Monday, January 14, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (11/1/19)

By: Angelina Burton, Charlotte Mercier, Cole Lyver, Luke Coleman, and Noah Colbourne
We would like to welcome everyone back from Christmas holidays and wish you a happy New Year!
Before the Christmas holidays, our school was buzzing with activities. Our Student Leadership Council organized the Stockings for Seniors, Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive, and Food Drive. Carter Bromley and Gabriel Rowsell represented our school with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary to collect items from around our city for the Food Bank. We would like to thank our students and families for their generous contributions to these initiatives.
On the last day of school we celebrated with a school wide pancake breakfast in the morning and a school variety show in the afternoon. The talent of our students and staff is astounding!!
Mrs. Coleman and members of the prayer group were involved in the annual Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve in our school gymnasium.
This week we are back to school and settling in to our routines.
Father Roche visited IHMS to celebrate Mass with our grade 4-6 students and visit classes to perform a variety of magic tricks. It was mystifying!
On Wednesday afternoon we held an Intermediate Skills Challenge Showcase for our students and families. This was an opportunity for our grade 6-9 students show the projects and demonstrate some of the things they learned in preparation for the competition they attended in November. It was also to recognize the many successes of our students.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Mark Janes who received a silver medal in an Atom A hockey tournament last weekend. Congratulations to Luke Coleman who received a silver medal in an Atom B hockey tournament.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes welcomed a new student this week. Welcome to Abby Olmstead! They are exploring winter activities this week.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is making New Year’s resolutions and learning new letters and words every week. This week’s word is “like”. They would like to welcome Everett Lyon to their class!
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is busy making New Year’s crafts and writing their resolutions. They are doing subtraction stories in math. They would like to wish a happy New Year to all our readers!
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is happy to return to school and see all of their friends. They have been working on presentation for a show and tell activity. They have been discussing and learning about heritage buildings and sites. They are very interested in the age of these buildings, which has prompted some spontaneous math equations!
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is working on phonics, addition and subtraction this week. They are learning about gasses in science class.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is excited to welcome some visiting French students from St. Pierre during the first week of February. In French language arts they are planning a special project to welcome them to our school and city. The grade four and five students are beginning a new unit in math. The grade six students will have a unit test next week.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class really enjoyed performing their “Mission Impossible” skit for the school at the Christmas variety show before the school holiday. Everyone did a terrific job. In math they are continuing their addition and subtraction strategies.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class is very excited to prepare for the Scripps School Spelling Bee next week. They are preparing to plant in their aquaponics garden.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is continuing to work on STEM builds. In language arts, they are learning about labour unions and discussing reasons people may go on strike.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is happy to be back in school after the break. They took part in a Skills Challenge assembly and expo on Wednesday afternoon. They spoke in front of the whole school about their project ideas and demonstrated some of their robotics missions.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class has started a new unit in math on measurement. In science they are completing a unit about the heart.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class would like to wish everyone a happy New Year. They are now focusing their attention on preparing for the midterm exams later this month.
Coming Up
The grade four cross country ski program will begin on Tuesday. This program will continue for four weeks.

The IHMS Scripps Spelling Bee will be held in our school gymnasium on Wednesday at 1:00 pm.
Kindergarten student, Olivia Brinston, displays a clay figure she created in art class. 

Winners in the annual Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christmas colouring contest included, (back) L-R: Sylvia Burton, Teresa Coleman, Cohen Hartley, Abigail Benoite, Keira Pittman, Sophie Tucker; (front) L-R: Donna Fraitis, Andrew Ryan, Lexi White, Grace Coleman, and Lysea Njinang.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (20/12/18)

By: James Lao, Brooke Watton, Leah Lainey, Aaron Payne, Oscar George and Destinee Lawrence
On Monday we continued the 12 days of Christmas with a skating party hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Following the skating we sang carols and decorated our school Christmas tree in the gym. This was organized and led by the grade five and six students. In the afternoon, we watched a Christmas movie in the gym. It was a fun filled day!
Tuesday was pajama day and Wednesday was Christmas sweater day.
Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group hosted the annual All Saints Celebration on Wednesday at All Hallows Church.
Today we enjoyed a delicious pancake breakfast. We would like to thank Mrs. Cornick, Mrs. Hinks, Mrs. George and Mrs. King for preparing the pancakes. The Christmas variety show is this afternoon at 1:00 pm. It will feature performances from all our classes as well as individual and group acts.
Our in class spelling bees were written this week for grade four to eight students. We would like to congratulate the students who will be continuing on to the school Scripps Spelling Bee on January 15. In grade four: Mikka Chua, Isaiah Coleman, and Jamie White-Robertson; in grade five, Ava Hodder, CarlyRae Mouland, Isralea Nagania, Lily Smallwood; and in grade six, Molly Geroge, Candace Johannsen, Erica Kennedy, Charlotte Mercier, and Kate Murphy; in grade seven, Isabelle Mercier, Kira McCarthy, and Reyd Ward; in grade eight, Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Carly Johannesen, and Fatima Alkhalil.
We would like to wish our readers a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are welcoming Ms. Bowles to a full time position in JK 4. They have been making presents for their loved ones this week. They are also practicing for the variety show.
Mrs. Cornick’s Kindergarten class created their Eric Carle collages after study his books for a few weeks.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is working on some special Christmas projects this week. They would like to wish all their readers a very Merry Christmas. See you in the New Year!
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class has finished their Christmas stories and Santa Portraits. They are working on a piece for the variety show. Students are very excited for Christmas.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is working on story structures and events. In math, they are discussing greatest to least. In social studies they are talking about needs and wants.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is performing a special arrangement of Silent Night for the variety show. They celebrated special French traditions this week with yummy hot chocolate and French croissants.
Ms. Williams’s grade three class worked in pairs to present their own Christmas stories. After each presentation, they answered questions from their classmates about their story. In math, they are working on estimating sums.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class is very excited for the Christmas vacation. On Tuesday they had a class pizza party to celebrate Isaiah’s winning the Fire Safety Contest. They are practicing their special act for the variety show.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is finished their Christmas STEM builds. They are excited to have a special act in the variety show.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class was busy this week practicing for their class variety show act. They would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class celebrated their Secret Santa gift exchange. They finished their Little Prince novel study with a final test. They enjoyed special Christmas spelling activities.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is looking forward to Christmas break. Science 1206 students are learning how to name acids. Chemistry 2202 students are doing stoichiometry calculations.
Coming Up

School will re-open on Monday, January 7th.  The Immaculate Heart of Mary School would like to wish a Merry Christmas to everyone!
Mr. Ryley Nadon helps Lily Smallwood during the school ice skating party sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. 
Thomas Moerschell poses for a photo at the piano during the school's annual tree trimming social. 
Mary Jay Cull with her dad, Jason Cull, enjoy a pancake breakfast on the last day of school before Christmas break.