Thursday, April 27, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - April 26th 2017

Lion’s Roar
By:  Jacob Bursey, Clare Coleman, Rebecca Janes, Rosemary Owolabi


The students travelling to St. Pierre would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets in support of their chocolate raffle before the Easter break. Luke Coleman was the first place winner of the Laura Secord Box of chocolates valued at $100, Madeline Murphy was the second place winner of a 850 g Dairy Milk Bar, and Simon Boitsefski won the third prize of a 850 g Dairy Milk Bar. 

We would like to thank our entire school community for their support of the Apple A Day Fundraiser. This fundraiser raised $25,600 for technology in our school. 

This week is National Volunteer Week. We would like to thank everyone who volunteers to help our school. In June, we will host our annual volunteer appreciation breakfast. 

On Monday our school hosted a special assembly for Earth Day. Students and staff dressed in Earth Day colours to raise money for the greenhouse. Students presented poems, songs, and skits about protecting our Earth. Mrs. Kane’s grade two classes kicked off a school wide ban on plastic bags and is organizing a “Grab Bag” collection to take plastic bags out of our landfills. 

The Recycle My Cell Campaign officially ends this week. We would like to thank everyone for their work in collecting these cell phones and keeping them out of landfills. 

The kindergarten to grade six students have been chosen as provincial winners in the Kids in Charge (K-I-C) Contest hosted by Newfoundland Light and Power. The school will receive $2,000 for a technology grant. In addition, there will be a special awards presentation on Tuesday and a pizza party for all students in kindergarten to grade 6. 

The Grade 6 Girls’ Soccer team will play an invitational tournament this weekend at Sacred Heart School. The girls play at 5:30 pm on Friday and at 9:00 am on Saturday. 

There was a parent information session for junior kindergarten and kindergarten students for September 2017 on Tuesday evening in our school cafeteria.

Stars of the Week


Congratulations to Carter Bromley whose Atom A Hockey Team won a silver medal at the Provincial Championship in Gander over Easter. 

Congratulations to Noah Colbourne whose Atom B Hockey Team won a silver medal in Clarenville during Easter break. 

Congratulations to Noah Evans and Samuel Antoncich’s Hockey Team who lost a well played game for a medal. 

Congratulations to Simon Boitsefski and Luke Coleman who were in Ontario this past week along with Ms. Matthews with the Provincial Boys’ Choir. 

Congratulations to Nikola Verbiski who won the Saige Raide Memorial Contest. Students between the ages of 8 and 12 had to design a piece of jewelry. Nikola’s winning entry will now be made by Blue Marlin Jewelry for Mother’s Day.

Class News


The junior kindergarten classes are planting beans in homemade mini-greenhouses. This is a class science experiment. The students enjoyed their Easter break, but are glad to be back in school with their friends.  They would like to thank their ECE students Julie Curtis and Katie Nichol who finished their placements this week.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class learned about ways children can help protect our planet. They are finishing subtraction in math and starting to learn about data and graphing. 

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class planted in the greenhouse this week. The students are very excited to watch their seeds grow. The children are reflecting on what can help and what may hurt a tiny seed. 

Kindergarten French Immersion students, Lydia Rashleigh and Lilah Keough, plant small seeds in the greenhouse this week for Earth Day. 


Mrs. George’s grade one English class had a wonderful Easter break, but they are happy to be back with their friends. They really enjoyed their Dental Health session with Nurse Knee this week. We are finishing up our geometry unit in math. They would like to wish Thomas a very happy birthday!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class had a lot of fun this week learning about Earth Day. They made Earth Day mobiles and wrote about what they could do to protect the Earth. 

Mariame Conté, Liam Stride, Nurse Knee, and Jacob Youden (front) pose for a photo after a presentation on dental hygiene. 


Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is excited to kick off the Grab Bag Challenge and recycle as many plastic bags as they can for a chance to win $500 for the school. This is a big deal for their class since the class visited City Hall last month regarding banning plastic bags in Corner Brook and now the school. 

Meteghan Kane and Gabriella Lawrence enjoy a book together in Mrs. Kane's grade two English class. 


Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class is learning about Earth Day this week. They started making surveys in math for a unit on graphing. 

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is wrapping up the first part of their grammar unit. They will be preparing for a test soon. In math they are moving  into a measurement unit and finishing their in-class assignment on data and research. 

Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class was excited to be attending Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador’s production of Jack Five-Oh and Andy Jones this Thursday at the Arts and Culture Centre. They are continuing their math unit on Geometry and are examining the differences between pyramids and prisms. 

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class is beginning geometry in math. They are also learning more about verbs in language arts. The students are glad to see their friends again after the Easter break. 

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class wrote a skit to perform at our school assembly for Earth Day on Monday. They learned lots of interesting facts about Earth Day and recycling in Newfoundland and Labrador. The grade five students are working on a novel study on “Number the Stars”. The grade six students are writing essays about what they would do if they could be mayor of Corner Brook for one day.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class is preparing for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge and the Underwater Robotics Event. The grade nine to Level 3 students visited the Greenwood Inn pool on Wednesday afternoon to test their robot and practice missions in the pool. 

Coming Up

Registration for full time junior kindergarten and Kindergarten (English and French Immersion) is ongoing. Please contact the office for further information. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - April 5th 2017

Lion’s Roar

By:  Marcus Gallant, Carly Johannesen, Kira McCarthy and Reyd Ward

Congratulations to our school choir and chamber choir who performed last week at the Rotary Music Festival.  Our Chamber Choir was also chosen to sing in “The Stars of the Festival” on Tuesday night. We would like to thank Caelin Randell-Scott who accompanied the Chamber Choir on the French horn. Our school band received a $50 scholarship and our Chamber Choir received a $150 scholarship and has been invited to participate in the Provincial Festival. 

Auditions for our school musical “The Trials of Alice in Wonderland” took place last week. The official cast has been chosen and the rehearsals will be starting soon. 

The grade five to Level 3 students took part in the Shriner’s Cardboard Box race at Marble Mountain on Saturday. Thomas Randell and his mom also participated, along with Mark Janes and his dad, Candace and Carly Johannesen, as well as Max Pittman and his cousin. A great time was had by all. Anna MacKenzie and Madison Noel placed first in the junior high category and Rebekah Calbert and Arista White placed first in the senior high category.

