Friday, September 25, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, September 25, 2015

Immaculate Heart of Mary School
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Our breakfast program began this week!
The breakfast program runs each morning from 7:30 to 8:15 am.
This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, September 25, 2015.

By: Alessandra LeBlanc, Jacob Bursey, Kori Noel, and Aaron White

Mark Janes, Meteghan Kane, and Hala Parsons drawing pictures on their whiteboards after their apple tasting.

Holly Hynes, Kindergarten French Immersion student, showing a plant outside the greenhouse. All the students in the school planted vegetables in the greenhouse for National Tree Day. 

Grade six student, Kori Noel, trying some firefighting equipment at the forestry fair at the park on Wednesday.

Our school has received an Arts Smarts Grant for $1,888 to complete a project called “Discovering the Ecosystems”. The project will be a language arts, science and art program for grades three, four and five. The project will begin in October and end in June. Our students will be working with local artist Jane Reagh.

There was a meeting for the Europe trip on Monday evening for parents of students in grades five to level two. The trip will take place in 2016 during the Easter holiday.

Also on Monday night the junior kindergarten teachers participated in a workshop.

On Wednesday our school celebrated National Tree day with all our classes planting items in the school greenhouse. In addition, our students wore fall themed colours and participated in a “boomerang lunch”. Students returned home with all the garbage from their lunch bag to demonstrate how much garbage we have and to encourage us to reduce this garbage. In addition to celebrate National Tree Day all the students put a leaf on a school tree in the lobby and made a pledge to protect our earth.

Our cross country running team had their first meet on Wednesday. The fun run was hosted by sacred heart and took place at Jubilee Field. Congratulations to all of our runners. The team meets every Monday and Wednesday and includes students in grades three to level two.
On Thursday evening our teachers held curriculum night in the school gym. This was an opportunity for parents to meet with teachers and talk about the school curriculum and resources.

Congratulations to Mrs. Angel McCarthy who was selected for the position of Vice Principal for the 2015-2016 school year.

Congratulations to our cross country runners who took part in their first running meet this week at Jubilee Field.
Congratulations to Ms. Simms on the birth of her baby boy, Parker, this week.


The junior kindergarten classes are talking about apples this week. They learned about where apples grow and how they taste. They also learned about trees for National Tree Day and what they can do to help the earth. All the students visited the greenhouse to plant seeds.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class was excited to celebrate National Tree Day this week. They discussed how trees help us and how they can help them. The students have been working very hard on sorting and patterning in math.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning all about scientists this week. The students planted spinach in the greenhouse on National Tree day. In social studies they are learning about how each and every one of them is unique.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is learning about temperature this week. The class has finished their first unit in math. In art class they had a lot of fun making owls out of torn paper. 

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning all about the sun in science class. In social studies they are learning about different ways to communicate. They had a lot of fun planting in the greenhouse this week!

Ms. Park’s grade two class started an author / illustrator study on Barbara Reid in language arts class. They are enjoying her books and examining her beautiful pictures. The class was excited to plant lettuce in the greenhouse on Wednesday. In social studies the students are making timelines. They are enjoying seeing photos of their friends as babies and toddlers.

Mme. O’Dells’ grade two French Immersion class really enjoyed the planting in the greenhouse on Wednesday. They are working on developing their green thumbs.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class had their first spelling test of the year this week. The class really enjoyed planting swiss chard in the greenhouse on Wednesday as part of National Tree Day.

Mlle. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class has started interactive notebooks in science class. The grade five students had an excellent time at the forestry field trip to Margaret Bowater Park on Wednesday.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a wonderful time at the Forestry Week activities at the park on Wednesday. The class enjoyed learning about forest fires, tree planting, wildlife safety and much more. The students stayed for the opening ceremonies and enjoyed the community barbecue.  Today, as part of Forestry Week, the students are making bird seed hanging ornaments to hang in trees near their homes.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class have been hard at work this week writing essays in language arts class. The students were excited to go on a field trip to hike to the waterfall at Marble Mountain on Wednesday. The junior high basketball team will have tryouts next week. The students are also looking forward to a field trip to Mrs. King’s cabin.
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.