Friday, May 29, 2015

TWO NIGHTS ONLY - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - June 3 & 4


Lion's Roar - Friday, May 29, 2015






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On Thursday We Held Our Annual Science Fair


This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, May 29, 2015.


By: Emma Doman, Jordan Park, Paige Walsh
 



Lucas Neville, places a used battery in the school's new recycling station. Lucas, along with this fellow classmates painted the station and prepared the labels in English and French. The labels explain why it is important that we recycle bread tags, used markers, old batteries and used ink cartridges. 
 
Clare Coleman (left), the overall winner in the IHMS Elementary Speak Off, with her teacher Mrs. Angel McCarthy. Clare spoke about facing her fears. 

 
We have many budding scientists in our school! On Thursday we held our annual Science Fair. The grade three to level 1 students all prepared individual projects, while the primary classes presented group projects. We would like to thank our judges Dr. Trina Butler, Dr. Dwayne Keough, Mr. Cec Lake, and Mr. Matthew Young. See a few of the pictures and video from the JK and Elementary experiments below.


 
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The grades three and six students finished their provincial language arts assessment with their demanding writing piece on Tuesday.

The junior high girls’ basketball team is travelling to St. John’s today for the last tournament of the season. We wish them luck.
Our new technology equipment that was delivered last week is prepared and being used in our classrooms. Students and teachers are enjoying using the new ELMO document cameras, ipads and imacs for projects and presentations.

STARS OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to James Lao and Luke Coleman who won ribbons in Beavers for Kub Kar Rally.

Congratulations to our students Sarah Buckingham, Jenna Cammie, Keira Clarke, Clare Coleman, Hala Parsons, Alyssa Power, Lily Smallwood, Colin Spencer and Nevaeh Vincent on their performance in the Dance Studio West annual year end show.

Congratulations to Ben Griffen and Ivor Cook who took part in the 2015 Mudslide Series on Sunday at Prince Edward Park. Ben Griffen placed fourth in the Dirt Squirt Expert category and Ivor Cook placed first in Mud Spuds category.


CLASS NEWS

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the letter “p”. The children enjoyed the science fair this week. They really liked getting messy with their experiments.


Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had a lot of fun learning about objects that sink and float. They also really enjoyed teaching everyone about their worm compost.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had lots of fun with their walking water and solar system experiments for the science fair. The students are learning about mass and object positions in math.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class really enjoyed the science fair. They did experiments on “walking water”, “magnet fun”, “density” and “flubber”. They are working on their last math unit: adding and subtracting to 20. The students are really looking forward to the musical next week!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class was very busy this week preparing for the science fair. The students worked alongside the grade two French Immersion students. They have started their last math unit of the year.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning about goods and services in social studies. They had lots of fun testing out experiments for the science fair. The star of the week is Molly.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class has been busy learning about different kinds of poems and writing. In math, they are learning about measurement and is getting ready to start a unit in Geometry! Their green house lettuce is delicious. Next week, they are hoping to have enough red tomatoes to make salsa!

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class worked very hard on their science fair projects.  The science fair was very exciting. They are very happy that warmer weather is here so they can spend more time outside.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class worked very hard this week on their science fair projects. They were able to explain their projects in both English and French! The students would like to thank their parents for helping them with their experiments at home!

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class are working on their last big art project for the year. In language arts the class is completing their last strategy unit on sequencing. The students are looking forward to many of the end of year school events. They have been practicing for the upcoming musical next week.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class had a presentation on Wednesday about Youth Ventures with Shawna Pelly, the Youth Ventures Coordinator. The students have been helping with the sound and backgrounds for the musical next week.

 


COMING UP...
The school musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat” will be performed at our school next Wednesday and Thursday at 7 pm. The cost for admission is $8.


Registration is still available for our full day junior kindergarten and our English and French Immersion kindergarten program for September 2015. Please call the office for more information.

 
 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 22, 2015






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On Tuesday evening we held our 12th annual Elementary School Speak Off!





 

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, May 22, 2015.


By: Amna Ahmad, William Bennett, Makenzy Bishop, Cole Dumareques
 

Kindergarten students Lucas Kennedy and Charlise Simmonds making an art project during their orientation session in grade one English with Mrs. George.


Students (L-R) Jake Morey, Ava Hodder and Luke Coleman in Mrs. George's grade one English class with their Pope puppets they made for World Catholic Education Day last week.
 
Last week Mr. Drew’s class gave a special presentation in chapel for World Catholic Education Day.

Last Friday the students and teachers played an intense game of indoor soccer to kick off the long weekend. The score was tied 2-2 when the end of day school bell rang. Thank you to Matthew Young for refereeing the game. The students and teachers played an excellent game and everyone had a lot of fun.

