Check out the following from WorkSafe BC ... loads of helpful Halloween Safety tips:
The District Cross Country Meet was held in the glorious sunshine on Thursday afternoon. The sea of orange was noticeable (as was the Tiger enthusiasm!).
And, for the first time ever, we had 2 students who placed in the top 3! This is an amazing feat with hundreds of runners in each race. Congratulations Kai Martland (Gr 3) and Skyla MacDonald (Gr 6)!!
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Results (that I have heard about so far):
Kai Martland (Gr 3 boy) - 3rd (trophy winner!)
Skyla MacDonald (Gr 6 girl) - 3rd (trophy winner!)
Alison Roman (Gr 3 girl) - 9th
Rachel Rallison (Gr 4 girl) - 14th
Hayden Heath (Gr 1 boy) - 15th
Anthony Norden (Gr 2 boy) - 16th
Caitlin Carey (Gr 6 girl) - 17th
Piper Wuerr (Gr 4 girl) - 20th
Sophia Samilski (Gr 7 girl) - 21st
Sarah Crosbie (Gr 5 girl) - 22nd
Sara Ismaily-Bond (Gr 3 girl) - 23rd
Christopher Porter (Gr 3 boy) - 24th
Wow! Wow! Wow!
50 amazing students carved 50 amazing pumpkins! It was not easy for the judges but, when asked how they decided, they said "we just went on first impressions and which pumpkins spoke to us". Sometimes all three judges chose the same pumpkin in a category and sometimes all three chose different winners (as you will see in the list of winners). Congratulations to everyone and THANK YOU for participating. You are what makes Tennyson special!
Here are the 2015 Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners:
Scariest: Amy Lloyd, Iga Roth, Ruby Boyd
Funniest: Chandra, Allison, Sarah (a team) & Jillian Plotkin (our one Kindergartener winner!)
Best Traditional: Rose Fulker, Markus Macdonald, Juna Findlay
Most Original: Wilde Younger
Most Gruesome: Quinten Cross, Joshua Read
Judge's Choice: Chris Porter, Megan Johnston
Scariest: Thor Younger, Anna Griesser
Funniest: Caitlin Carey, Olesya
Best Traditional: Adelaine Aniag, Diana Kaufman, Michelle Kaufman
Most Gruesome: Oliver Read
Most Original: Kassidy, David Gromadzki, Maddi Cook *** (Maddi has won every year for 8 years!)
Judge's Choice: Caelum Carey
Here are a few results from today's run. Please send more if you have them! firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone did an amazing job - running their personal best & encouraging their teammates. Check out the photos below - the orange is so awesome!
Aaron Brown - 9th
Dominic Barna - 11th
Maiya Karsan - 14th
Grade 6 (we have quite the trio of Grade 6 girls!)
Sarah Crosbie - 18th
Piper Wuerr - 5th
Rachel Rallison - 8th
Aliya Karsan - 10th
Sophia Kusmanovic - 15th
Alison Roman - 3rd
Christopher Porter - 10th
Sara Ismaily-Bond - 13th
Rebecca Crosbie - 12th
Anthony Norden - 8th
Sophia Hoenig - 13th
Joshua Read - 2nd
We are proud of everyone!
I don't think the results have been announced yet but Tennyson students had an opportunity to vote today in a mock election at school. Stay tuned to see who would be running the country if it were up to Tennyson students!
Hello parents of Gr 4 - 7 students.
The intermediate teachers are creating a report card FAQ for parents and would like to know what kind of questions we have regarding the intermediate report cards. Are there any areas that need clarification? For example, interpretation of letter grades versus the “evaluation criteria” on the report card (N, A, FM, E). Teachers would like the queries to be in the form of a question that they could respond to as a team.
Parents can send the questions to reportcardFAQ@lordtennyson.ca .
The deadline for submissions is November 15th.
Sex talk. No sweat.
A Workshop for Parents
Lord Tennyson PAC is very pleased to present Saleema Noon on Wednesday, Nov 4 at 6:30pm. This talk will be geared at parents (she is scheduled to speak to students during the day on Nov 5 & 6). Saleema is a highly respected sexual health educator. She believes that although not all parents are comfortable talking to their children about sex, all parents can learn to be comfortable. During this open and informational session, parents will come to terms with sexual health, and understand how it fits into the lives of their children at this stage of life. Attendees will discover how to easily overcome embarrassment when talking about sexual health, learn words and concepts that are easy to use, and leave well equipped to clearly answer the questions children ask. The workshop is light hearted, but delivers straight and current facts on how parents and children can work together to promote good sexual decisions for a lifetime.
When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:30-8:00pm
The talk for parents precedes the students presentation. Together, they are an incredibly powerful tool for parents and children.
Where: Lord Tennyson Library, babysitting provided. Please email email@example.com if you require babysitting.
Note that additional information regarding the student sessions with Saleema Noon will be provided by the school as the day approaches.
Dear PACs and Parents within Vancouver Schools,
We are a group of parents from schools all across Vancouver who share a commitment to public education. We have started a grassroots group called the Parent Advocacy Network for Public Education (PAN) to connect parents and PACs together across the district. This will enable parents to share information, learn from each other’s experiences, and stand together in protecting public education.
The BC education system has seen a long history of chronic under funding: We all feel the impact of cuts to resources and programs, the lack of maintenance, the pressure to fund everything from books to photocopy paper and the growing inequalities between schools. Recently the VSB was subject to a financial report by EY, which recommended closing 19 schools. We believe that by supporting one another in advocacy, we can more effectively produce change.
We are inviting parents from Vancouver schools to participate as network contacts to receive news on advocacy issues and share this with your PAC and/or fellow parents. We encourage contacts to participate through our soon to be live online discussion group. This will allow you to communicate with parents from other schools and talk about particular issues of concern.
If you are interested in being a network contact or finding out more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to forward this email to other interested parents. The more parents connect with one another for advocacy, the more change is possible. Together, we are stronger!
We look forward to hearing from you.
Parents from - Bayview Elementary, Charles Dickens Elementary and Annex, Collingwood Elementary, Gladstone Secondary, Laura Secord Elementary, Lord Nelson Elementary, Lord Roberts Elementary, Nootka Elementary, Point Grey Secondary, Prince of Wales Secondary, Queen Alexandra Elementary, Simon Fraser Elementary, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary, Southlands Elementary, Tecumseh Elementary, Tyee Elementary
Go Tigers Go! I am happy to post results ... send them to email@example.com - let's share our students' accomplishments!
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