Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lion's Roar - Thursday, March 28, 2013

Connect With IHMS:

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion's Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Thursday, March 28, 2013.

By: Mira Ismail, Bridgett Sparkes, Cameron Peddle, and Clara Ryan

Grade 5/6 students enjoy a Yoga session with Ms. Jessi Martin

This week students and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary School are preparing for Easter Break.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Junior High student, Arshia Kazerouni!
We would like to welcome Paige Marche-Sherran, a student from the College of North Atlantic, who is doing a work placement in the J.K. class.

Apple Day sponsored by the Kids Eat Smart Program was on Friday. All students hung their apple on the Apple Tree which is located in the cafeteria. Many thanks to Mrs. George for making the tree! In the Breakfast Program, we served a variety of apples, vanilla and strawberry apple parfaits and apples muffins. There were different contests and prizes were awarded.

On Friday we also celebrated Earth Hour from 9:30 a.m.-10:30a.m. where all classrooms lights, computers, and Smart Boards were shut off!

Keely Brothers, Olivia Park, Gina Spencer and Alex Williams delivered to the bank the $875 in pennies which we collected in aid of the Greenhouse. We would like to thank the Royal Bank which supplied the penny rolls and penny boxes. We are still rolling pennies. If you have some, please bring them in. We would like to thank our staff, students and our families for supporting the Cookie and Muffin Dough Fundraiser which raised almost $2,100 for the Greenhouse Project.

For the past two week Thursdays, Jessi Martin did a Yoga session with our Grade 5/6 class. Everyone really enjoyed it!

Last Friday, Junior High students participated in a public health session on the dangers of Drugs and Alcohol. On Wednesday, our J.K. classes participated in a public health session on tooth brushing and our Grade One classes had a dental session with the public health nurse.

The Grade 7 Girls’ Basketball Team played a game against Xavier on Wednesday afternoon.  

Our students took in a performance of the Easter Passion by our Prayer Group students. We would to thank Mrs. Coleman and the member of the Prayer Group.

Congratulations are extended to MacKenzie Brothers whose Cheerleading Team won a silver medal last weekend in Halifax!

The Crunch and Sip Campaign ends today but we are hoping that everyone will continue to crunch and sip for a healthy life style. 

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Easter Holiday!

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: The children are doing Easter Activities. They would like to thank Cory Conrad and Dorothy Gardner from Colemans at the Gardens (pictured above), who visited Mrs. English and Mrs. Vincent’s class on Friday. They did a wonderful nutritional visit. Cory introduced the children to different varieties of fruits. Cory will be visiting the two other J.K. classrooms after Easter.
Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students are creating poems and crafts for Easter. They have just begun a new Math Unit on Geometry and Measurement.
Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week, the students are learning about Easter and doing Easter paintings and crafts. They are looking forward to Easter holidays. In Math, they are learning about which solid shapes roll and which ones slide. They really enjoyed their time with Graham and Michael, the nursing student volunteers. They did a wonderful presentation on Nutrition and the importance of eating a healthy breakfast.  
Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: This week the students are starting a new unit on Numbers up to 100 and counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s. They also discussed folk tales like “The Three Little Pigs.” These students are also working on autobiography presentations and are going to make smoothies for Easter to mark the end of Nutrition Month and as an alternative to chocolate and candy.
Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: In Grade 1 the students are writing Easter Bunny stories this week. They also learned about the Stations of the Cross in our Chapel. They are so excited to have Gavin and Gordon Staple’s mom, who is a dietician, in to teach them about eating healthy. Happy Easter everyone!
Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The students in this class are starting a new unit in Math called Addition to Subtraction to 100. They are excited for their Easter party today! This week’s star student is Alyssa.
Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: In Grade 3/4 the students are enjoying Crunch and Sip but are looking forward to an Easter treat from Ms. Payne this week. In Math they are learning about, measurement, time and money.
Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: These students have been enjoying fun Easter activities. They are having a great time preparing for the upcoming Musical Performance of “Cinderella.”
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High Class: These students are preparing for the upcoming Science competition. They are having lots of fun preparing for the Drama Festival.