Friday, November 1, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 1, 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, November 1, 2013.

By: Sam Antle, William Bruce-Robertson, Jayden Lempriere, and Gina Spencer

Pictured (L-R) are: Wesley Calvalcante, Nicolas Moreno, Iker Aguirre, and Nathan Anderson

We had a busy week at Immaculate Heart. On Tuesday the skills challenge team hosted a Zumba fitness class with instructor Rhonda McMaster as a fundraiser for their trip to St. John’s. They had a great turn out. Thank you, Rhonda, for an awesome class! Also, thank you to Wesley Calvalcante, Caroline Bruce-Robertson and William Bruce-Robertson for volunteering at the event.

Our student leadership council had a successful pajama and slumber party last week for the janeway. They raised over $5oo!! This week they planned Halloween activities for the whole school including a parade of costumes in the gym.  Thank you to Mrs. Foley and the council for a fantastic day.
Cross country running is officially over for the season. They had lots of great runs. They had a party at Menchie’s to celebrate on Tuesday. Basketball has officially started at our school. Practices were held this week for grades 3 to Level 1.
Today we are having an assembly at 11:30 for our provincial winners in the Foster Family Essay Contest and the Good Governance Essay contest.
Our school is still collecting cell phones for the Recycle My Cell Campaign.
Last week on Friday while we were at home the teachers had a professional development day. All the teachers had a session with Dr. Michael Newton on the topic of mindfulness. The French Immersion teachers had a session with Mrs. Gerene O’Dell about French learning resources. Some of the other topics throughout the day were about technology, literacy, math centres, and best practices for report cards.
Our ITV school reporters this week were Samuel Michael, William Brice-Robertson, Aria Kazerouni, and Ale Hernandez.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Stars of The Week
Congratulations to our runners in the Templeton running meet last Thursday. Our runners were Isaac Buckingham, Jacob Bursey, Chloe Colbourne, Clare Coleman, Heather Cooper, Aria Kazerouni, Jack Matthews, Ryan Murphy, Lucas Neville, Simon Boitsefski, Emma Doman, Clara Ryan, Jack Ryan, and Telicia  Young. All of our runners did awesome.

Clare Coleman placed 3rd and Heather Cooper placed 7th in the grade 4 girls category, Ryan Murphy placed 4th, Aria Kazerouni placed 7th and Isaac Buckingham placed 9th in grade 4 boys category. Chole Colbourne placed 10th in the grade 5 girls category and Clara Ryan placed 9th in the grade 6 girls category. Jack Ryan placed 9th in the grade 5 boys category.

Thank you to coaches Mme Brake, Ms. Scott and Mr. Nadon for a great season.

Congratulations to Tyler Dillman who received a certificate from Bennett’s “Tae Kwondo” for Awesome Form.

Bridgett Sparked had a swimming competition last weekend. She placed 11th in the 50-metre free style and 14th in the 100-metre free style at the Corner Brook Rapids Performance Meet.

Also, congratulations to Ben Griffin who placed 4th in the Frost and Furious race held in Steady Brook on Saturday.

Class News
The junior kindergarten classes would like to thank Sylvia Phillips for donating storage containers to the JK program.  They are finishing up Halloween activities this week. They are excited about the fire fighter who will be visiting their classroom on Monday.
Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with their pumpkin carving for Halloween. We had lots of fun doing their pumpkin investigations. They would like to welcome Eva Willis to their classroom. She is a new student to our school. They are very excited to have her in their class. They would also like to say, Awesome costumes everyone!
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had a great time at their Halloween party on Thursday.  They are working on the letter “a” and started a chapter on numbers.
Ms. Parson’s Kindergarten English class is learning what their names mean this week. They are doing a new unit on numbers. They would like to welcome Mallory Chambers to their class this week.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class was super excited about Halloween this week. They are working on haunted houses and learning about why they are special. They are starting to learn about addition and subtraction in math.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class really enjoyed the Halloween party and parade. In science they are learning about how plants and animals change as the seasons change. They had lots of fun acting out the wedding at Cana in religion class.
Ms. Park’s grade two class had a super fun Halloween! They did pumpkin carving, estimating the number of pumpkin seeds and then roasting them. They are also learning all about spiders! Creepy!
Mme. LaChance’s grade 2 and 3 French Immersion class had a count down to Halloween. They made spiders with paper cups, wrote about their Halloween costume and created a witch potion. They also made a Halloween bag for Halloween night. They were really creative.
Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class had a great week leading up to Halloween. They used warm and cool colours to create pumpkin and ghost collages. They also finished up their class novel “Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins. They were in suspense right up until the end. They highly recommend it!
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is working on Remembrance Day essays and posters this week. They spent a lot of time talking about the importance of Remembrance Day and watching videos and listening to music. They had a fantastic time at their Halloween party on Thursday and enjoyed the class Halloween scavenger hunt! The grade six students are creating surveys in social studies.
Ms. Jones’s junior high and level 1 class had a movie and treats for Halloween on Thursday afternoon. They have so many students from different countries, they thought it would be fun to try foods they eat at times of celebration. For some students it is their first time celebrating Halloween.

Coming Up
There will also be a leaf raking day on November 2 from 9 am to 4 pm.  If you would like to have your lawn raked for a donation you can contact the main office.

Mrs. George’s grade 1 class will be starting Operation Christmas Child next week. Stay tuned for more updates.