Events are moooving quickly at Immaculate Heart of Mary School

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Lion’s Roar — Immaculate Heart of Mary School         
By William Bruce-Robertson, Anna Brake, Samuel Michael, Bridgett Sparkes and Gina Spencer

This week is Milk Spirit Week. To celebrate, classes made special announcements from the media centre of milk facts, songs and skits. Today we are having a Moo Off in the gym.

Last week Father Roche celebrated mass with us in our chapel on Thursday and again on Friday at All Hallows. Afterwards he visited classes to show us some amazing magic tricks.

This week our school is hosting the Grade 5 Girls Western Provincial Basketball Tournament.

It started on Tuesday with a game against Sacred Heart and will finish on Sunday. Our girls won the first game. The Grade 6 prefects for Mrs. Hodder’s kindergarten class hosted a bake sale on Tuesday to purchase a fish tank and fish for the kindergarten students.

Last Friday Ms. Jenny Wadden and Mr. Brian Hancock presented to our Grade 3, 4 and 6 classes on energy conservation as part of our Spotlight on Savings grant.

We attended mass this week on Wednesday instead of Friday to celebrate Ash Wednesday. On Tuesday, our school hosted a pancake breakfast for Shrove Tuesday. It was delicious. Mrs. King, Mrs. George, Mme LaChance, Ms. Park, Mrs. McCarthy, Mme Ryan, Ms. Scott and Ms. Victoria White, western co-ordinator for the Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Program helped make pancakes and serve our students and families.

On Saturday, the junior high students will be going to the National Geoscience and Engineering Month Bridge Building Competition to test their Popsicle stick bridges. It will begin at 10 a.m. inside the plaza in front of Target.

This week our ITV News reporters are: Alessandra LeBlanc, Douglas MacKenzie, Gina Spencer and Jack Ryan.

Stars of the week

-The junior high girls’ basketball team played against Stephenville Middle School in a very exciting game on Friday. Maria Reynolds was the top scorer with 21 points. She led the team in a one point win.

-Clare Coleman was player of the game in the opening game of the Grade 5 Girls Western Provincial Basketball Tournament on Tuesday. Makenzy Bishop and Emma Doman were top scorers with 16 and 14 points.

-Our winter carnival spelling bee participants in Grade 4 were Ahmna Ahmad and Jerico San Jose. They were both amazing. Amna got first in her grade and Jerico was very close. In the Grade 5 category, Samuel Michael and William Bennett represented our school. They both did splendid. Madison Noel and William Bruce-Robertson represented our school for the Grade 6 category. They were spectacular. Way to go for putting so much work into the spelling bee.

-Lily Smallwood made a donation to the breakfast program this week on Wednesday in chapel. Lily made robots out of cans and sold them at the Wonderful Fine Market on Saturday.

Class news

-The junior kindergarten classes are learning about good nutrition and doing activities about lions and lambs. Jeff Murphy of Safe Guard did a sanitization and purification of their classroom.

-Mme. Brake’s kindergarten French immersion class is all decorated for St. Patrick’s Day. They are busy painting rainbows and singing leprechaun songs. They have started a new unit on objects and materials.

-Mrs. Hodder’s kindergarten English class is very excited about getting their new fish. They are learning about rules in social studies and are learning subtraction in math. They enjoyed the transplanting session last Friday for their classroom garden with Ms. Karen Kennedy from the Department of Agriculture.

-Ms. Parsons’s kindergarten English class is starting some St. Patrick’s Day activities. They are still learning addition and are starting some new activities in social studies.

-Mme. Ryan’s Grade 1 French immersion class is learning about St. Patrick’s Day. They really enjoyed the pancake breakfast on Tuesday.

-Mrs. George’s Grade 1 English class has learned about the 17 kinds of penguins and are very excited about doing research on their favourite kind. They are learning about Lent in religion class and enjoyed eating pancakes with all their friends on Pancake Day. They enjoyed the transplanting session last Friday for their classroom garden with Ms. Karen Kennedy from the Department of Agriculture.

-Ms. Park’s Grade 2 class is doing research to find a recipe that involves adding or removing heat in science class. They are learning about long nouns in language arts. This week their student of the week is Cole.

-Mme. LaChance’s Grade 2 and 3 French immersion class wrote a lot of negative sentences this week. Je ne suis pas un lève (I am not a student). Ce n’est pas mon école (It is not my school). Je ne suis pas joyeux (I am not happy). Ce n’était pas une bonne semaine (So it was not a great week)!

-Mrs. Foley’s Grade 3 and 4 class are proud of Amna Ahmad and Jericho San Jose on the spelling bee. Their classroom garden is growing well. They are excited to see the fruits and vegetables of their labour. They enjoyed the transplanting session last Friday for their classroom garden with Ms. Karen Kennedy from the Department of Agriculture.

-Mrs. McCarthy’s Grade 5 and 6 class enjoyed the book fair a lot. We would like to say good job to Grade 5 students Samuel Michael and William Bennett and Grade 6 students William Bruce-Robertson and Madison Noel. Today they are starting the Great Pencil Challenge.

-Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and Level 1 class is starting to learn about probability in math. They are preparing to create their own probability problems in class. Saturday, they will test their model bridges at the Corner Brook Plaza.

Coming up

-Report cards go home on Monday and parent-teacher night will be Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m.

-School will be closed on Monday, March 17.

Organizations: Mary School, ITV News, Stephenville Middle School Department of Agriculture.-Ms Department of Agriculture.-Mrs

Geographic location: Jerico San Jose

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