We were treated to an amazing display of gorgeous and ghoulish gourds at this year’s Pumpkin Carving Contest. “They were all amazing,” reported one of the judges, “we had a very difficult time choosing the winners.” Everyone did a great job ... thank you!
Here is a list of winners:
Scariest - Enya Cortez, Mr KitKat the Pirate Punk, Div 10
Funniest - Aylah Fairbridge, Stuart the Minion, Div 10
Best Traditional - Riviera McTavish-Pattison, Sophie, Div 15
Most Gruesome - Zoey Bishop, Mrs Snail, Div 10
Most Original - Charly Greschuck, Death of Halloween, Div 9
Judge's Choice - Jillian Plotkin, Frankenstein's Howl Countdown, Div 12
Scariest - Jaxson Farac, Scared Head, Div 8
Funniest - Ruby Boyd, Bob, Div 5
Best Traditional - Anna Griesser, Smomby, Div 3
Most Gruesome - Wilde Younger, Angry Bird, Div 6 (This is the second year in a row Wilde won most gruesome)
Most Original - Anika Fisher, Piper Pumpkin, Div 1
Judge's Choice - Sofia Kuzmanovic, Evil Witch, Div 2
A huge thank you to the Howl team who did it again; the 31st Halloween Howl was another outstanding party! This event would not have happened if Ravena and Mandy had not stepped up to lead the show (with Borja supporting during her last year at Tennyson). Thank you!
Gore lovers got their fill of horror in the Graveyard, Haunted House, and with creepy stories in the library, while the competitive among us had tons of fun at the Batty Bingo, Cake Walk, Jello Eating Contest, Haunted Hockey and Carnival Games in the gym. The kids boogied on down at the Dead Disco and had their minds blown by the psychic powers of the fortune tellers.
This year’s Howl was also the end of an era for some as the current Von Schtinko brothers hosted their last show after 8 (or 9?) years. However, we’ve been reliably informed that some awesome parents have stepped up to take over, so the Von Schtinko’s will live again.
But the Howl isn’t just about spooky fun and games; the Grade 7 parents served up an amazing spread of treats and dinner to sustain the revelers in support of Grad 2008. Thank you, it was delicious.
The pumpkin carving contest and costume contest judges had the toughest job of the Howl again this year. You can find the winners of the pumpkin carving contest here. Thank you Randal Kurt Photography for taking the fantastic costume photos. You can see the photos below.
Of course none of this would have happened if it weren’t for everyone who volunteered. An enormous thank you to Howl Co-Chairs Borja Fisher Brown, Ravena Berar and Mandy Hillier as well as the fabulous coordinators who headed up rooms or took on other key organizational roles. And a huge shout out to all the amazing parents who volunteered to work on the night, bake a cake in advance (over 70 cakes were donated!), and those who came to set up and clean up. There wouldn't be a Howl without you. It is absolutely astounding that we can put a call out for over 200 volunteers and fill every position!
The weather could not have been more perfect for today's end to the Cross Country season.
Tennyson shone at the meet today with some students receiving medals and many top-ten performances.
All of the students ran their hearts out and gave it their all. What a proud finish for students, parents, and coaches.
The CC parents & students would like to extend a ginormous "thank you" to Coaches Chris, Carina, and Ryan, and to all of the parents who helped run practices, led warm ups, ran with the students, brought treats, drove to meets, and bandaged knees. Thank you all!
Here are some results that I have heard (please feel free to send more results or photos to email@example.com):
Liam, Gr 1 - silver medal
Callum, Gr 2 - silver medal
Alex, Gr 4 - bronze medal
Kai, Gr 6 - silver medal
Top-ten finishes for Preston (Gr 6), Delphine (Gr 5), Chris (Gr 5), Aliya (Gr 6), and Rachel (Gr 6)
Hello Grade 6 and 7 students!
There is a Tennyson parent who is looking to hire a grade 6 or 7 student to walk her daughter home from school a couple of times per week. The student lives at Trafalgar & 7th. The preferred days are Thursday and Friday (but there may be room for flexibility).
Please email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be considered (send a bit of info about yourself).
Fruit or vegetables are delivered to Tennyson every few weeks on Tuesday mornings.
Check out more info here.
Volunteers are needed on Tuesday mornings (once or twice a month) from 9am - 9:30am.
Please contact Lena if you can help.
The Parent Support Group (see details here) is meeting this week at Tennyson.
Tue, Oct 24 at 7pm (at Tennyson).
Everyone is welcome!
Childcare spots available
If you are still looking for childcare, please see the following message from a Tennyson parent:
My name is Fernanda, I have a kindergartener in div. 19. I am looking for two kids that need before and after school care starting November 1st. One spot is for BEFORE school care only and the other spot is for BEFORE AND AFTER care.
If interested, please contact me at email@example.com or at 778 237 4355.
Please join us for an informative talk on parenting with the brain in mind.
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Lord Tennyson Library
Speaker: Helen Ritchie. MEd, CCC, RPT
Certified Canadian Counsellor, Registered Play Therapist
Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Candidate
Area Counsellor: Lord Tennyson Elementary- Tuesdays & Fridays (and every second Thursday)
The talk is open to all parents. Childcare will be provided.
Learn about how strategies based on the latest brain research can help with your parenting.
The discussion will be based on strategies from the “Whole Brain Child’ by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson and Synergetic Play Therapy™.
We will learn about the brain in a jargon-free way.
Update: Cross Country District Meet
District Cross-Country Meet - Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm at Trout Lake
After a disappointing weather-related cancellation, the District Cross-Country Meet is on for Tuesday, October 24! Please note that the meet starts at 3:30 pm. Meet your Tiger by the yellow portable at 2:45 pm. A reminder that traffic and parking will be challenging. Grade 7s run first. Please make any changes to the sign up sheet: cancellations, additions, car pool details by the end of day on Monday. See you at Boston Pizza, 1333 West Broadway after the meet.
Tuesday's weather forecast: partially cloudy (so partially sunny!)
School Update: Oct 19
Please see the following message from Margaret Davidson (acting vp):
Dear Parents/Guardians of Tennyson students:
I would like to inform you that Madame Alain will be off for the next month on a health leave. I know that you will join me in wishing her a speedy recovery and we look forward to welcoming her back. I would like to welcome Brian Anderson, a retired principal and counselor to Tennyson who will be here to support our school with the many tasks that a Principal needs to complete and keep our school safe and secure. This will also give myself time to complete the many IEP’s and to begin our resource time for students. Brian will be starting on Friday, October 20th.
I would like to acknowledge that the schoolboard has been able to help us with our resource support by having a skilled teacher, Ivana Pavlovic who will be working with the intermediate students who are having difficulty with math and language arts. This will free myself up for working with the primary students on their French Language Arts and spending time on resource for Div. 4. I would like to thank all the parents and the staff for being patient while we are working through preparing for these students’ support. We are hoping to be up and running by the end of next week.
Our library is closed on Thursdays and Fridays for a short term while Lyse Cote has been placed in Division 7’s classroom so that we have consistency for this class rather than having a number of TOC’s.
Also our resource teacher, Stephanie Morin has been placed in Division 4’s classroom until a teacher is hired for this class. I will be taking on her resource role with the primary students and supporting her class in the interim.
I do appreciate your understanding and patience during this process and I assure you that all the children are in good hands with very skilled teachers.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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