The annual Lord Tennyson “A-THON” Fundraiser took place on February 14th, with the prizes awarded on February 27th. It was a very successful event, raising close to $10,000 for the school. Along with the Kickstart campaign, we have exceeded our fundraising goal for the year! Thank you Tennyson parents.
This year our top 3 fundraisers (and spellers) were Simon Mikulash, grade 3; Alison Roman, grade1; and Michaela Astudello, grade 2. Prizes were also given to the top 2 fundraisers in each grade and there were more than 30 random prize draws for other participants. The best division at fundraising was Division 7, followed closely by Division 9. They will be getting a pizza lunch and milk and cookies, respectively. Needless to say, many children were happy about doing their spelling test!!
Thanks to all those family members and friends who supported our spellers and our school.
Thanks to Coach Jennifer (a Tennyson mom) for coaching the Gr 6 girls basketball team this season.
Thanks to Mme Lavoie for supporting the team and attending the games.
The season is over ... we look forward to seeing the girls play again next year when they are in grade 7.
Finally! The Spring Pocket Market has arrived! This time, the class of Div. 2 with the help of Earth Bites has made funky and fun…..
Ø Mason bee homes
Ø Honey (local)
Ø Transplants/seedlings, kale, spinach, swiss chard & parsley
Ø Row/plant markers
Ø Soil (compost)
So, if you have any interest in these items above to make your garden pop! then please come and have fun choosing your snazzy items. Last year we made it past our goal of $500 but this time we are raising money for new tools and more seeds for our garden to make it better and more fun to watch our plants grow. The Pocket Market will run on March 13 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm at the front of the school. So, please come and get it because we know you won’t regret it!!
The Tennyson library has many new books in its collection. Check out the covers below and see if something catches your eye (there are new French titles and also new English titles).
Students are welcome to drop by and check out a new book. School families - come in for a visit!
Where to put the books? Support the library and buy a Tennyson book bag! Spring special - 2 for $12 (see Mme Lyse in the library). These sturdy bags are perfect for books, dance clothes, piano music, groceries ...
Mornings 8:45 to 9 am: Monday through Friday
After School 3:00 to 3:15 pm: Every day except Wednesdays
Ordering for the Final Lunch Session will open Saturday, March 8 and will close Sunday, March 23 (during Spring Break). Please order early so that you do not forget over Spring Break. The lunch administrator will be away over Spring Break ... ordering early will allow you to ask questions and get help if needed.
Ordering through Munchalunch on the bottom left side of our home page. If this is your first time ordering - WELCOME - you will need to set up an account and assign children. It is user-friendly and fun!
What are the options?
Sushi Mondays in April, May, and June 2 & June 9.
Pizza Wednesdays in April, May, and June 4 & June 11.
Sports Day Lunch on Friday, June 20 (this is the only lunch offered in the last two weeks of school).
Five Buck Friday Lunches in April!!
Pick some, pick all, pick only Sports Day ... the choices are practically endless.
Yes, you read that correctly, in April you could get away with only making lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Five Buck Friday Lunches are a PILOT PROJECT. We are trying out a new option to see if it could make sense for next year - no guarantees! Hot lunches will be provided by Calhoun's on Broadway. We have tasted (and they passed our taste test) but now you can find out if they pass your child's test! Each menu offers something different so that your child can try a variety of items. We will ask for feedback at the end.
Because this is a PILOT PROJECT (and requires a bunch more volunteer hours from a variety of people), we will not offer cancellations, refunds, etc for the Friday lunches. It is only 3 Fridays (one Friday in April is a holiday) - so, not a huge commitment. Think of it as a trial and enjoy an easier Friday morning.
It will be a "bring your own water bottle" and "no dessert" kind of party. Must keep it simple and healthy!
Here is what we will try out on Fridays (the variety is on purpose so that kids can see and taste as many options as possible):
* lightly curry spiced
** lightly spiced butter chicken
*** contains a bit of spinach but no mushrooms
**** Friday, April 25 is also a Gr 6/7 Friday lunch ... please do not order from this menu if your child prefers to eat out.
Sports Day Lunch
Panago pizza slices, fresh fruit cups, fresh veggie cups, frozen yogurt tubes, homemade oatmeal choc chip cookies, juice boxes
The grade 4 - 7 students were entertained and educated today by a Justice Theatre presentation.
This interactive presentation is a mock trial where 12 of our students are chosen for the jury. Today's trial was on cyber-bullying. In the end, our jury declared the defendant guilty.
The Justice Theatre presentations are a highlight every year for the intermediate students. They are always thoroughly enjoyed by the students.
This, along with the Whoa Presentation tomorrow for K - Gr 3s, is sponsored by your PAC's Fine Arts budget.
Thank you PAC (that is all of us!).
It was the first school dance at Tennyson in a long time and, based on the cheers, screams of excitement, and the strong finish with almost everyone on the dance floor at 9pm dancing to the last song (Mr. Saxobeat), it was a fun night out for the kids.
Madison K had this to say about the event : "I think the school dance on Friday was pretty good. My friends and I had a really good time just dancing with each other. I think it's cool that we got a DJ and how we had lights everywhere! I think it would be even better if more people came and if the song requests got in but over all I thought that it was a pretty good 1st dance."
One grade 5 girl declared the dance "the best night of her life".
The kids danced the night away to a number of songs like Titanium, Counting Stars, Party Rock and more. Thank you to all our volunteers (as always) who made this FUN raiser a great evening for the kids at Tennyson and to Jackson (our DJ) and Mme Lavoie for making the whole thing a possibility.
The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids' Mental Health in partnership with Anxiety BC is offering a free presentation "Helping Your Anxious Child: What it Looks Like and What Parents Can Do". The presentation will be held on Thursday, March 20th at the BC Children's Hospital. For further details, including the registration link, please see: https://helping-anxious-child-talk.eventbrite.ca
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