The grade seven to Level 3 students will perform this evening in Deer Lake at Xavier Junior High. Their production “Complaint Department and Lemonade” will be on at 6:00 pm as part of the Regional Drama Festival. 

The Chess Club held a party on Tuesday during their weekly meeting to celebrate the group’s success at the Provincial Chess Tournament this year. 

The grade five girls’ basketball team will participate in a tournament hosted by Humber Elementary this weekend. We wish the girls the best of luck!

Students, Allie Lovell, Lysea Ngania, and Noor Altaee,  present some of their projects from the afterschool sewing club.


Stars of the Week

Congratulations to our students who participated in the Rotary Music Festival this past week. 

 Congratulations to Simon Boitsefski who received third place in Class 652 RCM Piano Level 3 not over 13-Romatic & Modern, second place in Class 239 Musical Theatre / Movie Musical – 11 and under, third place in Class 650 RCM Piano Level 4 Not over 13- Baroque, first place in Class 651 RCM Piano Level 3, Not over 13 – Classical; and second place in Class 359 Boys’ Solo- 11 and under; to Clare Coleman who received first place in Class 508 Piano Concert Group – 11 and under, third place in Class 209 Concert Group, Any Voice – 11 and under, and first place in Class 239 Musical Theatre / Movie Musical – 11 and under, second place in Class 649 RCM Piano Level 4 Not over 14 – Romantic and Modern; and first place in Class 347 Girls’ Solo – 11 and under- Competitive; to Alister MacDonnell who received first place in both Class 1010 Snare Drum Solo “C” and Class 1005 Percussion Solo “C”- Complete Drum Set; to Israela Ngania who received second place in Class 659 RCM Piano Level 1 not over 10- Romantic, Modern & Inventions; and to Lily Smallwood who received first place in Class 664 Preparatory (A) not over 8, and first place in Class 353 Girls’ Solo- 8 and under, and first place in Class 242 Musical Theatre/ Movie Musical – 8 and under.

Congratulations to Simon Boitsefski who received a $100 scholarship for voice and piano, Alister MacDonnell who received a $50 scholarship for percussion, an Lily Smallwood who received a $50 scholarship for Junior Piano and $100 for Musical Theatre (junior).

Congratulations to Violet Stark and family on the birth of their baby brother, Elijah.

Congratulations to Isaiah Coleman and family on the birth of his baby sister, Cruz.

Congratulations to Mark Janes who created a beautiful poster that will be hung in our school chapel. 

Congratulations to Ella Rashleigh whose hockey team participated in the Avalon Celtics Hockey Tournament this past weekend in St. John’s. 

Congratulations to Lydia Rashleigh’s Timbit Team who was recently awarded a medal at a tournament in Corner Brook. 

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the true meaning of Easter and doing Easter crafts. 

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about safety at home in health and learning about beavers in science. 

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is celebrating the International Children’s Book Day with a “book show and tell”. Everyone is sharing their favourite stories with their classmates. 

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about the real meaning of Easter in religion class. They are learning about the different attributes of objects in math class. They are also making life-size penguins today and finishing up their research on their favourite kinds. 

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been working on a book about spring. They had to use their spring vocabulary to complete it. They have also begun talking about Easter and why they celebrate Easter. They are really excited about Easter and are glad to have lots of Easter themed activities to complete. 

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is starting to learn about their teeth and how important they are to our health. They are learning how to take care of our teeth, the job of the dentist, and why they lose their baby teeth. They are excited about this because a lot of students have been losing their teeth. 

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class is reviewing math facts and using water theme pages. They have be revisiting their understanding of French articles and adjectives using their Easter vocabulary and reading and writing Easter stories. They are learning about air in science and making pinwheels. 

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is excited to be taking part in the musical this year. The grade three and four students are learning to identify and conjugate irregular verbs in the present tense and are nearly finished their data management unit. The grade five and six students are learning to identify and conjugate verbs in the present tense, and are preparing to finish their data management unit in math with a final project.  

Candance Johannesen, Katherine Noel and Israela Ngania experiment with sound during a grade four science lesson.


Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has started their new unit on geometry. They are learning about the different polygons and their numbers of sides. They have also started portrait drawings in art class. 

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class is continuing with their novel study of The BFG. They are preparing for the class speak off and the heritage Fair. They have started a unit on sound in science class and decimals in math. 

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class was excited to see the junior and senior high dress rehearsal of “Complaint Department and Lemonade” on Wednesday afternoon. The students really enjoyed planning, building, and racing their cardboard boxes last week. Students are presenting their speeches today for the upcoming elementary speak off. 

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class are performing their production at Xavier Junior High this evening. The students have worked very hard to prepare for their show. 


Rebekah Calbert and Arista White pose for a photo during the Shriner's Cardboard Box race last weekend at Marble Mountain.


Coming Up


The elementary speak off for selected grade 4-6 students will be held in our school cafeteria on Monday, April 10 at 7:00 pm.

Grade 5/6 News Article - April 13th 2017

Lion’s RoarBy:  Emily Payne, Heather Cooper, Isabelle Mercier

Our grade seven to Level 1 students participated in the Western Regional Drama Festival last weekend at Xavier Junior High. Their production, “Complaint Department and Lemonade” was a lot of fun! Congratulations to the students and to their Director, Mrs. McCarthy.
Last week we began the draws for the Apple A Day Prizes. Mr. Colin Clarke won the day 1 prize of an Apple TV and Jaxon Clarke won the seller’s prize; Aaron Payne won the day two prize of an Apple iPod touch and the seller’s prize; Mr. Greg Price won the day three prize of an Apple watch and Cohen Hartley won the seller’s prize; Mrs. Marie Kennedy won the day four prize of an iPad Pro and Mrs. Marjorie Deckert won the seller’s prize; Mr. Matthew Roberts won the day five prize of an iPad and Apple Watch and Grayson Roberts won the seller’s prize. 
Our school hosted our annual Elementary School Speak Off on Monday evening for students in grades 4-6. Grade four participants included: Gabriel Rowsell, Katherine Noel, and Brooke Watton. Grade five participants included: Keira Clarke and Reyd Ward. Grade six included: Simon Boitsefski, Clare Coleman, and Max Pittman. We would like to thank our judges for the event Mrs. Sandee Harnum, Mrs. Vicky Bosch, and Mrs. Paula Gruditch. The overall winner was Brooke Watton who spoke on Societies Expectations of Being a Girl. 

