Friday, November 16, 2012

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 16, 2012

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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, November 16, 2012.

By: Olivia Park, Madison Noel, Clara Ryan

Reading Rocks NL winners: Claire Reynolds, Emma Hancock and Clara Ryan

November is quickly passing. Students and staff at Immaculate Heart of  Mary School are working hard as Christmas break is quickly approaching. Last week our school took part in various Remembrance Day activities and services.

We would like to thank Mr. Gillard for organizing the service. A thank-you  to teachers and students for their roles in the service. The student involvement was outstanding and Hannah Sparkes did an excellent job as our emcee.

A special thank-you to our invited guests, Msgr. Gale, members of the RNC, Mr. Hedley Smith representing the Royal Canadian Legion, Mr. Bon Fagan representing the R.C.I.S.A. and Josh McCarthy, a student from C.B.R.H., who played the Last Post.

During last week, our school held a fundraiser for Operation Veterans, and  raised $150.00 for this national campaign.

This past Wednesday and Saturday, students from Grade 6- Level I were leaf  raking to raise money for their upcoming trip to Skills Challenge in Mount Pearl. They would like to thank all who supported them.

The past weekend Caylie Blake and Olivia Park participated in the 2013 Skate Canada NL & Labrador Sectional Championship in Mount Pearl. Both girls skated well at the competition! Caylie Blake won a gold medal in the Juvenile Ladies under 11!! Anna Brake attended a figure skating seminar in Mount Pearl as well.

Congratulations are extended to Gina Spencer who won a gold medal from the Royal Conservatory for having the highest mark in the Atlantic Provinces!

Report cards were distributed today and Parent/Teacher Night is Wednesday, November 21st from 7-830p.m.

Operation Christmas Child and Recycle My Cell campaign ended on Thursday. We would like to thank everyone for your donations.

We would like to welcome to our school Tawyna Solo, Cassandra McCausland, and Shelagh Stevenson from the College of the North Atlantic. They are doing their 5 week work placement in the Junior Kindergarten Program.   

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: The students had special visitors last week. Firemen from the local department came and showed students their equipment and informed students about what they do at their jobs. This week they have begun Christmas activities.

Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten class: This week Ms. Dwyer’s class is learning the letter W. They are also learning about families who live in different countries,, and are also learning about different animals.   

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: These students are learning about numbers, more than, less than and  same as in Math. They enjoyed their visit from Sasha Fisher, site coordinator for the program Let’s Talk Science Classroom Visit from Grenfell College who spoke with the students on how animals find food.

Mme. Mondoux Grade One and Two French Immersion class:  This week the grade one and two class are excited to announce they have begun learning their French Christmas carols.

Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: These students are learning about estimating numbers to 100 in Math. In Social Studies they are learning about “needs” vs. “wants.” They had fun packing lots of boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: This week the Grade 2’s are learning how to count money. They would like to extend birthday wishes to Jacob Bursey who just celebrated his 8th birthday last Saturday.  

Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four class:  In this class the students are really excited about their fitness testing in Gym. They are having a multiplication  test on Friday.

Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six class: The Grade 5’s and 6’s are getting excited about the upcoming Peace Week. Students are learning about peace in their lives, community and world. They are writing speeches and essays on the topic and are preparing for the upcoming Y.M.C.A. Speak-off.  

Mr. Hancock’s Junior High and Level One class: The students are making finishing touches to their roles for Skills Challenge. They are finishing up Remembrance Day essays in English. They would like to tell everyone they had a lot of fun and enjoyed themselves while leaf  raking last week.