Orange was everywhere last week at the District Track & Field Meet!
Here are results that I was told about (feel free to send more results to firstname.lastname@example.org):
Team: Maddi Cook, Maiya Karsan and Rio Pesochin
4x100 meters relay: 3rd place ribbons (all)
4x200 meters relay: 4th place ribbons (all)
100 meter dash: (out of 6)
Rio Pesochin: 1st place ribbon
Maiya Karsan: 1st place ribbon
Maddi Cook: 5th place ribbon
Rhiley Klein: 3rd place ribbon
Rio Pesochin: 3rd place ribbon (1.10 m)
Rio Pesochin: 1st place ribbon (3.70m)
Maiya Karsan: 3rd place ribbon (5.5m)
Wow, what a great Bike to School Week! For Tennyson’s First Bike to School week, we have much to be proud of and many to thank for such a great event.
First let’s start with our stats!
We had a total of 615 bikers for the week!
139 on Monday
106 on Tuesday
119 on Wednesday
121 on Thursday
130 on Friday
Every day Division 13, Madame Bolegoh’s class had the most riders – averaging 15 riders a day! Well-done Division 13.
The week was a great community building activity including our Parent Coffee and Biker Breakfast on Monday graciously donated by: Starbucks, Grindstone Cafe, Plaisir Sucre Bakery, Trees Organics Coffee House and Greens Organic+Natural Market.
Please be sure to thank these local small businesses the next time you visit their establishments.
Our community support continued with student bike tune-ups donated for free by Dave at Ride-On Again Bikes on BOTH Tuesday and Thursday (his day off). Dave tuned a total of 80 bikes! There were many thankful and excited students at pick-up on Wed.
Special Biker Note: Dave suggested that parents might want to keep an eye on their child’s bike tire pressure, as it was the biggest item he worked on. More air pressure = faster bikers!
Be sure to thank Ride-On and Dave at their W. Broadway location. If you are looking for a used or recycled children’s bike they house all of their bikes at their Granville location – (8722 Granville Street – in Marpole). Adult new and recycled bikes for purchase can be found at their W. Broadway location.
The fun continued on Wednesday afternoon with a bike and helmet decorating station and a visit by Penny Noble, School Board Trustee and Bike to Work BC Representative. With healthy snacks provided by Green’s Natural+Organic again, HUB and funds from the Zero Waste Committee’s Post Halloween Howl bottle recycling efforts.
Friday completed the week with a bike recycling drop-off, again courtesy of Ride-On Again bikes, where we collected bikes to be refurbished and passed along to another child. We collected 8 bikes, 5 of which were re-purposed or traded in with other Tennyson families and 3 were donated to Ride On for refurbishing and donation to families in need. There were also some other bike related items that Ride-On will be able to repurpose and avoid ending up in the landfill.
All of this could not have been completed without the help of our many parent and student volunteers including:
Isabel Laurenciano- McKinnon
We also want to thank Madame Lorieau’s Grade 6 and 7 students who helped spread the word about Bike to School week with their talented poster drawing skills and for helping thank our community supporters with lovely thank you cards.
Finally, we are pleased to let you know that after such a great turnout for Bike to School week we have acquired some quotes regarding installing additional bike racks around grounds. We hope to have more information regarding the possibility before the end of school.
If you are interested in joining the bike rack discussion please attend the upcoming PAC meeting on Tuesday, June 2.
Thanks again to all the families who participated in Bike to School week and made it such a success.
Parents - practice your French!
Any parents interested in practicing their French conversation in a relaxed, non-judgmental and not entirely fluent environment are welcome to join our small but very friendly group on (most) Friday afternoons at Plaisir Sucre café (Arbutus between 10th & 11th) at 1:45pm.
Please e-mail Donalyn Simpson at email@example.com if you are interested in coming so that you can be added to the "guest list". Please note that the group gatherings are dependent on interest and availability of parents each week. That said, we always are happy to welcome new friends -- regardless of your level of competency in French! :)
Quebec students in town!
Tennyson's Grade 7s are hosting their Quebec "twins" this week. They have had an amazing time showing off Vancouver to the students and their teachers. Biking the seawall, paddleboarding, hiking at Grouse Mountain, Beach picnics, ... what fun!
