Eagle Express 9/11/19

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

This is the 2nd week of the Eagle Express Newsletter! The Eagle Express (this email and the green home folder)  is the main way that IHM School communicates with you. To be well-informed,  read everything pertinent to your family as soon as you can, and fill out what needs to be returned, including the green Eagle Express folder.

IHM is excited to have Bishop Hying, the new bishop of the Diocese of Madison, visiting on Thursday, Sept. 26th! Bishop Hying will be offering the school Mass with Fr. Chad at 8:30, and will visit the school afterwards. All are welcome, as always, to join us for Holy Mass.

Koats for Kids! It’s the time of year to clean out your coat closet and donate what doesn’t fit! The 5th grade is collecting for Koats for Kids now through Oct. 4th. Bring in gently used coat, hats, and mittens of all sizes to the bins that are in front of the office or church, and thanks for your donations!

A reminder for who to contact when:

  • If you have a financial question, or a question about FACTS contact Mr. Bernie Heit at bheit@ihmparish.org, or his extension 7027.
  • If you have a classroom question or need to let a teacher know something, email the teacher directly, or call the main office line to leave them a message. The teacher contact list is linked below – please keep it for future reference.
  • If you have a general question, need to let school know about something logistical(appointment, drop off, etc.), or don’t know who to contact, email Mrs. Winter at secretary@ihm-school.org or call the main office line (leave a message on the general office voicemail if you don’t get through – Mrs. Winter gets those messages.) If she doesn’t handle it, she will know who does and will connect you with the right person.
  • If your child has an appointment and has to leave early, come late, or is sick or going on vacation and won’t be coming at all, please email Mrs. Winter at the above address (she will share it with the teacher, or feel free to include the teacher on the email as well) or call the school Absence Voicemail, before 8:30 AM on that day, or before.

Of course, I am always available to parents, but I do appreciate if you can contact these others first – they are all experts in their fields, and are better suited than I am to answer questions in their areas of expertise!

You may have noticed that all of our No-Uniform Days are scheduled on the calendar, about every 2 weeks, on Fridays.  Even though there are no uniforms required, clothes should still be appropriate for school. No spaghetti straps, no bellies, no short-shorts, and no inappropriate t-shirts. These days are perfect for IHM spirit wear, or cheering on your favorite sports teams! Thanks for your help with these fun no-uniform days!

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

  • Bucky Books are now available for purchase! Coupons and deals for groceries, entertainment, dining, golf, the Wisconsin Dells, and more! Bucky Books are $35 each. Proceeds earned from sales go towards the IHM Middle School Washington DC trip. If interested, please email kim.genne@gmail.com and she will have a middle school student get in touch with you. Thank you for your support!
  • Picture Day is Wednesday, September 18th. Please send a picture packet form with your child that day (or before) even if you don’t want to order a picture packet. Uniforms are NOT required on picture day.
  • Remember, the FACTS withdrawal date for tuition and fees is the 20th or 25th of the month, depending on what you day you chose. All incidental fees (including 4K Wraparound, ECE charges, lunches, field trips, etc.) are withdrawn on the 25th of the month. If you have any questions about FACTS, please call their toll-free number 1-866-441-4637.
  • Do you have time once a week to help during lunch at school? The hours are typically 11:15-12:45, mostly helping students with the salad bar, and light clean up. It’s awesome to see your kid’s during the day, too! Mrs. Walters could use your help! Please email her a hwalters@ihm-school.org.
  • Register now for SAC Fall After-School Extras! Classes will run October 1-October 30 from 3:15-4:30 pm on the days indicated.   Online registration form available athttps://forms.gle/WjoU8vf8fAAFdco58. OR complete the paper registration form linked below.  Payment must be delivered to the school office by check (to IHM Scrip) or cash. Due September 23.

Thank You

Many thanks to all of our amazing, talented, kind, respectful, and reverent students! You are all doing your best every day, and we are blessed to have you all entrusted to our care!

IHM Eagles Athletics

Stay tuned to this space for Volleyball schedules!

HSA News

The Fall General Home and School Association (HSA) Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 PM in Marian Hall. One parent from each family is strongly encouraged to attend. Child care will be provided.  Our meeting will include proposed changes to HSA Bylaws with a vote; we will also elect/re-elect officers for one-year terms. Officers up for re-election include President Elizabeth Hoelter; Vice-President Jessica Stainbrook; and Treasurer Matthew Matenaer. Our Secretary, Christina Engelhart, has reached her term limit (thank you, Christina!) and Talitha Cushman has been nominated for this role. Nominations or self-nominations for any of these offices are being accepted up to and during the September 19 meeting. You may leave a nomination in the HSA mailbox at school or send to ihmhsa@gmail.com. The Agenda for the upcoming meeting is linked at the end of this e-mail.

Current HOT Scrip bonus rebates on www.shopwithscrip.com:

Kwik Trip – 9%
Caribou Coffee – 9%
Delta Airlines – 7%
Shutterfly – 11.75%
To create an account, use IHM School Scrip Enrollment Code DDFBD1BB7477. Click “Shop” and then “Bonus Rebates.
This week’s links

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

Edgewood High School Junior Crusader Season Ticket Pass

Did You Know?

Grades 6-8 have the opportunity to get extra milk at lunch time (in addition to the one milk that comes with a hot lunch). Grades 6-8 also have the opportunity to take a milk at morning break time. These extra milks will be charged to your FACTS account at 35 cents each. Please discuss with your child if you want them to take extra milk, and how many extra they are allowed. Let your child’s homeroom teacher know if you don’t want them to take extra milk.
Thank you!