Friday, November 8, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 8, 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 8, 2013.

By: Telicia Young, Samuel Michael, Bridgett Sparkes, and Anna Brake

Elwood Rolle trying on the firefighting gear during a presentation about firefighting with the junior kindergarten students. Elwood is pictured with Firefighter Mark Griffin.

Karen Rashleigh with her children Ella and Caleb at our school pancake breakfast on Tuesday morning. 

Last week our school celebrated Halloween. Each class had a class party with Halloween treats and every class went to the gym for Halloween activities. Thank you to Mrs. Foley and the student council members for organizing the day.

On Friday our school had a school assembly. Our students who won the provincial Foster Family essay contest and the provincial Good Governance essay contest read their essays for students, parents and staff.

Last week our basketball teams began practicing. The grade 3-5 boy’s basketball team is being coached by Mr. Mark Hillier and Mr. Michael Quigley. Our junior high basketball team is being coached by Mr. Nadon.

On Tuesday our school had our first pancake breakfast for the year. Thanks to Mrs. George, Mrs. King, Mme. LaChance, Ms. Park, Mrs. Vincent, Mrs. Foley, and Ms. Parsons for helping with the yummy breakfast.

Mrs. George’s class has started Operation Christmas Child. They are very excited and hope to be able to fill 56 boxes this year!

Yesterday we had our Remembrance Day assembly. Thank you to the junior high students and Mr. Nadon for organizing the event. It was a nice ceremony.

School is closed today and Monday. On Monday, our school is closed for the National Day of Remembrance.
This week our ITV News reporters are; Wesley Calvalcante, Cheyenne Bursey, Chenoah Park, and Colin Spencer

Stars of The Week
Congratulations to all our students and families on all the used cell phones they have brought to school. We are still collecting until Nov. 22.

Class News
The junior kindergarten classes enjoyed the firefighters Deputy Chief Bill Griffin and firefighter Mark Griffin who visited them on Monday. They gave an interactive presentation. They are finishing up their Remembrance Day activities.
Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is continuing with their math unit on numbers. They are learning about Remembrance Day and making poppies. In the ceremony on Thursday they recited their French poem.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class really enjoyed the Remembrance Day service. They have been busy this week reading story books and working on numbers in math.
Ms. Parson’s Kindergarten English class is continuing their number unit. They are focusing on the letter “a” and learning about special people in their lives. They are making cards to share with the most special person in their life.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class  is starting a new unit in math about adding and subtracting up to 12. This week they also learned about Remembrance Day. They would like to say congratulations to Alex King who won a silver medal and two bronze medals in a karate tournament last weekend.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is very excited to be heading up Operation Christmas Child in our school this week. They had a great time at the pancake breakfast and the Remembrance Day service.
Ms. Park’s grade two class is learning about base ten blocks in math and will be making math robots using base ten blocks.  They are learning about different habitats in science and researching which animals live in each habitat. They are so very happy to have Fares Azouni back in our school from Dubai.
Mme. LaChance’s grade 2 and 3 French Immersion class was discussing Remembrance Day this week. They talked a lot about the different wars that Canadians were involved in. They learned how animals did a great job helping in the army. Not just dogs, but cats, pigeons, and bears too. At the Remembrance Day service they showed a slideshow about what they learned and challenged everyone to change their Facebook profile to a picture of a poppy to honour Canadians who have served their country.
Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class welcomed Dr. T.A. Loeffler to their classroom on Thursday. Dr. Loeffler is from St. John’s and has climbed six of the “Seven Summits” which are the highest peask on each of the seven continents. She spoke on the challenges explorers and climbers face, reinforcing their social studies unit on exploration.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class was very busy this week with assignments, essays and spelling tests! They would like to congratulate McKenna Batstone, Max Chrappa, William Bruce-Robertson and Clara Ryan who were selected to read their Remembrance essays in our Remembrance Day ceremony. All  the essays were very good! The grade 5 students had a blast making up their own sports broadcasts in language class.
Ms. Jones’ junior high and level 1 class was very busy this week preparing the school’s Remembracne Day service with Mr. Nadon. Also, last Saturday they were out leaf raking to raise money for their trip to the Skills Challenge. They would like to thank all the families who supported this fundraiser.

Coming Up

Weather permitting the junior high classes will be continuing the leaf raking on Saturday.
School will be closed on Monday for Remembrance Day.