Friday, October 28, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 28, 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, October 28, 2011.

By: Brooklynn Companion, Vanessa Ford and Douglas MacKenzie


Scholastic Book Fair. (L-R): Alaura Alexander and Rogan Seaward look at books during a class visit on Wednesday.


We had our Scholastic Book Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday. It was great. Thank you to Mrs. McCarthy and Ms. Bennett for organizing the fair and to all the teachers and volunteers who helped make it awesome.

The Humber Elementary Fun run has been post phoned because of bad weather on Wednesday.

The Student Council had a Halloween bake sale on Thursday to raise money for the Haitian Well fundraiser. We are still collecting pennies for our well. Donations are gladly accepted.

Our cell phone recycling drive is going very well. We are still looking for more used cell phones.

We had our healthy living commotion sock hop on Thursday. Thank you to Mr. Gillard for the great music.

Halloween popcorn pre-orders were taken this week. The popcorn will be delivered on Monday. Also, coming up on Monday we are having a Halloween costume day. There will be prizes for the best costumes in primary, elementary and junior/senior high as well as the most creative costume.

Today we are having an assembly for Zubia Mahmood who was a provincial winner in the Foster Families Essay Contest. Congratulations, Zubia!
Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Ty Power, Caylie Blake and Jenna Yetman who were winners in the book fair quiz last week.  The book fair door prize was won by Ben Hamilton. Both his class and his family received $25 in free books. Also, the winners in the “I wish I could win” book draw were David Tulk, Clara Ryan and William Goodridge.

  
From The Classrooms

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about spiders and making floating ghosts. They are having a Halloween party on Monday.

Mme. Wight’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had a great time at the book fair looking at all the French books. They are looking forward to Halloween.

Ms. Morall’s Kindergarten English class is doing centres in their class. They have planted seeds and are waiting for them to sprout.

Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten English class is learning about numbers like more, fewer and as many. Gavin Staples had his tonsils out. Everyone misses him!

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s grade one French Immersion class is writing about Halloween and making Halloween crafts. They are learning about the family this week.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is having fun reading Halloween stories and poems. In health they are learning about Halloween candy.

Ms. Park’s grade two class transplanted flowers in science. In math they are making haunted houses with math facts in them.

Ms. Bennett’s grade three and four class is looking forward to Halloween on Monday. They enjoyed the book fair and the sock hop on Thursday.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is having a quiz in science and a test in social studies. They had a great time decorating their door for the book fair door decorating contest.

Mr. Hancock’s junior high and level 1 class is planning a leaf raking fundraiser for their trip to St. John’s. They will be raking leaves on Saturday, Nov. 5. They are busy this week on assignments and studying for tests.
Coming Up

Monday is Halloween costume day.
The girls’ basketball team door to door recycling blitz is post phoned until November 19th.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 21, 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, October 21, 2011.


By: Kiya Morrissey, Maria Reynolds and Hannah Sparkes

Melissa Castillio (left) and Claire Reynolds (right)
register Liam Dawe to vote in the Humber East Student Election.

On Friday we had a prayer of the Rosary Celebration with Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group.

Last week Kennedi Boland, Keely Brothers, William Goodridge and Maria Reynolds presented a cheque to Suzanne Carey of Western Memorial Health Foundation for $669.70 for the radiothon.

There was an information session for the 2012 grade 4 to level 1 trip to Quebec City last week. The information was sent home this week on the trip.

R & R Catering began their recess and lunch program at our school this week.

We are still collecting used cell phones for the MMSB used cell phone collection.

On Wednesday JK to grade 6 did a Zumba class with Bernice Winsor from the YMCA. It was so much fun!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming up next week. We had a book quiz on Wednesday and our door decorating competition started. The theme is “Reading Is Out of This World”. Good luck everyone. The winning class gets $25 in books from the book fair.

School photos were taken on Thursday. We hope everyone looked their best.

