Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Another Busy Week....

This is a copy of the Grade 5 news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star on April 16, 2010.

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

Rogan Seaward (grade 1) and Alex Williams (grade 3) who tied for third place in the National Engineering and Geoscience Month Poster Contest.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary Speak Off was held on Monday night. Everyone did very well. The winner was Carla du Toit who spoke on Smoking. The judges for the Speak Off were Mr. Peter Antle from the Rotary Club and Mrs. Bernadette Meiwald past Director of IHMS. Thank you to the Stevenson family for sponsoring this Speak Off again this year.

There was a second orientation for the September 2010 Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.

The grade 5-9 students traveled to the Arts and Culture Centre on Thursday to see the TNL performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. It was a great show. Sarah MacDonald-Anderson from TNL will be coming to our school on Monday afternoon to do a theatre workshop with our students.

First Reconciliation was held on Thursday evening at All Hallows. Thank you to Mrs. McCarthy, Mrs. George and Mrs. English for helping out with this important night. Thursday was also Earth Day. Classes celebrated with special earth activities and stories.

Today we are visiting the forestry fair and having our annual science fair. The parent viewing starts at 1 and ends at 2.

Class News
The Junior Kindergarten classes did Earth Day activities and are working on the number 8.Vicki Janes, the student from CONA is leaving today. The students will miss her. Thank you for your help and kindness.

The Kindergarten class is learning how to take care of their health and studying data analysis in math.

The Grade 1 class is excited for their Earth Day celebrations this week. They are also excited to visit the Forestry Fair today and the Science Fair this afternoon.

The Grade 2 class is learning about dinosaurs. They enjoyed the Earth Day activities. They had a bake sale to raise money for a new class pet. They got a Beta fish named Bubbles.

The grade 3 and 4 class would like to congratulate their classmates who participated in the ice show. They are working on novel studies and looking after their hamster Nibbles. Nibbles has been enjoying sleepovers with many of the students who have gotten to take him home for the night.

The Grade 5 and 6 class is doing a craft in religion and created plays for social studies class which they performed for other classes in the school. They are also creating sculptures in art class. They are excited about the St. Pierre trip next week.

The Junior High class is having math and science tests this week. On Monday they visited the public library. They are hard at work on research papers.

Next week our grades 4-9 students will be on a trip to St. Pierre. Bon Voage!

Coming up in May will be the annual May Crowning celebration for our Holy Mother.

The mini-reporters are having a great time in St. Pierre. A la prochaine!