Friday, October 7, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 7, 2011

Connect With IHMS:

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. Peréz-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.