Eagle Express 3/9/22



Eagle Express Newsletter

March 9, 2022



From the Office

Dear Parents,

In his message about Lent this year, Pope Francis said “Lent is a favourable time for personal and community renewal, as it leads us to the paschal mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For our Lenten journey in 2022, we will do well to reflect on Saint Paul’s exhortation to the Galatians: “Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all” (Gal 6:9-10).” May this Lent be an opportunity for us all to do good in our communities, family, and world!

Speaking of that, IHM will be having a fundraiser for Ukraine! For the past several years the students at IHM have not had dress down days during Lent. We had planned on continuing that tradition, but in the spirit of giving, we would like to provide an opportunity to let kids dress down during Lent this year. 

For four Thursdays during Lent IHM students can pay to dress down for $2 each day. The money raised will go to the Catholic Relief Fund for Ukraine.

Dates: March 17, March 24, April 7, April 14

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!

Welcome back to 1st grade teacher Amanda Hanson from her maternity leave! The 1st graders are all excited to have Mrs. Hanson back in the classroom,  for mornings onlyy until after Spring Break. Ms. Greta Kelly will continue to teach the 1st grade in the afternoons until then.

Sr. Sue and the Student Council are asking for donations of small, individually wrapped candies to fill Easter Eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt that the Student Council will be running for students on April 22nd. Please have your students drop the candy off with Sr. Sue! 

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

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
  • 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.


  • 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.


Thank You

Many thanks to our Alumni Parents that still come to help IHM School, including Joe Stilson (Fish Fry), Scotty Risberg (Fish Fry & kitchen), Shirley Diedrich (kitchen), Cathy Fagen (office), and Therese Ladell (library). Even though their students have graduated they are willing to return to help us out, and we appreciate them!


HSA News

ECE through grade 3 students: Please join us for Reading Night on Tuesday, March 22 at 6 PM in Marian Hall. See details on the flyer linked to this email.

Congratulations to Brenda Loftus!  You are February’s SCRIP drawing winner!  Please email scripihm@gmail.com to claim your $50 SCRIP prize.  Thank you for participating in our SCRIP program and doing your part to help our school!

Help us hit our SCRIP fundraising goal of $10,000 this school year! Red Robin has an 11% bonus going on now through March 18th. IHM Enrollment Code is 26C34L197477.




IHM Athletics

Watch this space for Spring sports schedules!


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

Reading Night Flyer

WI Catholic Youth Rally Field Trip Permission Form (Grades 6-8) – Also in hard copy

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

WI Catholic Youth Rally Field Trip Permission Form (Grades 6-8) – Also in linked belo


Did You Know?

The word Lent, the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter, comes from an early 12th century Old English lencten, which meant “springtime,” which was from a West Germanic word langitinaz meaning “lengthening of the day.”