Friday, October 31, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 31, 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 31, 2014.

By: Alaura Alexander, Ryan Bennett, Emma Doman, Kori Noel, and Aaron White

(L-R): Emily Murley, Amna Ahmad, Telicia Young, MaKenzy Bishop and Kori Noel
work on creating haunted houses out of recycled cereal boxes in French class.

(L-R): Myles Young, Natalie Parsons, and Cole Boyd-Martin display some leaves they collected as part of their language arts class leaf hunt and leaf classification.

(L-R): Some of the students in Mme. O'Dell's class (L-R): Jaidyn Prosper, Katherine Noel, Charlotte Mercier, Miriam Ahmad, Emily Hindy and Craig Bishop with their Eyeore pumpkin.

Last week we had our jamarama day for the Janeway. Students enjoyed a movie in the gym with popcorn, chips, juice and candy organized by the grade 7 to level 1 students.

Our scholastic book fair officially ended on Friday. Our book fair was a record breaker! We sold $3,465.40 in books! Thank you to everyone who supported our school book fair.

On Friday morning we celebrated the Divine Mercy with Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group.

Last week some of our students presented the remainder of our donation to the Western Memorial Hospital Foundation. Our total donation was $694.85. Carlos Calvalcante, Marcus Gallant, Jayden Lempriere, and Maria Reynolds presented the cheque to Debbie Benoit and Suzanne Carey.

We held a special assembly on Monday for the provincial winners in the Foster Families poster and story contest. Willow Boland received an honorary mention in the kindergarten poster contest, Kate Lombard was the provincial winner in the grade 1 poster contest, and Cole Boyd-Martin was the provincial winner in the grades 2-3 story contest. Congratulations to our winners!

Today for Halloween the Student Leadership Council has organized Halloween stations for the junior kindergarten to grade 2 students and a haunted house on the school stage for students in grades 3 to level 1. It’s great to see everyone dressed up in their Halloween costumes. At lunch today we will have a costume parade in the gym!

We would like to thank June Alteen for the many items she donated. We wish her a happy retirement!

We are still collecting used and broken cell phones for the MMSB Recycle My Cell Campaign.  If you would like your phones picked up you can call Dianne in the main office.

We are wishing everyone a spooktacular and safe Halloween! Trick or treat!

Congratulations to our book fair winners Ella Rashleigh and Lucas Neville who won the “guess the number of pages” contest at the book fair, and to Colin Spencer who correctly guessed the number of chocolates in the jar. Congratulations to Kate Lombard who won the family draw, winning $25 for her family and $25 for her classroom.

Congratulations to Mme. Lachance’s class who won the Student Leadership Council “name that movie” game for jamarama day.

The junior kindergarten classes would like to thank the Murphy, Hancock and Carey MacDonald families for donating pumpkins to their classrooms. The students are learning about the letter “d” and the number “5.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is wishing everyone a happy Halloween! They carved pumpkins on Thursday and did lots of counting and sorting with the seeds. They are very proud of Willow for winning the Foster Families poster contest.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is making a Halloween spider web and skeleton crafts this week. They are carving pumpkins and tasting the seeds. The students were also excited to read some fun Halloween poems and are looking forward to their Halloween party today!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about estimating in math this week. They are doing some Halloween alliteration and are so excited about the costume party today! Daniel Osmond is the star of the week. Happy haunting, everyone! The class would like to congratulate Kate who was the grade 1 provincial winner in the Foster Families poster contest.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been busy this week reading Halloween stories and working on lots of Halloween activities. They have made spiders and carved their pumpkin. They are very excited to wear their costumes to school today.
Ms. Park’s grade two English class is carving pumpkins this week and doing some estimating activities. They are estimating the height of their pumpkins and how many seeds it will have. The students are doing some spider research this week. The students are all very excited for the Halloween party on Friday.
Mme. O’Dells’ grade two French Immersion class did a project this week with fall leaves. They have decorated their class pumpkin as Eyeore. They are studying words that end in “ouille. Craig brought in a “quenouille” or bulrush.

Ms. Rumbolt’s grade three and four class had a very busy week. They were carving pumpkins, roasting seeds, sharing Halloween coloured snacks (orange, green, black and white), and preparing for their Halloween party today. They are also creating Halloween creatures in language arts. It’s been a very spoooooky week! They would like to congratulate Cole Boyd-Martin for winning the Foster Families story writing contest.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class created a black and white pumpkin and haunted house with monsters inside for their classroom. They also did some activities in science and French with Ms. Rumbolt’s class. In math, the students learned about writing numners in words and the grade 4 students learned how to write cheques. They were very generous! Happy Halloween, everyone!

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a lot of fun decorating their pumpkins without carving them. The students were very creative with paint, glitter and Halloween accessories. They would like to thank Kara and Joe Maloney for donating the pumpkins to the classroom. The students also decorated the classroom this week as they prepared for the Halloween celebrations today. The grade 6 students will be leaf raking tomorrow as a fundraiser for the Intermediate Skills Challenge.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class has been busy preparing for their leaf raking fundraiser this Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. They are also organizing the school Remembrance Day ceremony.


The skills challenge team will be leaf raking tomorrow from 9 am to 4 pm. It’s not too late to be added to our list. Call the school office if you would like your lawn raked.

Operation Christmas Child begins November 4.
Our Remembrance Day ceremony is November 7. School will be closed Monday, November 10 and Tuesday, November 11.