10th Avenue Bike Route
Here is a link in case you would like to provide input into the 10th Avenue bikeway that runs right past Tennyson. http://vancouver.ca/streets-transportation/10th-avenue-corridor-project.aspx
Here is some more information from the city:
A top priority of Transportation 2040 is to upgrade the 10th Avenue Corridor to be more safe, convenient, comfortable, and fun for people of all ages and abilities to walk and cycle.
The 10th Avenue local-street bikeway runs from Victoria Drive to Trafalgar Street, linking many key destinations like Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and Commercial Drive, plus several busy north-south cycling routes.
Over 500,000 people cycle on 10th Avenue every year, making it one of the busiest east-west bikeways in the city.
As part of this project, we're proposing to:
This project will be developed and implemented between 2015 and 2017.
Div 4 field trip - cool animation!
Check out this cool field trip -
This short animation was done by Mme Lapierre's Gr 5 students students at the Museum of Vancouver in a one-day workshop called Animating History on October 27, 2015. The students were taught about historical fiction before storyboarding the story of Vancouver's 1907 race riots. A short animation demonstration followed that taught them how to do cut out animation. Sound was recorded separately after groups had completed their second scene. Animating History is a partnership of the Museum of Vancouver and the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth. Here is the animation.
Lost & Found Photos - Oct 29
Okay Tennyson families - we have 52 jackets/hoodies in the Lost & Found. Numerous water bottles and containers too! Please have a look at the photos and come check out our collection in the alcove across from room 105 (west end of main hallway). ITEMS NOT CLAIMED BY FRIDAY, NOV 6 WILL BE DONATED TO OUR SISTER SCHOOL IN EAST VANCOUVER (ANNUAL WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE). See details on our Winter Clothing Drive here.
Did you know that we have a Junior Chef winner at Tennyson? On Friday, October 2, Matteo Carson was
in the final round of the Global Morning News Junior Chef competition and we are very proud to
announce that he won first place! In watching the preparation of the winning entry dish filmed live on the Global Morning News, it is clear that Matteo is a very talented chef. We wouldn’t be surprised if one day we find ourselves dining at “Chez Matteo”. Bravo Matteo, we are very proud of you!
Check out the videos of Matteo:
Oh how we Howled (yet again!)
There have been so many amazing Halloween Howls at Tennyson so I am reluctant to use the label "Best Howl Ever!" but ...
We definitely came together as an incredible team of committed parents and made the night spectacular. There were so many smiles throughout the evening.
Thank you to Borja (OBVIOUSLY) but she had a few amazing parents step up to take on key roles (you know who you are) and she had 200 more parents help out in various ways. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!
It was the fastest set-up and fastest clean-up EVER (I am willing to label that!).
I LOVE THE TENNYSON COMMUNITY!
Pumpkin Patch photos
One of our parents (who is a doctor) wanted to share the following information about a low-cost Evidence-based (Cognitive Behavioural) Treatment for kids that is available at UBC. She recommends the clinic.
Please see all of the details here.
Please see the latest Tennyson newsletter for all of the details on registering for Kindergarten for 2016/17.
Parent Speaker - Nov 12, 2015
Zones of Regulation: Parent Session
Thursday November 12, 2015 in the library
PAC meeting: 7pm
presentation: 7:30-8:30 pm
Presented by: Bryce Recsky, VSB Behaviour Consultant
The Zones of Regulation: A Framework to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control. http://www.zonesofregulation.com/
This program has been chosen by Lord Tennyson staff for their 2015-16 school goal. All teachers received training in this program at the September Professional Development day and will be implementing it in the classrooms over the course of this school year. The purpose of this parent presentation is to gain an understanding of how this program works and how it will be used in the classrooms to help our kids.
Here is some more info from the school's recent newsletter:
You may have heard your children using terms such as “I’m in the red zone”. As part of our school goal, which is to “work collaboratively as a school community to improve students’ well being by fostering independence, resiliency and self-regulation”, we have begun implementing the program The Zones of Regulation. According to the Zones’ creators, It has become generally recognized that our students who have self-regulation challenges, appear to benefit both from some common approaches and from increasing their understanding of their learning needs. The program helps students learn about:
• Sensory integration and regulation, helping them learn to manage sensory input from the environment so they can process and respond is ways in which they are expected to function.
• Emotional self-understanding and emotional self-regulation.
• Executive functioning and cognitive control of behaviours
• Development of self-awareness
Students have also begun using tools in the classroom to help self-regulate themselves. These tools include fidget toys, break centers or simple breathing techniques. We wish to thank the PAC for funding a portion of these fidget toys. We appreciate your support around our school goal.
We are thrilled to announce that our Behaviour Consultant from the VSB, Bryce Recsky, will be speaking at our next PAC meeting on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 pm, on the topic of self-regulation, the program Zones of Regulation and how we can bridge the skills taught at school to home. Please plan on attending.
20 Tennyson students attended We Day
We Day is a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities. The event was held at Rogers Arena on Wednesday, Oct 21 and 20 Gr 6/7 Tennyson students were able to attend.
Performers included Colbie Caillat, Hedley, Barenaked Ladies, Marlee Matlin, Chris Hadfield, Henry Winkler (yes, the Fonz! ... turns out that generated some interesting conversations about what TV shows used to be like in our house), Silken Laumann, Spencer West, and many more.
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