Thursday, April 15, 2010

We're Glad To Be Back After Easter Break!

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
Jump Rope for Heart and Stroke Foundation. Students raised money through pledges for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and took part in a skipping challenge. Back (L-R): Nathan Anderson, Brayden Ryan, Sarah Campbell, Katerina Hamann, Alex Williams, Nicola Du Toit, Vanessa Ford, and Kiya Morrissey. Front (L-R): Maria Reynolds, Brooklynn Companion, Olivia Park, Douglas MacKenzie, and MacKenzie Brothers.

Everyone had a great Easter Break and we are glad to back. We had the first round of speeches for the elementary speak off in our classrooms on Wednesday. Five people were chosen to go to the IHMS Elementary Speak Off on Monday, April 19. They are: MacKenzie Brothers, Katerina Hamann, Abigail Companion, Aaron Hancock, Jasmine Penney, Carla Du Toit, Faith Yates, and Christopher Barnes.

On Monday classes started the Jump Rope for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Students are still collecting sponsorship money for this activity.

This week we welcome Mrs. Marie Ryan to our school. She is substituting for Mr. Hancock while he is away on leave.

Today is casual day. Yeah!

Stars of the Week

We would like to congratulate all of our students this week who have received awards for their extra curricular activities.

Brayden Ryan, who plays on the Adam B team, won a bronze medal at the provincial hockey tournament over the Easter Break.

Anna Brake received the award for Most Improved at the Silver Blades Skating Club annual awards ceremony.

Grade 6 student, Jasmine Penney, has been nominated for Corner Brook Female Athlete of the Year.

Grade 1 student Rogan Seaward and grade 3 student Alex Williams have tied for third place in the National Engineering and Geoscience Month Poster Contest. They both received a letter and a t-shirt. Congratulations everyone!

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten classes are working on the letters “S” and the number “8”. They are looking forward to their kindergarten orientation next week.

The Kindergarten class is studying capacity in math class. They loved the Easter break.

The Grade 1 class is getting ready for the science fair. They are learning about new life in science. They miss Miss Bennett a lot.

The Grade 2 class is doing sums in math and learning about dinosaurs. They are getting ready for their First Reconciliation.

The grade 3 and 4 class is happy to be back to school. Their hamster is growing and has a new play area.

The Grade 5 and 6 class welcomes two new classmates. Recess and Lunch are baby gerbils they have adopted as their new classmates. The class is enjoying playing with their new friends and learning all about them. They are excited about the elementary speak off and are working on novel studies.

The Junior High class has started their sewing projects and are reviewing for their science test. They are looking forward to their field trip to the Arts and Culture Centre next week.


Monday night is the Elementary Speak Off at 7 pm in the cafeteria. Also on Monday night is the Rusty Cup Challenge where RNC officers and staff members from local schools play a game of hockey. This game is in aid of the Kids Eat Smart Foundation. All tickets sold by our students goes towards our school breakfast program. Contact the school for your tickets.

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

Friday, April 23 is the annual school Science Fair. Viewing for the parents will be from 1-2 pm.

The mini-reporters are back and shining. We’ll be back next week with more news.