Friday, October 15, 2010

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 15, 2010

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, October 15, 2010.

By: MacKenzie Brothers, Abigail Companion, Douglas MacKenzie, Hannah Sparkes, Bethany Whelan

Junior High class trip to Steady Brook Falls. Back (L-R): Christopher Barnes, Brian MacKenzie, Patrick Davis, Andrew Dolomount, Taylor Morrissey, and Anri Vermooten. Front (L-R): Carla du Toit, Claire Reynolds and Sarah Keeping.

On Friday we had our Thanksgiving dinner. It was fantastic! Thank you to Academy Canada for the delicious turkey. Thank you to Mr. Graham for leading the choir and Mrs. McHugh for conducting the band.

Everyone was very generous when it came to the food bank donations. There were two full tables of food items, a $50 Coleman’s gift card donated for fresh items and five bags of vegetables. Sarah Keeping, Claire Reynolds and Sam Antle presented the items to Mrs. Agnes McCarthy from the local food bank.

Last Friday we celebrated Mass in our chapel. Thank you to Father Leonard who held the mass.

Will Drover, a student in Madame Noseworthy’s class, donated $119 towards a playground for our school. He was saving up for a dirt bike, but decided to donate it to us instead. Thank you, Will!

On Thursday we had our annual Terry Fox walk. It was a lot of fun! Thank you to Mrs. George who spoke to students about Terry Fox. Also, did you know that Terry Fox visited our school when it was still called All Hallows?

Also on Thursday there was a fun run at St. Gerard’s. A few students ran in this race and did very well. Thank you to Ms. Dutton for training the athletes.

Stars of the Week

Last week Nicole Keeping, William Goodridge and Jenna Yetman ran a fun run at C.C. Loughlin. All did very well, way to go! Congratulations to Anri Vermooten who travelled to Gander last weekend to participate in YC 2010.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten classes are playing Halloween games, making pumpkins and bats. They are learning about spider webs in science and they are decorating their classroom.

The Kindergarten class is learning about plants in science and learning their letter “E”.

The French Immersion Kindergarten class has almost finished learning about Thanksgiving in French.

The grade one class is doing lots of Halloween writing and some cool crafts. In math they are learning to “count on” and to build numbers on a ten frame with pumpkins.

The grade two class is getting ready for Halloween and making bird feeders from milk cartons.

The grade three and four class is working on a birthday party for everyone in their class including their hamster Nibbles. They are also having a Halloween party. I think it is going to be a scare! Boo!

The grade five and six class is learning about poems. They had so much fun in art when they made recycled bracelets and key chains out of old newspaper and shopping bags. They had a great time on the Terry Fox walk.

The junior high class went on a hike to Steady Brook Falls. They also did some geocaching. They are preparing for the Skills Canada Intermediate Skills Challenge.

Coming Up

Basketball try-outs are on Saturday at 10:00 am for girls in grades 4 to 6.

Next week Immaculate Heart of Mary School is collecting used cell phones for waste reduction week. If we can collect enough we can win a green grant for $1,000 to go towards our playground.

On Tuesday our school is having a book fair. We have lots of books for you. It is on Tuesday from 6-9 and Wednesday from 9-5.

All the mini-reporters loved the turkey dinner, yum! See you next week.