Thanks to Tennyson dad Mark for the following blog post and photos:
Here are some photos from today's Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball Game versus Elsie Roy.
The numerous and rowdy Lord Tennyson fans made the opposition feel the heat of a home field advantage and carried the Tigers to another resounding win under Coach Igor's fine tutelage (and some lax refereeing from Karoly Barna ;-) Not in our house!
Another great game for the boys!!
St. Andrew's Wesley United is hosting a Parenting Event on February 17th - Deborah MacNamara will join again to support parents.
All are welcome and admission is by donation.
There is a small bookshelf (set up by Gr 6 parents) in the front lobby of the school to raise money for the Quebec trip in 2017.
Here is how it works:
Leave any children’s books that your kids no longer read on the bookshelf and they will be sold to parents and children at a cost of $2 ea. Sales are on the honour system – take a book; leave a toonie in the lock box attached to the bookshelf.
But, we need inventory! Please feel free to drop off books once your family is done with them.
We are hoping that this little set-up will be a quiet fundraiser not only for current Grade 6 kids, but for future Quebec trips as well! Thanks for the support.
100 must-reads for kids 9-14
In honour of Family Literacy Day on Jan 27, we are re-posting this blog entry from a couple of years ago (the photo is of Max & Benjy who are no longer Tennyson students!).
Thank you to Tennyson's teacher-librarian, Mme Lyse Cote, who suggested this article with a list of 100 must-read books for 9-14 year olds. These books are in English ... please let us know if you see a similar great list for French reads. Feel free to use the comment section below to suggest your favourite book for kids.
Find the list here!
Tennyson's Gr 6/7 boys basketball team played (and won!) their first game of the season on Wednesday.
A huge thanks goes out to Coach Igor for the time that he is putting in to coaching the team!
Parent Advocacy Network (Vancouver parents advocating for public education) - postcards being delivered Tues, Jan 26
PAN (Parent Advocacy Network) is a group of Vancouver parents who advocate for public education in BC.
Recently they organized a postcard campaign and the postcards are being delivered on Tuesday – see details here: http://www.panvancouver.ca/news/rsvp-by-january-26-join-us-and-show-your-support
Please consider taking a stand for public education for all children!
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT AND ATTENDANCE!
Please see the following message from Lord Nelson PAC. Note that this talk is held at Lord Nelson Elementary (we are sharing because our parents may want to attend).
Our PAC are strongly urging you to attend our upcoming Parent Information Event about issues facing our children in our digital world.
The presenter, Sam Jingfors, is a consultant who brings a background in criminology with a focus on cyberbullying, digital citizenship, and the privacy and security of children and youth online. Sam currently works with Safer Schools Together as a presenter and consultant on the issue of digital safety.
In this presentation, Sam will outline how we, as parents, can make age-appropriate decisions to support our kids to understand the short and long term implications of the choices that they make in their social media and online participation. PAC is also hosting Sam to work with all Lord Nelson Children in grades 1-7 on this topic; this presentation will also briefly update parents on what was shared with our children.
We encourage all parents and families in our community to attend and to be proactive in addressing this issue. PAC hosted a similar presentation 3 years ago and those Lord Nelson parents who attended found it extremely relevant, informative and important. Even parents of younger children who are not currently accessing social media will benefit from this presentation.
Please feel free to bring friends and neighbours and to invite others to come to this important talk with you.
Lunch ordering is now open for Feb - June lunches (and Sports Day).
Please read the details here.
VSB After School Programs
The West 2 Community Schools Team is excited to offer a new after school program to students in grades 4-7 – Drama!
This program will include both fun improv games, and scene work in order to build the participant's acting skills. Through drama, participants will gain self-confidence, interpersonal, and group cooperation skills. The students will have fun while expressing themselves in a positive and safe environment.
The program will run for 6 weeks from Feb. 3 – Mar. 9. The cost is $70. Registration forms are available outside the school office. Payments can be dropped off in the marked drop box. Please note, this is not a PAC run program. Please direct any questions to Dianne Sankey, Community Schools Team Programmer.
Jodi Pongratz has been an instructor with the Vancouver Board of Education since 2008 teaching acting, film, anti-bullying, and drama programs. A film actor by trade, Jodi directs and produces films, music, and events. With a BA in Drama in Education and Community, and a Film Arts Acting certificate from Studio 58, Jodi has been teaching acting and film for over 15 years.
Registration is still open for Sportball (Grades K-2) and Babysitting (Grades 4-7). Spaces are limited, so please drop off your completed registration forms and payments soon! Registration forms are on the ledge outside the school office.
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