TENNYSON Yoga for Grades 1 to 3
(offered by West 2 CST, not PAC ... contact details below)
A yoga class where you can stretch, play, and have fun! We will learn dynamic breathing exercises, explore various poses, talk about philosophy and play all sorts of games.
When: Tuesdays April 14 to May 19, 2015 (6 sessions) In the Music Room
Time: 3:05pm— 4:05pm
Grades 1 to 3
Cost: $50 (or Pay What You Can Afford)
Max: 15 students
Forms are available here and outside of the office - please return completed forms to the drop box outside of the office.
If you have any questions please contact:
Les Smith, West 2 CST Coordinator: email@example.com
604.713.5610 ext. 2821 or cell: 778-229-9793
Remember what fun the Tennyson Track and Field team had last year? Well, we’re gearing up for another exciting season starting Monday, March 30 at 8 am sharp!
Registration form here
What does the Track and Field team do?
Students learn and practise track and field skills such as running (individual and relay), jumping (long jump and high jump) and throwing (shot put for intermediate students). Mini-meets are fun events held at Vancouver parks and schools. Intermediate students have the opportunity to participate in mini-meets for events they have been practicing. Primary students participate in fun meets at the school.
A coach from the Thunderbird Track and Field Club will work with our team likely next week, so be sure to get your registration forms in asap.
When do we show up?
Just like last year, practises are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 til 8:50 am before school (rain or shine). Practises will not take place on holidays or pro-d days.
Who can participate?
All Tennyson K-7 students may participate in practises, no experience is necessary. Students in K to grade 2 will require a parent to stay with them for the duration of the practises.
How does my child sign up?
Registration is free and forms are available right here and a few paper copies will be available outside the school office. Please return the forms to the marked mail slot outside the school office before your child’s first practise.
How can I help?
The Track and Field team is run by Tennyson parents and we need many of you to make this a successful activity. Whether you have athletic background or not - we need your help! Please pitch in by helping out at one of the stations (long jump, relay, shot put, high jump) or offering to drive to the meets when the call goes out. Please come out and talk to head coach, Jacqueline Crummey, or one of the coach-parents, and they’ll make sure your talents aren’t wasted!
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You can find today's email blast here:
March 26 email blast
2015-16 PAC Budget Survey
Public funds cover basic education at Lord Tennyson. A key purpose of money raised by Tennyson parents is to provide additional programmes and educational resources beyond those provided by the VSB and government to enhance the educational experience provided to our children.
Now is the time for YOU to share your opinions on the best way to spend our (PAC’s) fund-raised dollars. Please take five minutes to complete our 2015-16 PAC Budget Survey.
Your PAC Executive is required to prepare and present the 2015-16 budget for approval at the June 2015 Annual General Meeting. To facilitate this process, the survey provides each Tennyson parent with the opportunity to provide input and suggestions regarding possible 2015-16 PAC budgetary items.
The deadline for completing this brief survey is April 9. The survey link will be on the Tennyson home page until that time: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/lt-pac/2015-16-lord-tennyson-pac-budget-survey/
Primary students at Lord Tennyson were treated to a performance by Zero Heroes before Spring Break.
The Zero Heroes provide interactive presentations on reducing waste.
More info here.
The Tennyson Junior Book Club (Club de Livre) met on Tuesdays at lunch time for 8 weeks this winter. Two grade 5 students initiated and led this club with help from others. They shared their love of books with primary students and introduced some crafts to accompany the book each week. You will see their handiwork in the library. The club has wrapped up for the year but the shared enthusiasm for reading and discussing books (en français) lingers on!
There has been a lot of discussion in the media recently regarding the provincial education budget. To help provide more insight into the Vancouver Board of Education (VBE) budget specifically, here is a presentation by VBE Secretary-Treasurer Rick Krowchuck, which includes information about funding allocation and the operating budget:
There is a projected shortfall of $14.77 million in the 2015/2016 VBE budget. As a result, the Vancouver Board of Education has written the following letter to the Minister of Education, Peter Fassbender, and the Minister of Finance, Michael de Jong:
Also, there are several parent groups who are stepping up and taking action. On the following sites, you can find more about what they have done and will be doing, along with suggestions of how you can help speak up:
The following is a message from Lord Nelson PAC:
Due to the overwhelming interest in our anxiety presentation held at Lord Nelson in 2014, we are again offering our parents, guardians and members of the wider community the opportunity to hear a parent education presentation focused on anxiety. The angle of this presentation, Anxiety 101, differs from last year's, and is more developmental in nature. Rebecca Mitchell, M.A., RCC, and a member of The Wishing Star team, will speak about the perceived root of anxiety, alarm, and explore what it is that alarms children. She will also address coping strategies or ways to overcome alarm in the long term.
Date: Monday, March 30
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
For more information and to purchase tickets, please click on the following link: http://www.anxiety101.eventbrite.ca
Limited space is available, so reserve your ticket early online for only 5 dollars. Should tickets remain on the day of the event, they will be available at the door for 7 dollars.
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