Friday, January 17, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, January 17, 2014


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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, January 17, 2014.

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

Students in Mrs. Foley's grade 3 and 4 class preparing to go skiing at Blow Me Down Trails as part of their cross-country skiing program. L-R: Lucas Neville, Jack Matthews, Ryan Bennett, Isaac Buckingham, Jericho San Jose, Colin Spencer and Ryan Murphy.
Members of Ms. Laura Simms Junior Kindergarten class reciting their energy saving tip of the day in the media centre. (L-R): Jeremy Glashan, Katy Hancock, Cameron Bishop and Megan Mercer.

We would like to welcome everyone back from Christmas holidays. Happy New Year!
Before the break the Student Leadership Council and Mrs. Foley hosted a wonderful variety show. It was a fun last day of school!
We would like to thank our students and their families for their support of our Christmas food drive, stockings for seniors and the Firefighter’s toy drive.
This week our students were very excited to participate in a school project called Spotlight on Savings (SOS).  The project was funded from an environmental grant our school received. On Monday we had warm sweater day and turned down the heat, on Tuesday we had a computer free day, Wednesday was non-microwavable lunch day, on Thursday we focused on water conservation and today we are having a big assembly and presenting rants, raps, poems and videos our students have made about energy conservation.
We would like to thank Ms. Jones and the Junior High students for judging the sweater day contest. There were many great sweaters.
Basketball practices began this week.
Our school is selling Winter Carnival buttons. The cost is $3 per button.
We are collecting used books of all kinds (children, adult, recipe books, etc.) for a used book sale to take place during our Family Literacy Night on January 27. For each book a student donates they will receive a ballot to win a free new book at our February Scholastic Book Fair!
This week our ITV News reporters are: Amna Ahmad, Keely Brothers, Emma Doman, and Juan Carlos Ramirez.

Stars of The Week

We would like to congratulate winners in our warm sweater day contest. For the category of most creative the winners were: Abigail Woodford, Daniel Osmond, and Alister MacDonnell. For the category of most unique the winners were: Isaac Buckingham, Gabriel Rowsell, and Lucas Kennedy.  For the category of warmest the winners were Max Chrappa and Mark Janes.

Congratulations to Andrew Boutcher who received his yellow stripe in Tae Kwon Do and broke a board with his foot. Amazing!
Congratulations to Mr. Nadon on his engagement over the Christmas break!
Class News

The junior kindergarten classes did snowman activities and gym activities using flashlights. They would like to welcome Oliver Carey MacDonald to Mrs. Vincent and Mrs. Dick’s class.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class was busy this week learning about different ways we can conserve energy. They focused on recycling and are practicing a song for the assembly.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about needs and wants in social studies. In language they are working on the letter “k”. On Monday the class did an energy saving tip of the day during a live broadcast from the media centre.

Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class kid a video re-creation of “The Mitten” by Jan Brett this week. They loved making a play! They were very excited to participate in the SOS week . Congratulations to Daniel Osmond who won a Menchie’s card for this creative sweater!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class are learning about our bones and muscles. They are learning how to keep their bodies healthy. They are also learning a lot about conserving energy and how to ensure we are not being wasteful.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is very excited about their new SmartBoard. They are busy writing their New Year’s resolutions in language arts and number stories in math. They are very happy to be back in school with all their friends. Happy New Year, everyone!

Ms. Park’s grade two class are learning and singing about energy conservation. They enjoyed making the biggest snowman craft in art class this week. In social studies they are learning interesting facts about the confederation bridge.

Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class came back from the break with lots of stories to share with their classmates. They were presenting one of their presents in French to the class. It was very interesting. In class they also spoke about energy conservation. They created some inventions to save energy in the future like a car which uses snow for power and a TV that turns itself off when no one is in the room.

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class went to Blow Me Down Trails for their first week of the grade 4 cross country ski program. It was the first time for many students. The students had lots of fun. They had excellent weather to be outside, and are looking forward to next week. They also enjoyed the week of conservation activities. They especially enjoyed preparing their acrostic poem for the assembly.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a busy week. The grade 6 class has finished their novel study on Holes. The grade 5’s completed an informational text this week on the environment. The grade 5’s had a great time creating a video for the SOS project called “Captain Energy and the Energy Villains”.

Ms. Jones’s junior high and level 1 class is busy preparing for midterm exams. They enjoyed helping to judge the sweater day contest for the SOS project.

Coming Up

There will be a non-smoking presentation for the grades 4-6 students on Monday. JH exams will begin on January 24 and our family literacy night is on Jan. 27.