Monday February 12

“We are very grateful to all of the families who provided meals for us while we have been adjusting to our newest arrival.  It is yet another reminder of how special the IHM community is–  Thank you!”  Sincerely,      The O’Rourke Family
“This past week, we welcomed two new teachers into our building.  Mrs. Menno began in the Middle School Science position and Mrs. Pettinger began in the 4th-grade teaching position.  We are offering parents a chance to meet the teachers before parent-teacher conferences by holding a short meet and greet in the classrooms this Tuesday from 3:30-4:00.  The teachers will be available to greet you and introduce themselves to the community.   I am excited to have these two educators in our building and look forward to the wonderful and Christ filled education that they will provide at IHM.”   Mr. Thomasma
TOMORROW, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13, IS A FREE JEANS DAY in celebration of St Valentines Day Parties being held a day early (Ash Wednesday is Valentines Day this year!)
JOIN US FOR MASS THIS WEDNESDAY…ASH WEDNESDAY!  8:30 am for the All School Mass or 6:30 pm that evening.
BOX TOPS DUE THIS THURSDAY!!!”Reminder to turn in your box tops to your homeroom teacher by THIS THURSDAY!  The entire school will get a special treat if we exceed our $1000 goal.  We’re more than halfway there!”
ALL SCHOOL SKATING PARTY/FUNDRAISER   This Thursday Feb 15 from 5:30-7:30 at the Kentwood Fun Spot. Admission is $6 per person includes skates. For the first 50 participants, we get back $1 per person. For each person after 50, we get $3 back per person!  Bring the whole family!   The Kentwood Fun Spot      14- 52nd St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
USED UNIFORM EXCHANGE GOING ON NOW.  Bring in your still in good condition school uniform items, and take home off the rack what fits. Please hang your clothes that you bring in! Racks are outside the first grade classrooms. Special thanks to Mrs. Becker who organized our school closet! Thank you!
SAVE THE DATE   IHM Women’s Guild is hosting a LADIES BUNKO NIGHT  No experience necessary! Wednesday February 28 at 7 pm in the Hearts and Hands Room. Bring a friend along!
SAVE ANOTHER DATE    THE IRISH VIKING II  Celebrate St Patty’s Day a day early this year and support your Athletic Association!  Join your IHM friends Friday March 16 in the Demazenod room and Gym for Food, Adult beverages, multi screens showing multi March Madness Games. Prizes and fun on top of fun!
THINK FALL. THINK FUNDRAISER. THINK IT COULD BE YOU?  The Home and School Association’s largest fundraiser of the year is in need of a chairperson(s) for this coming November event. No idea is off the table for the theme or the type of event for that matter. Prayerfully consider if this is a way you are being called to serve? Then call Mrs. Cathy England and talk it through.     616-706-2277
8TH GRADER SERVICE PROJECT:  Support the Christian Service project organized by Grace V.  Grace will bring in donuts for the class that brings in the most of the following items for the homeless via St Vincent DePaul:  Blankets, socks and underwear (new please), house hold goods (towels sheets soaps pillows shampoo) toys and or stuffed animals (preferably new)  Thank you!