This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion's Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, September 21, 2012.
By: Olivia Park, Gina Spencer, Bridgett Sparkes, Alex Williams and Keely Brothers
Ms. Monique Payne and student Max Chrappa have fun during I.H.M.S. 13th Birthday Celebrations
School is back in full swing at Immaculate Heart of Mary, and so far this year students are participating in many interesting and educational activities.
The Media Center opened this week, and live broadcasts are happening each day. The Media Center is a student operated activity.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School would like to thank the following students and teachers for their extra efforts in all of our extra-curricular activities:
Many thanks go out to Miss Payne and Mr. Gillard who are volunteering their time with the Cross Country Running club. If any students would like to become a member they meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00p.m. in the gymnasium.
We would like to extend thanks to Ms. Neary and Mme. Mondoux for their work with the Green Team. There are now composting bins in every classroom and the Green Team would like to advise staff and students these bins are only for perishable, decomposable waste. If any I.H.M.S student would like to be a part of the Green Team they can get into contact with Ms. Neary.
Our school would like to extend a very special thank-you to Ms. April Dakins, the public health nurse. Ms. Dakins spoke about the role of the public health nurse during I.H.M.S.’s curriculum night. We would also like to thank all of the parents who came to curriculum night.
Finally, we would like to thank the following students who helped in our Library this past summer. Thank-you to MacKenzie Brothers, Kiya Morrissey, Claire Reynolds and Maria Reynolds for your hard work.
The past week’s activities and programs:
Monday: The Breakfast Program began on Monday and will run every day. It opens daily at 7:30 a.m. and runs until 8:20a.m. The Breakfast Program is looking for parent and community volunteers. If you are able to help, please contact the office.
Wednesday afternoon: The Enrichment group went rafting down the Humber River. Our school would like to thank Mr. Gillard, Mr. Hancock, and Ms. Meade for accompanying the group. We would also like to thank Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Murphy-Goodridge, and Mrs. Brothers who provided transportation.
From The Classrooms
The Junior Kindergartens: The Junior Kindergartens are currently learning about friendship. Activities surrounding this subject have included; making friendship salad, teachings on how to be a good friend, and making friendship rainbows.
Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten class: Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergartens are exploring the world of farm animals. The children in this class are happy to report they really enjoy learning about animals and their favorite barn-yard animal is the pig.
Mme. Perez-Diaz’s Kindergarten French Immersion class: The class is learning a lot of new French vocabulary this week. Bien fait!
Mme. Mondoux grade one and two class French Immersion classes: The grade one French Immersion class would like to extend a Happy Birthday to Brandon Brake! In French Immersion grade one health, the students are learning how to wash their hands and brush their teeth properly. The French Immersion grade two’s would like to extend a Happy Birthday to Jack Matthews. The grade two French immersion class is currently reviewing French verbs and nouns.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class: The first grade class is learning about friendship and what that entails. They are learning patterns in Mathematics as well.
Ms. Park’s grade two class: In Science, the grade two’s are learning about butterfly larva. In Mathematics they are continuing to learn about patterns. In Art, the class is creating apple tree paintings.
Ms. Payne’s grade three and four class: The grade three and four class is having a multiplication test every Friday. The class is preparing for a possible field trip. Details to come!
Ms. Neary’s grade five and six class: The grade fives and sixes would like to welcome new student Cameron Peddle. The grade five and sixes are excited to share they are currently learning about robotics in Technology class.
Mr. Hancock’s junior high and level one class: The Junior high students are really excited they had the opportunity to learn about rafting this past week.
Everyone at Immaculate Heart of Mary School is happy to be back. We will be keeping you updated every week with current classroom happenings as well as community involvement.