Daily Announcements

FRIDAY MAY 19, 2017

 
 
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FRIDAY MAY 19, 2017
by Cathy Ford - Friday, 19 May 2017, 9:05 AM
 

FRIDAY MAY 19, 2017

This is a reminder to all Grads to call UVic to reserve your ceremony tickets for your family. Many of you have not yet done so and next week extra tickets will be available to everyone. Don't miss out, remind your parents to call today.
Call: UVIC TICKET OFFICE: 250 - 721 - 8480 to reserve  your tickets!

FINAL REMINDER TO ALL GRADS WHO HAVE NOT YET RETURNED THEIR GRAD PACKAGES: you are overdue! Please return to front office ASAP so that plans and reservations and food orders can be made on your behalf!

ALL POTENTIAL 2017 GRADS: If you have not COMPLETELY FINALIZED ALL YOUR GRAD TRANSITIONS OR WORK EXPERIENCE PAPERWORK, you are not yet in a position to grad. See Mr. Buckham, Ms. Gribling, or Ms. McNamee with your completed work ASAP.

PARKLAND SPIRIT ASSEMBLY DAY, AND PAC SPONSORED BAR B Q LUNCH FOR ALL STUDENTS! Altered schedule for Friday.

Please note: MONDAY MAY 22 IS VICTORIA DAY - STAT HOLIDAY! Have a lovely sunny long weekend! See you on Tuesday May 23.


ALL STUDENTS: every day after school math help is available in room 201 ( across from the fishbowl lab).  If you missed math class due to illness or need some tutorial help you are welcome to attend.  Don't forget--every day after school there is math help available!


Any girls interesting in playing basketball next year, please see Ms. Gribling in the front office.


YOUTH PHILANTHROPY AWARDS for NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY presentation: Nominations are accepted until May 26, 2017  for YOUTH AWARDS in the categories: Generosity of Spirit, Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding Service Club, Corporate Responsibility, Youth in Philanthropy (elementary); Youth in Philanthropy (secondary). To nominate; see www.npdvictoria.com and posters


4th ANNUAL ROAD HOCKEY CHARITY EVENT takes place June 10 @ Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney. Registration at 9 a.m., and full day of fun! Get a team together and play hard with superheroes and other community teams! See helpfilladream.com for info, registration.


SCHOLARSHIPS & GRAD 2017 NOTICES: see notice boards & Mr. Choo for details of scholarships, grants, deadlines.

Freemasons' United Peninsula Lodge #24 have generously increased scholarship and extended deadline:  Any Parkland student with a history of community engagement, academic success and an ambition to proceed to Canadian college or university programs may apply.  Financial need taken into consideration.Two $1000 scholarships - Deadline: May 31st.  Students who have already applied do not need to re-apply.  Contact Mr. Choo for details.

A new $2000 scholarship in memory of Constable Sarah Beckett has been established to award a student entering the field of law enforcement.  Deadline is July 1st.  Applicant must be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident.  Please contact Mr. Choo for details.

Good news for our fine arts students: deadline for the $750 Diane Cross Award for the Arts postponed to June 1st.  Email or meet with Mr. Choo for details.


BORROW RATHER THAN BUY GRAD WEAR from MAGIC WAND - all accessories included. Complete outfits available, female & male. Purchasing also available! Boutique times scheduled. Contact esurerus@telus.net to book.

ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congratulations to the Parkland Track and Field Team!
Amazing results yesterday at the Island Championships!
Our Sr. Boys team came in 3rd on the ISLAND!
So many amazing Highlights...here are a few:

- Ben Sammons 1st in  Sr. B 110m Hurdles

- Sayril Salaya 1st in  Sr. Boys   200 m

- Emma Dennis 2nd in Sr. Girls Javelin

- Cooper Langard 3rd in Jr Boys1500 M

- Leona Yan 4th in Sr  Long Jump

- Patti Alfonso 8th in Jr. Girls 400 m

- Logan Chad 12 in Jr. Boys 200 m

Super Proud of our Small but Strong Team.
5 Athletes qualified for the BC's and Maybe our Relay team too!


