Thursday, December 1, 2016

Grade 5/6 News Article

Lion’s Roar
By:  Arabella LeBlanc, Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Simon Boitsefski, Trinity Rouse
Our school collected 450 pounds of batteries for the Eco Kids Battery Buster Contest. Congratulations to everyone on a great job. The class who collected the most batteries was Mrs. George’s grade one class who collected 33 kg! The class who collected the most batteries per student was Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class who collected 29 kg of batteries. Both classes have won a class ice cream party!
Operation Christmas Child officially ended on Thursday. We would like to thank everyone for their generous donations to this cause.
 Ms. Sanchita Chakraborty, a Diversity Training Officer with the Association for New Canadians, presented to the grade nine to Level Three students on the Syrian refugee crisis and the process for Private Refugee Sponsorship program on Thursday morning.  The class has been learning about Syria in language arts class and discussing the impact the conflict is having on the people in Syria. 
The afterschool Mauy Thai program for grade six to level three students resumed this week. It is taking place on Tuesday from 3:45-5:00 pm and Friday from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Today we are celebrating Mickey Mouse’s birthday with a Disney theme day! Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!
The Student Council will be selling hoodies until Friday, December 2nd.  The navy hoodie will include the school’s crest and student’s name for a cost of $55.00. Youth and adult samples are available at the main office. 

The junior kindergarten classes are continuing to collect for their project, Helping Hands. They are collecting warm winter clothing for all ages. They are looking for coats, mittens, gloves, and socks. They would like to thank everyone for their generous donations!
We would like to extend best wishes to Dr. Gary Graham during his time away from our school. This week we welcomed Ms. Cindy Kawaja who will be teaching music to our students during Dr. Graham’s absence. 
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Robert Morrissey who received a certificate in Tae Kwon Do for Awesome Round Kick this week. 
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are beginning songs for the Christmas concert and working on Christmas crafts. The classes would like to welcome Danielle Callahan, Megan Campbell and Rebecca Boyd, three ECE students, to their program. 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class learned about needs and wants in social studies this week. They have transplanted the vegetables in the Little Green Thumbs Garden. They are excited to celebrate Mickey’s birthday today with a Disney Theme. 
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is exploring and comparing sizes (tall, medium and small). They also discovered where books come from. 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class was busy this week packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. They are grouping numbers and estimating in math. They are learning about their growing bodies in health class. 
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been as busy as Santa’s Elves. They have been packaging up boxes for Operation Christmas Child which concluded this week on Thursday. They feel very special to be able to help others and give them a nice Christmas. This week they started a new science unit on their five senses.  
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is happy to finish their unit on water and are planning a science experiment. They are going to make their own clouds!
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class is started a new unit in science about how animals change as they grow. They really enjoyed singing “Enfant de Paix at the Remembrance Day assembly.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is working on a unit on Friendship. The grade five and six classes are finishing their grammar unit. The grade five students shared their Remembrance Day essays with their class this week. The grade six students are working on their project presentation for the Skills Challenge. 
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has started to learn about inferences in language arts. The students have made their own investigator briefcases (CSI cases) to help them solve four different crime cases. They will use inference to help solve these cases and find the culprits. 
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class learnt about the importance of Remembrance Day. They read “In Flander’s Fields”, wrote an essay in language arts class and created posters in art. They also learned about the properties of minerals in science and more about John Cabot in social studies. 
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class completed their Remembrance Day essays and posters this week. The grade five students are studying multiplication in math and learning about Nubia in social studies. The grade six students are continuing their Paper Plane Olympics event and writing speeches for the YMCA Peace Week Speak-Off. 
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class is preparing for the Intermediate Skills Challenge. The students leave next Thursday morning for their trip. They have also completed their art project and submitted their entries for the Eco Kids Battery Buster Contest. 
Coming Up
The family tree trimming social is December 10 from 3:00-4:30 pm.

Our annual Christmas concert is on Tuesday, December 13, at 7:00 pm.