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.