Do your kids want to skate fast? Come try out short track speed skating!
The Vancouver Speed Skating Club has an established tradition of recruiting Tennyson Tigers for it’s small and friendly club. Skaters participate for fun and fitness and some choose to train for competition at Speed Skate Canada sanctioned events. Some of our skaters speed skate to supplement their hockey or figure skating, for others, speed skating is their primary sport.
Practices are at family friendly times and a handy location (Wednesday late afternoon and Sunday evening at Kits rink) and formal racing with other clubs is entirely optional, but really fun!
Drop-ins available on Sunday, February 28 and Sunday, March 13. Click the “Try Speed Skating” box on the web homepage to sign up. (Yes, that is a Tennyson alumni on the homepage taking the lead in his race!)
All ages welcome and all that is needed to start out is the ability to get across the ice from one end of the rink to the other unassisted (falling and getting back up is totally OK!).
Pink Day 2016
Thank you to Mme Lorieau and the Gr 7 student leaders for organizing the Pink Day Assemblies today.
Mme Lapierre's class was part of the Acceptance Dance at a Giant's game last week. Check it out here.
They also performed today at the assembly. And Mme Simone's Kindergarten class was absolutely adorable singing today too. Thanks for the pink support everyone!
Please see the following message from Vancouver Thunderbirds Track & Field:
We still have some space in our FREE Track and Field Spring Break Camp for grades 3-7. Please feel free to pass this information along to any other families too!
Children will learn sprinting, jumping, throwing, relay techniques, stretching and fitness routines from our coaching staff lead by our Head Coach - Junior Development, Graeme Fell.
· Monday, March 14th
· Wednesday, March 16th
· Friday, March 18th
Location: Lord Byng Main Gym (3939 West 16th Avenue)
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
TO REGISTER, PLEASE COMPLETE OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM.
The Vancouver Thunderbirds Track and Field Camp gratefully acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia.
New bike racks!!!
Check out the east side of the school ... there are 2 new bike racks!
Bring on the nice weather and the biking!
Come Try Ringette sessions (free)
2 FREE "Come Try Ringette" sessions
Hillcrest Arena - Saturday 2:00 pm Feb 20, 2016
Trout Lake Arena - Sunday 8:30 am Feb 28, 2016
No skating experience necessary - open to kids aged 4 to 14.
Skates and helmets provided at no charge.
It's a fun, free, coached session for kids of all ages and ability levels.
Register online at www.ComeTryRingette.ca
or contact VRAComeTryRingette@gmail.com
Here is the flyer with all of the details.
What's Happening to Public Education in BC? Panel presentation on Wed, Feb 24 at Bayview Elementary
Did you know that the VSB is now updating its Strategic Plan?
The goal is to keep meeting the needs of this unique district and ensure student achievement and well-being.
The new plan will provide a clear framework for action over the next 5 years and input is needed from parents, teachers, staff, and students to update the plan effectively.
Key questions include:
How can you get involved?
1. Attend the Ideas Fair - Feb 18 at Prince of Wales Secondary School. Drop-in to this fun, interactive event any time from 4-7pm.
2. Complete a Survey - share your key issues and priorities for the future. Survey link here.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY BY FEB 21st!
3. Go to the website to see the video, learn more about the project, and sign up for updates.
Please share this information with your networks and encourage people to participate.
Tennyson's seismic upgrade status
Tennyson is currently in the PDR phase of the seismic upgrade process. What does this mean?
The PDR (Project Definition Report) is currently underway. It is the feasibility study where a team investigates whether the school building should be strengthened or rebuilt. The report will define the project scope of work and costing for submission to the Ministry of Education for funding approval.
No parent input yet!!
The Vancouver School Board has created website pages for each school that is "in the upgrade queue".
Here is the VSB Tennyson Seismic page. We will also update our website's Tennyson Seismic page as we get updates. Let the fun begin!
Grade 7s are in Quebec!
The grade 7s had a very early departure yesterday morning and have now enjoyed their first full day in Quebec. The students are paired with a Quebec student while away (and stay with their family for the week). During the day they participate in group activities with their Tennyson friends and the Quebec students.
Besides being an amazing cultural experience, our students come home even more fluent in French!
What a great opportunity! Thank you to Mme Lorieau, Mme Cynthia, Mme Teckert, and M Brian who have accompanied our students on the trip.
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