Three Tennyson students spent their ProD day making Rice Krispy Squares and selling them at a local park. They raised over $110 for the Vancouver Food Bank! Way to go, girls ... great initiative.
Update on Seismic Mitigation Program
The VBE is committed to improving the safety of students and staff in the event of an earthquake. In order to achieve this goal as quickly as possible, the Ministry of Education and the VBE have formed the Vancouver Project Office. The goal of the Vancouver Project Office is to expedite all VBE seismic projects. This co-governed office will be staffed by professional personnel dedicated to overseeing the seismic projects in Vancouver schools.
Tennyson is one of the 16 schools that was scheduled to begin the Project Definition Report (PDR) phase in January 2015. Due to the complexity of seismic upgrade work and the extended time required to complete the previous round of schools, the Vancouver Board of Education (VBE) has decided to prioritize the first 8 of these schools. Consultants for these first eight projects have been retained and have commenced work on the PDR phase of the project. The work in the PDR phase requires approximately 6-12 months to examine all aspects of the project and to recommend the seismic option needed. When the seismic option is decided on, the school community is informed and work proceeds to the next phases.
Subject to available resources, the second group of schools identified in the Capital Plan are targeted to begin the PDR phase in the later part of 2015.
Please contact your school Principal if you have further questions.
List of the FIRST 8 Schools:
Great to see so many students spending time in the school garden! Hopefully we will have a greenhouse soon too!
Landscaping stones - we need some!
There is a new picnic table in the garden and we would love to put some landscaping stonework under it. Please send firstname.lastname@example.org a note if you can help source and pick up the stones. You don't need to cover the cost, we are just looking for someone heading to a landscaping store or who has a connection.
The VSB is holding hearings to get public input on their proposed 2015/2016 budget:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:00pm
Mount Pleasant School, 2300 Guelph Street
Purpose: Public input on the 2015/2016 Preliminary Budget
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00pm
Education Centre, 1580 West Broadway
Purpose: Public input on the Revised 2015/2016 Budget Proposal
Updated info for Track & Field
Hi Tennyson Tigers!
What a great launch to the track and field season - the kids have been out enjoying themselves and the weather has been great!
It’s been a great week for the Track and Field team, and we’re up to 48 eager tigers running, jumping and throwing! Practices started last Monday, March 30 and run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 8:50. We are delighted to have coach Steve from the Thunderbirds Track and Field Club working with our team periodically this season.
Parent Volunteers needed:
Friday Snack Day Our Tennyson Tigers work hard throughout the week and it would be nice to celebrate after Friday practises with a snack. Any parents interested in bringing a snack on an upcoming Friday morning practise? (no nuts please!)
Mini meet and district meet drivers :
We will be asking parents to coordinate transportation for their children to and from meets amongst themselves. If you are driving any children other than your own to or from meets, please complete a VSB Driver Approval form and have it signed by Mme Lavoie. Please also check with the meet coordinator of that day before leaving the school with students.
Mini-Mini Meet Organizers :
The VSB Track and Field events are aimed at students in Grades 3 to 7. Any parents keen on helping organize a Mini-Mini Meet at the school to include the K to 2‘s should contact Carina (email@example.com)
New registrations will be accepted until Monday, April 13. There is no cost, but please submit a registration form to ensure your child may participate; forms are available outside the school office or on the Tennyson website and can be dropped in the mail slot. Students in K to grade 2 will require a parent to stay with them for the duration of the practises.
Mini-meets and District Meets:
Mini-meets are fun events held at nearby parks and schools. Attendance at mini-meets is not required, but are alot of fun! Students have the opportunity to participate in mini-meets for events they have been practising. Our team has been practising long jump, running, high jump and shot put, and will represent Tennyson fiercely!
Please complete a Track and Field Mini-Meet and District Meet Form if your child plans to participate in any of the meets (this is attached and in addition to the registration form).
Mini-Meets are at Camosun Park (16th and Camosun) 3:30 to 5 pm
Juniors (grades 3 to 5): Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 21
Seniors (grades 6 and 7): Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 19
The Final meet is an exciting event that takes place on May 26th at Point Grey Secondary School. Put this one in your calendars as it is too much fun to be missed! Your child should attend at least one mini-meet during the season in order to attend this Final Meet.
Juniors (grades 3-5) participate from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm
Seniors (grades 6-7) participate from 1 pm until 3/3:30 pm.
We ask that students wear their Tennyson orange t-shirts from cross country to the mini meets and district meet. If you don’t have one already, you may purchase one (limited supply available) from Giuliana Bertuzzi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Who's Who in the Zoo:
Tennyson Tigers Track and Field Head Coaches: Jacqueline Crummey and Rob Severyn (parents of Zachary, Grade 4 and Josh, K). They are supported by an enthusiastic and hard-working team of parent coaches: Karoly Barna, Ed Sernoski, Lori Velisek, Ryan McCuaig and Carina Blafield . More coaches would be welcomed!
Teacher coaches: Mme Christine, Mme Elizabeth, Mme Renee.
Paperwork: Beth Elliott (Mom of Charlotte, Grade 5) and Giuliana Bertuzzi (Mom of Sophia, Grade 6)
Principal Cheerleader: Jacqueline Lavoie
Parents are encouraged to participate: if you have a bit of time on your way to work, feel free to help out at one of the stations (long jump, relay, shot put) and cheer our Tigers along.
Any questions, please email: email@example.com
Please see the info from the District Parent Advisory Council about the upcoming Families Against Cuts to Education (FACE) rally this Sunday, April 12 at noon at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
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