Friday, April 26, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, April 26, 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, April 26, 2013.

By: Cameron Peddle, Madison Noel, Keely Brothers, and Gina Spencer

Kindergarten students: Alyssa Power, Gavin Doman, Sam Power, and Reegan Curtis stand infront of their Art project entitled, "Our World, our Responsibilty."

This week at Immaculate Heart of Mary students made extra efforts to incorporate environmental friendliness into their classrooms as we celebrated Earth Day Monday April 22nd. We celebrated in many ways. We had a theme day wearing earth colours. Our classes wrote a poem, song or chant and presented it from the media center! Brian McHugh of CBC Radio interviewed Liam Dawe, Claire Reynolds and Alex Williams regarding Earth Day. We had our litter free recess and lunch. Primary classes made Earth Day headbands and necklaces. They planted seedlings and read stories on Habitats. Miss Park`s and Mme Mondoux`s class cleaned the school property, church property and surrounding area.

Our Junior High Students kicked off Earth Day by presenting this poem to our school community from our media center.

Junior High Earth Day Poem
Blue and green sphere
We all live here
And yet everyday
We throw garbage away
Causing it harm
Why all the alarm?
From a planet far away, an alien named Michael
Came down to the Earth and told us to recycle
He said: “Follow this rule,
It’s super cool!”
If you Reduce, Recycle, Reuse!
There’s no way you can lose!
And then from that day
No one threw anything away!
And the Earth was saved!


This week is National Volunteer week and we would like to thank the many volunteers who help at our school. In June, we will be recognizing our volunteers at our annual Volunteer Breakfast.

We would like to thank the Silver Blades Figure Skating Club who donated two tickets to their annual ice show. Matthew and Alexandra Young visited our school to draw the winning entries: Kira McCarthy and Gina Spencer and to have their picture taken with Kira and Gina. We would like to wish Matthew a speedy recovery.

We would like to congratulate Mariam Ahmad, McKenna Batstone, Caylie Blake, Samuel Blackwood, Anna Brake, Claire Brake, Natalie Caines, Jenna Cammie, Kaitlyn Coade, Yazan Ismail, Mark James, Rebecca Janes, Jayden Lemprière, Lucas Neville, Olivia Park, Rotém Philipps-Grobbelaar, Sophie Simms, Colin Sheppard, and Abigail Woodford, on their performance at the Ice Show!

We would like to wish best of luck to Keely Brothers, a member of the Provincial Gymnastics Team, who is competing at the Atlantic Championship in Nova Scotia

This week is also Healthy Beverage Week. We are encouraging everyone to drink milk, water and non-sugar beverages.

Tuesday was World Book Day and our students enjoy reading every day!

On Thursday our Grade 5/6 classes finished their five week yoga session with Ms. Jessi Martin. They enjoyed it very much and would like to thank Ms. Martin.

We would like to extend best wishes to Ms. Paige Marche-Sherran who finished her work placement today in the J. K. Program.

Our Girls’ Soccer Team will be participating in the invitational tournament at Sacred Heart this weekend. Their first game is at 9:00a.m. tomorrow morning.

On Wednesday evening we held a Parent Information Session for parents whose child will be enrolled in our Sept. Junior Kindergarten, full day Kindergarten (English or French Immersion). If you missed the session or would like information regarding our other programs, please contact the office.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: The children are making tulips for Mother’s Day. They enjoyed celebrating Earth Day and did Earth Day crafts, speaking about the environment and recycling. They are learning about water filtration in Science.


Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students are continuing to learn about length and capacity in Math. They really loved taking part in the Earth Day activities and performed a song for our school.


Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week the students are learning about measurement. In Science they are learning about the three R’s (reduce, reuse and recycle).  


Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: The Grade Ones planted seeds. They planted beans, peas, herbs and flowers. They are discussing bridges and did a little experiment for Science.  


Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: The Grade One students really enjoyed all the Earth Day activties especially planting different types of seeds. They started their geometry unit in Math. In Health class they are learning about school safety.


Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The Grade 2 English class had fun making mystery slime in Science Class this week. They did some creative writing in Language Arts class. This week their student of the week is Colin.


Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: In Math, they are completing their Math unit on Measurement. They are really excited for the upcoming Science and Heritage Fair.


Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: Grade 5/6 students had a lot of fun this week dressing in earth colours for Earth Day and really enjoyed getting ready for the Heritage and Science Fairs.


Mr. Hancock’s Junior High Class: On Thursday morning, our Junior High students attended TNL’s Youth Theater Production of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” at the Arts and Culture. Many thanks to Mrs. McHugh for organizing this event. They also celebrated Shakespeare’s 449th birthday.

Gym with Mr. Gillard: This month students have been learning soccer in Gym class. They have also started boys and girls soccer after school in preparation for upcoming tournaments. They have been very fortunate to have Mr. Bruce Grobbelaar lead some of these soccer practices. Many thanks for his time, knowledge and dedication to the school and the sport of soccer.