The VSSAA are again offering volleyball and basketball camps for the upcoming Pro D Day on November 9th Curriculum Implementation Day. Limited enrollment available in all sessions and they fill up quickly so register asap.
The volleyball sessions are half day option (will need to register for the morning and afternoon sessions if you are looking to register your child for the full day). ($17.50 for each session)
o Sites are Prince of Wales Secondary & Killarney Secondary (Grade 5 – 7)
The basketball sessions are full day option ($35.00 for the full day) – AT Charles Tupper Secondary
o Grade 5- 7 clinic option
o Grade 8 – 9 clinic option
New sport added – badminton (grade 8s) – John Oliver
o One half day session will be available
VSSAA Online Registration Site
After a long absence, Tennyson Gear is back! Pictured above are just a few of the items you can buy.
We have a new supplier, Real Hip Clothing. They have items for the whole family - parents can now dress in Tennyson gear, too. Go bold in orange or more subtle in black or dark grey. You can order direct from their website and your purchases will be delivered to the school. What could be easier? The PAC will receive a portion of the sales.
Order now for delivery before Winter Break! Nothing like some Tiger-togs to get them excited to get back in January.
Here is the link: https://realhipclothing.com/collections/lord-tennyson-elementary
Questions? Contact TennyGear@lordtennyson.ca
You are invited to the Tennyson School Remembrance Day Assembly on Thursday, November 8th, 2018.
Even divisions and Kindergarten classes (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17 and 18) will attend at 9:15 am.
Odd divisions (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15) will attend at 11 am.
We encourage Tennyson students to wear their Brownies, Cadets, Girl Guides etc. uniforms for this special occasion.
I’ve got to start with a huge congratulations to Ravena and Mandy who took on the immense responsibility of coordinating the Howl this year and did an amazing job!
There was so much fun to be had at the Howl! The Von Schtinko show was vonderfully funny, the Batty Bingo was brilliantly barmy and the Graveyard so grotesquely gory the visitors shrieked with fear! The younger kids had a blast in the gym playing games and slowed things down with spooky stories in the library. The food in the cafeteria was delicious (thank you Quebec 2020 and Grad 2019 parents for putting on a delicious spread).
The pumpkin carving contest was another big hit. The costume contest judges had another tough go this year trying to pick winners from the amazing and creative costumes on display. And maybe it’s just me, but I feel like parents excelled themselves this year with their Halloween spirit and costumes. It seemed like everyone was having a fantastic night.
I was about to write the thank yous to everyone who made the Howl happen when Toni Botham made a timely post to the PAC Facebook page. As always, Toni said it perfectly so I'm leaving the final words of this post to her:
"Thank you so much to Mandy and Ravena. And also a massive thank you to all of the parent volunteers and the amazing student (and parent) alumni who came back to help. And to the Prince of Wales PAC Leadership class who came for 6 hours to help set up and run the rooms! And, while I am at it, thanks to all of the Gr 7 parents for the help with the Howl Food! I can hardly believe this is my last Howl as a Tennyson parent." Toni Botham
If you happened to pick up a small red purse at the Howl, please let Nana know. Thank you!
Just a quick update about Tenny’s Tiger Shoes for Sharing Bin- the shoe Bin located in the Lost & Found. (PLEASE NOTE: it is not meant for Lost shoes. Please do check the Lost & Found as it is OVERFLOWING again. Your kids likely have a treasure hiding in here!)
This Tenny’s Shoe Bin is meant for CLEAN, GENTLY USED and NEW CHILDREN'S FOOTWEAR. It is a “Sharing” site - you can donate a pair and also are welcome to take a pair if it suits a member of your family. As the bin fills up (every couple months), it is donated to our sister schools in East Vancouver - and much appreciated! We also do a Winter and Spring Shoe week so please watch for these opportunities to support our community in a very practical way!
**This year’s WINTER SHOE DRIVE is NOVEMBER 5th - 13th. Please bring in any clean, gently used and new children's footwear to share**
We were treated to a beautiful and diverse array of pumpkins at this year's Halloween Howl carving contest.
