Don't miss the Upcoming Parent Presentation on Friendship, Conflict and Building Resilience
Great news! Nicola Doughty, the smart and funny Registered Clinical Counsellor who shared her wisdom on parenting with us in the Fall, is returning to Tennyson to share her ideas about Friendship, Conflict and Building Resilience.
When: March 2nd, 2020
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Tennyson Library
Childcare provided in the staff room.
Nicola Doughty will deliver an interactive presentation outlining the development stages of children's emotional and social behaviours and support parents helping their children learn to make friends, uphold their own values and negotiate conflicts and peer relationships with confidence.
This interactive session will allow parents to workshop their own situations and come up with strategies to support their own children to make confident and healthy decisions in their developing relationships.
It's the start of Workout for Women’s Day, a week long campaign to celebrate and honour International Women's Day and raise money for three local charities:
1) Girls Rock Camp Vancouver
2) Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
3) Battered Women’s Support Services
If you haven’t yet, check out the schedule here and register for classes! I will be attending many of them so I hope to see you there (or message me and we can make a date to attend together)!
Tennyson mum, Shana Alexander, will be teaching 2 classes on Saturday, March 7th - 10:30 AM at RYU in Kits, and 5:30 PM at GymBox on W. Broadway with Andi Davis of Train of Thought Fitness. These will be high energy, feel-good classes with great tunes, door prizes and lots of love from yours truly. Sign up if you can!
Senior Choir to perform at the Vancouver School District Elementary Choral Festival
The Senior Choir, led by choirmaster Catherine Campolin, is taking part in the Vancouver School District Elementary Choral Festival on March 11. This is an amazing opportunity for our students to perform in front of a large audience and to enjoy other choirs perform.
The annual three-day festival celebrates students' talents and accomplishments and seeks to share music across the District. Each choir that participates presents two of their favourite selections; and, all choirs must also master two pieces to sing altogether at the end of the evening – with only one rehearsal to prepare.
Eight schools will be performing on the night that Tennyson is presenting and we are likely to have a full house.
The event details:
Date: Wednesday March 11th, 2020
Show time: 7PM - 9PM
Place: John Oliver Secondary Auditorium (530 East 41st Ave. at Fraser St.)
Tickets: by donation at the door
Come along to enjoy a wonderful night of music if you can.
Thank you to the Noon-Hour Program team for offering programs like the choir that add such richness to our kids' education.
To keep our parent community up to date with PAC activities we share news through the website and weekly email. Tai, our email champion, sends out the weekly blast and I put the information on the website. It's a great partnership!
Unfortunately I wont be able to manage the website next year so I'm looking for someone, or team of people, to take over. The sooner you can start the better so we can work together and handover smoothly.
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More than 40 parents attended Monday's PAC meeting for a presentation on last year's Grade 7 Quebec trip and a discussion about the trip going forward. It was exciting to see so many parents there and from the conversation it's clear that the trip means a lot to the school community.
We want to give a big thank you to Tennyson alum, Rachel, who gave a great presentation and answer lots of questions about her exchange experience. Thank you too to her mum, Karen Davies, who is currently co-chair of the Quebec 2021 team. Karen shared her thoughts on the fundraising for the trip and on hosting an exchange student. Rachel and Karen kindly offered to record their presentation for parents who couldn't make it to the meeting; we'll post it on the website when we get it. In the meantime, here is the Quebec 2021 Parent Presentation which is packed with useful information about the Quebec trip and the Quebec Futures Fund and Quebec Trip Document page which has all you need to know about planning and implementing the exchange.
The key take-aways from the discussion that followed are:
Although no conclusions were drawn, it was good to have a conversation about something that is so important for all our children. Please feel free to post comments here to share you opinion. All voices are welcome.
Pink Shirt Day Assemblies
Students and teachers alike donned pink today at Tennyson, to mark Pink Shirt Day, raise awareness about bullying and spread the message that bullying stops here!
A big thank you to Madame Kateryna and the Grade 6 and 7 students who delivered inspirational assemblies about inclusion. And, a thank you to Mme Simone and Mme Jacinthe and their Grade 2 classes who sang beautifully for the whole school.
Above are some pictures from the day; send me any you took so I can add them to the slideshow
Without a doubt that our world is changing rapidly, and the jobs we thought our kids would have may not even exist when they grow up. Nowadays, young adults find themselves taking on positions like social media manager, digital marketing specialist, an influencer or YouTuber. These jobs were born as a result of the changing world. The tools our kids need for the future requires innovative education and RIse Venture School is at the forefront of this evolution.
We teach students 8-14 years old, applicable life skills through Entrepreneurship. Taught in the form of camps and workshops, students will learn:
If you think this our program can add value to your community, please post this on the PAC site and forward to families you feel it will benefit. Our program ties together all the teachings from the new BC ADST curriculum.
Nanny Available Starting April 20
We are looking to find our awesome Irish nanny, Emily, a new home. She doesn’t have a vehicle but she drives and is available to work full time starting April 20. She’s been an absolute dream for the past year and a half with our very energetic three year old and our artsy daughter who’s currently in grade 1 at Tennyson. Super reliable, flexible, patient and an all around gem. We can’t recommend her highly enough. Email her at email@example.com if you think she might be a fit for you, or Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions for us.
Calling all actors, stage hands and the curious!
This Friday, February 28 at lunchtime, we will hold the first meeting of the Tennyson Drama club. Place TBA.
All grades are welcome, and no one will have to act if they don’t feel comfortable. We will start by playing a few drama games, and starting to discuss our ideas and plans for future skits,short plays, and maybe even a long-term plan of a musical.
Any questions may be directed to Jacqueline Crummey by phone or text: 778.788.2585
Boogaloo Dance Academy have some exciting new programs for the Fall. SPARK! Begins Fall 2020-2021!
They are offering two High School Credit programs for dancers of all skill levels from beginner to elite.
SCHOOL CREDIT PROGRAM
Train with Vancouver’s top professionals in Street and/or Classical styles of dance and earn up to 16 credits a year for grades 9−12*. The program runs from September 2020 to June 2021 with classes starting as early as 2:30 pm. *Grade 8 credits available at select schools.
ELITE LEVEL DANCE PROGRAM
Train with Vancouver’s top professionals in Street and/or Classical styles of dance: our elite level curriculum is open to high school students enrolled in Magee Secondary’s SpArts Program. Take academic classes at Magee in the mornings and train at Boogaloo studios in the afternoons.
For more information please call us at 604 805-0558 or email email@example.com
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