Daily Announcements

Wednesday September 13, 2017

 
 
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Wednesday September 13, 2017
by Cathy Ford - Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 8:55 AM
 

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2017: SEE FRONT FOYER NOTICE BOARD IF YOU NEED ANNOUNCEMENT DETAILS!

PHOTO DAY: Wednesday September 13 - in the GYM. All students need to have their photos taken - for student cards, yearbook, and possible package purchase. Return all photo package order forms to the photographer on photo day. CLASSES WILL BE GOING IN ORDER TO THE GYM FOR PHOTOS, so please do not miss your group.


Pizza by the slice will be available again today in the main foyer.  It's a short lunch break so line up quickly for a $2.50 slice of Panago pizza.


IMPORTANT REMINDER to ALL students regarding their SD63 Google Accounts - you MUST have a Google Permission form signed by a parent and handed in to the office ASAP otherwise your Google account will be temporarily deactivated at the end of September.  All students received a Google Permission form in their student packages during the first few TAG classes of the year, and ALL of these package forms are expected to be signed and handed back into the main office by no later than this coming Friday Sept 15th.  Please see Mr. Mueller in the Learning Commons if you need another form so you can activate your account.


LEADERSHIP STARTS this WEEK! All Senior and Junior Leadership students PLEASE meet in the THEATRE, on Wednesday September 13 @ lunch for the first meeting of the year.


ATTENTION ALL GRADE 9 AND GRADE 10 SOCCER PLAYERS: If you want to play soccer this year, please come and see Mr. Sutton the the GYM - ASAP!


Would the following students please see Ms. McRae in Counselling at break, or at lunch today - PEDRO LUGARINI, LU AUGUSTO, BEATRIX DA SILVA, PAI DU.


LAST DAY FOR COURSE CHANGE REQUESTS: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14. Make your appointment ASAP!


ATTENTION: ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN RUNNING WITH THE PARKLAND CROSS COUNTRY TEAM, please come to the PE OFFICE IN THE GYM and sign up before Friday September 15!


REMINDER TO ALL STUDENTS: PLEASE RETURN YOUR COMPLETED INFORMATION PACKAGES TO THE FRONT OFFICE BY FRIDAY THIS WEEK!


NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Don't forget to hand in your form and payment for Camp Q to Ms. McRae in Counselling ASAP! There are 40 seats reserved for Parkland but this fills up quickly!
 
Also, Teens, ages 13 - 18 years, are invited to join the Sidney/North Saanich Library Teen Council. Work on special library and community projects. Next meeting: Friday, September 15, 4-5 p.m. If you have any questions, come see Mr. Mueller in the LLC.

GRADE TWELVE STUDENTS: If you are a grade 12 student and would like to receive emails about scholarships, post secondary application and admission information, please Mr. Choo with your email address to be added to his contact list.  Some major scholarships will be available very soon.
 
GRADE 12 STUDENTS: LORAN scholarship is now accepting applications.  The LORAN scholarship is worth over $100,000.  If you would like your application to be sponsored by Parkland,  deadline is October 18th.  If you are applying on your own, then your deadline is October 25th.  Email Mr. Choo for details.


ALL STUDENTS ARE REMINDED: LOCK PURCHASE is available - @ break, @ lunch, or after school; $5 for used locks; $10 for new.  A reminder: Please do not leave class to pick things up from front office.


ALL STUDENTS: YOU CAN NOW purchase PARKLAND SPIRIT WEAR! See front office for order forms. PICK UP end of each day!


HALF A WORLD THEATRE IS BEGINNING A DRAMA COURSE: McTavish Academy of Art, from October 3 to December 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each week. More information and registration @ mctavishacademy.ca.



ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
If you are a student interested in athletics, sports teams, and team try-outs, please see athletic department for upcoming schedule.

ATTENTION ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP INTRAMURAL STUDENTS: we will be meeting at lunch on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14 in the GYM. please BE SURE TO ATTEND!

