Friday, February 15, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 15, 2013

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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, February 15, 2013.

By: Caylie Blake, Anna Brake, Anna Mackenzie
Front: Leah Lainey (left), Gabriel Rowsell (right). Back: Elinor Hamilton (left), Riley Wliton (right), all enjoy their field trip to the Hospital.
This week has been a busy one at Immaculate Heart of Mary School. This week we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week. We would like to thank all of our wonderful teachers for all their hard work and dedication. We would also like to thank the many parents who cooked or donated recess treats as well as lunch this week for our amazing teachers.
We would like to thank the Corner Brook Minor Baseball Association who donated a Winter Ball Kit to our school.
We would once again like to thank the Grade 3/4 class who have been continuously helping with our composting program, even in the very cold temperatures.
Congratulations are extended to Keely Brothers who performed well at the Frosty Flip gymnastics competition in Mount Pearl.
On Tuesday, Pancake Day the staff hosted a pancake breakfast for students and families. We would like to thank Mrs. Shirley Porter and Mrs. Janet Murphy Goodridge, and the many teachers who helped with the breakfast. We also celebrated the 100th day of school on Tuesday. Some of our primary classes created their own t-shirts and hats for the day.
Wednesday was Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.
Thursday was Valentine’s Day: The student council sold chocolates and carnations. They are donating the profits to the Greenhouse Project. For Valentines we hosted a theme day: Red and Pink!
National Flag Day is today. Each homeroom dressed in the colors of one of our provinces and paraded in the gym for our National Flag Day Assembly. The Knights of Columbus donated a Canada Flag to our school, the first like it in Canada. This is a national project to promote patriotism. Their goal is for every school in our country to have a flag.
The Corner Brook Winter Carnival begins today and our school will host the Annual Winter Carnival Spelling Bee next Thursday in our gym at 7:00p.m. 
Mme. Mondoux’s class and Ms. Park’s class are selling their own soaps. Sales have been incredible forcing both groups to make more!
School will be closed for the holiday Monday, February 18th.
Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: These students really enjoyed the 100th day of school by creating headbands and fruit loop necklaces. They all loved Valentine’s Day and getting ready for it by making Valentines for their loved ones. They also enjoyed celebrating the Newfoundland and Labrador flag for Flag Day.
Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students enjoyed going on their field trip to the hospital. They also enjoyed creating Valentine cards for their loved ones.
Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week, the students enjoyed going to the hospital for their field trip.
Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: This week the students are selling home-made eco-friendly soaps. Come by and see for yourself! They also are learning O’Canada in French for Flag Day.
Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: In Grade 1 the students really enjoyed all their activities on the 100th day of school, especially shining up the pennies with ketchup in Science class! They also loved celebrating Valentine’s Day and Flag Day this week.
Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The students in the class are selling environmentally friendly handmade soaps. They also had fun making Valentine card holders and other Valentine’s Day crafts.
Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: In Grade 3/4 the students have been preparing for National Flag Day, and are very excited to be all dressed in yellow, blue and red. Next Tuesday, they will be having lunch at the Blow Me Down Ski Lodge before an afternoon of heading out to ski. They had a busy week preparing for Valentine’s Day. 
Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: This week the students are preparing for the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee. They were busy this week helping fundraise with the student council.
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High class: The Junior High Science classes would like to wish Mr. Spencer a very happy birthday today!  These students enjoyed building bridges. They are also having fun creating Violence Prevention Videos. They would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!