Friday, November 30, 2012

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 30, 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 30, 2012.

By: Jayden Lempiere, Olivia Park, Mira Ismail, Madison Noel

Students Maria Reynolds and MacKenzie Brothers receive a cheque for $6000 from Bob Larose and Joe Antle of Humber Motors Ford for Drive One For Your School Fundraiser.

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

Students and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary School are getting excited for Christmas. They are preparing for tomorrow’s Santa Clause Parade. 

We would like to thank Mrs. Vincent, Mrs. English, Mrs. Dicks and Ms. Crocker for doing a fundraiser for the Shepherd’s Fund last Saturday. They raised $310.00 and would like to thank the families who participated.

Congratulations are extended to Gina Spencer for having scored the highest mark in Atlantic Canada on the Royal Conservatory exam. Gina and Mr. Graham travelled to Halifax over the weekend where Gina was presented with her medal.

Congratulations are extended to Liam Dawe, who won a bronze medal and to Noah Evans who won a gold medal at a Karate tournament held in Corner Brook.

Congratulations are extended to Brandon Brake, Carter Bromley, Will Brothers, Samuel Buckle, Gavin Doman, Jakson Ganz, Alexie Genest, Ryan Lombard, Jack Ryan, Riley Wilton and Cohen Vardy who won a medal at a hockey tournament over the weekend in Deer Lake.

Congratulations are extended to Nathan Anderson, Hailey Colbourne, Brooklynn Companion, Mira Ismail, Sara Ismail, Douglas MacKenzie, Zubia Mahmood and Alex Williams who finished third in the Robot Category and who also finished third in the overall category for First League Lego Robotics at the Skills Challenge held in Mount Pearl over the weekend. They competed against 32 other teams. Congratulations are extended to Hajra Ahmad and Claire Reynolds who placed third in the Wind Turbine Category. Mackenzie Brothers and Maria Reynolds did a great job in the Videography Division as did Hannah Sparkes in the public speaking, and to Luan Dias, Matthew Simoes Vicete and Gabrielli Dasilva who were team mentors. Congratulations to all participants as well as teacher sponsors Mr. Gillard, Mr. Hancock and Ms. Meade. The Enrichment Team would like to thank the parents and grandparents who helped with the transportation. They would also like to thank everyone who supported the Lia Sophia Jewellery Fundraiser which finished on Wednesday and was in aid of the trip.

We would also like to thank 7 nursing students who finished their clinical in the J.K. Program on Wednesday. Thank you Christine Atkinson, Philip March, Erin Noseworthy, Cheryl Thorne, Cherise Flynn, Sarah Mercier, and Ryan Rose.

Our school choir has been invited to sing at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Remembrance Day Square.

Our school will have a float in the Santa Clause Parade. Students are asked to be at the Pepsi Center by 4:30 p.m. Please dress warmly and do not forget your Santa’s hat. We would like to thank Conway’s Trucking for supplying the truck.

We would like to welcome Mme. Ryan to our school. She is teaching in the French Immersion Program. Ms. Dwyer finishes her replacement position in our Kindergarten English classroom today as Ms. Hodder will return on Monday. We would like to extend best wishes Ms. Dwyer and we would like to welcome back Mrs. Hodder.

Two new Smart Boards have arrived. One will be installed in Miss Park’s room and the other in Mme. Mondoux’s classroom.    

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: The nursing students left yesterday and will be missed! The students are learning about numbers, doing Christmas activities, and learning their new song for the Christmas Concert.

Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten class: This week the students are learning about the letter M. They are still learning about animals in Science and are learning about rules in Social Studies. Ms. Dwyer is very sad this is her last week at I.H.M.S. and wishes all of her students the best!

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: In Health, these students are learning about the 5 Senses. They are also learning about animals and practicing numbers up to 10.

Mme. Mondoux Grade One and Two French Immersion class: In Science the students are learning about animals. In health they are learning about nutritious meals and continuing to learn their Christmas play.

Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: The Grade Ones would like to thank everyone for the donations for Operation Christmas Child. This year they filled 55 boxes, which beat last year’s number!

Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The Grade Twos are excited to announce they received $200.00 towards books for their classroom. In Science they are learning about water and air. In Math  they have started a new chapter called Data Analysis.

Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four class:  The students are finishing their fitness testing. They just finished a unit in Social Studies . They are learning about Jake the Puffin.

Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six class: The Grade 5’s and 6’s are getting excited about getting on the school float this weekend. They are having fun writing Christmas stories and preparing in band for the Christmas Concert.

Mr. Hancock’s Junior High and Level One class: The students are happy to be back. They had an awesome time in St. John’s. They enjoyed taking part in the Skills Challenge and really liked all the fun extra activities they got to do. They would like to thank their teachers for making it all possible.