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June 30
Tiger Tails Assembly

On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 our school held a very special celebration for our Kindergarten students, called the Tiger Tails Assembly. Division 18 and 19 Kindergarten students have successfully completed their first year of full time Kindergarten at Tennyson.  During this assembly, we celebrated our Kindergarten students becoming part of the Tennyson School community. On this day, the students received a very special keepsake, a tiger tail to keep with them throughout their years of schooling and beyond. The Tennyson Tiger tradition is very special at our school. It goes without saying that once a Tennyson tiger, always a Tennyson Tiger. 

This day would not be possible without the dedication of Mme Bailey and Mme Christine, our Kindergarten teachers.  We appreciate their positive energy, hard work and commitment to our students reaching their full potential. We would also like to thank our Grade 7 teachers and students for helping us organize this assembly and for celebrating with us today.

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June 28
Tennyson Sports Day is a huge success!!

Our recent Sports Day was a tremendous display of community spirit.  We were fortunate to have experienced a lovely temperate day, and students in all grades enjoyed a variety of stations encouraging movement, team work, laughs, and a lot of fun!  We appreciated the goodies and lunch offered by our PAC/parent community.  A huge thank you to the families who worked with us to make the day possible, all of our amazing staff members you contributed to our students’ success and fun, and to the Kitsilano Secondary Gr. 10 students who volunteered their time to plan and run the stations, and in French!  All enjoyed hearing the student-prepared Sports Day cheers, and dancing to the Eye of the Tiger.  The day culminated in the annual Tug-of-War in which each of the green, yellow, blue, and red colour teams had a chance to face off in a fun competition of strength and will.  Team Yellow was our overall winner for the day, scoring the most points and earning a place on the coveted Tennyson Cup; that said, all of our students were incredible, and all teams did their absolute best, and fun was had by all!  A big community thank you tour Grade 5 parents who ran the concession.  A special thank you to the sponsors for the Sports Day event:  Maple Leaf Foods for providing the all-beef wieners, Starbucks at 1758 West Broadway (Broadway and Pine location) for providing the coffee, Loblaws / Wholesale Club for providing some of the concession items, and to Sportball Vancouver for the gift certificate.   Arita Barton in Division 15 was the winner of the draw for the Sportball Gift Certificate.​​​

May 29
Bike to School Week at Tennyson

Tennyson students are participating in a fun week-long Bike to School celebration.  It is great to see so many families enjoy this healthy and eco-friendly activity. The event embarked with students enjoying a healthy breakfast provided by the local Greens Natural and Organic Market. Later this week the students will celebrate by joining Tennyson bike parade. #Bike2School


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May 28
Spring Fling Brings out Tennyson Talent!

​On Friday, May 25th, the Spring Fling made it truly evident that Tennyson's Got Talent! Students from Kindergarten through Grade 7 participated with talent abounding: songs of all sorts from solos to duets to groups, a variety of musical instruments, acting, dance, jokes, and lots of fun for all.  The after-school event went into the evening, showcasing our amazing students!  A bit thank you to all of the organizers, MCs, our resident DJ, Gr. 7 student leaders, the PAC, and to all who contributed to make the evening possible.  

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May 28
Tennyson Junior Track & Field Mini-Meet a Great Success!

The Tennyson field was abuzz with sport, movement, and fun on Friday May 25th, as many of our Kindergarten through Grade 2 students participated in the Mini Track meet.  They had the opportunity to do high jump, long jump, shot put, and relays.  At the end, students enjoyed a healthy snack before headign to class invigorated and ready for the day.  This is a great chance for students to build physical literacy skills, learn about some of the key Track & Field events, and to the plant the seeds for future Track events.  Thank you to the many parents and staff members who volunteered their time to make Track & Field possible this year at Tennyson! 

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May 23
Point Grey Track and Field Finals

Our Junior and Senior Tennyson athletes competed with pride during our District-wide Finals meet on Wednesday, May 23rd.  The Grade 3 to 7 students showed excellent effort and form during sprints, relays, shot put, high jump and long jump events. Bravo!  A big thank you to all our parent coaches, organizers and teacher sponsors for their dedication and excellence in preparing our students for this competition. 

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May 22
UBC's Geering Up for Science workshops

All the classes at Tennyson had an exciting opportunity to learn more about biology, chemistry and physics from UBC’s Geering Up for Science students.  Taught in French, the students learned about molecules, ecosystems, forces and electricity depending on the grade level.  The classes especially enjoyed participating in interactive experiments and hands-on projects. Thank you to Tennyson PAC for sponsoring such a great learning opportunity for all our students.IMG_0400.jpg

April 29
Track and Field

Track and Field season is well on the way at Tennyson Elementary School. The students are practicing diligently three mornings a week in many different events such as high jump, long jump, shot put, relays and sprints.  On Wednesday, April 25th, Jenny Carrique from Thunderbirds Track Club, coached our students in high jump and relays. Big thank you to all our parent and teacher coaches for giving their time and expertise during this season.


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April 29
Keep Kitsilano Spectacular Community Cleanup Event

It was a spectacular sunny April day and the students of all ages at Tennyson Elementary participated in the Keep Vancouver Spectacular neighbourhood cleanup event.  The students celebrating Earth Week, removed litter on the streets near and around the school to keep their community clean. Big thank you to M. Roch for organizing this fantastic community event.  Also, thank you to Mme Simone and her class for putting together a beautiful Earth Day mural for the foyer of our school. ​


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March 17
Poetry Café

Students in Divisions 6 and 8, put on a very special afternoon of poetry reading for their parent audiences. They did an outstanding work not only with presenting their poems but also with organizing ticket sales, seating and refreshments for their in class parent audience.  The poems read, ranged from bio-poems to haikus, concrete and free verse. Students entertained their audience with insightful and amusing readings. Thank you to Mme Lauren and to Mme Perron for organizing such a great event with their classes. 

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