Friday, October 10, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 10, 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, October 10, 2014.

By: Alaura Alexander, Ryan Bennett, Emma Doman, and Kori-Lee Noel
On Friday, patients Kate Murphy and Nikola Verbiski helped to raise money for the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation Radiothon.

Aaron George (centre) with daughter Molly (left) and son Oscar (right) celebrated Kids Eat Smart Week at our school pancake breakfast.

Last Wednesday our school celebrated National Tree Day with planting of bulbs around our schoolyard. Junior Kindergarten students (L-R): Teresa Coleman, Katy Hancock, Lydia Parsons and Fabian Ryan help out with the planting.

This week we had much to celebrate. It was Fire Prevention Week, Kids Eat Smart Week, and Education Week.

We would like to thank Mr. Drew Nadon and members of the student council, Maria Reynolds, Madison Noel, nna MacKenzie, and Felipe Barros Nery Chaves, who presented a cheque of $500 last Friday for the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation radiothon. The remainder of the money collected will be presented later this week. Thank you to all our families who donated for this cause.

On Monday we had fire drill with the city of Corner brook Fire Department. All the classes did very well in leaving the building quietly.

Mrs. Coleman visited our school on Tuesday to celebrate the Feast Of Rosary with kindergarten to grade six students. The prayer group helped to lead the rosary and special prayers.

To celebrate Kids Eat Smart week we held a pancake breakfast on Wednesday morning. Mrs. George, Mrs. King, Mrs. Vincent, Ms. Anderson and Ms. Park served up some delicious pancakes for all the students.

The theme of this year’s Education Week is “I learn, I remember” or “Je me souviens, J’apprends”. Students participated in classroom activities to celebrate Education Week.

Our cross country running team took part in a fun run at Jubilee Field on Wednesday afternoon. All our runners ran an excellent race.

Our school vegetable orders arrived on Thursday and are available pick up at the school.

This week we collected items for our annual thanksgiving food drive. Thank you to all the families who donated for the food drive. We are making the presentation today at our annual Thanksgiving Day dinner. Our dinner is being prepared by Academy Canada and will be served by parent volunteers. The primary choir will be performing during the dinner and our Brazilian exchange students will be performing a song in Portuguese called “Pais E Filhos” or  “Fathers and Sons”.
We would like to welcome a new early childhood educator to our junior kindergarten program. Ms. Brittany Randell will begin on Tuesday.


We would like to congratulate Ms. Rachael Joffred who convocated with her Bachelor of Education Primary/Elementary last week!
The junior kindergarten classes would like to thank nursing students, Marilyn Baikie, Nicolette Garnier-Busch, Neil Hewitt, Deanne McCarthy and Julie Gilbeault, who did a presentation with the students on Tuesday morning about healthy eating. The students in

Mrs. English and Mrs. Vincent’s class who were very excited to plant trees with Shaun Green last week. This week the students have been busy learning about fire safety for fire prevention week.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class has been learning turkey poems and songs in preparation for Thanksgiving. They are wishing everyone a une bonne fête action de grâce. They would like to welcome Jamie White-Robertson to their class this week.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class has been working on activities for fire prevention week. They have made turkey crafts and are looking forward to the yummy dinner today.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is writing their thankful thoughts this week. They are really enjoying using ten frames in math this week. They are really looking forward to the thanksgiving dinner today! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class was very busy this week learning about Thanksgiving. They are really looking forward to the long weekend. In social studies, they have been discussing culture and traditions. Thanksgiving dinner was a main tradition the children liked to talk about.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is finished writing about things they are thankful to have in their lives. They are excited to be singing today at our annual Thanksgiving dinner!

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class has planted lettuce seeds in the greenhouse and are anxiously waiting for them to grow. They have begun a new unit in math and are busy practicing their numbers to 100. They are thankful for many things and are busy making cards of thanks.

Ms. Rumbolt’s grade three and four class were very busy this week. The grade three students delivered postcards last week to family and friends as part of their language arts program. This week they are starting a new unit and are excited to be making homemade apple sauce. The grade 4 students are excited to announce that Clare Coleman is their student leadership council class representative.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class is busy making thanksgiving card art this week. They are also practicing their verbs – the present, past and future.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a great time picking apples on Wednesday at the Chrappa’s home. The student especially enjoyed the camp fire and treats. They would like to thank Jari, Alexandra, and Max Chrappa for inviting them! This week the class welcomes Aaron White to grade 5.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class went on a field trip to Steady Brook Falls on Wednesday. They will soon be preparing for the intermediate skills challenge. They welcome Arista White to their class this week. Arista is in Level 1.

School will be closed on Monday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The grade 7 to Level 1 cross country running team will have a meet next Tuesday in Stephenville.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School, home of The Lions!