Category Archives: School News

Monday March 27, 2017

MANY THANKS to the Home and School Committee for putting on such a delightful Guys and Dolls Daddy Daughter Dance Saturday night. You provide an opportunity, every year, for lovely memories to be made between our girls and their important father figures. Bless you, for your all your efforts!

A FULL WEEK OF SCHOOL is in session this week. Please notify the office if your child is absent 241-4633

FIELD TRIP TO MEIJER GARDEN FOR KINDERGARTEN  tomorrow!

LAP TIME THIS WEEK ~ Thursday, March 30, at 10:00 am,  in the DeMazenod room !

BEE  CATHOLIC!  This Thursday at 2:00 pm is the annual IHM Catholic Bee in the DeMazenod room. Fr Troy will be on hand to toss SMARTIES out to the audience and our  Guest Judge–Superintendent Dave Faber! Please join us!

HEARING AND VISION TESTING FOR ALL BUT 6 AND 8TH GRADERS   April 12 and 13. Please make a note of the dates and try to be sure your kids don’t miss this free screening.

SAVE YOUR STUFF   “Stay-cation” families make good use of the time at home during spring break by purging closets and drawers of what doesn’t fit anymore. HOLD ONTO all that stuff and donate it to the Second Best Sale coming up April 21 and 22!

NEED ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS DURING SPRING BREAK?  Have them bake, bake and bake some more!  Donations are needed for the Second Best and Bake Sale on the 21 and 22 of April. Bake and then freeze!

A FEW OPENINGS on the Take Them A Meal schedule to celebrate Baby Lulu’s arrival. Please consider providing a meal to this lovely growing Zaw family!  Go here: http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=NQBL5524

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SCRIP DURING YOUR SPRING BREAK VACATION! Sign up with Scrip at Shopwithscrip.com to take advantage of vacation spending and earn $$ towards your tuition or parish donations! After you sign up, you can also take advantage of mobile Scrip orders at by downloading the My Scrip Wallet app at MyScripWallet.com. Simply follow the instructions and saving money will be at your fingertips! Great for use at restaurants, activities, and shopping while on the go!  Please contact Donna Bramble at (616) 540-7238 or Sherie Berry at (616) 581-3294 with any questions! Have your family members all across the country get on board to help you pay down your tuition! 

*IHM Enrollment code LL555BE813L8

**Physical card orders will be available on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month beginning April 2017

Friday March 24, 2017

LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!   Got  45 minutes you’d like to volunteer at your kid’s school once a week? Have a need to feel REALLY APPRECIATED? Our Lunch-lady, Mrs. Wafa Amash, is in need of at least one volunteer (two would be really lovely) each day to assist serving hot lunch to our kids. Your Help = faster lines=more time to eat=fuller bellies to learn with!  Please contact Mrs. Lowe or Mrs. Brown in the office if there is a day each week you’d be willing to volunteer between 11:15 am and 12:00 noon. Thank you! clowe@ihmschoolgr.com  or cbrown@ihmschoolgr.com 

ART VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Mrs. Ege has got our kids working on clay with the wheels etc. She needs a bit of help supervising during art class on THURSDAYS this spring. Would you, could you strike a deal? Would you, Could you supervise the Wheel?  Please contact Mrs. Lowe or Mrs. Brown in the office if you feel called to assist. clowe@ihmschoolgr.com or cbrown@ihmschoolgr.com

 TWO-MAN-TEAMS NEEDED FOR IHM MENS GOLF LEAGUE!   The IHM Golf League regular play starts Thursday, April 20th and continues for 18 weeks to August 17th, followed by 3 weeks of Tournament Play.  Our League Banquet will be on Sunday, Sept. 17th.

Saskatoon has slightly increased the green fees this year. League dues, hole in one and regular season green fees will total $335 if paying all up front.  If you divide it up, fist half will be $220 and the second half will be $130 for a total of $350. Contact Mr. Jim Yost if you are interested!   yostjim@comcast.net

 IHMers in “ANNIE!”  Avery Plachecki and Anna Murphy (IHM 4th graders) are both in the kids’ production of the musical Annie at Civic Theater.   It promises to be a fun show at a great price (only $5 per ticket – general admission seating) and Avery and Anna would be tickled to see some familiar faces in the crowd!

