FRIDAY MARCH 17, 2017: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY
Course selection forms for next year's classes were due last Friday. Information on these forms will be entered into our data system over the Spring Break. Please make sure that you have submitted your form before you leave for Spring Break. See Ms. Chicanot if you have any questions.
Reminder to all students that school is closed for the next two weeks for Spring Break. School is back in session April 3 - enjoy your time off.
Got Talent? Audition sign up sheet for the PARKLAND TALENT SHOW on Wednesday April 26th is now up on the Grad Board, located in the front foyer near the office. Show open to all students, all grades, all talents! Proceeds from the show will support the Parkland Grads of 2017. Sign up now!
Want to win an Ipad? Sidney Public Library is having Spring Break Challenge for Teens. See ANNOUNCEMENTS BOARD in front foyer for challenge rules, entry details. Public Library is also starting a Teen Council. First meeting Friday, April 7th, from 3:30-4:30pm. Come to Parkland Library for more information.
ALL GRADS ARE REMINDED: GT PACKAGES should be handed in. If you have not handed yours in yet please hand in your completed, proofread, printed booklets to front office! absolute FINAL DEADLINE is today March 17.
SPRING BREAK ART CAMPS: FROM March 20 to March 31 - classes in 3D Design and Printing; in Youth Spring Break Art Camp; Screen Printing - ALL @ McTAVISH ACADEMY OF ART - register @MCTAVISHACADEMY.ca.
FREE WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE COURSE - Sunday March 26 in Victoria - RSVP TO: 250-813-3569 to register. An essential class to help develop skills and confidence, to resist violence and stop abuse. Free for all women and girls. Taught by singer songwriter Auto Janz.
SPRING SCHOOL SAILING will be starting April 8th! If you are interested in learning how to sail, from April to June, please see Mrs. Bennett in the front office, or contact Christine @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venturer Scout Company: The 10th Tsartlip Venturer Scout Company (for high-school aged youth of all genders) meets Thursday evenings and is looking for new members. There is still time to register for the spring season. Next Camp March 30-April 2. Contact Scouter Doug Ransom email@example.com 250.516.9650.
SALTS SUMMER TRIP INFORMATION - Sail and Life Training Society Tall Ships out of Victoria - 10 day summer trips available for students - see ANNOUNCEMENTS NOTICE BOARD for further info, and application details. Amazing and life-changing experience!
SCHOLARSHIPS NOTICES AND GRAD 2017 NOTICES:
BEACON COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHOLARSHIPS - 4 AWARDS of $1,500 available - DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2017. See Mr. Choo, and/GRAD BOARD for application details .
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
FRIDAY: Open gym
Fairmont Empress Hotel has over 100 spring and summer job opportunities. See Ms. McNamee for more information.
Are you interested in Banking? Community Service?? Leadership Skills and Financial literacy?
Applications are now being accepted for the Coast Capital Savings Youth Intern Program.
If you are entering grade 11 or grade 12 you are eligible to apply.
Application information in the Career Center.
VICTORIA LAVENDAR FARM: Are you great with customer service, do you love animals and people? This position will ensure the yoga program registration process is a success. Same person will also run the gift shop, and be involved in caring for birds and animals. Maturity, honesty, and cash register experience a must; people skills and a love of animals important. Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, from 9 to 5, from April 15 to Labour Day, @$13 per hour plus vacation pay. See Ms. McNamee for further information.
YEP TRAINING and COURSES - OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP:
a. FREE RETAIL TRAINING - April 2, 23 - certificate program in retail, spaces available! See Ms. McNamee re registration.
b. SATURDAY APRIL 8 - FOODSAFE LEVEL 1 - 8:30 A.M. TO 4:40 P.M. - @ Shoal Centre $50 REGISTRATION. See Ms. McNamee.
c. SATURDAY MAY 6, 13, 27 - FROM 1 P.M. TO 4 P.M. - GARDENING BASICS COURSE - soil prep, planting, plant care, weeding, pruning, safe tool use. See Ms. McNamee for details.
d. MONDAY MAY 8 - from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - ALERT EMERGENCY FIRST-AID with CPR - hands-on first aid training. See Ms. McNamee for registration information.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP:
SUBMIT ORIGINAL "SAFETY AT WORK" VIDEO, AND WIN A CASH PRIZE: WorkSafe B.C. looking for creative video productions that explore the topic of speaking up for safety at work. One video forwarded to national competition. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Tuesday March 28, 2017. Find entry form and contest details at: worksafebc.com/studentvideocontest.
Monday and Wednesday after school: 3 to 4 p.m., Rm 201; and Thursday morning before school - 7:15 to 8:15 in Rm 112.
ENGLISH HELP CENTRE: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at lunch in the Learning Centre (room 204), staffed by a retired English teacher. Please see Ms. Chicanot if you have any questions about this.
MEZZANINE IN GYM AREA: Times available and rules for use TBA; OR INQUIRE WITH P.E. teachers.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORIAL: TUTORIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE EVERY DAY AFTER SCHOOL - except Mondays - TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AFTER SCHOOL, in the Learning Centre Room 204.
MUSIC REHEARSALS ALL YEAR:
JAZZ BAND - Monday and Wednesday; 7 a.m.; CONCERT BAND - Tuesday and Thursday, 7 a.m.; CHOIR - Friday, 7 a.m. ALL REHEARSALS TAKE PLACE IN THE MUSIC ROOM.
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings, before school, at the BLUE TABLES area.
CAFETERIA: is closed! PIZZA ON SALE IN FOYER AT LUNCH
SOUPS AND SALADS:
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS:
note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards can be purchased from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card,
please purchase at front office.