(grab a snack or a drink and settle in ... this is a long one!):
Provincial Budget Consultation - 2017
All BC residents have the opportunity to participate in the BC Budget Consultation - this is a great opportunity to request increased/adequate funding for public education in BC. Watch for questions 2 & 4. The survey takes no more than 3 minutes to complete - here it is. Thank you for advocating for public education in BC.
Wed, Sep 28: Andy the Musical Scientist
Andy the Musical Scientist will be performing for students at Tennyson. Andrew Kim presents to children the scientific concepts behind the creation of musical instruments by performing on his home made inventions that he’s created out of recycled household items.
As was mentioned in the letter sent home by Tennyson administration, the show will be taped. Please print and send this form back to the school if you would prefer your child be in the "no-videoing" section.
Thu, Sep 29: Meet the Teacher Night & Welcome BBQ, 5-7pm
Details around Meet the Teacher will be sent out by Tennyson administration early this week. The BBQ will be running from 5-7pm. Keeping things simple, it will be a hot dog bbq ... there will be beef, chicken and veggie dogs along with drinks, fruit & chips. Hot dogs not your thing? No worries, see the next item - Whole Foods Taste of Thanksgiving Dinner!Volunteers are needed for: shopping, food prep, food distribution, set up, take down, clean up, food sales, and BBQ-ing. Please let Jacqueline Crummey know if you can help in any way, no amount of time is too small. And we will happily take both responsible students and parents.
Thu, Sep 29: Whole Foods Taste of Thanksgiving Dinner
For the second year in a row, the Whole Foods on West 4th is donating all proceeds from their Taste of Thanksgiving Dinner to our Playground Fund. Last year, they made a donation of $3010! Here is last year's blog entry and photos.
For $10 (100% of this gets donated to our Playground Fund), you receive a full Thanksgiving dinner. It runs from 5 - 8pm on Thu, Sep 29 (unfortunately this is the same night as our Meet the Teacher event but the date was not flexible).
Please encourage all of your family and friends to have dinner at Whole Foods (West 4th and Vine) this Thursday evening. Consider stopping by yourself before or after our school event.
They also have an additional incentive on the night of the event. During the holidays they offer meal kits (Ex: Turkey meal for 4; uncooked turkey, additional sides that just need to be warmed up) so you don’t need to stress during the big night. For every holiday meal ordered and paid for on the night of the event, they’ll give an additional $10 to Lord Tennyson.
Cross Country Team - still welcoming new members
See the most recent message from Coach Chris (mini-meet dates included)
Please do not park in the No Parking or Permit Only (Resident) Parking areas around the school (and, yes, I know that is pretty much everywhere). Parents are often ticketed and even towed. Residents call the city when we fill their spots and parking attendants start hovering. It gets nasty!
Please consider parking south of 12th and walking a couple of blocks to the school.
Noon Hour Programs
The Gr 4-7 karate class has been opened up to grades 1 -7. Yesterday there was one spot left for guitar and some karate spots left but everything else has sold out!
Kick-Start CampaignIt is the time of year when the PAC starts fundraising, with the annual “Kick-Start” fundraiser. Your child should have come home with an orange sheet in their book bag last week. Our 2016-17 PAC budget requires that we raise $28,445. Along with the spring “math-a-thon” or “spell-a-thon", these make up the PAC’s main fundraising initiatives. Last year, the Kick-Start raised $16,585!! The funds helped buy iPads, sound equipment for assemblies, speakers including Saleema Noon, science kits, a green house, French atlases, wireless keyboards for a typing project … If it is within your means, we are asking for a minimum donation of $50/family. The Kick-Start contribution is the only tax-deductible means by which to donate to the PAC this school year (tax receipts will be issued by the Vancouver School Board). Please return the form, with your contribution, to the designated box outside the office by October 14, 2016. Thank you for helping enrich Tennyson's students' education. Cheques should be made out to Tennyson PAC. Online payments can be made at the bottom of http://www.lordtennyson.ca/kick-start-campaign.html.
I know, I know ... we are all tired of making lunches.
Details will be sent out soon! Expect ordering to open within a week. Stay tuned ...
Fri, Sep 30: Pro D Day (no school)
Happy Sunday - enjoy!