The shows will be held at Civic Theater on:
Saturday, March 25th at 6:00pm
Sunday, March 26th at 2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at www.grtc.org.  Click on “buy tickets now” link at the top of the page and search the calendar for the dates above.  Civic Theater is anticipating that these shows will likely sell out! Anyone with questions is welcome to contact Mrs. Marleigh Plachecki  at 558-6085.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SCRIP DURING YOUR SPRING BREAK VACATION! Sign up with Scrip at Shopwithscrip.com to take advantage of vacation spending and earn $$ towards your tuition or parish donations! After you sign up, you can also take advantage of mobile Scrip orders at by downloading the My Scrip Wallet app at MyScripWallet.com. Simply follow the instructions and saving money will be at your fingertips! Great for use at restaurants, activities, and shopping while on the go!  Please contact Donna Bramble at (616) 540-7238 or Sherie Berry at (616) 581-3294 with any questions! Have your family members all across the country get on board to help you pay down your tuition! 

*IHM Enrollment code LL555BE813L8

**Physical card orders will be available on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month beginning April 2017

CALLING ALL 7th and 8th Graders!!! TONIGHT IS YOUR SPRING social night with your classmates! Paint ball, gaga pit, volleyball, basketball, dancing, foosball, skateboard park, video games and LOTS of FUN! Admission covered by the IHM Home & School Middle School Social Fund.
Friday, March 24th  7:00-10:00
3 Mile Project   
3050 Walker Dr. NW, Walker

Thursday March 23, 2017

 KIDS CANNOT BE UNATTENDED Please be advised: up until yesterday, there was a parent or two able to stay and supervise after-school choir students in the DeMazenod room. That parent now has other commitments. Please make arrangments NOW for your child to be supervised after school until Choir begins. An option is our IHM Child Care–  available for  $4 per hour per child. Contact Mrs. Lynda Davis at Ldavis@ihmschoolgr.com to register your family.  Any child left unattended after school will be escorted to Child Care and you will be billed for time spent there.  Thank you!

KIDS FOOD BASKET COLLECTION...last day tomorrow. Please consider sending in individual size applesauce packages.

USED UNFORM EXCHANGE GOING ON NOW   Come and see the new “arrivals” every day!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SCRIP DURING YOUR SPRING BREAK VACATION! Sign up with Scrip at Shopwithscrip.com to take advantage of vacation spending and earn $$ towards your tuition or parish donations! After you sign up, you can also take advantage of mobile Scrip orders at by downloading the My Scrip Wallet app at MyScripWallet.com. Simply follow the instructions and saving money will be at your fingertips! Great for use at restaurants, activities, and shopping while on the go!  Please contact Donna Bramble at (616) 540-7238 or Sherie Berry at (616) 581-3294 with any questions! Have your family members all across the country get on board to help you pay down your tuition! 

*IHM Enrollment code LL555BE813L8

**Physical card orders will be available on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month beginning April 2017

CALLING ALL 7th and 8th Graders!!! Plan on FRIDAY night as a social night with your classmates! Paint ball, gaga pit, volleyball, basketball, dancing, foosball, skateboard park, video games and LOTS of FUN! Admission covered by the IHM Home & School Middle School Social Fund.
Friday, March 24th  7:00-10:00
3 Mile Project   
3050 Walker Dr. NW, Walker

 

Wednesday March 22, 2017

ATTENTION: Parents of students who will be attending Catholic Central High School in the Fall.  You must fill out the Request for Parish Subsidy form and return it immediately to IHM Parish office. These were issued a while ago by Catholic Central but not everyone turned them in in December when they were due. Extra forms here: Request for Parish Subsidy form

TOMORROW IS CHIP AND DIP DAY!  In celebration of MARCH IS READING MONTH, classrooms will be reading and dipping and chipping throughout the day. Still in need of some chips for dippin’ and some dip for chippin’  Please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044eafa82ba2fb6-march1  and send your donations in tomorrow, Thursday, March 23! Thank you

KIDS FOOD BASKET COLLECTION CONTINUES   Looking for Juice pouches/boxes donations tomorrow and on Friday, individual size applesauce packages.

SHINE RALLY REGISTRATION FORMS AND MONEY DUE TODAY 

EDGE NIGHT TONIGHT! 7PM in the DeMazenod Room 

NICELY DONE! Divine Mercy Kids Club Members both leading the chaplet following yesterday’s Mass and for a great Tuesday meeting!  Parents, please help your student with the memory prayer for next TuesdayMarch 28 is, “Saint Michael the Archangel” prayer

“Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts by the power of God, cast into hell satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.”