Brooke Watton (right) with her teacher, Mrs. Katie Passmoor, during the presentation of awards at the school's annual Elementary Speak Off. Brooke was chosen as the overall winner for her speech "Societies Expectations of Being a Girl".


The students travelling to St. Pierre sold tickets this week for a Chocolate Raffle. There are three prizes: A Laura Secord Gift Box valued at $100, and two 850g Cadbury chocolate bars. The draw  took place on Thursday. 
On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Coleman and the Prayer Group performed the Easter Passion at All Hallows Parish. This recounted the crucifixion of Jesus. 

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Fabian Ryan and his family on the birth of his new baby sister this week!

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Jesus and the true meaning of Easter. They are making Easter crafts. The class welcomes Ms. Brittany Burden to their program. 

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning an Earth poem in science. They are discussing Easter in religion and really enjoyed the student council Easter egg hunt. 

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class enjoyed their book show and tell last week. They have a lot of fun sharing their favourite stories. The class learned about clocks and time this week. 

Mrs. George’s grade one English class wrote Easter stories ad doing some neat crafts. They are excited to be having an Easter Egg Hunt today in their classroom. They would like to wish our readers a happy and Holy Easter. 

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class finished up their math unit by working in groups to represent large numbers. They worked on many fun Easter activities and learned lot of new vocabulary. In honor of Earth Day on the 22nd they also began discussing how to respect the planet and take care of the environment. 

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is working on math and language arts centres this week. The students are learning about Easter and looking forward to the Easter break!

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class made mini-booklets about Easter eggs using the prepositions: sur, devant, sous, dans, à côte, derrière, and entre. They are looking forward to the Easter egg hunt today. 

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is finishing off their units before the Easter break. The grade three and four students are doing Easter reading comprehensions, focusing on recognizing and identifying subject verb agreements while reading. The grade five and six students are finishing their data management unit. 

Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has been working on Easter colouring contests and World Ocean’s Day posters. They have been brainstorming and diligently working on their process writing pieces. For this process they have to come up with a non-conventional way to teach Pippi Longstocking the alphabet. 

Rachael Griffin proudly shows her math "artwork" in Mrs. Bishop's grade three class. 


Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class learned more about decimals by making change in a math game called “Shopkeeper”. They starting working on their Heritage Fair projects in social studies and are continuing to learn about sand in science. 

Ava Shearing (left) and Alyssa Power (right) "sell" erasers, bookmarks and rulers during a math class game of "Shopkeeper" to practice working with decimals.


Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class planned and presented a class debate in language arts this week. The students debated on homework, video games, and cats versus dogs.  The students also worked on their Heritage fair projects in social studies. The grade five’s are working on fractions in math class, and the grade six students are studying geometry. 

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class has been hard at work on their Heritage Fair assignments. The students visited the Corner Brook Public Library on Wednesday morning to research their topics.  The students have been working on the KIC Start Energy Conservation videos. 

Coming Up

School is closed for Easter break and will re-open on Monday, April 24.
Our school will host an Earth Day celebration and theme day on Monday, April 24.

Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten English and French Immersion will take place in our school on Tuesday, April 25th

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - March 29th 2017

Lion’s Roar

By:  Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Trinity Rouse, Carly Johannesen, Max Pittman

Our students were very busy this week performing in the Rotary Music Festival. Our School Choir and Chamber Choir performed on Monday morning. The Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten choirs performed on Tuesday. The grade one and two students participated in a workshop on Thursday morning. Our school bands will perform this morning at Westside Tabernacle. We would like to thank Ms. Matthews, Mrs. Linda Carr, Mr. Kevin Hennessy, and Ms. Kane for accompanying the choirs and bands. 
Auditions began this week for “The Trials of Alice”. The school musical will be held in June. 
The grade five to Level 3 students worked on creating cardboard box racing cars this week for the Shriners Marble Mountain Cardboard Box Race this Saturday afternoon.
The kindergarten and Level 3 graduation photos were taken by the school photographer on Wednesday. 
Apple-A-Day Tickets are on sale! Tickets are $20 each. The tickets include six days of prizes including: an apple TV; 16 GB iPod Touch and $25 iTunes Gift Card; Apple Watch 38 mm; 9.7 inch iPad Pro; Apple Watch and iPad Mini 2; and 13 inch MacBook Air. The draws will begin on April 6.
There will be a meeting about planning for our school Greenhouse for parents and teachers in the school cafeteria on Sunday evening at 7:00 pm.

Stars of the Week


Congratulations to Maddox Peddle who received a hockey medal at a Timbit Tournament last weekend.  
Congratulations to Mark Janes’ hockey team who won a bronze medal last weekend. 
Congratulations to Charlie Hynes and Cameron Bishop who received hockey medals last weekend at a tournament held in Corner Brook. 
Congratulations to Katy Hancock, Katie McGinn, Tyler McGinn, Maddox Peddle, Thomas Randell, and Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar who received skiing medals last week.
Congratulations to Ryder Walsh who completed his First Reconciliation.
Congratulations to Madeline Murphy who received a certificate in Tae Kwon Do for Awesome Form. 

Class News


The junior kindergarten classes are learning about music and how different instruments work. The students were very proud to perform at the Rotary Music Festival for the first time! The classes would like to welcome Early Childhood Education students Ms. Julie Curtis, and Katie Nichol. 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class made “hair heads” in language arts and science this week. The class enjoyed performing in the Rotary Music Festival on Tuesday morning. 

Kindergarten students (L-R): Charlea Boyd-Martyn, Addison MacArthur, Mason Boyd-Martyn, and William Barry (front) enjoy some outside play in the snow. 


Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is exploring the oceans, discovering more about planet Earth, and reflecting upon the ways we can protect our environment. 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class has started their geometry unit in math this week. They are really enjoying learning about the 17 different kinds of penguins. 
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class was very excited and proud to participate in the music festival. They have been working with manipulatives to represent numbers up to 100. They really enjoyed using Smartboard and challenging each other to represent numbers in 10 frames.  
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class started a new unit on Fairy Tales on Friday. They have been enjoying learning about what makes a Fairy Tale, reading Fairy Tales and writing their very own!
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class has been reviewing and practicing their math facts: representing numbers in different ways, parts and wholes, expanded form, comparing numbers and missing addends. 
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is starting a grammar unit in French. They are conjunctions verbs in the present tense. The grade five and sixes are finishing their bloom balls. 
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class learned about things we use to measure in the kitchen. They made some artistic pieces on quarts, pints, cups, and tablespoons. The pieces look awesome!

