Santa visited Immaculate Heart of Mary this week

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Lion’s Roar — Immaculate Heart of Mary School
By Anna Brake, Samuel Michael, Bridgett Sparkes and Telicia Young

CORNER BROOK Santa Claus visited our school last week. Mr. Reynolds took our photos with Santa.

Our second Advent candle was lit by Mme. Ryan’s class. They did an excellent job.

Our school float for the Santa Claus parade was awesome thanks to all the students and teachers who worked on the float and Mrs. Bruce-Robertson who helped with painting and Mr. King and Mr. McCarthy who helped with constructing the float on Friday evening.

Jim Conway of Conway’s Towing  provided the flatbed and Humber Valley Paving provided the space to prepare the float.

On Saturday we held our annual tree trimming social.

Mrs. McCarthy’s Grade 5 and 6 class organized a fun afternoon at the school. Families celebrated with us.

The Grade 6 girls’ basketball team represented our school at the Tiny Titans basketball tournament at Corner Brook Regional High last weekend. Coach Lilana Williams and the girls did an amazing job.

Our Christmas concert was last night. Everyone looked and sounded great. Mrs. Michael and Mr. Graham helping us be so awesome.

The Chamber Choir is singing today at the seniors complex at 1 p.m.

We are still collecting items for the food bank, stockings for seniors and the firefighter toy drive.

This week our ITV News reporters are: Sam Antle, Anna MacKenzie, Clara Ryan, and Paige Walsh.

Stars of the week

-Basketball players Makenzy Bishop, Emma Doman and Telicia Young won Player of the game awards last weekend. Also, Makenzy Bishop won Most Valuable Player of the tournament..

-Mrs. McCarthy’s Grade 6 class were winners of the Winter Carnival Slogan Contest.

-Craig Bishop received a medal for karate a few weeks ago.

-Fares Azouni received an award for sparring in Stephenville this past weekend at a taekwondo competition.

-Hockey players Samuel Blackwood, Carter Bromley, Natalie Caines,  Jakson Ganz, Alister MacDonnell, Samuel Michael, and Saleem Obeid received medals in a tournament last weekend.

-Winners in the Legion’s Remembrance Day poster contest were: Sarah Skinner for third place in the kindergarten colour poster contest, Natalie Parsons, third place in the junior colour poster contest, Ava Ignor for fourth place in the junior colour poster and Maria Reynolds for fourth place in the intermediate colour poster contest. Winners in the essay contest were: Bridgett Sparkes for third place in the junior essay, Makenzy Bishop for fourth place in the junior essay, Gina Spencer for first place in the junior essay, Juan Ramirez for fourth place in the intermediate essay and Hajra Ahmad for third place in the intermediate essay.  Gina Spen-cer also won third place in the junior poetry category.

Class news

-The junior kindergarten classes are saying goodbye to Georgia Hancock this week. She is moving to Saskatchewan. The class had a small party for her on Thursday. Ms. Crocker’s after school children made a wonderful display of the true meaning of Christmas. Miriam and Noah Conte are exicted about their new baby brother Leo.

-Mme. Brake’s kindergarten French immersion class has been very busy practising for the Christmas concert. All of their hard work paid off. It was a big success. They have finished off the week with snowman building and hot chocolate. They learned that a marshmallow in French is called “une guimauve.”

-Mrs. Hodder’s kindergarten English class is very busy preparing for Christmas. They had a great time at the Christmas concert. They loved singing with all the other kindergarten classes.

-Ms. Parsons’s kindergarten English class is busy getting ready for Christmas. They have been doing all sorts of Christmas crafts and activities. Their elf, Chippy, has been hiding in lots of new places.

-Mme. Ryan’s Grade 1 French immersion class is working hard on mental math. They are also doing a lot of Christmas vocabulary and they are learning to read a book about Christmas. They are excited to be painting their own window sticks.

-Mrs. George’s Grade 1 English class is doing subtraction stories in math. In social studies they are learning about needs and wants. They were super excited to do the welcome poem at the concert last night.

-Ms. Park’s Grade 2 class is having fun making reindeer portraits in art. They had a lot of fun practising for the Christmas concert. They are creating movie scripts in science class about hunting and helping the environment.

-Mme. LaChance’s Grade 2 and 3 French immersion class were busy this week practising for the Christmas concert. They are very proud that they have learned two Christmas songs: Noel Russe (Russian Christmas) and Meilleurs Voeux (Best Wishes). They were on stage with all the French immersion classes. It was an awesome moment. Mme. LaChance is very proud of them.

-Mrs. Foley’s Grade 3 and 4 class are excited about Christmas. They made beautiful angel ornaments out of different types of pasta. Heather Cooper, Clare Coleman, Amna Ahmad and Emily Murley represented our school at the Grade 6 basketball tournament. They held their own the court with the Grade 5 and 6 students.

-Mrs. McCarthy’s Grade 5 and 6 class had a great time planning the tree trimming social last weekend. The Grade 5 students are working on Christmas demand writing this week. They are using their imaginations. Mrs. Jane Bruce-Robertson visited their class on Monday to make luminaries with them. They loved it. All the students are looking forward to the Christmas break.

-Ms. Jones’s junior high and Level 1 class is helping to bring in items for the food drive, toys for the firefighters and stocking items for seniors. In language class they are finishing up novel studies before Christmas break.

Coming up

-Tuesday we are going skating at 9:30 a.m. at the Pepsi Centre.

-On Wednesday, we are having a school pancake breakfast. The Christmas variety show will be Thursday afternoon.

-School will be dismissed for Christmas break on Friday at noon.

Organizations: Grade 5, Chamber Choir, ITV News Week-Basketball Best Wishes

Geographic location: Stephenville, Saskatchewan

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  • juan ramirez
    December 26, 2013 - 02:34

    resultado competencia en st. johns canada