Thursday, May 31, 2018

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

By:  Brooke Watton, Noah Colbourne, Trinity Rouse, Erica Kennedy, and Jenna Cammie
Congratulations to our school who won the City of Corner Brook Achievement in Community Excellence award for Environmental Award (Organization). Mrs. King, Ms. Cunning, and Rebecca Janes represented our school at the awards ceremony on Tuesday evening. Rebecca received the award on behalf of our school.
Our Student Leadership Council is continuing to collect Cups for Cash. We currently have 2,000 cups. We would like to collect more than 4,000 this year to surpass last year’s results.
On Thursday we held a pep rally for Level I student, Daley Merrigan, who is attending the National Chess Championships in St. John’s on Sunday. During the pep rally Daley played a round of chess blindfolded against Noah Wall, and then a lightening chess round against Uriah Cull. We would like to wish Daley the best of luck!
Our school collected 316 cell phones for the annual MMSB Recycle My Cell Campaign. Thank you to all our families for their support of this initiative.
This week we celebrated World Catholic Education day. Instead of observing this event for one day, we challenged our fellow classmates to do one act of kindness each day for someone else. Rebekah Calbert officially kicked off the event on Monday in chapel.
We would like to thank our school community for once again supporting the annual Apple A Day Fundraiser. We raised a total of $22,000! Lexi Pilgrim sold the most tickets!
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Addison MacArthur, Jaxon Clarke, Olivia Brinston and Liam Brinson who received medals at the Bowling Year End Awards. Addison received medals for high average, high single, high series team and silver medal in the playoffs. She also received trophies for Bowler of the Year and Most Improved Player. Liam and Jaxon received silver medals with their team and Olivia received a gold medal with her team.
Congratulations to Zoe McCarthy who participated in the 1 km kids run at The Physical Rehab Spring Opener last Saturday morning.
Congratulations to Mrs. McCarthy who was nominated for a City of Corner Brook Achievement in Community Excellence award for Community Active Living Champion (Individual).
Congratulations to Ms. Jessica Galliott who won the City of Corner Brook Achievement in Community Excellence award on Tuesday evening for Environmental Leader.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are preparing for Father’s Day by making cards and crafts. They are enjoying the outdoor playground as much as they can!
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning the difference between spiders and insects. They celebrated World Catholic Education day by doing kind deeds for each other.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about the decline of the cod fishery and how life has changed since their grandparents were their age.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is happy to report that their aquaponics system is set up and running. In fact, their lettuce plants have started to sprout. They have been spending lots of time in the greenhouse and the outdoor classroom.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class is enjoying watching their sunflowers grow in the classroom window. Since spring arrived they have been focusing on the environment even more than usual. Their new and final unit in science is “Animals Grow”.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is conducting a soil experiment to find out what conditions encourage compost breakdown the best.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is extremely excited to taste test their purple peacock pole beans they grew in their Little Green Thumbs Garden.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class created spring artwork this week. They have a tiny tomato plant beginning to grow and they are hopeful there will be many more.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is finishing their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Novel study in language arts. They worked very hard this week on posters for ACAP Humber Arm poster contest about how to protect our marine life.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is preparing for the upcoming school science fair. This week as part of their novel study they wrote police reports about the crime they committed that got them sentenced to Camp Green Lake.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is finishing up their math unit on probability by preparing a carnival day activities for the school.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class had a busy week. The grade nine students are learning about similar polygons. Math 3201 students are learning about financial mathematics.
Coming Up
School is closed on Monday in observance of Victoria Day.
Junior kindergarten and kindergarten English and French Immersion orientation is next Wednesday, May 23 at 1:15 pm.

The school photographer will return to school on May 29th to complete the group photos.
 Level I student, Daley Merrigan (left), shakes hands with grade three student, Noah Wall (right), before beginning to play a game of chess. Daley played blindfolded with the verbal assistance of a teacher. Daley will compete on Sunday at the National Chess Championship in St. John's. 
Grade four student, Jake Morey, displays his descriptive poem about spring that he wrote in language arts class. 
 Rebecca Janes accepts the City of Corner Brook ACE award for Environmental Award (Organization) on Tuesday evening.