Sommer Lawrence, a grade three student, works on measurement artwork during a class activity on kitchen measurements. 


Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class is learning about fractions and decimals. They are also learning about light optics in science and David Lingstone, the explorer, in social studies. They have created their own comic strips in art class and are continuing to learn about bones in health. 
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is excited about the Shriner’s Cardboard Box Race on Saturday. The students are writing speeches for the elementary speak off on April 10. They are learning about pop culture art in social studies class. 
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class was busy this week planning, constructing and decorating their sleds for the Shriner’s Marble Mountain Cardboard Box Race tomorrow! They have some interesting design features. The group is one week away from their production of “Complaint Department and Lemonade” for the Western Regional Drama Festival.

Coming Up


Our Elementary Speak off will take place on April 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

School will be closed April 14-21 for Easter Break.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article

Lion’s Roar

By:  Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Simon Boitsefski, Trinity Rouse, Max Pittman

Immaculate Heart of Mary School was proud to host the Provincial Chess Tournament over the weekend. We had 15 competitors from our school take part in the provincial competition! This was the highest participation from a single school! We would like to thank all the parents, teachers and volunteers who helped to make this event so very successful! We would like to especially thank our team coaches Mrs. Katie Passmoo, Mrs. Cheryl Cull, and to Dr. José Lam for their commitment to the team and hosting the Provincial Tournament. 
We would like to congratulate our students who participated in the Provincial Chess Tournament. They include: kindergarten student Grayson Roberts; grade two students Uriah Cull, Liam Gaulton, Mark Janes and Jack Watton; grade three students James Lao and Alister MacDonnell; grade four students Noah Colbourne, Jacob Cull, Candance Johannsen, and Gabriel Rowsell; grade five student Kira McCarthy; grade six students Jacob Bursey and Max Pittman; and grade 8 student Max Chrappa. Congratulations to Grayson Roberts who received first place provincially in kindergarten; Alister MacDonnell who received third place provincially in grade three; Jacob Cull who tied for third place provincially in grade four; and Jacob Bursey and Max Pittman who tied for third place provincially in grade six. 
Gabriel Rowsell (left) and Jacob Cull (right) play chess next to one another during the Provincial Chess Tournament held at our school on Saturday.

Our provincial winners in the Provincial Chess Tournament; front (L-R): Alister MacDonnell, third place in grade three; Grayson Roberts, first place in kindergarten; back (L-R): Jacob Cull, third place tie in grade four; Jacob Bursey, third place tie in grade six; and Max Pittman, third place tie in grade six. 

On Thursday morning our school hosted a NET Ministries session with grades four to Level III. The students talked about their experiences, faith, and led the students in engaging activities and discussion. 
Tuesday was National Poetry Day. Since school was closed on Tuesday, we celebrated in our classrooms with special poetry activities on Wednesday. Lauren Greene from Mrs. George’s class read a poem in chapel called “Penguins Everywhere”. 
IHMS was a sea of blue on Wednesday for National Water Day. This is a day we celebrated to keep in mind the value of water and all life that depends on clean and safe water. 
March is Nutrition month. The public health nurse is visiting our school today at lunch making healthy smoothies for students. Yum!
We are also celebrating Earth Hour today in our classes. 
Apple-A-Day Tickets are on sale! Tickets are $20 each. The tickets include six days of prizes including: an apple TV; 16 GB iPod Touch and $25 iTunes Gift Card; Apple Watch 38 mm; 9.7 inch iPad Pro; Apple Watch and iPad Mini 2; and 13 inch MacBook Air. The draws will begin on April 6.
During our morning chapel we are now proud to announce we are singing “Happy Birthday” in six languages!

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Samuel Antoncich’s Atom C Hockey Team who won a silver medal at the Botwood Invitational this past weekend. Samuel was awarded the White Hat Award for the hardest worker for one of the games. 
Congratulations to Danyeal Jacob’s hockey team who received a medal at the David Lavallee Invitational in Stephenville over the weekend. 

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are talking about the season of spring and what it means. For national water day they talked about the importance of water in their daily lives and Earth Hour on Friday. They would like to welcome Early Childhood Education students, Julie Curtis and Heather Nichol to their classes. 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about how water is used and how it is important to our daily lives. They are discussing spring and how animals come out of hibernation.  
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class have been enjoying the fresh air this week. The students also learned about the importance of water in our daily lives. 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class has started their Penguin unit this week! They celebrated World Poetry Day and particularly enjoyed the hilarious poems of Dennis Lee. On World Water Day, they learned about conserving water, keeping it clean and about the water cycle. They want to wish Faith a Happy Birthday!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is working on skip counting by 2's and 5's. The children have been working on this skill in centers and in pairs using various manipulatives. They have been discussing marine habitats and the other creatures on our planet that are dependent on clean water sources. 
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is exploring strange fish that live in deep seas. They are also looking at the impact of global warming on these animals and why it is important to protect our oceans and the planet. 
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class has been studying solids and liquids in science. They did a liquid to solid experiment and made ice cream. It was a delicious science experiment. In French they have started learning new spring words.

Students in grade two French Immersion (L-R): Robert Morrissey, Noah Wall, Jamie White-Robertson, and Brooklynn Pittman experiment with solids and liquids by making home made ice cream.


Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class enjoyed poetry and water celebrations on Tuesday. The students are beginning to work on their Heritage Fair ideas and beginning speech writing for the Elementary Speak Off. 
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has just begun their science unit on invisible forces. They have been investigating various materials to see what types attract to magnets. They are having a lot of fun playing with the magnets. They have started their measurement unit in math and are developing an understanding of reading an analog clock. 
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class celebrated National Poetry Day by reading Roald Dahl’s poem “Crocodile”. They then created their own poems using rhyming couplets. The class also prepared oral reports on favourite explorers to present to their classmates. The class welcomes Ava Spearing, a new grade four student, to their classroom this week.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class has begun new novel studies in language arts. The grade six students are reading “Holes” and the grade five students are reading “Number the Stars”. To celebrate National Poetry Day they wrote their own versions of “I Cannot Go to School Today” by Shel Silverstein and “I Can’t Write a Poem” by Bruce Lansky.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class is preparing for the upcoming drama festival. The students are also gearing up for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge and Underwater Robotics. 

