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Lion's Roar - Friday, February 12, 2016

Immaculate Heart of Mary School
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This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, February 12, 2016.

By: Ryan Bennett, Clare Coleman, Arabella LeBlanc, Ari Kazerouni

Colin Spence introduces Debut Atlantic musicians Maxim Bernard on piano (right), and Stanislav Pronin on violin (left).

Congratulations to winners in the Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest”. Back (L-R): Madison Noel , first place for ages 11-14; Rebekah Calbert, third place for ages 11-14; Ryan Miller, second place for ages 11-14; and Mr. Dave Corbett. (Front L-R): Gabriel Rowsell, first place for ages 8-10; Israela Ngania, second place for ages 5-7; Rebecca Janes, third place for ages 8-10; Kaitlyn Coade, third place for ages 5-7; and Ella Rashleigh, first place for ages 5-7. Missing from photo is Trinity Rouse, second place ages 8-10. 

Rebecca Janes, Natalie Parsons, and Trinity Rouse enjoy a glass of apple juice in a cup made of ice during language arts class. The group spent a class outside learning about Canada's ice hotel and what it would be like to stay there. 

Today we are celebrating the 100th day of the school year!

On Tuesday we celebrated Shrove Tuesday with pancakes in the breakfast program. Thank you to our many volunteers who served breakfast including, Ms. Kimberly Crocker, Mme. Murphy, Mrs. George, Mrs. King and Mrs. Coade.

The elementary cross country skiing program was cancelled this week because of poor weather. The students will continue their ski sessions next week.

On Wednesday we celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass at All Hallows. This marked the beginning of the forty days of Lent. During this time we think about doing good things for others. Some people choose to give up something they enjoy like chocolate or chips.

Pianist, Maxim Bernard and violinist, Stanislav Pronin  visited our school on Wednesday morning for a special concert in our gym as part of the Debut Atlantic Program.

The Student Leadership Council is selling carnations for Valentine’s Day. Carnations are $3 each and will be delivered on Monday.

NTV news is featuring our school for hosting the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee Contest. They are visiting our school today to interview students and film a mock spelling bee.

Our school is hosting the Grade Five Western Region Provincial Girls’ Basketball Tournament this weekend.

Our boys’ team will be playing at J.J. Curling in the Grade Five Western Region Provincial Boys’ Division.

We welcome Grenfell Campus Access Program students, Meagan Carter, Shannon White, and Brianna Mullins to our school this week. The students are taking part in an eight week program to gain knowledge and experience about the teaching profession.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Caleb Rashleigh who participated in an Atom C Hockey Tournament this past weekend. Caleb’s team won gold!

Congratulations to Simon Boitsefski, Isaac Buckingham, Kate Murphy who participated in a technical ski camp at Marble Mountain this week. All three will participate in the Marble Cup this weekend. Good luck!

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are talking about Valentine’s Day. They attended church on Wednesday for Ash Wednesday. They are getting excited to give out their valentines on Monday.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is excited to celebrate the 100th day of school today. They are learning to make groups of ten. They are also busy preparing for Valentine’s Day. The class enjoyed the pancakes served on Tuesday.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning addition to ten in math. The class enjoyed the pancake breakfast on Tuesday. They are celebrating the 100th day of school today!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class has been learning about Lent in religion class. They have been counting down to the 100th day of school, which is today! All of their activities in language arts, math, science and art revolve around the number 100.They are even dressed as 100 year olds!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is excited to celebrate the 100th day of school today. The class really enjoyed the Debut Atlantic concert in our school gym on Wednesday.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is proudly wearing the t-shirts they made for the 100th day of school today. They enjoyed the pancake breakfast on Tuesday and making fun Valentine’s Day crafts

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class is decorating their classroom for Valentine’s Day and learning new Valentine’s Day vocabulary. The grade four and five students are writing speeches for the upcoming Elementary Speak Off.

Ms. Crocker’s grade three and four class is preparing for their Valentine’s Day celebration. The grade three students are designing bridges and buildings in science. Both classes are beginning novel studies this week. The grade threes are reading “Lost and Found” by Jean Little and the grade fours are reading “Dear Mr. Henshaw” by Beverly Cleary.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class have begun writing speeches for the upcoming Elementary Speak Off.  They are working on posters for Non Violence Month.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class is preparing for the upcoming Drama Festival. The students have started building Popsicle stick bridges in Enrichment for the National Geoscience and Engineering Month Bridge Building Competition.

Coming Up

On Monday we will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a red, white, and pink theme day and class parties.