Eagle Express 4/29/2020

From the Office

Dear Parents,

Would your family be interested in making a card or writing a letter to a senior (or several!) at Heritage Monona? Cheri Nelson, the Property Manger, reached out to us: “Father Chad provides a monthly service to our residents at Heritage Monona, for which I and many others are grateful! I’m wondering if you may have students that would be interested in sending a note of encouragement to one of our Independent residents.

We have 88 Independent living units and approx. 100 residents with spouses. Many of our independents do not drive and are already quite immobile and a couple of them confined to their units. I’m noticing that our no visitor restrictions are affecting them much more since the extended stay-at-home order.”
If you would like to reach out to a senior with a card or letter, email Mrs. Winter at secretary@ihm-school.org the number of letters/cards that your family would like to write, and she will respond with the names of that many residents. You can then mail the cards to that person at 211 Owen Rd., Monona, WI 53716. Thank you so much for helping to lift the spirits of our neighbors!
Today is midway through the 3rd Trimester, so it’s a great time to check your child’s progress in Teacher Ease, if you haven’t done it recently! Please reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns. Teachers will continue grading as they have throughout the year, but report cards will look a little different at the end of the trimester. We will keep you posted on those changes as we finalize them. Thank you for your patience
All school families can be included in IHM’s “parish-wide”communications, even if they are not parishioners. It is simple, all you have to do is text: mononacatholic to 84576. From there you will be prompted to an easy form to sign up. You will be automatically added to the groups that you select. There is a flyer linked below with more info!
IHM School is still legally mandated to take attendance. Of course, this is very different from when we are all in the same building. We have determined that if we hear from a student at least once a week (from Monday-Friday), in any way (email from student or parent, turned-in work, Zoom Mtg. attendance, see they checked into Moodle, etc.), they will be counted as in attendance that week. Please keep this in mind, and make sure to connect with teachers at least once a week. If we do not hear from a student in a given week, they will be marked absent for the entire week, and we will attempt to reach out to that student.

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.


Callie Meiller, Principal


Office Reminders

  • Enrollment for the fall is open. Log into FACTs Management to find the enrollment packet. If you attempt to enroll and you get the message “you are not the enrollment responsible parent”, either sign in with the other parents account (or create one!) or email Mrs. Winter and she can change the “responsible parent” in the system! Let us know if you have any questions!
  • The Grant & Aid application is available here: Grant & Aid Application
  • Future 4K families: the deadline to Open Enroll has been extended to May 29, 2020. If you do not live in the Monona Grove School District, but would like your child to attend the MG 4K at IHM, we highly recommend you complete open enrollment here: https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment.
  • Future ECE, 4K, or Kindergarten students: if you need care in the summer sign up here ECE Summer Sign Up
  • Future 1st-6th Grade Students: Enrollment for the IHM Summer Camp Programis here: IHM Summer Camp.
  • If you have a child that will be NEW TO IHM next Fall you must fill out the IHM application. Don’t worry about applying if the student attended IHM at any level this school year (including ECE & 4K). You will need to create an Application Account. Please do that here ASAP: IHM New Student Application.
  • Fr. Chad is continuing to do our usual Thursday morning all-school mass, streaming on the Parish Facebook page at 10:00 AM, just click this link https://www.facebook.com/ihmcatholicschool.org.
  • Do you want to help with morning announcements? Email Mrs. Meiller at cmeiller@ihm-school.org.
  • The IHM Tax ID Number is 39-0828125.

Thank You

Muchas gracias to Ivonne Blahnik, Lorianne Aubut, and Monica Connolly for all of their support of our Spanish-speaking families!

HSA News

The deadline for HSA Budget Proposal Applications (formerly known as Project Proposals) is tomorrow, April 30. Projects that have been funded in the recent past include wobble seats for classrooms, new tables and chairs for the library, a new piano keyboard and a contribution to the school playground. Any IHM parent or staff member is welcome to complete an application, which can be found here: Project Proposal Application
Please contact Elizabeth Hoelter (elizabeth.hack@gmail.com) with any questions.
SCRIP: Please consider checking www.shopwithscrip.com for Scrip Now availability if you are making online purchases or getting take-out meals! It’s quick and easy to support IHM with your purchases!

In Need of Help with Food for your Family?

These Madison sites offer free food at the following places and times, no need to sign up, any person can pick up at any site, no matter what school district you live in:

-Monona Grove High School (Front Circle by Main Office Entrance) 10:30 am to 10:45 am
-Winnequah School 11:00 am – 11:20 am
-Glacial Drumlin School 11:00 am – 11:15 am
-Taylor Prairie 11:20 am – 11:35 am
-Cottage Grove School 11:45 am – 12:00 pm

-Badger Rock Middle School on Rimrock Road 11:00-11:45
-Lincoln School off of Park St. 1:00-l:45
-Leopold School on Post Road 11:00-11:45
-Lafollete High School ll:00-11:45

This week’s links 


Did You Know?

Thanks for everyone who shopped the IHM Online Book Fair! We will let you know how much was raised for our school as soon as we find out!