Friday, December 21, 2012

Lion's Roar - Friday, December 21, 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, December 21, 2012.

By: Clara Ryan, Clarissa Patey, Bruce Patey, Keely Brothers

Santa visits Alexander and Benjamin Card at I.H.M.S.

Season’s greetings from students and staff at Immaculate Heart of Mary School. This week has been a lot of fun and we cannot wait for Christmas Day!

On Monday, Mme. Mondoux’s class lit the third candle for Advent. Monday afternoon, our Chamber Choir sang at the Seniors’ Complex. We would like to thank our families who gave so generously to the Stockings for Seniors Campaign.

On Tuesday morning, the Knights of Columbus sponsored a skating party for our school, renting both rink surfaces and providing snacks. We would like to thank them for their generosity as well as the many families who joined us.

Hailey Colbourne was our Grade 6 representative who helped with the RNC annual Food Drive. Hailey, along with other students in the city helped the RNC with collecting the items from local schools and delivering them to the Food Bank. We would like to thank our I.H.M.S. families and all families who donated to the Food Drive.

On Wednesday morning, staff hosted a school wide hot breakfast. We would like to thank our teachers as well as members of the Coleman’s Western Kings’ Hockey Team who helped serve!

Caylie Blake, Anna Brake, Claire Brake, Olivia Park and Abigail Woodford participated in the Silver Blades Christmas Simulations Sunday evening. Great skate, girls!

Saturday and Sunday evening, Keely Brothers, Mackenzie Brothers, Avery Brothers, Anna MacKenzie, Maria Reynolds and Hannah Sparkes performed in the Bay of Islands Children’s Chorus. Great Job!

The Toy Drive ended today and we would like to thank everyone for their support of the Toy Drive.

Today is Christmas Character Theme Day!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from staff and students of I.H.M.S!

School reopens on Monday, January 7th.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: These students have spent the week getting into the Christmas spirit! Students in the J.K. program have been making cards, baking cookies, and preparing for the Variety Show!

Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students had a great week of classes and are getting prepared for the upcoming holidays.

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: In this class the students have been creating all sorts of Christmas fun! In Math they are making Christmas patterns and in French are learning about Christmas Poetry.

Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: These students have been practicing for the Variety Show and creating Christmas crafts.

Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: This class is playing some Christmas Math games this week. They are learning about Mary, Joseph and Gabriel in Religion class. They are really excited to perform at the Variety Show this morning! They would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas!

Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: These students had a very busy week! They wrote about gifts for baby Jesus, made reindeer crafts, made pictographs in Math, and read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four class: These students are very happy to announce that they were the recipients of the 12 days of Christmas act from Ms. Autumn Gale. Autumn has been performing many acts of kindness this holiday season for the 12 days of Christmas. The class was very excited to hear of all her acts of kindness, including donating her hair to cancer, leaving a gift for the mailman, giving blood, bringing dog treats to the SPCA and much more. Autumn chose Ms. Payne’s class for an act of kindness and donated the book, “The Incredibles" to each student. The grade 3/4 class would like to thank Autumn for her wonderful gift and generosity during this special time of year!

Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six class: These student were working hard this week. They completed tests and are now looking forward to their Christmas vacation that starts noon today!
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High and Level One class: These students are also preparing for the upcoming Christmas break. They are really excited for the Variety Show this morning.