On September 27, many Tennyson families marched together with people across the planet to demand climate justice. It was a huge event.
Organizers of the Vancouver Climate Strike were expecting about 15,000 people and were amazed when a crowd of 100,000 young people and adults marched from City Hall across the Cambie Street Bridge to the library in downtown Vancouver. During the march, protesters loudly shared Greta Thunberg's message "Listen to the science."
At their first meeting of the year on September 23, the Vancouver School Board declared the climate crisis an emergency and passed a motion supporting students' advocacy efforts sanctioning students' attendance at the Climate Action Strike. As well as supporting schools in engaging students about climate change, many Tennyson classes spent time last week discussing the climate action movement and what we can do at home to help the environment.
I think this is one of my favourite days at Tennyson each year. It's such a joy to see the student's run so hard in Terry Fox's memory and the meet the teacher event and BBQ is a lovely opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones.
A big thank you to Mme Kulokas who organized the Terry Fox run again this year and a big shout our to our students who shared Terry Fox's message of hope, courage and determination by running to raise funds to help cancer patients. Donations for the Terry Fox Foundation are still being collected so check back soon for a final total.
And, thank you to the teachers who welcomed us into their classrooms and shared what the year has in store and the Quebec 2021 parents who put on the bake sale and barbecue. The Quebec 2021 team sent the following thank you message to everyone:
"A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came to the Meet the Teacher night and Welcome Back BBQ. We were so lucky with the weather! To be honest, we were expecting rain and didn't expect so many of you. We really appreciate your patience with us! We would like to thank Mark Volk and Maple Leaf Foods for their hotdog donation and the Hoenig family for their wonderful pulled pork sandwiches. Thanks again from Quebec 2021! "
This week's season opening cross country meet at Vanier Park was fantastic fun. Coach Ryan's motivational speech set the perfect tone for a great afternoon of racing, the Tennyson Tigers won lots of place ribbons, and, a beaver decided to join in the action!
Here are some results that I have heard (please feel free to send more results or photos to firstname.lastname@example.org):
And, about that beaver. As if the Grade 3 girl's race couldn't get any more exciting, a beaver decided to saunter out of the lake to see what all the cheering was about. Thanks Junko for the video of the unexpected appearance.
Observing the Night Sky: Family Night Oct 4th at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.
Tennyson mom and local fitness instructor Shana Alexander will be running her Monday morning 9:30 am outdoor strength and conditioning class throughout the fall term. All levels welcome.
Class takes place at Granville Park (15th and Burrard) if not raining and Coopers Park (n Yaletown, under the Cambie Street Bridge) if raining. Babies and toddlers can come too, and both locations have a playground.
Join her and other Tennyson parents for a fun filled sweat! Check out http://www.strongerwithshana.com/ for pricing, information, and contact details.
There was a great turn out Tuesday evening for the Burger and Beer night at the Red Truck Beer Company. Thanks to your and the brewery's generosity we raised $1,451 for the new school.
More than 50 Tennyson parents enjoyed a burger and a beer on the house at the Red Truck Beer Company's Truck Stop in Vancouver's Brewery Creek. That’s right, all of the money from the $25 ticket sales went to our school. Between tickets sales and a 50/50 draw we made $1,451 that will be spent on technology for the new school.
The night was a fantastic opportunity to meet some new Tennyson parents and share a laugh and great food in good company. We need to give a big thank you to Red Truck for their amazing generosity and to Katherine, Tara and the Tennyson 2020 committee for organizing the night. Let's do it again soon.
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