Eagle Express 5/10/23


Eagle Express Newsletter

May 10, 2023


From the Office

Dear Parents,

Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday to all of our special moms, grandmas, aunts, and mother-figures! God bless you!

I am back from Washington D.C., where I traveled with several of our 8th graders (all were welcome, only a few chose to attend this year) as well as students and teachers from six other Catholic schools in the Madison area. We had an amazing time! From attending Mass in at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, to learning about the history of our country, seeing many museums, we all learned so much and had a great time doing it! I highly encourage our 7th grade students to attend the trip next Spring – they will not regret it!

Enrollment for the IHM Summer Programs are now closed. If you enrolled, watch sometime in May for a confirmation of days that your family will need the Summer Programs – you will have that chance to change your dates if necessary. If you need the Summer Programs but did not yet enroll, please contact the school office.

The deadline for applying for tuition assistance for the fall is next week Monday, May 15th. 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 

The Kindergarten through 8th Grade Spring Concert is coming up on Thursday, May 11th at 5:30 PM! The students should report to their classrooms at 5:15 PM. Performance attire should be comfortable, safe, colorful, and school appropiate, or their school uniform, no need to go out to buy something special. Families can sit on the field; please no animals, no food, no chairs over 6-inches from the ground. Please note that the playground will be closed before and during the performance. We are looking forward to gathering and sharing our music with you!

IHM’s EdCo is hosting a “Hello Summer Tailgate Party – Potluck” on June 2nd at 5:00 PM. Please join us in the IHM back parking lot. Pull your car into the back lot for some IHM style family fun. There will be an end of the year meeting presented by the EdCo followed by volleyball (including an 8th grade vs. parents game), yard games, music and more. We will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs and serving both adult and kid drinks. Please click the sign up genius below to RSVP. Look for a SignUpGenius in next week’s Eagle Express to sign up to bring a dish to pass.  Please see the flyer linked below for more details. Please RSVP here by May 13th https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E49ACAD23A1FF2-hello.

Book Fair is open this week! Support our school library by shopping the fair! Parents can shop every day from 7-7:30 AM and 3:15-4:00 PM, and before and after the concert on Thursday, from 4:00-5:00 PM and 6:30-8:00 PM! 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 during the week of the Fair for free shipping to school after the book fair! You can also buy a gift certificate for your child to use (or send a Gift Certificate to your child’s teacher!) at the Fair here: https://i55bookfairs.com/product/in-school-only-gift-card/.

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

All IHM Library books are due back to the library by Friday, May 26th. Books not returned by that date will be assumed lost and charged to your FACTs account for June.

IHM School is committed to maintaining a low student/teacher ratio. Therefore the following policy is in effect for withdrawal of students K-8:
-If you withdraw a student after July 15, you are responsible for 1st trimester tuition.
-After November 15, you are responsible for 1st and 2nd trimester tuition and all fees.
-After February 15, you are responsible for the full year’s tuition and all fees.

Current students are automatically re-enrolled. You need to fill out a withdrawal form to withdraw your student. If you have not filled out a withdrawal form, your student is considered enrolled. Please let us know if you have any questions about this policy.

The parish has an immediate need for food donations and/or volunteering for an ordination reception THIS Friday 5/12! Please look at the sign up genius for more information: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084ca4aa29a02-may122023#/

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 the parents who brought bagels, coffee, juice, candy, and other delicious treats for the teachers for Teachers Appreciation Day!  We appreciate our parents, too!

HSA News

Congratulations to the eleven families who have earned enough RaiseRight rebates to pay their annual $225 HSA fee! There are 27 more families who have earned partial credit towards their fee. May 31st is the last day to earn rebates towards your HSA fee. The remaining balance will be charged to your FACTS in June.
Go to www.raiseright.com
For new members, enter IHM code: 22AEBL1F7477

IHM Sports

Friday, May 12th

5:00   7/8th Grade Boy’s Volleyball at St. Maria Goretti

Saturday, May 13th

8:00   7/8th Grade Boy’s Volleyball at IHM

10:00   7/8th Grade Boy’s Volleyball at IHM

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

3K/4K Family Music Night Flyer

“Hello Summer” Tailgate Party Flyer

Zoo Field Trip Permission Slip for Grades K and  8 (also in hard copy)

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

Zoo Field Trip Permission Slip for Grades K and  8 (also linked below)

Did You Know?

Every IHM student receives a yearbook! There is no need to order – the fee is included with your tuition costs! The Yearbook will be sent home near the end of the school year.