Thank you to all of the pink-wearers on Wednesday, Feb 25 (Pink Shirt Day). And thanks to Mme Christine's Div 1 class for organizing the two assemblies.
Check out the photos of the fun! And here is a link to the Giants Game Pink Dance that Divs 4 & 5 participated in last week.
On Wednesday, Feb 18 the Vancouver Giants hosted the Moose Jaw Warriors in a Western Hockey League game but in the middle of the second period, 5,500 kids donning pink shirts dance in a flash mob for the upcoming Anti-Bullying Day (Feb 25). Divisions 4 & 5 from Lord Tennyson were lucky enough to participate.
The full video should be available online on Pink Shirt Day (Feb 25).
Okay folks, according to my calculations, the replacement value of the current items in the Lost & Found is $4240!
Yes, $2000 in sweaters, hoodies, and jackets; $300 in lunch kits; $200 in water bottles and thermoses, $240 in shoes and boots; $1000 in shirts; and another $500 in miscellaneous items.
Too bad this isn't the street value (I would have sold it all and we would be $4240 closer to a replacement playground)!
With over 300 items filling the space (and only 420 Tennyson students), odds are you will find something that belongs to your family in the piles.
We have a volunteer to organize it once a week (thank you Judy!) but she cannot do it with the amount of stuff that is there right now.
GET YOURSELF IN THERE TO HAVE A LOOK (SEND YOUR KIDS TOO BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT IS NOT ENOUGH).
We cannot give storage space to this for long ... please come have a look.
THE LOST & FOUND IS IN THE ALCOVE ACROSS FROM RM 105 (WEST END OF THE MAIN FLOOR).
Here is the report that was presented to the VSB (by a hired consultant). The report is presented for information, it does not make specific recommendations. Staff will look at possibilities and report back to the trustees with recommendations. Here is the report.
Many Grade 7 students left for Quebec yesterday. They are accompanied by Mme Lorieau, Mme Teckert, and M Brian. During this fantastic cultural exchange, students are paired with a Quebec student and will stay with their family for a week. This allows our Tennyson students to have an opportunity to be fully immersed in French language and culture. The students and teachers spend the days together participating in a variety of amazing activities organized by the host school in Quebec city. What a trip!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Zero Waste January Electronics Round Up!
We kept THREE very large car loads of electronics from the land fill.
Many parents and staff asked the Zero Waste Committee where all of these electronics will go once we return them to the recycling depot. You can read more here: http://www.return-it.ca/electronics/recycling/productrecycling/
Where do the electronics go?
Parent Presentation sponsored by Lord Tennyson PAC
Tuesday March 3, 2015
7:30-8:30 pm (following the PAC Meeting)
Topic: Raising Confident Girls (to be followed by a similar presentation focused on boys on Tue, April 7)
Audrey Brashich is the author of “All Made Up: A Girl’s Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype and Celebrating Real Beauty,” which has been featured on CNN, NBC, National Public Radio in the US, the CBC in Canada and in print media outlets worldwide including USA Today, New York Newsday, The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, The Daily Mail (England), The Toronto Star and The Vancouver Sun. She regularly serves as a television and radio commentator on trending pop culture issues and their impact on girls and women.
Audrey is also a former editor for teen magazines including YM and Seventeen, and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Teen People, Elle Girl, Girls Life, Health, Ms., Modern Bride and many national publications. As a child and teen, she modelled in New York for J. Crew, The New York Times and several teen magazines. She holds a master’s degree in the history of popular culture with a focus on youth and gender from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and has two sons. She currently splits her time between Vancouver and New York City.
The Vancouver District PAC is hosting a city-wide budget forum at the Vancouver School Board office (1580 W Broadway) on Thursday, February 26 at 7:00pm. At this forum the budget process will be explained, and there will be discussions regarding the pressures faced by the Board and possible approaches they may take. It is a good opportunity for those who would like to get involved earlier in the budget process, before the Board of Education releases its proposed budget in late March.
Thanks to Lori for sending the following article on physical activity increasing academic scores:
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