Thursday, March 16, 2017

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.