Daily Announcements

Thursday October 12, 2017

 
 
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Thursday October 12, 2017
by Cathy Ford - Thursday, 12 October 2017, 9:07 AM
 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 12,  2017: SEE FRONT FOYER NOTICE BOARD for further ANNOUNCEMENT DETAILS!

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CLUB MEETING tomorrow - FRIDAY @ LUNCH IN THE TEXTILES ROOM. Would all students interested in producing, recording or engineergin music, please attend.

ALL GRADS: YOU CAN NOW SIGN UP ON-LINE WITH LIFETOUCH for your GRAD PHOTOS - which take place MONDAY October 23 to FRIDAY October 27 - book early as the schedule fills up quickly! Instruction sheets available at front office.

ALL STUDENTS: please remember to pick up your school photo PROOFS and STUDENT CARD this week IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO.

ALL STUDENTS: SCHOOL PHOTO RETAKE DAY IS THURSDAY OCTOBER 26. Stay tuned for instruction that day as to where & when!


ALL STUDENTS: PENINSULA YOUTH HEALTH CLINIC hours have been changed to 5 to 7 p.m., and clinic is open tonight @ Ocean Pier Medical Clinic.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS who want to go on the Whistler Ski Trip now have until TOMORROW Friday October 13 to get their forms and payment in to Ms. McRae. There is still some space!


ALL STUDENT DRIVERS: If you have not yet registered your vehicle with the forms available from the front office, and placed your Parkland decal on the back of your rearview mirror, please do so ASAP to keep your parking privileges.

GRAD PARENTS: plan for 2018! The next GRAD PARENT MEETING takes place WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17 in the Parkland Theatre at 7 p.m. All parents of Grade 12 students are invited and encouraged to attend the Grad Parent Information Evening at Parkland. Parkland Principal Lizanne Chicanot will be describing the year ahead for grads. Grade 12 is a very important year for students and their families. Information will be provided regarding special grad events and activities that will occur throughout the year. There are plenty of opportunities for parents to get involved and support their sons and daughters at this key time in their education.


MONDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2017: PARENTS AS CAREER COACHES - FREE SEMINAR FOR PARENTS - from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., @ Stelly's Secondary School: free seminar with Capilano University Instructor Marion Haythorne presenting workshop on learning to guide your high school grad through the menu of post-secondary choices available. Become confident in helping your students discover their values, interested and skills, and match them to potential education and career pathways.

   
Are you an artist, wordsmith or filmmaker? Essays, poems, posters welcome. Create ART OR LITERATURE about Remembrance Day, what it means to you and Canada. Deadline: Nov 15, 2017; entry forms available front office.

STUDENT GROUP BAND LOOKING FOR MEMBERS: bass, piano player, and singer needed. Music genres: funk, blues, soul, and rock. Contact international student: Hannes Hacke. See notice board for further details.

SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND GRAD INFORMATION:

GRADE 12 'S: LORAN scholarship - worth over $100,000 - now accepting applications.  To have application sponsored by Parkland, deadline is October 18th.  If applying on your own, deadline:  October 25th.  Email Mr. Choo for details.


GRADE 12 'S: U of Toronto NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP  accepting applications. This scholarship fully covers tuition & expenses for four years of undergrad study at U of T. Deadline: Nov 3, 2017. Email Mr. Choo or Ms. Rioux for details.

GRADE TWELVE STUDENTS: to receive emails about scholarships, post secondary application and admission information, please EMAIL Mr. Choo WITH YOUR RETURN EMAIL to be added to his contact list.  Some major scholarships will be available very soon.
 

ALL STUDENTS: YOU CAN NOW purchase PARKLAND SPIRIT WEAR! Order forms @ front office. PICK UP end of the day!


ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL:
THURSDAY OCTOBER 12 - THE SPIKERS versus ASHLEY'S TEAM

CONGRATULATIONS to the Boys Soccer Team as they defeated Reynolds on Tuesday, 7 to 2. Goals were scored by Moritz, Matt, Andre, Jon (2), and Lorenzo(2). Great work Boys! Next home game" Tuesday October 24th against SMU.

CONGRATULATIONS to Cooper Langard who was second in the Senior Boys Cross Country Race at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre this week. Ava Blakley and Caitlin Gault both had excellent first races of the season as well. The team is still accepting new runners, and will be practicing FRIDAY OCTOBER 13, after school.
 

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

OCTOBER 14, 2017 - FEMALE STUDENTS: ACHIEVE ANYTHING EVENT - this is you - takes off with the CANADIAN COAST GUARD. Experience the life of a Coast Guard Career, on board! IF YOU ARE NTERESTED IN AVIATIN, AEROSPACE, MARINE AND DEFENCE, AND OTHER STEM TRADES - THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU! See Ms. McNamee for further information.

