According to Dr Leonard Sax, here are some tips on being a better parent:
Read the Macleans article here.
Please see the following message about after school programs offered by VSB's West 2 Community Schools Team. These programs are not run by PAC so please direct questions to Dianne Sankey (email below).
The West 2 Community Schools Team is excited to announce that we will be offering three fabulous after school programs for the Winter Session.
The very popular Sportball program will be returning! Open to students in grades K-2, this program will run on Tuesdays, beginning January 26 for 6 weeks. This program fills up very quickly and registration is limited to 20 students.
Also returning is Babysitting/At Home Alone which will be open to all students in grades 4-7 beginning Tuesday, January 26. After completing the 4 week program, students will receive their babysitting course completion certificate.
Also open to grade 4-7 students will be a drama program taught by the popular Jodi Pongraatz. This program will run for 5 weeks beginning Wednesday, January 27.
Registration forms will be available on Tuesday, January 12 outside the school office. Payments and completed forms are due by January 18, 2016. These can be dropped off in the slots in the ledge outside the school office. Please note that there will be no programs on Tuesday, February 9.
For questions, please contact Dianne Sankey, Community Schools Team Programmer at email@example.com or at 604 713 5825 or 604 813 8776.
Registration is now open for the Tennyson Ski and Snowboard Club. Thank you to Tennyson parents Dreama & Justin Lee for organizing the club this year (for their first time!).
The Lord Tennyson PAC is pleased to offer 35 students from grades 2 to 7 the opportunity to go downhill skiing or snowboarding at Grouse Mountain with the Ski and Snowboard Club on Friday evenings in February/March.
Participating students must own and be able to carry their own equipment.
The program will run after school on 4 Fridays - Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, & March 4 (note that March 4 is a ProD day).
For more information, registration forms, and prices, please see our Tennyson Ski & Snowboard Club page.
Master Choa Kok Sui –founder of Modern Pranic Healing- designed this meditation as an instrument to heal the planet, all its inhabitants and to create universal consciousness.
Presented by Iris Escuer-Riera –Pranic Healing Associate and mother of Margarita & Nikolas.
Each Friday at the cafeteria (downstairs at Tennyson) from 9:00am to 10:00am
Hope to see you there!
Please see the following message from Tennyson parents who are looking to share some driving:
Our family will be moving from Fairview Slopes to Victoria Drive & East 8th at the end of this month. I am going to be travelling overseas for work quite often over the next 6 months. Consequently, my husband and I are looking for another family who would be willing to split some of the driving to and from Tennyson on one or two days a week.
Our two children, Euan and Hannah, are in Kindergarten and Gr. 2, respectively. Both are currently enrolled in before and after school care at TOSS, so times are flexible. We have an 8-seater vehicle and extra car seats, so we could take several kids on the days that we drive.
If you live in the Commercial Drive/Grandview-Woodland area and are interested, please give Julie (778-891-4030) or Martin (778-320-4030) a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennyson parents - check out the following if you are in need of a nanny for after school pick-up:
We are looking for another family to share our nanny who picks up our son after school from Tennyson and provides care until 6pm. Our son is in Div 18 (Kindergarten) and we live a few blocks from the school.
Contact Peter and Claudia if you're interested or have any questions.
604 730 1798 or email@example.com
Vital Health Kitsilano (at 1855 west 4th) is offering 8 week kid's yoga classes this winter. The classes run on Sundays.
Check out the details here.
We said a great big Tennyson good-bye to our principal (of 8 years!), Jacquie Lavoie, on the last day of school for 2015. She was brought to tears and was overwhelmed by the generous gift that the parents and students presented to her. We wish her the very best as she embarks on her next adventure at Trafalgar Elementary.
January Electronics Round-up
Recycle your old electronics and keep them out of the landfill!
From January 19-29 the Zero Waste team will be collecting your old electronics and ensuring they are properly disposed of. We can take anything that uses batteries or a plug. Bring in your old:
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