IMPORTANT VOLLEYBALL START-UP DATES:

GIRLS TRYOUTS;
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13: from 2 to 4 p.m.

BOYS TRYOUTS:
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14: from 3 to 5 p.m.

ATTENTION ALL HOCKEY PLAYERS: Do you want to be part of this year's hockey academy, but are financially unable to be?
If so, please see Mr. Sutton for information.


CAREER CENTRE, CAREER EVENTS, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB AND VOLUNTEER POSTING: see below.

BIG NEWS: SARA LAWTON OF BEACON YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM will be visiting Parkland on Friday September 15 @ lunch to talk with students about work prospects and volunteer opportunities in the coming school year. Be sure to drop in and get some
great information and suggestions for working and volunteering this year!

COURSES COMING UP LOCALLY:
FOOD SAFE OCTOBER 20 ( on non-instructional day), & FIRST AID NOVEMBER 4.
FALL YEP COURSE SCHEDULE COMING SOON - STAY POSTED! See Ms. McNamee for registration details.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP: See Ms. McNamee for details and possible credits! Check the notice boards for info.

WORK EXPERIENCE: See Ms. McNamee for starting your work experience paperwork. Remember: hours cannot be recorded for your work experience credits until you have initiated the process with Ms. McNamee!

NEW JOB POSTINGS:

(1) LOCAL YACHT CLUB in need of dishwasher - see Ms. McNamee for details. Start right away!

(2) KUMON MATH AND READING CENTRE: looking to hire two grade 11 students with strong English skills, who may be thinking of a career in Teaching! You will be READING ASSISTANTS, and must be available after school on weekdays. Please see Ms. McNamee for further information, and find out how to apply.


(3) COLEMAN FLOWERS - looking for a student to make flower bouquets. Each Tuesday afternoon starting @ 3:30 p.m., for approximately 4 hours a week. Must be able to stand for 4 hours. Job starts this week - starting wage: $11.35 per hour.
See Ms. McNamee for application details. Deadline to apply: asap!

(4) SIDNEY / NORTH SAANICH LIBRARY - part-time LIBRARY PAGE job openings. Must be committed to quality customer service; provide good verbal and written communication; be able to work with people of all ages; enjoy completing tasks on time; be enthusiastic about innovation and working with the community. Work 6 to 10 hours per week; may include after school, evenings, weekend shifts. See Ms. McNamee about application. Deadline to apply: September 20 @ 4 p.m.

FOR THIS HIRING:  The Sidney Public library is looking for 3 pages. SEE
http://virl.bc.ca/about-us/work-with-us/current-vacancies. Applications will be accepted until September 20.

TUTORIALS AND COURSEWORK ASSISTANCE: see below.

AFTER SCHOOL TUTORIAL:   check for availability when schedule is set.
MATH HELP CENTRE: check for availability when schedule is set.

ENGLISH HELP CENTRE:   check for availability when schedule is set.

SIDES HELP CENTRE: check for availability when schedule is set.
CULTURAL ROOM TUTORING NOW AVAILABLE: check for availability when schedule is set.


ALL STUDENTS: regarding use of MEZZANINE IN GYM AREA: TO USE THIS AREA, PLEASE INQUIRE WITH P.E. teachers.


MUSIC REHEARSALS ALL YEAR:
JAZZ BAND - Monday and Wednesday morning each week;  CONCERT BAND - Tuesday and Thursday morning each week; CHOIR - Friday morning each week. ALL REHEARSALS start SEPTEMBER 18TH, begin promptly at 7 a.m., and take place IN THE MUSIC ROOM. See Ms. Sousa for any further info.

BAGEL BREAKFAST:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings, before school, at the BLUE TABLES area.
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PARKLAND CAFETERIA:
please note - CAFETERIA IS OPEN next WEEK OF SCHOOL, BUT SERVICE WILL STILL BE LIMITED, so students should be bringing a proper lunch.
 FULL OPENING DATE for CAFETERIA - TO BE ANNOUNCED!


SPECIALS:
SOUPS AND SALAD:
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.