Friday, November 7, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 7, 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, November 7, 2014.

By: Makenzy Bishop, Max Chrappa, Cole Dumaresque, and Paige Walsh

Students in Mme. Lachance's grade three and four class with the cellphones they have collected for the Recycle My Cell Campaign. (L-R): Brandon Brake, Mme. Lachance, Isabelle Mercier, Jakson Ganz , Jack Matthews , Caleb Rashleigh and Lucas Neville.

Students in Mrs. George's grade one English class displaying their counting blocks.
(L-R): Lily Smallwood, Ben Griffin, Rachael Griffin and Cole Lyver.

Students in Mlle. Brake's kindergarten French Immersion class
working on their poppy artwork for Remembrance Day
(L-R): Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar, Noah Wall, Meteghan Kane and Saleem Obeid.

Last Friday the Student Leadership Council organized fun Halloween activities for the whole school. We had a costume parade for all classes. After the parade, the junior kindergarten o grade two students played games in the cafeteria and the grade three to level 1 students visited the scary haunted stage. Thank you to the Student Leadership Council, Mr. Drew Nadon and Mrs. McCarthy for organizing the event.

This week we are continuing to collect recycled cell phones. Many classes are reaching and even passing their goal of collecting 50 phones. We will continue to collect broken and used cell phones until November 21.

Our grade six to level 1 students held a leaf raking fundraiser on Saturday afternoon. The students successfully raked 10 lawns and raised over $1,500.00. The students returned on Thursday afternoon to finish the remaining lawns. Thank you to all the students, parents and teachers who helped with this event. Also, we would like to thank the members of our community who supported this fundraiser.

Operation Christmas child began this week. Mrs. George’s grade one students are collecting items to fill shoeboxes to send to children in need. Some of the suggested items are: pens, pencils, sharpeners, small note pads, facecloths, toothbrushes, combs, soap (sealed in plastic), small stuffed toys, small instruments, hair clips, toy jewellery, and socks. The class will be collecting items until November 17.

On Wednesday the photographer visited our school to take individual student photos as well as photos of siblings together.

Today is our annual Remembrance Day assembly. The assembly will begin at 11 am and is open to all parents and family members. Each class will be taking part in the ceremony.

Have a great long weekend, everyone!!

Congratulations to Clare Coleman, Simon Boitsefski, Arabella LeBlanc, Alessandra LeBlanc and Colin Spencer  who performed in the Fiddler on The Roof this week  with the Off Broadway Players.
The junior kindergarten classes are working on the letter “d”. This week they are doing activities in science about popcorn. They really enjoyed popping the corn! This will be the Early Childhood Educator student’s last week with the class. The class would like to thank Heather Elliott and Jessie Rowsell for their work with the students.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class spent the week practicing their “coquelicot” poem for the Remembrance Day assembly. They painted poppies and learned about the brave soldiers. They are wishing Gabriel a very happy birthday. They celebrated his birthday on the 4th with cake and lots of dancing.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class has been busy preparing for the Remembrance Day ceremony today by practicing a poem and making a craft. They are learning to keep their bodies healthy in health class and are working on the letter “f”.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child. Many classes have already started bringing in donations. Last year they filled 60 boxes! They hope to fill even more this year. The students are learning about the importance of Remembrance Day this week. The star of the week is Grace Brake-Higgins.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been busy this week learning about Remembrance Day. They have been working on a poem that they will recite at the assembly today. They were very excited to use oil pastels in art this week to draw poppies.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is making beautiful Remembrance Day paintings. They are also practicing their poem for the Remembrance Day assembly today.

Mme. O’Dells’ grade two French Immersion class is learning to sing “O’Canada” in French. They are also preparing a poem for Remembrance Day. In math, they are learning about estimation and place value.

Ms. Rumbolt’s grade three and four English class is looking forward to the Remembrance Day service. The grade three students are reciting the poem “In Flander’s Fields” by John MaCrae and the grade four students are reciting the response poem called “We Shall Keep the Faith” by Moira Michael.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class has been busy this week preparing for the Remembrance Day ceremony. Students are reading about different wars. They have learned how different animals were important during the war for transportation, carry materials, communication and as a mascot to keep up the group morale.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class has finished their literacy unit on predicting. They are predicting a great long weekend for everyone! The grade six students are busy writing speeches for the YMCA Peace Week Speak Off. In art the class is creating their own Van Gogh oil pastels of “Starry Night”.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class was busy this week organizing the school Remembrance Day assembly. Last weekend the grade 6 to level 1 students had their leaf raking fundraiser. It was a long day, but the students had a lot of fun.

School will be closed on Monday and Tuesday this week. We are looking forward to seeing you all at Remembrance Square for the annual Remembrance Day services.