Coming Up


The Corner Brook Rotary Music Festival is taking place next week. All of our students from JK-Level III will be participating in their respective categories. The grade 5 -Level III students will participate in band.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article


Lion’s Roar
By:  Jacob Bursey, Clare Coleman, Rebecca Janes and Rosemary Owolabi
Last Friday we held our Term 1 Assembly to honour our student’s achievements in the first term. We would like to congratulate everyone on their awards. We also honoured Reyd Ward who placed second provincially in the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Junior Essay Contest. Reyd presented her Remembrance Day Essay during the assembly. 
Last weekend our Grade 6 Girls’ Basketball Team played in an invitational tournament at St. Gerard’s Elementary School. Congratulations to all players n a great performance at the tournament. We would like to congratulate the winners of the “She’s Got Game Awards”. These awards went to Carly Johannesen, Rosemary Owolabi, Trinitty Rouse and Clare Coleman. 
The IHMS Teachers would like to thank our students and families for the wonderful treats and notes of thanks that were sent in to the school for Teacher Appreciation Week. 
Our students and staff were treated to delicious French toast and berries for breakfast on Friday morning as part of the Kids Eat Smart Rooting for Health Program. Two chefs visited our school to cook for everyone. In addition, representatives from the Department of Agriculture and local famers presented about the agrifoods industry and healthy eating. MHA Mr. Scott Reid visited the school to help serve breakfast. It was a great day.

Makenzy Bishop (left) and Rebekah Calbert (right) enjoy the French toast breakfast at our school on Friday morning for the Kids Eat Smart Rooting for Health Program. Two chefs visited the school to prepare the meal. In addition, information booths were set up in the gym with members of the Department of Agriculture and local farmers displaying information about healthy eating. 

Tuesday, March 14 was Pi Day! Classes celebrated by practicing the digits of pi and pi activities. Next week we will host an official school Pi activity in the gym.
Members from Net Ministries students visited the school on Thursday to talk with student in junior and senior high. 
Today our classes are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Our students are wearing green, learning about St. Patrick’s Day and Leprechauns! We hope to catch a Leprechaun in one of the many traps around the school!
Apple-A-Day Tickets are on sale! Tickets are $20 each. The tickets include six days of prizes including: an apple TV; 16 GB iPod Touch and $25 iTunes Gift Card; Apple Watch 38 mm; 9.7 inch iPad Pro; Apple Watch and iPad Mini 2; and 13 inch MacBook Air. The draws will begin on April 6.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to the Provincial Boys’ Choir, The Pelican Choir, who performed at St. John’s the Evangelist Church on Thursday evening. It was their first stop on a weekend tour. Simon Boitsefski and Luke Coleman performed with the choir.
Congratulations are also extended to the Provincial Boys’ Choir, The Puffins, who also performed for the first time. Liam Brinston, Liam Gaulton, Oscar George, Rudy George, Jesse Carey MacDonald, Landon Harvieux, Grayson Roberts, Nate Smallwood, Edward Kelly, Rohan Wadwah, Maddox Peddle, Mark Janes and Uriah Cull performed with the choir. 
Congratulations to Jenna Cammie and Ella Rashleigh who participated in a Provincial Synchronized Figure Skating Competition this past weekend in Gander. 
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about St. Patrick’s Day and looking forward to setting up a trap to catch the Leprechaun!

Junior kindergarten students, Rudy George and Ross Gunson, enjoy some painting time in their classroom.


Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had fun building a Leprechaun trap and completing St. Patrick’s Day activities. They are continuing with subtraction in math.
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is discovering the different habitats animals have and where the animals go during the winter. They are also very busy with sizes and weight in math. 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is doing lots of leprechaun writing, math and art activities this week. They are making leprechaun traps and hope to catch one today. Top of the morning to all our readers!

Members of the Afterschool Sewing Program proudly display their completed projects. (L-R): Teresa Coleman, Yael Piercey and Jamie Rumbolt

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class was so glad to complete and display their murals. They began a new math unit by doing centers about counting and grouping numbers up to 100. The best part of the week was the St. Patrick’s Day activities. They really found learning about his life fascinating. 
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is preparing a class play for St. Patrick’s Day. The class created a St. Patrick’s Day wall art quilt to hang in the hallway.
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class learned a lot about local farmers and produce on Friday during the Kids Eat Smart Rooting for Health Day. Today they are doing St. Patrick’s themed math and French centers. 
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class really enjoyed sharing pie and ice cream with Mrs. McCarthy’s class on Pi Day. The two classes got together to recite Pi and enjoy pie! Candance Johannesen was the class winner! She recited 87 digits of Pi! Isabelle Mercier came in second place with a recitation of 57 digits! The grade four students are doing descriptive writing about their lost leprechaun. The grade five and six students are working on a Bloom ball for their novel study.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has been in planning and construction mode. They are determined to catch the Leprechaun this year. There are some very interesting and intricate traps made in their class. They hope to catch him. 
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class celebrated Pie Art for Pi Day. They did their PowerPoint presentations on explorers in social studies. They started their novel study of the BFG by Roald Dahl. 
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class celebrated Pi Day with a recitation and a treat of pie and ice cream with Mme. Moss’ class. Reyd Ward came in third place by reciting 55 digits of Pi. The class is making a banner for the Provincial Chess Tournament in art class this week.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class are excited about the upcoming drama festival. The grade seven and eight students have begun to study for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge. The grade nine to Level 3 students are beginning to prepare for Underwater Robotics. They are also finishing up their Shakespeare unit in language arts. 
Coming Up
Our school is very excited to be hosting the Provincial Chess Tournament this Saturday in our school gym.  This event will be streamed live on the internet. 


Grade 5/6 News Article

Lion’s Roar
By:  Marcus Gallant, Carly Johannesen, Kira McCarthy, Reyd Ward
On Tuesday our school enjoyed a pancake breakfast to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. To start our Lenten season we attended Mass at All Hallows on Wednesday morning for Ash Wednesday. We encourage everyone to think about giving up something in sacrifice during Lent.


