Friday, June 14, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, June 14, 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, June 14, 2013.

By: Caylie Blake, Cameron Peddle, Bridgett Sparkes, and Keely Brothers

Sophie Simms along with her mother, Sherra Robinson,
look at Sophie's art work at our annual Art Exhibition
The sun is shining and Students and Staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary School are getting excited for the end of the school year!
We would like to extend best wishes to Sarah Brake who finishes her work placement in our office today.
Congratulations are extended to Chloe Colbourne who won a Perfect Attendance Award for Guides at their annual banquet and to Hailey Colbourne who flew up from Guides to Pathfinders. Hailey also received an Exceptional Attendance Award as well as a Leadership Award. Congratulations are also extended to Brooklynn Colbourne, Rebecca Janes, Emma Barrett who “flew up” from Sparkes to Brownies, and Charlotte Sweetaple went from Sparkes to Guides. Rebecca was also awarded the Friendship Award at their annual Sparkes banquet.       
Congratulations are extended to Reyd Ward who won the ACAP Environment Art Challenge for the Primary level. Reyd won a helmet and a bike that were donated by NL Light and Power.
Congratulations are extended to Issac Buckingham who won the Most Spirited Player Award at the Stephenville Spring Under 8 Soccer Tournament.
Congratulations are extended to Noah Evans who achieved his yellow belt in Karate this past weekend. And to Colin Spencer who received his green belt at Karate on Wednesday evening
Congratulations are extended to the following students who were Regional Winners for the YMCA Market Your Thoughts Essay Contest; Nathan Anderson, Sara Ismail, Douglas MacKenzie, Maria Reynolds, and Hannah Sparkes (Grade 7), Will Goodridge (Grade 8), and Zubia Mahmood and Claire Reynolds (Grade 9).  
Our school is the recipient of a $400 Colemans gift card from the Colemans Kids Eat Healthy Program. This generous donation will be used for the Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Program that operates daily at the school.
We would like to extend my gratitude to Mr. Wayne Allen for bringing the School Golf Session to Immaculate Heart last week. On Thursday and Friday all classes at IHMS had the opportunity to hone their skills in putting and chipping. Some students even had the chance to drive a few golf balls at their Phys. Ed teacher while wearing the special target suit! If parents would like more information about the summer golf program for young children you can contact Mr. Gillard at the school for more information.
On Tuesday, the Student Council sponsored a Dress-up Day and on Thursday we hosted a Pyjama Day. On Pyjama Day students once again jumped for good reason at IHMS. Students joined in the gymnasium in bright coloured PJ’s and skipped, bounced and jumped in aid of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Fun was had by all and each student got to leave with their very own skipping rope!
Class and group photos were taken on Wednesday.
Our Junior High students began their exams this week. They conclude on Monday, June 17th.
We would like to wish best of luck to Chloe Colbourne, Hailey Colbourne, Alex Williams, and Megan Williams who will be competing in the Hershey Track and Field Competition in St. John’s on Saturday. 
Upcoming Events
On Monday, we will be hosting our annual year end elementary Spelling Bee.
Tuesday, staff will be hosting a school wide breakfast from 7:30a.m. - 8:30p.m. Our Sports Day will take place at Prince Edward Park.
On Wednesday, our families are invited to our year end Mass and Awards Assembly. All are welcome to attend
This Sunday is Father’s Day! We would like to wish all of our dads a wonderful day!
Next week’s article will be the last one for the school year!
Class News
The Junior Kindergarten: The J.K’s are having lots of fun this week preparing cards for Father’s Day. They are also having a Teddy Bear Picnic.
Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students really liked getting dressed up for the Dress-up day! They are learning to tell the time to 30 min. and 1 hour. They are also finishing their work on Graphing.
Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week the students are learning about different modes of transportation in Social Studies this week. They are talking about water and boating safety in Health. They are cluing up their Math unit on Numbers 1-10 and practicing making different groups of ten with coloured cubes. We are all looking forward to the summer break which is just around the corner. We have worked very hard this year and all deserve a relaxing break.
Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: The Grade 1&2 French Immersion classes wrote their very own stories for their first time! They sounded out all of their words and used resources to find the words they needed. They have been working towards this all year. Their butterflies are starting to hatch! They have 4 out of 15! So exciting! In Science they will be setting up pullies to lift each other . In Grade1 the students went on a field trip to the park with Mme. Ryan. They also have been working on a Giant Panda Project as a part of the WWF’s Schools for a Living Planet Project
Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: The Grade One Class is finishing  their Wonderful Me Projects. They are learning about living things in Science and finishing  their Math work. They want to wish their fathers a very Happy Father’s Day!
Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The Grade 2 English class are working on their Dinosaur projects. These students are learning how to do research and how to write reports.
Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: This class have been playing base ball in Phys. Ed. Today they will be attending a field trip to the Insectarium.
Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: Grade 5/6 students are attending the Insectarium today. They are looking forward to the Elementary Spelling Bee on Monday!
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High Class: The Junior High Students are happy their exams are almost over!! They are looking forward to summer vacation and their field trip to Bonne Bay Pond.