Eagle Express 5/12/2020

From the Office

Dear Parents,

Please continue to pray for the Patti Bunders and her family, who lost their daughter Cassandra last week. If you would like to read Cassandra’s obituary, it is here: https://schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/191225/Cassandra-Bunders/obituary.html
I have been getting questions from parents, and I want to let you know that for now we are planning on school running as usual in the Fall, with contingency plans in the works if that has to change because of state guidelines. Please be assured that I will let you know as soon as I do if anything has to change.
More 8th grade plans have been finalized! The clap out will be on May 26th – more information will be coming soon! We will have a virtual graduation blessing, and awards ceremony on Zoom on Thursday, June 4th at 7:00 PM for 8th grade grads and their families. The Zoom link will be shared with you soon. Father Chad & Mrs. Meiller will deliver diplomas to the homes of 8th graders the afternoon of June 4th. We will practice safe social distancing, and hope to get a distanced-photo on those days! Students are invited to dress up for their photo. We will set up a schedule for delivery when we get closer to June 4th!
Mrs. Derks is working on the yearbook! It won’t be ready by the end of the school year, but will be done sometime in the summer. As soon as it is ready, we will let you know how we plan on distributing them. In the meantime, she needs your help! She is looking for pictures – specifically classroom pictures, field trips, learning-from-home, and pictures of sports teams and other groups! Please email them to Mrs. Derks at sderks@ihm-school.org. Thanks for your help!
Our Summer ECE and Summer Camp will be open beginning June 13th. Because child care is an essential service we can be open. The pool, library, and field trip plans may be delayed or cancelled, especially at the beginning of the summer, but the teachers will still plan fun activities and neighborhood walks! If you signed up, you should have gotten a confirmation email from Mrs. Winter – please make sure to reply if your plans have changed – we need to know that we will have enough participation to run the program! If you are interested, there is still time to sign up – see the links below in the “Office Reminders” section!
Our ECE Program will be open on May 18-20. If you did not fill out the form for care for those days, but forsee the need, please use this link to sign up: ECE May Days. There will be no drop-ins those days, please fill out the form if you intend to use the program. If you would like to sign up for possible care from May 26-June 11, do so here: ECE Sign Up May 26-June 11
As a reminder:
8th Grade: The last day of distance learning for our 8th grade will be Tuesday, May 26th.
All other Grades: The last day of distance learning for all other students will be Friday, May 29th.
Jun 1-5 will be “Mrs. Meiller’s End of Year Extravaganza,”a week of daily themes and fun, optional activities to wrap up this amazing but unusual school year, as well as a time for students to make up missing work.
June 8-11 We will schedule pick up times for families to collect materials from school (based on the Badger Bounce Back guidelines) and turn-in times for technology, library and other school materials. Adapted report cards will be ready on June 11.

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. The district code is IHM-WI. 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.
  • Pick up Scrip orders, buy scrip from inventory, or return IHM library books on Wednesdays between 4-6 PM in the church drop off!

Thank You

Many many thanks for Elizabeth Hoelter, HSA President, and Matt Matenaer, HSA Treasurer for all of their hard work, time, and talent helping IHM be a stronger, more vibrant place. They are both at the end of their terms, and we wanted them to know they are appreciated!

HSA News

Because we are unable to hold an in-person Spring General HSA meeting, which under normal circumstances one parent from every family would be strongly encouraged to attend, please view instead our year-end recap slideshow. Thanks to everyone for making 2019-20 a great year! If you’d like to respond to a volunteer request mentioned in the slideshow, or have any other questions or concerns, please e-mail ihmhsa@gmail.com. Thank you!!

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

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Did You Know?

Every IHM student receives a yearbook! There is no need to order – the fee is included with your tuition costs!