Friday, March 20, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, March 20, 2015

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Our school bands and choirs performed in the Rotary Music Festival yesterday and many of our students are taking part in the festival!

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, March 20, 2015.

By: Makenzy Bishop and Cole Dumaresque

Junior Kindergarten students (L-R): Aaron Keough, Addison MacArthur, Lysea Ngania colouring in the Apple A Day Goal chart. We are nearly at our ticket sales goal!

Mme. O'Dell's grade two French Immersion students display the puppets they made for their re-telling of "Goldilocks and The Three Bears". Back (left-right): Katherine Noel, Summer Gale,  Noah Evans, and Craig Bishop. Front (left to right): Charlotte Mercier and Mariam Ahmad.

Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar and Kara Blanchard, kindergarten French Immersion class winners at the school Moo Off.

This has been a very musical week at Immaculate Heart of Mary School. Our school bands and choirs performed in the Rotary Music Festival yesterday. In addition, many of our students are taking part in the festival. Good luck to all participants.
On Tuesday we had a theme day for St. Patrick’s Day. Our school was a sea of green! There were even green faces! Our St. Patrick’s Day Family Social and Pot Luck Dinner is this Sunday from 4 to 6 pm.
Our milk spirit week was a huge success! There were class broadcasts each day. We had a lot of fun at the moo off on Thursday. All the classes participated by performing their best “moo” sounds. Afterwards, we enjoyed some milk and cookies.  Thanks to our tweeting about milk spirit week, our school won a prize from the School Milk Foundation. We will receive free milk for the whole school.
Our Apple A Day Tickets are due this week! The draws start on Wednesday, March 25! Make sure to get your tickets to get your name in for the seven days of awesome prizes! 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.  Get your tickets today!

Congratulations to the junior high girls’ basketball team who travelled to Lewisporte this weekend for the Western Provincial Basketball Tournament. Makenzy Bishop and Maria Reynolds were chosen for the Player of the Game Awards. Thank you to Mr. Drew Nadon, Mr. Ryley Nadon, and parents for travelling with the girls.
Congratulations to our students who performed in the Rotary Music Festival this week. Congratulations to Sarah Buckingham who tied for first place for Class 306-Girls’ Solo, 6 and under; Clare Coleman who received second place for Class 351-Girls’ Solo, 9 and under; Arabella LeBlanc who received third place for Class 654B – Album 2, Romantic, Modern & Inventions; Colin Spencer who received first place, Simon Boitsefski who tied for second place, and Isaac Buckingham who tied for third place in Class 363- Boys’ Solo, 9 and under on Friday.
Congratulations to Colin and Gina Spencer who tied for first place in Class 613 – Piano Duet, 12 and under on Sunday.
Congratulations to our Moo Off winners last week for milk spirit week! Everyone did a wonderful job with their mooing!

The junior kindergarten classes are talking about the letter “L” and the number “10”. The children were excited about performing in the Rotary Music Festival this week. They also celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a visit from the leprechaun on Tuesday. They would like to thank the Early Childhood Educators Kendall Dempster and Mikayla Pittman who finished their work placement on Friday. Congratulations to Michael Bragg, Lauryn Collins, Brooke Fudge, Noah Cassell, Aaron Keough and Shane Matthews who were class winners in the Moo- Off.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had lots of fun making traps for the “Lutin de St. Patrick’s”. They are finished all of their sounds and are learning to read the word “maman”. Congratulations to Kara Blanchard and Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar who were the class winners in the Moo -Off.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is beginning subtraction in math. They were very excited to take part in the Rotary Music Festival this week. They almost caught the leprechaun on Tuesday, but he got out through the window. They would like to thank Ms. Tiffany Spencer who finished her Grenfell ACCESS Program with the class this week. Congratulations to Liam Gaulton who was the class winner in the Moo Off.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class had fun trying to catch the leprechaun. He escaped again, but not before leaving them some chocolate coins. In math, they are skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. They would like to wish Jake Morey a happy 7th birthday! Congratulations to everyone for winning the English class award for the Moo- Off.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion had a lot of fun this week learning about St. Patrick’s Day. They made a beautiful fruit and vegetable rainbow in health. They now understand what it means to eat the rainbow! All of the children are excited about their music workshop on Friday morning. Congratulations to students in grade one and two French Immersion class who tied with the grade three and four French Immersion class for the French class winners in the Moo Off.
Ms. Park’s grade two English class had lots of fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. They did not catch the leprechaun, but he did leave them some gold coins. They practiced graphing in math this week with lucky charms. Jemma is the student of the week! Congratulations to  Molly George for the Best Decorated Cow Award, Alyssa Power and Brooke Watton for the Moo Couple Award, Leah Lainey and Kate Murphy for the Moo Couple Award, Regan Curtis, Meredith Dawe, Gabriel Rowsell for Moo Awards, and Carter Bromley and Matthew Kemp for the Moo Twosome Award at the Moo -Off.
Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class has started their author study on Barbara Reid. They are enjoying reading lots of different books and learning about the author. They are excited about making illustrations out of plasticine.
Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class did not catch a leprechaun with their traps, but he did leave them all some treats. The classroom garden is growing very tall. This week is Ms. Pittman’s last week in their class. Miss Pittman is completing the Grenfell ACCESS program.  Congratulations to  Keira Clarke and Reyd Ward who won the Couple Award, Colin Spencer who won the Longest Moo, and Arabella and Alessandra LeBlanc who won the Twin Moo Award at the Moo Off.
Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class got to talk to their pen pals on Skype for the first time this week! It was a lot of fun to see them and speak to them in French!  They showed the students their leprechaun traps. The students in St. Malo do not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as much as we do here. Congratulations to all the students on winning the Class Award at the Moo -Off.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is continuing their novel study on Bridge to Terabithia. The fastest student in the fifth grade is Kori-Lee Noel, and the fastest student in the sixth grade is Jordan Park. The students are beginning to work on this year’s heritage fair projects. Congratulations to Samuel Michael who won the Moo Award and Telicia Young who won the Injured Moo Award  at the Moo -Off.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class is working hard on their play for the drama festival next week. They have are having lots of fun preparing props and costumes for the performance in Pasadena.  The students welcome Ryan Miller to their class this week. Congratulations to the class for winning the Senior Moo Award in the Moo Off.

Next week we are celebrating World Water Day on Monday with a blue theme day. We are also encouraging students to ban plastic water bottles and bring a re-usable water bottle to school.