Everyone at Immaculate Heart is ready for the Olympics

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Lion’sRoar  — Immaculate Heart of Mary School
By Anna Brake, Samuel Michael, Bridgette Sparkes and Telicia Young

The Olympics begin today and we are very excited.

Many classes are doing Olympic themes and learning about Canada’s athletes.

The Grade 6 girls basketball team was excited to participate in the annual RNC tournament this week. Mrs. Bishop and Mr. Ryley Nadon coached the team.

Last week the junior high girls basketball team participated in an invitational tournament at G.C. Rowe.

On Monday we celebrated Saint Valentine with a special prayer service and skit with Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group.

This week we welcome Mr. Drew Nadon to our school. He is the new junior high homeroom and math teacher.

The junior high report cards went home on Wednesday. We hope all the students did well.

Starbucks donated wooden sticks for classroom art projects.

If anyone still has their winter carnival button money, it is now due at the office.

This week our ITV News reporters are: Ryan Bennett, Makenzy Bishop, Clare Coleman, and Sara Ismail.


Stars of the week

-Our junior high girls basketball team had a great time at the G.C. Rowe Invitational tournament last weekend. Hajra Ahmad, Makenzy Bishop, Alejandra Hernandez, and Maria Reynolds all received players of the game awards. Maria Reynolds was chosen for the all-star team.

-Jenna Cammie, Abigail Woodford, Claire Brake, and McKenna Batstone participated in the Silver Blades Can Skate Team which won bronze medals at the provincial championship last weekend in St. John’s. McKenna is the co-captain of the team. Anna Brake, a member of the Juvenile Precision Silver Blades Figure Skating team, also won bronze this past weekend. Way to go.

-Benjamin Bellows-Davis, Matt-hew Buckle, Carter Bromley, Natalie Caines, Yazan Ismail, Mark Janes, Luke Murphy, Jessie Racicot and Saleem Obeid won medals at a hockey tournament in Stephenville last weekend.

-McKenna Batstone, Bridgett Sparkes, and Paige Walsh were chosen as the school winners for the Pink T-Shirt Contest for anti-bullying week. They will represent our school for the Corner Brook Crime Prevention Slogan Contest. Mrs. George oversaw the project.


Class news

-The junior kindergarten classes in conjunction with Groundhog Day took homework home for the very first time. On Friday they did a poll to see who expected the weather to be sunny, allowing the groundhog to see his shadow or if they thought it would be cloudy and therefore not allowing the groundhog to see his shadow. On Monday they compared their predictions. This week they are learning about the Olympics and making Olympic flags. They will participate in their own Olympic challenge.

-Mme. Brake’s kindergarten French immersion class is wishing Israela a very happy birthday. They are enjoying some Olympic activities today. They are also learning new Valentine’s Day words in French. Amour means love.  

-Mrs. Hodder’s kindergarten English class is very excited about their classroom garden. It is fun to watch the plants start to grow. They are busy preparing for Valentine’s Day.

-Ms. Parsons’s kindergarten English class is starting adding in math this week. They are learning about groups in social studies. They are also starting Valentine’s Day activities.

-Mme. Ryan’s Grade 1 French immersion class is looking forward to the Olympics and the Corner Brook Winter Carnival. They are wishing our Canadian athletes bonne chance.

-Mrs. George’s Grade 1 English class is writing about love. In math they are comparing surface areas. In religion they are learning how God calls us by name.

-Ms. Park’s Grade 2 class has started student of the week writing. This week the student of the week is Will. They are learning about floating and sinking in science. They are also testing different solids.

-Mme. LaChance’s Grade 2 and 3 French immersion class is imagining what it would be like to be very, very tiny. They read a book about being very tiny and had to make their own unique sentences. If she was tiny, Isabelle would travel in her mom’s pocket. If she was tiny, Natalie would find shadow under a broccoli. If he was tiny, Brandon would travel on a butterfly. If he was tiny, Caleb would play soccer with a Cheerio for a ball. If he was tiny, Jakson would sleep in a jar. If he was tiny, Lucas would ride a chicken like a horse. If he was tiny, Simon would take a book for a camping tent. If he was tiny, Jack would ski on an ice cube.

-Mrs. Foley’s Grade 3 and 4 class had their last day of cross-country skiing this week. They really enjoyed the program.

-Mrs. McCarthy’s Grade 5 and 6 class was busy this week working on a new mail art project with Mrs. Bruce-Robertson. They are very excited about making their self-portraits. The Grade 5 class made profiles of themselves for winning Mr. Wonka’s golden ticket. The Grade 6 students were busy making a school video as part of their Commonwealth Education Project with Mr. Ryley Nadon.

-Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and Level 1 class went sliding on Wednesday as part of their enrichment class. They needed a good break after their week of exams. This week they are learning about technology and inventions. They are realizing that some inventions are created by accident.


Coming up

-The countdown to the 100th day of school is continuing.

-There will be a meeting for the Quebec City/Space Camp trip for parents on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in our school cafeteria.

-We will be celebrating teacher appreciation week Feb. 10 to 14.

Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14.

-Our school will go skating on Feb. 18, at 9:30 a.m.



Organizations: Starbucks, ITV News, Pink T-Shirt Contest

Geographic location: Canada, Stephenville, Corner Brook Quebec City

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