The Vancouver Minor Softball Association is a softball league for girls which begins in April. Registration for the 2018 season began on January 15 and they are always looking for new players to join the league. Visit their website, http://vmsa.ca for details
Yes, you read that correct ... Nerissa Kassis (Tennyson Grad 2013) is one of four Metro Vancouver teenagers who are among the 88 national finalists for the Loran Scholars Foundation award, considered one of the top awards of its kind in the country. Valued at $100,000 over 4 years, the award is based on marks, service to the community and leadership. Nerissa is off to Ottawa for 2 days of interviews ... good luck Nerissa!
34 lucky students will be recipients of the award.
Check out the Province article here.
Congratulations to some of our Tennyson Tigers (current and former) who worked hard in their sports and will represent the Richmond/Vancouver/Whistler zone at the BC Winter Games in Kamloops in a few weeks!
Simon (Grade 7), Charlotte (Grade 8) and Lukas (Grade 11) will complete on the short track speed skating team. Sydney (Grade 8) will compete in karate and Skyla (Grade 8) will compete in figure skating.
It is interesting to note that they were all active on the Tennyson Cross-Country or Track and Field teams at one point.
Congratulations and good luck, Tigers!
For those who might be interested in joining Speed Skating, here is a link to the Vancouver Speed Skating Club.
And here is the BC Games Website.
Thank you to the generous Tennyson community for the contributions to the Kick-Start Campaign in the fall.
Please pick up your income tax receipt in the school office (this saves us the money and effort of mailing the receipts). Thank you!
With many thanks,
Lord Tennyson PAC Executive
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Back by popular demand, we are pleased to offer 2018's FREE Spring Break Summer Camp for students in grades 3-7. Children will learn sprinting, jumping, throwing, relay techniques, stretching, and fitness routines from Thunderbirds Track and Field Club's Coaching staff, led by head Junior Development coach, Graeme Fell. This program is offered at no cost!
Check out the details here and get registration information here.
We would like to welcome our newest executive member, Roy Park, who was also elected treasurer at our January 11th Executive Meeting (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Roy is the new DPAC liaison for:
You are invited to a Vancouver DPAC Presentation on Inclusive Education. Click here to register.
January General Meeting
Navigating Inclusive EducationAs part of DPAC's General Meeting on January 25th, we have arranged for two presentations followed by a question/answer period for VSB parents and guardians to learn more about navigating inclusive education within VSB and British Columbia's public education system.
Grade 6 and 7 basketball has started for both boys and girls. If your child would still like to join, they are very welcome. (Especially Grade 6 girls!) Games start the week of January 22nd and run for 6 weeks. Please see M. Carrier for forms.
Grade 6 girls (Coaches Karen Davies & Hillary Samson): Practices Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m. -- Games Tuesdays after school
Grade 7 girls (Coaches Karen Davies & Hillary Samson): Practices Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m.-- Games Thursdays after school
Grade 6 boys (Coach M. Carrier and Steven Kravariotis): Practices Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8:00 a.m. -- Games Mondays after school
Grade 7 boys (Coach VP Regina Vosahlo): Practices Monday and Wednesday at 12:20 (lunch) -- Games Wednesdays after school
We are still looking for parent volunteers for the Grade 7 girls for the Thursday games after school. No coaching experience required and even if you can only attend some of the games, please let us know. You can reach out to M. Carrier or vice principal Regina Vosahlo with questions.
Below is the Parent Welcome Letter from Doug Roch and Regina Vosahlo, our new Administrators.
January 10, 2018
Dear Tennyson Families,
Happy New Year and welcome back to school for term two! We wanted to take the opportunity to introduce ourselves as the new Tennyson administrative leadership team. We both feel priviledged to be a part of the Tennyson community, and are very much excited to work with the students, parents, staff, and other partners within the school. Regina comes to us from the North Vancouver School District where she was the Teacher Leader in French Immersion curriculum and initiatives implementation. She also has a diversity of teaching experience in French Immersion elementary classes, library and literacy. Prior to teaching in North Vancouver, she taught K-7 French Immersion classes in the Richmond School District. Doug has returned to the Vancouver School District (VSB) from working as an administrator in Surrey, and prior to this was an administrator in the VSB. He also has a diversity of teaching experience having been a classroom teacher at both the primary and intermediate levels, as well a resource/special education teacher.
In our first few days, we have had the opportunity to introduce ourselves to all of the classes, interact with many students in the hallways, lunchroom, and outside at recess and lunch, and also to meet a number of parents/family members who have been volunteering with various endeavours in the school. Everyone has been exceptionally welcoming! It is evident that Tennyson is an exceptional learning community, and we appreciate the ongoing involvement of our families. We very much look forward to working with you and your children. We appreciate your ongoing communication with, and support of, our amazing teachers and staff, and of the school as a whole. We both have a passion for student learning and social-emotional development, for promoting French language and French Culture, and for working alongside our students, families, and staff members in an educational partnership.
Thank you once again for the warm welcome to Tennyson!
Regina & Doug
Tennyson Administrative Team
Panago Store 18 (the pizza vendor that we use for Wed Pizza Lunches) is undergoing renovations in January and will be unable to provide Tennyson with pizza. Switching to another Panago location was not an option but we have secured Fresh Slice Pizza for pizza lunches in January.
Please warn your children that their pizza this Wednesday will be slightly different. Thank you!
The cheese pizza will be with tomato sauce (not the white sauce that Fresh Slice also uses).
If you know that this pizza option will not work for your family, please contact HotLunches@lordtennyson.ca and I will cancel their pizza order (you will receive a credit on your account). Or you can wait until after Wednesday and see how it goes ... contact me soon after Wednesday if you need to cancel.
Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
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