Eagle Express 9/9/20

From the Office

Dear Parents,

Picture Day is coming up on next Wednesday, Sept. 16th! Capital School Pictures will be here that day from 8:00-8:30 for walk-ins for our virtual students (including 4K), and will stay to take pictures of the rest of the children that day. They also invite virtual students (or anyone who missed pictures on the 17th) to walk-in to their studio in Cottage Grove on Thursday, Sept. 17th from 8-5. You can order picture packets online at their store here: https://capitalschoolpictures.square.site/shop/2. See the link below for more details!
Occasionally parents and committees wish to share something with the IHM community through the Eagle Express. We are happy to oblige! When submitting items for the weekly Eagle Express, please follow the guidelines that are linked below! Thank you for your help!
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 call him at his parish office at 608-221-1521 x7004.
  • If you have a connectivity/technology question for your virtual student, 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 directory is available in your FACTs account under “Directory.”
  • If you have a general question, need to let IHM 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!
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

  • The parish is working on providing a streaming mass for virtual families and parishioners, but it is not available yet. Please stay tuned!
  • There are “No-Uniform” days about every two weeks on the calendar! These will apply to our Kindergarten through 2nd grade students (there is one tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 10th). Even though there are no uniforms required, clothes should still be appropriate for school. Thank you for your support!
  • Due to an influx of new students, our Eagle’s Nest used uniform store is running short on inventory! If you have a bag for donation, we could use some more options! Send them in with your child to the school office! Thank you!
  • 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 parent’s allowed sharing on the enrollment form, and is only available to other IHM parents behind a password-protected wall.
  • 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.

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!

HSA News

See the HSA Newsletter linked below for more information on the IHM Home & School Association, including information about the Scrip program! There are a few SCRIP bonus rebates for a limited time: Kwik Trip 9% through 9/25, Outback 16% through 9/18, and Shutterfly 11.75% through 9/18.”

Did You Know?

If you want to volunteer at IHM School in any way, even as a field trip chaperone, the Diocese requires that all volunteers complete the Online Virtus Program, if you haven’t already. Head to www.virtus.org to register (click on “First Time Registrant” on the left.) If you haven’t done it already, do it so you can be ready for when we are welcoming volunteers and going on field trips in the future!