Get ready for Pink Shirt Day 2023
Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday February 22nd.
Deadline for ordering is Friday, January 27th at noon (12:00 pm).
Shirts will be delivered to classrooms on Tuesday February 21st.
Shirts can be purchased on Munchalunch: munchalunch.com/schools/LordTennyson.
Please see fit & sizing information at the bottom of this post.
Shirts are $15 each. Bursaries are available. Please see the office to access these.
Please note that the colour of pink may vary due to sizing availability from the printer.
New this year! Pink Tenny T Shirt Exchange
Do you have a pink Tenny T that’s too small and would like to pass it on? Clean pink Tenny Ts can be placed in the box under the lost and found table in the front lobby of the school. Tennyson student families are welcome to help themselves to the shirts in the box.
Size & fit information
Fit Information - Adult:
These are straight cut shirts, so can fit tight through the hips, consider sizing up if needed. 100% Cotton, pre-shrunk.
Fit Information - Youth:
The shirts are a generous fit compared to the age range listed, especially for the smaller sizes.
We hope the sizing examples below help you decide the correct size for your child. 100% cotton, pre-shrunk.
Hello Tennyson families,
The current lunch ordering session is coming to an end real soon.
If you do not log in and order again, your children’s lunches will stop arriving and tears will flow.
If you would like your child to receive Sushi on Mondays, Pizza on Thursdays, or both, please log in to Munchalunch and order away.
This upcoming lunch session covers Mondays and Thursdays from January 30th to April 13th.
Order by Wednesday, January 25 @ 23:59 if you want the first Sushi Lunch (Jan 30).
I know you want to order lunches immediately (and you should do it very soon) but PLEASE take a moment to chat with your child … I can promise you that the little angels have loads of opinions about what shows up in front of them. SO. MANY. OPINIONS.
Really. Please ask them if they are happy with their previous order before ordering again.
Ordering is open now (and will remain open for late orders) but orders must be placed by Wed Jan 25 @ 23:59 in order to receive the first Sushi lunch on Monday Jan 30.
New orders, cancellations, and changes must be made 6 days in advance of the lunch (we order in advance from the suppliers).
Includes Jan 30 - Apr 13 lunches.
Yes, it is a long lunch period but changes/cancellations can be made if needed by contacting the lunch administrator.
The ordering system allows complete flexibility (order everything, nothing, or any amount in between).
If you want to alternate between sushi and pizza (sushi one week, pizza the next), order from Sushi Menu 1 and Pizza Menu 2 (or vice versa). If you want both lunches weekly, be sure to order from both Menu 1 AND Menu 2 for both Sushi and Pizza. More details at the bottom of this email.
You can remove dates at the end of ordering if you need to.
Please inform me (firstname.lastname@example.org) about any field trips, at least a week ahead of the field trip!
Sushi will continue to be provided by Mugen Sushi.
Sushi options include California roll, Cucumber roll, Avocado roll, Salmon roll, Tuna roll, Agedashi Tofu, Edamame and Chicken Teriyaki.
Pizza will continue to be provided by Uncle Fatih's.
Pizza options include Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Hawaiian Pizza or Mixed Veggie.
You can log in to Munchalunch anytime to check your orders. Use the “My Account - View My Orders” tab.
Your questions will be answered … email HotLunches@lordtennyson.ca
Lapel Arts Jiu Jitsu Academy in Fairview is inviting kids 5+ to join our growing team in this amazing martial art. A couple Tennyson students are already enrolled.
Jiu Jitsu is the fastest growing and most modern martial art today. With focus on discipline, skill development and sportsmanship, our program helps kids develop a sense of confidence, self-defence and anti-bullying, all with a lot of fun!
We have new spots open for 2023 and as a special offer to Tennyson students, we are giving a $50 discount on the first month’s membership with us. The program is membership based and currently runs 3 times per week for ages 5 to 13. You can find our schedule and price information on our website: https://www.lapelarts.ca/
We are located at 1224 W Broadway (Broadway and Alder st.). Get in contact with us to book a FREE TRIAL CLASS at email@example.com. Please also feel free to email Tennyson parent Minju Chiang at firstname.lastname@example.org for a review!
No prerequisite is required to join our Program.
