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Lion’s Roar — Immaculate Heart of Mary School
By Alaura Alexander, Makenzy Bishop, Chenoah Park and Anna Mackenzie

We hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend and Corner Brook Winter Carnival Day on Monday.

Students were very excited to go skating at the Pepsi Centre on Tuesday thanks to the Knights of Columbus. They also provided a yummy snack. It was a great day.

Wednesday, everyone was wearing pink T-shirts for anti-bullying week and Pink T-shirt Day. A lot of students and teachers were wearing the pink T-shirt from Corner Brook’s Crime Prevention Committee. The shirt features the slogans of McKenna Batstone, Bridgett Sparkes and Paige Walsh.  

Mrs. George made a special pink T-shirt display in our entrance.

On Wednesday night and Thursday we had our Scholastic Book Fair. Mrs. George and all the teachers made it a wonderful event.

Wednesday was our family night and Thursday was our student visits.

Mr. McCarthy volunteered to help on family night.

This week our school hosted the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee on Thursday night. It featured students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 from all the schools in Corner Brook.

Madison Noel and Samuel Michael were interviewed by Bernice Hillier of CBC on Tuesday morning. Our school spellers are: Amna Ahmad, Jericho San Jose, William Bennett, Samuel Michael, William Bruce-Robertson and Madison Noel.

Ms. Park and Mrs. McCarthy organized the event and judges were Suzanne Carey and Linda Chaisson.

Also on Thursday we had our Winter Carnival Fun Day with outdoor carnival activities. Mr. Ryley Nadon, Mr. Drew Nadon and the junior high students organized the day.

Father Roche visited our school on Thursday and shared some of his wonderful magic tricks with students.

This week our ITV News reporters are: Iker Aguirre, Telicia Young, Arabella LeBlanc, and Ryan Murphy.

Stars of the week

-William Bruce-Robertson and Sadie MacDonnell performed in Theatre Newfoundland Labra-dor’s production of “Muppet Mania” on Saturday.

-Anna Brake participated in the Atlantic Skating Championships last weekend.

-Colin and Gina Spencer participated in the Kiwanis Music Festival in St. John’s over the weekend. Colin placed first in the nine and under musical theory category and Gina placed first in both the 11 and under musical theatre category and the 11 and under test piece category.

Class news

-The junior kindergarten classes appreciate the outdoor play equipment donated by the North Shore Early Childhood Association. They welcome Megan Keeping a second year College of the North Atlantic student to Mrs. Vincent and Mrs. English’s class and Tara Tiller a second year CNA student to Mrs. Dicks and Ms. Crocker’s class.

-Mme. Brake’s kindergarten French immersion class had a very fun and busy week. They skated on Tuesday and celebrated Sarah’s birthday. They all wore pink shirts on Wednesday for Anti-bullying Day and on Thursday they had a blast doing winter carnival fun activities outside.

-Mrs. Hodder’s kindergarten english class enjoyed skating on Tuesday. They participated in Anti-bullying Day on Wednesday and had a lot of fun doing carnival activities on Thursday.

-Ms. Parsons’s kindergarten English class was super excited for skating. In class this week they are making a book about their feelings.

-Mme. Ryan’s Grade 1 French immersion class was busy this week learning how to count by 2s, 5s and 10s and learning about different strategies. They had a lot of fun with all the activities this week especially the skating and carnival fun activities.

-Mrs. George’s Grade 1 English class has started their unit on penguins. In math they are counting in groups of two, five and 10. They are very excited to be transplanting their seedlings today with Karen, their crop specialist friend.

-Ms. Park’s Grade 2 class had a great time this week. They loved the skating and the winter carnival fun day activities.

-Mme. LaChance’s Grade 2 and three French immersion class is learning all about different carnivals this week including the Corner Brook Winter Carnival, Le Carnaval de Quebec and Le Carnavel de Rio. They are looking at the similarities and differences of these three carnivals. They really enjoyed the outdoor activities on Thursday.

-Mrs. Foley’s Grade 3 and 4 class enjoyed the skating sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. They have begun their novel study on “Charlotte’s Web” in language arts. They wore pink shirts on Wednesday to show that they stand up to bullies.

-Mrs. McCarthy’s Grade 5 and 6 class had a great time skating on Tuesday. They also had a movie and pizza party on Tuesday with their prize from the winter carnival slogan contest. They all wore their pink T-shirts on Wednesday. They were really excited to have T-shirts with their classmates slogans on them.  

-Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and Level 1 class is finishing their Olympic unit on data analysis. They had a great time building the school snow sculpture and organizing the outdoor activities on Thursday.

Coming up

-We are having a school-wide pancake breakfast on Tuesday morning starting at 7:30 a.m.

-Ash Wednesday is March 5. We will attend mass on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. instead of Friday.

Organizations: Knights of Columbus, Pepsi Centre, Crime Prevention Committee CBC ITV News North Shore Early Childhood Association CNA

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Kiwanis, Le Carnavel de Rio Charlotte

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