There were insanely clever pop-culture pumpkins including Violet Beauregard and Stranger Things, wickedly gory offerings including worm and stake in the eye, and some cuteness overload with the three little kittens and the vampire rainbow kitty gourds to name a few.
Thank you and congratulations to every student who participated; you are all incredibly talented.
Pumpkin contest winners
Scariest - Riviera, Haunted House, Div 13
Funniest - Callia and Holly, Cookie Monster and Elmo Div 11 and 18
Best Traditional - Karin, Scary Spooky Pumpkin, Div 16
Most Gruesome - Luka, Baby Poo, Div 15
Most Original - Monet, Tex the Rex, Div 12
Judge's Choice - Jillian, Violet Beauregard, Div 10
Scariest - Jason, The Psycho, Div 5
Funniest - Megan, Bobby's Braces, Div 6
Best Traditional - Nyla, Happy Owloween, Div 4
Most Gruesome - West, Bug Barfer, Div 8
Most Original - Amber, Monarch Butterfly, Div 5
Judge's Choice - Charly, Stranger Things, Div 7
Video Gaming, Screens, and Parenting in a Digitally-Oriented Culture - free presentation at Prince of Wales School
Grade 3 Tennyson student, Madison Seriosa was recently featured in a news article for her Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps. The text of the article is posted below.
You can contact Madison directly to buy her Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps at email@example.com or you can stop by her table at this Saturday's Annual Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (Kitshouse) Autumn Fair! It's going to be a great event so come by and say hi!
Reprinted from Newlight-Port Moody. https://www.newslight.com/want-to-save-money-and-help-the-environment-find-8-year-old-madison-seriosa-at-port-moodys-weekend-market/
Want to save money and help the environment? Find 8 year old Madison Seriosa at Port Moody’s weekend market.
October 18, 2018
by Mike White
As you are walking through the fall market this weekend in Port Moody, you might notice one particularly young looking vendor.
That would be Madison Seriosa. She’s 8 years old and she’s the proud owner of Periwinkle Kid-preneur Designs.
Madison makes and sells reusable beeswax food wraps.
Why? “Because it’s good for the environment,“ she said. And she adds, giggling, “I like the smell of beeswax.”
If you aren’t familiar with beeswax food wraps, they are a natural alternative to plastic food wrap. They are washable, reusable, and, most importantly, compostable. They achieve the dual benefit of saving money (they can between 6 and 12 months) and helping the environment.
What does she do? “I go to the store to pick out fabric, wax the fabric, package and sell (with my mom’s help),” she told us.
In case you were wondering, she was quick to add, “I drew the bees on the package!”
Madison’s mother, Lisa, remembers first getting the idea of beeswax food wraps from her friend. As soon as Madison saw them, she immediately took a liking to them.
“She just loved the wax, the smell, fabrics….she was taking an extra curricular entrepreneur course and this was the product she chose to “bring to market,” she said.
“This product is her true passion and this part of the business is really hers. She’s the driving force!”
Madison Seriosa holds up the Beeswax food wraps she will be selling this weekend in Port Moody. Source: Lisa Mariosa.
Madison started selling her beeswax food wraps in October 2017. She started with tinypreneur events around the Lower Mainland and then joined her mother at various markets late last year. She even sold her wraps in front of her house. However, this weekend will be Madison’s first time selling her food wraps at her own table at a regular market (don’t worry her Mom will be at the next table over) and her mother couldn’t be more proud.
“I am super proud of her! Although still shy at the markets, I have seen her really grow through talking to customers and interacting with all different people,” she said. “I absolutely encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in all kids. It’s a different education than they will get at traditional school.”
Surprisingly, Madison only spends 15% of what she makes. She has an employee (her little brother) who gets 20%. She gives 15% to charity. Overhead costs take another 20%. And, she saves the remaining 30% (I wish I had this financial discipline).
Look for Madison at Port Moody’s Fall Harvest Marketplace this Saturday, October 20 at the Port Moody Civic Centre (City Hall) located at 100 Newport Drive. The market runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Grade 6 student Prudence Dishart (div. 5), will has donated her hair to Wigs for Kids, live on Global BC morning news on Friday, Oct 19 at 6:50am! She is also raising money for a donation, so if anyone is interested they can find her in the school and donate. Thank you!
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