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November 29, 2023





November 29, 2023

Dear Crusader Families,  

I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing and restful Thanksgiving break! As we begin the season of advent, we will have many celebrations and events to look forward to in celebration of the birth of Jesus.   


This year, on December 7, we will host an IHM Band Concert for 6 and 7th grade at 5:30 pm and a Musical Showcase for 5th and 8th grade which will begin at 7pm in the Gym. We will also continue the wonderful IHM tradition of our Nativity Play. Our evening performance will be held on December 14 at 6pm. We invite all to attend this special event! 


We are also excited to announce that this year we will continue the tradition of hosting Grand-Guest Day! Grand-guest Day will be held on Tuesday, December 19 from 8:15am-11:30am. If your child does not have a grandparent in town, please feel free to invite a Special Friend to join them on that day.  


There will be a Nativity Play performance at 9am on Tuesday, December 19. Additionally, Grandparents and special guests are invited to IHM during this day to visit classrooms and see all the wonderful things that our Crusaders are doing! 


In order to successfully plan for the day, we are asking you to register. Each family must complete the REGISTRATION FORM, for the office to obtain dismissal information and guest registration information.  

Information and agenda for the day can be FOUND HERE


December 19 will be a half day for all students. All students will be dismissed at 11:30. There will be no bus transportation home that day, students will need to have their own transportation.  


We are again asking families to participate in sending a Christmas card to an elderly person in our IHM community.  This is a wonderful way to “Thank” a fellow parishioner for supporting our school while sending him/her a Christmas blessing.  These cards truly mean so much to those who receive them. If you would like to participate, please fill out this FORM 


We will send you the name and address of someone in our community. Many times, those who receive these cards are at a point in their lives that they don’t get many Christmas cards. So, cards from our students and their families mean so much to them. Please help if you are able.  


Finally, as we await the birth of the ultimate Christmas gift, it is a perfect time to prepare our hearts for Jesus. Friday, all students will receive an Advent resource to help guide them throughout this Advent season. Please ask your child to share this with you and talk about how you can use this together. 


Many Blessings, 

Ms. Durstock 



**There will be no aftercare Tuesday December 19th** 

Cafeteria News 

**The cafeteria will be CLOSED on Monday, December 18th . All students will need to pack their lunch. ** 


Thursday 11/30 

All School Mass 3W 

Sunday 12/3 

Giving Tree Collection & 1st day of Advent   



Breakfast With St. Nick 12/2/23 

Gather your family & friends....  

Join us for breakfast with St. Nick.  

From 9-11am in the Café & Heritage 

We will have a breakfast prepared by our KOC pancakes, eggs & sausage {with gluten free options}, 

a treat from St. Nick & holiday crafts.  

Walk-Ins Welcome!!! See the flyer HERE 

Santa Shop 


Santa’s Workshop will magically arrive next week. We could use some extra help check out the SUG! Set up a shopping account for your student(s) with MTK link or send in cash or check in the envelope coming home today! You can view the flyer HERE 

Staff Cookie Exchange & Teacher Purse 

Please help wish the entire staff of IHM a very Merry Christmas by contributing to the teacher/staff Christmas purse & or Cookie Exchange. Each family is welcome to donate any amount. PTO will divide the total amount collected among all the teachers & staff. No one will be forgotten! If you love to bake, we would love to have 2 dozen of your favorite cookies. This gives the teachers & staff homemade cookies to kick off their holiday season. Donate via MTK or send in an envelope marked “Teachers Purse,” sign up for cookies on SUG! You can view the flyer HERE 




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 *December Dates to Save*   

12/1-Poinsettia Pick Up    

12/2-Saint Nick Breakfast    

12/4-12/5 Santa Shop   

12/15-Staff Cookie Exchange   

12/19-Grand Guest Day   



IHM Basketball Cheer Registration        

Registration is open to all Kindergarten through 8th grade parishioners/students for the basketball cheer season.  You can register your Crusader now at        

If you have questions, please reach out to Ellen Knoll, Cheer Commissioner, at [email protected]        

Mount Notre Dame is hosting a Breakfast with Sant at Entertrainment Juction 

You can view the flyer HERE 

IHM Troop 694 will be selling fresh-cut trees and wreaths starting this Friday with special Black Friday hours - 8:00am - 8:00 pm! Then Fridays 5 pm - 8 pm; Saturdays 8 am - 8 pm; and Sundays noon - 8pm, through Dec 17. Trees are available to purchase via QR Code during the weekday. Contact [email protected] with questions. God Bless and Thank You for supporting our Troop! 





Children’s Liturgy of the Word      

Beginning Sunday, November 5th at the 9:30am Mass, children, ages 4 to 8, are invited to participate in a Children’s Liturgy of the Word. At the beginning of the Liturgy of the Word during Mass, children will be invited to process out to the choir room with Lindsey Schaaf and Tricia Cobb to listen to Scripture and respond to questions about what happens in the Sunday Readings. Understanding the Gospel reading at their level will help children deepen and explore their relationship with God. They will learn simple Mass responses for the Creed and Intercessory Prayer. Then they will rejoin their families in time to begin the Liturgy of the Eucharist. We will offer the Children’s Liturgy of the Word the first Sunday of the month, November through April at the 9:30am Mass. For more information or to help as an adult, please contact the Formation Office 513-388-4189.      




6:30pm – 7:00pm              

Mass Schedule                                    







1:30pm - Spanish Mass              


**Live-streamed Mass              

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Find IHM School On Facebook AND Twitter AND Instagram!             

We ask all our parents to “like” our school Facebook page              

(different than the IHM PTO Facebook page).              

Our Facebook handle is @immaculateheartofmaryschool             

We ask that you also follow our school on Twitter!             

You can also follow us on Instagram!              

Our Instagram handle is ihmschool