Eagle Express 6/7/23


Eagle Express Newsletter

June 7, 2023


From the Office

Dear Parents,

 As we are wrapping up this busy school year with this last Eagle Express of the year, I just wanted to pause to reflect on this wonderful school year.  We are indeed blessed to have such a close-knit community of parents, teachers, staff, and especially the precious children we all care about so much. Thank you to each one of your for your kindness, your caring, and your dedication.  

Although this week has been all dress-down days, tomorrow, Thursday June 8, will be a dress UP for Jesus day or uniform day, no jeans please. Remember, tomorrow is an early dismissal day at 11:00 AM for all levels! There is no care after 11:00 AM tomorrow

Congratulations to our 8th graders! We wish them all well in high school, and hope they come back to see us. IHM will always be their home! It’s heartwarming to see how close they’ve grown and we are excited to see what they will accomplish as IHM Alumni!

Report Cards will be available on FACTs this week Friday, June 9th. I will also email them to all families. 

 I would like to leave you with a prayer for the summer time:

God of Wisdom,

We thank you for all of the gifts you have given us throughout this school year.

We praise you for giving us life and for choosing us to be your people.

As we come to the end of this school year, we voice our gratitude for the good things you have done in us, and we praise you for all who have shared in the work of this school.
We know this has been a hard year for many of your children, Lord, for many different reasons. We ask you to bless them in your love and give them refreshment and peace. 
We ask you to open our hearts to those who need our love, and our hands to those who need our service.

We praise you God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever.

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. On behalf of Fr. Chad, the teachers and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary School, God bless you for choosing Immaculate Heart of Mary School!

Have a safe and fun summer!

Callie Meiller, Principal

Office Reminders

Medication (including prescriptions, if you haven’t picked it up already) stored for the year in the school office will be sent home with your child today. 

If you are filling out a Madison transportation form for the 22-23 school year, IHM had 173 attendance days this year. If you need your child’s exact attendance, you can find it on your FACTs Family Portal. IHM had 4 snow days this year: 2/9, 2/16, 2/21, and 2/22.

If you live in the Monona Grove School District and would like your child(ren) to ride the bus to IHM in the Fall, you need to fill out this form to request transportation: https://forms.gle/ifeQRE3E87fXPR5F9. Consider filling out the form even if you are unsure at this time, you can always change your mind! Thank you!

Please watch for an email sometime in June with the instructions for filling out the enrollment packet for your student for the 23-24 school year! All students need to fill it out – it is required each year, and is different than the application for new students.

Tuition Assistance is available for students in grades K-8 whose families qualify. Apply for assistance for the 23-24 school year here: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid 

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. The withdrawal form can be found here: https://immaculateheartmonona.wufoo.com/forms/q1wzn5tt0xry2sy/

Thank You

A great big, end-of-the-year thank you to everyone that makes IHM such a great school! Thanks to all of our awesome students, their fabulous families, our wonderful teachers and amazing staff, everyone that volunteers their time, Father Chad Droessler and to everyone in our parish family that prays for us!

HSA News

Congratulations to Emily and Trevor Voice, who were named the final Home & School Association’s “Volunteers of the Year” during last Friday’s Summer Tailgate Party. Their effort and enthusiasm in coordinating this event –  along with last Fall’s Trunk or Treat –  helped to bring our community together for tons of fun and fellowship this year, and we are grateful for their leadership!

IHM Sports

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

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

23-24 Supply List

3rd Trimester Specials Update (Will send tomorrow)

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

Medication stored in office

Did You Know?

We will have office hours through the summer on Thursdays from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM or by appointment, if you need to see us for anything. It’s always best to email first at cmeiller@ihm-school.org to make sure we know to expect you. If you need to reach us over the summer, the best way is to call the office to leave a message, or email Mrs. Winter at secretary@ihm-school.org, or me and we will get back to you as soon as we can.