Friday, March 15, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, March 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, March 15, 2013.

By: Cameron Peddle, Bruce Patey, Bridgett Sparkes and Clara Ryan

Student Cole Boyd-Martyn reads a book to his peers during a book chat in Mrs. George's Grade 1 class

This week students and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary School are enjoying many fun activities and the nice warm weather!

This past weekend we hosted the Girls’ Grade 5 Western Provincial Basketball Tournament. We would like to thank our parents, teachers and students for their help and support. The girls would like to thank their coach, Mrs. Bishop. Megan Williams, Caylie Blake, Emma Doman and Bridgett Sparkes received Player of the Game Awards. Congratulations to all participants.
Anna Brake, Claire Blake and Abigail Woodford participated in the Junior Provincial Figure Skating Competition held in Corner Brook over the weekend. Anna Brake won a silver medal in the Pre-Juvenile Ladies Category. Claire and Abigail performed well at the competition, Abigail sang O’Canada at the Opening Ceremonies. Congratulations, girls!
Congratulations are extended to the following students who completed the ten week Kids Camp Program at Marble Mountain; Mariam Ahmad, Jasmine Batstone, Claire Brake, Darcy Brake, Sarah Buckingham, Alexander Card, Benjamin Card, Jakson Ganz, Yazan Ismail, Coen Mackey, Kate Murphy, Oliver Sullivan, William Sullivan, Charlotte Sweetapple, and Abigail Woodford.
Students from Corner Brook Regional High, S.W.A.T. (Students Working Against Tobacco), presented to our Grade 5 students. They found the presentation very informative. 
Our Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Primary, School Choir, and Chamber Choir performed in the Corner Brook Rotary Music Festival this week and all sang heart fully. Congratulations to all members and Mr. Graham. The Grade 5 and Grade 6/7 Band also performed in the festival and played their very difficult pieces extremely well. Congratulations to our musicians and to Mrs. McHugh.
We have many students who are performing in the Festival this week. We wish them the best of luck in all of their events!
On Monday afternoon, Stephanie Ganz, Autumn Gale, Jennifer Houstice, from the Department of Agriculture read to our 3, 4 and 5 classes. This was in conjunction with Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week.
Last week was Milk Spirit Week and on Friday, we held our Annual Moo-Off Competition. Individual winners in the Moo-Off were: Emma Barrett, Ryan Bennett, Brandon Brake, Heather Cooper, Gavin Doman, Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar, Eli Hamilton, Lucas Neville, Simon Boitsefski, Ryan Lombard, Israela Ngania, Chenoah Park, Aria Kazerouni, Brooke Watton, Megan Williams, and Riley Wilton. Best group winners were: Avery Brothers and Clare Coleman, Keely Brothers and Alex Williams. Jayden Lemprière was the best overall winner.
Our school is the recipient of a $500.00 Wellness Grant for our Model Greenhouse Project. Last week, the Department of Agriculture donated $500.00 worth of in-kind items to the project. We are working very hard in fundraising for this very educational project. We appreciate our families’, staff and community support.
We held a Pi Day yesterday. Student had lots of fun reciting as many digits of Pi they could remember and “pieing” their favourite teachers in aid of our Greenhouse Project. What fun!
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Friday we will be having a wear all you can Green Day!
This Sunday, our school will be hosting its’ annual St. Patrick’s Day Social from 5-7p.m.
Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: These children would like to thank Mr. Bruce Grobbelaar for donating child size soccer balls to their program. They had a lot of fun this week in preparing for St. Patrick’s Day.
Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students are learning subtraction this week in Mathematics. They are learning about the letter R in Language Arts. They would also like to mention they had loads of fun when they participated in the Music Festival. 
Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week, the students enjoyed learning about building materials, such as metal and plastic, in Science. In Math they are learning about the shapes 3D solid can make like cubes, cylinders, spheres, and cones. They are learning new words that start with the letter R. 
Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: This week the Grade Ones are learning about capacity in Math. They had a lot of fun preparing for Pi Day with activities and games. In Grade Two, the students had fun learning spring vocabulary and learning about different trades and professions.
Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: In Grade 1 the students are writing Easter stories this week. They are comparing masses in Math class.
Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The students in this class are learning about liquids in Science. This week they learned 30 digits in Pi, and their star student is Makayla Ianni.
Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: In Grade 3/4 the students are excited to announce they had a letter from a student in Richmond, B.C. inviting them to participate in the “Great Canadian Mail Race.” The Grade Four class have started learning about fractions in Math.
Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: The Grade 5/6 had a lot of fun on Pi Day when they had the opportunity to “pie” their teachers. All of the students loved playing in the Band during the Music Festival.
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High Class: These students are beginning to prepare for the upcoming Drama Festival. They had a lot of fun this week participating in the Music Festival!