On Tuesday evening we held our 12th annual Elementary School Speak Off. Eight students represented the grades 4, 5, and 6 classes. In grade four:  Isaac Buckingham, Clare Coleman and Colin Spencer represented their class; in grade five:  Cole Dumaresque, Emily Murley and Aaron White represented their class; in grade six: William Bennett and Max Chrappa represented their class. We would like to thank our judges Mrs. Glenda Belbin, Ms. Stephanie Howell, and Ms. Paula Grudich for volunteering their time. The overall winner was Clare Coleman with her speech about facing her fears. Congratulations to all the speakers.

Also on Tuesday we dressed up for a theme day to raise money for the grade 6 to level 1 girls’ basketball team to travel to St. John’s for a tournament. Everyone dressed up wearing clothes to show their favourite activity. The team also hosted a hot dog sale on Wednesday.

The grade one and two French immersion classes are happy to report that they raised $211.10 at their bake sale last week! This means that they raised enough money for five children in Rwanda to go to school! Thank you to all our students and families for supporting this fundraiser.

On Wednesday, our school hosted the annual junior kindergarten, kindergarten and grade one orientation sessions in English and French Immersion. There were many new little faces visiting our school and some very excited new kindergarten and grade one students in our school!



Staples General Manager, Wendy Paul along with manager Rhonda Brothers and employee Jennifer Warren delivered our new technology equipment on Wednesday. We received $25,000 in new equipment for our classrooms. We have new ipads, new imac computers, a new projector, two Elmo digital cameras, a new school SLR camera and a new digital video camera.
 
The grade three and six English students began writing their provincial assessments on Thursday. The students will continue writing today, Monday and Tuesday. All students in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador will be writing these assessments at the same time. We wish all the students the best of luck.



CLASS NEWS

The junior kindergarten classes really enjoyed attending the kindergarten orientation on Wednesday. They spent a lot of time outside this week enjoying the spring weather.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning the sight word “c’est”. This week they are learning about watersheds and drawing a poster for the ACAP Humber Arm student art challenge. They are continuing their lessons on subtraction and addition in math.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was excited to spend the afternoon in grade one with Mrs. George on Wednesday.  This week they are learning about the earth and the solar system in science. In math they are learning about length.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about living things in science class. They are learning about the Holy Spirit in religion. They are doing lots of practice for the upcoming musical. They would like to wish Kate Lombard a very happy 7th birthday!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is learning about watersheds and how humans can ensure we are doing our best to protect them. The children are excited that their classroom butterfly kit will arrive today!

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning about the attributes of objects in math. They have learned about watersheds and created posters for the ACAP Humber Arm art contest. Brooke is the student of the week!

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is doing some poetry reading and writing of their own. The students are really enjoying being authors! They will be doing some class presentations of their work.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class has been practicing hard for the musical this week. The class would like to congratulate Colin, Isaac and Clare for being chosen to represent the class at the annual IHMS Elementary Speak Off on Tuesday evening.  The grade three students began their provincial assessments in language arts and will continue writing them on today and on Monday and Tuesday.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class had a busy week with science activities. The grade three students have finished their unit on invisible forces and are learning about soil. The grade four students are doing experiments about sound movement in air, water, and space.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is enjoying the spring weather this week. The students enjoyed playing a variety of sports outside during their gym classes, intramurals and lunch break. In addition to our playground equipment, we now have tether balls, soccer nets, soccer balls, basketball nets, basketballs, and footballs.  The class is busy preparing their recycled art piece for the art show coming up in June. They are still collecting plastic bottle caps!
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class has been busy this week completing units in language arts, math and science. They are less than one month away from final exams! The class has also been working in art on painting the background for the school’s upcoming musical
 


COMING UP...
Registration is still available for our full day junior kindergarten and our English and French Immersion kindergarten program for September 2015. Please call the office for more information.

Our annual science fair will be next Thursday at 1 pm in our school gymnasium. This event is open to all our families
 

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Special Delivery & Remembrance Day Primary Poster Contest Winner


Wendy Paul, Staples General Manager (left) present Immaculate Heart of Mary School students Addison MacArthur and Aaron Keough the new technology equipment for the school from the $25,000 prize for National Superpower your School contest. Pictured with the students are Rhonda Brothers, Manager of Staples; and Staples employee Jennifer Warren.

Mel Carberry and Maureen Simon with Cole Boyd-Martyn (centre). Cole was the third place provincial winner in the Remembrance Day primary colour poster contest.

Summer Program for Our Junior Kindergarten Families


 

May 20, 2015

 
Dear Parents:


Our school will be offering a summer program to our Junior Kindergarten families. The program will begin on Monday, June 29th and will finish on Friday, August 29th.

The summer program will operate Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  The cost of the nine week program is $1,575.00.  Parents will be responsible for providing snacks and lunches.  There will be no cafeteria service available.  A down payment of $250.00 is required by June 15th.  Space is limited to sixteen children.
 
