Eagle Express 4/12/23


Eagle Express Newsletter

April 12, 2023


From the Office
Dear Parents,

We hope you had a blessed Easter with lots of time together with your family!

Next school year, our HSA (Home & School Association) and SAC (School Advisory Committee) will be merging to a new committee called EdCo. You can see the by-laws of EdCo here: https://bit.ly/410qbdl. Please complete this survey if you’d like to be involved in the IHM Education Commission (EdCo) next school year: https://forms.gle/Xssfmf3Zgfats62v9.

Mrs. Winter is hosting an I:55 Christian Book Fair in the libary from May 1-5th! Please see the letter and flyer in your child’s backpack today for lots of info!  There will be books to look at here at school, but your child will need to order and I:55 will send the ordered books to IHM 7-10 days after the Fair. If you can’t make the Book Fair, you can visit the website to order here:  www.i55bookfairs.com/school/wi029. Use the code FREESHIP2WI029 for free shipping to school after the book fair! You can also buy a gift certificate for your child to use at the Fair here: https://i55bookfairs.com/product/in-school-only-gift-card/. We hope to see you there!

All middle school students from our parish and school in grades 6-8, are invited to an overnight retreat at Camp Gray with other students in the Diocese to grow in their Catholic faith, have fun, and build friendships! They will meet at IHM on Fri 4/28 at 5pm for pizza before departing shortly thereafter. We will return to IHM on Sat 4/29 at 5pm. To register please email rscaperlanda@ihmparish.org today! PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DIFFERENT TRIP THAN THE IHM 8TH GRADE TRIP ON APRIL 24/25.

Our Wednesday Family Faith Formation Night is tonight April 12 – Catechesis Night in Marian Hall at 6pm.  Our speaker will be Fr. Michael Radowicz from St. Bernard Parish who will be talking about the Marks of the Church, Communion of Saints, Forgiveness of Sins, Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting.

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

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. Spanish-speaking families that prefer a Spanish language tuition assistance form, it will be available very soon. Please watch the Eagle Express for that form soon!

The sign-ups for our Summer Programs are open, and the programs are both filling up! Sign up ASAP! The deadline is Friday, April 28th.

 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

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 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 moms and special people who attended Muffins for Moms!  It was a fun celebration of the many wonderful women in our lives! Thank you to Matt Matenaer and the volunteers who hosted the event!

HSA News

Nothing this week

IHM Sports

Saturday, April 15th

TIME CHANGE!  2:00   7/8th Grade Boy’s Volleyball at Country Day

Sunday, April 16th

2:00   7/8th Grade Boy’s Volleyball at St. Dennis

3:00   7/8th Grade Boy’s Volleyball at St. Dennis

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

Book Fair Letter and Flyer

8th Grade Overnight Field Trip Permission Slip (also in hard copy)

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

Book Fair Flyer in English and Spanish

8th Grade Overnight Field Trip Permission Slip (also linked below)

Did You Know?

IHM students raised $1140.68 for the Pontifical Mission Society during our Lenten “Dress Down Days” campaign! Thanks for all who participated!