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Friday Daily NEWS
by Cathy Ford - Friday, 12 January 2018, 9:19 AM
 


FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2018 - WELCOME BACK EVERYONE! AND HAPPY NEW YEAR


GOOD LUCK to Parkland Senior Girls BASKETBALL TEAM playing in tournament today and tomorrow in Cowichan - GO PANTHERS!



"FIND YOUR FIT"  CAREER EXPLORATION EVENT COMING TO PARKLAND:


MONDAY JANUARY 15, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for students; 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for parents.


This WorkBC "Find Your Fit" Tour event is an interactive student-based event taking place at Parkland Secondary School, for student and parents in School District 63. This event allows students to jump right in and try the skills they'll need for different careers in demand across B.C. Interactive activity stations including accounting, carpentry, welding and more will help students apply real life experiences to their career training. Students will also be able to connect with WorkBC's labour market information, tools and services. Parents are also welcome to attend the event, as they look for ways to educate and support their children in their career exploration. Find Your Fit is part of the provincial government's B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint commitment to re-engineer education and deliver the skilled workforce B.C.'S growing economy needs. Drop in and explore the program, and discover how to "find your fit" for a great career!



REMINDER TO ALL STUDENTS & STAFF REGARDNG OUR UPCOMING EXAM WEEK -

from MONDAY JANUARY 22 TO FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 2018;


Exam schedule is now posted on the main page of our Parkland website; please ensure that you check to see when your exams are scheduled. More importantly to all students - if you have any exam conflicts listed - two or more exams running at the same time - PLEASE CHECK with your teachers as well as Mr. Buckham to have a plan put in place for you to write one of your conflicting exams at another time during exam week.




PARKLAND MUSICAL THEATRE: Tickets for INTO THE WOODS are now for sale! Show runs Wednesday, January 31 - Saturday, February 3, 2018. Theatre doors open at 6:40 p.m. - show begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. All evening ticket prices are $15.00.

We are excited to announce a Saturday Matinee for our younger audiences at a reduced price this year! Matinee tickets are $12.00. Theatre doors open at 1:40 p.m.; show begins promptly at 2:00 p.m. This show is appropriate for kids 6 years and up.

TICKETS - PARKLAND FRONT OFFICE: 250-655-2736. Spring musical usually sells out - GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!


BUS STUDENTS: Notice to all students who have signed up to catch SD63 SCHOOL BUSES - BUS CARDS ARE NOW MANDATORY - some more bus cards have come in, so come at break, at lunch or after school to pick up your bus card!



START THE SCHOOL DAY HEALTHY with BAGEL BREAKFAST: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday mornings, before school, BLUE TABLES area.



MEZZANINE USE: ALL STUDENTS - Regarding use of MEZZANINE IN GYM AREA - PLEASE INQUIRE for permission WITH P.E. teachers.



CLUBS:



GRADS:



INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:



SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND GRAD INFORMATION: tba


ALL GRADE 12 STUDENTS PLEASE REMEMBER - WHEN REQUESTING OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FOR EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS, OR FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES, AT LEAST ONE FULL DAY'S NOTICE IS REQUIRED.



ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:



CONGRATULATIONS TO PARKLAND JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL team, for their win over SMU Wednesday night, by 15 points! Great start!

Our JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM played well against SMU as well on Wednesday night - good effort everyone!



BADMINTON CLUB BEGINS AGAIN! Badminton Club will be up and running this Friday January 12, after school, from 2 to 3 p.m. See you there!




NOTICE TO ALL RUGBY PLAYERS: because of recent poor weather, and the upcoming exam week, rugby practices will be postponed for the next few eeks, and will start up again on Wednesday January 31 at 2:15 p.m.



TIMES COLONIST 10k: Registration now open for race, April 29, 2018. Register at: https://raceroster.com/events/2018/14562/29th-annual-tc10k. Our team name is: Parkland Panthers in the Island Farms School Challenge. To receive customized team t-shirts, we must have a minimum of 10 team members by noon Friday, April 6, 2018. See Ms. Dibblee for info.


BASEBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN ON THE PENINSULA:  ages 3 to 16 years; see poster on notice boards and front office window; visit www.cslittleleague.com for detailed information.



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


CHECK OUT JOB & VOLUNTEER BOARDS FOR THE LATEST POSTINGS. INTERESTED IN APPLYING, SEE MS. MCNAMEE!


NEW JOBS:

1. MAPLE PALACE - looking for a delivery driver, dishwasher, as well as waiter, waitress positions.

2. SIDNEY BOTTLE DEPOT - students to work weekends, and full-time in summer.

3. SIDNEY BAKERY - workers for after school, and on weekends.

4. SLEGG LUMBER, SIDNEY - part-time employees for cashier, and replenishment team. See Career Centre posters for details. 

5. HAWTHORNE PLACE - $15 per hour, 4 hours weekly; looking for landscaping, yardwork help.

6. RESTHAVEN DRIVE - $15.00 per hour; two students needed to help with moving in Sidney, from townhouse to condo.


NEW VOLUNTEER POSTINGS:

1. YOUTH CULINARY - COOKING - takes places at North Saanich Middle School;  5:30 to 7:30 p.m., every second Tuesday; starts February 6. See Ms. McNamee for info and application process through Panorama Recreation Centre. Details - Career Boards.

2. YOUTH CULINARY - BAKING - takes place at North Saanich Middle School; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., every second Thursday; starts February 15. See Ms. McNamee for details on application through Panorama Recreation Centre. Details - Career Boards.

3. BRENTWOOD BAY THRIFT SHOP - cashier and customer service volunteer wanted. Saturdays.


NEW TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP:

1. BASICS OF FINANCE - January 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. @ Shoal Centre. See Ms. McNamee to register.

2. FREE RETAIL TRAINING - BRENTWOOD BAY: certificate program in retail and other work environments; Sundays shifts x 4 days.

                


TUTORIALS AND COURSE WORK ASSISTANCE: LOTS OF HELP AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT AVAILABLE!


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


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



BAND:


MUSIC REHEARSALS ALL YEAR: JAZZ BAND - Monday & Wednesday mornings; CONCERT BAND - Tuesday & Thursday mornings - CHOIR - Friday mornings.


                                                                                                                                                                                                               


PARKLAND CAFETERIA: now open!


SPECIALS:

Breakfast Platter - Hot Dogs / Veggie Dogs - Soft Tacos


SOUP, SALAD & SANDWICH:

Beef Barley Soup - Fruit Salad - Veggies & Dip


BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS:

Raspberry Crumble Muffins - Cinnamon Buns

Note: for prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, please see front office.