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 
Sincerely,


Elaine King
Director of Education

 

112 Humber Road, Corner Brook, NL  A2H 1E8
(T) 709-634-1700 (F) 709-634-0620 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 15, 2015






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Today there is going to be a teachers vs students soccer game in the gym.
Go lions, go!



This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, May 15, 2015.


By: Emma Doman, Jordan Park, Paige Walsh, and Aaron White
Simon Boitsefski tests out the space simulator as part of the student's experience at Space Camp in Montreal. 


Anna MacKenzie enjoys a maple syrup treat at a Sugar Shack in Quebec City while on the week long school trip.

 
The grade six girls’ soccer team played in tournament at Sacred Heart over the weekend. Thank you to Mr. Drew Nadon and Mr. Ryley Nadon for coaching the team.

The students and teachers who travelled to Québec last week had a wonderful trip visiting Québec City and Montréal.  They visited the Parliament building in Québec City, Parc de la Chute Montmorency, Sainte-Anne-Beaupré Basilica and Museum, the Artillery Park, Citadelle, Parc Aquarium due Québec and a Sugar Shack. They participated in a military activity at the National Battle Fields Commission and an interactive street theatre and took a boat tour. They also participated in town activities at the traditional Huron Site. In Montréal, they participated in a workshop at the Montreal Science Centre, visited the Rio Tinto Alcan Plantetarium and Exco Exhibit, and attended Space Camp.

The annual spring photo shoot took place at our school on Monday.

On Wednesday evening, Mrs. King, Mme. Ryan and Mrs. McCarthy attended the City of Corner Brook annual ACE awards. Our school nominated for the Environmental Award.

On Thursday we celebrated World Catholic Education Day. We are very grateful to be able to practice and celebrate our faith within our school community.

Today there is going to be a teachers vs students soccer game in the gym. Go lions, go!

Mr. Wayne Allen facilitated golf lessons to the kindergarten to level 1 gym classes on Monday and Thursday this week.

The grade six to level 1 girls’ basketball team is still practicing. They will travel to St. John’s at the end of the month for a tournament.
There is no school on Monday for the Victoria Day holiday. Have a happy and safe long weekend to all our readers!


STARS OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to Arista White on her recent confirmation at Most Holy Redeemer Parish


CLASS NEWS
The junior kindergarten classes are talking about the letter “o” this week. They have started talking about different things they can do for the science fair. They celebrated World Catholic Education Day on Thursday.


Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class have been watching the growth of their sunflowers in the greenhouse. The students are taking very good care of them. They are learning all about healthy soil and the parts of a plant. The sunflower in French is called “tournesol”.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is working on 3-D shapes in math. They are learning about timelines in social studies and weather in science.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class has just started their last big project for the year called “Wonderful Me”. They are writing nice things about all of their friends and then turning them into books for each person to bring home. They had lots of fun predicting and carrying out more experiments for the upcoming science fair!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class along with Mme. O’Dell’s class is working on a project to raise money to send children to school in Africa. Yesterday they held a bake sale. There will be more fundraising events coming soon. The class is very excited to see so many flowers on their tomato plants. They also noticed some of their zucchini plants have germinated.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning about geometry in math. They are making shapely critters in art to help them with their math. In science they are learning about how humans grow. As an activity they are making pita pizzas! This week in the greenhouse they have started to grow corn. The students are very excited to watch it grow!

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is busy this week finishing their unit in math on measuring. They will be beginning the subtraction of two digit numbers next week. The greenhouse plants are growing really fast now. They have planted tomatoes, zucchini, garlic, lettuce and peppers.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class is looking forward to the long weekend. The grade three students have started to learn division math and the grade fours are learning about division with remainders. They are tricky. They have almost completed their hot air balloons in art class.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class is glad to be all back together. Some of the students in the class spent a week with the English students in Ms. Horner’s classroom. This week the students did a lot of work on grammar and math. They are also busy working on their science fair projects. The science fair is at the end of this month. The new recycle box is in the main lobby. It will be used for bread tags, ink cartridges, batteries, cell phones and markers.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is looking forward to the Elementary Speak off on Tuesday evening. The class has been busy working on their plastic bottle cap recycled art project. The class is still collecting plastic bottle caps. They hope to display their completed art project at our annual art show in June.
 
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class is finishing up their projects for the Hot Shots Contest sponsored by Newfoundland Light and Power. The grade seven and eight students are working on Public Service Announcements in language arts class. The grade nine and Level 1 students are learning about Newfoundland poet and playwright, Al Pittman
 
 
 


COMING UP...
Registration is still available for our full day junior kindergarten and our English and French Immersion kindergarten program for September 2015. Please call the office for more information.

There will be a junior kindergarten and kindergarten orientation session on Wednesday, May 20 from 1:15-2:30 pm.
The grades three and six English provincial assessments will begin on Thursday, May 21