Eagle Express 9/13/23

Eagle Express Newsletter

September 13, 2023

From the Office

Dear Parents,

Our IHM School 5th Grade Class is once again collecting gently worn coats, hats, mittens, gloves and snow pants (sizes infant to adults) for Koats for Kids.  You may drop these items off in the barrels in the church or school through Friday October 6th.  After counting the items, we will deliver them to Klinke Cleaners, where they will be cleaned and donated to the Community Action Coalition and distributed to families who need them.  Thank you so much for making this winter a little warmer for those in need!

The first few weeks of school are an adjustment for everyone, students, parents, families,and teachers! I wanted to share a few tips from our counselor, Mr. Marty Keane, about how to support your students through this adjustment. These are Marty’s suggestions:

1. If your child comes home with complaints or challenges about classmates, ask if they want you to just listen, or if they need you to get involved. Often they just need to vent, and listening will be the only thing you need to do. Teachers are fully equipped to handle small disagreements at school without getting parents involved.
2. If your child wants to take action, determine if it’s an issue that they can handle themselves (using their words, telling adults, etc.) or a larger issue that you need to get involved in.
3. It may help to wait 24-hours, to give yourself time to separate your own feelings from your child’s feelings, and to think about what you would like to do and what you would like from the school: either by supporting your child by talking about the actions they can take themselves, or contacting your child’s teacher, Mr. Marty (mkeane@ihm-school.org), or myself.
4. Please feel free to contact us if you need our help! 

Catholic schools provide a firm foundation for your child’s growth and development. Pray for a year filled with faith and learning. Let’s be a community of service to each other and to our world. On behalf of Father Chad, Father Bill, Father Mark, and the teachers and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary School, God bless you for choosing Immaculate Heart of Mary School!

Peace & Blessings,
Callie Meiller, Principal

Office Reminders

Please be aware that if you drop your child in the back of school (or they walk and arrive) before 7:45 AM they are unsupervised. Supervision on the back playground starts at 7:45. Our Before School Program starts at 7:00 AM, and is $2 per day. Before School Program students should be dropped off, or they should walk to Door #2 (the front gym door).

Thank You
IHM School will be covered with prayer every day of the school year! Thank you for your prayers! A big thank you to Claire Clemens for bringing this idea to life! You can still sign up to pray—never too many prayers! Sign up at: https://ihmparishmonona.flocknote.com/signup/96794

EdCo (Educational Commission) News

The Eagle’s Nest Uniform Resale Store will be open throughout the school year on  

First Wednesday of the month – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Second Friday of the month – 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Third Sunday of the month – 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Specific dates will be listed on the IHM Google calendar, and are on the flyer linked below, if you want to print it out for the fridge! For questions or to request an appointment outside of regular hours, please email edco@ihm-school.org (“Eagle’s Nest” in the subject line). 

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! 

IHM Sports 

Friday, Sept. 15

5:00     7/8 Girls at IHM

7:00     7/8 Girls at IHM

Saturday, Sept. 16

8:00     7/8 Girls at IHM

9:00       5/6 Girls WHITE at IHM

10:00      5/6 Girls GREEN at IHM

11:00     7/8 Girls at Country Day

Sunday, Sept. 17

1:00       5/6 Girls GREEN at St. Maria Goretti

2:00     5/6 Girls WHITE at St. Maria Goretti

Go Eagles!

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

Library Introduction letter

Eagle’s Nest Hours and Info

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

 Nothing this week

Did You Know?
Picture Day was yesterday!  Empire Photography will  contact you by email with your own webpage to view the pictures and place orders so please watch your email. If your child was not at school yesterday, no worries! Retake day is Tuesday, October 17th, from 8:30-9:30 AM!