Lord Tennyson PAC Meeting
General Meeting – Feb 22, 2021
Monday, Feb 22: PAC Meeting
Monday, Mar 1: Parent Speaker – Nicola Doughty: Kids, Relationships & Conflict
Thursday, Mar 4: Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Mar 9: Parent Speaker – Shimi Kang: Tech, Covid & Kids
March 15 – 26: Spring Break
Monday, April 19: PAC Meeting
Your child came home with plain masks today. These lovely masks were generously supplied by the VSB. The Tenny masks will arrive later! If you are wondering if your order was mixed up, fear not!
Thanks to all who have supported Quebec 2022. You can still order Tennyson masks on Munch-a-lunch!
Date: Tuesday March 9th
Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
Location: Live interactive webinar presentation
Dr. Shimi Kang is a psychiatrist, best-selling author and mom of three. Given technology’s links to problems like anxiety, addiction, and cyberbullying; Dr. Kang suggests that parents and teachers must now reset children’s tech habits towards learning, connection, self-care & adaptability.
In her live on-line presentation you will learn:
1. How technology is impacting children’s brain, body, and behavior
2. How to differentiate between healthy, stressful, & addictive tech experiences
3. How to reset children’s tech habits for a successful school year
4. Guidelines on how to maintain healthy tech habits in your school/ home during the pandemic and beyond including free downloadable reset resources.
This 1 hour interactive webinar will be divided into three 15 minute sections with a Q&A for each part. Dr. Kang will end with an open 15 minute Q&A conversation.
Webinar link (you will simply be taken to the Trafalgar webpage. The link for the talk will be put up the day of the presentation)
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Kidsbooks has put together a list of books featuring diverse characters. We want to make sure that the diversity in the world around us is reflected in the books available to our kids. Research shows the importance of kids seeing both themselves and others represented in books and media. We are inviting our school community to purchase a book from the lists below to donate to the school library. As always, there is no obligation to participate and we appreciate the school community’s support in making these books available to all students.
HOW TO HELP:
STEP 1: Shop the Kidsbooks list online or purchase a book in store. We have included French titles for all ages, as well as English titles at the intermediate level. If you already have a book at home you’d like to contribute instead, we welcome that too!
FRENCH BOOKS FEATURING DIVERSITY - ALL GRADE LEVELS
ENGLISH BOOKS FEATURING DIVERSITY 1 - INTERMEDIATE GRADE LEVELS
ENGLISH BOOKS FEATURING DIVERSITY 2 - INTERMEDIATE GRADE LEVELS
Purchase a gift card and have someone from our team choose a book on your behalf, CLICK HERE to purchase a Kidsbooks Gift Card
STEP 2: Have your child bring the book or gift card to the school and place it in the box marked “diversity book drive” in the library.
Thank you for reading diverse books with your family, and for your help in expanding the library’s book collection!
The Vancouver Public Library has also curated a list of diverse books for kids. This is a wonderful, no cost resource which can be accessed at any time.
Here is their list of diverse English language books for kids:
Here is their list of French language books on acceptance and anti-bullying:
Questions? email email@example.com and we’d be happy to help.
Looking to up your Tiger spirit and stay safe? We are launching our Tenny Masks! (*Adult masks are 3-Ply)
Each year our grade 6 families fundraise for their grade 7 trip to Quebec. The cultural exchange is a Tennyson tradition and lasting experience for the students. Although with Covid, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding how this could play out, we still want to be ready. Part of the fundraising efforts this year include selling Tennyson branded masks. A great way to use up your “Munch-a-Lunch” credits and support Quebec 2022!
Orders can be placed on “Munch-a-Lunch” starting February 16th. Masks will be distributed before Spring Break. For ordering or Munch-a-Lunch questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The youth mask (2-Ply) with the orange tiger logo is 2 layers of 95% cotton and 5% spandex with adjustable ear straps. They are a soft jersey fabric and have very good side coverage. We recommend this sizing for the primary students (K-4).
The adult mask (3-Ply) with the white paw logo is 2 layers of 95% cotton and 5% spandex with a 100% polyester middle layer. They are also a soft jersey fabric with adjustable ear straps and a nose wire. We recommend this sizing for our intermediate students and adults.
For those who prefer, both masks are also available plain without a logo.
Pricing (with or without logo)
Youth: $8.50 each or 3 for $22.50
Adult: $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00
Family Pack (2 youth, 2 adult) $31.50
Order yours now!
The Vancouver Minor Softball Association is a volunteer-run, non-profit sports league for softball players up to 19 years old with recreational and competitive divisions. Our league runs from April to June and and we have opened registration for the 2021 season. We have a ViaSport-approved COVID plan to maximize player safety. Our club objective is to provide young athletes with a fun, safe team sports activity to promote and develop their health, friendships, and teamwork.
The Tennyson PAC is thrilled to welcome back the wise, funny and articulate Nicola Doughty on March 1st to discuss kids, relationships and conflict. You will leave this presentation with practical tips as well as a deeper understanding of age appropriate behaviour. In order for Nicola to best address our areas of interest, please send any specific items you would like covered to: email@example.com. Please include:
• Specific examples without personal details (age, scenarios, etc.).
• What you want to get out of this presentation?
• What you need to feel supported at school and at home as a family?
• What we need to understand about the COVID environment and the context of the school changing (i.e., physical indoor/outdoor space).
Will discuss relational aggression - a little bit more learned and becomes habitual. It is not the same as targeted bullying but there is overlap. Will lead into social media use by parents. Use of relationship builders versus confrontation (i.e., social media is less of a relationship builder). How to minimize conflict, deeper understanding of children. What are families doing for compensation after school?
About Nicola Doughty
Nicola Doughty spends her time counselling, facilitating workshops and coordinating social emotional learning curriculum for children and youth. After 23 years in the field of education working first as an elementary teacher and then a school counsellor, she is particularly keen on dispelling the myth of the “terrible teen years”, assisting parents in bridging the transition in a deeply caring and connected way. Nicola is currently living and breathing this work, as mom to an active and interesting 14-yr-old. When not at work as a counsellor or mom, Nicola enjoys reading, hiking and roller derby.
Join us live next week as Dr. Nancy Wise dispels common myths about the ‘suitability’ of French Immersion (FI) for children with dyslexia. During this 1-hour webinar, Nancy will:
Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 7:30 - 8:30pm EST
A Tennyson family has created a new game to help kids bond with their parents and explore parks, trails, vistas and historic sites in British Columbia and the Yukon, combining fun with learning for all ages.
They will be launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com on February 16th and a month later on Indiegogo.com, but they need to generate interest before then.
Here’s a link to their pre-launch page:
Here is a link to a draft of their actual Kickstarter campaign page with full info about the game and its creators:
Here is a link to their website landing page where people can subscribe:
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