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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, May 30, 2014.
By: Chloe Colbourne, Cameron Peddle, Clara Ryan, and Paige Walsh
The first photo is Mme. Ryan's French Immersion grade one students and Mme. LaChance's grade two French Immersion students planting pumpkin seeds in the greenhouse. They planted seeds from their Halloween pumpkins. (L-R): Katerine Noel, Natalie Parsons, Craig Bisop, Abigail Tiller, Summer Gale, Mariam Ahmad,Emily Hindy, Hailey Park, Jakson Ganz, Charlotte Mercier, Isabelle Mercier, Alex King, and Ava Ignor.
The second photo is Mr. Simon Tibbo of the Corner Brook Tennis Club instructing grade one English student Alyssa Power during a tennis lesson. Mr. Tibbo visited the school on Monday and gave tennis lessons to the gym classes.
This week on Wednesday we had another orientation session for the new junior kindergarten and kindergarten English and French Immersion students for September.
This week is Early Echildhood Education week. We would like to say a big thank you to our awesome Early Childhood Educators in Junior Kindergarten!
Our Janeway theme baskets were on display again this week. The draw will be today. Good luck to everyone who bought tickets. Thank you everyone for supporting this fundraiser and our casual day on Wednesday for the Janeway.
Yesterday was World Catholic Education Day. Classes celebrated with special activities and books about sharing our faith.
Today is the annual Science Fair. The parent viewing begins at 1:30 pm. We encourage everyone to come and view the student’s awesome projects.
Our school is very proud to announce that we received a grant of $2,400 to support our MindUp Curriculum from the Community Addictions Prevention Mental Health Promotion Fund Committee.
We were also the regional and national winners in the FedEx Environmental Awards.
Also, next week our school is being presented the Provincial Environmental Award for Youth Group / School in St. John’s as part of Environment week.
We would like to congratulate Ben Griffin who placed third in the Mudslide Series on Sunday at Prince Edward Park.
Also congratulations to Colin Spencer who won two medals at a Karate tournament last weekend. He won a gold medal for Kata and a silver medal in sparring. He also received his blue belt last week.
Congratulations to Gordon and Gavin Staples who earned their yellow belts this week and chopped a piece of wood in half in Tae Kwon Do. Chase Rumbolt-Colbourne also received his yellow belt in Karate. Way to go, Gordon, Gavin, and Chase!
Congratulations to all our students who participated in the Dance Studio West’s production “Applause” last weekend. Our students who performed were: Jordyn Andrews, Sarah Buckingham, William Bruce-Robertson, Keira Clarke, Clare Coleman, Brooklynn Colbourne, Chloe Colbourne, Ava Ignor, Molly George, Kyah Goold, Sadie MacDonnell, Rotem Phillips-Grobelaar, Maria Reynolds, Lily Smallwood, Colin Spencer, Gina Spencer, Sarah Skinner, Abigail Tiller, and Lilah Walsh.
The junior kindergarten classes are asking everyone to vote for their project proposal. You can vote once each day at www.learningproject.sct.org/ideas/276. This week is Early Childhood education Week. The children are busy getting ready for the art show and their science fair project on the life cycle of frogs. The junior kindergarten one class would like to thank Sylvia Philip for the donation to the classroom. They would also like to thank Kim Gunson, Nadia Cook and Lorena Power who donated items to the classroom.
Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class did a live broadcast for World Catholic Education Day. They had a blast singing one of the church songs. This week they rubbed potato slices all over the bathroom and discovered that the sink taps carry the most germs. We learned that is why proper hand-washing is so important.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was busy this week getting ready for the science fair today. They are looking forward to their graduation and the spring musical! They would like to congratulate Lily Smallwood and her family on their new baby boy, Drew Eric.
Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class is very busy getting ready for the kindergarten graduation next Thursday. They went upstairs to visit Mrs. George’s grade one class for their orientation while the junior kindergarten students visited the kindergarten classroom.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is so excited to report that they now have 33 cocoons! In about a week or so they should have 33 beautiful butterflies in their classroom! They have also been busy working very hard on some really fun science experiments. They are looking forward to the science fair today!!
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is very excited to have a new student, Jemma Butler, in their class this week! They are working on addition and subtraction stories in math. They are very excited about the science fair today and getting to see all the student’s projects.
Ms. Park’s grade two class is incubating chick eggs for the next three weeks. They are presenting four science fair projects this afternoon. The student of the week for this week is Reyd.
Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class had a lot of fun doing science experiments this week. They are still working on their French comics. They are thinking about Mme LaChance and her family in Quebec this week. Nous voulons que vous recouvriez de votre maladie, Monsieur LaChance.
Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class had fun playing golf in gym class on Tuesday. They worked very hard on the science fair projects they will be presenting today. The grade three’s are finishing up their math curriculum and are almost done their study of landforms in social studies.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class are happy to report they have finished their last spelling tests for the year! They are busy preparing for the year end spelling bee. The grade 5 students made talking sticks for social studies class. Both classes had a lot of fun painting games on the front walkway for the students to use at recess and lunch. They painted four square, hopscotch, a number line and a calculator outside.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class went on a hike at marble mountain for Enrichment class. They sat by the falls and wrote poetry. On Tuesday evening they had a Café Murder cast party at Mrs. King’s house. They enjoyed some desserts and watched a video of their performance. They are starting to prepare for their final exams.
Our art show is this Monday evening at 6:30 pm. During our art show we will have ‘Birds of Newfoundland’ framed prints by Roger Tory Peterson for sale. In addition, we will be hosting a silent auction of a print called “Ash Wednesday – Portrait of Al Pittman” by Gerald Squires. The bidding on the silent auction will continue until the close of school on June 25th.
The kindergarten graduation is Thursday, June 5th.
First Holy Communion will be on Sunday, June 8th at All Hallows Church.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School, home of The Lions!