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SCRIP DURING YOUR SPRING BREAK VACATION! Sign up with Scrip at Shopwithscrip.com to take advantage of vacation spending and earn $$ towards your tuition or parish donations! After you sign up, you can also take advantage of mobile Scrip orders at by downloading the My Scrip Wallet app at MyScripWallet.com. Simply follow the instructions and saving money will be at your fingertips! Great for use at restaurants, activities, and shopping while on the go!  Please contact Donna Bramble at (616) 540-7238 or Sherie Berry at (616) 581-3294 with any questions! Have your family members all across the country get on board to help you pay down your tuition! 

*IHM Enrollment code LL555BE813L8

**Physical card orders will be available on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month beginning April 2017

CALLING ALL 7th and 8th Graders!!! Plan on FRIDAY night as a social night with your classmates! Paint ball, gaga pit, volleyball, basketball, dancing, foosball, skateboard park, video games and LOTS of FUN! Admission covered by the IHM Home & School Middle School Social Fund.
Friday, March 24th  7:00-10:00
3 Mile Project   
3050 Walker Dr. NW, Walker

Tuesday March 21, 2017

CALLING ALL 7th and 8th Graders!!! Save the date for a FUN social night with your classmates   THIS FRIDAY!!!!
Friday, March 24th  7:00-10:00
3 Mile Project   
3050 Walker Dr. NW, Walker
Paint ball, gaga pit, volleyball, basketball, dancing, foosball, skateboard park, video games and LOTS of FUN!
Admission covered by the IHM Home & School Middle School Social Fund. 
* Snacks are available at the café and are not included with admission. Please bring money if you think you would like a drink or snack.
TONIGHT!  All School Skate Party at the Kentwood Fun Spot!   $6 covers  admission and skate rental with $1 coming back to IHM School !  6-8:00pm!
MARCH READING MONTH CHIPS AND DIP DAY   We still need donations…please go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044eafa82ba2fb6-march1
SHINE RALLY FOR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT —THIS SATURDAY March 25! SHINE Registration Due tomorrow , March 22!  Turn in Forms and $25 registration fee  to the school office      http://ihmparish.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/shine.pdf

Monday March 20, 2017~ Feast of St Joseph

 DEAR ST. JOSEPH,  You are the chaste and loving spouse of the Virgin Mary, the foster father of Jesus, the provider, and protector of the Holy Family and of ALL families. You, who nestled our Savior to your gentle heart. You who modeled paternal strength through loving service. We have complete confidence in your loving care for new life, and in your fidelity to the family. Despise not our petitions for the needs and protection of our own family, but graciously hear us. Amen.

USED UNIFORM EXCHANGE GOING ON NOW!  Bring your gently used IHM uniforms which no longer fit– help yourself to those that do.  See the tables right outside of our first-grade classrooms.  Uniforms required for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Think ahead for next year!

KIDS FOOD BASKET COLLECTION PROJECT   Begins tomorrow and goes through Friday. See the flyer that came home with your oldest/only child on Friday!

ALL SCHOOL SKATING PARTY, tomorrow evening 6-8:00pm  Kentwood Fun Spot!  $6 PER KID gets them on the rink and with skates! $1 for each ticket comes back to IHM so bring your friends and family!

GUYS AND DOLLS FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE IS THIS Saturday, March 25  here in the IHM Gym following the 5:15 Mass. $25 per couple + $5 for each additional girl! Send your check made out to IHM Home and School, names of those attending and amount enclosed to JOCELYN BUNCE KIDMAIL c/o Alexandra 1st grade by MARCH 22.

GIRLS ON THE RUN  Meets this Tuesday and Thursday right after school

LAP TIME meets this THURSDAY from 10-11:00am in the DeMazenod Room

EDGE NIGHT meets this Wednesday at 7:15pm in the DeMazenod room

STATIONS OF THE CROSS  this Friday evening 6:30 in the church.

 

Friday March 17, 2017

TONIGHT! IRISH VIKING MADNESS HERE AT IHM  7 PM  $20 
CALLING ALL 7th and 8th Graders!!! Save the date for a FUN social night with your classmates!
Friday, March 24th  7:00-10:00
3 Mile Project   3050 Walker Dr. NW, Walker
Paint ball, gaga pit, volleyball, basketball, dancing, foosball, skateboard park, video games and lots of FUN!

Thursday March 16, 2017

“THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU” in almost EVERY Catholic Church in the Diocese TONIGHT!  Fr. Troy will be in the confessional here at IHM between 5-8pm. NOW is the time for Mercy!

