Eagle Express 5/15/19

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

It is teacher contract time, which means it’s also time to let you know about the staffing changes that we know about for next fall. IHM is sorry to be saying goodbye to Mrs. Nicky Booth, our 3rd grade teacher, who has decided to stay home once her baby is born. Middle School math teachers Mrs. Haas and Mrs. Davis were only a one-year appointment, so we have known they won’t be back. Mr. Shane Reinbold will be staying with IHM, but will be taking on the Development Director position, which means that he won’t be teaching Middle School religion. We appreciate all these awesome teachers have done for IHM and we will miss them! I will be working on hiring a new 3rd grade teacher, and have already started the interview process for a new full-time Middle School Math and Social Studies teacher. I will keep you updated.

We hope parents had as much fun as we did at the ECE-4K Spring Concert on Monday! The other spring concerts are tomorrow, Thursday, May 16th at 5:30 (PreK-3rd Grade) & 6:30 (Grades 4-8) PM in the gym. Students can wear pajamas (no slippers), all black, or their school uniform. No need to go out to buy something special.

Remember that the General HSA meeting for tonight has been cancelled.

Future Middle School families (students entering 6-8 grade in the Fall) please see your student’s Eagle Express green folder for exciting news about the new Middle School electives program starting next year. There is a short turn-around time for the course selection forms, so please look for them and send them back by Monday, May 20th. See the letter for a lot more information.

I also wanted you let you know that IHM will be changing tuition services as of August. The Diocese has directed that the year after next (20-21) we switch to FACTS student information service (instead of TeacherEase, which we use now). We have made the decision to also switch to FACTS tuition management, which we will start this fall. We will let you know what you need to do and when!

Memorial Day weekend is coming up soon, come and join in the festivities at IHM! The Parish festival will start Sunday afternoon with 2nd annual Volleyball tournament and evening events, and after the parade on Memorial day from 11-5. All students are invited to walk with the IHM group in the Monona parade on Memorial Day. More details about the parade will be shared as soon as they become available.

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

  • All IHM Library books are due back to the library by Tuesday, May 28th. Books not returned by that date will be assumed lost and charged to your Smart Tuition account for June.
  • There will be NO KINDERGARTEN on Friday, May 24th, so Mrs. Hess can run the Kindergarten Experience Day for our future Kindergarten class. If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please click here.
  • If you still need to enroll in the IHM Summer Camp Program (for Fall grades K-6) please contact the school office.

Thank You

Thank you to all who donated to the Pregnancy Helpline diaper drive. We collected 3,522 diapers! This supply will last just over one week, supporting over 50 families with diapers for their babies. In addition, we collected clothes, books, toys and $655. All of these great items directly support Dane County families in need. To find out more about Pregnancy Helpline visit www.pregnancyhelpline.net. Thanks so much to all of our families for their generous donations! The 3-5th grade won a pizza party for the most donations per student!

IHM Eagles Athletics

Tournaments are this weekend. See www.maislathletics.org for the schedules.

Good luck IHM Eagles!

HSA/Athletic Committee News

The Spring HSA General Meeting that was scheduled for May 15 has been CANCELLED. We will be sending an end of year update in an upcoming newsletter.

The Sports Awards Ceremony is next Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. All athletes and their families are welcome to attend. If you would like to contribute an appetizer, please sign up here.

The Athletic Committee is partnering with the IHM Parish Festival to run concessions during the Outdoor Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, May 26 from 12pm – 4pm. We are looking athletes and their families to volunteer for a shift. Sign up here.

Registration for the Outdoor Volleyball Tournament has been extended to Monday, May 20. If you have a team or are looking to join one. Cost is $25/person. Tournament will be played rain or shine. In the case of severe weather which results in cancellation, registration fees will be refunded. Teams will sign waivers and pay day of event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

This week’s links

This week’s hard copies

  • Electives Letter, Course Catalog, and Choice Form (5-7th grades)
  • Summer Reading Program Flyer (Grades 3-8)