Daily Announcements

Tuesday November 14, 2017

 
 
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Tuesday November 14, 2017
by Cathy Ford - Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 8:56 AM
 

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2017: FIRST DAY OF TERM TWO! (Semester One)

GRADE 9'S PLEASE RETURN YOUR IMMUNIZATION FORMS ASAP! to front office.

A representative from UBC will be visiting Parkland today TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14 at lunch break to provide information about admission, programs, and scholarships.  UBC application deadlines are in December and January so today is a great opportunity to be informed by an expert at lunch time in Mr. Roome's classroom, ROOM 103.

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 17 - IS PAJAMA DAY! Wear your comfiest and coziest pajamas!

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 17 - GRAD ASSEMBLY FOR ALL GRADE 12'S - BLOCK C - IN THEATRE. All grads please attend!

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 17 - REPORT CARDS GO HOME!


ALL STUDENTS: Remember - SCHOOL CLOTHING AVAILABLE - place order at front office, and pick up same day!

Posters are up around the school to collect your thoughts on Parkland & the upcoming IB program. Quotes & short stories are all welcome & may be featured on school website or even in yearbook. Please keep it clean & short so there's room for everyone's ideas.


SALTS - SAIL AND LIFE TRAINING SOCIETY - SUMMER 2018 BOOKINGS now open - experience life-changing ten days on a tall ship - around Vancouver Island. Desolation Sound, Inside Passage, Great Bear Rainforest, Haida Gwaii! Check info website: www.salts.ca


FOUR SEASONS MUSICAL THEATRE is putting on High School Musical on stage, November 9 to 19th, featuring our very own student, Isobel Sheridan. Get tickets on-line at Victoriaticket.ca or contact Isobel for $2 off.

   
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.


SheBiz Victoria: free day-long event for girls in grades 9 – 11  offering unique access to business and STEM leaders, and exposure to diverse and exciting career opportunities available to women.  SheBiz will provide young girls with information on careers in business, science, technology and math. SheBiz Victoria - St. Margaret’s School on November 17th, 2017. See Ms. McNamee for info.


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18 - PARKLAND GRAD BOTTLE DRIVE - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - bring can, bottles, refundables. We also will pick up if you phone ahead: school office 250-655-2700.


Canadian Armed Forces Open House - NEW INTERACTIVE PROGRAM -Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bay St. Armoury, 713 Bay St., Victoria. Try the C.A.F. physical fitness test (minors require parental consent); Experience combat simulator;  Check out military equipment; Sample survival food; Talk to military members about jobs and education with Navy, Army, or Air Force. ASK RECRUITERS ABOUT MILITARY CAREERS AND SUBSIDIZED EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES!


OSEF non-profit group facilitates reciprocal student exchanges between Canada and Europe, general info meeting: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m,, @ CLAREMONT SECONDARY. Students are matched with partners from France, Belgium or Spain,  and take turns hosting each other. Interested students please contact OSEF BC Coordinator - patriciarhodes@shaw.ca for info.


SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND GRAD INFORMATION:

TD SCHOLARSHIPS: community leaders students may apply. Up to $10,000 tuition & $7,500 living expenses per year, for up to four years - plus summer employment at Toronto Dominion. Deadline: FRIDAY November 17, 2017 - see Ms. Rioux or Mr. Choo for info.


ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DO YOU LIKE BASKETBALL???!!! Intramural Basketball sign-up starts today, and ends next Thursday November 16th. Come to the main office, or PE office in the gym to get a sign-up form.


NOW STARTING ON THE PENINSULA: ARCHERY CLASSES - Pacific Archery Academy - register now @ www.pacificarcherybc.com, oro call: 250-415-1130

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CAREER CENTRE, CAREER EVENTS, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB AND VOLUNTEER POSTING: CHECK OUT THE JOB AND VOLUNTEER BOARDS FOR THE LATEST POSTINGS. INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR A JOB, SEE MS. MCNAMEE!

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!

VOLUNTEERS WANTED:
(1) BEACON CHILDREN SERVICES CHRISTMAS DINNER - NOVEMBER 30 FROM 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M

(2) BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: DECEMBER 2 @ MARY WINSPEAR


CAREER COURSES COMING UP:

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.

RETAIL TRAINING @ BRENTWOOD - DECEMBER 3, 10, 17 - FREE! Certificate program prepares you for first time work experience.

NEW JOB POSTINGS: See Ms. McNamee for further information.
(1) various YARDWORK AND WINTER CLEAN-UP JOBS - SIDNEY AND NORTH SAANICH - see Ms. McNamee or Career Notice Boards.

(2) CHEF ON THE RUN: Saturdays. Deli Counter clerk position, duties include packaging, serving customers, and making sandwiches.

TUTORIALS AND COURSE WORK ASSISTANCE:

TUTORIALS IN LEARNING CENTRE: REMINDER TO ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS - TUTORIAL IS AVAILABLE daily after school. Wednesday & Friday best for longer tests & assignments.

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

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 mornings;  CONCERT BAND - Tuesday & Thursday mornings -  CHOIR - Friday mornings

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


SPECIALS:
Chicken Strips & Fries - Personal Pizzas - Hot Dogs

SOUP, SALAD & SANDWICH: Vietnamese Beef Soup - Quinoa and Black Bean Salad - Clubhouse Bagels

BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - Rice Krispie Squares

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.