Year End Assembly
A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to our school community. Our year end assemblies were a special time to recognize all of our staff, students, and parents, and in particular those who are bidding us farewell. It was also an important time to thank all of our student leaders. Grade 5 students Amber and Avan were excellent MCs! There was a special recognition for longtime parent and PAC Executive member Toni Botham who has contributed countless hours year after year for our school, including the implementation and running of the amazing PAC website, and for working on almost every PAC initiative! We will miss you, Toni!
We also honoured and thanked the following groups and initiatives that student leaders undertook: Library Monitors, Tutoring Leaders, Playground Leaders, WTK Student Leaders, Groupe Global, Equipe Edudiant Leadership (Student Leadership Team), and our Technology Leaders (thank you Griffin, Malakai, Rose, Sebastian and Ryo!!).
We recognized our Sports Teams and groups: Cross Country Team, Junior & Senior Volleyball, Junior & Senior Basketball, and Primary and Intermediate Track & Field.
Grade 7 Graduation
What an absolutely lovely ceremony! The Grade 7s graduated from Tennyson on Tuesday and they were surrounded by loved ones. Aniko and Karoly (and their team) transformed the 107 year old gym into a tropical paradise. Greg and Karen (and their team) organized the day for the students and the lunch for everyone after the ceremony. Thank you also to the Tennyson administration for organizing the ceremony and the dance afterwards and to Ryo for the wonderful slideshow. Congratulations Grade 7s! Oh the places you will go ...
Tennyson students attend unveiling of new reconciliation pole and welcoming poles on National Indigenous Peoples Day
On Friday, Indigenous Peoples' Day, a 13 meter reconciliation pole along with two welcome poles were unveiled outside the VSB’s main headquarters and Tennyson students were there for the historic event.
The Vancouver School Boards Legacy Carving Project was proposed by Anishinaabe educator Davita Marsden and VSB vice-president Chas Desjarlais Nohiyah, who is Métis and a member of the Cold Lake First Nations. Desjarlais sees the reconciliation pole as medicine for “our children” in learning Indigenous cultures and the poles as a physical display of the VSB’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples,
Throughout the year many Tennyson divisions have had the privilege of visiting the VSB to learn from, and watch, James Harry of the Squamish nation and his father Xwalacktun, a master carver, as they worked on the reconciliation pole. And, on Friday the students witnessed the unveiling ceremony and listened to cultural teachings of Indigenous drummers and singers. It was an incredibly important and moving ceremony.
Vancouver school board unveils three welcome poles at headquarters, The Vancouver Sun
Vancouver school board unveils new reconciliation pole and welcoming poles on National Indigenous Peoples Day, The Georgia Straight
It's been a fantastic week for Canadian Sport with the Toronto Raptors' historic NBA Finals win against the Golden State Warriors, and Team Yellow winning their third consecutive Tennyson Sports day. Both victories were hard fought and well deserved.
The day began with a whole school warm up and the four colour cheers led by our Grade 7 students (see videos below). After the cheers, the Intermediate students headed off to Connaught Park for a morning of competition while the Junior students stayed at school and enjoyed a series of Games that challenged their athletic abilities.
The Grade 10 LINK Kitsilano Secondary leadership class did an amazing job organizing the day and running the events. Thank you . And a big thank you too to the Quebec 2021 parents who organized and ran the concession and BBQ lunch. It's the volunteers that make it a fantastic day for the students!
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Charity craft and used toy sale
Division 7 and 8 students are hosting a Craft and Used Toy Sale with all money raised going to support the Xwisten and their Fisheries Restoration Project.
The Sale will be next Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19.
All items are $0.25 to $2.00
**Students are asked to bring change**
Science Fair: Grade 6/7
Sports Day 2019
This year's Sports Day will take place Friday, June 14th. We are once again very fortunate to have the Grade 10 LINK Kitsilano Secondary leadership class lead our students in stations and activities on this day. As our field is unavailable for our use this year, we have made some temporary arrangements for our classes to be able to still have a great day of friendship and physical activity.
We will begin the day at 9 am in front of the school with a warm up, followed by the four colour cheers led by our Grade 7 students. At 9:30 am, all students will begin their activities at stations. Primary students will stay and move around the Tennyson School while the Intermediate students will leave for Connaught Park. Primary students will have their lunch first at 12:10 pm outside. Intermediate students will participate in the annual tug-of-war at Connaught Park and will arrive at 12:45 pm for lunch at Tennyson.
Everyone will enjoy a variety of activities after lunch led by Kitsilano Leadership students. Primary students will have a choice of movement, song or cartoons in the gym or in their classroom while the intermediate students can choose a game to play outside. We invite all Tennyson parents to join us on this exciting day.
Division 1 and 3 science fair
The entire Tennyson community is invited to come out to Tennyson to see all of the science experiments that Div 1 and 3 students are developing, using the scientific method. This event will take place on June 13th from 2pm to 3pm in the gym. Families and classes are welcome!
Tennyson is looking to go live with School Cash Online (an electronic payment system) for September, 2019. This means that families will need to create an account to be part of the program.
The school has sent a hard copy letter to all families regarding gradual implementation of
our School Cash Online program, which will allow you to pay for school fees, field trips, and some
other school expenses online (as opposed to sending in cash or cheques).
As of today, 45% of Tennyson families have signed up. Our goal is to have 100% signed up.
Here is an electronic link as well:
The Tennyson Senior Choir, led by choirmaster Catherine Campolin, sang beautifully at Joyful Rebellion Choir's summer concert on Thursday, June 6 at St. James Community Square Hall.
The choir, comprising Tennyson students in Grade 3-5, opened the show with Trouble is a friend by Lenka and continued with I love to laugh from Mary Poppins and La Isla Bonita by Madonna. They sang beautifully.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Joyful Rebellion Choir and Mme Catherine for providing the Senior Choir students such a fabulous opportunity. It was a very special night. And thank you to Barbara, Lisa and Christie who work so hard to provide the Noon-hour programs that add such richness to our student’s education.
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