In their final game of the season, the Gr 6 girls volleyball team played L'Ecole Bilingue at Tennyson. Tennyson did not exactly win but the girls had a great season. They practiced Tuesday and Friday mornings before school and they improved a lot over the season. A huge thanks goes out to coach Jennifer Golberg who's children are younger students at Tennyson ... thank you for coaching the team, Jennifer! And thank you to Mme Lavoie for attending all of the games.
Pink was everywhere today! These photos are from the first assembly of the day ... enjoy.
What is Pink Shirt Day? It is also known as Anti-bullying Day ... check out the details here.
Only three weeks before the March break! Please get your Purdy's Easter Chocolates ordered soon. Deadline is Thursday, April 3rd just a few days after the break. Either fill out your order on–line at www.purdysgpp.com with Customer Number 23280 or drop off a paper order (with cheque payable to "Quebec 2015") in the drop box outside the office. Original instructions are attached.
With each order Purdy's will provide a Privilege Card, valid from January 1 – October 31, 2014. This card gives the bearer 25% discount at the Purdy's Chocolates factory store located at 2777 Kingsway Avenue (between Earles and Rupert), Tel. 604-454-2700.
If you have any questions, please contact Jo-AnnGordon@hotmail.com or (604) 730-9503. Thanks for supporting this Quebec 2015 fundraiser.
Neufeld Institute faculty member Deborah MacNamara will be presenting "Roots of Resilience and Resourcefulness in Children" on Thursday, March 13th at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church. See attached for more details.
BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils has forwarded the following articles written by Janet Steffenhagen. Until recently, Janet spent the last dozen years as a reporter with the Vancouver Sun (special interest in education issues). She recently has been guest blogging for the BCCPAC on province-wide education issues, some of which you may find of interest:
New holiday proposed for Vancouver schools (February 20, 2014)
Vancouver students and staff might have an extra day off later this year as the board of education tries to cut costs in the face of another multi-million-dollar budget shortfall.
Province seeks stay of court ruling on class size, composition (February 19, 2014)
Implementation of a recent court ruling on class size and composition would cause “irreparable harm to the public interest of an unprecedented magnitude,” the Liberal government says.
Court transcript feeds government-teacher tension (February 13, 2014)
As bargaining between the government and B.C. teachers was about to resume Wednesday, the NDP dropped a bombshell that could make it even more difficult for the two side to strike a deal.
B.C. teens are safer, but some are seriously stressed: survey (February 12, 2014)
B.C. teens are making better choices about risky behaviours now than in previous years, according to a survey last year of Grade 7-12 students by the McCreary Centre Society.
A teacher's story about a boy named Harry (February 11, 2014)
I met teacher Carrie Gelson in 2011 after she wrote an eloquent appeal on behalf of her disadvantaged students on Vancouver’s eastside.
The West 2 Community Schools team will be running programs over the first week of Spring Break (March 17 - 21).
Please see the attachments for info on the classes that will be offered at Kitsilano Secondary School as well as contact info for the Community School coordinator, Les Smith.
In support of Pink Shirt Day, once again Denny’s is going to offer free pink pancakes to all people wearing a pink t shirt between 3pm to 6pm in our restaurant on February 26. No purchase is necessary. We are so pleased that we had your support last year to make it successful and we are looking for another great year in 2014. Thanks in advance.
With Best Regards,
Denny’s West Broadway
Hi students and parents. Have a look ... here is a sampling of items in the Lost & Found (in the alcove across from room 105). This is not everything so be sure to stop by even if you don't see your missing items in these photos.
The Lost & Found items will be donated at Spring Break so get your goodies now!
We also found a Rock Band Kit (for the Wii) in a room downstairs ... please let us know if it is yours. You can email TheRockBandKitIsMine@lordtennyson.ca
Lord Tennyson School Dance - Don't miss it!
Friday, February 28th, 7- 9pm in the school gym
Quebec 2015 is hosting a dance! The dance is open to Grade 5-7 students at Lord Tennyson, and their friends in the same grades from other schools. Tickets will be $5 each and sold the week of the event, Feb 24-28, after school by the office. NO tickets will be sold at the event.
DJ Jackson, Tennyson's favourite DJ from the Howl and Winterfest, will be spinning tunes. A request sheet will be given to all grade 5, 6 and 7 classes on Feb 21st, so DJ Jackson will be playing ALL your favourite songs.
There will be a small concession serving snacks and water to drink at the dance. There will be parent chaperones and no in/out privileges. Drop-off and pick-up of students will be at the front of Lord Tennyson.
Thanks to Mme Lavoie for these pictures from tonight's game. If anyone has the final score from the game, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post it here.
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