Immaculate Heart of Mary students hit the right note

In the schools

Published on April 11, 2014
Alyssa Power and Brooke Watton showing the projects they made in the after school sewing club. — Submitted photo

Lion’s Roar
By Samuel Michael, Telicia Young, Bridgette Sparkes and Anna Brake

The Rotary Music Festival ended last Friday.

Mr. Graham and Mrs. Michael put in plenty of hard work preparing the choirs and bands to perform.

This week is National Volunteer Week.

We salute our volunteers for all they do.

Our school will host our annual volunteer breakfast for volunteers in June.

The junior kindergarten staff participated in a workshop last Saturday about nutrition and outdoor play.

On Monday, the Grade 6 students had a special presentation from the public health nurse, Mrs. Denise Graham.

On Tuesday, the junior high class participated in a discussion and watched a movie with Mrs. Coleman as part of their preparation for Easter. Mrs. Deckert and Ms. Ochoa helped with the presentation.

Mrs. Coleman also celebrated a special Easter prayer service with junior kindergarten to Grade 6 students in our chapel on Wednesday.

We collected donations for the Canadian Catholic Trustees Association’s Toonies for Tuition campaign on Wednesday with a Casual Day.

The junior high class, along with Mrs. McCarthy and Mrs. King, travelled to Pasadena on Thursday to present their play “Café Murder.”

Mrs. Barb Anderson and Mrs. Jane-Bruce Robertson helped with transporting the students and equipment and Mr. Hancock provided technical help.

Mrs. Jane-Bruce Robertson helped with props and costumes.

This week our ITV News reporters are: Alaura Alexander, Anna Brake, Mira Ismail, and Jack Matthews.


Stars of the week

-Students who performed in Stars of the Festival on Tuesday evening were: Simon Boitsefski, Will Brothers, Clare Coleman, and Colin Spencer. Gina Spencer participated in the Rose Bowl on Friday evening. Many of our students all received scholarship awards, including: Colin Spencer, $25 for voice and $100 for voice; Clare Coleman, $25 for voice and $25 for musical theatre; Will Brothers, $25 for voice; Simon Boitsefski, $25 for musical theatre and $25 for piano; Arabella LeBlanc, $25 for musical theatre, Sadie MacDonnell, $25 for musical theatre; Alessandra LeBlanc, $50 for musical theatre and Gina Spencer, $50 Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship. Our chamber choir received a $150 scholarship and our school concert band received a $100 scholarship.

-Gina Spencer was chosen winner of the Junior Rose Bowl for the second consecutive year.

-Bridgett Sparkes participated in a provincial swimming meet last weekend. Bridgett performed very well, placing fourth in several categories.

-Class winners in the YMCA create a logo contest were: Grade 4  — Amna Ahmad, Emily Murley, Jericho San Jose, Ryan Murphy, Cole Dumaresque and Ryan Bennett. In Grade 5 they were Alaura Alexander, Jack Ryan and William Bennett. In Grade 6 Keely Brothers, William Bruce-Robertson and Gina Spencer.

-School winners in the YMCA Market Your Thoughts Business essay were: in Grade 7 Mira Ismail, Jarius San Jose, Juan Ramirez and Nicolas Moreno. In Grade 8 Hajra Ahmad, Nathan Anderson, Alejandra Hernandez, Sara Ismail, Douglas MacKenize, Maria Reynolds and Iker Aguirre.  The school winner in Grade 9 was Caroline Bruce-Robertson.


Class news

-The junior kindergarten classes are doing lots of Easter activities. Mr. Cory Conrad did a nutrition tour with Mrs. Crocker and Mrs. Dicks’ class on Wednesday. The students really enjoyed participating in the music festival last week.

-Mrs. English and Mrs. Vincent’s class had a visit from Dr. Kim Gunson who bought the class a magic movers microphone for the class.

-Mme. Brake’s kindergarten French immersion class is busy preparing for Easter and learning lots of Easter vocabulary in French. They really enjoyed the Easter celebration with Mrs. Coleman on Wednesday.

-Mrs. Hodder’s kindergarten English class is learning about shapes in math and doing various activities involving shapes. In religion they are doing activities related to holy week. The students are getting excited about the upcoming Easter break.

-Ms. Parsons’s kindergarten English class is doing all sorts of Easter activities this week. They have been creating Easter eggs, doing “write the room” activities and enjoying all the beautiful weather outside.

-Mme. Ryan’s Grade 1 French immersion class is learning a lot about feeling. They are also learning about being good decision makers. They are very excited to begin the MindUp curriculum this week. The brain is fascinating.

-Mrs. George’s Grade 1 English class is learning about structures in science and they went on a structure hunt outside. They wrote Easter acrostic poems and have started some Easter crafts.

-Ms. Park’s Grade 2 class has started a new unit in math called addition and subtraction up to 100. They are learning about the symbols of Easter and are enjoying making Easter crafts in art. Gordon is the star of the week.

-Mme. LaChance’s Grade 2 and 3 French immersion class is reading different books about the Easter holiday. They also wrote a bunny story for Easter. The story will become a booklet. They used a lot of creativity in this project. Students created cards for their parents with little cotton ball chicks on the front.

-Mrs. Foley’s Grade 3 and 4 class is continuing to work on their heritage fair projects. Their classroom garden is continuing to thrive. They sampled their first purple peacock pole beans this week and are going to be able to harvest their bush beans soon. The Grade 3s are finishing their multiplication and beginning division. The Grade 4s have completed their in-class speakoff.

-Mrs. McCarthy’s Grade 5 and 6 class had a math test on Thursday. They are starting their new unit in math today. Also today, they are presenting their in-class speeches. Next week selected students will participate in the school elementary speakoff.

-Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and Level 1 class presented their play “Café Murder” in Pasadena on Thursday night as part of the Regional Drama Festival. They are busy preparing their heritage fair projects and are looking forward to the Easter break.


Coming up

-On Tuesday our school will host the annual Elementary Speakoff in our school library

-Holy Thursday will be celebrated next week.  Easter break begins next Friday.