Eagle Express 8/26/20

From the Office

Dear Parents,

Just a few things today, because we will see you tomorrow:
Back to School Day for all Grades ECE, 4K, and K-8 is tomorrow! If you haven’t yet, please sign up for a slot for your family (one slot per family!): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4fa4a72ca31-back. Please sign up and plan to come in, even if your students are going to be virtual. It will be a time for you to check in with the teacher and drop-off or pick-up!
 ECE and Middle School will have virtual orientations on Thursday, July 27th.
If Emergency Order #9 does NOT get overturned, IHM WILL BE AVAILABLE IN-PERSON ( barring further orders!) for child care for our students after Sept. 8th. We will be operating as a Collaborative Learning Program Child Care Environment, with our teachers as the highly-qualified child care professionals. Please trust us that our very qualified staff will do everything they can for your children under the requirements of the order. There are no extra child care fees for next week (K-8), or if we continue under the child-care model.
We touched base with Nelson bussing this week and this is what they reported to us: “We are still able to bus 4K to 2nd graders. We will continue to bus 3rd grade to 8th grade when Emergency Order #9 is lifted or defeated. Feel free to call me with any questions and or concerns.” So we will have a bus for K-2 starting Monday, but not for Grades 3-8 until Emergency Order #9 is lifted. If you have questions, please call Nelson at 608-221-8417 or email at MononaGrove@NelsonsBusService.com.
While meeting with teachers this week, we thought of a few things that will make this safer and easier:
For ALL levels, ECE, 4K & K-8:
  • Birthday treats are welcome, if they are store-bought and individually wrapped.
  • If you can’t find Clorox/Disinfecting wipes from the supply lists, please do not stress! Just skip it!
  • Every student should bring their own water bottle from home (because our bubblers are out of commission).
For Grades K-8:
  • bring their own bagged snacks for the day, instead of bringing in boxes of snacks that were listed on the supply list.
  • If you are desperate for after-school care, please let the office know. Some teachers may be available after school for care, and we will connect you to discuss details and costs.
  • Headphones are VERY important – don’t skip those!
  • K-8 students should bring a bath towel to school (for sitting on outside).
Please contact your child’s teacher if you have a specific questions!
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

  • Mrs. Walters could use some towels (any size), snack-size ziploc bags, and brown paper lunch bags for the kitchen! If you can help her out, please send them in with your child to drop off in the kitchen!
  • We could also use donations of sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and outside yard games for our recess cohorts! Please send with your child!
  • If your child is a Zoomer, there will be parent pick-up/drop-off EVERY Friday(instead of every other Friday). Items will be on the school front porch.
  • Once we come back after Sept. 8th, if you want to switch Roomer/Zoomer status, please let your student’s teacher know and give them at least a week to make the required transfers!
  • FACTs allows you to find staff and family contact information! Log into your account, find “Directory” on the left hand menu, and there are tabs on top for Staff and Students! Parent contact is only shared if allowed in the enrollment form, and is only available to other IHM parents behind a password-protected wall.
  • If you have not yet enrolled, you must do so ASAP. 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.
  • 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. Funds may be limited, so apply as soon as you can. Let us know if you need help with the application.

Email Help

Is someone in your household not getting our emails, even though they are on our list? Try these tips:

1) Check your Spam folder, and change the filters on your email program to redirect those emails to your inbox.

2) If you use Gmail, check your “Promotions” folder, and change your filters.

3) Whitelist email@renweb.com and email@factsmgt.com in your email program.

HSA News

One more drive-through Scrip pick-up tonight, August 26th! Pick-up is between 4-6 PM in the church round-about! You can order ahead online at glscrip.com, or shop from our cards in stock!
During the school year, the Scrip box will be available at the Parish Office Monday – Thursday 9-3, and Friday 9-12, as well as after Mass a few times a month!
Thanks for your support of the Scrip program!