Eagle Express 4/6/22



Eagle Express Newsletter

April 6, 2022



From the Office

Dear Parents,

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

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!

All Monona Grove School District residents are eligible for Summer School Enrichment classes through Monona Grove School District. Here is the information we were given to pass along:

  • This is a link to our Summer School webpage which will have the most up to date information https://www.mononagrove.org/district/summer-school.cfm
    Our course guide will get posted here the week of April 4th and registration opens on Monday, April 11th at 3:00pm.

    Resident Non-MGSD Students
     If you live in the district and participated in summer school last year: Registration will be done online through your Infinite Campus Portal Account. To prepare for registration, families will want to be sure their portal account is activated and that they are able to login. For Infinite Campus portal help please click on this link for guidance.Please review your contact information to make sure it is correct. Also, if you have any health concerns please make sure to notify the summer school office. 

  • If your child is currently a district resident but does not attend a Monona Grove public school and has never participated in summer school: Please enroll in the district as a New Student. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.mononagrove.org/welcome/how-to-enroll.cfm. Once the enrollment process is complete families will be given information on how to set up an Infinite Campus Portal Account where they can register for classes.

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 SAC (School Advisory Committee) is offering an After-School Extra: On Track – for Girls. Girls in grades 3-5 are invited to participate in this running-based fitness program emphasizing virtue education and service. See the attached flyer and registration form. Registration due April 13. 

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

  • Dress down for Ukraine! The money raised will go to the Catholic Relief Fund for Ukraine.

Dates:  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! 

  • Tuition assistance is available for students in grades K-8 whose families qualify. Apply for assistance for the 22-23 school year here, please apply before May 15th: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid .
  • Sign up for ECE Summer Program! For students who are entering ECE, 4K, or Kindergarten in the fall: https://immaculateheartmonona.wufoo.com/forms/q1eibsll0eec2vy/
  • Sign up for Summer Camp! For students entering 1st grade – 6th grade in the Fall, sign up by April 29th: https://immaculateheartmonona.wufoo.com/forms/q1x57ph00ottcg0/
  • 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!
  • 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
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.
  • Let the IHM School office determine that day your children can return, and adhere to that date.


Thank You

  Many thanks to our substitute teachers who have been so gracious jumping into lots of situations and lots of grades this year: Sara Rohs, Tayler Spannknebel, Greta Kelly (who continutes at IHM as an afterschool teacher, Susie Kurek, Shelley Bouffiou, and Abby Noel! We appreciate all of your efforts, your flexibility, and your willingness to be contacted VERY EARLY in the morning!


HSA News

Congratulations to Larissa Munz!  You are March’s SCRIP drawing winner!  Please email scripihm@gmail.com to claim your $50 SCRIP prize.  Thank you for participating in our SCRIP program!

The Home & School Association invites all mom’s and special female role models to our upcoming Muffins for Moms event on Wednesday, April 13th from 7:30-8 a.m. in Marian Hall.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

The final Lenten Fish Fry of 2022 is upon us! We’ll be hosting our first Dine-in event since 2020 on Friday, April 8 from 5:00- 7:30.  Carry out is from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Help us spread the word to family, friends and the community! Please refer to the attached volunteer roster for a reminder for those who have signed up to help this week. Please watch your e-mail for further instructions from your shift’s volunteer coordinator. Also, please note that this roster was current as of 4/3/22. If you made alternative arrangements with the Home & School Association on or after 4/3/22, please note that this roster may not reflect your schedule change. See you there!

Current SCRIP savings amount (through 3/31):  $7,403.16
Current notable bonuses going on:
Olive Garden:  10% (ends 4/8)
Chipotle:  13% (ends 4/8)
Dave & Buster’s:  17% (ends 4/8)
Outback Steakhouse:  13% (ends 4/8)
Airbnb:  7% (ends 4/8)

Help us hit our SCRIP fundraising goal of $10,000 this school year!



IHM Volleyball Schedule

Saturday, April 23

8:00     5/6th Grade at St. Dennis

8:00     7/8th Grade at IHM

9:00     5/6th Grade at St. Dennis

10:00     7/8th Grade at IHM

11:00    5/6th Grade at IHM

Sunday, April 24

1:00     7/8th Grade at Queen of Peace

3:00     5/6th Grade at St. Maria Goretti

3:30      7/8th Grade at Queen of Peace


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

Fish Fry Roster 

Muffins for Moms Flyer

On-Track for Girls’ Flyer

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

Nothing this week


Did You Know?


Lands’ End is having a 40% off school uniforms sale from April 14-27. More info here: https://www.landsend.com/schooladmin/marketing-library/assets/20220414-LESU.pdf

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