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.