Monday, May 15, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - Lion’s Roar - May 10th 2017

By:  Simon Boitsefski, Trinity Rouse, and Max Pittman

Stars of the Week

Last Thursday our grade six to eight students participated in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge hosted at Grenfell Campus. Our team consisting of Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Simon Boitsefski, Aaron White, and Max Chrappa received silver medals. A total of 18 teams from the western region participated in this event.

The grade nine to Level 3 students attended the MATE ROV Underwater Robotics Competition in St. John’s last weekend at the Marine Institute. The two teams performed exceptionally well. The UGS Inc. team consisting of Cheyenne Bursey, Madison Noel, Anna MacKenzie, and Arista White received an award for communication. The RCR Inc. team consisting of Rebekah Calbert, Ryan Miller, and Cameron Peddle was the first place team overall in the competition and received an award for manoeuvrability of their Remote Operation Vehicle (ROV).

Mark Janes, Uriah Cull and Ethan Hicks competed in an invitational chess tournament as a grade two team in St. John’s last weekend. The boys received bronze medals in the tournament. 
Our school was well represented at the Western Regional Heritage Fair over the weekend. Representatives of Immaculate Heart of Mary School included: Clare Coleman, Keira Clarke, Noah Evans, Molly George, Rebecca Janes, Carly Johannesen, Kate Murphy, Gabriel Rowsell, Reyd Ward, and Brooke Watton. Clare Coleman and Rebecca Janes received medals for having a top twenty project. Clare was also awarded a Young Citizens Award of which only three are awarded.

Mrs. George’s grade one class art project “Amazing Me” that was created earlier this year with artist Jane Reagh is on display as part of an artshow at the Arts and Culture Centre. Members of the class attended the opening reception on Sunday. The show will be on display until the end of May. 

On Sunday our school hosted the second annual Dog Show and More Show. The event was a huge success with a variety of animals participating and a BBQ that was enjoyed by all. We would like to thank pet owners, Mme. Moss, Dr. Angela Martyn of Animal Health Care Centre who judged the event and donated prizes.  Jacob Youden was the winner of the $50 gift card donated by Humber Valley Veterinary Clinic. 

Wednesday was Municipal Awareness Day in the City of Corner Brook. Our kindergarten to grade five students took part in a colouring contest, the grade six students wrote essays of what they would do as mayor, and the junior high students took photos of their city for a photo challenge. Faith Blackwood and Jacob Cull were awarded prizes in the colouring contest. Clare Coleman and Mohamed Al-Zubaidy were selected to be City Councillors for a mock council meeting held on Wednesday evening. The students visited the council chambers to celebrate Municipal Awareness Day and see what a real council meeting is like.

City Councillor Mohamed Al-Zubaidy (left)and City Councillor Clare Coleman (right)  took part in a mock City Council meeting on Wednesday evening as part of Municipal Awareness Day.

The grade two and three classes had a health scavenger hunt with student Nurse Jennifer Knee on Wednesday morning. 

The City of Corner Brook will be hosting a pizza party for their photo submissions for the Municipal Awareness Day.

The Student Leadership Council is collecting paper cups for the City of Corner Brook initiative “Cash for Cups”. This will continue until May 27th. Please collect your cups for our school.
The junior and senior high girls were invited to attend a conference on Thursday sponsored by Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador. The event was called “Skills for Women Conference”. It was held at the College of the North Atlantic. The girls participated in Try-A-Trade Demonstrations in welding, electrical and millwright. 

Mrs. Nancy Buckle lead yoga sessions with our kindergarten to grade 1 students on Friday morning as an extension on our Mental Health Project “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds”. In the afternoon, Ms. Sharon Evans of SEVA lead meditation sessions with students in grades two to six. 

Our school is hosting a grade six boys’ soccer tournament this weekend. The first game will be played today at 3:00 pm. We would like to wish our team the best of luck!

Medal recipients at out annual school Heritage Fair; front (L-R): Rebecca Janes, Gabriel Rowsell, Keira Clarke, Molly George, Noah Evans, Brooke Watton; back (L-R): Arista White, Madison Noel, Clare Coleman, and Reyd Ward. 

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Mother’s Day and making special surprises for their mothers. They are enjoying playing outside and making props for the school musical in June. 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning how to read bar graphs and learning some French letters and numbers. The students would like to wish a happy Mother’s Day to their mothers this weekend. 

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is working hard on subtracting, graphing, and data. They are learning about storms and lightening. 

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about the different kinds of maps, symbols, and legends. They are making special Mother’s Day surprises for their mothers. They are wishing Teresa a Happy Birthday this week! They would like to wish all their readers a Happy Mother’s Day.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion learned about Mother’s Day this week. They would like to wish all their mothers a wonderful day on Sunday. The students are enjoying their time in the greenhouse.

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is leading the school in the Grab Bag Challenge. They are encouraging everyone to collect used plastic bags for recycling and keep them out of our landfills. The students discussed healthy emotions and created a poster as part of Mental Health Week activities last week. 

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class enjoyed a scavenger hunt outside on Monday. The class took the opportunity to pick up some trash they found outside. In French they made Mother’s Day cards and will be making a special craft. 

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class are helping prepare props and signs for “The Trials of Alice in Wonderland”. The grade five and six students are finishing off their BloomBall activities.

Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is starting a new unit on fractions in math. They have been having fun playing pizza pie games with dominos to help with their understanding of fractions. They have finished their novel study on Pippi Longstocking and are looking forward to watching the movie today.

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class is very excited about the upcoming school Science Fair. This will be the first year the students prepare individual projects to present. 

Students in Mrs. Passmoor's class are enjoying planting in the school greenhouse this week. Students Samuel Antoncich (left) and Gabriel Rowsell (right) prepare seeds for planting.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class began their D.A.R.E. program this week. The grade five students made talking sticks in social studies. The grade six students completed their novel study on “Holes” and wrote their very own crime report based on the characters and events in the book.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class are preparing for the upcoming science fair. The students would like to say congratulations to our Let’s Talk Science teams and our Underwater Robotics Teams for their successes last week! The students began an ArtSmarts project with Ms. Jane Reagh this week called “Anatomy of Me”. They are learning the parts and functions of the eye, ear, and mouth. They will then create a self portrait highlighting these parts. 

The students travelling to St. Pierre for the school French trip will leave on Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Bon Voyage!