Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 9, 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 9, 2012.

By: Caylie Blake, Keely Brothers, Olivia Park

Meredith Dawe, Kate Murphy, Avah Perry, Brooke Watton, Noah Colbourne, Rowan O'Riley, and Leah Lainey pose with used cell phones, collected for our My Used Cell Challenge.
Staff and students of Immaculate Heart of Mary School would like to express their gratitude to all members of  The Canadian Armed Forces. This week our school has been participating in activities and learning about Remembrance Day.

For the Reading Rocks, NL Art Contest, we would like to congratulate the following students: Honorable Mention for Primary: Benjamin Bellows-Davis, Katie Colbourne, Colin Sheppard, Colin Spencer and Brooke Wiseman, Honorable Mention for Elementary: Keely Brothers, Bridgett Sparkes and Gina Spencer, Honorable Mention for Junior High/Level I: Zubia Mahmood. Emma Hancock was the Primary winner, Clara Ryan was the Elementary winner and Claire Reynolds was the Junior High/Level I winner. Clara Ryan was the overall school winner. Congratulations to all participants!

This week is Veteran’s Week and on Wednesday, we sponsored a Casual Day in aid of Operation Veterans.

We would like to that thank Mr. Gillard for organizing a Healthy Commotion during lunch time on Wednesday.

On Thursday, we hosted our annual Remembrance Day Service at All Hallow’s Church. We would like to thank our invited guests and families for having attended. We would also like to thank Mr. Gillard for organizing the special service.

We would like to welcome Ms. Santana Thorne to our school. Ms. Thorne began working in our Junior Kindergarten program on Thursday. We would also like to welcome a new member, Israela Ngania, to our J.K. Program.

Recycle My Cell Challenge runs until November 15th. Please do not forgot to bring in your used cell phones!

Boys’ basketball practices for Grade 3-6 began this past week. Justin King, a Physical Education student, will practice every Wednesday with the boys from 3:00p.m.-4:00p.m.    

Class News

The Junior Kindergartens: This week the students in J.K. are learning about Remembrance Day. They would like to thank Charlene Edmunds who completed her work term today in our J.K. program. We would like to wish her the best in her future endeavours. 

Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten class: Students are learning about the letter X. They have prepared art work for Remembrance Day and are learning about families in Social Studies.

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: They would like to congratulate Emma Hancock who won the Primary Reading Rocks contest. This week they are learning about fruits, learning about Canada’s Food Guide, practicing the letter F in French, and in Science are talking about the difference between pets and wild animals.

Mme. Mondoux Grade One and Two French Immersion class:  These students are learning about Remembrance Day. They are looking forward to taking part in our Remembrance Day Assembly on Thursday. 

Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: Students in this class are also learning about Remembrance Day. As a part of Remembrance Day these students are making poppy banners. 

Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: In this class the students are creating movie strips about helping the environment. They are also learning how to count money, and practicing a poem to present at the Remembrance Day assembly. 

Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four class:  These students are taking part in Remembrance Day by participating in the Legion Poster contest. In gym, they are doing a fitness test in Gym. The Grade 4’s have a Math test next Friday.

Ms. Neary’s grade five and six class: The students in this class really enjoyed casual day on Wednesday. They enjoyed writing poems and essays for the Legion’s Remembrance Day contest.

Mr. Hancock’s Junior High and Level One class: They are getting really excited for the skill challenge that is coming up soon. They are also looking at operational fractions with rational numbers in Math, what landforms in Social Studies, and the carbon oxygen cycle.