Friday, June 7, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, June 7, 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 7, 2013.

By: Bridgett Sparkes, Cameron Peddle, Keely Brothers and Clarissa Patey

Caption: Mme. Ryan's Grade 1 french Immersion have been planting seeds for the greenhouse. With their seeds are: Back Row: Brandon Brake, Caleb Rashleigh, and Emma Barrett. Front Row: Isabelle Mercier, Jackson Ganz, Oliver Sullivan and Shantel Hurley.
Students and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary have been enjoying the outdoors. More classes are heading outside to our outdoor classroom as the weather gets warmer. This week is World Environment Week. Wednesday was World Environment Day and Mr. Blaine Hussey from the Department of Agriculture facilitated sessions in our greenhouse for our students.
Our school is the recipient of a $5,000 Provincial Wellness Grant for our Model Greenhouse Project.
We would like to thank the many families who came out and supported our Art Show on Monday evening.The show featured a variety of pieces of Art that was done though out the year by our students from J.K. to Grade 9.
Sadie MacDonnell, a Grade 1 student, cut her hair this past week and donated it to The Canadian Cancer Society.
Our school hosted our annual Kindergarten Graduation for our English and French Immersion classes on Thursday evening. Congratulations!
Last week, Mira Ismail participated in a Mock City Council Meeting in conjunction with the What Would You Do If You Were the Mayor for a Day writing contest. Congratulations Mira!
Congratulations are extended to Ryan Lombard who won the Wildlife Poster Contest for Grade1 for the Humber Valley Region.
We would like to congratulate Nathan Anderson, Will Goodridge, and Douglas MacKenzie who won first place in the Western Region for the Building a Bridge Competition and to MacKenzie Brothers, Claire Reynolds and Maria Reynolds who placed third!
Madison Canning from Junior High Ventures presented to our Junior High students Wednesday afternoon.
Beth Arsenault, Ryan Bennett, Darcy Brake, Ryan Murphy, Charlotte Sweetapple and Megan Williams celebrated their first Reconciliation on Wednesday evening. We would like to thank Msgr. Gale who officiated and the teachers who helped at the celebration.
We would like to congratulate Alaura Alexander, McKenna Batstone, Keely Brothers, Chloe Colbourne, Hailey Colbourne, Mira Ismail, Madison Noel, Gina Spencer and Alex Williams who received Excellence Certificates and prizes from the YMCA for their Logos in the Elementary Create-A-Logo Contest.
We would like to congratulate the following students who were the regional winners in the YMCA Essay Writing Contest. Nathan Anderson, Sara Ismail, Douglas MacKenzie, Maria Reynolds, and Hannah Sparkes (Grade7), Will Goodridge (Grade8), Zubia Mahmood & Claire Reynolds (Grade9). The received a monetary award and prizes.
The members of the Prayer Group would like to Mrs. Coleman a very Happy Birthday on June 8th.
Saturday is World Ocean’s Day and we would like to congratulate Eli Hamilton who is the provincial winner in the Kindergarten Category for the World Ocean’s Day Contest.     
Class News
The Junior Kindergarten: The J.K’s are doing lower case alphabet. They are also making lady bugs for the greenhouse. They are making cards for Father’s Day.
Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students celebrated their graduation on Thursday and also enjoyed showing their art work to their families.
Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week the students were busy practicing songs for the Kindergarten Graduation Thursday night. They are colouring maps and talking about where they live in Social Studies. They are practicing more subtraction problems with objects in Math.
Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: The Grade 1&2 French Immersion classes are very excited this week. The beans and peas they planted are ready to go in the greenhouse!
Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: The Grade One Class is learning about plant parts in Science and planting seeds in our new greenhouse this week! They are creating and solving story problems in Math. They are really excited to be going to Mrs. George’s house for a party tomorrow.  
Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The Grade 2 English class finished their unit on geometry in Math. They had lots of fun showing our families their fabulous Art work at the Art Show. This week the student of the week is Aria.
Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: Today this class will be attending a Ducks Unlimited Tour. They will be learning about conservation, restoring and managing wet lands. Next Friday, June 14th, the Grade  3/4 class will be visiting the Insectarium.
Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: Grade 5/6 students had a lot of fun planting seeds in the new greenhouse. They had a lot of fun in Language Arts writing about their favourite memories of this past school year.   
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High Class: The Junior High Students are preparing for their exams, starting next week. They really enjoyed the Youth Ventures presentation and had a lot of fun planting in the greenhouse.