OCTOBER 21, 2017 - FEMALE STUDENTS - ACHIEVE ANYTHING FOUNDATION - all hands on deck, ladies - expereience first hand life aboard a warship with Royal Canadian Navy. See Ms. McNamee for further information.

NEW DUAL CREDIT PROGRAM OPTIONS COMING UP AT CAMOSUN COLLEGE:  Office Administration, Legal Office Assistant, Medical Office Assistant - see Ms. McNamee if you are in Grade 11 or 12 and interested in these career paths!

INTERESTED IN FLYING? WANT TO BE A COMMERCIAL PILOT? Please come to the Career Centre on Tuesday October 10 at lunch - commercial pilot Dan from JAZZ PILOTS FOR KIDS will be here. Explore Career Pathways and opportunities in Aviation careers!

IMAGINING POSSIBILITIES CONFERENCE - FREE WORKSHOP & EXHIBIT FOR YOUNG WOMEN, ages 15 and up. ALL DAY, THURSDAY OCTOBER 26, from 9 to 2:20 p.m. See Ms. McNamee to sign up and attend. THIS EVENT IS AMAZING!

VOLUNTEERS WANTED:

(1) OCTOBERFEST Saturday October 14 - guest hosting, coffee and clean-up service; dinner is free for volunteers!

(2) SPECIAL OLYMPICS BOWLING: @ Miracle Lanes in Sidney - serve as head coach of 5 pin bowling program, 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday.

(3) FACE PAINTING SUNDAY OCTOBER 22 AT HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN CARVING EVENT; from 11 to 2 p.m., at Beacon Park. Experience an asset but not required! Four face painters needed! See Ms. McNamee to sign up.

(4) GINGERBREAD SHOWCASE VOLUNTEER AMBASSADORS - from November 18 to January 2 - various shifts available; all proceeds go to Habitat Victoria.

(5) HOMEWORK CLUB: Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. @ Balmoral and Quadra for Inter-Cultural Association of Victoria. See Ms. McNamee to sign up.

(6) If you enjoy working with children and have a talent for Face Painting, Sidney event Sunday October 22 from 11 to 2 at Sidney Band Shell, Pumpkin Carving event, needs you! See Ms. McNamee to sign up.

(7) ARTS REACH YOUTH COUNCIL seeking youth volunteers for 4 hours per month at community events. WORKSHOP AND TEACHING experience, AS WELL AS thank you gifts for this volunteer position are extraordinary! See Ms. McNamee.

CAREER COURSES COMING UP:
FOOD SAFE LEVEL 1 -  OCTOBER 20 - 8:30 to 4:30; @ SHOAL CENTRE; cost is $50 ( on non-instructional day). This is a great one to attend. Course is filling up fast, so see Ms. McNamee ASAP!

BASICS OF BANKING & FINANCE: OCTOBER 28, FROM 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. @ Shoal Centre. BUDGETING & BASIC BANKING.

ALERT FIRST AID NOVEMBER 24 with CPR "C" AND AED - 8:30 TO 4 P.M. @ Shoal Centre; cost is $50.00. See Ms. McNamee to register, and get start times!

NEW JOB POSTINGS: See Ms. McNamee for further information.

(1)EPICURE IS HOLDING A JOB FAIR TODAY - THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 8:30 TO 11:30 A.M. If you are interested, but miss the job fair today, please see Ms. McNamee about preparing an application.


TUTORIALS AND COURSEWORK ASSISTANCE:

TUTORIALS IN LEARNING CENTRE: every day after school. Wednesday & Friday are good for completing longer tests & assignments.

LEARNING COMMONS SUPPORT: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday day after school until 3:40 p.m., Wednesday & Friday until 3:35 p.m.
 ELL TUTOR also available at these times.

CULTURAL ROOM TUTORING NOW AVAILABLE: Wednesdays and Fridays after school


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 & Wednesday morning each week;  CONCERT BAND - Tuesday & Thursday morning each week; CHOIR - Friday morning each week. ALL REHEARSALS start SEPTEMBER 18TH, begin promptly at 7 a.m., 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 now open!

SPECIALS:

Baron of Beef with Fries
Mac & Cheese
Hot Dogs


SOUPS AND SALAD:
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Caesar Wrap
Caesar Salad
Pepperoni Cheese Sticks

BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS:
Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins
Chocolate Pudding
Cookies
Oreo Cookie Cake

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.