Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy St. Valentine's Day

This is a copy of the Grade 5 news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star on February 12, 2010

By: Abigail Companion, Aaron Hancock, Nicole Keeping and Jenna Yetman

Tarik Rodrigues (grade 2) and Rose MacLeod (Kindergarten) with their completed sewing projects. These projects were completed as part of our after school program sewing group. The sewing group is headed up by Mrs. Marjorie Deckert.

Report cards went out on Wednesday. We know you all did great. Following this was parent teacher night on Thursday.

The Student Leadership Council chocolate heart sale was a success. We had over 400 orders for chocolates. They are being delivered today.

The girl’s basketball team would like to thank Mr. Hancock and Mr. George for referring their game last Wednesday. This weekend the girls have a tournament at St. Gerard’s School. Good luck and have fun.

On Monday of this week the grade 5 and 6 class had a presentation on Malaria by the Canadian Red Cross. Every 30 seconds a child dies from Malaria. Thank you to Martin Osuru and Judy Bonne for their presentation. Also on Monday the Junior Kindergarten to grade 2 students had a presentation from Mr. Everett Pitts from the Burn Center.

To celebrate nutrition month the Junior Kindergartens had a tour of Colemans Food Centre on Humber Road on Wednesday.

Yesterday the school celebrated the 100th day of the school year.

Today we are celebrating the opening of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver with a pep rally during lunch in the gym. Go team Canada!

Class News
The Junior Kindergarten classes are learning the number 5 and celebrating Valentines Day through various types of stories, circle time, art and science activities.

The Kindergarten class had fun celebrating the 100th day of school.

The Grade 1 class celebrated the 100th day of school by doing things about the number 100 in every subject. Today they are celebrating Valentines Day with a class party.

The Grade 2 class is welcoming a new student Olivia Gallant to their classroom. They are very excited to have a new student.

The Grade 3 and 4 class had fund doing a “mad minute” with multiplication and division. They had to try and answer 20 questions in one minute. They are also working on a health challenge in Health class and colouring flags in Social Studies.

The Grade 5 and 6 class is making hand sewn stuffed animals in art class. Some of the animals they are making are lizards, monkeys, aliens and cats.

The Junior High class is doing things for National Engineering for Geoscience month in March. They are designing and building bridges out of Popsicle sticks and glue.

On Tuesday we are having a school pancake breakfast to begin the season of Lent. Plain and chocolate chip pancakes will be served by the Student Leadership Council beginning at 7:45 am.

Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, which begins the season of Lent. Students are encouraged to think of something they can give up for Lent.

Next week is teacher appreciation week.

Have a great weekend from the mini-reporters.