Friday, November 20, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 20, 2015

Immaculate Heart of Mary School
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On Wednesday we celebrated Mickey Mouse’s Birthday with a theme day. It was fun to see everyone dressed as their favourite Disney character.

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

By: Simon Boitsefski, Cole Dumaresque, Emily Murley, Emily Payne

Keira Clarke, Jenna Cammie, and Trinity Rouse standing next to one of the big trucks during the students' tour of the Atlantic Minerals Mine in Port Aux Port. The students visited the mine as part of their science curriculum.

MCpl Jason Cull (retired) with his wife, Lt (N) Cheryl Cull (retired) and their sons Jacob (left) and Uriah (right) during a class presentation about Remembrance Day to Mrs. George's grade one class.

Kindergarten students Lydia Parsons, Makayla Reddy, Teresa Coleman, Faith Blackwood, Caradyn Kane, Brooke Fudge, and Ethan Lahey preparing their classroom garden for the Little Green Thumbs program.

Operation Christmas Child officially ended this week. Thank you to everyone who donated items for this cause.  The grade one English and grade one French Immersion classes are busy packing the boxes. They will give us a grand total next week.
Report Cards went home Wednesday and parent teacher interviews were held from seven to eight thirty pm.

Grade six students, Emily Murley and Isaac Buckingham, presented their speeches at the annual YMCA Peace Week Speak off on Thursday evening. Both students did very well.

Last week the grade four English and French Immersion students went on a field Trip to Port Aux Port mine as part of their science curriculum. The students toured the mine, learned about mine safety and identified some fossils!

We are once again having an Apple-A -Day fundraiser. The proceeds of the ticket sales are in aid of our music program. Tickets are now on sale for $20 each. The five days of draws will begin in January 11 and conclude on January 15th. Prizes include: a 16GB IPod touch, a 16GB IPod touch and $25 ITunes card, a 16GB IPad mini 2, a 32 GB IPad Air and Apple TV, and an 11inch MacBook Air 2.

Our school is proud to partner with the SPCA in a fundraiser called “Chase the Ace”. Tickets will be available in our school gym every Sunday from 6:30-8:30 pm with the draw taking place at 8:50 pm. The minimum prize each week is $250. The event continues every Sunday until the “ace” is caught. Every week the jackpot increases! Tickets are $3 for $5. The first draw is this Sunday!

Congratulations to Natalie Parsons who attended a swim meet in Gander last weekend.

Congratulations to Rebekah Calbert who competed at the regional cadet biathlon competition last weekend. Rebekah’s team placed third overall and she received third place in the junior girls category.

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Dillman who won student of the month at Tae Kwon Do.

Congratulations to Ivor Cook who won a gold medal at the NL and Labrador Amateur Tae kwon Do Championships in Stephenville on Saturday in Junior Boys White Belt.

Congratulations to Noah Wall and Nicholas Mauger who won medals in Kickboxing.

Congratulations to Dru Kennedy and Candace Cunning, volunteers at our school, who were married last week. Dru is the son of staff member, Dianne Kennedy.

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the letter “a”. They are enjoying doing activities with the letter. They are enjoying spending time with the new early childhood education students from the College of the North Atlantic.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning about the letter “m”. They celebrated Mickey Mouse’s birthday on Wednesday. In math, they are looking at the numbers before and after.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was excited to start preparing their graden for the Little Green Thumbs Program this week. On Wednesday they celebrated Mickey’s birthday by making theme day Mickey ears to wear.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class had fun filling boxes for Operation Christmas Child! They will have an update for next week. They are learning about their senses in science class and addition and subtraction up to 12 in math. The star of the week is Liam Couture.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is very proud to have helped pack many boxes for Operation Christmas Child. They had a great time choosing the items for each child. They made 3D pictures of children catching snowflakes in art. In math they are working on writing addition stories.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is learning about decisions in social studies. They are having fun using balance scales in math and learning about equal and unequal sets.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class has started their math unit on addition and subtraction. They are continuing their author study and have begun writing and illustrating their Clifford stories.They had fun constructing a gigantic red Clifford for their bulletin board.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class has started new units in math on addition and subtraction. In grade three science they have started a new unit on soil. They had a lot of fun on Mickey Mouse Theme Day!

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class was busy using toothbrushes to remove Pepsi stains off eggs in health class this week.  The students wrote math tests this week and are reading, writing and speaking about bullying in French.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a great week. The grade six students presented speeches about building community and acting for peace. Isaac Buckingham and Emily Murley represented the class on Thursday night at the YMCA Peace Week Speak Off. The grade five students are learning about the cardiovascular system in science.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class is doing their last afternoon of leaf raking today. The group also held a bake sale on Wednesday to raise money for their trip next week. The English 1201 students have finished their novel study on “The Giver” and the English 2201 students have finished studying “Night”. The grade seven to nine students are attending Ursla Johnsons’ exhibit on basket weaving at Grenfell today.


Next Wednesday we will be wearing “Moustaches “for Movember and collecting money for cancer. Also, on November 25 the grade three English and French students are presenting their poetry and artwork at the Corner Brook Public Library at 6:30 pm. This event is open to the public.

Our primary students will be taking part in some “Learn Not to Burn” sessions next week.