INTRAMURAL SOCCER:
TUESDAY MAY 23 - SHOKOHOLICS versus BALOT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT
WEDNESDAY MAY 24 - LOESPUTOS AMOS versus TEACHERS
THURSDAY MAY 25 - shokoholics VERSUS TEAM JOSEPH

CAREER CENTRE, CAREER EVENTS, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB AND VOLUNTEER POSTINGS:

YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS FAIR - if you've ever wanted to work in - FOOD & BEVERAGE; HOSPITALITY; TOURISM; CONSTRUCTION OR THE TRADES; TECHNOLOGY; GOVERNMENT, HEALTH SECTOR - this is the work fair for you! WEDNESDAY MAY 31, FROM 4 TO 7 P.M., @ WORKBC EMPLOYMENT CENTRE, 201- 1483 Douglas Street, Victoria. See Ms. McNamee to register.

ALL WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENTS WORKING ON COMPLETION OF THEIR WEX PAPERWORK ARE REMINDED: IF MS. MCNAMEE IS AWAY, please leave your paperwork with Ms. Ford at front office.



YEP TRAINING and COURSES - OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP
a. SATURDAY MAY  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.

b. PROFESSIONAL FACE PAINTING WORKSHOP - FREE - NEW DATE - MAY 27 from 11 to 1 p.m., @ Shoal Centre.

c. RETAIL TRAINING: AVAILABLE IN SIDNEY, AND ONE OPENING IN BRENTWOOD BAY, STARTING JULY 8 - one day a week for four weeks - you'll learn how to operate a cash register and point-of-sale machine. Strengthen your customer service skills and learn how to be safe in the workplace. An excellent way to gain employability skills - see Ms. McNamee FRIDAY for registration details.

also: Many short term gardening and yard clean-up jobs available; WORK OUTDOORS!  - see Ms. McNaee for information.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP:

HERITAGE ACRES LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SUMMER - clearing and cleaning, painting, sweeping, greeting the public, gardening, etc., many choices to lend a hand! See Ms. McNamee ASAP!

1. SIDNEY ELEMENTARY SPRING FLING: Friday May 26th, from 5 to 8 p.m. See Ms. McNamee to sign u
2. INSTITUTE OF OCEAN SCIENCES is holding a four day OPEN HOUSE, from June 1 to 4 inclusive. Please see Ms. McNamee for information, and to sign up for volunteer hours!
3. KELSET SPRING FAIR @ KELSET ELEMENTARY - JUNE 2 FROM 5 TO 8 P.M. - See Ms. McNamee for further details, and sign-up.
4. BRENTWOOD FESTIVAL @ PIONEER PARK - Saturday June 3, from 9 to 3 p.m. - crafting and children's face painting. See Ms. Mc.
5. SIDNEY LITERARY FESTIVAL looking for volunteers with creative writing skills, or editing skills. See Ms. McNamee for information.


AFTER SCHOOL TUTORIAL:   EVERY DAY AFTER SCHOOL - except Mondays - TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AFTER SCHOOL, in the Learning Centre Room 204.
MATH HELP CENTRE:
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.

SIDES HELP CENTRE: has started on Tuesday and Thursdays after school in the career centre. Come and get help with any SIDES course. See Ms. Anderson in the counselling office if you have questions.
CULTURAL ROOM TUTORING IS NOW AVAILABLE: Every day after school from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m., in the CULTURAL ROOM. Please see Ms. Mack for assistance with assignments, studying for tests, or other tutoring needs.



MEZZANINE IN GYM AREA: TO USE THIS AREA, PLEASE INQUIRE WITH P.E. teachers.


MUSIC REHEARSALS ALL YEAR:
JAZZ BAND - Monday & Wednesday; 7 a.m.; CONCERT BAND - Tuesday & Thursday, 7 a.m.; CHOIR - Friday, 7 a.m. ALL REHEARSALS TAKE PLACE IN THE MUSIC ROOM.

BAGEL BREAKFAST:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings, before school, at the BLUE TABLES area.
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CAFETERIA:

SPECIALS:

Hot Dogs
Veggie Dogs

SOUPS AND SALAD:


BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS:
Chocolate Espresso Muffins
Squares
Cinnamon Buns

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.