Vancouver Velocity Speed Skating Club invites you to join us for our year-end Skate with Friends event! Get a taste for speed skating, win prizes, and enjoy some holiday treats!
Where and when
Kitsilano Ice Rink
2690 Larch Street, Vancouver BC, V6K 4K9
Sunday December 18th
6pm - 8pm
* Underage participants must have an adult register as well (the adult is not required to go on the ice).
Who can participate?
Anyone (especially kids aged 5+!) We ask that you be comfortable skating on your own (or bring someone who can help you).
We suggest a minimum $5 donation per skater - we are fundraising to replace our aging safety crash mats! You can donate online here, or bring a cash donation to the event. (You will get a tax receipt for donations $25+ made through BC Sport, but not for cash donations.)
If you need skates, the rental hut will be open, and we ask that you bring a toonie to help offset our cost for the rental hut and skate rentals. You can also just add $2 to your donation amount when you donate online.
What to bring
Please bring gloves, helmets, and your skates! As mentioned the rental hut will be open if you don’t have skates. We have limited gloves we can share, and helmets are available for free.
Learn more at vancouverspeedskating.com, and feel free to reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
The highlight of the holiday season for most Tennyson families will be the school holiday performances and the winter holiday assemblies. But, if you’re looking for some other cultural events to get into the holiday mood, you may want to check out these concerts that feature some extremely talented Tennyson Parents.
Tennyson mum, Melody Courage, will be the soprano soloist at the Vancouver Bach Choir’s Handel’s Messiah on Saturday December 10. Since Handel’s Messiah premiered in 1742, it has become an annual tradition and celebration of the pinnacle of choral music.
When: Saturday December 10th, 2022, 7.30-10.00pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Buy tickets online
Tennyson dad, Trevor Mangion, will be helping to put on the Vancouver Cantata Singers’ Christmas Reprise XIX at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Saturday, December 17. You will be treated to traditional carols and contemporary Christmas compositions for unaccompanied choir at their 19th Christmas reprise.
When: Sat, 17 December 2022, 2.00-3.00pm
Where: Holy Rosary Cathedral Vancouver, 646 Richards Street Vancouver, BC V6B
Tickets: From $11.15. Buy tickets online
Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org about any other talented parents so we can share the details on the blog.
Holiday Hampers 2022
We have an opportunity to make a meaningful difference for local families again this holiday season. Holiday Hampers are a tangible way we can alleviate stress on families and bring joy. Tennyson has an amazing spirit of helping others and we have a number of families from a nearby elementary school who would be incredibly appreciative of the support! There is growing need and this year we have 20 families (last year we collected for 16 families). Any contributions are completely voluntary as we recognize that this is only one of many opportunities for charitable donations this time of year.
Deadline for all contributions is 9 am Monday December 12th, 2022.
This year we will streamline things to ensure that the children receive something on their wish list. Hampers are in classrooms.
Each hamper should include:
Families are welcome to send money to their class parent to contribute to grocery or other gift cards, or larger toy purchases. If you do not have a class parent, please contact email@example.com to find out where to send your e-transfer (include “Hamper” and Division # in the message).
Families appreciate having spending power to make their own decisions so contributions to a Gift Certificate for gifts is also a great option.
We will deliver the hampers to the receiving school by Monday December 12th so that they can arrange with families to pick them up before the winter break.
Thank you for your support!
1. Call to order
2. Land Acknowledgement
3. Approval of Agenda and New Business Requests
4. Previous Minutes Approval (Oct 24)
5. Principal’s Report: Diane Martinson
6. Vice Principal’s Report: Kateryna McNicol
7. General Updates
b. Parent speakers
d. Diversity and Inclusion Committee
8. Other Updates
a. Events & Activities
9. Any other business?
Hot lunches are back! Fall 2022
The first Lunch ordering session of the year is now open! Order by Wed, Nov 9 23:59, if you want the first Monday Sushi Lunch.
This year we are starting off with offering Sushi on Mondays and Pizza on Thursdays!
I know you want to order lunches immediately (and you should do it very soon) but PLEASE take a moment to chat with your child about their lunch choices.
Ordering is open now (and will remain open for late orders) but orders must be placed by Wed, Nov 9 @ 23:59 in order to receive the first sushi lunch on Monday November 14th, and by Sat, Nov 12th for the first pizza lunch on Thursday, November 17th.