This week is Foster Family Week.
There is no school today because the teachers are having a Professional Development Day.
Stars of the Week


Congratulations to Zubia Mahmood who was a Provincial winner in the Foster Families Essay Contest.

Congratulations to members of the IHMS running team on their great performance at the C.C. Louglin Fun Run on Tuesday. The runners were Sam Antle, Bridgett Sparkes, Alex Williams, Hailey Colbourne, Vanessa Ford, Maria Reynolds, Hannah Sparkes and Katerina Hamann.
The top sellers for the vegetable fundraiser all received subway gift cards. The top seller in primary was Ryan and William Bennett; in elementary, Clara Ryan; and in Junior and Senior High, Patrick Davis.


  
From The Classrooms


The junior kindergarten classes are making pumpkins and Halloween crafts. They are excited about wearing their costumes on Halloween.

Mme. Wight’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning a lot of new French words. In social studies they are learning about cooperation and rules.

Ms. Morall’s Kindergarten English class is learning how to fill invisible buckets. They are sad that Mrs. Hodder is no longer at school, but they are glad they have Ms. Morall.

Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten English class is planting beans. They had a lot of fun at Zumba. They hope everyone enjoys the PD day.

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s grade one French Immersion class is mixing fall colours and doing fall painting. They also made a book about clothes from around the world.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about grouping to 20 in math. In religion they are learning about what a great story teller Jesus was. They had a lot of fun acting out The Good Samaritan.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is doing Halloween activities in art and writing stories about haunted houses. They are learning about making decisions in social studies.

Ms. Bennett’s grade three and four class is reading a book called “The Best Halloween Ever”. It is very funny. They welcome a new student, Samuel Michael, to their class. They are learning about different explorers in social studies.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a great time at Zumba on Wednesday. They are having a break from their spelling tests next week. The grade 6’s are starting to learn about Lego Robotics.
Mr. Hancock’s junior high and level 1 class is looking forward to the long weekend. They have been studying hard so far this term and need a break. They are having a great time preparing for the skills challenge.



Coming Up



Our Scholastic Book Fair is October 25th and 26th.

The Student Leadership Council is having a Halloween bake sale on Oct. 27.
Halloween is October 31st and we will be having prizes for the best costumes.
 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 14, 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, October 14, 2011.

By:  MacKenzie Brothers, Vanessa Ford & Katerina Hamann

  
Lucas Neville, a grade 1 French Immersion student, holding a butterfly at the Insectarium. The grade 1 classes and the grade 2 class visted the Insectarium for a school field trip on Tuesday.
   

Our Thanksgiving dinner was a great success. The dinner was delicious. Our students presented our food items to Mrs. Agnes McCarthy from the Food Bank. Thank you to all the students and families who donated items for the food drive. We had lots of food to give the food bank this year.


Food Bank donation for Thanksgiving. The food was donated during our annual Thanksgiving Day dinner.
(L-R): Clara Ryan, Charolette Swwetapple, Mrs. Agnes McCarthy, Patrick Davis and Ryan Bennett.



Monday was a public holiday. We hope you enjoyed your long weekend.
On Tuesday our school participated in the student vote for our Humber East candidates. Congratulations to Tom Marshall on being re-elected in our school and for the district! Thank you to Mrs. McHugh for organizing the voting day and to the grade 7 to level 1 students for helping set everything up. Mrs. King and Jenna Yetman were interviewed on CBC Radio about the student vote.
Also on Tuesday the grade 2 and grade 1 classes visited the insectariums. Thank you to Ms. Park for organizing the fun trip.
This week is good governance and fire prevention week. We had a fire drill on Wednesday.
We have started the Recycle My Cell drive. We are collecting used cell phones for the next month.
Mrs. Hodder officially begins her maternity leave today. We will miss you. Replacing Mrs. Hodder is Ms. Kristin Morall. Welcome to our school.


Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Anna Brake and Caylie Blake who attended a figure skating seminar this past weekend in Grand Falls.
Congratulations to Ms. Dwyer who convocated with her Bachelor of Education last Friday.

