Friday, February 8, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 8, 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 8, 2013.

By: Mira Ismail and Olivia Park

Anna Brake, and Caylie Blake are seen here with Sandra Burden from the School Milk Foundation during the Grade 5 Health presentation.

February is going by quickly and students and staff at Immaculate Heart of Mary School are working hard. We are looking forward to the warmer months ahead.

We would like to congratulate Natalie Caines, Carter Bromley, Will Brothers, Samuel Buckle, Gavin Doman, Noah Evans, Summer Gale,  Ryan Lombard, Cohen Mackey, Ella Rashleigh, Caleb Rashleigh, Cohan Vardy and Riley Wilton who won a medal at a Timbit Hockey Tournament in Stephenville this past weekend.

We would like to extend best wishes to Keely Brothers who will be participating in a gymnastics competition in St. John’s this weekend!

We would also like to congratulate Samuel Blackwood who broke his first board in Tae Kwando.

On Monday the prayer group hosted a celebration for Saint Valentine.

Report cards were distributed to Grade 7-Level I students on Wednesday.

The Read-A-Long Program for the French Immersion classes from Kdgt-Grade 2 began this week. High School students are hosting these sessions.

On Wednesday and Thursday Sandra Burden from the School Milk Foundation did presentations to Kdgt- Grade 6 classes. The presentations addressed the heath concerns of the Provincial Curriculum from Kdgt to Grade 6.

We are still collecting pennies in aid of our Greenhouse Project!

Next Week’s Events

Next Week is Teacher Appreciation Week.

Tuesday: 100th day of school! This day will also be Pancake Day. The Staff will be preparing pancakes!

Wednesday: Ash Wednesday. Mass will be today.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: The children have been getting ready for Valentine’s Day. They would like to welcome their new student, Rotém Phillips Grobbelaar.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten class: This week the students are learning to count by 5’s. They are also learning how to read, and are learning about giraffes in Science.

Mmé Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week the students are learning about St. Valentine and creating crafts in preparation for the special day.

Mme. Mondoux Grade One and Two French Immersion class:  This week the students are having fun creating marketing concepts to sell environmentally friendly soaps next week.

Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: The Grade One class had fun learning about groundhogs and learning about measurement in Math. They are having fun writing about Valentines and creating some lovely crafts.

Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: This week the students are creating 4 different kinds of soaps as a project in Social Studies. They are also creating commercials, posters, and pamphlets to promote their products. They had fun learning about healthy foods in the School Milk Foundations Presentations.  

Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four class:  In this class the Grade 3’s are almost finished the “Build It Up” Science unit. The Grade 4 class is learning about light in Science. The class is looking forward to Valentines Art porjects and preparing for International Flag Day.

Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six class: This week the Grade 5/6 class are preparing for the upcoming music festival.

Mr. Hancock’s Junior High and Level One class: These students have been busy getting ready for the upcoming Build and Bridge Competition and preparing a Violence Prevention video.