Eagle Express 6/1/22



Eagle Express Newsletter

June 1, 2022



From the Office

Dear Parents,

What a nice Memorial Day weekend! We hope you had some extra time to spend with your families and had fun with the IHM events this weekend!

Over-the-counter medication stored for the year in the school office will be sent home with your child next week. If your child has prescription medication stored in the office, please stop by the office sometime before the end of the school year to pick it up! Thank you!

Congratulations to our graduating 8th Grade class! I would like to invite everyone to a great tradition at IHM, the 8th grade Clap-Out tomorrow, on Thursday, June 2nd at 2:30 pm, where we line the hallways of our school to clap the 8th grade class out of the building!

The lost and found is set up in front of the school office starting this week for parents to come in to look for lost items.  Anything not claimed by the end of school will be donated to the Eagle’s Nest or to St. Vincent dePaul Society.

Please watch for an email sometime in June with the instructions for filling out the enrollment packet for your student for the 22-23 school year! All students need to fill it out – it is required each year, and is different than the application for new students.

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.

Peace & Blessings,
Callie Meiller, Principal


Office Reminders

  • Lunch for next week:Monday, 6/6 French toastTuesday, 6/7 Sloppy Joe’s
  • If you are filling out a transportation form for the 21-22 school year, IHM had 173 attendance days this year.
  • All IHM Library books are due back to the library. Mrs. Winter will follow up with students for books that are not returned. Books not returned by the end of the year will be assumed lost and charged to your FACTs account for June.
  • Tuition Assistance is available for students in grades K-8 whose families qualify. Apply for assistance for the 22-23 school year here: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid .
  • Important dates for the 22-23 school year (Grades K-8, also on the IHM Google Calendar):

Aug. 31 : 1st Day of School (K-8)
Dec. 22-Jan. 2: Christmas Vacation
Mar. 24 – 31: Spring Break
Apr. 7-10: Easter Break
June 8: Last Day of School

  • 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.


  • If a child contracts Covid, parents will notify the school and we will communicate to that family the dates that their child will need to isolate (5 days from when their symptoms started – the date of first symptoms or positive test is day Zero) and wear a mask (through day 10). 
  • Parents should continue to keep students home when they are ill.    
    We will continue to have the right to send students home when they are ill. 
  • 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!

  • 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

Thank you to parents Amy Busse and Katie Schwinn for organizing an IHM teacher and staff party! Here is a reminder from them:

If you are able to contribute to the year-end party to celebrate our amazing IHM staff we would greatly appreciate it! The suggested donation is $2-5 per student, but any amount is helpful. Please send by Friday June 3rd. The lunch is on behalf of all IHM families regardless if you contribute monetarily or not. You can send donations in the following ways:

•Venmo account: ktschwinn (Katie also has Zelle or UW Credit money, text Katie below to get those details)

•Cash or check (Katie Schwinn) in the office

If you have any questions or ideas you can reach Amy at amysweinberg@gmail.com 414.429.2900 or Katie at Katie_8888@hotmail.com720.841.2318


HSA News

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


IHM Volleyball

IHM Volleyball is done for the year! Thanks to all who participated this season!


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

English Language Learner Parent Letters (if necessary)

Monona Munchies FREE SUMMER LUNCHES flyer

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

 Nothing this week


Did You Know?


There will be  outdoor scripture and prayer time this summer for IHM Parents and Kids! While the kids play at the school playground, we adults will pray with the upcoming Sunday Gospel passage and for one another. We will meet on alternating Thursday mornings from 9-10 am throughout the summer: 6/23, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4, and 8/18. Drop by as often as you’re available. Contact Claire Clemens (claire.clemens@gmail.com) with any questions.