Sign-up today for an all-dayxmodus.com/register.html Computer Coding camp that will be run by Chris Kerslake for the April 29 pro-d day camp at Tennyson.
Orienteering BC, together with the Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC), will again be offering our very successful Orienteering Adventure Kids (OAK) program this Spring, for kids ages 7-14. The eight weekly sessions run on Tuesday evenings, from April 2 to May 21. Program capacity is kept low, to enable individual attention, and the Spring 2019 group is expected to be ~10 participants. OAK sessions (6:30 – 8:00pm) run at different parks around the city, such as Memorial Park South, Jericho Park and Vanier Park. Note that OAK sessions will always go, rain or shine (because that’s what orienteers do!)
The OAK coaches and assistants follow a tested skills progression that systematically teaches kids how to read a map and navigate safely through unfamiliar terrain. The program focus is on learning new skills, improving physical and spatial literacy and, most importantly, having fun outdoors! More details, and the registration portal for the Spring OAK program, can be found at http://oak.orienteeringvancouver.ca/
If you would like more information about the program, please contact Adam Woods, Head Coach (email@example.com) or Brian Ellis, Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sportball, Sport and Art Together, and Xmodus Minecraft Adventures and Python Programming running again April - June
Attention Tennyson Families: The Community Schools Team is happy to offer the following programs for the spring term. Please note the registration details below.
Sportball will run on Tuesdays, April 16 - June 4, 3:05 - 4:05 for grades K-2. Please be aware that if the gym is in use, the program will run outdoors. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather, has runners and a water bottle. Please see the poster below for On-Line registration details.
Xmodus Minecraft Adventures and Python Programming will run on Wednesdays, April 17 - June 5 in the library (Minecraft Adventures will run from 3:05 - 4:05 pm and Python Programming will run from 4:05 - 5pm) for grades 2-7. Please see the poster below for On-Line registration details.
Sport and Art Together will run April 18 - June 6 in the gym and room 005 for grades 2-5. In-person registration will take place outside the school office on Thursday, April 11 at 8:30 am and 3 pm.
Please contact Dianne Sankey at email@example.com with any questions. Please do not ask at the school office as they may not have the answers you need!
POPARD, the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders, is running a workshop on IEPs on March 11.
You are invited to an anxiety workshop. Please email Jen Cumming, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to attend.
Congratulations to Division 6's Mia Archeck (third from left) who won the Youth Bowl Canada 5-Pin Bowling Championships Provincial Final at Scottsdale Lanes, Surrey, March 3 with a 10-game score of 3620. What a fantastic result!
Mia is now off to the YBC National Championships in Oshawa, May 5-7 Ontario. Good luck; we can't wait to hear all about it! You can support Mia's trip fundraising here.
Gordon PAC and PIE have extended an invitation to Tennyson Parents to attend a presentation:
Looking into the Future: Building Resilience Against Anxiety with Dr. Bethany Michel
When: March 7th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: General Gordon Elementary
Tickets are available at Eventbrite. The cost per ticket is $7.00 (plus minimal Eventbrite fee) per adult and includes ‘pizza & presentation’ for adults and childminding with ‘pizza & movie night’ for kids. (Childminding will be provided by Grade 7 volunteers and supervised by an adult skilled in working with diverse learners.)
Dr. Bethany Michel is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia and a clinical fellow at the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Centre of Vancouver. She received her Ph.D. in clinical science at Harvard University, specializing in child and adolescent mood and anxiety disorders. She has worked as a clinician with children and youth ages 5-22 in the Child and Adolescent Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University. She has enjoyed offering workshops on a range of childhood mental health issues to parents and educators since 2008.
In this session, parents, caregivers, and teachers will learn how to help children build their resilience against anxiety. This will include an overview of how anxiety develops and is maintained by thoughts and behavior, and specific steps caregivers can take to increase children's sense of self-efficacy and decrease anxiety.
1 adult ticket includes ‘pizza & presentation’ for adult and childminding with ‘pizza & movie night’ for kids.
Childminding will be provided by Grade 7 volunteers and supervised by an adult skilled in working with diverse learners.
Follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/looking-into-the-future-building-resilience-against-anxiety-tickets-56852800256
Interested in female hockey but don't know where to start?
The Vancouver Female Ice Hockey Association hosts Come Try Hockey events throughout the year to help you/your daughter get started in hockey!
Girls ages 4+ are invited to try ice hockey in a fun and safe 45 minute on-ice session with Vancouver Female, Vancouver's only all-female ice hockey association. Don't worry about equipment, everything is supplied at the Come Try Hockey events: Skates, equipment, coaches, helpers of all ages and refreshments. Come check it out!
The next come try event is March 16. Times are registration details are found here.
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