Friday, October 18, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 18, 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, October 18, 2013.

By: Madison Noel, Jack Ryan, Max Chrappa, William Bennett, and Cheyenne Bursey  

(L-R): Chenoah Park, Chloe Colbourne, Makenzy Bishop and Paige Walsh check out some books at our Scholastic Book Fair this week.

We hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving weekend.

On Wednesday a Book Fair took place in the school’s cafeteria. Also, we showed our support for cancer research by wearing a pink ribbon for Dress for the Cause Day.

Students also had litter free lunches on Wednesday for Waste Reduction Week. Some other things we are doing this week to celebrate are using less paper, turning off the lights and talking about recycling.

On Thursday we hosted the official launch for the Recycle My Cell Challenge in our gym.  Our cross country runners took part in a meet in Stephenville.  And in the evening our school hosted the Scholastic Book Fair Family night event.
This week was Good Governance Week. Our grade six students wrote essays on what good governance means to them.

Our ITV school reporters last week were Nathan Anderson, Jayden Lempriere, McKenna Batstone and Lucas Neville. This week they are Nicolas Moreno, Madison Noel, Cole Dumaresque and William Bennett.

Stars of The Week
Congratulations to Anna Brake who received first place in the provincial Foster Family Writing competition and Jack Ryan who received second place for the elementary categories. Also, congratulations to Kate Lombard who was the winner for the elementary provincial drawing competition.

There were some fast runners last Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Track meet and here’s the names of the stars, they are: Jack Ryan, Clara Ryan, Ryan Bennett, William Bennett, Isaac Buckingham, Clare Coleman, Aria Kazerouni, Heather Cooper, Emily Murley, Ryan Murphy, Colin Spencer, and Telicia Young.  Congratulations to Telicia Young who placed in the top five.

Also this week, Jorga Perett was a firefighter for a day! She was picked up at the school and rode in the fire truck with Mr. George.
Thank you to Mrs. George and all her volunteers for another successful Scholastic Book Fair.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are making Chai monsters for Halloween and are doing lots of Halloween activities. They would like to congratulate Charlise Simmonds’ family who welcomed a new baby girl and Ivor Cook’s family who welcomed a new baby boy to their families. Also, there are two new College of the North Atlantic interns in their classes this week. They are Stephanie Jennings and Annette Cummings.
Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class loved the turkey dinner. Thank you to everyone who helped. They all had a nice long weekend and are ready to be hard at work again. They have started a unit called “All About Me” in social studies and are learning about what makes them unique.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class loved the Thanksgiving dinner on Friday. They are working on “t” words and sounds. They are starting a new social studies unit on identity.
Ms. Parson’s Kindergarten English class is starting a numbers unit in math.  They are starting a plant experiment unit as well. They really enjoyed the turkey dinner on Friday.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class  really enjoyed visiting the book fair and seeing all the new books.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is doing spooky Halloween writing and crafts this week. In science they are learning about the seasons.
Ms. Park’s grade two class is making bird feeders in science and learning about money in math.
Mme. LaChance’s grade 2 and 3 French Immersion class made cards for their parents last week for Thanksgiving. They thanked them for the toys they have, the time they spend together, the great food and home they have. They realized that not all children have these things and that they are very lucky! The grade 3 students wrote postcards to special people and mailed them!
Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class is really enjoying their class novel, Gregor the Overlander. They are anxious to see if their predictions will be correct. On Wednesday they wore pink ribbons on their uniforms to bring awareness to cancer research.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a guest speaker. Mr. Pat Gambin from the Knights of Columbus visited them to talk about the Squires Program. They had a great time at the Scholastic Book Fair. The grade 5’s had a science test today. They would like to remind everyone to bring in their used cell phones.
Ms. Jones’ junior high and level 1 class enjoyed the Thanksgiving celebration at the school on Friday. They were also really excited to help with the launch of the Recycle my Cell Campaign.
Coming Up

Next week is Foster Family Week.

We will be having a healthy commotion on Monday.

We are collecting used cell phones for the Recycle My Cell Campaign.

School will be closed on October 25th for a Professional Development Day.