Thank you to Jelena Corak for sending along this blog post and the photos.
The volleyball season has almost come to an end. Tennyson Junior girls (grade 6's) have done a fantastic job. They practised very hard every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and were very enthusiastic and excited about playing tournaments against five other schools every Tuesday afternoon, right after school. We had two teams (A & B) due to a large number of girls who wanted to play. Team A came second in our competing zone, losing only three games to Lord Kitchener, and hence have qualified for the Zone Finals, which is going to take place on December 3, at Queen Elizabeth School. Team B also had very strong results coming fourth in our competing zone. The girls were just three points shy of qualifying for the Zone Finals. We would like to say a special thank you to Mme Lavoie and Mme Lorieau who alternated in attending all the games, and Mme Lichimo who was a VSB representative for all the practices twice a week. And, finally, a big thank you to our coach, Alex (Yana's dad), his most enthusiastic assistant coach, Goran (Maria's dad), and a Thursday practice helper, Robert (Audrey's dad) who worked so hard with the girls, making sure that they maintained a positive attitude, stayed focused, and had lots of confidence.
Is your child missing their favourite hoodie? Hat? Boots? Another day with no lunch kit?
Thank you to Gus Polman for all his hard work setting up a new home for our Lost & Found.
And thank you to Fiona for her design ideas, shopping, and organizational skills.
You will now find the very organized Lost & Found in the alcove outside of Rm 105 (west end of the main door).
Have a scroll through the photos ... you may be surprised at what you find.
Do stop by ... it will bring a smile to your face!
Currently, Mountain West Studios is Lord Tennyson's school photographer. There has been some interest expressed in exploring other photography studio options for both individual and class photos.
Accordingly, set up in the school’s front lobby is a table with photography portfolio examples from three different studios for parents to view and consider. Each of these three companies is approved by the Vancouver School Board. The three studios are: [Click on the studio name to link to their website]
All three of these studios offers the following:
Voting is open until 11:59 pm, Monday, December 2, 2013.
Results will be shared at next week’s PAC meeting (Tuesday, December 3 at 7 PM in the library) at which time the selection of the 2014-15 school photography studio will be determined based on vote results.
If you have any specific questions about one or more of these companies, contact information is included in the portfolios in the school lobby and at the website links above. You may also contact parent champion, Christine Bowden at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following message was submitted by the administration:
We are needing some help creating emergency release lanyards for students to wear if ever we are in a situation where students need to be released to a designated person. As this student information is highly confidential, the work would need to be done at school, as we can not allow for this information to leave school property. Therefore, if ever you are at the school and have a few minutes to spare on this project, just drop by the office and we will give you the material and a place to work.
Thank you to Cristina Ionica for the entry and the photo.
Another Thursday and another day of games at Lord Kitchener. Today was a déjà vu for the game results: Tennyson won three games, and lost one, as last week. And they won against the same teams, which means they lost against Kitchener Blue team. One thing different though is that our girls have increased confidence, perhaps due to an extra practice they had this week.
Well done team, and a big thank you to Jonah, the team coach this week. Also a special mention goes to Mme Lavoie who supported the girls during the games! À bientôt!
Winter Break is a time for kids to be kids! It’s a chance to play, to run, and to be free from the busy school schedule. That’s why the YMCA offers day camps, so that every child can reach their full potential. From out-trips and theme days to sports and games, we have something for everyone. We hope you’ll join us!
Check out everything we have to offer online at www.vanymca.org/daycamps or visit www.myymca.ca to register.
The camps are open to all students (not just Tennyson's 'Y' kids). They are not held at Tennyson, check the link for locations.
Thank you to Cristina Ionica for sending the write-up and photos.
Parents - this is a friendly reminder that, if you plan to volunteer in ANY capacity at Tennyson, you must read and sign a Volunteer Conduct Agreement. The form is signed once and kept in the office. Please see Siaw in the office for a hard copy of the agreement.
Thank you for volunteering!
Thank you to Cristina Ionica for the following blog entry:
The senior girls volleyball team had another day of games at Lord Kitchener. This time they played four games: won two, lost two - a balanced result. They won against Trafalgar and Henry Hudson's teams, mostly by serving well, staying focused, being prepared to receive and pass the balls over the net. And they lost against the two Kitchener teams, now called Gold and Blue, who played more consistent. Overall, Tennyson played better than the first time, served more aces and communicating well during the play by calling the ball "mine". I even heard them encouraging and supporting each other: "ok, guys, get ready", "guys, call the ball", and the usual "go, tigers". Till the next game Thursday November 14, Tennyson will focus on three touch-play and blocking during the training session. Mme Janesse and Jonah (Kaitlin's mother) will teach them the essential skills and show them the necessary drills. Good job, girls! Thank you, coaches!
Tennyson students in grades 3, 4, and 5 were thoroughly engaged today by a Canadian Space Agency / Let's Talk Science presentation. Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques thrilled the students with his talk and answered the students' questions about being an astronaut and the CSA. UBC PhD Physics students Natasha, Andrew, and Shun (part of the Let's Talk Science program) demonstrated some cool science experiments. Ask your son or daughter what they learned! Thank you to the presenters and to Mme Leong who arranged the presentation.
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