Friday, April 11, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, April 11, 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, April 11, 2014.

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

Nevaeh Vincent, Hala Parsons, Saleem Obeid, Audria Peddle, Luke Grant, Oliver Carey-MacDonald and Teresa Coleman with Cory Conrad from Colemans during a presentation for nutrition month.
Alyssa Power and Brooke Watton showing the projects they made in the afterschool sewing club.

Jack Ryan and Emma Doman present a thank you card to Walmart Manager Morely Ford for their donation to the Kid's Eat Smart "Let them Shine" Campaign.

The Rotary Music Festival Ended last Friday. We would like to say special thanks to Mr. Graham and Mrs. Michael for all their hard work preparing the choirs and bands to perform.

This week is national volunteer week! We would like to thank all our volunteers for all they do! Our school will host our annual volunteer breakfast for volunteers in June.

The junior kindergarten staff participated in a workshop last Saturday about nutrition and outdoor play.

On Monday, the grade 6 students had a special presentation from the public health nurse, Mrs. Denise Graham.

On Tuesday the junior high class participated in a discussion and watched a movie with Mrs. Coleman as part of their preparation for Easter. Mrs. Deckert and Ms. Ochoa helped with this presentation. Mrs. Coleman also celebrated a special Easter prayer service with junior kindergarten to grade 6 students in our chapel on Wednesday.

We collected donations for the Canadian Catholic Trustees Association’s “Toonies for Tuition” campaign on Wednesday with a casual day.

The junior high class along with Mrs. McCarthy and Mrs. King travelled to Pasadena on Thursday to present their play Café Murder. They did an awesome job! It was a long day, but everyone had a lot of fun. They would like to thank Mrs. Barb Anderson and Mrs. Jane-Bruce Robertson who helped transporting the students and equipment.  Also, the group would like to thank Mr. Hancock for all his technical help and Mrs. Jane-Bruce Robertson for all her help with props and costumes.

This week our ITV News reporters are: Alaura Alexander, Anna Brake, Mira Ismail, and Jack Matthews.

Stars Of The Week
We would like to congratulate our students who participated in the Stars of the Festival on Tuesday evening. The students were: Simon Boitsefski, Will Brothers, Clare Coleman, and Colin Spencer. Gina Spencer participated in the Rose Bowl on Friday evening. Many of our students all received scholarship awards, including: Colin Spencer, $25 for voice and $100 for voice; Clare Coleman, $25 for voice and $25 for musical theatre; Will Brothers, $25 for voice; Simon Boitsefski, $25 for musical theatre and $25 for piano; Arabella LeBlanc, $25 for musical theatre, Sadie MacDonnell, $25 for musical theatre; Alessandra LeBlanc, $50 for musical theatre; and Gina Spencer, $50 Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship. Our Chamber choir received a $150 scholarship and out school concert band received a $100 scholarship.

Special congratulations to Gina Spencer who was chosen as the winner of the Junior Rose Bowl for the second consecutive year!

Congratulations to Bridgett Sparkes who participated in a provincial swimming meet last weekend. Bridgett performed very well, placing fourth in several categories.

Congratulations to the class winners in the YMCA create a logo contest. In grade 4 they were Amna Ahmad, Emily Murley, Jericho San Jose, Ryan Murphy, Cole Dumaresque, and Ryan Bennett. In grade 5 they were Alaura Alexander, Jack Ryan, and William Bennett. In grade 6 they were Keely Brothers, William Bruce-Robertson, and Gina Spencer.

Congratulations to school winners in the YMCA Market Your Thoughts Business essay. In grade 7 they were Mira Ismail, Jarius San Jose, Juan Ramirez and Nicolas Moreno. In grade 8 they were Hajra Ahmad, Nathan Anderson, Alejandra Hernandez, Sara Ismail, Douglas MacKenize, Maria Reynolds and Iker Aguirre.  The school winner in grade 9 was Caroline Bruce-Robertson.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are doing lots of Easter activities. Mr. Cory Conrad did a nutrition tour with Mrs. Crocker and Mrs. Dick’s class on Wednesday. The students really enjoyed participating in the music festival last week.

Mrs. English and Mrs. Vincent’s class would like to thank Dr. Kim Gunson who bought the class a magic movers microphone for the class.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is busy preparing for Easter and learning lots of Easter vocabulary in French. They really enjoyed the Easter celebration with Mrs. Coleman on Wednesday.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about shapes in math and doing various activities involving shapes. In religion they are doing activities related to holy week. The students are getting excited about the upcoming Easter break.

Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class is doing all sorts of Easter activities this week.  They have been creating Easter eggs, doing “write the room” activities and enjoying all the beautiful weather outside.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is learning a lot about feeling. They are also learning about being good decision makers. They are very excited to begin the MindUp curriculum this week. The brain is fascinating!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about structures in science and they went on a structure hunt outside. They wrote Easter acrostic poems and have started some Easter crafts.

Ms. Park’s grade two class has started a new unit in math called addition and subtraction up to 100. They are learning about the symbols of Easter and are enjoying making Easter crafts in art. Gordon is the star of the week!

Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class is reading different books about the Easter holiday. They also wrote a bunny story for Easter. The story will become a booklet. They used a lot of creativity in this project. Students created cards for their parents with little cotton ball chicks on the front.

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class is continuing to work on their heritage fair projects. Their classroom garden is continuing to thrive. They sampled their first purple peacock pole beans this week and are going to be able to harvest their bush beans soon. The grade 3’s are finishing their multiplication and beginning division. The grade 4’s have completed their in-class speak off.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a math test on Thursday. They are starting their new unit in math today. Also today, they are presenting their in-class speeches.  Next week selected students will participate in the school elementary speak off.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class presented their play Café Murder in Pasadena on Thursday night as part of the Regional Drama Festival. They did an excellent job! They are busy preparing their Heritage Fair projects and are looking forward to the Easter break.

On Tuesday our school will host the annual Elementary Speak Off in our school library beginning at 7 pm.

Holy Thursday will be celebrated next week on the 17th.  Easter break begins on April 18th.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School, home of The Lions!