There were lots of funny, clever and cute costumes again this year at the Howl. Here's a sampling:
A Tennyson parent wanted to share the following request for input from parents. The message was posted to a family bicycle group.
In September we saw the Safe Schools motion pass at the City Council. At the School Board, the Safe Schools motion was referred to the November 6th (5pm) VSB Facilities and Planning Committee meeting.
This means that the VSB and School Trustees get to hear from community members like you about transportation safety to/from schools. Please consider speaking up or encouraging a young person to come and speak to the Board. If you’re interested in doing so, please email the following District staff to sign up.
David Green, Secretary Treasurer - email@example.com
Marlene Phillips, Executive Assistant - firstname.lastname@example.org
There were plenty of opportunities to win a prize at this year's Halloween Howl, with the pumpkin carving and costume contests, the guess the weight of the pumpkin challenge and the end of the night prize draw. You an see lots of the costumes here.
Here are our winners.
Pumpkin Weight Contest
The Pumpkin weighted a mighty 27.8lbs and Chase in Division 14 won with a guess of 28lbs.
The Costume Contest
Best Musician: DJ Marshmallow, Lou, Div 9
Best Blast from the Past: Spice Girls, Div 3 - Ruby, Rebecca, Delphine, Tala & Div 1 - Chandra, Maya
Best Mom & Me: Ladybug, Katherine, Div 18
Best Family Fun Costume: Clowns, Kiera, Div 13
Best Partner Costume: Ghostbusters, Audrey & friend, Div 6
Best Use of Rainbow: Phosphorescent Rainbow Squid, Olive, Div 18
Best Frappucino Friends: Yasmin & Sophia, Div 4
Best Use of Cardboard: Recycle Bin & Pirate Ship, Avery, Div 16 & Alyvia, Div 10
Best Bone Chilling Werewolves, Avalon, Div 7 & Matilda, Div 8
Best Nature Theme: Dreamy Tropical Ocean, Kimberly, Div 14
Best in 'Show': Old school TV, Kevan, Div 8
Best Rock 'n' Roll Family: AC/DC, Josephine, Div 15 & Sam, Div 5
Best Sporty Family: Tennis Greats, Jillian, Div 8
Best Home Made Costume: Samurai & Green Ninja, Mattis, Div 16
$25 London Drugs Gift Card, Samantha Heimrick, Div 3
Basketball (Spalding), Mathia Desmarais, Div 2
Crayola Art Case (A), Danielle, Div 3
Crayola Art Case (B), Audrey, Div 10
Baseball & Bat (Blue), Isaac Hansen, Div 1
Pogo Stick, Marshall, Div 12
Beyblades, Callum, Div 8
TY Stuffy – Trick or Treat, Cammi Baldwin, Div 16
TY Stuffy – Racoon, Esha Koch, Div 16
Soccer Ball (Franklin), Liam Krebaum, Div 6
Ty Stuffy – Black Cat, Clayton Ye, Div 10
Props – Builder & Superhero, Hugo Sturgess (Sibling of Poppy & Harriet)
Juicy Couture Bracelets, Mila, Div 13
Hockey Card Set, Alan Peregrym, Div 3
Lava Lamp, Nicholas Bellefeuille, Div 9
Stunt Squadron Kit, Bjorn, Div 17
Starlight String Art, Madison Seriosa, Div 8
Baseball & Bat (Green), Oliver, Div 8
Charm Jewelry Set (Poopsie), Katie, Div 5
Clue - Boardgame, Rangi, Div 9
Shamballa Jewelry, Eva Sarvas, Div 10
Catan Jr – Boardgame, London (Vienna's brother), Div 11
Lego Advent – Star Wars, Tyler, Div 1
Lego Advent – Harry Potter, Callum Medd, Div 12
Puzzle – Harry Potter, Audrey Edmiston, Div 6
Iviva Headband & Pouch (A), Havana
Iviva Headband & Pouch (B), Megan J, Div 1
Congratulations to the winners! All Prizes will be delivered to classrooms by end of day Tuesday.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the pumpkin carving contest; the 62 entries were monstrously spectacular. Check out all of the creepy, incredible, and creative pumpkins below.
Many of this year's creations were very funny so, the judges re-named a few of the categories because it was too hard to pick just one funniest pumpkin winner.
Here are the 2019 winners:
Scariest - Chase Hoye, Spider Face Pumpkin, Div 11
Funniest - Faye Stoneham, Pumpkin Girl, Div 18
Best Traditional - Nicholas Brady, The 60 Pounder, Div 12
Most Gruesome - Marshall Anderson, Pumpkin Jail, Div 12
Most Original - Audrey Smith, Faceless Man, Div 10
Judge's Choice - Kimberley Johnston, Fluffy the Caterpillar, Div 14
Scariest/Funniest - Megan Johnson, Arachnophobic Andrew, Div 1
Funniest - Callia Enderton, Chubby Bunny, Div 8
Best Traditional/Funniest - Lillie Anderson, Cookie Monster, Div 6
Most Gruesome - Anouk Fenger, Tastes Like Chicken, Div 1
Most Original - Jillian Plotkin, Disco Pumpkin, Div 8
Judge's Choice - Jaclyn Fraillick, How Dare You Says Greta Thunberg, Div 7
Tennyson families and friends were treated to an amazing night at this year's Halloween Howl. What was probably the last Howl in the old school building didn't disappoint.
