DIAMOND JUBILEE NEWS
DON'T FORGET MUSTANG DAY IS COMING
AND SPEAKING OF MUSTANGS...
A few fun facts courtesy of Mr. K. and Livescience...
Mustangs: Facts About America's Wild Horses

(Image credit: Kelly Lambright via Getty Images) Mustang horses are descendants of escaped, domestic Spanish that were brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. The name is derived from the Spanish words "mestengo" and...

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
ISO: PROPS
UNIFORM BUY/SWAP PAGE
Do you know about this Facebook group? It is a buy/sell/swap uniform Facebook page, led by parents.

Great way to get some uniform pieces.

Please note this is not a school-sanctioned page, and therefore IRHS cannot accept liability for the transactions.

HOMESTAYS STILL NEEDED
This is a great problem to have! It means our international program is alive and well. We are looking for a few more families who can offer a private furnished bedroom with a window and a welcoming environment. We pay $925 per month per student. If you’d like to learn more, please contact Shelley Brodeur at irhs.ahc@cisnd.ca
ACHIEVEMENTS
SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS
MISSION: ACCOMPLISHED!
Our mission team JJ21 has done it all! They have helped programs that support homelessness, poverty, mental health, moms and their babes, education, and the environment. They have built, cleaned, promoted, made presentations, collaborated, collected, delivered, educated, and learned all kinds of new things. In the process, they have received and experienced a bunch of “God moments” that they now share with each other, and will strengthen them throughout their lives. They did this all in the span of five days, and…they didn’t even have to leave the city!
This year’s mission proved that if you have a spirit of service, you can find a place to serve. “Ask and you shall receive” is the good ol’ verse, so when our team’s plans got cancelled due to Covid, and they asked God for a new purpose for their mission, He delivered. Cleaning and painting storage sheds for Mamas for Mamas, learning and getting updates about youth homelessness from Dr. Hannah Gibson from CMHA, putting together party bags for Mamas as well as 20 backpacks filled with various supplies for teens at risk of homelessness in school, visiting St. Joes and making presentations to grades 6/7 about the program, planning and shooting a promotional video for the new Wellness on Wheels, Foundry bus, building chicken coops, and finally delivering the donations from our diaper drive to Mamas for Mamas headquarters, seems like an impossible task, but our girls did it!
They are needless to say exhausted, and deserve a weekend of rest. We are so thankful to them for the great good they have done throughout our community, and for being amazing representatives of our school.
Mamas for Mamas is a specialized poverty relief agency and an all-inclusive community for mothers and caregivers. We envision a future where no mama or child is left behind.
Be Kind. Be Generous. We can’t do this without all of you to help us! Small School. Big Family.
SDC NEWS
Recently, Grade 8 student, Lincoln Griffin presented the Regional District of the Central Okanagan with the money he won competing in the “Arts for Social Change” through the Sustainable Development Challenge. The District was extremely impressed that a student would have such a passion for making our water systems cleaner and was thankful for the funds, which will go towards programming and awareness in our local parks.
Lincoln also donated his artwork in order that it can be displayed to spread awareness. Way to go Lincoln! #immacexcellence
LEADERSHIP
PARENTING PODCAST
This has been a hard year on all of us. Being involved with kids always brings lots of questions and the pandemic has added more. We have stumbled upon this helpful podcast by Lisa Damour, PhD who is answering parent’s tough questions.

Please note, IRHS has no affiliation with this author.

Podcast

Raising kids can be a bumpy, stressful, and uncertain process - which is why Lisa's podcast brings her sane, informed, and practical perspective to your timely and timeless parenting questions. Cohost Reena Ninan, a world-class journalist who has ...

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www.drlisadamour.com
2021 GRADS
Carolina Morales attended St. Joseph Catholic School before coming to Immaculata. Her favourite memories of her time at Immac are being part of the Footloose production. Carolina will be attending McGill University to become a forensic pathologist. Congratulations Carolina! 
James Plaxton came to Immaculata from St. Joseph Catholic School. His favourite memories of his time at Immac are playing on the basketball and volleyball teams. James will be going to Okanagan College to study Business and would like to open his own business in the future. Congratulations James! 
Talia Kantautas attended St. Mary's Academy in Winnipeg until Grade 9 and then came to Immaculata in Grade 10. Talia's favourite Immac memories are the Nakusp 2018 Girl Soccer Championships and Grade 11 physics class. In September, Talia will start be attending UBCO to study Psychology. Congratulations Talia! 
Tomoka Koike is from Tokyo, Japan and has been at Immaculata since 2018. She remembers how nice the students and staff were to her when she first arrived, even though she was quiet and didn't speak much English. Her favourite memory is the Grad Fashion Show and how the grads were able to put the show together. Tomoka plans to go to UBC Vancouver to study International Relations. Congratulations Tomoka! 
Please CALL the office at
250-762-2730
and leave a recorded message for Mrs. Despins if your child will be absent or late. 
It is very important that every student is accounted for when marked away and Mrs. Despins will be calling if she has not heard from you
  • Continued prayers for those affected by Covid-19
  • Lord Jesus, You accepted people in Your life, not expecting flawless friends; Help me to try my best and on Your mercy still depend. Amen. heartofthenation.org
CALENDAR ITEMS:

MUSTANG DAY
MAY 19

SIDEWALK CHALK ART
MAY 19

PRO D DAY - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
MAY 21

VICTORIA DAY -NO SCHOOL
MAY 24