Please see the following message from Mme Janesse:
I would like to introduce to you:
Isabelle Marie Kane 💖👶🍼💖
Born November 27th at 2:25pm
She's 5.8 lbs & 18.9 inches!
Isabelle decided she couldn't wait to meet Mommy & Daddy and came into the world five weeks early. Our hearts are full of love and joy. Words can't even describe how blessed we are. Mom, Dad, & Isabelle are doing extremely well. Thank you everyone for all your love and messages.
Please see the following letter from Mme Lavoie:
November 24, 2015
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians of the Tennyson community,
I am writing to you today with some news. After eight wonderful years, my time at Tennyson has come to an end, as I have been transferred to Trafalgar Elementary School effective January 1, 2016.
Vancouver school principals are usually transferred after approximately five years in a school, so I feel very fortunate and blessed to have been able to stay for eight years. Unlike many of my colleagues, I have had the good fortune of being able to experience and watch our students evolve from Kindergarteners, not knowing what the teacher was saying, to confident bilingual graduates. For this, I am grateful. I have also had the wonderful opportunity to work with an extremely professional and dedicated staff, who always put our students’ needs first.
Thank you parents for all your support over the years. It has been a true pleasure working with all members of the PAC to ensure that we are providing our students with the best possible learning experiences in an inclusive and respectful learning environment. I am so proud of all of our endeavours that we have worked collaboratively on - - from the school mural to our Fish on the Fence.
I leave Tennyson with the most memorable and cherished experiences and feel truly lucky to have had this opportunity as my first principalship. I will miss you all and your wonderful chlldren and take with me many heartfelt memories such as implementing our Eye of the Tiger dance at assemblies to the unveiling of our three Rs.
At Monday night’s Board meeting, trustees approved the appointment of Mme Claudette Alain as Tennyson’s new Principal. Mme Alain has a wealth of experience in French Immersion as a classroom teacher at various grade levels, as Vice-Principal at L’Ecole Bilingue and presently as Vice-Principal at Douglas Annex. Mme Alain is excited to begin her first Principalship with you. She will be attending the PAC meeting on December 10th and will be visiting the students and staff on December 1st. Please help me in welcoming Mme Alain to Tennyson.
For those of you who are concerned about the viability of mid-year changes, please know that January is the ideal time for a principal to come into a school. It gives the new administrator time to observe and learn, all the while building important relationships. Mme Lorieau will be here to support Mme Alain’s transition. I began my tenure at Tennyson in January and truly appreciated knowing that all was in place.
Tennyson will always be near and dear to me. As one of our Grade seven graduates said in their farewell speech last year, once a tiger, always a tiger.
Sincerely, Jacquie Lavoie
Here is the info about holiday hampers from yesterday's school newsletter. I think 5 are already spoken for!
information from Mme Lavoie
These are video links from Bryce Recsky (VSB's Behaviour Strategies Consultant). He used them in his presentation to parents on Nov 12.
Ross Greene - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvzQQDfAL-Q
Dan Siegel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm9CIJ74Oxw
Behaviour Strategies Consultant
Vancouver School Board
Cell: (778) 871-7508
Fax: (604) 713-5244
There is a parent wishing to switch their child from Tuesday after school Sportball to Wednesday. If this works for you (your child must already be registered for the Wed class), please contact Bina at email@example.com
A Tennyson mom is involved with a lovely Winter Pop Up above a french coffee shop:
Winter Pop Up at Le Marche
The owners are French and the coffee shop below has a beautiful European feel. There are many amazing images up on their site - http://www.marchestgeorge.com/
November 21st - December 24th
It's that time of the year again! We are officially a week away from our annual Winter Pop-Up. The shop will be held at the apartment above Le Marché St. George at 4393 St. George Street. The official opening is on Saturday, November 21st, and the doors will open everyday at 10am to 6pm until it's closing date on the 24th of December.
The online Winter Pop-Up will go live at exactly 10am PST on the 21st of November: http://www.marchestgeorge.com/ http://mandula.com/
We look forward to seeing you all! Let the countdown begin!
If you'd like more information, please don't hesitate to contact Tennyson mom Hajnalka Mandula.
Please see the following message from Jay & Maria (Tennyson Global Group students):
Tennyson’s Global Group is organizing “We Are Silent” day this year. It is held on Friday, Nov 20.
We Are Silent Day is a day where we encourage students to be silent and not to talk. We take a vow of silence for children’s rights and for the millions of girls across the world facing poverty or not having the right to a good education. Tennyson students will be coming to your child's class to explain We Are Silent Day this week (Monday, November 16 to Friday, November 20). If you'd like to send you're child with a loonie or a toonie (or any amount) one day this week, it would be greatly appreciated. Donations or not, we are hoping many students will participate by taking a vow of silence this Friday.
All money collected will be going to Free the Children which is a charity that focuses on young people and their education. They have projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America (focused on children and education) and they also have programs in Canada, the U.S. and U.K (focused on service learning and active citizenship).
Jay and Maria (Grade 7 Global Group students)
Scholastic French Book Fair
It's time for the Tennyson French Scholastic Book Fair - Festival du Livre.
Monday Nov. 16th - Thursday Nov. 19th
Open before school 8:30-9:00, at recess 10:35-10:55 and after school 2:45-3:30
This is a great opportunity to earn book credits for your child's classroom, the resource teachers and the library, at the same time as building your French library at home. Picture books, dictionaries, non-fiction - we have it all! All of the books will be in French this fall (the English Book Fair will take place in the Spring).
**NEW Promotion: with every purchase of $25 or more, you can get a free book up to $25!
This year we will also have Teacher Wish Lists. You can purchase books chosen by the teachers to donate to your child's class!
Volunteering at the Book Fair is a great way to meet lots of Tennyson students and have plenty of time to browse the shelves yourself. If you are able to help out for an hour or two next Monday - Thursday, please email Nana Yenson at firstname.lastname@example.org with the days/times that you are available. See you there!
Please feel free to contact Catie by email if you have any information.
The Sportball after school program is now full! We are trying to find an additional instructor. If you would like your child to be placed on the waitlist, please fill out the registration form and put it in the dropbox outside the school office. Please DO NOT attach any cash or cheques with your registration forms. Registration forms are available outside of the office.
If another instructor is found, participants from the waitlist will be contacted before the start of the program. Thanks!
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