Friday, September 18, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, September 18, 2015

Immaculate Heart of Mary School
Home of The Lions

Celebrating 16 Years!
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This Week We Celebrated Our School's 16th Year! 

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, September 18, 2015.

By: Ryan Bennett, Cole Dumaresque, Emily Murley, and Kori Noel

Jayden Lempriere, Paige Walsh and Myles Calbert acted as emcees for our 16th birthday celebration. 

Mme Heather Moss with students, Candace and Carly Johannesen, celebrate IHMS's 16th birthday in style!

Mary Jay, Jacob and Uriah Cull with their mom, Cheryl, on the first day of school. 

We would like to welcome everyone back for another school year. We are excited to see our old friends again and meet new friends.

This year we welcome two new teachers to our staff. Mme. Heather Moss is teaching French Immersion students in grades three, four and five this year. Also, we welcome Mme. Amanda Murphy who is teaching core French, social studies and health classes. Bienvenue to both new teachers.

Last week we celebrated the opening of school Mass with Bishop Hundt and Deacon White at All Hallows.

On Wednesday, our school celebrated its 16th birthday! We celebrated in the gym with a special assembly, cookies and milk. All classes took part in the celebration by singing songs, reading poetry and acting. In addition, all of our students dressed up in celebration of the number 16!

Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group led a vigil for refugees with our students, staff and families on Thursday at All Hallows.

This week our cross-country running team began practicing. The team’s first meet is next Wednesday at Sacred Heart.
There will be a Europe Trip meeting on Monday, September 21 at 6:30 pm for parents of students in grades five to level two who are interested in going on the trip this Easter.

Congratulations to Emma Cook, Ivor Cook, Elizabeth Barry and William Barry who participated in the Veitch Physio Fall 1 km race for kids. Congratulations also to Mrs. McCarthy who ran the Veitch Physio Fall 15 km race on Sunday.

Congratulations to Jayden Lempriere who participated in the Atlantic Girls’ Baseball Tournament in Grand Falls this past weekend.

The junior kindergarten classes are celebrating the theme “All About Me”. The children are busy learning each other’s name and meeting new friends. They made finger prints and self-portraits, and are learning about healthy eating and about the characteristics of children and families.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is excited to be beginning their adventure in French Immersion. They are learning more and more French. You can ask them to count to dix. They are also working on learning the new routines in the kindergarten classroom and enjoying their old and new friends.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is excited to be back at school. They are learning busy learning the new routines in kindergarten. They are learning about Chester and the kissing hand. They have made a racoon craft and completed some first days of school project. The students loved taking part in the 16th birthday celebrations on Wednesday.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been busy learning their new routines and songs. They have been talking rights and responsibilities and how they can help everyone get along. In math they have been having a lot of fun working in groups during centres.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is very excited to begin a brand new year! They wrote about their favourite things this week and had fun with patterning in math class. Today they are having their first spelling test, followed by an apple taste test! Yum!

Ms. Park’s grade two class is having fun working with patterns in math class. They read “Pirates Go to School” and wrote why they “arrrgh” excited about second grade.

Mme. O’Dells’ grade two French Immersion class had a great first week back to school. They are learning lots of new things and really enjoyed the birthday celebration on Wednesday.

Mme. Moss’s grade three, four and five French Immersion class is working on their daily five stations. In their stations they are doing some reading, spelling and learning about the life cycle of plants.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class is excited to be back in school. They have been doing lots of back to school writing. They are also happy to report that they have a new class fish names “swimmy junior”.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is excited to be back in school. The grade five students are really looking forward to writing the weekly news articles for the Western Star. The grade six students are reading a book called “The Tree of Life” which explains how all species on Earth are classified.  In physical education the students are playing games which practice their soccer skills.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class welcomes many new students this year.  The class is enjoying a day on the water with ACAP Humber Arm program “Trading Books for Boats”. They are looking forward to the Student Leadership Council elections next week.

Curriculum night is on Thursday, September 24th from 7-8:30 pm in our school gym.

September 30 is our annual Terry Fox school walk.

Medical theme day is on October 2. We will be collecting an open donation in aid of the Janeway Telethon. Students are encouraged to dress up for the theme day.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the school breakfast program and lunch programs. Please call the office for more information.