A huge congratulations and thank you to Ravena, Mandy and Jacqueline who planned and coordinated the Howl again this year, the Prince of Wales PAC Leadership class who helped set up and run the rooms, and all the parents who volunteered for making the night so memorable. The 2019 Halloween Howl was fantastic!
There was so much freaky fun to be had! The kids had a blast in the gym playing games and danced like fiends at the Dead Disco. They pitted their skills at the Haunted Hockey and Spooky Soccer and slowed things down with spooky stories in the library. The Batty Bingo, Fortune Tellers, Junky Jello Eating and Cake Walk had line-ups out the door and the Graveyard was so grotesquely gory the visitors shrieked with fear!
It's not a Tennyson event without good food. Thank you to the Grad 2020 parents who served delicious pizza, salad and treats in the cafeteria.
The pumpkin carving contest was amazing and the costume contest judges had another tough go this year trying to pick winners from the amazing and creative costumes on display. We will post costume pictures as soon as they come in. Thank you Randall and Meralon for taking the pictures; such special mementos of the night. And last but not least, the winners of the game card prize draws will be announced on Monday.
Tenny’s Tiger Toes is a Shoes for Sharing program here at Tennyson. Please feel free to leave CLEAN, GENTLY USED children’s shoes and boots in the big purple bin located in the Lost & Found nook. And please help yourself to a pair that may suit your own child as well! What footwear is not needed at Tennyson is donated to a sister school in East Vancouver.
There are also 2 special SHOE DRIVES in the Winter and Spring sponsored by the Groupe Globale. Please watch for the Winter Shoe drive the week of November 4th -where NEW footwear is also welcome -just in time for a special Christmas donation!
(Please Note: The purple bin is not for Lost and Found items so please check it periodically in case a stray shoe lands here:).
We've enjoyed a tremendous cross-country season this year filled with sunny meets (except the last), lots of place ribbons, and an amazing display of sportsmanship, enthusiasm and Tennyson Tiger Spirit!
The students trained hard three times a week to build stamina and hone technique and their efforts paid off. The Tennyson Tigers won lots of ribbons at the three mini-meets and at the Final District Meet at Trout Lake.
The cross-country team would not be possible without our coaches, Ryan and Andy, our sponsor teachers Mme McNicol, Mme Renee, Mme Taillefer, Mme Sarah and M Rafael and all the parents who helped at training and the meets, brought the Friday snacks, and cheered on our athletes as they raced. A big thank you to you all!
Here are the results I have from the District final. I definitely don't have them all so please send others and/or photos to email@example.com and check back next week for the final list.
A big hill and a run through the woods made this week’s cross-country course meet the most challenging yet, but that didn't stop the Tennyson Tigers, who took their races in their stride and brought home lots of ribbons.
With the races being run very close together the finish line was a bit chaotic so I'm sure we've missed some results. Here is what we know. Please send other results and/or photos to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Want to have more fun & strengthen your connection with your teen or pre-teen?
Maybe explore new strategies for boundaries as your teen matures?
How can we encourage responsible and capable youth?
Join SACY presenters for an interactive evening reviewing some of the science behind teen behaviour. We'll explore practical ways our parenting can shift to work with these changes--including increasing understanding and reducing tension at home. Come and share your insights and maybe add a few new tools to your parenting kit.
Details: Wed, 23 October 2019, 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
6:45 for refreshments and resources
7:00- 9:00 for workshop
Click here to go to Eventbrite to register.
Lord Tennyson Quebec 2021 is fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier and Growing Smiles, just in time for Christmas!
If you’d like to support us through purchasing some very sweet and colourful Christmas gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click both of those links below:
https://fundraising.purdys.com/1032198-68563 -- please keep in mind the market place shopping option is the easiest way to purchase as it is all fully online, but of course you are welcome to use the online order form option as well https://lordtennyson.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home
When you login or create an account, please take a moment to add your Child's name and division in the FIRST NAME. Leave the parent's full name in the LAST NAME. We want to make sure the proper chocolates and flowers get to you.
After you’ve signed in the Purdy's website you can buy their amazing chocolates or invite others to join and support our Fundraising Campaign.
As for the Growing Smiles feel free to order as many poinsettias or other floral arrangements as you feel you need for this holiday season not only are they cheerful but they make for wonderful gifts to bring to parties ... and of courses what a great combo: chocolates and flowers!
Orders close November 21st. Pickups start December 3rd.
Thank you so much!
Quebec 2021 Parents and Students.
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