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.