Friday January 5, 2018

“WHERE IS MARY?” Right before Christmas break, a lovely family (remembered that) offered to take the Fatima Statue/Devotion home  (hmmmm, but don’t remember who). Kindly ring the school office and let us know when you can return it? We’re grateful to have other families ready to welcome the rosary prayers and our Lady into their home. Thank you! Like to sign YOUR family up for a week of family rosaries with the traveling statue? Email Mrs. Lowe at clowe@ihmschoolgr.com 

PRESCHOOL INQUIRY NIGHT  Thursday January 18 at 6:15 pm in the DeMazenod room! Parents will start with a brief presentation while junior high disciples will play with your toddlers in the gym!  A number of ‘seasoned’ parents will be here to share their IHM preschool experiences with you as we  conclude with refreshments and an open-house tour of the Preschool and Child Care building. An $80 deposit holds your child’s spot for next year!

THE JANUARY HOT LUNCH MENU shows the incorrect week for Catholic Schools Week.

Image resultCatholic Schools Week (CSW) will kick off with the Killgoar Foundation Winter Social on Saturday Jan 27, and wrap up with the IHM School Carnival on Saturday February 3!  IHM Students will serve the weekend masses of Jan 27 and 28th, be involved in community activities as well as celebrations here at school! Details regarding the whole week of activities forthcoming!

CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are excited to be bringing back the Carnival this year. It will be Saturday, February 3rd from 6:15-8:30 pm.  We need a number of volunteers to make it a huge success! Most shifts are just 45 minutes so you will still be able to enjoy the Carnival with your family and the shifts are lots of fun – selling tickets, check in, helping run games and hand out prizes, handing out concessions, helping with a cake walk, etc. Please prayerfully consider how you can do your part to make this a great event for our IHM families. Please sign up for a shift here.  Questions? Please email nicole.may05@sbcglobal.net.

Attention 6-8th grade families…This Sunday, January 7th is XLT, 7-8:30pm at St. Thomas Parish. Praise and worship, Adoration and Social time!  What a great way to begin your week!

LAP-TIME AND OPEN-GYM FOR TODDLERS   Next Thursday Jan 11 from 10-11:00 am and 11:00-noon respectively.

AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS MEET next Thursday Jan 11 at 6:30!

THE IHM ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION invites all parents to their next meeting, this Tuesday,  Jan 9 at 8:30 pm in the DeMazenod Room.  IHM Competitive sports begin in 5th grade so it’s the perfect time for parents of current 4th graders to get involved! No commitment for attending but being informed helps everyone and as always, you never know if your ideas could be the start of something great! IHM Athletic Association helps to facilitate life lessons on the field and off; provides a no-pay to play benefit of team membership and provides an annual budget of over $20,000. See you Tuesday evening!

EDGE NIGHT RESUMES next Wednesday evening, 7:15 pm in the Gym for Junior High Students!

NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY JANUARY 15!

“In what small ways does Immaculate Heart of Mary School strive for excellence?”

Answer #101 and 102.  We believe in civil society and manners and pleases and thank yous.  Our kids are encouraged to greet adults first when they pass in the hallways, with a generous smile and eye contact. We also ask our young men to remove their hats when entering our school and church.

THE CALL FOR PRAYER PAGE HAS BEEN UPDATED  In need of spiritual support from this powerful praying community? Have a blessing you’d like shared with prayers of thanksgiving? Contact Mrs Colleen Lowe at clowe@ihmschoolgr.com to have your petitions added to our CALL FOR PRAYER page.  https://ihmparish.com/school/call-for-prayer/

COTTRELL FAMILY CARINGBRIDGE PAGE  Since CarePages shut down on December 31, and some regular visitors to Mr. Ken Cottrell’s site are not on Facebook,  Mrs. Cindy Cottrell asked we share his CaringBridge  page using the following link:  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kencottrell2    Please keep them all in  your prayers!