Dear Tennyson Families,
Registration for the Noon Hour Programs opens at 8am tomorrow - Tuesday, September 30th. Sign up early as many of these programs are popular and fill quickly. We would hate for your child to miss out!
To maximize the time for classes, registration will only be open for one week, from September 30th to Wednesday October 8th, 2014. Classes will begin the week of October 14, 2014.
On the home page of the Tennyson website (www.lordtennyson.ca) -- bottom left corner -- you will find the noon hour class descriptions for this term. We are pleased that many of our instructors from last year are back. Two new courses have been added and are not yet reflected in the descriptions on the website ... please see below for their descriptions.
Registration will be done through the Munchalunch website (just like the Hot Lunch program, you can use your same Hot Lunch account info). You can find a link for Munchalunch on the bottom left of the Tennyson homepage (beside the class descriptions). You will need to know your child's division to update your account ... please make sure it is correct (especially important for future lunch orders).
Credits on your account from last year (cancelled Sports Day lunch) will be automatically applied at checkout.
Once you log into Munchalunch, click on the yellow “Fundraising” tab to find the Noon Hour offerings. Please note that these programs are not for fund-raising as the PAC operates this on a not-for-profit basis with volunteer coordination and support from the Tennyson Administration for student enrichment.
All payments are due by Friday October 10th, 2014 and no refunds will be issued after the first week of classes.
You may either use the online options (PayPal and credit card), or ensure your cheque (payable to “Lord Tennyson PAC” and with the order number written on it) has been placed in the slot labeled “Noon Hour Programs” outside the school office by that date. We very much appreciate your effort to keep your account balance at 0.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our noon hour coordinator – Gloria Mason, (mom of Jed Mason in Division 12) by email at: email@example.com
Thanks to some parent recommendations over the weekend, we are pleased to welcome two more instructors and add two new courses to the line-up:
Junior Choir for Grades 1 to 3
Thursdays: 9 classes -- October 16 to December 4, 2014 plus a performance TBA
Instructor(s): Catherine Campolin - Vancouver Bach Children's Choir, and Accompanist - Dr. Elinor Chambers
Learn new songs (French and English), Gain vocal confidence, And share your voice! No experience necessary! Ms. Catherine & Dr. Chambers are excited to offer this program and share their love of music.
Ms. Catherine Campolin is a classically trained soprano with over 20 years of voice performance. She is a choral director for the Vancouver Bach Children's Choir, she also directs choirs at Henry Hudson, Trafalgar and Queen Elizabeth Annex. Her choirs have performed at VanDusen Gardens, Fly Over Canada, the Space Centre, the Maritime Museum, at community centres, and retirement homes. Ms. Catherine is also an active performing artist herself.
Guitar for Grades 3 to 7
Thursdays: 8 classes -- October 16 to December 4, 2014
Instructor: Jason Corbett
Come join Jason for noon hour guitar! We will focus on note reading and playing songs that you choose. New and experienced students welcome. No guitars necessary. Students can use the school’s guitars for this course. You are also welcome to bring your own guitar if you wish.
Jason Corbett, has played in many different musical settings and is well versed to cover whatever stylistic preference students may have (e.g., classical, punk, mainstream jazz, rock tunes etc). Jason teaches at a few studios in Vancouver, the Mozart School of Music at UBC and Prussian Music in Kits. He has a Bachelors in Music Performance, a Masters in Music, composes his own solo repertoire and performs. Visit www.jasoncorbett.com to learn more.
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