Friday, November 2, 2012

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 2, 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 2, 2012.

By: Bridgett Sparkes, Hailey Colbourne, Alex Williams and Olivia Park

Ben Hamilton and Simon Boitsefski enjoy posing in their Halloween costumes

Staff and students of Immaculate Heart of Mary School had a lot of fun this week. On Wednesday, students dressed up in their scariest outfits, and enjoyed the Halloween festivities that took place in their classrooms. We hope everyone had fun and were safe trick-or-treating Wednesday night.

We would like to thank Ms. Kerri Cull, a Newfoundland author, who read to our Grade7-Level 1 students. Our students thoroughly enjoyed her readings and writing creative poetry for her. Ms. Cull visited our school as a part of our Reading Rocks, NL week.

Our student council members and student helpers along with Ms. Meade did a spooktacular job with the Haunted House. Everyone enjoyed visiting the Haunted House. Thank-you!

Recycle My Cell Challenge is still underway. Starting this week, until November 15th, if we collect 400 cell phones, Mr. Gillard will shave his head. For every cell phone you bring in, your name will be entered in a draw and the name that is drawn will be the one who shaves Mr. Gillard’s head! Please bring in your used cell phones.

Congratulations are extended to Clara Ryan who was the winner of the Good Governance Provincial Essay contest. This morning we are having an assembly celebrating our students’ successes in The Foster Family Week Provincial contest, Good Governance Essay contest, and our in-school Reading Rocks, NL Art contest.

We are excited to announce the beginning of Operation Christmas Child, which began yesterday.

The Robotics Team would like to thank Mrs. Deckert who helped them with their theme aspect of their Robotics Project for Skills Challenge.

Model Greenhouse Project: Our greenhouse has been ordered and the foundation will be finished next week for the 25ft. by 30ft. structure. Our school was the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Department of Innovation, Trade & Rural Development. This greenhouse will serve as a model. Mrs. King would like to thank the parents who came out to the meeting this past Sunday evening. If you are interested in helping with this educational project, please contact Mrs. King.

Class News

Junior Kindergarten: The J.K’s had an awesome Halloween. They enjoyed going to the gym and telling everyone what they were for Halloween.  For Art they decorated their own cupcakes and in Science they looked at pumpkins and spiders.
Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten class: They are learning about the letter V. They had a lot of fun at their Halloween party. In Science they are finishing up learning about plants and will be learning about animals soon! Mrs. Dwyer's class would like to thank Mrs. Roselie Pittman for volunteering in their class. They enjoy very much having her!

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: They had a lot of fun this week getting ready for Halloween. They liked decorating and learning Halloween songs. They had a great time at their party on Wednesday.

Mme. Mondoux Grade One and Two French Immersion class: They also enjoyed their party on Wednesday for Halloween. They are currently working on their Remembrance Day posters.

Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: These students built sets with objects up to 20 in Math class. We are asking for help from the entire school for our project “Operation Christmas Child.” We will be collecting small items to fill shoeboxes for needy children around the world. We had lots of fun this week, carving our pumpkin and celebrating Halloween!

Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The Grade Two’s are learning about healthy food choices. They found the Haunted House both scary and fun!

Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four class:  The students have a Social Studies term quiz next week. Students loved the Haunted House and some students even went through for a second time! The students in this class had a spooky Halloween party!

Ms. Neary’s grade Five and Six class: The students in this class had an awesome time on Wednesday afternoon, celebrating Halloween and showing off their scary costumes. They had fun decorating their classroom and going out trick-or-treating Wednesday evening. We would like to thank the many students in our class who participated in the Haunted House. We loved carving out our pumpkin!

Mr. Hancock’s Junior High and Level One class: They enjoyed having a guest reader come and read to them last week. They are getting really excited for the up-coming Skills Challenge in St.John’s, November 22nd-24th.