Thank you to the local businesses who are supporting Lord Tennyson Elementary by donating items for our Spring Fling raffle baskets. Some are donating entire baskets!
Tennyson parents - let's do our best to support the businesses that support our school! Please say thanks next time you are in one of the following stores picking up some much needed supplies (bbq items and wine!):
Kitsilano Liquor Store - 2289 West Broadway (say "hi" and thanks to Dave)
Village VQA Wines - 1811 West 1st Ave (say "hi" and thanks to Mary)
Pete's Meat - 12th and Arbutus (say "hi"and thanks to Pete)
Burrard Liquor Store - 2401 Burrard St (say "hi" and thanks to Chantell)
Randal Kurt Photography - our very own, award-winning Tennyson parents Randal & Meralon
Taste to Savour - our very own, delicious caterer and Tennyson parent, Tracy Rowand
If you are successful with other businesses donating items, please email the names to email@example.com
A highlight of the Spring Fling (besides the students performing) is the raffle baskets that the divisions put together.
Here is a list of themes for each division (as well as the class parent who you will likely hear from soon).
Thank you if you are able to help with the basket for your child's division.
Please contact your class parent or the organizer, Susan Hynes (Class Parent Division 8 and 14), if you have any questions.
Division 1 - class parent Toni Botham - Movie night basket - dvd's, movie tickets or passes, popcorn, candy, drinks, chocolate, etc.
Division 2 - Dianne Sankey - Gourmet Food basket - selection of gourment jams, crackers, dips, wine, cheese, etc. It may also include napkins, small plates or wine glasses.
Division 3 – Melanie Pasemko - Chocoholics basket - anything and everything chocolate.
Division 4 – Angie Mercier - Money Tree basket - Money tree a collection of lottery tickets attached to the branches of a tree planted into a pot.
Division 5 – Janice Gilmore and Beth Elliott - Gardening basket - shovels, gloves, seeds, planter, books, tools, maybe a voucher to a gardening store, all related to gardening.
Division 6 – Eliza Javier and Janice Gilmore - Book Bonanza for Children - a variety of books and other reading material to keep children reading over the summer holidays.
Division 7 – Irit Uzan - Book Bonanza for Adults - a variety of books and reading materials for adults.
Division 8 – Susan Hynes- Wine basket #1 - selection of wines, crackers, and glasses
Division 9 – Toni Botham - Wine Basket #2 - selection of wines, crackers and glasses.
Division 10 – Janice Gilmore - Gift card Basket #1 - a selection of gift cards to local stores, restaurants.
Division 11 – Tracy O’Neile - Gift card Basket #2 - a selection of gift cards to local stores, restaurants.
Division 12 – Tamisha Parris - Grocery basket - a collection of money to purchase a gift card at a local grocery store, like Greens, IGA or Choices.
Division 13 – Martha Salazar, Heather MacRitchie and Sophie McCall - Hanging basket/planter basket - a collection of money from class to purchase a beautiful basket or planter.
Division 14 – Susan Hynes - BBQ basket - everything you need for a bbq from sauces, spices, ketchup, mustard, tools, oven mitts to a gift voucher to purchase meat.
Division 15 – Christina Swindells-Nader - Beach basket - games for the beach, towels, blankets, toys, magazines and books, sunscreen, beach chairs,etc.
Division 16 – Ye Yin and Kayin Fields - Arts and Craft basket - a variety of craft materials to keep everyone entertained over the summer. Pencils, paper, markers, stickers, glue, paint and more.
Division 17 – Melanie Pasemko and Sara Ter Keurs - Games basket - a variety of card games, board games and puzzles to play while relaxing during the summer holidays with family.
Ready Set Learn
One of government’s commitments is to ensure that more children are ready for success when
they enter Kindergarten. The Province's Ready, Set, Learn initiative recognizes that families
need good information about how to support their young child’s early learning, as well as,
development of positive connections with the school system and local community agencies.
