Eagle Express 6/3/2020

From the Office

Dear Parents,

This is Mrs. Meiller’s End of the Year Extravaganza week! I hope that your students are enjoying the optional activities I have planned for this week, and are able to catch up on assignments they may have missed over the past few weeks!
I am getting communication from some parents that they are not completing enrollment until they know what school will look like in the fall. I am asking you to please enroll as if we will be in school in person in the fall. We are going ahead with planning that we will be in person in the fall, with necessary measures to keep everyone safe, as well as planning for other possible contingencies. Enrollment fees have already been collected, you can always change your mind, but we do need to plan if schools are in session, to save your child’s spot in their class, and to have you on the contact list over the summer! The link is in the “Office Reminders” below. Please let us know if you need help with the process!
Please take 5-minutes to fill out this very short survey about what is important to you as we begin to make plans for the Fall: Parent Survey.  As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Pick-up/drop-off will be June 8th-10th.
 Drop Off
  • Borrowed technology – tablets, laptops, charger cords, etc.
  • Borrowed textbooks/other classroom books
  • IHM Library Books – students that are not returning to IHM in the fall with books out will be charged for the lost book cost if books are not returned on by June 10th
  • Band Instruments
Pick Up
  • School supplies
  • Art work
  • Gym shoes
  • Items left in lockers – teachers will bag locker items
Only half of our families have signed up for a time – if you have not signed up, please do so now: Pick-Up/Drop-Off Sign Up. You only need one slot per family – you can pick up multiple students items at the same time. If you need help signing up, please let us know!
Drive up to our fish fry this Friday, June 5th from 3:00-6:00 PM. Details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2604589419753399/
IHM will be following the CDC recommendations for making sure our Summer ECE and our Summer Camp are as safe as possible for all of the students, staff, and families. This will include monitoring students for illness, distancing in classroom as much as possible, increased hand washing and cleaning of classrooms and materials on a daily basis, limiting access to the classroom, being outside often, and many other details. Parents will be asked to sign an agreement of the policies. Of course, we are also considering all of these and more for the school year in the fall, if necessary (let us know your thoughts in the survey above!) There will be NO drop-ins for Summer Camp at this time. If you feel you may need the program in any capacity, we highly encourage you to sign up now so you are on the list. You can change the dates you picked anytime with the Camp teachers.

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

  • Our ECE will be open June 4th and June 8-10th. If you need ECE care on one of those days and haven’t yet let us know, please email Mrs. Esser at sesser@ihm-school.org.
  • 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. The form may indicate that the deadline has passed, but there is no deadline, so please apply if you need to, while we attempt to get the form changed. Funds may be limited, so apply as soon as you can. Let us know if you need help with the application.
  • 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: 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.
  • The IHM Tax ID Number is 39-0828125.

Thank You

From Mrs. Winter: This ia a HUGE Thank You to Mrs. Meiller! She has been a fabulous leader through the ins and outs of this unchartered territory of sudden onset online-learning for our entire community, guiding students, families, and staff with grace, love, and good humor, and we thank her for it!

HSA News

Come to the drive through Fish Fry on Friday, June 5th from 3-5 PM!
The HSA will be holding the monthly board meeting on June 9 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. All school parents and staff are welcome to attend. Please email elizabeth.hack@gmail.com if you would like a link invitation to the Zoom meeting. The meeting agenda is linked at the end of this newsletter.
Update from last week- Scrip pick up and shopping will be June 3rd and June 17th in the church drop-off circle drive. We will keep you updated when more dates get added!

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?

5th Grade Lauryn Matenaer won the “2020 Pro-Life Wisconsin Prayer Card Art Contest” with her entry titled Every Life is Precious.” Her design will be featured on 500 prayer cards to be given out at IHM parish! Way to go Lauryn!