Friday, May 27, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 27, 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, May 26, 2016.
By: Simon Boitsefski, Cole Dumaresque, Emily Murley, and Emily Payne

Grade two students Ava Hodder, Cole Lyver, and Lily Smallwood show the marigolds and corn they planted in the greenhouse with their classmates.
For Kids Eat Smart Apple Day, students created and placed an apple on the apple tree in the cafeteria. Kindergarten French Immersion student, Cameron Bishop, shows one of our moms, Tarragh Shanahan, the apple that he made.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School hosted its annual Junior High Speak-off last week. Rebekah Calbert was the winner and is seen with her Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Angel McCarthy, at the awards presentation.
Last week the Student Leadership Council in conjunction with Mr. Drew Nadon’s homeroom class hosted a bake sale in aid of the relief efforts in Fort McMurray. Thank you to all our families for their support of this initiative. They raised $150!

We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the faces of the future IHMS students who visited our school last Wednesday for the junior kindergarten and kindergarten English and French orientation sessions.

The grade three and four class thoroughly enjoyed their Ducks Unlimited Tour last week. Thank you to the parents who drove the students and thank you to Mr. Dumaresque for the ice cream treat for the whole group!

Congratulations to IHMS for their Achievement in Community Excellence Award; IHMS received the Corner Brook Environment Award. Rebekah Calbert accepted the award on behalf of our IHMS family during the ceremony last Wednesday evening. This award is in recognition for our environmental initiatives in 2015.

The grade four English and French students continued their collage window art in the cafeteria this week with artist Jane Reagh. The students are depicting the oceans, boreal forest and wetland biomes in a beautiful and light catching display. This project is one aspect of their Art Smarts Grant.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Liam Brinston who received a trophy for being runner up in the family twosome bowling competition.

We would like to congratulate all of our students who performed in the annual Dance Studio West recital last week.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the letter “t” and preparing for the musical “Oliver”. Our Junior Kindergarten teachers participated in a Guiding Behaviour Workshop on Wednesday evening.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is looking forward to the upcoming science fair on May 30th. They are learning about things that sink and things that float. The students have been busy preparing their songs for the musical “Oliver”.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is continuing learning about time, money and graphing in math.  They are excited to see peppers growing in their garden.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about how living things breathe and how our breath changes depending on their activity level. They have their last two science experiments ready for the science fair. They are also busy preparing for the musical!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is learning about 2D and 3D shapes in math. The students were excited to plant their pumpkin seeds they harvested in the fall from their classroom pumpkins. They are also talking about how technology has changed the world.

Ms. Park’s grade two class visited the Bay of Island’s SPCA on Thursday to make their  class donation.  In Language Arts, grade two students are doing dinosaur research. In Math, they are making 3D objects using marshmallows and toothpicks. Everyone had fun eating the marshmallows. In Science, they will be making pulleys out of K'nex.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class have had a very busy week! The grade four and five students  were in full swing with their French novel study of The Hunger Games. The grade fours really enjoyed working with local artist, Jane Reagh. They are completing a cross-curricular science and art habitat window display. The grade threes are working hard to prepare for their upcoming provincial math assessment.

Ms. Crocker’s grade three and four class are excited about the upcoming “Oliver” musical. The grade three students are using the iMovie app on the iPads to create commercials based on their own products. In math they are finished all their units and doing a year end review. The grade four students are making their own menu’s for a family restaurant. In math they are beginning their last unit on measurement.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is getting very excited for the science fair next week. The grade five students are reading a book in language arts about Jewish children hiding in Southern France during the Nazi occupation during World War Two. The grade six students have been busy creating their own IHMS Clue board game. The grade five and six class would like to wish Mr. MacDonnell a happy birthday today!

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class are gearing up for final exams. The students are finishing off their courses and beginning their review. This week they continued painting the backdrop for the musical. The painting is a black and white image of the London Bridge and the clock tower.

Coming Up

Registration for full day junior kindergarten and full day English and French Immersion Kindergarten is ongoing. Please contact the office for an application or for further information.

Our annual Science Fair will take place on Monday, May 30th. Public viewing of the projects will begin at 1:45pm. All are welcome to attend.