Eagle Express 4/5/23


Eagle Express Newsletter

April 5, 2023


From the Office

Dear Parents,

 Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing Spring Break with lots of time together with your family! 

I have very sad news to tell you. One of our parents, Dawn Ladik, mother of 5th grader Justine (as well as IHM alumni Jacob, Jacqueline, and Julia), wife of Rob, passed away over the Spring Break week. We know that you all join in our prayers for Dawn and her beloved family. Dawn was a wonderful part of our community, was well-known and much loved, and we will all miss her so much. Details of a visitation and funeral are listed on her obituary here: https://www.gundersonfh.com/obituaries/Dawn-Marie-Ladik?obId=27597314. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Other office things this week:

Dates are set for the 23-24 school year! Please see the linked calendar below. 

I wanted to let you know that our Summer Programs are filling up, so if you want a spot you should sign up ASAP. The sign-ups are below in the Office Reminders section.

The IHM Dress Code states that uniform shorts and capri pants can be worn starting on April 1st, if the weather is appropriate – which means those items are OK starting this week. But watch the daily forecast, because we all know that Wisconsin weather is fickle, and students will need to go outside for recesses, even if they feel they aren’t dressed for the weather.

Our Wednesday Family Faith Formation Night is tonight, April 5, a potluck dinner in Marian Hall at 6pm.  We will provide Pasta with Marinara Sauce & Meatballs. We are in need of garlic bread, sides, salads and desserts! Please bring an item to share. Dinner will be served by volunteers from our Knights of Columbus group. Hope to see you there!

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

Our SAC (School Advisory Committee) is offering an After-School Extra: Girls On Track. Girls in grades 3-5 are invited to participate in this running-based fitness program emphasizing virtue education and service. We are in need of one or more additional coaches to run the program. Girls grades 6 and above may register as student mentors. Get more information and register in English at https://forms.gle/2Rey8J3jxjR74JHJ7 or in Spanish at https://forms.gle/VEAoWSAvuDKQQKDYA . Registration due April 5.  

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 28th. Please have your students drop the candy off with Sr. Sue! 

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 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

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

 Many thanks to our regular substitute teachers who have been so awesome and available at the first and last minute this year: Tayler Spannknebel, Susie Kurek, and Shelley Bouffiou! We appreciate all of your efforts, your flexibility, and your willingness to be contacted VERY EARLY in the morning!

HSA News

Muffins for Moms is coming up on Wednesday, April 12 from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Join your student(s) in Marian Hall for a morning treat in appreciation of all of the mothers and special female role models in our community! See the flyer linked below for more information!

IHM Sports

We have one Spring team this year, the 7/8th grade boys Volleyball team! Their first games are in April, listed below:

Saturday, April 15th

1:00   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)

23-24 IHM School Calendar

Muffins for Moms Flyer

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

Nothing this week

Did You Know?

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Holy Week Schedule:

Holy Thursday, April 6, 7pm
Good Friday, April 7, 2:30pm
Easter Vigil, April 8, 8pm
Easter Sunday, April 9, 8am & 10:15am