Come celebrate National Paddling Week (June 10-18) at False Creek Racing Canoe Club!
FCRCC is hosting an Open House on Saturday, June 17th from noon-2 pm. Several students from Lord Tennyson are members of the club while others come out during the summer months for Canoe Kids. The Open House is a great opportunity for the kids to see our members out on the water, learn about the program and try some paddling for themselves. We launch our boats from the dock beside the False Creek Community Centre on Granville Island (1318 Cartwright St).
Thank you to everyone who worked with the Track & Field Team this year!
Congratulations to all of the students who gave it their all on the track (and on the field) today.
It was a beautiful day for the District Track & Field Meet - here are some photos (feel free to send more along to firstname.lastname@example.org)
I heard rumours of some first place finishes ... Gr 5 girl's relay (4x100m & 4x200m) as well as Gr 5 boy's relay (4x200m). I am sure there were more ... I was not there but am happy to share results if you send them .
2nd places for senior girls relays – 4x100 and 4x200
3rd place for Charlotte (Grade 7) – 800m
3rd place for Charlotte (Grade 7) - long jump
Thank you to Grade 7 student Lily Smetzer who invited MP Jody Wilson-Raybould to Tennyson to talk to students. Mme Lorieau helped to coordinate the visit for Lily.
This past Tuesday, Canada's Minister of Justice, Attorney General, and MP for Vancouver Granville, Jody Wilson-Raybould, took time out of her busy schedule to talk about her job. After giving a short speech about her background and responsibilities, the grade 4-7 students had the opportunity to ask questions. Some of the questions included how and how often she traveled to and from Ottawa (Air Canada, a lot), her thoughts about pipelines (lots of consultation with First Nations and other citizens), and how many hours a day she worked (18-20!). While her time at Tennyson was short, it was inspiring. She encouraged students to get involved with their communities to make Canada a better place for everyone.
Dear Track and Field parents,
The District Meet is this Wednesday, May 24th!
Therefore NO practice on Wednesday morning. Instead, there is a voluntarily practice on Tuesday morning.
Wednesday, after the district meet, the entire Track Team and families are invited to celebrate at Boston Pizza (1333 W. Broadway) from 4-5:30. Please RVSP to Nadine (email@example.com) if you are going, so she can make sure there is enough space. This will be a "pay for it yourself" event.
On Friday, May 26th, there is the annual Tennyson Track and Field / X-Junior mini meet! All Seniors and Juniors are expected to be there to help, cheer and celebrate another great Track and Field season.
There will be a second email for the Juniors and Seniors with more details about the district meet. A couple of housekeeping items:
Mme Christine's Div 1 (Grade 6/7 class) entered BC's Ancient History Award Contest back in February to coincide with their study of Ancient Civilizations. Students had 5 questions to answer regarding the city of Carthage and Roman rulers during the Second Punic War 218-201 BC. We are super pleased to report that Arien is the overall winner in BC. Woohoo!! The contest organizers were also so impressed by Div 1's participation that they sent along prizes for 12 other students in the class that also got the answers right.
Arien received a book on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins as well as a coin dating back to the time of Hannibal Barca, 207 BC. The other twelve students received coins as well dating back to 308-324 AD. Those students are Zachary, Maddox, Kassidy, Tamara, Esha, Donya, Luke, Jeffrey, Emma, Finnegan, Kaitlyn and Finn.
You spoke and PAC listened ... more funds have been put towards Science this year!
There are now Science Kits available for all teachers to use. They can be used to supplement the curriculum.
As well as the Science kits, we are bringing in UBC's program called Geering Up for all 19 divisions this month.
Each class will participate in a grade specific workshop that is designed to complement/illustrate one or more of the curriculum areas for their grade. See topics below.
Friday, May 19: Gr 2 & 3
Monday, May 29: K, Gr 1 & 4
Tuesday, May 30: Gr 5, 6, & 7
The workshops are all 1 - 1.5 hours long and are funded by PAC (and are a good deal at $100/division).
Here are the topics:
Gr K - Ecosystems Everywhere
Gr 1 - Molecules Matter
Gr 2 - Crazy Chemistry
Gr 3 - We are the World
Gr 4 - Elemental Energy
Gr 5 - Oh my Organs
Gr 6/7 - Charge Up
The Lord Tennyson Parent Support Group is run by parents for parents of students with different educational needs (think IEPs, dyslexia, anxiety, giftedness, ADHD, ADD, and so much more).
Please check out the info page and get in touch if you would like to be part of this very supportive group.
Following her excellent presentation to Parents at this week's PAC meeting, Meryln Horton, from SafeOnline, will be talking about Online Safety to our Intermediate students, this Wednesday, May 17. The presentations will provide current and relevant information to the students so they can make the best choices online.
Your Life Online for Grades 4-5 focuses on how students will be creating their online identities as they begin to use more social media. The talk will cover what making the right choices looks and feels like. The subject of proper behaviour online is stressed as well as what to do if they are being abused online. Merlyn will touch briefly on never posting or taking inappropriate images.
Your Life Online for Grades 6-7 stresses that students need to be the same person on and off the internet. Topics covered will include how online abuse can happen, what students can do to prevent it, and how to make changes in their lives to stop it. The emotional, social and future effects that come from different experiences on the internet will also be discussed. The message of never posting or sending sexual images online will be strongly emphasized.
Merlyn's presentation to PAC examined how children are using the internet and what we can do to help them stay safe online. In the enlightening talk Merlyn outlined the dangers of the internet and the risks children are taking online, examined why children take these risks, and explained what parents can be doing to help their children navigate the digital world.
Some of the key take-aways from the parent presentation are:
SafeOnline.ca is packed with resources for parents and students. Click here for the resource handout from the parent presentation (the password is sunshine2016) and post presentation quizzes for students. If you're looking for good books about online safety, sexual health, body image and healthy relationships, the staff at Kidsbooks are extremely knowledgeable and offer tons of suggestions.
There are currently two former Tennyson students in Regina competing at the Canadian National Science Fair for Team BC!
Julia Ionica (Tennyson grad 2014) was selected yesterday as a student to give an interview for French Radio Canada to highlight French in British Columbia. Julia's French was learned inside the Tennyson walls with amazing Tennyson teachers. Merci!
Here are photos from the competition in Regina of Jay Botham (Tennyson grad 2016) and Julia Ionica (Tennyson grad 2014).
Way to go ladies - Tennyson is proud of you!
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