Student Council
Student Council Executive Members 2014 - 2015

Student Council Executive Members 2014 - 2015

We would like to extend a big thanks to all of the students in Grade 7 & 8 who ran for a position on this year's Student Council Executive. Speeches were heard on Friday and all of our candidates did a fantastic job.

The votes have been tallied and the following students have been voted in by their peers to serve as members on this year's Executive: Emma K., Alyssa P., and Elle C. Congratulations!

We will update our Student Council list with the names of Principal's Council members along with class representatives as soon as possible.

We look forward to an exciting year of campaigns and spirit days!
Snuggle Up & Read and Pyjama Day January 23rd

Snuggle Up & Read and Pyjama Day January 23rd

On Thursday, January 23rd we will be having our Snuggle Up and Read Day and Pyjama Day. We welcome and thank all of the volunteers who will read to our many classes.
Dust off your favourite comfy slippers, grab your coziest pyjamas, pull your favourite book off the shelf and join in on our first spirit day of 2014.
"The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think." -James McCosh
Red & Green Day Fri., Dec. 6th

Red & Green Day Fri., Dec. 6th

On Friday, December 6th, our IHM Christmas Wish Campaign comes to an end. As a way of celebrating our fundraising goal, the members of the Student & Principal's Council will be having a "Red & Green" Spirit Day.
We are encouraging staff and students alike to donate a "toonie". Money collected on this day will be added to our Christmas Wish Campaign.
Thanks again for your support!
IHM Christmas Wish Nov. 18 - Dec. 6

IHM Christmas Wish Nov. 18 - Dec. 6

"Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a living heart..." - George Matthew Adams (The Christmas Heart)

Our IHM Christmas Wish Campaign starts on Mon., Nov. 18 and will end on Fri., Dec. 6. The members of the Student & Principal's Council are accepting donations from staff and students. Our goal is to raise $2,000.00. The money collected will be used to buy much needed items for many families in the Hamilton area. Let's work together to help brighten someone's Christmas and spread some Christmas cheer!

Remember,...the greatest gift, is the gift of giving!
Poppies Will Be Sold

Poppies Will Be Sold

On Friday, November 8th, the members of the Student & Principal's Council will be selling poppies. We are encouraging a donation of $1.00. Let's wear a poppy to remember those who have fought for our freedom.
IHM Move-a-thon Huge Success! IHM Move-a-thon Huge Success!

IHM Move-a-thon Huge Success!

On October 30th & 31st, staff and students took part in their annual Halloween Move-a-thon. This event is our school's big fundraiser and money collected will be used towards purchasing items for the school. This year's Move-a-thon was a huge success and fun was had by all! Students demonstrated school spirit by dressing up in great costumes, dancing to music, and creatively decorating class pumpkins. Thanks to everyone who helped make our 2013 Halloween Move-a-thon a success, especially, Mlle Bagnoli, Mme Ventura, Mrs. Cole, Mrs. Reynolds and the whole Student and Principal's Council. Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, and guests who joined us as well.


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Halloween Move-a-thon Dates & Times

Halloween Move-a-thon Dates & Times

Our Halloween Move-a-thon is fast approaching. As always, it promises to be a fun-filled and "spook"tacular event! Remember to collect pledges from family and friends. There are many great prizes to be won for students and classes in each of the divisions. Start thinking of neat and creative ways to decorate the class pumpkin for the pumpkin decorating contest.

Move-a-thon class visits are as follows:

Wed. Oct. 30th - alternate JK/SK classes 9:30 a.m.
Thurs. Oct. 31st - JK - Gr. 3 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Gr. 4 - Gr. 6 10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Gr. 7 & 8 12:50 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

We look forward to seeing the many fabulous costumes and wish everyone a safe Halloween.

Thanksgiving Food Drive A Big Success

Thanksgiving Food Drive A Big Success

On behalf of the Student & Principal's Councils, we would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the IHM community for supporting our Thanksgiving Food Drive. The Food Drive was a great success. All of the donations were given to the Good Shepherd Centre and will definitely help many people in need.
We collected 104 boxes of non-perishable food items weighing in at approximately 3,000 pounds.
Way to go IHM!
Student Council Class Reps 2013 - 2014

Student Council Class Reps 2013 - 2014

Congratulations to the following students. They have been selected by their classmates to serve as class reps on this year's Student Council.

