Friday, September 12, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, September 12, 2014


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This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, September 14, 2014.
By: Amna Ahmad, William Bennett, Samuel Michael, Emily Murley, and Telicia Young

Karen Dumaresque with sons Ty (left) and Cole (right) arriving for the first day of school.
The Janes family, Nancy and Terry Janes with their children Rebecca (left) and Mark (right) prepare for the first morning of classes on September 3.

We would like to welcome everyone back for another school year! We would like to send a special welcome to our new school families and our new teachers. This year we welcome three new teachers: Mme. Gerene O’Dell, Ms. Jennifer Rumbolt, and Ms. Rachael Joffred.

On Friday our students attended the opening mass at All Hallows. Thank you to Bishop Hundt for celebrating this special mass with us and to Mr. Graham, Mrs. English and Mrs. McCarthy for preparing the students to take part.

Immaculate heart of Mary School celebrated International Literacy Day on Monday at 10:00 am for ten minutes of fun literacy activities in each classroom.

On Wednesday our junior high and level one students took part in the Trading books for Boats program with ACAP Humber Arm. It was a beautiful day and the students really enjoyed the experience. Thank you to Mr. Drew Nadon and Mr. Hancock for going with the group.

We would like to thank Mr. Jim Barry who donated a beautiful homemade park bench to our school playground. The students love it!

Next week IHMS will celebrate its 15th Birthday! We are changing our celebration and theme day to Tuesday, September 16th because our students will be going to see the Heather and Eric performance at the Arts and Culture Centre on Monday.

The junior kindergarten classes are celebrating friendship week with their friends. They are making friendship salad and friendship people.
Mrs. Hodder’s would like to welcome all of her new Kindergarten English students to her classroom. The students are busy learning their new classroom routines and reading stories with Mrs. Hodder.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is full of excited wonderful boys and girls. They have been busy learning about the Golden Rule and why it is so important. They are also learning their colours in French.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class had a fabulous first full week back! They are very excited about our first spelling test today and the concert and apple tasting on Monday. The star of the week this week is Alister MacDonnell.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is having a lot of fun exploring patterns. They are also having fun learning songs and routines. It has been a busy start to the year.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is learning about patterns in math. They are very excited about going to the greenhouse today to do some planting.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is very excited to be in a new classroom this year with Mme. O’Dell. They are busy getting back into the school routine and practicing their French skills.

Ms. Rumbolt’s grade three and four class is very excited about starting a new school year. The class has created “short” summer stories to hang on a clothesline in the class. The grade three’s have already been digging in the dirt as they learn about soil. Both the grade three and four students are enjoying theatre arts class with Ms. Joffred. Here’s to a great year!

Mme. LaChance’s grade three and four French Immersion class is excited to be back in the classroom together again this year. Their school theme is the circus. They are learning all sorts of new words about this topic. In math they are beginning to talk about patterns. They would like to wish everyone a good year!

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class are very excited to start off the school year. This year they have a new class of theatre arts in addition to their band and music classes. The students are also very excited to be the “official” IHMS school reporters!

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class is pleased to welcome 12 exchange student from Brazil to their classroom this year. On Monday they participated in celebrations for International Literacy Day. On Wednesday they enjoyed a day on the water with the ACAP doing the Trading Books for Boats program.

The breakfast program will begin on Monday, September 15. It begins each day at 7:30 am.

IHMS will celebrate its 15th birthday on Tuesday, September 16, with a “15” theme day. This event was re-scheduled because of a performance the students are attending on Monday.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School, home of The Lions!