Friday, February 14, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 14, 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, February 14, 2014.

By: Mckenna Batstone, Chloe Colbourne, Cameron Peddle, Clara Ryan, and Paige Walsh

Natalie Parsons and presenting her French reading buddy Kyah Goold with a Valentine's Day card.
IHMS winners in the Remembrance Day Essay and Poster Contest. Back (L-R): Hajra Ahmad, Maria Reynolds, Juan Carlos Ramirez, Gina Spencer, Bridgett Sparkes and Makenzy Bishop. Front (L-R): Sarah Skinner, Natalie Parsons, and Ava Ignor.
Today is pink and red theme day at our school for Valentine’s Day. We would like to wish everyone a happy Valentine’s Day.
Mrs. Foley and the Student Council were selling candy-grams this week for $0.50. They will be delivered today.  Also this week was teacher appreciation week. The teachers felt very appreciated with all the treats our families brought in to them.
We have been following the Olympics very closely this week. Thank you to Ms. Scott who has been keeping up to date with her bulletin board display and Mr. Hancock who set up the media centre so we could watch the opening ceremonies. We will be watching Katelyn Osmond skate nest week from our Media Centre.
This week our grade 3-5 boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will play in the Western provincial Basketball tournament.  They are also playing this weekend. We wish them luck! Our school is hosting the grade 5 girls’ Western Provincial basketball Tournament.
Many of our classes made Valentine cards for Veterans as part of the Valentines for Vets Campaign.
This week our ITV News reporters are: William Bruce-Robertson Alejandra Hernadez, Aria Kazerouni, and Samuel Michael.

Stars of The Week

We would like to congratulate Caleb and Ella Rashleigh who won medals in hockey recently.

Congratulations to Ava Hodder who earned ribbons and a badge in her CanSkate program.

Congratulations to our grade 3 to 5 boys’ basketball team who played a very close game against Sacred Heart last week! Also to our grade 6 girls’ basketball team who played in the annual RNC basketball tournament last week!
Congratulations to Isaac Buckingham who participated in a training camp and the Marble Cup last weekend.

Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the true meaning of love and friendship. They are also doing Valentine activities and having a party today.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had lots of Valentine’s Day fun this week. They made love bugs, coupon books and valentine’s holders out of recycled cereal boxes. Everyone is dressed in rouge, rose and blanc today.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is working on Valentine’s Day and Olympic Activities. They are working on the letter “g” and can’t wait for the 100th day of school on Monday!

Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class is starting addition in math. They are doing so well with the MindUp curriculum and learning all the parts of the brain. They are following the Olympics closely.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is enjoying Valentine’s Day themed activities. They are finishing up their unit on measurement. They are looking forward to beginning our new unit on numbers to 100. The 100th day of school is going to be a very exciting way to begin their new unit!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is making a friendship quilt in health class. In Mathletics they are practicing addition and subtraction online. They are super excited for their Valentine’s party today. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

Ms. Park’s grade two class is writing special messages to their friends in class for valentine’s Day. They are making 100th day t-shirts. The student of the week for this week is Brooklyn.

Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class is writing valentine cards for veterans this week. Each week , the grade 2 students read French books to Mlle Brake’s students. They enjoy reading to them very much. This week, they wrote cards for their buddy readers.

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class are enjoying watching their seeds sprout and grow in their classroom garden.  The grade 3 students have begun a geometry unit in math. They are learning about regular and irregular polygons.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class made self-portraits for Dame’s Portrait Gallery mail art show at the Grenfell Art Gallery. Students and their parents had the opportunity to go and view their work at the reception held on Wednesday evening. They would like to thank Mrs. Jane Bruce-Robertson for working on this project with them. They were also busy this week outside working on a snow sculpture.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class have started their model bridges for the National Geoscience and Engineering Month popsicle bridge competition in March. Mr. Warren Neville owner of Mechanical Advantage Engineering Ltd. visited the students on Wednesday to discuss the competition and elements of bridge design.

Coming Up

The 100th day of school is this Monday, February 17th!

On Tuesday our school will go skating from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. The skating is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. It will also be a casual day. Also on Tuesday our classes will have a sneak peak of the book fair. The family night event will take place from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
Our school will be closed on Monday, February 24th for Winter Carnival Family Day.