Friday, April 8, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, April 8, 2016

Immaculate Heart of Mary School
Home of The Lions

Celebrating 16 Years!

   Website     Facebook     Twitter     Instagram     Youtube

We're busy bees... busy bee-ing social, that is.

Find us for information, updates, pictures, and other cool stuff. We won't sting. Promise.


This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, April 8, 2016.

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

Pi Day recitation winners (Back L-R): Isaac Buckingham, Ani Kennedy, Reyd Ward (front L-R): Israela Ngania, Jamie White-Robertson and Candance Johannesen
Colin Spencer (left) and Simon Boitsefski (right) were announced as
the co-winners of the annual IHMS Elementary Speak Off. 
Trinity Rouse, provincial winner in the Royal Canadian Legion's
Remembrance Day Essay Contest with Legion representative, Mr. George Cake.

We would like to welcome everyone back from Easter vacation!

Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group held the Divine Mercy at All Hallow’s Church on Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful celebration.

The Knights of Columbus held their annual Free Throw Competition in our school gym on Wednesday evening. The competition was open to boys and girls aged 9 to 14.

The Level I Girls’ Basketball team is playing in a tournament in Stephenville this weekend. We wish the team good luck!

Girls and boys indoor soccer practices started this week.

Our school is collecting used batteries until April 29 as part of the Ecokids Battery Contest. All batteries can be placed in boxes that are located outside the office.

Our student reporters in the media centre this week are Ryan Miller, Maria Reynolds, Italo Xavier, Katherine Noel, and Jacob Cull.

We would like to thank Mr. Jim Barry for his donation of a homemade bench for our school playground.

We would like to offer our condolences to the family members of Father Grace. Father Grace passed away during the Easter holiday.

We would like to send our condolences to the George Family on the passing of Carl George, brother-in-law to Mrs. George.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Carly Johannsen who was a winner in the Corner Brook Plaza Easter Colouring Contest. Carly received a $100 Plaza gift card.

Congratulations to Brady Greene who received his level 1 swimming badge.

Congratulations to Emma and Ivor Cook on the birth of their new baby brother, Isaac.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are happy to be back in their classroom this week and see all their friends and teachers. They are learning about the letter “m”.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is excited to be back after Easter Break. They are learning the letter “x” and working on ways to make 10 in math.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is excited to be back to school and see all their friends. They created a class slogan for the Ecokids battery contest.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is excited to be back after the Easter holiday. The class is working on a unit in geometry and comparing solids.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class was excited to come back to school to find that the Easter Bunny visited their classroom! The eggs they won were used in math class before they shared them out and ate them. The class is collecting some of their old books to have a used book sale. They are raising money to help a community in a less fortunate country. This week they focused on spring activities.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is excited to be back to school after the Easter break. The students are hard at work in their classroom learning new math. They really enjoyed throwing pie’s at the teachers before Easter break to celebrate Pi Day.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class is wrapping up their unit on fractions with in class learning centres. The grade three students are learning about homophones and the grade four and five students are learning about expressions of opinions in French.

Ms. Crockers’s grade three and four class is happy to be back to see their friends after their Easter vacation. The grade three students are doing a writing piece on their dream vacation. In social studies, they are working on group projects on various countries. The grade four students are beginning decimals in math class. In social studies they are beginning their heritage fair projects.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class created a slogan for a school contest about recycling batteries this week. They are also making artwork to promote recycling batteries. The grade five students imagined what it would be like to win a ticket to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. The grade six students are preparing for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class are on stage this weekend at the Western Region Drama Festival. The group is performing a comedy about students learning how to drive. It’s called “You’re Driving Me Crazy”. The group performs on Saturday night at Elwood High School. Break a leg! The Level I Girl’s Basketball team is playing in the provincial tournament this weekend in Stephenville. Good luck, girls!

Coming Up

April 10th is National Sibling’s Day.

April 11th-15th is National Volunteer Week.

Kindergarten graduation photos and school group photos will take place on Monday, April 11th.