Friday, December 17, 2010

Lion's Roar - Friday, December 17, 2010

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, December 17, 2010.

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

Christmas Character Day. From L-R: Kyra Hodder, Simon Boitstefski and Jack Matthews.

Last Friday we had our very first Dog Show and More Show. Thank you to Ms. Dutton and the grade 3 and 4 class. The show was a huge success. They raised over $400 for their SMARTboard. Thank you to Dr. Michael Tipple and Ms. Park for being judges and to all the students and families for supporting the show.

This past Saturday students participated in a fundraiser at Dominion. Students helped customers by putting their groceries in their cart. We raised $1,601.61 for our playground project. Thank you to Dominion for offering us this fundraiser and to the parents and students who participated.

This week Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten class did the third week of Advent celebration in chapel. They did a great job. Many of their parents came to watch.

Our Christmas concert on Tuesday was a great success. Thank you to all the students and teachers for all your hard work. Thank you to Mr. Graham and Mrs. McHugh for leading the choirs and bands, Claire Reynolds and Mrs. McCarthy for filming the entire concert, Mr. Danny Piercey for doing the sound and Mr. Kennedy and the staff for decorating the gym. Also, we would like to thank Santa for the early gift of a new sound system.

Also on Tuesday we had a Christmas Character Theme day. Our theme day was in aid of Multiple Sclerosis.

On Wednesday night our school choir sang for the annual Tree Lighting at Remembrance Square.

Stars of the Week

Students, staff and families have collected items for the food bank, stockings for seniors and the fire fighter’s toy drive. Thank you everyone!

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten classes are enjoying their Christmas party today. They are doing Christmas activities and would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Their intern Sara Rozee finished her internship on Thursday.

The French Immersion Kindergarten class are learning more Christmas vocabulary. Joyeux Noel!

The English Kindergarten class is talking about sharing and making Christmas decorations.

The grade one class is making Christmas cards for their parents and making surprise crafts. Some students in their class are participating in the variety show on Monday.

The grade two class is learning how to add big numbers. They are also making Christmas crafts.

The grade three and four class are brainstorming about their next fundraiser for their SMARTboard. They are having their Christmas party today.

The grade five and six class is busy preparing for their class Christmas party. On Monday Bethany Whelan will be helping Constable Edwards with the Christmas Food Drive.

The junior high class is working very hard. They have mid-term exams coming up in January. They helped to edit the Christmas concert video this week.

Coming Up

Monday is IHMS T-Shirt day, variety show, and Christmas parties.

The mini-reporters are wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.