  
From The Classrooms

The junior kindergarten classes are preparing for Halloween and doing Halloween crafts.
 

Mme. Wight’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning the names of fruits and vegetables in French. They are also learning about plants.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about the letter “t” and are doing things for fire prevention week.

Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten English class is starting to decorate for Halloween and are learning about needs and wants.

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s grade one French Immersion class had a great time at the Insectarium on Tuesday. They learned about all different kinds of insects.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about what happens in each season. They have started their Halloween crafts. They had an awesome time at the Insectarium.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is making clay pictures in Language Arts. They really enjoyed the visit to the Insectarium.

Ms. Bennett’s grade three and four class is glad to be back from Thanksgiving break.  They really enjoyed the student vote on Tuesday.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is carving Halloween pumpkins today and roasting pumpkin seeds. They had a band test this week and were excited to see a real election happening in our school gym.
Mr. Hancock’s junior high and level 1 class have begun preparing for the skills challenge. They are very excited and are busy planning their trip for the end of November. In religion class they made healthy living videos.



Coming Up

School photos are on October 20.
Our Scholastic Book Fair will be held October 25 and 26.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Cell Phone Recycling Drive Is On!

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 7, 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, October 7, 2011.

By:  Nathan Anderson, MacKenzie Brothers, Alex Williams
Grade 2 students Derek Atwood, Ryan Murphy, and Brooke Ruth dressed up for medical theme day on September 30. Students raised over $700 for WMRH.
   

Today we are having our Thanksgiving Day dinner. Thank you to Academy Canada for cooking the meal, Mrs. Reynolds for organizing the dinner, and to the parents for serving us.
The veggie orders arrived on Wednesday, just in time for Thanksgiving! Our families sold over 600 bags of vegetables!

This week we collected food items for the food bank. We will make the donation today during our meal.

Thank you to Mr. Cameron for helping in our library again this week.

We are having a penny drive during October and November for an orphanage in Haiti.

Our school raised over $700 for the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation through our theme day. Thank you to Mrs. McCarthy and Ms. Bennett for bringing our students over to make the donation and the Jenna Yetman and Katerina Hamann who spoke on the radio about our fundraiser.

Today is also World Smile Day, so put on your best smile.
Enjoy the long weekend! There will be no school on Monday for the Thanksgiving holiday.


Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Gavin Staples who won the Terry Fox t-shirt draw at our Terry Fox Run.

Congratulations to Sam Antle who took part in the Frost Club Mountain Bike Competition last weekend. He placed 4th in the dirt squirts division.


  
From The Classrooms

The junior kindergarten classes are doing Thanksgiving activities and placemats and they are learning to be thankful.
 
Mme. Wight’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning thanksgiving  French words. They made a turkey craft this week.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is looking forward to the Thanksgiving dinner and the long weekend.

Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten English class is doing a turkey project.

Mme. Per├ęz-Diaz’s grade one French Immersion class is doing a TD colouring contest and drawing things from nature.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is very excited for thanksgiving.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is doing a research on animals and learning about changes. They are doing a Thanksgiving writing.  They welcome Beth Arsenault to their class this week.

Ms. Bennett’s grade three and four class is making exploration trees and learning the names of the rooms in French. The grade fours practiced a choral reading of a funny poem in language class.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class made posters for our Thanksgiving dinner.  They are practicing their multiplication in math and learning about algebra. They elected their class representatives for the student council this week.
Mr. Hancock’s junior high and level 1 class are choosing what they would like to do in the Intermediate Skills Challenge. They are preparing for the student vote for the upcoming election.


Coming Up

There will be a meeting for parents of students from Grade 5-Level 1 regarding a proposed trip to Quebec. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October the 11th at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. A meeting regarding a trip to Saint Pierre will take place at a later date.
 
We are having a healthy living commotion sock hop on Wednesday, October 19.
 
The school will be closed for a Professional Development day on Friday, October 21.
Our Scholastic Book Fair will be October 25 and 26.