Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, September 13, 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, September 13, 2013.

By: Sam Antle, William Bruce-Robertson, Emma Doman, and Gina Spencer
Photo of Juan Carlos Ramirez presenting a portrait of Mary to Maria Reynolds and
Mira Ismail. Juan carried the portrait with him when he travelled to Canada to present
to Immaculate heart of Mary School. The portrait is hung in the school chapel.

It’s September again and we welcome back all of our teachers and students, and some new faces as well.

Our school opening Mass was Friday. Thank you to Mr. Graham for coming and playing the organ at church to celebrate the opening of the school year. We welcome Father Edward Terry to our Parish. Father Terry visited our school this week and even made an announcement at recess during the IHMS news.

We also welcome to our school international students from Mexico and Brazil. From Mexico we have Nicolas Emiiano and Juan Carlos Ramirez in grade 7 and  Iker Andre  and Ale Hernandez in grade 8, as well as Wesley Calvalcante in Level 1 from Brazil. Juan brought us a beautiful portrait of Mary to hang in our school from his family in Mexico.

Our afterschool program began last week. Thank you to Lynn Pond Evans who has been helping with the activities.

Our school is busy preparing for the grand opening of our greenhouse on September 30th. We are growing cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, herbs and pumpkins.

The grades 3 to level 1 students have started learning about Lego Robotics. Everyone is very excited.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Mrs. McCarthy on finishing the Star Fall 15 km run last Sunday.

Thank you to Mr. Bob Bennett of Marcus Karate School for their $100 donation to the school greenhouse.

Congratulations to Mr. George on placing 5th in the National Fire Fighters Challenge last week.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are all doing apple activities in class.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class started patterns in math and a living and non-living unit in science. The kids had lots of fun playing animal charades.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is very excited to start kindergarten and meeting lots of new friends this week.

Ms. Parson’s Kindergarten English class has enjoyed playing outside on the playground and are busy settling in to school.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is learning lots of new French vocabulary.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class had a great first full week! They started patterning in math and in social studies are learning about communicating. We are having an apple taste test today for their apple theme.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is excited to start the new year with their classmates. They are feeling great after a nice summer break.

Mme. LaChance’s grade 2 and 3 French Immersion class has settled into the old science lab. They have been busy decorating their new classroom. They made some new friends this week and were excited to meet their new teacher and speak French everyday! Bonne annee a tous!

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class has had a great first week back. They began patterning in math and are already completing their first piece of writing about their summer vacation.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class are starting their spelling tests next week. They are very excited about being the school news reporters this year.

Ms. Jone’s junior high and level 1 class will be visiting Bonne Bay Pond this weekend! The students will be enjoying water skiing, tubing and other fun cabin activities. This week they also took a tour of the Corner Brook Museum and Archives as part of their social studies class. They would like to thank Ms. Jane Bruce-Robertson, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Barb Anderson and Mr. Ian Glashan for driving them on their field trip.
Coming Up
Our school breakfast program begins on Monday and will continue every day from 7:30-8:15 am.

IHMS celebrates it’s 14th birthday with a “14” theme day on Monday. There will be a special celebration in the afternoon with cookies and milk.

The cafeteria lunch program will begin on September 23 and the menu will go home on Monday.

Cross Country running will be starting next week.