Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (13/4/18)

By:  Destinee Lawrence, Keira Clarke, Isabelle Mericer, Leah Lainey, and Jacob Cull
We would like to welcome everyone back from the Easter holidays. The Prayer Group held a special celebration of the Divine Mercy on Sunday in our school chapel.
April is a big month for recycling at IHMS. We are continuing or Plastic Grab Bag Challenge and working on the Recycle My Cell Campaign. We are asking our families to collect plastic bags, old cell phones, pdas, and pagers for these initiatives.
The school greenhouse has been cleaned and prepared for the upcoming season by Ms. Jessica Galliot. Ms. Galliot will be working with classes throughout the spring in the greenhouse.
IHMS was deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred resulting in the deaths of hockey players on the Humboldt Broncos team. On Thursday we joined other schools across the country to wear hockey jerseys and place sticks outside our door. We also collected money for the families and surviving players.  
Our grades 4 to 9 students have been busy preparing for the school heritage fair scheduled for the end of this month. The theme of the fair is “Lessons From Our Past, Shaping Our Future”.
Apple A Day Tickets are now on sale! Tickets are $20 each. There are five days of prize draws and each ticket is entered in all five draws. Prizes include: an apple TV, apple watch, an iphone 8, an ipad, and a 13inch Macbook air. There are also prizes for the seller of each winning ticket, and there will be an ipad draw for students selling more than 20 tickets. For every 20 tickets sold, the student will have his or her name entered in the draw. The draws begin on May 7th.
We would like to welcome to our staff Ms. Chelsey Curl who is working as an assistant in the office and Ms. Ingrid Watkins who is operating the cafeteria.
Soccer season is in full swing as we prepare for the upcoming tournaments for grade five boys to be held at our school April 20-21. The girls’ grade six soccer team is preparing for their tournament on May 5-6.
We would like to wish one of our grandmothers, Mrs. Rebecca Parsons, a happy birthday on Saturday. She will be celebrating a special birthday.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Carter Bromley and Noah Colbourne, members of the Atom A hockey team, who participated in the provincial competition in St. John’s last weekend.  The team played well, but lost in the bronze medal game.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are welcoming to their class Ian Cook this week. They are having a fun week with blockplay and outside play.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about spring and new life in science. They are continuing to learn about time in math and are being introduced to money.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is very happy to see all their friends again. They all had a terrific Easter break. They are very excited to start their penguin unit this week.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class was happy to see their friends after the Easter break. They began the week by discussing sings of spring and active wild life. The students are excited to continue this into the spring in the outdoor classroom and the greenhouse.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class is excited to be back to school. They have counted over 9,000 bags for the Plastic Grab Bag Challenge. Please remember to keep bringing them in! They are starting a new unit in science called, “Matter, Matter, Everywhere”. There is so much to learn!
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is eagerly working on their Heritage Fair projects. They are also excited to be learning about fractions in math.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class finished off their Green Garden Reports this week. The class is actively watching their worm farm which has now moved up to the second level.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class is enthusiastically working on a skit and video as a class project. They worked hard all week practicing their fractions in math.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is busy preparing for the upcoming Heritage Fair. The students are researching and collecting information to be included in a report for the fair. They are excited to be reading the Roald Dahl book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in language arts.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is continuing their novel study on the book “Holes”. They are excited to be organizing a school event for National Talk With Our Kids About Money Day next week.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is looking forward to the re-scheduled drama festival on April 20-21. The students will perform on April 21. They have begun preparing for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge in May. The class completed their poetry unit with a test today.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is preparing for the Underwater Robotics competition. The students are planning their ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) and business plan. Science 1206 students are beginning to learn about acceleration.
Coming Up
The Regional Drama Festival school performances are on April 21 in Springdale.
The Let’s Talk Science competition n St. John’s is on Thursday, May 3.

The Underwater Robotics Competition in St. John’s is on Friday, May 4.
:Brooklyn Pittman, Willow Boland and Israela Ngania practice their fractions with a game during a math class. 
Reyd Ward (left) and Rebecca Janes (right) sit in their cardboard sled as they prepare for the Shriner's Cardboard Sled Race held at Marble Mountain on April 7.
(L-R): Cameron Bishop, Carter Bromley, and Mark Janes display our school banner for the families and everyone affected by the tragedy in Humboldt. Students wore jerseys in honour of the team and placed their hockey sticks outside.