Eagle Express 9/21/22


Eagle Express Newsletter

September 21, 2022


From the Office

Dear Parents,

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year from September 15 to October 15! Hispanic and Latino Americans make up almost 20 percent of Catholic school students and 10 percent of Catholic school teachers (NCEA, 2021).  Incorporating multicultural education into the Catholic classroom is an effort that proves fruitful not only for English Language Learners (EL), but for every student. IHM is thrilled to have our Hispanic/Latino students in our family! Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Tuesday, October 4th is the feast of St. Francis! To celebrate, Fr. Chad will be offering a  Pet Blessing at pickup that day. Please read the attached flyer for more information.

On Friday, October 7th, IHM is excited to be hosting a Holy Mass for the Consecration of Schools, Bishop Hying presiding! Every school in the Diocese will be sending a delegation of students to this special Holy Mass. Because of the limited space, only the IHM 8th grade, and the teachers, will be attending. Per the Diocese of Madison parents and students in other grades are not invited to the mass due to limited space.  The Mass will be livestreamed for our other classrooms to watch, and we will share that link with our parents so you will be able to watch if you wish!  The Mass will end with a Eucharistic procession of all attendees around the block.

I am still hunting for a person to help with our Afterschool Program every afternoon from 2:30-5:30. This is a great job for a an at-home parent, as your kids can come with you! If you know of anyone that would be interested, please have them email me at cmeiller@ihm-school.org

 As an added bonus, included with your tuition, you and your children are welcome to attend the weekly Wednesday Formation Nights at IHM! This is an enhanced formation night for everyone (children and adults) to deepen our community’s formation in the Catholic faith. We will be having a Kick-Off Dessert Party in Marian Hall on Wednesday, 9/28 from 6-7pm to tell you more! All parish and school families are invited! It’s important to attend to learn how we plan to incorporate youth and adult catechesis, adoration, witness testimonies and fun potluck social gatherings.

Our Formation Nights are drop in with no need to register for school families and parish adults. 

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!

Peace & Blessings,
Callie Meiller, Principal

Office Reminders

  • 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 7th.  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!
  • Remember, the FACTS withdrawal date for tuition and fees (including 4K wraparound and ECE tuition) is the 20th or 25th of the month, depending on what you day you chose. All incidental fees (including afterschool, lunches, etc.) are withdrawn on the 25th of the month.
  • 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 Mrs. Heidi Walters, our amazing chef! She is working hard to provide a variety of healthy, delicious lunches! We appreciate Mrs. Walters and all of the extra steps she is taking to help keep IHM students well fed!

HSA News

Mark your calendars! The HSA Fall General meeting is TOMORROW, Sept 22nd at 6pm in Marian Hall. Please note that we anticipate that the meeting may last until 7 p.m.  At least one parent per family is required to attend. Childcare will be provided, and a free-will offering for childcare would be appreciated to support the IHM 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip fund. Please read the attachments on Volunteer Shift Requirements very carefully, and come prepared with any questions that you may have. Shift sign-ups will be available at the end of the meeting. We will also have a vote for elections for the HSA board at the meeting. 

If you’re interested in helping to provide translation in Spanish during the meeting, please contact ihmhsa@gmail.com.  

IHM Sports 

Saturday, September 24

8:00       6th Grade Girl’s Volleyball at IHM

10:00       6th Grade Girl’s Volleyball at IHM



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

Pet Blessing Flyer

Fish Fry Shift Requirements Letter

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

 Nothing this week

Did You Know?

Homework Club is our afterschool care for students in Grades 4-8, from 3:05-5:00 (they can attend afterschool from 5:00-5:30 for no extra charge). Students do not need to sign up ahead, they can report to the following classrooms:

Monday – Mr. Schnell 
Tuesday – Mrs. Derks
Wednesday – Mrs. Veencamp’s Classroom
Thursday – Mrs. Lipski

Friday- Homework Club Kids will join After school care (Pick up at Door 2 or on the playground)

Please come through the back door of the school to pick up your child.