Tennyson students had some fun with the last Theme Day of the year ... Crazy Hair Day.
The next big day is Sport's Day on Friday, June 21! Parents are welcome.
Thank you to all of the parents who helped with this year's Staff Appreciation Luncheon. And a HUGE thank you to Dianne Sankey for organizing this event on behalf of Tennyson PAC. The staff at Tennyson were blown away and were very appreciative of our efforts.
Thank you to the parents who donated food items or money, helped with the organizing and money collecting, or showed up on Thursday to help with set up and clean up. It was a huge success.
Flowers were donated by Oasis (Arbutus & 12th) and Garlands (2950 W Broadway). Thank you Oasis and Garlands.
Former Tennyson music teacher and student, Will Stroet, has a new TV show on Kids CBC called Will's Jams. The epsiode of "Hockey's Just Really Cool" featuring a number of Tennyson students premiered earlier today. We expect it will re-run soon, but don't know exactly when.
Will Jams airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:25am. Set your PVRs!
In February our Grade 7 students went on an exchange to Quebec, and now it's our turn to host the Quebec students at Tennyson (affectionately known as the "Quebec Twins").
The Quebec Twins arrived this past Wednesday and will be here for one week until Wednesday, May 29. Our Grade 7 students will be accompanying them on Vancouver sight-seeing adventures for the week.
If you are not planning to return to Tennyson in September, please print the form below and drop if off (filled out) to the school office. Forms can also be picked up at the office. Administration needs to submit numbers to VSB and the form must be returned by June 7.
Once again, Lord Tennyson will be one of the VSB summer school sites. Lord Tennyson will be offering French Immersion courses from July 8 to July 26. For more information and to register, go to http://summer.vsb.bc.ca
Parents - come have some fun painting fish for the Stream of Dreams mural. The fish and paint are out every morning in May in the school basement. Please come sooner than later so you don't miss out.
Students will paint the white side of their individual fish in early June. The back side of the fish are being painted with blue primer. The fish will then be attached to the school fence on June 14.
The Lord Tennyson strings program capped off another successful year tonight with its year end strings concert.
A big congratulations to all the students who performed wonderfully, entertaining a capacity crowd in the school gym. The concert was followed by a social including a selection of treats and drinks, as organized by the PAC.
A big thank you goes to our strings teacher Mme. Fong for teaching the students this year and preparing them so well for tonight's big show. We will unfortunately be saying goodbye to Mme. Fong next year, but are happy to be welcoming back Mme. Anderson who has been on maternity leave this past school year.
Thank you to the all of tonight's performers, and to everyone who attended this entertaining event.
On Thursday May 9, the kindergarten class of Mme Simone and the grade 2 classes of Mme Jacinthe, and Mme Halowaty, along with some parent volunteers, headed to Science World for several hours of unique and hands on science education. In the morning, the students headed up the long ramp to the OMNIMAX theatre at the top of the dome where they were treated to a presentation, in French, about insects. This prepped them for the subsequent film (also in French) about the life of several insects in a rainforest. As huge images of insects and non-insects including millipedes, praying mantises, spiders, beetles and butterflies filled the giant screen, students got a sense of the wonder, complexity, and dangers (the mantis ate the butterfly after all its efforts going from larva to butterfly) in the bug-eat-bug world.
The groups went to their own special activities after the movie, including a stop for lunch and some free time at the exhibits. Below are some photos of Mme Jacinthe's class in the structures lab, where they had to work in teams to build a geodesic dome that they could then briefly play in. They saw how using triangles and adding layers made it more stable (less wobbly).
Everyone had a great time, got to see and do cool things, and probably didn't even realize they were getting educated at the same time!
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Today was a special day at Lord Tennyson -- the day that Monsieur Simon (Simon Mikulash, Grade 2) was Principal for a Day. M. Simon won this honour after his performance at the recent Spring Fling (randomly chosen from all performers).
After arriving at school on his scooter while dressed in his suit, M. Simon announced a set of new school rules. (Mme. Lavoie commented that Simon's brother Peter (Grade 6) seemed to have some influence on the rules.)
Highlights of M. Simon's day included receiving a set of school keys, appointing 2 Vice Principals (brother Peter and buddy Jonah), making rounds to all the classrooms, and letting children into their classrooms to retrieve forgotten lunches during the lunch-hour.
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