Friday, December 6, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, December 6, 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, December 6, 2013.

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

Photo of students from Mrs. George's grade one class who prepared a special presentation for the first week of Advent. (L-R): Jasmine Batstone, Molly George and Gabriel Rowsell.

Photo is of students in Ms. Park's grade two class with their pita pizza's (L-R): Will Brothers, Jorga Perrett, Jenna Cammie, and Max Antle.
It’s been a busy week at Immaculate Heart of Mary School! To start off, last Friday, the grade six to level one students who participated in the Intermediate Skills Challenge showed off their skills in the gymnasium for the whole school. It was a great hit. They did awesome!
Also on Friday were the photo re-takes for people who wanted to get their pictures re-done.
Mrs. George, Mrs. Foley and Mrs. Hodder recently returned from St. John’s where they were learning about the Little Green Thumbs program. They are all very excited to bring this program to our school!
On Monday, the first Advent candle was lit by Mrs. George’s grade one class. They explained the meaning of Advent and we sang a song. Great job, everyone!
Everybody is busy preparing for the Christmas parade and Christmas concert. We are all very excited!
We would like to thank Mr. Rodney Antle who donated a Foosball table to our school this week.
The grade 6 girls’ basketball team will be participating in the Tiny Titans basketball tournament at Corner brook High! We hope they do well.
The Junior High students would like to thank Barb and Bart Anderson who helped with driving students in the Intermediate Skills Challenge.
This week our ITV News reporters are: Caroline Bruce-Robertson, Cameron Peddle, Bridgett Sparkes and Heather Cooper.

Stars of The Week

Congratulations to Bridgett Sparkes who participated in the Provincial heats and Finals Invitiational meet in Gander last weekend. Bridgett placed 6th in the 50 m back and 100 m back, 10th in the 100 m free, 14th in the 50 m free and 16th in the 200 m free.

McKenna Batstone and Anna Brake travelled to Stephenville last weekend for a figure skating test day. McKenna passed her test in Canesta Dance and Anna passed her senior bronze test. Congratulations, girls! Also, Jenna Cammie passed her Dutch Waltz in figure skating.
Congratulations to Gabriel Rowsell who received his badge from swimming.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are busy getting ready for Christmas and doing lots of Christmas crafts.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is very excited that their elf on the shelf showed up this week. He’s been doing lots of silly things. They are busy preparing for the Christmas concert.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is working on five frame grids in math. They are hard at work learning their Christmas concert piece. They are also practicing a special Christmas dance for the Christmas variety show.

Ms. Parson’s Kindergarten English class is working on a wall of fame and doing all kinds of Christmas decorating. They are also learning about each other.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class  has started making some Christmas crafts. They are learning the difference between needs and desires. They are finishing their discussions about the seasons, changes in the weather and nature during each season.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is writing friendly letters to Santa this week. They are learning all about Advent in religion class and are starting some Christmas crafts.

Ms. Park’s grade two class had fun making pita break pizza’s for a fun science activity. They would like to thank Mr. Peter Antle of Greenwood Inn and Suites for bringing in materials and the milk, as well as Mrs. Nadine Perrett for helping them out. They are having fun making Christmas crafts and practicing for the Christmas concert.

Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class worked hard to make 3D snowflakes to decorate their classroom. There is a real snowstorm in the class! For social studies they did a survey about where people were born. The results are 74 per cent were born in Newfoundland, 15 per cent were born in another province, and 11 per cent were born in another country. In IHMS 8 different countries are represented!

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class are writing stories about being stuck in a snow globe. They are creating snow globes in art to go with their writing. In French they are learning about their school and enjoyed the scavenger hunt to find Mr. Ryley.  All four teams found him in record time.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class are making grid drawings in art class and having fun doing it. In religion class they made ornaments for the Jessie tree. In gym they are excited about starting floor hockey and in French they are making friendship cubes.
Ms. Jones’ junior high and level 1 class is busy preparing for the Christmas parade. They helped to prepare the signs to go up on the float and planned some of the ideas. They are also busy practicing their band pieces for the Christmas concert next week.

Coming Up

This Saturday is the Annual Lion’s Club Christmas Parade. Students wishing to ride on the float should meet at the Pepsi Centre at 4:30 pm.

Our annual Tree Trimming Social is being organized by the grade five and six class. It will be this Sunday beginning at 2 pm.
IHMS’s Christmas concert is on December 12 at 7 pm. Students have to be at school in full uniform for 6:30 pm.  All classes are very excited!