Angelina B., Isabella B., Daniel B., Olivia B., Matteo B., Joe C., Speranza F., Erica F., Sabrina G., Natalia G., Spencer H., Olivia I., Calli K., Trinity L., Chiara L., Andrew L., Joshua P., Nicole R., Isabella S., Liam T., Peter T., Matteo T., and Ariana W.
Principal's Council 2013 - 2014

Principal's Council 2013 - 2014

Congratulations to the following Grade 7 and Grade 8 students. They will serve on this year's Principal's Council.

Gabriel A., Adrian B., Nina C., Mikayla D., Isabella F., Filip G., Marissa G., Marissa G., Hannah G., Juliana G., George L., Olivia L., Macey M., Joy M., Cristian N., Lance O., Marc P., Vanessa P., Cassandra P., Daniel T., Olivia V., and Audrey V.
Student Council Executive 2013 - 2014

Student Council Executive 2013 - 2014

Congratulations to the following Grade 7 and Grade 8 students for being elected by their peers. They will serve as members on this year's Student Council Executive.

Secretary - Celeste D.
Treasurer - Maddison B.
Vice-President - Elle C.
President - Marcus G.
Thanksgiving Food Drive Sept. 30 - Oct. 10, 2013

Thanksgiving Food Drive Sept. 30 - Oct. 10, 2013

We will be holding a Thanksgiving Food Drive. The drive will begin on Monday, September 30 and end on Thursday, October 10. All of the donations we collect will be donated to the Good Shepherd. We thank everyone in advance for their contributions and generosity. Let's rally together to help families in need this Thanksgiving.
The Big Day - Losing Their Hair For HARRRP The Big Day - Losing Their Hair For HARRRP

The Big Day - Losing Their Hair For HARRRP

On Ash Wednesday, we began our Lenten journey together. Our challenge was simple...help those less fortunate than us and donate to HARRRP. The goal was set...collect $3000.00. For 40 days, we worked towards our goal. We gathered loose change, gave dollar bills, sold popcorn, took part in the "razor's edge" initiative - all with one common goal in mind - help kids and adults, just like us, and give them opportunities for a better life. Well, we did it! We reached our goal...in fact, we surpassed it. We are very proud to announce that we raised $5000.00 and presented the cheque to Mr. Crapsi and Mr. Parkes from HARRRP. Way to go IHM!

As part of the challange both Mr.Campbell and Mr. Laskowski offered to shave their head if the goal was met and at a school assembly the deed was done. It was such an exciting moment that it was celebrated by a Flash Mob that was shown on CHCH TV. The event was co-ordinated by the Student Council under the leadership of Mlle Bagnoli, Mme Ventura, Mrs. Cole and Mrs. Reynolds. A special thanks to students Jordana D. and Audrey V. , staff Mlle Bagnoli and Mrs. Giammarco who did the trimming and Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Santaguida who came to make sure that the cutting was done properly. Overall, the staff and the students had a great time for a great cause.


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A Successful Lenten Campaign A Successful Lenten Campaign

A Successful Lenten Campaign

On behalf of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Student Council and the entire IHM family, we would like to extend a heartfelt and sincere thank you to everyone for their generous donations and contributions towards our Change for Change Lenten Campaign. Once again, the Immaculate Heart of Mary community has demonstrated its “giving heart” and compassionate nature.

Our campaign came to an end on Holy Thursday and proved to be a great success! Together, we collected over $4500.00! All of the money raised will be going to HARRRP, the Jamesville Community Centre in downtown Hamilton, and will assist those in need.

We wish everyone a Blessed Easter and extend our appreciation and sincere gratitude to all who have contributed to this year’s campaign.

Way to go IHM!


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Staff and Students Celebrate Beach Day! Staff and Students Celebrate Beach Day!

Staff and Students Celebrate Beach Day!

