Eagle Express 5/20/2020

From the Office

Dear Parents,

This is the last week of “class” for our 8th grade. Congratulations to all of our 8th graders and their families. We wish them great success in the future. They are always welcome to come back and visit us here at IHM (as soon as that is allowed!) – we love to keep up with our graduates and find out what is happening in their lives. Everyone is invited to the 8th grade, socially-distanced “Clap-Out” next Tuesday, May 26th at 6:00 PM as we cheer for the 8th graders! Instructions are linked below.
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 long-time 4K aide Mrs. Vicki Pagnucci, and to ECE aide Mrs. Mindy Vitucci. We will miss these amazing woman, appreciate all of the love and time they have given to IHM, and send them with blessings into whatever life holds for them in the future! Their letters to you are below:
From Mrs. Pagnucci:
Dear IHM families,
I hope everyone is safe and healthy. I have some exciting news to share with you. I will be retiring at the end of the school year. I taught at IHM for twelve years and fourteen years at other schools. I can’t express how grateful I am for all of you making me feel welcome at IHM. I will cherish the memories and the friendships I made at IHM. I want to wish you the very best. I hope to see you around once things start going back to normal.
Thanks again,
Vicki Pagnucci
From Mrs. Vitucci:
Dear IHM families and staff,
First of all, let me extend my thanks for welcoming me into your school community. I am grateful that my first experience in the role of teacher was at such an inviting, warm environment. I have been inspired by many of the teachers and administrators and have
treasured my time with the kids.
I have been given an opportunity at the school my children attend(ed). And while I am sad to no longer be employed at IHM, I am excited for my new challenges. I still plan
to support the school fundraisers and events and attend an occasional weekend mass (at least when we are all permitted to return). So, I hope to see you very soon.
Warm regards,
Mindy Vitucci
Our plans for student item pick-up/drop-off is set for June 8th-10th! We will have a sign-up genius (it will be in next week’s Eagle Express) for parents to sign up for a time to come to school to pick up their students items from the classrooms, and to drop off borrowed technology, library books, items borrowed from classrooms, etc. There will be a letter with the guidelines in the next Eagle Express, as well.
For our ECE students for the end of the school year session, 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

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: Hours for Summer ECE will be 7:00-5:30 daily, unless county guidelines change. If you need care in the summer sign up here ECE Summer Sign Up
  • Future 1st-6th Grade Students: Mr. Schnell has talked with the Monona Library, and there will be library enrichment of some kind during summer camp! Enrollment for the IHM Summer Camp Program is 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.
  • The IHM Tax ID Number is 39-0828125.

Thank You

We would like to add to the chorus of Thanks Yous to all of you who are essential workers, taking on extra risk for yourself and your family to serve the rest of us. Mother Theresa said “Love in action is service,” and you are living that! Thank you!

HSA News

Remember that Scrip pick up, or ordering from Scrip that is in-stock, is every Wednesday through May (at least!) from 4:00-6:00 PM in the church circle drive drop-off! We appreciate your continued support!

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

Did You Know?

Mrs. Winter will let you check out books from the IHM Library for the next few weeks! See the IHM library catalog here: http://library.ihm-school.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl to see if IHM has the book and if it is in the library! Make sure it says “Items available: Immaculate Heart of Mary.” Then email Mrs. Winter at secretary@ihm-school.org with what you would like to check out. She will put it in a bag for you to pick up at the Scrip pick up on Weds. between 4-6 PM. This may continue into summer, if there is enough interest! Please keep lists reasonable – no more than 5 books per kid.