Kindergarten to Grade 3 (TOSS 1)
The Community Room of Lord Tennyson Elementary has been our home since 1977!
We've welcomed a lot of young friends since then and we know that children learn through play. At TOSS we engage the children in activities that are not only fun, but help them develop their gross motor, fine motor, cognitive and social skills. We use our mixed age grouping at TOSS 1 to foster a sense of leadership in the older children and a sense of belonging in the younger ones.
A Day in the Life of TOSS...
3:00 The school bell rings and the stampede to
3:15 Activity of the day and free play inside
4:00 Snack time!
4:50 Free play #2!
5:30 Clean up time and bathroom run
5:40 Carpet games
6:00 End of the TOSS day.
Weekly & Monthly Events...
- Friday Draw day
TOSS can get pretty messy and we like to acknowledge our hard-working cleaners! Every day we put the names of our cleaners into a jar and each Friday we pick three names to win a prize!
- Movie day
On the last Friday of the month we have a movie day that the kids really look forward to! The children are welcome to bring rated G movies from home before the movie day, and we will decide which movie to watch; we enjoy the movie with popcorn!
- Birthday snack
We have a monthly birthday snack to celebrate all the children who have a birthday in that month. The birthday kids get to be servers, too!
Sign up activities...
Check your monthly calendar to see when the sign-up for these activities will be posted on the Afterschool News board. Children are welcome to sign themselves up for an activity in which they would like to participate.
- Cooking Day
Every Tuesday is a cooking day! We have a variety of menu choices; children sign up with partners, choose and prepare the snack with staff, and serve to all at TOSS. Children kindergarten to grade 3 are welcome to participate in this activity; we ask kindie cookers to find a partner in grade 1 and up.
- Baking day
Baking day happens on Mondays once a month. Children will bake two items to take home. Children kindergarten to grade 3 are welcome to participate in this activity.
Children kindergarten to grade 3 are welcome to participate in this activity.
Check your calendar to see when the sign up for these outings will be posted on the Afterschool News board. Children are welcome to sign themselves up for the outing, but we MUST have a parent signature as well, as these activities take place off-site.
We go to Kitsilano skating rink once a month on a Wednesday. We leave the centre as soon after 3pm as possible and return by 5:10. Skating is monthly from October - March.
Children grades 1-3 are welcome to participate in this outing.