On the Friday before the March Break the staff and students celebrated Beach Day to promote school spirit. The day included a Tacky Tourist Contest, Hula Hoop Contest and of course the Jello Eating Contest and the day was enjoyed by all. The day was organized by the Student Council under the guidance of Mrs. Cole, Mlle. Bagnoli, Mrs. Reyolds and Mme. Ventura. As part of the fun the Student Council sold popcorn with the profits going to our school's Lenten Campaign, "Change For Change", which is raising money for HARRRP and the Jamesville community.


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Beach Day and Kernels Popcorn

On Friday, March 8 the members of the Student & Principal's Councils will be hosting its annual Beach Day. Students in the alternate JK / SK classes will celebrate Beach Day on Thursday, March 7.

Staff and students are encouraged to participate in the event by coming to school dressed in school appropriate beach wear. Students will participate in a tacky tourist contest.

We will also be selling Kernels Popcorn on March 8 (and on March 7 for the alternate JK / SK classes). Each bag of popcorn will be sold for $2.00 with a portion of the proceeds going towards our Change for Change Lenten Campaign.
IHM Ash Wednesday Mass Kicks off Change For Change Lenten Campaign 2013

IHM Ash Wednesday Mass Kicks off Change For Change Lenten Campaign 2013

The Immaculate Heart of Mary School Community celebrated Ash Wednesday together as they begin their Lenten journey. Approximately 1000 people attended the celebration with Father Bill and the mass was enjoyed by all. The mass was also used as an opportunity to kick-off the school's Lenten campaign.
This year, the Student and Principal's Councils are encouraging everyone to take part in the 3rd annual Change For Change Fundraising Campaign. The money collected will be donated to HARRRP, the Jamesville Community Centre in downtown Hamilton which provides the most vulnerable of residents with free services and programs.
Last year, our school raised over $2000.00 for HARRRP. Your generous donations helped to offer many services to those in need.
This year, our goal is to surpass last year's total. It is our hope that we can once again rally together and help make a real difference. The Change For Change Campaign will begin on Wednesday, February 13 and end on Thursday, March 28.
Pictured here are the Intermediate students and teachers who coordinated the campaign.

Immaculate Heart of Mary community spreads Christmas cheer

Students at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Elementary School and parishioners from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, with the support and help of Father Bill Trusz, joined forces to make Christmas a little brighter for children in less fortunate parts of the world. In the past couple of weeks, the group has collected 400 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The shoeboxes will be sent to countries in South America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia to ensure that children receive a gift on Christmas Day. The project has become a yearly tradition for both school and parish. Pictured here are the Intermediate students and teachers who coordinated the campaign.

Merry Christmas to the Immaculate Heart of Mary School Community

Friday, December 21st is the last day of school for 2012 and we will be having a "Dress Down Day". Please dress in red, white and green to show your Christmas spirit and celebrate the great job we did on the IHM Christmas Wish. As a community we collected over 72 boxes of food, collected scarves and mittens and raise over $2300 to help needy families in the community. Way to go Hurricanes!
IHOM students plan “Great Canadian” Christmas IHOM students plan “Great Canadian” Christmas

IHOM students plan “Great Canadian” Christmas

In a wonderful demonstration of community spirit, students at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Elementary School partnered with the Great Canadian Superstore to make Christmas a little brighter for struggling families this year. The students visited the superstore on December 17th to purchase $2300 worth of gifts with funds they raised through their Christmas Wish Campaign. The Great Canadian Superstore helped out by donating food vouchers to the sponsored families. In addition, the students collected 72 boxes of canned goods for the Good Shepherd, and scarves and mittens for the local women’s shelter.

Picture here, from left to right, are: Emily Spinelli; Marlena Mazza; Elvira Tristiano from the Great Canadian Superstore; Madison Burnett; Jessica Mrzar; Macey Mazza; Roberta Todd; Joey Mazzetti; Stefano Bounocotto; Daniel Tambolini; and Nicholas Bernoldi. The campaign was organized and run by the Student Council with help from the teacher-advisors. Congratulations to all on a great effort.