Friday, April 8, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, April 8, 2011

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This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, April 8, 2011.

By: Sarah Campbell, Katerina Hamann, and Nicole Keeping

As a novel study assignment for language arts class, Carla du Toit, with a cake she made depicting a scene from the novel "Hatchet". Front (L-R): Sarah Keeping, Carla du Toit, Claire Reynolds, Back (L-R): Mrs. McCarthy, Zubia Mahmood, and Chris Barnes

Today our choirs are performing at the Arts and Culture Centre for the Rotary Music Festival. Good luck everyone. The school bands performed yesterday.

On Wednesday, grades 3 to 9 went to Reconciliation at All Hallows with Monsignor Gale and Father Hynes.

Ms. Sandra Burden from the Kids Eat Smart Program visited our breakfast program on Tuesday morning.

The grade 6 basketball tournament was a success. Thank you to our coaches Mr. Taaffe, Ms. Dutton and Mr. Whelan. Thank you to Skylar Anderson for being the emcee of the pep rally, Zubia Mahmood for videotaping the game and Aaron Hancock for working the score clock all weekend. Also thank you to all the parents and students who helped with the weekend.

The primary students have a music workshop today for the music festival.

We are looking forward to Bishop Crosby visiting our school and for the new Bishop to officially arrive.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Carla du Toit, Bethany Whelan, Claire Reynolds, and Sarah Keeping who all received Players of the Game awards last weekend.

Congratulations to students involved in the Rotary Music Festival this week. Andrew Dolomount received first in Alto Saxophone Solo C, Nicole Keeping placed second in Girls Solo 11 and under, Claire and Maria Reynolds placed first in Piano Duet 12 and under, and Carla du Toit placed third in Female Solo 12 and under.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are doing Easter activities and making Easter mosaics. They are excited about performing in the festival today.

The kindergarten French Immersion is learning their vocabulary. They are also singing and readying poems and songs of spring. They are writing the letter “r”.

The kindergarten English class is working on the letter “d” and in science they are working on what things sink or float.

The grade one class is learning about Holy Week in religion class. They are excited about the festival.

The grade two class is starting a new chapter in math and they are doing a book study. They are busy making spring butterflies.

The grade three and four class is doing a contest about what you like to do in the forest. They are working on novel studies in language arts class.

The grade five and six is finished their novel study on “Bridge to Terabithia”. In math they are learning long division. They are looking forward to the French Café.

The junior high class is working on their science fair projects. They have completed the school video and it is almost ready for everyone to see.

Coming Up

Next week is National Volunteer Week. The QSP magazine fundraiser begins this week.

The JK and Kindergarten orientation is on Wednesday at 1:00 pm.Also, next Friday is our school’s annual science fair from 1-2:30 pm.

Our school is hosting an auction for the Playground on April 16th at the Legion. It is called “Swing into Spring”. There will be lots to bid on and local entertainment. Tickets are $5 and there will be a door prize of $200 in gas.

Registration for JK to Level 1 is open. There will be a French Immersion program in grade kindergarten and grade 1. Our JK and Kindergarten program is full day.

Easter Break begins on April 22nd.