Christmas Carolling Fun
Students, parents and teachers have been enjoying before-school Christmas Carolling in the school lobby each morning this week. Rudolph, Frosty and more...!
Never mind lining up in the cold outside; come on inside and join in on the fun. Only two more days left this week.
The Tennyson Strings students will be performing in the gym Wednesday, Dec 12 at 7pm.
Parents are invited to bring a finger-friendly treat to share with everyone after the concert.
Coffee, tea, and juice will be provided.
This event is open to all Tennyson families.
The parents and students from the three grade 1 classes put together a Christmas Hamper for a family of three boys, a dad, and a grandma. Besides the gifts of clothing and toys, there were a lot of gift cards for groceries, movies, and shopping.
Thank you for making Christmas great for a family in need!
Our annual Food Bank Drive has begun!
Please bring non-perishable food items for donation to the Vancouver Food Bank.
Students should place their donations in their division's box, and colour in a square on the sheet provided. (This is simply to track the total donations... it is not a competition!)
The Food Bank Drive ends on December 20.
Tennyson has a new club, and it's spelled S-P-C-A! The SPCA club is run by students, and meets during lunch on Fridays in the music room.
This past Friday, Sage B. chaired the meeting (students take turns) and the kids learned all about hamsters including what they eat, the history of hamsters, and how to care for them.
We plan to make some dog blankets to donate to the SPCA as a winter present. Are there any parents who would like to take one of the blankets to the SPCA with their child and take pictures of them donating it, perhaps bringing another SPCA club friend along, too? Please contact Beth Elliott for more information.
At our last meeting, the students made toys for pets (see photo). Some students were so busy making their toys, the didn't want to stop to be in the photo! We are now looking into options for a tour of the SPCA.
For more information on the SPCA club, please see Alex Elliott (student) at school, or email Beth Elliott (Mom of Alex, Grade 6 and Charlotte, Grade 3).
You should receive this email from your class parent regarding a parking survey, but just in case you missed it, here are the links:
And here's the letter:
Congratulations to all the silent auction winners, and to our other winners:
Jelly Bean Jar Guess (a tie!):
Nico Fielding & Neil Shibata (The answer was 657. Both winners guessed 653)
Janelle & Alyssa's Grandma
Wine Raffle Winners:
1st prize: Petey Young
2nd prize: Karen Racey
2nd prize: Karly Black
3rd prize: 604-451-56XX (that strange voice mail was from us!)
4th prize: Malcolm Metcalfe
A big thank you to the many parents involved, including non-Quebec 2014 parents Andy Fielding from Kaboom Box who spent the chilly evening outside making our food, Jen Derton of Jen's Feather Creations for donating her time for the feather hair extensions, and others who donated baking, silent auction items and helped out during the event. And thank you to the many many companies and organizations who donated silent auction items.
And a huge thanks to all the Grade 6 parents and kids who volunteered countless hours to make Winterfest a big success.
Congratulations to the Grade 6 girls volleyball team who did a fantastic job, winning 4 of 7 games played against L'ecole Bilingue Elementary School today.
Our two teams, Tennyson A (Pumas) & B (Tiny Mights) played against each other and against L'Ecole Bilingue's two teams, A & B. Of the four teams, Tennyson's B team, Tiny Mights, placed 2nd and Tenny's A team placed 4th. Before the final round to rank the teams, Tennyson B Tiny Mights was actually in first place position.
Way to go girls!
Toques, Tennyson Style
Keep your head warm in style this winter. Tenny Toques go on sale this Friday at Winterfest. One for $14, or two for $25.
Available in Tenny Orange, Snowball White, Howl Black, Pretty Pink, and Cool Charcoal.
Supply is limited. Any remaining stock will go on sale at school in the week of Dec 10.
Brought to you by your friendly Quebec 2014 team.
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