Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lion's Roar - Friday, December 10, 2010

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, December 10, 2010.

By: Sarah Campbell, William Goodridge, Aaron Hancock, and Nicole Keeping

Tree trimming social: Rebecca Janes, the youngest Junior Kindergarten student, lights the tree with help from Mrs. Madonna English.

On Monday we celebrated the second week of Advent with the Kindergarten French Immersion class. We have now lit the second Advent candle on our wreath.

Santa Claus visited our school last week. His special helping elf took class photos and individual photos with students.

Students and staff had a great time at the Christmas parade this year! Afterwards we had our annual tree trimming and family social. Thank you to all the families, students and staff who helped with the float and the social. Rebecca Janes, the youngest junior kindergarten student, lit our Christmas tree.

On Wednesday we celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at All Hallows with Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group. Every student got a prayer rock to keep.

Tonight the grade 3 and 4 class is hosting a “Dog Show and More Show” at 6 pm. All pets are welcome! You can register your pet at the door for $5. There will be lots of prizes for different categories.

We are still collecting items for stockings for seniors, the firefighter’s toy drive and items for the food bank.

Our school has been chosen to pilot the Tennis for Schools Program. Thank you to Mrs. Dutton for applying for this program for our students.

We have raised over $3,000 for our IHMS Community Playground project. Thank you to our families who have donated.

Stars of the Week

Darcy Brake, Clare Coleman, Aaron Gillard, Sydnee Hynes, Clara Ryan, and Charlotte Sweetapple were interviewed by CBC Radio this week about Special Christmas Memories.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten classes are preparing for the Christmas concert and are making Christmas crafts.

The Kindergarten English class is working on the letter “w” and are getting ready for the concert.

The Kindergarten French Immersion class is preparing a song and a poem for the Christmas concert called “Ce Soin C’est Noel” and “Gentil Pere Noel”. They are sad to say good-bye to Madame Robertson the intern who has been working with their class this term. Everyone will miss her a lot.

The grade one class is preparing for the Christmas concert. Also they are learning to subtract and learning about needs and wants in social studies.

The grade two class is making wink streamers, number stories in math, and snowmen decorations. They are excited about Christmas Character Day.

The grade three and four class is excited about their Dog Show and More Show. They are learning about Canada in social studies,

The grade five and six class is preparing for their Christmas party and painting a Christmas scene in the cafeteria window.

The junior high class is decorating their classroom for Christmas. They are making a movie from a play in religion class. They are beginning a new unit in science.

Coming Up

Tomorrow we are having a fundraiser at Dominion. Students will be placing grocery bags in customer’s carts for donations to the IHMS Community Playground project from 10 to 4 pm.

On Tuesday we are having a Christmas Character theme day in aid of a parent who is traveling to Costa Rica for Multiple Sclerosis treatment. Also, Tuesday night is the Christmas concert beginning at 7 pm. Admission is $5.

School closes for Christmas break on December 20th at 12:15 pm.