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Rachael and Benjamin Griffin learning about Robotics in Technology class.
Rachael and Benjamin Griffin learning about Robotics in Technology class. - Submitted

By Carter Bromley, Kate Murphy, Katherine Noel, Aaron Payne and Alyssa Power

The Winter Olympics have officially begun!

Our students are anxiously awaiting our Canadian athletes to compete for medals. Many classes are tracking their progress and learning about the athletes who are representing our

Daley Merrigan played ten games of chess simultaneously in the school gym to celebrate chess day. Daley plays Remy Power (left) while Grayson Roberts (right) watches.
Daley Merrigan played ten games of chess simultaneously in the school gym to celebrate chess day. Daley plays Remy Power (left) while Grayson Roberts (right) watches.

country.

Junior and senior high midterm exams concluded this week.

The Grade 4 class is looking forward to getting back to Blow Me Down next week for their second week of cross country skiing lessons. 

The Student Leadership Council began their pre-order for carnations for Valentine’s Day. The carnations cost $3 and will be delivered on Feb. 14. 

Congratulations to the Grade 5 girls basketball team who won gold medals at the Western Provincial Basketball Tournament hosted at Eastside Elementary. Kate Murphy scored the winning basket. Congratulations also to Mrs. Bishop and Mme. Moss who coached the girls. The new banner will be hung in our school gym. 

Congratulations to the Grade 5 boys basketball team also played in the Western Provincials hosted at our school. The boys lost in the semifinals in an excellent game.  Congratulations are also extended to coaches Mr. Ryley Nadon and Mr. Jacobs who coached the team. We would like to thank all our volunteers who worked throughout the weekend to make the tournament a success.

On Friday we celebrated Chess Theme Day at our school. Students dressed in black and white as players on a chess board. Mrs. Cull and the chess club hosted activities in the gym including face painting, chess themed snacks, a giant game of chess, and a chess championship with ten players all playing our top chess player, Daley Merrigan, at the same time!

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Lysea Njinang for her Tae Kwon Do certificate for Awesome Back Leg Front Kick.

Congratulations to Jenna Cammie who participated in a synchro figure skating competition this past weekend in Corner Brook. Her team placed fourth in the Star Skate Competition. 

Congratulations to Daley Merrigan on his performance at the Eastern Canadian Cross Country Skiing Championships last week. 

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Valentine’s Day and making special crafts. They are enjoying the snow and getting outside. 

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about mass in math. They enjoyed experimenting with the bucket balance. They are completing some French journal writing and made some chess hats for the theme day on Thursday. 

Mrs. George’s Grade 1 English class is learning about reading food labels in health class. They were excited to celebrate chess day on Thursday. Their worms in the worm factory are doing a great job composting their scraps.

Mme. Ryan’s Grade 1 and 2 French Immersion class has begun discussing the winter Olympics. They have started with winter sport vocab and the origins of the Olympic Games. They have started learning about the four food groups and the digestive system in health. The children really enjoyed the book “Gregory, The Terrible Eater!”

Ms. Cunning’s Grade 2 English class is learning all about old, new, and future technology in social studies. They are a class full of inventors! They had a great time on chess day. They love to play chess in their classroom. 

Mme. Moss’ Grade 3, 4, 5 and 6 French Immersion class is using their process writing in Grade 3 and 4 to take them into a hot chocolate project. In grade five and six they are applying the imperative tense to writing a cookie recipe which they will use during enrichment. Both groups are loving the hands on experiences. 

Mrs. Bishop’s Grade 3 class is working hard this week to master the strategies for adding and subtracting two and three digit numbers. 

Ms. Guy’s Grade 4 class learned an awesome new trick to help them with their nine times tables. They are having a lot of fun in tech learning about robotics. 

Mr. Ryley’s Grade 5 class is learning about ways to save energy. They are all finished their unit on Nubia in social studies. In language arts they practiced writing and re-telling fractured fairy tales. 

Mrs. McCarthy’s Grade 6 class has started passion projects as part of their daily five activities. They are writing their own persuasive reviews on a favourite book or movie. 

Mr. Drew Nadon’s Grade 7 and 8 class has begun practicing for the upcoming drama production “The Great American Talent Show”. They are learning about fractions in math. 

Mr. Hancock’s Grade 9 to Level III class has finished their midterm exams. Candian History 1201 has started their unit on “Post World War One Canada in the 1920s”. 

Coming Up

Our Scholastic Book Fair family night is on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Our Olympic themed Winter Carnival fun day will be on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

The Winter Carnival Spelling Bee will be held in our school gym on Feb. 22 at 7:00 pm. Donations to non-perishable food items will be collected at the door.

The Telegram Scripps’ Spelling Bee is on Feb. 24 in St. John’s. 

Alyssa Power, Rebecca Janes, and Keira Clarke cheer on the grade five boys' and girls' basketball teams at a pep rally last Friday.
Alyssa Power, Rebecca Janes, and Keira Clarke cheer on the grade five boys' and girls' basketball teams at a pep rally last Friday.

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