Tennyson students enjoyed a fun and educational visit from Poultry in Motion, a mini-replica poultry barn, this sunny March day. The Poultry in Motion trailer consists of three sections, showing two life stages of broiler chickens, plus their parent stock – the breeders. Each section is set up as a very small scale poultry barn, showing you how poultry farming is done in BC. A presenter spoke to the students about the lifecycle of the chicken and chicken farming in BC.
You can find out more about Poultry in Motion and chicken farming on the BC Chicken Marketing Board website. There are also some great worksheet and activities that could fill an hour on a rainy spring break day.
Please find two upcoming parent evening presentations on "Raising Digitally Responsible Youth" which will be facilitated by Safer Schools Together. These presentations are free to parents.
Monday, April 16, 6:30 at Van Tech Secondary - info here
Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 at Prince of Wales Secondary - info here
The second and final PAC fundraiser of the 2017/18 school year is a Spell-a-thon that will take place Friday April 20, 2018.
For the Spell-a-thon, students will take a spelling test in class (usually their weekly dictee) on Friday April 20 and raise funds for the PAC through pledges from friends and family for each correct answer they get. As an incentive for the students to get lots of pledges, small prizes will be awarded randomly and to the top fundraisers in each class. As well, there will be a pizza party for the division that raises the most funds. The spell-a-thon organizers will be sending out the pledge forms two weeks before the event.
In the meantime, the Spell-a-thon organizers are looking for small incentive prizes for all grades. Examples of some awesome prizes include books (from the Scholastic book fair perhaps!), cinema tickets from Costco, gift cards from local businesses, small toys, Lego, crafts, puzzles and games. All donations are gratefully accepted; please leave them in the Spell-a-thon bin in the photocopy room, across from the office. We are hoping to get about 70 prizes if we can, Alternatively, use this letter to solicit something from a business in your neighborhood.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In particular, if you are going to be soliciting prizes, please check with her so we don’t bother a particular business more than once. We’ll start promoting the prizes the week of April 9, so it would be great to have your contribution by then. Thank you for the support!
The Noon Hour Program registration for the Spring term will open on Thursday, March 8 at 7 pm
Here is a list of the courses offered this Spring.
And a FAQ document can be found here
If it is 7:01 pm on March 8 and the fundraising button is still not open, refresh your browser. That didn’t work either? Sign out and sign in again! Still not working? We have no idea!
The Noon Hour Programs are offered at Tennyson as a not-for-profit program. The fees associated with the classes cover the instructor’s fee and supplies. Classes are open to students in grades 1 - 7 (each class has a particular age requirement) and are offered between 12:25pm and 12:55pm after students have eaten their lunch. Courses are taught by experienced and paid instructors. The program is volunteer run and could use a bit more volunteer support. Please email NoonHourPrograms@lordtennyson.ca if you can be at the school from 12:15 - 12:35 on a particular day to help with getting students to class.
Unfortunately, there are still no classes for Kindergarteners. Thank you for your understanding ... they can join the fun next year.
Many classes fill quickly so please do not delay in registering. If your child didn’t get a space, email us to be added to the waitlist.
Questions? email NoonHourPrograms@lordtennyson.ca
Tennyson Tiger Track and Field season at Lord Tennyson is starting soon!
We need lots of parent volunteers to make sure this happens. Please contact Jacqueline Crummey if you can help: email@example.com
Track and Field is for all Lord Tennyson Elementary students, from K-7. We have three divisions:
Junior-X Grades K-2 - parents or caregivers need to be in attendance at practices
Junior Grades 3-5
Senior Grades 6-7
Each season we start practices a couple of weeks after spring break, on the field and playground, and in the gym. Practices are Monday, Wednesday, Friday when school is in session, starting at 8am. We always have school staff support, this year's sponsor teachers tba.
The events are: high-jump, long-jump, shot-put, relay, and individual running races such as 100m for Juniors & Seniors, 600m for Juniors, and 800m for Seniors. Races to be confirmed by district coordinators.
Friday practices include a snack for afterwards, which parents collaborate in providing.
Standard equipment is a pair of socks & running shoes (it can be super challenging to do high jump on rubber boots or sandals, not to mention unsafe).
Bright orange Tennyson Athletic synthetic t-shirts are used as our school uniform. Please buy them for your student before the practices begin, so your athlete can wear them to the practices. We also have shirts available for volunteers and adult supporters, in a variety of sizes.
Shirts are available for a cost of $20, and are virtually indestructible. If the cost is not possible for your family, please send a confidential email to our principal, Doug Roch at firstname.lastname@example.org, for a bursary. No student will be left out due to inability to afford a shirt.
The regular season involves weekly mini-meets at various schools around the west-side from 3:30-5pm, culminating with a season ending divisional meet at Point Grey Secondary School. Dates tba.
The Juniors are usually at 9am, back at school for lunch. The seniors start at 1pm, ending before 3pm. For the youngest group, all Track & Field Junior and Senior members run a mini-meet at the school following the end of regular season practices. It is a fun morning practice, with races, ribbons, snacks and excitement!
All information about track & field will be available as soon as it is available.
Looking forward to another great season with the Tigers!
Here is the March 1 newsletter from M. Roch and Mme. Vosahlo.
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