I know, I know, it seems like school ended just yesterday (well actually it did), but we thought we'd post info on the first day of school now, in case anyone is looking over the summer.
We've enjoyed working on the Tennyson website this past year, but are planning to take the summer off before getting back to the fun in September.
So, here's the scoop from the June 27 school newsletter:
Kindergarten students will have a different schedule than Grades 1-7 for the first week or two in September. This schedule should be mailed to Kindergarten parents over the summer.
For new kinderstarten students (and parents) coming to Tennyson this fall... welcome! We look forward to having you.
We are excited to be welcoming two new Kindergarten teachers at Tennyson starting in September:
Good luck to Mme Lisa and Mme Peggy who have teaching Kindergarten at Tennyson for three years, and are moving on to new schools.
No, the irony is not lost on us ... it does seem like we are thanking ourselves. However, this blog entry was submitted by a Tennyson parent who asked us to post it on the website:
The Grade 7s looked their best on Tuesday, June 25th at the Lord Tennyson 2013 Graduation Ceremony. The theme of the event was The Red Carpet, and with the help of many volunteers the gym was transformed. Special thanks to Jasminka Miletic-Prelovac for bringing her vision to reality. After each student was introduced to walk down the red carpet, they gave bilingual speeches, making their parents and grandparents proud.
The students heard from Mme Lavoie and they received their certificates as well.
Following the ceremony there was a delicious lunch put on by Taste to Savour (owned by Tennyson parent, Tracy Rowand) and then the students had their Grad Dance.
Much fun was had by all and it was a wonderful way to wrap up some very special elementary school years.
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The graduation committee would to extend big thank-you's to:
The grade 1 teachers combined forces to put on three fun afternoons for all of the Grade 1 students. A variety of stations were set up, including sprinklers, pools, bubbles, and wrestling. The students ignored the weather and had a blast. The last of the three fun afternoons will be Wednesday. Thanks to the parents who volunteered and brought snacks.
Earth Bites (sponsored by Rocky Mountain Flatbread) worked with Div 1 to host a Pocket Market on Monday. Students came by with their classes and were able to sample pasta & salads. They also had face painting done by the Grade 6 and 7s. The food was delicious according to the kids.
Our Peer Tutoring program which pairs older students with younger students for extra reading help was recently written about in the Start Empathy blog. Check it out here.
Friday was Tennyson's annual Sports Day. Anticipation and excitement was high, especially with rain threatening to wash out the event, but in the end karma was good and the weather cooperated nicely.
Kids were organized into four teams: Blue, Red, Yellow, and Green. The day kicked off with team cheers performed by Grade 4-7s, proceeded to a variety of fun sporting events, and culminated in the flagship event, the tug-o-war.
Blue took first place on the day, Red was second, Yellow was third, and Green came a respectable fourth. Enjoy the pictures below.
Thank you to the Quebec 2015 committee for organizing the Sports Day Concession and Pizza Lunch for this event. Quebec 2015 provided this message:
A huge thank you to Lorraine and Iris who spent over an hour organizing the Lost and Found so that missing items can be found. Recognize anything from the photos? Everything can be found in the front hallway until June 27 (when it will be donated).
Congratulations to Tennyson's Maddi Cook (Grade 4, M. Carrier) who won the $200 Barbara Clague Memorial Scholarship for the Vancouver Academy of Music.
Maddi won this award for her singing of Edelweiss at the Barbara Clague Festival of Song this past March -- check out her amazing performance below.
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