Stop by for some Halloween treats and show your support for Tennyson mum, Nina, as she opens the doors of her new business venture, Petit Foret, a cafe that will focus more on books, a few small gifts and story time.
The cafe, located at 2668 West 4th Avenue (4th and Trafalgar), will open officially in December. But, you an get a sneak peak on Tuesday, October 31, between 1:30-2:30 and 3:30-4:30 when it will be open for candy and free play coupons. Stop by if you can!
I think we use that pun every year, but really Friday night at Tennyson was a spooktacular!
The Halloween Howl team did an amazing job transforming the Tennyson halls into a fun and spooky Halloween haunt with entertainment for everyone. The big kids and gore lovers got their fill of horror in the graveyard and haunted house. There were creepy stories, arts and crafts, and batty bingo for the younger set. The haunted hockey, games in the gym, jello eating contest and prize crawl in the courtyard added to the fun and the evening was saved for posterity with photos at the Photo Booth.
The highlight of the night for most kids was DJ Rock N Beau who was spectacular. Between the singing and the jumping and the dancing, my kids were exhausted by the end of the night. The highlight of the night for parents was the delicious treats at the bake sale. Thank you for everyone who brought the amazing treats.
The Halloween Howl showcases the abundance of talent at Tennyson. The creativity shown by both students and parents is unparalleled: the pumpkins were amazing, the costumes were wonderful (and scary!), the activities and rooms fun, and the haunted house terrifying.
Congratulations to Eva in Division 2 who won the jar of candy with a guess of 199, and congratulations to all the pumpkin carving contest winners. Check out the blog post here for the list of winners and for pictures.
The Halloween Howl would not be able to happen without the incredible volunteer spirit that makes Tennyson such a great school -- not just for the kids, but for all of us parents as well. Thank you to the Howl team, lead by Sarah Konyer, who put on an amazing night. The team spent weeks planning the night, and then days transforming the school into the fun and spooky haunted halls. Thank you Sarah, Carmen, Darren, Janice, Jennie, Kylea, Sandra, Shana, Trevor, Margaux. Magda, Natasha, Orla, Raquel, Tricia and Vienna. And thank you to all the volunteers who helped with set-up and tear down on Friday and on the night. You're all awesome. Thank you to everyone who made the night spooktacular!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the pumpkin carving contest; as you can see from the photos, the entries were spectacular. The judges had the toughest time picking winners for each category because they were all so good.
Here are the 2023 winners:
Scariest - Jackson Richard, Gruesome Bozo, Div 8
Best Decorated/Painted - Alexa Bataille, Barbie, Div 9
Funniest - Dasha F, Candy's Pumpkin, Div 11
Best Traditional - Marcel Bachynski, Div 14
Most Original - Noelle Leach, Tree Monster, Div 11
Judge's Choice - Isla Shannon, Pumpkin Pie, Div 11
Scariest -Brianna, Scary Larry, Div 4
Best Decorated/Painted - Emily Tucker, Warty Witch, Div 5
Funniest - Henry Weeks, World's Biggest Hamburger, Div 4
Best Traditional - Andie, Soaring, Scarolyn's Soccery, Div 7
Most Original - Elyse, Pineaple, Div 2
Judge's Choice - Neve Tudor, Greg the Ghost, Div 4
Congratulations to all the hardworking runners on the Tennyson cross-country team, and thank you to all the supporters who made this season possible!
We'd like to give a big thank you to our wonderful coaches, Andy and Richard, and our teacher sponsors, Mme Renee and Mr Raphael, for a great cross-country season!
The team had a ton of fun at the practices and mini-meets. And despite the rain and mud, everyone did an amazing job at the district final, running personal bests and encouraging their teammates.
We'd also like to thank the parents who came out to support the practices and those who helped with the Thursday snacks through donations, baking, purchasing, and organizing. It is all very much appreciated.
Presentation by Cathy McMillan of Dyslexia BC on “Inclusion, the importance of the designation for K-12 AND post-secondary education”
Date and time
Thursday Oct 26, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the first PAC meeting of the year! It was great to get together and to meet so many parents who are new to the Tennyson community.
At the meeting, we voted to approve the 2023-24 PAC budget, and approved spending approximately $30,000 over the next 3 years to lease 30 Mac laptops.
We didn't fundraise last year and we haven't fundraised yet this year either, but we may need to conduct some fundraising later in the year. We'll keep you posted.
Inviting Tennyson students and their families to the 2023 Halloween Howl, a night of Halloween fun on Friday, October 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the spooktacular halls of Ecole Lord Tennyson Elementary!
Make sure to come in your favourite costume and get in the spirit for a night of Halloween family fun!
Ticket sales will start on October 19 at 7 p.m. Please purchase early to avoid disappointment - the Howl sells out fast!
The Howl is 100% organized and run by Tennyson parents. Many volunteers are needed for fun roles before and on the night to make it a big hit!
Get your Tennyson hoodies, on sale October 16 to 27!
A few reminders for families participating in the Hot Lunch Program!
Parents are needed to volunteer to keep the Hot Lunch Program running through November and December. We require at least one parent on-site Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for an hour.
Please click here to volunteer
Thank you to everyone helping make this program possible!
More information on the Hot Lunch Program
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Join the first PAC meeting of the 2023-24 school year!
Date and time
Monday October 16, 7 p.m.
Babysitting will be provided. Bring your tea or coffee; we will provide the biscuits!
Please contact PAC@lordtennyson.ca
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