Friday, February 20, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 20, 2015

Immaculate Heart of Mary School
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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, February 20, 2015.

By: Samuel Michael and Telicia Young

Isabelle, Sarah and Charlotte Mercier enjoy a pancake breakfast
at IHMS on Tuesday to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

Students Myles Young, Noah Evans, Samuel Michael, (Front): Jemma Butler and Alyssa Power participated in the all ages chess tournament on Sunday at St. Gerard's Elementary. All the students are invited to the provincial tournament in Gander.

Students Gabriel Rowsell, Carter Bromley, Tyler McCarthy, and
Matthew Kemp show off their 100th day of school t-shirts.

Our 100th day of school and Valentine’s Day celebrations last week were so much fun! Many of our students and some teachers were dressed as if they were 100 years old. The Student Leadership Council’s carnation sales raised $190 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Our grade 5 boys’ basketball team placed second in their division and lost in the crossovers in the Western Provincial Basketball Tournament last weekend in Pasadena.  

On Tuesday of this week we celebrated Shrove Tuesday with a school wide pancake breakfast. Thank you to Mrs. George, Ms. Park, Mrs. Vincent and Mme. Lachance for helping to prepare the pancakes. In addition, Ms. Sandra Burden from the Kids Eat Smart Foundation along with Mr. Don Rudeout from Leading Edge Credit Union visited our school to make a presentation of $2,500 to be donated to the Kids Eat Smart Program in Corner Brook.

Our school is selling tickets on an Apple a Day Fundraiser. Starting on March 25, 2015 we will begin doing seven daily draws for apple products. Prizes include ipod touches, an Apple TV, an ipad mini, ipads and an 11 inch Macbook Air computer. Tickets are on sale now for $20 each. Each ticket sold will be in the draw for all seven prizes. There will be prizes for the students who sell the most tickets. If our school sells all 2,032 tickets we will have a skating party to celebrate.
On Wednesday we celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass with Bishop Hundt. Afterschool the grade six girls’ basketball team played against Stephenville in our gym.


Congratulations to Jemma Butler, Samuel Michael, and Myles Young who received silver medals in the all ages chess tournament at St. Gerard’s Elementary School on Sunday morning. Noah Evans and Alyssa Power received certificates of participation. All of the students are invited to the provincial chess tournament in Gander.

Congratulations to Mr. Ryley Nadon and our school who received a $500 wellness grant for our grant proposal “Our Hearts Beat for Healthiness”

The junior kindergarten classes are talking about winter carnival. The children are looking forward to the Winter Carnival Family Day. This week they learned about Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent. They are also working on the letter “I” and the number “9” this week.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning about the letter “w” and the new sight word “il”. They are talking about their family roots in social studies and have started learning about shapes in math. They really enjoyed the pancake breakfast for Shrove Tuesday (Mardis Gras).

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is beginning addition and working on blends and the letter “s” this week. They are very excited about the Apple A Day Fundraiser which started this week.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning why objects are made of different materials in science class. They are learning about Lent in religion class. Last week, the star of the week was Rachael Griffin. This week,  the star is Sarah Buckingham.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion is learning about weather this week. At the moment they are in favor of warm, sunny weather. They are also working on inventions in science. The field of engineering and geo-science have some very bright prospects for the future.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning about doubles this week in math. They really enjoyed learning about what engineers do and working on their posters for the contest. The student of the week is Gabriel.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class has been learning about adjectives this week and having fun with a valentine theme. This week they made posters and pictures of themselves and wrote adjectives that describe their classmates. 

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class made dancing dragons in art yesterday to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The grade three students are doing a novel study on “Charlotte’s Web”, while the grade four students have started reading “Dear Mr. Henshaw”. In math the grade threes are measuring different items in centimeters and meters while the grade four students are practicing their four and five times tables.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class is looking forward to their last cross country skiing lesson next week. The students are busy creating their own battery hero’s for the Ecokids contest. In addition, they are learning about engineering and geo-science for National Geo-Science and Engineering Month.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class are almost finished their reading of “Rapunzel”. They had a lot of fun writing fractured fairy tales of their own this week. The students are busy practicing their instruments and playing together as a band for the upcoming Rotary Music Festival. 
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class is looking forward to our school Winter Carnival activities next week. The class is busy planning the activities for the afternoon of fun outside. The students are also building their Popsicle stick bridges and rehearsing for the drama festival.