The school year is winding down at Immaculate Heart

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

On Monday, Mme. Ryan’s Grade 1 French immersion students released their butterflies. They set 30 butterflies free in our outdoor classroom. The whole school came to watch. Some of the butterflies were still in the area on Tuesday enjoying the milkweed that was planted for them.

We are happy to report that our school raised $950 for the Janeway Telethon this year.

Mrs. Hodder, Mrs. George and Mrs. Foley’s classes visited Rideout’s Farm in Cormack on Monday as part of their Little Green Thumbs program.

The students were excited to learn all about the farm and get to visit with many of the animals.

Many of our Grade 2 students celebrated the sacrament of First Holy Communion this past Sunday at All Hallows.

Mrs. George and Father Terry held a beautiful service and family gathering afterwards.

As well, several students in Grade 3 received their sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Monday evening. This week, the Grade 1 and 2 boys basketball team has started practising and working on a variety of basketball skills.  

The junior high exams begin today with language arts.

Our school has been busy this week preparing for our annual musical. This year we are doing a musical revue of the favourite songs from our past musicals. The show will be on Monday night at 7 p.m. in our school gym.

We are still accepting registrations for junior kindergarten and our full-day kindergarten and English and French immersion for September 2014. In addition, we are offering a Grade 7 late French immersion program in September. Please call the school for more information.


Stars of the week

-Madison Noel was the elementary winner in the ACAP art contest about invasive species in our oceans. Madison was presented with a new bike and a helmet. Runner-up in the contest was Gina Spencer. In the primary category, runners up were Clare Coleman and Caleb Rashleigh.

-Rachel Griffin was the provincial winner in the World’s Ocean Day contest sponsored by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.


Class news

-The junior kindergarten classes have been busy writing all about their dads. The students brought in pictures of them and their dad to post on the wall. They are planning a special Father’s Day surprise for Sunday.

-Mme. Brake’s kindergarten French immersion class had a great time watching he butterfly release on Monday. They made ice pops on Tuesday to further explore freezing and melting in science. They celebrated three classroom birthdays this week — Sam, Kaitlin and Kyah.

-Mrs. Hodder’s kindergarten English class had a great trip to Rideout’s farm as part of their little green thumbs project. They got to see many of the animals and learn about the dairy farm. They had a lot of fun. They are busy this week getting ready for our school musical next week.

-Ms. Parsons’s kindergarten English class is doing lot of activities for Father’s Day. They are also learning about the environment and how important composting is for our soil. They would like to wish a happy sixth birthday to Jacob Saunter who celebrated on Sunday.

-Mme. Ryan’s Grade 1 French immersion class was both sad and excited to release their butterflies on Monday. They really enjoyed watching them transform. They are creating beautiful sea creatures with tissue paper to celebrate World Ocean Day. They are looking forward to finishing their Father’s Day surprise today.

-Mrs. George’s Grade 1 English class had a fantastic time at Rideout’s Farm on Monday. The best part was seeing a one-day old-calf and some three-week-old kittens. They are working hard on their Father’s Day surprises. They would like to wish all their dad’s a great day on Sunday.

-Ms. Park’s Grade 2 class is learning about 3-D shapes in math. They are also making shapely critters in art. The student of the week is Myles. Abigail Woodford, Coen Mackey, Cole Boyd-Martyn, Gavin Staples, Gordon Staples, Jenna Cammie, Jorja Perrett, Keira Clarke, Kira McCarthy, Maxwell Antle, Sadie MacDonnell and Will Brothers celebrated their First Holy Communion on Sunday.

-Mme. LaChance’s Grade 2 and 3 French immersion class were very busy this week. The Grade 2 students made surprises for their dads. The Grade 3 students were very busy writing their math CRT exams this week. They all did their very best. Natalie Parsons had her First Holy Communion on Sunday.

-Mrs. Foley’s Grade 3 and 4 class really enjoyed see the calf barn at Rideout’s farm in Cormac. The Grade 3s had their math CRTs this week. Everyone did an awesome job. The students are looking forward to the end of school year activities. Jacob Bursey, Clare Coleman, Heather Cooper, Aria Kazerouni and Colin Spencer had their first Reconciliation on Monday evening.

-Mrs. McCarthy’s Grade 5 and 6 class is looking forward to the end of the school year. They are finishing up their units in each subject. The Grade 5 students finished their book “Ticket to Curlew.” They really enjoyed learning about the early settlers in Alberta. The Grade 6 students wrote their math CRTs this week.

-Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and Level 1 classes are organizing the year end sports day for the whole school. They have also been busy painting scenes for the musical.


Coming up

-Our school musical will be performed this Monday in the school gym at 7 pm. The show will feature songs from past musicals the school has performed.

-School will close for summer vacation on Wednesday, June 25, at noon. There will be a morning Mass at All Hallows followed by a school closing assembly and report card distribution.



Organizations: Grade 2, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture

Geographic location: Cormack, Cormac, Curlew Alberta

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