Eagle Express 9/15/21

From the Office

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to the Garcia-Rojas family –  4th grader Sofia Garcia, and her parents Felix Garcia and Fabiana Rojas –  on the birth of a new baby girl this week, Rebeca! 

Dane County has extended the mask mandate to October 8th, so IHM will continue to require masks for all of our students, staff, and anyone else in our school building, at least until that date.

Picture Day is coming up tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 16th! It is a no uniform day, so kids can dress up for pictures. You can order picture packets online at Capital School Pictures store here: www.capitalschoolpictures.com, call Capital School Pictures to order at (608)839-1700, or mail the order form sent home last week (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LINK ON THE PICTURE FLYER IS INCORRECT – AND ORDERS SHOULD NOT COME BACK TO SCHOOL – ORDER ONLINE, OVER THE PHONE, OR ON THE WEBSITE ABOVE) All students will be photographed, even if they have not ordered a picture packet. 

Thank you for support IHM School’s fundraising for Afghani refugees this week, led by the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades! Send in coins for our Coin Collection, send $2 on Friday to dress down that day, or buy Kona Ice in the parking lot after school on Friday!

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, or myself. 
4. Please feel free to contact us if you need our help! 

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 8th.  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!

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!

God Bless,
Callie Meiller, Principal

Office Reminders

  • Please be aware that if you drop your child in the back of school before 7:45 AM they are unsupervised. Supervision on the back playground starts at 7:45. Before school starts at 7:00 AM, and is $2 per day. Before School students should be dropped off at Door #2 (the front gym door).
  • New families who paid enrollment fees will have the $100 credit on their account as soon as there are charges. If you had no charges for Sept, or only had less than $100, you will see the remainder of the credit on coming months. Returning IHM families do not receive a credit for their enrollment fee.
  • 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! 

Thank You!

Many thanks to Mr. Matt Matenaer for stripping, sanding, and repainting our Panda Ball pits on the playground!

HSA News

Below is a brief agenda of the HSA Fall General Meeting, Thursday, September 23rd at 7 p.m. ***Please note that the time has been revised to 7 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we look forward to seeing you there! We plan to provide child care for the meeting. See the flyer linked below! 

I. Refreshments
II. Overview of HSA – mission, calendar, budget, fundraising, questions
III. Officer Elections
IV. Fish-fry Sign-up

This Thursday and Friday is Thankscripping!!! If you make online Scrip purchases on these two days, there are extra rebates!  Email ihmhsa@gmail.com if you have any questions about Scrip.  

IHM Volleyball

Saturday, Sept. 18th

8:00       6th at St. John

9:00      7th (combined team with St. Dennis) Queen of Peace

10:00     7th (combined team with St. Dennis) Queen of Peace

Did You Know?

Starting this fall, you can join other people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in conversation as we learn more about Jesus, pray together, and have fun.  An Apostolate Staff member will lead this group on Saturday mornings at 9:30am on Zoom.  We hope to gather in person 4 times a year to build community and go to Mass together if possible. Please register by calling the Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities – Diocese of Madison at 608-821-3050.