Apple-A-Day Tickets are officially on sale! Tickets are $20 each. The tickets include six days of prizes including: an apple TV; 16 GB iPod Touch and $25 iTunes Gift Card; Apple Watch 38 mm; 9.7 inch iPad Pro; Apple Watch and iPad Mini 2; and 13 inch MacBook Air. The draws will begin on April 6.
We would like to thank our volunteers and families for another successful Scholastic Book Fair. Our school sold over $3,000 in books! Congratulations to Cheyenne Bursey’s family who won the family door prize, Ella Rashleigh who won the candy guessing game, and Heather Cooper who won the number pages guessing game. 
Our Level 1 Girls’ Basketball Team traveled to St. John’s last weekend for a tournament. The team lost the tournament in the crossovers, however they played an excellent tournament with a short bench. 
Congratulations to Reyd Ward whose Remembrance Day essay received second place provincially!

Congratulations to Charlotte and Isabelle Mercier who represented our school at the Telegram Scripps Spelling Bee last weekend. Both girls performed very well.
We would like to say goodbye and extend best wishes to Ms. Shannon Butt who is completing her replacement position in our Junior Kindergarten Program today. On Monday, we welcome back Mrs. Brittany Fudge (Randell) from maternity leave. 
We would like to wish Sylvia Phillips, a volunteer with our sewing program, a happy birthday today!
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Jordan Park whose bowling team won gold medals in a provincial competition over the weekend. Jordan’s team will travel to Ottawa for the National competition. 
Congratulations to Jenna Cammie who placed second provincially last weekend in Clarenville at a figure skating competition. 
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Arctic animals and how penguin’s feathers keep them from getting wet. Today is Ms. Butt’s last day with the class. They would like to wish her good luck in the future. Mrs. Brittany Fudge (Randell) will return from maternity leave on Monday.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class enjoyed learning songs and traditions of the Qalipu First Nations this week. They are learning about the snowy owl in science and have started subtraction in math.

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class enjoyed reading more French books this week. They also spent some time learning about Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about Lent in religion class. They are learning about numbers to 100 in math. They would like to wish Jacob, Logan and Madeline a Happy Birthday this week!
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is learning about Le Carnaval Du Québec and how maple syrup is made. They are learning about capacity and mass. It has been fun to compare objects in the classroom. 
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is learning about Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter. Each class member is going to give up something they love leading up to Easter Sunday. They are excited for spring as well!
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class has been writing addition and subtraction problems. The students are enjoying learning about maple syrup and the Quebec Carnival. 
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is working on their French reading and writing. The grade three and four stuents are learning to recognize and write metaphors in poetry, while the grade five and six students are doing an independent novel study that will be presented through a bloomball project. All grades are wrapping up their division units in math.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is creating landforms and bodies of water shoeboxes. This is a cross-curricular art and social studies activity.
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class is learning about light. They learned about how our eyes see objects and studied the structure of the eye. They are also learning about Robert Falcon Scott, the British Explorer who explored Antarctica. 
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is working on their Create a Logo Business ideas this week. The grade five students are learning about cause and effect relationships. The grade six students are researching individual countries in social studies. 
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class is participating in the National Geosceinces and Engineering Month Bridge Building Competition at the Corner Brook Plaza tomorrow at 10:00 am. 
Coming Up
Kindergarten to grade 6 report cards will go home on March 14th. Parent teacher interviews will take place on Wednesday, March 15 from 7-8:30 pm.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - Lion’s Roar

By:  Clare Coleman, Jacob Bursey, Rebecca Janes, Rosemary Owolabi

On Monday our school hosted our first ever Chess Theme Day. To celebrate students dressed in black and white and created chess themed costumes. There was face painting at lunch time and chess activities in class. The winners in the costume contest were: Junior kindergarten: Cohen Hartley, Nate Smallwood, Lexi Wight and Zoe McCarthy; Kindergarten: Molly MacDonnell and Carrie Hoskins; grade one: Ethan Lahey and Joel Lyver; grade two: Logan McCarthy and Rotém Phillips- Grobbelaar; grade three: Lily Smallwood; grade four Noah Evans and Jacob Blackwood; grade five and six: Rebecca Janes; junior and senior high: Makenzy Bishop and Anna MacKenzie. The overall school winners were Carrie Hoskins, Joel Lyver, Jacob Blackwood and Makenzy Bishop. 

Grade one French Immersion student, Joel Lyver, displays his costume prize trophy for the school chess theme day this week.

Ashley Buckle, a student recruitment officer from Memorial University, visited our school to give a presentation to senior high students about attending Memorial University, Grenfell Campus, and the Marine Institute. 
Tuesday was another exciting day. To celebrate Valentine’s Day we had smoothies in the breakfast program, Valentine’s Day class parties, flowers and singing telegrams!
The grade four students completed their cross country skiing program this week at Blow Me Down Ski Park. They really enjoyed their skiing lessons and would like to thank their instructors and staff of Blow Me Down!

Charlotte Mercier (left) and Brooke Watton (right) enjoy their last cross country skiing lesson at Blow Me Down Trails on Tuesday afternoon.

Our school is participating in the Canada Day Activity Challenge as part of the Canada 150 celebrations. 
This week we welcome Brittany Burden, a student from the College of the North Atlantic, to our school. Brittany is doing her work placement in our Junior Kindergarten Program.
Our Grade Six Girls’ Basketball Team is playing in the Western Region Provincial Competition this weekend at C.C. Loughlin. We wish the team the best of luck!


Stars of the Week

Congratulations are extended to Rebecca Janes, Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar, Leah Lainey and Ella Rashleigh who participated in the provincial Star Skate Figure Skating Competition this past weekend. Ella won gold, Leah, Rotém and Rebecca won silver.
Congratulations to Kate Murphy who had a great showing at the Marble Cup this past weekend. 


Class News

The junior kindergarten classes celebrated Valentine’s Day with a party and treats. They are learning about Arctic animals and hibernation. 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is beginning addition in math. They enjoyed the chess theme day and Valentine’s Day this week. They are working on the letter “L” in language arts. 
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is very excited to be learning about simple addition. The children also discovered some words and sentences related to Valentine’s Day: Armour- Saint Valentine – Je t’aime. 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class had fun celebrating Valentine’s Day! They started an art project with Ms. Jane Reagh, a local artist, called “I Am Awesome”. The class is loving the project. 

Students in Mrs. George's grade one class English dressed up for the 100th day as 100 year olds! Students Ethan Lahey and Jamie Rumbolt display their collections. 


Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class really enjoyed their Valentine’s Day activities this week. They made Canadian Flags in art class in honour of National Flag Day on Wednesday. They also planted tomato seeds in their classroom garden. They are looking forward to starting their ArtSmarts project today. 
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class really enjoyed their project with Ms. Jane Reagh on Wednesday afternoon. The class is also finishing their unit on the Chinese New Year this week with a class parade and releasing paper lanterns with their wishes for the New Year into the sky.
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class really enjoyed taking part in chess day on Monday. The class learned all about the chess moves and played a game of chess in class. On Valentine’s Day they did themed centres and French Valentine Mad Libs. 

French Immersion students Rotém Phillips-Grobbellar, Joel Lyver, Willow Boland and Allie Lovell show off their Valentines Day outfits.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class lead the school singing our national anthem in French and English in chapel on Wednesday morning as part of National Flag Day celebrations. 
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is reading “Pippi Longstocking” in language arts. Pippi loves to wear socks and do silly things. As part of their novel study they decorated their own longstockings with things that make them happy. Afterwards they hung their socks in the classroom. 
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class celebrated their 100th day at school on Friday by writing about what life will be like in 100 years. They conducted an experiment in science with light to create rainbows using coloured light bulbs. They enjoyed the Chess Spirit Day immensely and had their faces painted by their very own artist, Jacob Cull. The award for the best dressed chess costume was won by Jacob Blackwood who created a chess board out of weaving black and white cardboard. They created handprint trees with hearts as leaves for Valentine's Day and made their own Valentine's mailboxes. 
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a fun filled week! The students enjoyed our two theme days. For Valentine ’s Day they made luminaries out of recycled glass jars and scraps of tissue paper. The grade five students have completed their novel study on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  The grade six students are learning about text features and enjoyed a text feature scavenger hunt on Thursday. 
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class is completing a sporting competition in gym class. They are competing in a variety of different sport challenges. The group is looking forward to the bridge building competition on March 4.  

Coming Up

The regional chess tournament is being held this Sunday at St. Gerard’s School. 
School is closed on Monday for Corner Brook Winter Carnival!

Saturday, February 25th is the annual Scripps Spelling Bee hosted by the Telegram in St. John’s, NL. 

Grade 5/6 News Article


Lion’s Roar
By:  Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Simon Boitsefski, Trinity Rouse
 Today we are celebrating the 100th day of school with a theme day and lots of 100 day activities in our classroom.
The Student Leadership Council is pre-selling carnations for Valentine’s Day next week. Carnations are $3 each. Also, the Student Leadership Council will be delivering Singing Telegrams for $5 on Valentine’s Day!
Our classes are registered today to take part in sessions on Exploring Women in Science. 
Our Grade 4 Boys’ Basketball Team participated in the West Coast Provincial 3 on 3 Tournament this past weekend. The goal of the tournament was to have fun and introduce the team to basketball. 
The student leadership council is selling pre-order on school sweatshirts. Students can place their order and try on the sample sizes in the office. The order will go in on Friday, February 17th.  The cost of the sweaters are $55.00.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Carter Bromley’s Atom A team who won gold at a tournament in Corner Brook last weekend.
Congratulations to Noah Colbourne’s Atom B team who won silver at a tournament in Corner Brook last weekend. 
Congratulations to Samuel Antoncich and Noah Evan’s Atom C team who won gold at a tournament in Corner Brook last weekend. 
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the number 100.  They are learning about what makes 100 as well as comparing 100 items to other items to see how much more or less they are.  Today they are celebrating the 100th Day of school and working on the letter Ff.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is compiling a book about energy savings for the K.I.C contest this week and learning about polar bears in the Arctic.
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is practicing French sentences to introduce themselves, such as: "Je m'appelle...", "J'ai cinq / six ans", "J'ai cinq ans et demi". As a follow-up to the field trip at the hospital, they made a picture of their hand with Q-Tips. They were working on learning about the bones in their hand.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is very excited to celebrate the 100th day of school. All of their learning in language arts, math, science, and art will be about the 100 day theme. The best part of the day is dressing as 100 year olds. 
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is very excited to celebrate the 100th day of school today. They used their collections of items to sort and make groups to count to 100. They made 100 masks and other 100 day centers. Happy 100th day!
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class heard back from Corner Brook City Hall about their proposal to ban plastic bags in the city. The meeting scheduled for Monday was re-scheduled because of bad weather. The class’s proposal will be discussed at the next meeting in March.
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class is doing an experiment in science about light and colour. They learned how the light spectrum contains different colors and you can separate the colours in the spectrum by blocking them with a shadow.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class has been busy this week completing their math unit and preparing for the 100th day of school. The grade three and four students are learning some new poetry terminology and the the grade five and six students are diving into a new French grammar unit. 
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is excited to celebrate the 100th day of school today. The class is continuing to nurture their classroom garden. The students are learning about the parts of a plant and how plants grow in science. They made a special bulletin board outside of their classroom to show everyone about plants!
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class has started learning about light energy in science class and conducted an experiment using a flashlight bulb, a battery and some insulated copper wire. It really, “lights up your life!” In social studies they are studying about the Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen, who explored the North and South Poles. Roald Dahl, the author, was named after him! In math, we are learning more about multiplication and division. In language arts, they are learning about the use of quotation marks and apostrophes. They are thoroughly enjoying their cross country skiing lessons and are looking forward to their fourth, but sadly, final lesson!
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class are all finished the Great Pencil Challenge! Many of the grade five students kept their pencils for the entire week. The grade six students ALL kept their pencils and will be treated to a class prize next week. The grade five students are finishing their novel study on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The grade six students are learning about features of text in language arts. They are preparing for a Text Features Scavenger Hunt!
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class has started building their popsicle stick bridges for the National Geosciences and Engineering Month Bridge Competition. Drama rehearsals started this week for “Complaint Department and Lemonade”.
Coming Up
Winter Carnival button money and stubs are due back to the office on Wednesday, February 15th
Our school is hosting the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 23, at 7:00 pm in our school gymnasium. 


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article

By:  Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Simon Boitsefski, Trinity Rouse


Last Friday evening the Student Leadership Council hosted a “Snowball” Dance for junior and senior high students. The students had a great time! They would like to thank Mr. McCarthy for providing the music and their chaperones Mrs. King, Mr. Drew, Ms. Bishop and Mme. Howlett. 

Rebekah Calbert and Max Chrappa share a dance together at the school's first junior high school dance last Friday evening.


