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.