Bike to School Week - Day 1
Thanks to Dreama and Tai and the Bike To School Team for the great start to the week.
Jacqueline rounded up some yummy treats for the bikers (thank you to the following local businesses for supporting us: Greens Organics, Plasir Sucre, Grindstone Cafe, Trees Organics, Starbucks) and Donalyn made sure we had coffee for the parents.
We had over 100 student bikers this morning and Mme Bolegoh's Div 13, Grade 1 class logged the most bikers!
M. Sylvain's Div 6 class and Mme Simone's Div 17 class came in second and Mme Halowaty's Div 11 class came in third. Let's keep it up all week!
Creative Expression Summer Camps!
Creative Expressions Summer Camps!!
Offered for the first time at Kits Community Centre this summer, with three weeks to choose from. If your kids have loved their Creative Expressions noon hour program and want to try the extended two-hour version over the summer (no more rushing to clean up!!) or have not had a chance to try it yet because it keeps filling up, visit the Kitsilano Community Centre website at http://kitscc.com/preschool-children-spring-summer/summer-day-camps to register.
Creative Expressions is a theme-based arts program combining visual art, drama, movement, creative writing/storytelling and music. Within each theme we will look at different sources of inspiration, including books, art, the world around us and found/repurposed materials. Instructor, Shauna Farrell has been sharing her love of music and art with people of all ages for over 25 years. From preschool music lessons to teacher training in art, her passion is to provide opportunities for students to be creative, collaborative and pursue their interests while building strong skills that will allow them to develop their abilities and successfully express themselves.
Around the World (3-5 and 6-8 yrs)
Explore the arts of different countries and cultures and perhaps create a world of our own!
The Natural World (3-5 and 6-8 yrs)
Beauty is all around us! Plants, animals, water, insects, weather and the seasons all provide inspiration, and often materials, for creating an unlimited variety of art.
A Fantasy World (3-5 and 6-8 yrs)
Discover a “whole new you” by exploring puppets and masks as different ways of expressing ourselves and other characters.
Track & Field photos
Thank you to Heather Ross for taking some great shots at Track & Field!
Math-a-thon 2015 results are in!
We had another successful “a-thon” on April 24, 2015. This year was a Math-a-thon and with the help of all of our student fundraisers, we raised $12,847.14 for the PAC!! This exceeded previous years by more than $2000. With this money, the PAC has more than achieved it’s fundraising goal for the 2014/15 school year. To see where your PAC dollars are spent look at http://www.lordtennyson.ca/fundraising--donations.html
In particular, we would like to thank our biggest fundraisers overall. They were Chandra Reddy, Simon Mikulash and Kate Bliss. The grade winners were West Ellis, Khalil Nader, Neva Aitken, Benjamin Ryerson, Alison Romen, Rose Fulker, Aliya Karson, Nicholas Grob, Maddox Schaller, Emma Mulligan, Maiya Karsan and Ella Goldman. The children got to choose from a great selection of donated prizes. There were also more than 40 other participating children, randomly drawn, who received a prize for their efforts.
The prize for the best division at fundraising goes to Mme Bolegoh, Division 13. They win a pizza party for their efforts. Congratulations to the grade 1 students in Div 13!
Finally, a huge thank you to those parents and businesses (Kidsbooks, London Drugs, Kaboodles, Toybox, Just Imagine, No Pirates Allowed and Waffle Gone Wild) who donated prizes and to everyone (teachers, parents, family and friends) who supported the students in making this year such a great success.
After school soccer for Gr 1-4
Attention Primary Grade Parents!
The very talented and experienced soccer coach Valentinos Dinglis is excited to offer students in grades 1 - 4 the chance to participate in a new after school soccer program beginning on Monday, May 25. The program will run on Mondays from 3:05 - 4:05 until June 22nd.
No previous soccer experience is necessary. Soccer drills and ball manipulation will be taught and then students will participate in small-sided games with their own age group.
The cost of the 5 week program is only $20!
Registration forms will be available in the front hallway and there will be a drop box marked for payments. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.
Community Schools Team Programmer
West 2 Community Schools team
2550 West 10th Avenue
(604) 713-5610 ext. 2821
cell (604) 657-0326
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