There are 17 lunch dates to order for! (Nov 14th - Jan 26th)
These are many lunches, but changes/cancellations can be made by yourself or if needed (with a week’s notice) by contacting the lunch administrator. The MunchaLunch link can be found at www.lordtennyson.ca (bottom-left of the homepage). If you are new to the school, use the www.lordtennyson.ca link to create your account. Once you hit “submit my order”, your order has been submitted even if you do not pay immediately. If you need to make changes, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All parents will be asked to update their children’s division when they first log in. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT - IF THE DIVISION IS NOT CORRECT, WE CAN’T GET THE LUNCH TO THEM!
This ordering session covers 8 Sushi Mondays and 9 Pizza Thursdays … if you don’t gasp at your total, you may have missed some days (see the notes below on Menu 1 & Menu 2 and what it means). Of course, the system allows complete flexibility (order everything, nothing, or any amount in between). Feel free to split your payment into 2 cheques (made out to Lord Tennyson PAC) including one post-dated cheque for half of your total. Munchalunch is using Stripe.
Be sure to read the Menu 1 & Menu 2 info provided below to avoid hungry children with no lunches!
Only pre-ordered lunches will be provided - there will be no “day of” sales.
Kindergarten parents (and anyone else) - lunches can be added in late so please feel free to wait and see what your child thinks as the lunches start. You can add an order anytime but it takes one week for the lunches to start (we order in advance from suppliers). Changes can also be made to orders (with a weeks notice).
Our Sushi provider will be Tennyson parent owned Sushi Mugen (located at Davie and Hornby). Sushi options include California roll, cucumber roll, avocado roll, salmon roll, tuna roll, edamame, chicken teriyaki and agedashi tofu. No drinks or treats are on the menu - please send a water bottle for your child.
*PLEASE PACK A FORK IF NEEDED*
Uncle Fatih’s is our pizza provider again this year (cheese, pepperoni, Hawaiian or mixed veggie … you can order multiple slices. No drinks or treats are on the menu - water bottles please.
Allergy alert: Usually, Uncle Fatih’s pizza crust contains sesame seeds. Although our pizzas will not have sesame seeds, we can not guarantee cross contamination.
PLEASE READ THE MENU 1 / MENU 2 INFO BELOW - VERY IMPORTANT FOR NEWBIES AND PARENTS WHO LIKE TO ALTERNATE BETWEEN SUSHI AND PIZZA. YOU MUST ORDER FROM BOTH MENU1 AND MENU 2 IF YOU WANT WEEKLY LUNCHES … THEY COVER ALTERNATING WEEKS.
Menu 1 & 2: What does it mean?
Sushi and Pizza are set up as Menu 1 & Menu 2. They cover alternating weeks (to save time when ordering but still allow flexibility - for example, it is easy to alternate between cheese and pepperoni pizza).
Order from BOTH Menus (1 & 2) if you want lunches every week! If you only order from Pizza Menu 1, your child will get pizza every second week.
If you would like to alternate between pizza and sushi (sushi Monday one week and then Pizza Thursday the next week), use opposite menus for them … for example, order from Sushi Menu 1 and Pizza Menu 2. Sushi Menu 1 and Pizza Menu 1 always fall in the same week.
Want lunches only once or twice a month? Planning a family vacation? You can easily remove any days at the END of ordering (keep going until you see the dates listed).
**** If you do not receive a Munchalunch reminder email, your child will not have a lunch provided. **** Please remember to pack a lunch for your child if they do not have one ordered that week.
We can only provide what was actually ordered (not what you hoped to or intended to order).
You can log in to Munchalunch anytime to check your orders. Use the My Account - View My Orders tab.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Fundraising & Bursaries & Volunteers
For this session, hot lunches won’t be a fundraiser and that is reflected in the price. However, please know, this could be different next session and prices may go up. Bursaries that cover the cost of hot lunch are available for any student. Please contact the school administration.
With no fundraising group happily volunteering, we are looking for lots of volunteers from the whole parent group. If you think you can help with the clean up from 12:45 to 13:45 on Mondays and/or Thursdays, please sign up here. Thank you so much in advance!
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