healthy and in-person!
  • 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.
  • Mrs. Walters could use some more small paper lunch bags! If you can help by donating some that would be much appreciated! Just send them in with your student! Thank you!

Thank You!

Many thanks to Mrs. Michelle Steffens for her assistance in helping our staff find COVID vaccine appointments available to them right away (instead of waiting for the middle of March when the Dane County vaccine clinic for teachers is available.) We appreciate her time and effort!

HSA News

Thank you to all who helped to make last Friday’s Fish Fry a smashing success! With sunshine and warm-ish temperatures, our first Winter Drive-Thru event saw a great turn-out and many opportunities to safely connect with the community! If you’re interested in helping out with the upcoming Fish Fry on March 19th, you can sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aa4ab2da4fa7-carryout1 There are shifts available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and a variety of shifts to choose from. For questions, please contact ihmhsa@gmail.com

Home & School Association Meeting Tuesday March 9, 7:00 pm


1. Opening Prayer

2. Review February meeting minutes

3. Father Chad update

4. Principal Meiller update

5. Fish Fry recap and planning

6. Other business

Please email Jessica at je24ica@hotmail.com for the zoom link

The 2nd half of the HSA Fee for our K-8 families that is normally charged in February will be moved to March starting this year, in order to not be the same month as our Re-enrollment fee. Grades K-8 can expect a $60 fee in March.

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!

This week’s links 

In your child’s backpack

 Nothing from the office, but check to see if the teachers sent anything!