Friday night's Halloween Howl was an amazing show of community! It was so fun to get together in the new school for a big party. More than 700 guests packed the hallways, multi-purpose room, and gym of the new school that were decked out for Halloween.
Because we were in a new space, this year’s Howl looked a little different. The lights stayed on in the hallways which were adorned with Halloween decorations. In one pod there were spooky stories, arts and crafts, and batty bingo for the younger set, and in the other pod, there were games for older kids. In the courtyard, there was hockey, and DJ Harman had the crowd jumping at the disco in the gym. A highlight for many was having their energy read and destiny predicted by the magnificent fortune tellers.
The party wouldn’t have happened without volunteers. Thank you to Ashley, Carmen, Darren, Janice, Jenny, Magda, Orla, Sarah, Shana, Trevor, and Tricia, who did a superb job planning and organizing the event. They only had three and a half weeks to pull it all together! And, of course, a huge thank you to the fantastic parents who volunteered to work on the night, who baked delicious treats and made Jello, who judged the pumpkin and costume contests, who helped set up, and who stayed late to tear down at the end of the night. Tennyson has always had a strong culture of family and community. This was our first official event in a few years and it was exciting to see this community gathering again to help create special memories for our Tennyson families. You all played a part in making this night so much fun! We couldn’t do this Howl without you!
Finally, thank you Mme Martinson, Mme Kateryna, and all the Tennyson staff for supporting this event and the Tennyson community. We appreciate you all so much.
Now, what you’re all waiting for…the contest winners.
The pumpkin carving contest was amazing and the costume contest judges had another tough go this year trying to pick winners from the amazing and creative costumes on display.
PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST WINNERS
- Scariest: Wyatt, Grade 3, Division 8
- Funniest: Charlie, Grade 3, Division 10
- Best Traditional: Alexandra, Grade 2, Division 12
- Most Creative: Phoebe, Grade 3, Division 8
- Judge's Choice: Larabelle, Grade 1, Division 15
- Scariest: Chase, Grade 6, Division 2
- Funniest: Henry, Grade 5, Division 6
- Best Traditional: Nick, Grade 5, Division 4
- Most Creative: Anna, Grade 5, Division 6
- Judge's Choice: Emily, Grade 4, Division 8
COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS
- Avalon and Mathilda Lawson (Victorian Vampires)
- Ella and Kiera Menezla (Angels and Devils)
- Maxine and Noelle Leach (Trolls)
- Scariest: Elizabeth Le Nobel (Spider), Grade 1
- Most Original: Alexa Bataille (Popcorn), Grade 2
- Funniest: Felix (Talking Bear), Grade 3
- Judge's Choice: Otto Bachynski (Haunted House Door), Grade 2
- Scariest: Svea Vasilevich (Dead mother), Grade 5
- Most Original: Kayvan Tourmer (The Up House), Grade 7
- Funniest: Dahlia Powell (Cat Lady), Grade 5
- Judge's Choice: Isabella Murray Koenig (Dragon), Grade 4
Thank you to everyone who took part, and congratulations to the winners. Costume contest winners, come to the front of the school on Monday at drop off, to collect your gift cards.