On Sunday evening there was a meeting for students in grades five and up who are interested in traveling to St. Pierre in May. 
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class won a pizza party as part of the annual food bank for collecting the most food items per student. Constable Shawn Park visited them to deliver the pizza. The class would like to thank Louis Gee’s for donating the pizza!
On Tuesday we hosted a goodbye party for our Brazilian exchange students. In addition to party snacks and treats, all classes visited to present the students with cards and say goodbye. 
The grade four students enjoyed their second lesson in cross country skiing this week at Blow Me Down Ski Park. 
The grade four English and French Immersion classes participated in a presentation on anti-Smoking presented by Public Health nursing students Charlotte Wolfrey, Melissa Kennedy and Nicole Targett.
 The kindergarten English and French Immersion classes went on their annual western Regional Memorial Hospital Foundation orientation session. 
The Grade 6 Girls’ Basketball Team is participating in a tournament this weekend at St. Gerard’s School. 

Stars of the Week


Congratulations to Madeline Murphy who received a certificate from Tae Kwon Do for Awesome Back Front Kick this week.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are enjoying the sunshine and playing outside early in the week. They are learning about winter and the letters “c” and “d”. The students welcome Lexie Hedderson to their class this week. 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class enjoyed their hospital orientation field trip at Western Memorial Regional Hospital. This week they are working on the letter “p” and positional words in math. 
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class enjoyed discovering patterns in nature. They looked at zebras, snakes, and butterfly patterns. They worked hard on writing their upper case and lower case “f” this week. 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about rights and responsibilities in social studies. They are learning about what life was like when Jesus grew up in their religion class. 
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class began a new unit in math. They are learning about measurement. They made a height chart in their classroom. The students drew and painted cardinals this week. They are beautiful. 
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class wrote the mayor in support of a plastic bag ban in our city. Their letter will be on the agenda of the February 6th Public Council meeting. Our students, families, and staff are welcome to attend. 
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class has been learning about sequencing and step procedure by giving instructions on how to make hot chocolate. They used their adjectives to describe hot chocolate and surveyed the class to graph about their preferences. 
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class enjoyed making delicious hot chocolate and then describing it in French. The grade three and four students are starting a unit on poetry and a preparing for a math quiz. The grade five and six students are preparing to put off their production of “Telebacon” a French screenplay that they wrote, revised, directed and starred in! 
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class have started their first novel study. They are reading “Pippi Longstocking” and are excited to see what quirky things Pippi will get into. They are still looking daily at their Little Green Thumbs Garden and things are growing nicely!
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class had a very busy week. They enjoyed a talk on anti-smoking from the Public Health nurse, a pizza party for winning the food bank contest, and they continued their cross country skiing lessons.

Grade four students Kate Murphy, Aaron Payne, Samuel Antoncich and Charlotte Mercier take part in a health presentation in anti-smoking. 


Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is finishing up their novel studies this week in language arts and celebrating by watching the movie adaptations. The grade five students had their chocolate taste test. Their favourite chocolate bar was Hersey followed closely by Lindt. 

Rosemary Owolabi presents her Wonka's Golden Ticket! The ticket entitles her to visit Mr. Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.


Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class is continuing to write midterm exams this week. They had a farewell party for our Brazilian exchange students on Tuesday afternoon.  The student’s enjoyed their very first school dance last Friday night. 

Coming Up

Grade 7 to Level 3 exams finish on Monday. 

Thursday is National Sweater Day.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - Lion’s Roar

By: Marcus Gallant, Carly Johannesen, Kira McCarthy and Reyd Ward


On Monday our students were treated to a magic show! Father Roache visited the classrooms in the school and performed magic tricks to the amazement of all the students and teachers. On Thursday, we celebrated a special Mass with Father Roache during his visit to Corner Brook.
Our school public health nurse, Ms. Lynette Christopher, along with her nursing student, Charlotte Wolfrey, presented to our grade four and five classes about looking after our own health.

The annual Cross Country Skiing Program at Blow Me Down will start next week for the students in grade four. 

The grade six girls’ basketball team will compete in their first tournament of the year. They are playing in the Tiny Titans Tournament hosted at Corner Brook Regional High. The first game takes place on Friday at 5:00 pm.  


Stars of the Week



Congratulations to Madeline Murphy who received a certificate for Awesome Axe Kick from Tae Kwon Do this past week.


Class News



The junior kindergarten classes are making winter theme crafts. They are learning the letter “B” and practicing doing their own magic tricks!

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is using Playdoh to make shapes in math. They are working on the letter “P”. The students really enjoyed the magic show on Monday.

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning about root cellars, including how they are made and why. The children are also discovering a new letter “J” and French words related to weather.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is sampling different breads from around the world in social studies. They are doing subtraction stories in math class.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class really enjoyed the magic show on Monday. They are busy learning new French vocabulary and enjoying the snow outside.  

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class had a great week! The students would like to welcome Gabriella Lawrence to their class. The students are learning about polar bears. Did you know that their hair is transparent and the skin underneath is black?

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class has been practicing their math skills when using money. They are using games to practice their French sentence building.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class really enjoyed the magic show on Monday. This week they welcomed a new grade six student, Max Pittman, to their class. The grade three and four students are interviewing people who moved to Canada about why they decided to emigrate. The grade five and six students are creating their own utopian societies based on what they learned about government structures and laws.

Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is learning about shading, edging and shaping in art. The students are excited to be drawing 3D objects. This will be incorporated into their contouring and sketching unit. The classroom garden is thriving and the plants are growing. The students are excited to welcome Sommer Lawrence to their class this week.

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class was excited to take part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in their class. It was their first time ever participating in a bee and it was very exciting to practice the challenging words. Stay tuned for the class winners next week! The students would like to welcome Destinee Lawrence to their class.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is enjoying their STEM project in science class with Mme. Moss and Mr. Ryley. The students are learning through problem solving.  The girls’ basketball team will participate in their first tournament this weekend. On Monday the grade six students had a race to determine who could run the fastest. After many races the final winner and “Fastest Kid in the Sixth Grade” is Clare Coleman. 

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class went sliding at Margaret Bowater Park on Wednesday as part of their Enrichment class. They are busy planning a dance for junior and senior high students on January 20th. The students are also preparing for their first midterm exam next week.


Coming Up




Intermediate and senior high exams begin on January 20, 2017.