Friday, October 22, 2010

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 22, 2010

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, October 22, 2010.

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

Photo from the Scholastic Book Fair: (L-R): William Goodridge, Nicole Keeping, and Jenna Yetman. Front: Lauren Davis.

This week our school had a Scholastic Book Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday. We sold $2,286.00 in books! Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy and all of the other teachers and volunteers who helped out. There were lots of great books. The theme was “A Book Safari”. Many students won book and toy prizes in the contest “I wish I Could Win”. Also, Nicola du Toit won the family door prize. Her family won $25 and her teacher Ms. Dutton also won $25.

Girls basketball try-outs were held last weekend. Thank you to Mr. Whelan and Ms. Dutton for training with us. All the girls worked really hard.

The Student Leadership Council canteen services began this week. They are selling: 100 calorie chips, cheese strings, water, milk, and ice cream at recess. On Wednesday they held a bake sale to raise money for a haunted house display they are working on with the grade 3 and 4 class. The bake sale raised $84.00. Also, all next week they will be selling bags of vampire popcorn for $0.50. This money will be donated to the playground project.

This week is Foster Family Week and Waste Reduction Week. We are still trying to get as many used cell phones as we can. If we win the contest we will have $1,000.00 for our outdoor classroom project. We had several draws for Waste Reduction Week. Students received prizes made from recycled materials.

We now have a perfect attendance wall posted next to the office. Thank you to Ms. Bennett for your artwork. Many students were excited to see their name on the list.

There was a special mass of Bishop Crosby on Thursday at the cathedral. Many students and staff attended. Congratulations to Bishop Crosby on your new job.

Stars of the Week

This year we had three provincial winners for Foster Family Week. For the Kindergarten poster contest our first place winner was Makayla Ianni. Our primary student winner in grade 3 for her story was Keely Brothers and for elementary in grade 4 for her story Hailey Colbourne. There is a special assembly for them this afternoon in the gym. Also, our school received to plaques for the wall.

Also congratulations to Alex Williams and Hailey Colbourne who ran in the St. Gerard’s fun run last week and did awesome.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten classes are learning about the number “3” and the letter “g”. They are making lots of Halloween crafts.

The Kindergarten class is working on the letter “h” and talking about Halloween.

The French Immersion Kindergarten class is beginning to learn French vocabulary. They are working on the letter “t”.

The grade one class is learning about rights and responsibilities.

The grade two class is preparing for their Halloween party. They are learning about money.

The grade three and four class is having a birthday party this week. They are looking forward to Halloween and are busy planning their haunted house.

The grade five and six class decorated their classroom this week. They are working on poster contests in art class and learning about tornados in language arts.

The junior high class has started putting together their Lego work station and building a new robot design for the Skills Challenge. They enjoyed the book fair this week and decorating their classroom.

Coming Up

Monday is our picture day. We hope everyone looks their best!

Next Friday all classes will be having a Halloween party. We hope you all have fun!

The mini-reporters are smiling for the camera.