Welcome to Mme. Ashton Sanders and Mme. Emilie Perron who will be teaching in the intermediate grades. Welcome to Mme. Christine Robillard who is moving into a new role at Tennyson from the grade 1 teacher to Kindergarten. We were so happy to have been able to offer her a position. We also want to welcome Mme. Safi Arnold, who will be joining us as Art Prep teacher. We will let you know who will be replacing Mme. Lorieau and Mme. Nona in the new school year. We look forward to the 2017-2018 school year with our vibrant and enthusiastic Tennyson team!
Mme Nona has been at Tennyson for 26 years! I know, she barely looks 26 years old ...
She has been a Kindergarten teacher, a music teacher, a reading recovery specialist, the learning resource teacher, the gifted teacher, and has stepped in to cover more classes than anyone! She also started the Peer Reading program at Tennyson. Mme Nona also had her time as a Tennyson parent - her two sons both attended Tennyson for their elementary years.
Words cannot express how much she will be missed and how much she helped Tennyson students.
Good luck on your new adventure Mme Nona! Please stay in touch.
Departing Staff Members:
Aurevoir to Mme. Lorieau who is moving on to a new adventure as a mom. We wish you all the best and we will miss your incredible ability to run assemblies, teach students, order resources for the school, organize the Quebec trip and on and on. You are amazing and your positive nature will be missed in our hallways.
Aurevoir to Mme. Renee who is moving on to a new school and a new adventure. She will be missed, and we wish to thank her for her dedication and sportsmanship to our school - all the best.
Aurevoir to Mme. Larose-Farmer who is also moving on to a new school. We wish her a happy new adventure and many thanks for all her hard work and creativity with our students.
Aurevoir to Mme. Dricot who is moving on to a new school as teacher librarian. We wish her the best in her new adventure. Her dedication to our students was commendable and we will miss her laughter.
Aurevoir to Mme. Halowaty who is taking a year to explore Squamish were she has commuted from for several years. We wish her all the best. Her commitment to our students and their education was appreciated.
Aurevoir to Mme. Megan who is moving on to a new school. We wish her well on her new adventure. Many thanks for all her hard work and flexibility with our students.
Aurevoir to Mme. Nona as she moves on to a district wide position with the VSB as Reading Recovery Mentor, where she will be training new teachers for their role as Reading Recovery Specialists.
Aurevoir to Chi Ho who is retiring and looking forward to time in the local library reading newspapers and chatting with friends. We will miss his smile and positive attitude.
Aurevoir to M. Alain, and we thank him for the years he worked with our students. His dedication and gentle nature will be missed. We wish him the best as he moves onto a new school.
Mme. Sona, Mme. Melisa, Mme. Jennifer, and M. Simon are also moving on to new adventures. We appreciate all your contribution to the school and to our students.
Finally to Mme. Siaw who is not leaving us. We want to take this opportunity to thank her for her calm nature while running the office. We hope you are enjoying your new role as a mother and we look forward to your return in the future.
To all of these staff members, a big merci for being part of Tennyson! We are most fortunate to have had you on our team. All the best! And as one Grade 7 grad said, “Once a tiger, always a tiger!”
We hope you will return to Tennyson one day.
Boogaloo Academy, the dance school that put on the amazing Hip Hop show, are offering Summer Camps. Check out the details below.
The 3 grade 1 classes came together for an afternoon of water fun today. It was a lovely afternoon but according to Gr 1 student Madison, the water was too cold!
Teachers set up a variety of water stations behind the school and students spread out towels and acted like they were at the beach. What a fun way to finish off the year!
Kindergarten parents were treated to a very special assembly today, where the Grade 7 students symbolically passed on their school spirit by presenting the Kindergartners with tiger tails.
At the first annual Tiger Tail Presentation , the Kindergartners were presented with their tiger tails by the Grade 7's. Then the students showed their tiger spirit by belting out the Tennyson song and dancing to the Survivor classic, Eye of the Tiger.
Thank you to Madame Lorieau and the Grade 7 students and their teachers for a lovely celebration and thank you to Mesdames Jenna, Megan, and Janesse for a wonderful first year at Tennyson.
Thank you to Tennyson Tigers for the incredible support of RBC Race for the Kids on Sunday, June 4.
I am delighted to present your team's thank you certificate.
Thanks to the wonderful dedication of participants like you and your team members, we were able to raise $1,000,000 this year for childhood cancer research and treatment areas as well as pediatric mental health initiatives at BC Children’s Hospital.
If you’d like to check out all of the photos from this year’s RBC Race for the Kids, including more team photos, be sure to visit the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Facebook and Flickr pages.
We can’t wait to see you and your team out for the 2018 event on June 3, 2018!
RBC Race for the Kids Team
We couldn't have asked for nicer weather for Sports Day 2017! I really think we had the perfect combination of sunshine and slight breeze to break some school records in the cup-of-water-passing and four corner soccer contests!
The day kicked off with rousing cheers performed by the Grade 4-7 students. You can watch highlights here. Then the whole school took part in a series of fun activities culminating in the hotly contested tug-o-war on the field. The competition was tough, the Red team fought hard, but their two-year winning streak was broken.
The final standings were:
First place - Team Yellow
Second place - Team Blue
Third place - Team Green
Fourth place - Team Red
Thank you Mme Lorieau, all the Tennyson staff, the Grade 7 students and the ex-Tennyson students who volunteered on the day to help everything run smoothly. And, we must give a big shout out to Eric Rallison (and his spreadsheet) and all the Grade 5 parents who manned the grill and served up refreshing freezies and treats. The awesome barbecue and concession stand added to the carnival atmosphere of the day.
And a HUGE thank you to Tennyson dad Mark Volk from Maple Leaf Foods for donating the all-beef wieners!
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