The Ministry of Education funds boards of education to offer Ready, Set, Learn events in local
schools. Families and their three-year-olds who attend will engage in play-based early learning
activities while finding out about the early learning programs and services offered by the local
school district and/or school. Many host schools also provide additional resources to help
influence school readiness.
Ready, Set, Learn events can include school tours, visits to the school library, interactive play
activities for children and their parents, information sessions for parents and caregivers,
presentations by community agencies and other activities that support preschool aged
Therefore, if you have a three-year-old child, or know of someone with a three-year-child, we
invite you to attend our Ready, Set, Learn session here at Lord Tennyson on Wednesday, April
30th at 1:30 PM in our library.
The following letter to parents is from Steve Caldwell who is the Superintendent of the Vancouver School Board.
Thanks to those parents who got involved last week when the VSB released the preliminary 2014/2015 budget. Tennyson had quite a presence at the board meeting where many parents expressed their concerns about the potential elimination of the elementary Band & Strings Program.
There are no guarantees yet but ...
Check out the latest news about the VSB Band & Strings Program
The Strings Program is an optional program that currently starts in Gr 4 at Tennyson ... Gr 3 parents, stay tuned for more information. Currently the registration date for this year's Gr 3 students is Wed, June 4 at 8am.
Check out our Holiday Concert blog entry from this school year!
This coming Thursday afternoon, the second big Lost and Found purge will take place. Is your child missing something? There are lots of items! Sweaters, coats, hats, mitts, scarves, lunch bags and a few other odd items!
As most parents are likely to attend the upcoming Student Led Conferences next week, while you are in the school please take the opportunity to drop by the Lost and Found (in the alcove across from room 105) and see if you recognize anything! Recently, a mom found not 1, not 2, but 3 long lost articles :)
Any items not retrieved by end of school day on Thursday (April 17th) will be gathered, cleaned and donated to a local charity. Merci.
Thanks to Carina (mom of Kai in Gr 1) for setting up a Tennyson team for the ChildRun which takes place on Sunday, June 1.
The ChildRun early registration ends Tuesday, April 15. A Tennyson school team page has been set up, in case we can get 10 runners interested. It is called Tennyson Track Tigers. This means we would get customized t-shirts delivered to the school and a team photo. The event is held on Sunday, June 1st, at Queen Elizabeth Park.
All proceeds support BC Children's Hospital.
The 5 km race is fun and very well organized, though if you have a young runner, adult accompaniment is a good idea, since the crowds are pretty huge. Each child registered will need his/her own parent to be with them ... Tennyson will not be providing parents to chaperone (the crowds are too large to watch extra kids).
Register here and be sure to choose to register for an existing team and then search for Tennyson Track Tigers. No, you do not need to be part of Track & Field to register.
Hello Tennyson Track and Fielders,
The Track and Field Team will kick-off Monday, April 7 with the first practice of the season.
Practices are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8am … meet in front of the school.
All abilities and ages are welcome but students in Gr 2 and under must have a supervising adult with them at the practices.
Registration forms are available at www.lordtennyson.ca or in front of the school office. Please bring the completed form to your child's first practice.
Thank you to Zachary and Josh's mom, Jacqueline Crummey, and her team of parents who make this happen! Volunteers rock!
The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming!
It will be held from Monday, April 14th - Thursday April 17th and will feature both English and French books. Proceeds from this fair are given as book credits to the Library, ALL Classrooms, and the Learning Assistance programs.
This is the perfect time to browse through many of the Scholastics books and then purchase or order books for your child's home library. The more books you buy, the more books Tennyson gets too!
The fair will be open before school, at lunch, and after school. Conferences are being held the same week so come visit us before or after your individual conference!
We need volunteers during the book fair in addition to set-up on Friday April 11th and closing on Thursday April 17th. Anyone who is interested in volunteering to help before/during or after the book fair please contact Shauna Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s a fun way to browse the books and also get to know all the students at Tennyson.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Please be advised that the VSB Gifted/Challenge Summer Program is now online. You can look at course offerings and download application forms.
The summer program runs from July 7-25 at Mackenzie Elementary School.
More information can be found at http://www.vsb.bc.ca/glsp
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