Funderland Children Center is offering a flexible Summer half-day camp this summer. With pandemic protocols in place Funderland can take up to 8 children a day for creative, active and just plain fun summer camps!
Whether you are looking for childcare so you can work or are worried about their lack of exercise
or attachment to devices after so many months at home, the flexible nature of Funderland may be perfect for your family.
A typical camp afternoon at Funderland would include arts and crafts, outdoor activities, sports and games.
During creative time, kids can bring their stories to life through a variety of media, including clay, wood, stone, paints, drama and music Using step-by-step projects that encourage fun, creativity, social skills, problem-solving and imagination are developed. At nearby Granville Park, kids will take part in organized games and activities and enjoy free play.
Funderland's fun and friendly Summer Camp follows all the safety guidelines from BC Centre for Disease
Control to keep campers safe.
For more information about their program, costs and reservation please visit www.funderland.ca email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604 345 6259.
We can help!
Lord Tennyson graduates of 2019, looking to do virtual tutoring for any grade! We are happy to provide weekly or semiweekly Zoom calls in order to practice French. We offer speaking time, reading and writing in French.
We have plenty of experience, no only with the French language, but with interacting with kids.
Aliya - 13 years old - Attending Kitsilano (French) High School (going into grade 9). email@example.com
Scarlett - 15 years old - Attending Prince of Wales Mini School (going into grade 9). firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about cost, references, experience, etc. please email Aliya (email@example.com).
Dear Tennyson Families,
Thank you for being a part of our community! In this year-end newsletter, you will find:
Have a wonderful summer! We will miss all of you!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
With the close of the 2019-2020 school year, we wish to extend our best wishes to all for a safe and healthy summer break.
This school year has been like no other. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our daily and seasonal routines were substantial. We wish to acknowledge and thank you for your patience and willingness to adapt to the effects the pandemic had on the school year.
Although the pandemic caused great uncertainty and stress, there is much to celebrate about this school year. Most notably, the success of the Class of 2020, who will embark on a world forever changed. We believe the foundations they developed and the support of everyone they encountered in our school system, will serve them well in their ongoing journeys and endeavours.
When looking back at the school year, there are also many reasons to be thankful. We have the utmost of gratitude for the commitment of our school-based staff, who helped ensure students remained connected to their schools and engaged in their learning. Our teams worked hard to enable learning from home after the March break and then again to adapt to a hybrid of learning from home and at school. They provided child care services to children of essential services workers and ensured students who needed meals and technology received those vital supports. As families continually adjusted, so too did our staff. There is much we can and will learn from this experience; and we look forward to learning your perspectives through a feedback questionnaire that was recently shared by your school administrators. That information will help us plan for potential scenarios next school year.
During the past year we were impressed by the leadership of our students. Be that in their advocacy about climate change or at the District’s first Anti-Racism Youth Summit. These are just two of many examples throughout the school year of actions by students that showcase the importance and impact student voice has on our education system and world. The District continues to hire new staff to provide students with the support they need as well as to be able to offer the diverse programs like language choice programs, Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics (STEAM), coding and so much more.
At the Board level we continued to put in place important policies and action plans to tackle racism and make our schools safer and more welcoming for all; as we acknowledge the impacts of systemic racism on students who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.
In addition, the Board affirmed articles of the UN Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples, began the process for a colonial audit, changed our policy so that new schools have place-based names and continue to work on a process for re-naming schools.
The District also welcomed funding announcements by the provincial government for several seismic projects, moving us closer to our shared goal of ensuring every student in Vancouver attends a seismically safe school. And, the Board began an important conversation with you about how to best use our schools through our Building for Modern Learning public engagement.
You have our commitment: over the summer, our teams will continue working to build a stronger school system with the well-being of students and their success at its heart. You also have our heartfelt wishes that the next two months bring you all joy, good health and safety.
Janet Fraser Suzanne Hoffman
Board Chair Superintendent of Schools
A Huge Thank You
We want to say a big thank you to our wonderful school community!
We are so very grateful for our dedicated teachers, administrators ans support staff who educate, encourage and inspire their students beyond their call of duty! This year, we didn't have the opportunity to personally thank you with a Staff Appreciation lunch. The gift cards for Pallet Coffee Roaster are a small token of our appreciation; we can't wait to celebrate you all with a proper party next year!
We are eternally thankful for the parents, grandparents and carers who volunteer countless hours to support learning, and make our children’s school experience so fun and memorable. Please join me in giving a huge thank you to:
Despite it being the strangest school year ever we've still made some great memories!
Last call Munch-a-lunch money
Munch-a-lunch credits will still be there in September and can be applied to future hot lunches and noon hour program, but now is the last chance to ask for a refund. If you need the money, or are leaving the school and have no one left who could use it, please email HotLunches@lordtennyson.ca to have the money e-transfered to you. All the lovely volunteers will enjoy their deserved summer break.
Final Call Lost and Found!
Please have a look through the photos, again (more pictures were added). Please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org if you recognize any of the wayward items. Please include in your email the item number on the photo, child's name and division. Barbara will reply with details on how to collect your lovely belongings!
If you can please take about 5 minutes to complete the vancouver DPAC's survey on your/your child's experience with COVID-19 pandemic schooling. The collective feedback will be given to aid VSB in improving how school happens in 2020/21 year. https://forms.gle/zBW9x7KNiQFpAVMM9
Free parenting & stress workshop
Stress and the School-Aged Child: What Parents Can Do to Promote Lifelong Resilience
The Psychology Foundation of Canada has a new stress management workshop that will help parents support their children and youth to build their resilience and ease the effects this pandemic will have on their mental health while also providing them with lifelong coping skills.
**Please note, this is not a training for child serving professionals, but rather a workshop that will speak directly to parents. If you are interested in professional development, please consider enrolling in the training programs.**
This research-based program is for parents and caregivers of children 5-18 years old.
It is built on an experiential learning approach. Its aim is to help parents create teachable moments to introduce stress management strategies and build emotional resiliency.
Free! However, if parents are able to, we ask that they make a contribution to PFC programs so they can continue to offer this training for free to everyone! Please DONATE HERE
Wednesday, June 24th (9 am - 10 am PCT)
VPL's Summer Reading Club!
The Summer Reading Club is a fun and free library program for school-aged children.
4 Easy Steps to Participate
Step 1: Register Online starting June 16th. The whole family can register together!
Step 2: Do a fun activity (read, draw, write, play and more!) for about 15 minutes a day. Set a goal for yourself!
Step 3: Keep Track of Your Goal.
Reading record booklets are available at Tennyson - parents can request them through your child's teacher or through the office. Booklets can also be obtained via the library's takeout service.
You can also measure your progress in your online account or use the printable form from the BC Summer Reading Club.
Step 4: Earn a Medal!
After you've recorded 50 days of activities, visit this page in August to find out how to pick up your medal.
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