DOLL TEA  is this Sunday the 19th at 12:00 HERE!  We are not taking any more reservations.  Please join us with your daughter and a doll or stuffed toy in the DeMazenod room.  Food, drinks, craft, game, and photobooth!  Don’t forget your doll or stuffed toy!  Email with questions!  tietema.megan@gmail.com

KIDS FOOD BASKET FUNDRAISER BEGINS TUESDAY!  Look for flyers coming home today and tomorrow regarding a service project headed by IHM Alumnus/CC Students. Send in food supplies each day and kids get a free Jeans Day!

ST PATTY’S DAY TOMORROW IS A JEANS DAY WITH GREEN ON THE TOP! 

ST PATTY’S DAY TOMORROW IS A 1/2 DAY WITH DISMISSAL AT 11AM 

ST PATTY’S DAY TOMORROW HAS OUR CHILDCARE OPEN, but please call Mrs. Davis to let her know if your kids are coming by this afternoon to make sure we are fully staffed. 616.241.4633

NO HOT LUNCH SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TOMORROW!

 

 

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Bunco Night! TONIGHT  7 pm!  Join our Home and School Association members in the DeMazenod Room for BUNCO, Food, drinks, prizes and a whole lotta fun! 

LAST CALL FOR KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP! Tomorrow is IHM’s Kindergarten Round up. Morning session is full and afternoon still has openings. If you haven’t responded, please call Mrs. Lori Brecken today to sign up for the afternoon session!  616.241.4633

IHM ENROLLMENT 2017-18    UPDATE:

1-Don’t be caught off-guard. You have approximately one month to get your registration in for the Fall—BUT—there is a week of spring break in there and when we come back, it’s holy week. Each current family must re-enroll each year. Enrollment fees were reduced this year, —BUT— they will DOUBLE if you are a current family and don’t turn in your registration packet by 3:30 pm  April 12.

2-Who do you know considering a Catholic education at Immaculate Heart of Mary that hasn’t had a tour yet? Send them our way! A $500 tuition credit is offered to current IHM families who “court” a new family to enroll. IF they enroll and that IHM family agrees to be their HOST family that first year, that IHM Host family will receive a $500 credit on their own kids tuition bill at the end of the school year. This applies for families recruiting a new family with student(s) in K-8.

3-If your family received a Welcome Scholarship in the past from Bishop Walkowiak for enrolling your child in PRESCHOOL ($250) you are still eligible to receive more if you enroll again this year…either in the next highest preschool class or into K or higher. Each new child is afforded the opportunity to receive UP TO $750 total from the Bishop’s Welcome Scholarship for students grades preK-8.  Fill out the application here:  http://www.dioceseofgrandrapids.org/schools/Documents/Welcome%20Scholarship%20Application%20Form%20(2016-17)%20-%20Final.pdf

 

Monday March 13, 2017

This is Fred. Fred is responsible for rising very early and MAKING the donuts every Sunday morning.  It’s very hard work.

This message is from your IHM Home and School Association. They are responsible for enlisting two more families for this Sunday’s (March 19)  Munch and Mingle--to set up, serve, and clean up the donuts. It’s a fun and very easy ministry of the whole family! AND you don’t have to get up as early as our friend Fred. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4daaab23a6fc1-home. You can also email Nicole.may05@sbcglobal.net.

BUNCO NIGHT TOMORROW NIGHT!  Here at IHM in the DeMazenod Room. 7:00pm-10:00pm  Bring a friend. Stay til the end! Eat, drink and have a blast!

7/8 Grade Field Trip tomorrow morning, Tuesday,  March 14,  to see INTO THE WOODS production by Catholic Central High School Drama Department.

MISSED GETTING YOUR FAMILY’S SOULS SQUEAKY CLEAN YESTERDAY? Shine ’em up for Easter this Thursday march 16!  Almost every Catholic priest in the Diocese will be holding extra hours for Confession as they Leave the Light On For You!  Fr. Troy will be here for confessions Thursday 5-8pm!

THIS FRIDAY:   EVERYONE IS IRISH!  Here is how we’ll be Celebrating St Patrick’s Day:

1- IT’S A  JEANS DAY + GREEN DAY! 

2-IRISH DANCERS ARE SET TO ENTERTAIN AT 9:00  ALL are welcome!

3- IT’S A 1/2 DAY! Dismissal at 11:00 for K-8   NO Afternoon Preschool, NO Hot Lunch Service 

4- IT’S IRISH VIKING MADNESS NIGHT here in the gym! $20 gets you food, games, beer and the best place to watch NCAA tournament action, play cards, and celebrate the GREEN!  click here if you plan on attending to help us plan for food and drinks: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbitWh1PCX0bZfFfBvB7mxL4ou41PUOzpMpfD7rhOqWUvqDw/viewform