Friday, November 23, 2012

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 23, 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 23, 2012.

By: Hailey Colbourne, Brooklyn Companion

Students Ryan Murphy and Jack Ryan participate in a study distributed by nursing student Nolan Scott.

There is one week left to November and students and staff at Immaculate Heart of Mary School are getting excited for our holiday. Before we know it Santa will be here with lots of gifts and cheer!

This week is Peace week and Miss Neary hosted an in-school Grade 6 speak of! Congratulations to all participants!

We would like to welcome Christine Atkinson, Philip March, Erin Noseworthy, Cheryl Thorne, Cherise Flynn, Sarah Mercier, and Ryan Rose students from the Western Regional School of Nursing, who are covering a clinical placement in our J.K. program. 

Mme. Perez Diaz would like to thank Sasha Fisher, site coordinator for MUN Let’s Talk Science Classroom Visit Program for her presentation with the Kindergarten French Immersion class. The students really enjoyed the presentation!

Student nurses, Brad Dyke and Nolan Short completed their Health Project on Bullying with the Grade 3 -4 class this week. Thank you!

On Monday, we celebrated a Disney Theme Day in honor of Mickey Mouse’s birthday on Sunday.

This week our students from Grade 1-9 participated in the Mathletics Math Challenge. Participants from across Canada competed in a two day fun on-line Math challenge. This is Canada’s official lead up event to the World Education Games in March 2013. 

Parent/Teacher Night was held on Wednesday evening. We would like to thanks families for attending and showing their support.

The Grade 7-Level I students, along with teacher sponsors Ms. Meade, Mr. Hancock, and Mr. Gillard left on Thursday for Mount Pearl. Students will participate in the Skills Challenge Competition on Saturday in the following categories: First League Lego Robotics, Wind Turbine, Job Skills Demonstration, Videography and Public Speaking. Best of luck to all participants!

On Saturday our school will be hosting our Annual Shop and Drop fundraiser. Parents can drop off their children to the school from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. while parents go shopping.  Cost for the first child is $20.00.Please contact the school for more information.

Our Christmas Concert will be held on Dec. 13th. More details to follow.


Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: The children have been preparing for Christmas, singing songs and creating crafts. They are really enjoying having the nursing students in their classroom .  

Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten class: This week Ms. Dwyer’s class is learning the letter N. They were really excited about passing in their posters for the Remembrance Day contest.

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week the students are learning about the letter G. They are also learning new French words that start with the letter G. They are learning about families and how they can be different from one another. They are talking about how many people live in a family and how families can consist of different people.

Mme. Mondoux Grade One and Two French Immersion class:  This week the students are continuing to learn Christmas songs in French and learning more French by working on their Christmas play .

Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: These students are learning about one and   two more and one and  two less in Math. In Science they are learning about their senses and how they can protect us. In Social Studies we are packing up their boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: This week the Grade 2’s are learning how to count money and are really excited to start preparing for the Christmas concert.

Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four class:  In this class the students are learning about sentence structure and how to state answers when asked questions. They are getting excited to prepare for Christmas and enjoying crafting for the special holiday.

Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six class: The students are really excited about Skills Challenge. The Grade 5’s would like to wish the Grade 6s the best of luck.    

Mr. Hancock’s Junior High and Level One class: These students have been working hard to prepare for the Skills Challenge taking place in St. Johns. They would like to congratulate themselves on a job well done in preparation for this special event. They would like to thank Nicole White from the VON for her input into their senior project.