Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, March 1, 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, March 1, 2013.

By: Anna Brake, Bridgett Sparkes, Hailey Colbourne, and Alex Williams

Students Sarah and Isaac Buckingham enjoy the Scholastic Book fair with their parents Andrea Reid and Peter Buckingham


Staff and students of Immaculate Heart of Mary School showed their support for Anti-Bullying on Wednesday by wearing pink shirts and discussing how we can conquer bullying in and outside of the classroom. We would like to thank the Grade 7 class who created an anti-violence video. They broadcasted the video Wednesday morning to inform students about anti-bullying. Their video was selected to appear on Rogers Cable 9 on Wednesday evening.

Last Thursday, we hosted the annual I.H.M.S. Winter Carnival. Mr. Gillard did a great job in organizing a wonderful schedule of activities. The Junior High students did a super job helping with the stations and helping with the younger children. Congratulations are extended to Callie Gill and Kate Lombard who won the J.K. colouring contest. Darcy Brake, Heather Cooper, and Clara Ryan  who were chosen The Most Spirited and Sportsmanlike and to Mrs. George’s class who won the Most Spirited Class.

On Thursday evening our school hosted the annual Corner Brook Winter Carnival Spelling Bee. We would like to congratulate Sam Antle, Hailey Colbourne, Brooklynn Companion, Chenoah Park, Clara Ryan, and Gina Spencer who did really well at the Spelling Bee. Congratulations to all participants. We would like to thank Miss Park and Miss Neary for organizing the event.

Many thanks are extended to Mrs. McCarthy who was the announcer, Mr. Chris Banks and Mr. Stephen LeDrew who were the judges.

The Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success. We would like to thank our families and student for their support once again of our book fairs. Our book fair sales were almost $3,500. We would like to thank Mrs. George for organizing the Scholastic Book Fair. Thanks are also extended to our teachers and Mr. Wayne George who helped with the fair. Congratulations are extended to Jacob Bursey who won the Guess the Number of Pages in the Book Contest, Alexie Genest and Liam Dawe who won the Guess the Marshmallow Contest, and to Heather Cooper who won the family door prize of $25.

We would like to thank Mr. Howard Sparkes, owner of Sparkes Trucking, who delivered the polycarbonate for our Greenhouse.

We would like to welcome Mrs. Beverley Perrett to our I.H.M.S. staff, working in the Junior Kindergarten Program.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School Community would like to congratulate Mr. Gene Coleman, Chair of our Board and his wife, Janice on the birth of their baby daughter, Grace.

We would like to welcome; Amanda Barrington, Michael Coleman, Graham Downey-Sutton, Tawsha Evoy, Emily Major, Brittany McFatridge, Brittany Norman, Bruce Parsons, Jessica Sceviour Ashley Smith to our school, who will be doing their community placement in the Junior Kindergarten classes Kindergarten English and French classes.

We would like to thank the members of the Rotary Club for coming to our school and reading to our students. All classes enjoyed all the readers. Thank you so much for contributing $500 worth of books to our classrooms.

March is Nutrition month. Our school will be participating in a “Crunch and Sip” campaign.

On Monday, March 4th we will be hosting our Mid-Year Assembly at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend. 

On Monday, March 4th school will open at 9:00a.m. because of a planned power outage by Newfoundland Light and Power.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: These children are discussing lions and lambs and completing activities on them. They would like to congratulate Luke Coleman on his new baby sister, Grace.

Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students are learning addition in Math and physical education in Health.

Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: These students are learning new words that start with the letter P. They are also learning body parts in French and practicing addition problems in Math. Finally, they are learning about emotions/feelings in Health.

Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: This week the students are exploring measurement in Mathematics.  They are also learning about the story of St. Patrick and learning vocabulary around the special day. They would like to congratulate Claire on the arrival of her baby sister.

Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: In Grade 1 the students are learning how to cover area in Math. They are also writing postcards in Social Studies. They really enjoyed their pizza party they had on Wednesday as their prize for the Winter Carnival Day.

Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The students in the class started a new unit in Science called Matter. They read a book called “Gifts.” They are making beautiful pictures out of plasticine of where they would like to travel.

Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: These students are excited for the “Crunch and Sip.” This will take place during the afternoons beginning Friday, March 1st.   

Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: This week the students enjoyed Mayor Greely’s visit to their classroom. Mayor Greely read to the grade5/6 as a part of the Rotary Read-A-Long.

Mr. Hancock’s Junior High class: The Junior High students are completing their model bridges and will showcase them tomorrow at 10a.m. at the Corner Brook Plaza