Are you interested in working as an education assistant? Find out about the training program and employment opportunities at the information session on Thursday December 6.
This year's French Scholastic Book fair is a big hit with Tennyson students; you can feel the excitement as they browse the books on offer, and it's fun to hear them speak animatedly about their favourite books with friends.
A huge thank you to everyone who has already come by and bought books. Every sale goes towards getting up to 60% credit back from Scholastic that will be shared between all divisions, the library, and the resource teachers to be used to buy books and resources for our children.
Your class teachers, our Librarian Mme Paule, and our Resources Teachers Mme Morin and Mme Vosahlo have put together wishlists of books they would love to have for their classrooms for students to keep on reading new and interesting French books throughout the year. Photos of each list are posted above (you can click pause on the slideshow when you see the class list you're interested in). A book fair volunteer will be happy to help you buy the wishlist books of your choice. Just stop by and tell them what you want
There is still plenty to time left to shop. The book fair is running for two more days and is open late on Thursday (until 5.30 pm).
The book fair book fair hours for Thursday and Friday are:
Thurs: Before School (8:45-9:15 am), Recess (10:25-10:55 am), After School (2:45-5:30pm)
Fri: Before School (8:45-9:15 am), Recess (10:25-10:55 am), After School (2:45-3:30)
Tennyson families! We are excited to let you know that the Community Schools Team will be offering the following afterschool programs for the winter term:
-Sportball will run on Tuesdays, Jan 15 - Mar 5, 3:05 - 4:05 pm in the Gym for grades K-2. Registration will open on Thursday, December 6th at 9am. Please register at www.sportball.ca/vancouver
Xmodus Minecraft Adventures and Python Computer Programming will run on Wednesdays, Jan 16 - Mar 6, 3:05 pm - 5pm in the Library for grades 3-7. Registration will open on Thursday, December 6th at 9am. Please register at www.xmodus.com/register
Sport and Art Together will run on Thursdays, Jan 17 - Mar 7, 3:05 - 5pm in the Gym/Room 213 for grades 3-5. Please register IN-PERSON ONLY on Thursday, December 6 at 8:30 am and 3pm outside the school office.
If you have any question regarding these programs or how to register please ONLY contact Dianne Sankey, CST Programmer firstname.lastname@example.org. The school office is unable to answer any questions about these programs. Registration forms for Sport and Art Together onlywill be sent home with students on November 29th.
You’re invited to a Parent Presentation – VSB Communicating Student Learning (Reporting) Pilot and Redesigned BC Curriculum
We wanted to take this opportunity to invite families to a workshop that we are preparing for you, related to the Communicating Student Learning/Reporting Pilot that many of our teachers are engaged in, as well as discussion about the core competency aspects of our redesigned BC Curriculum. Please take a look at the particulars. All parents are welcome!
Date/Time: Monday November 26th; 6:30pm
Place: Tennyson Library
The purpose of this presentation is to provide further information about the Communicating Student Learning/Reporting pilot that many of our classroom teachers are engaged in (parents from Divisions 5-18 received a detailed letter electronically regarding this on October 15th – please contact the school if you did not). This session is open to all Tennyson parents/guardians, whether or not your child’s teacher is currently on the CSL pilot.
The Vancouver School Board is currently engaged in a pilot that is designed to align reporting practices with the redesigned BC curriculum and assessment. As of last school year, about two thirds of Vancouver elementary schools had teachers using the piloted reporting structure with parents/guardians. The number of schools participating has again increased this year. In fact, almost all French Immersion schools in the district have either some, or all, classes engaged in the Communicating Student Learning reporting structure, including all of our neighbouring FI schools.
During this presentation, we will present aspects of this Communicating Student Learning pilot that we think will be of interest and relevance to you (the letter that we sent out had a lot of detail, and we will aim to expand upon this and to answer any questions). We will also touch on aspects of the core competencies, and how these are linked to the CSL structure and its subsequent reporting to parents/guardians.
Please RSVP to email@example.com so that we may get a sense of numbers. We have not yet secured childcare, but will send an update if we are able to have this.
Thanks to all of our parents for your tremendous support of our Tennyson learning community!
The annual Tennyson Remembrance Day Assemblies were held on Thursday, November 8th, 2018. On this very special occasion, the Tennyson school community gathered together to reflect on the significance of this day in the past, present and into the future. At the 11 am assembly, we had the honour of having Petty Officer Justin Heron speak powerfully to our students about his decade spanning experience in the Canadian navy.
We would like to say a big thank you to our Grade 7 leaders who organized and led the entire assembly as well as to Mme Adrienne and Mme Arnold who had had their students work for many weeks on the Remembrance Day Assembly art work.
When: Tuesday December 4, 2018 in Lord Tennyson Library
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Parenthood never arrives with a rulebook, and when it comes to explaining the world of sexual health to your child, it can be hard not to end up a bright shade of red. Using humor and straight talk in an open, interactive environment, Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators will show you how easy it is to convey healthy, positive messages about sexual health to kids.
In this workshop parents will learn:
This talk is sponsored by Lord Tennyson PAC.
Babysitting is provided by Grade 7 students.
For more information about Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators go to www.saleemanoon.com.
At Tuesday's fantastic parent presentation, Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl outlined how critical it is to foster kindness and empathy in our children, for their health and personal and academic success, and for the betterment of society as a whole.
As well as providing empirical evidence for why Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) has been incorporated into the school curriculum, Dr Schonert-Reichl also explained how SEL programs like Roots of Empathy and Mind-up which are being used by many Tennyson teachers, are having a positive impact on student's well-being and even grades.
Of course so much SEL happens at home, so Kim also explained what we can do to help our children, and provided links to tons of online resources for fun activities and useful tools in her presentation and the handouts below.
Thank you Karen for bringing another excellent speaker to our school. You're awesome!
A French tutor is selling slots of textbooks and workbooks. See the Craigslist Ad for details.
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