Daily Announcements

Friday February 9, 2018

 
 
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Friday February 9, 2018
by Cathy Ford - Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:05 AM
 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9,  2018

                                    ALL GRADS: Grad hoodie order forms are available at the front office. Please return forms and payment by Wednesday, February 14! BE SURE TO WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE FORM, AND INCLUDE PAYMENT!


PARKLAND MOCK TRIAL TEAM: Anyone in, or interested in joining Parkland' s Mock Trial Team there will be a meeting after school on Friday February 9 in the library learning commons. This is a great opportunity if you are interested in the law or debate.


ALL STUDENTS: COME SIGN YOUR SIGNATURE for the yearbook! We want to get as many student signatures as possible! We'll be in the main foyer at lunch for the rest of the week.



INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: deadline for the Mount Washington Ski Trip application is Friday, February 9th. See Ms. McRae in Counselling for information.


WRITING 12 STUDENTS FROM SEMESTER ONE: please pick up any of your assignments from Room 111 this week - until February 9th.


MONDAY FEBRUARY 12 - B.C. FAMILY DAY - NO SCHOOL! Have a great long weekend, and see you back on Tuesday February 13!


VALENTINE'S DAY CANDY GRAMS will be available to purchase next Tuesday February 13th, and Wednesday February 14th, in the front foyer. Candy Grams will cost $1.00, or purchase a candy gram with a hand-crocheted heart for $2.00


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15TH - EDUTECH IN SIDNEY - FREE evening event open to all community members - from 4 to 7 p.m. - in the style of a localized trade show, showcasing a variety of businesses from the menufacturing and tech sector industries. Check our career opportunities, local growth and development plans, and find out about some interesting companies you didn't know were here!


ALL GRADS: repeat GT SESSION - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16 from 2:`15 p.m. to 4 p.m.in the Learning Commons - all grads must attend at least one GT session.  Be sure to attend if you need additional assistance following session one - the DEADLINE for turning in your completed GT BOOKLET IS COMING FAST!


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2018 - ANNUAL EXPLORE UVIC DAY - full day event enables students to visit UVIC, and explore INFORMATION FAIR on all aspects of admissions, co-op education, financial aid, student awards, athletics and recreation, residence services. Campus tours, sample lectures, student panels. For further information, and registration: see uvic.ca/explore.


WITT - WOMEN IN TRADES & TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATION DAY - Wednesday February 21, 2018 - @ CAMOSUN COLLEGE from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Explore trades & technologies career pathways - electricians, auto service techs, sheet metal fabricators, carpenters, civil engineering, computer science, electronics engineering, mechanical engineering. See Ms. McNamee to register!


ALL GRADS: WRITE-UPS FOR THE YEARBOOK ARE DUE FEBRUARY 22! Follow the link on the Parkland website to the google form. You must use your SD63 account to submit. See Mrs. Antonik or Mr. Mueller if you have questions.


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 - YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM JOB FAIR @ Shoal Centre, Sidney - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - meet employers with summer and part-time job openings! Door prizes for the first 50 registrants! Meet employers: B.C. TRANSIT, BLACK PRESS, FAIRWAYS, NAVAL RESERVE, MCDONALD'S, PACIFIC PADDLE, RHINO LABOUR, PANORAMA RECREATION, SAVE-ON, SLEGG LUMBER.



SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24 - SOLDIER FOR A DAY - from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - 715 Bay Street, Victoria, B.C. For all students interested in CANADIAN ARMED FORCES RESERVES, how a soldier is trained, what equipment and vehicles are used. Experience a portion of the annual fitness test, receive basic instruction in marching and drill. SPACE LIMITED, so early registration is encouraged. See Ms. McNamee for details.



ANTI-BULLYING DAY IS COMING UP ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH. Wear a pink shirt to symbolize a stand against bullying.



SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND SKILLS CANADA REGIONAL COMPETITION - DISCOVER TRADES & TECHNOLOGY EVENT: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018 @ CAMOSUN COLLEGE - INTERURBAN CAMPUS. Parkland students will participate in this annual competition. Parents and spectators are welcome! For more info, go to: www.skillscanada.bc.ca/competitions/regional-competitions/.



ALL STUDENTS: want to see your ARTWORK OR POETRY FEATURED IN THE YEARBOOK? Submit any original works to Mrs. Antonik BEFORE spring break!



SCHOOL DAY HEALTHY Start:  BAGEL BREAKFAST: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday mornings, before school, @ BLUE TABLES.



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




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:


GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF OUR PARKLAND BASKETBALL TEAMS as they head into PLAY-OFFS THIS WEEK:


1. SENIOR GIRLS compete at Lambrick this week until Saturday for Lower Island Play-offs.

2. JUNIOR BOYS and JUNIOR GIRLS are both playing AWAY GAMES this week, to see if they move on to the following play-off rounds.

3. SENIOR BOYS are playing their final  league games this week, and they are all HOME GAMES:

 

 - - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9 - OUR SPIRIT GAME - @ 7:30 p.m. versus Spectrum


Be sure to throw on some SPIRIT WEAR and come out to cheer on the team at any one of these games - it would be GREAT to see as many students and staff as possible supporting our players!


Watch for LEADERSHIP CREWS who will be visiting your classes soon to provide info regarding our OPEN HOUSE & SPIRIT GAME!



TIMES COLONIST 10k: Registration now open for race, April 29, 2018. Team name is: Parkland Panthers in  Island Farms School Challenge. For customized team t-shirts, we need 10 team members by noon Friday, April 6, 2018. See Ms. Dibblee for info.

PENINSULA LACROSSE OPEN: Returning players, please register by February 2 at 6 p.m.; waitlist formed after this date and time. See: http://www.penlax.com/clubs/2628/pages/74861.


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


NEW MARINE TRADES TRAINING PROGRAM offered at CAMOSUN COLLEGE: 12 week MARINE TASK PROGRAM includes on-line training, and hands-on instruction. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: March 16, 2018 - see Ms. McNamee and Career Board posters for further information - coursework available in all aspects of the Marine industry.



JOB FAIRS:


1. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20 - from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - BUTCHART GARDENS - recruiting for spring and summer employment; wages start @ $15 per hour; bring resume and cover letter, application. Exclusive gate opening JOB FAIR NIGHT with complimentary admission for JOB FAIR. GROW WITH BUTCHART GARDENS!



2. YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM, JOB FAIR - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, FROM 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M. - bring resume, and meet local employers: Slegg Lumber, Save On Foods, Fairway Market, Panorama Recreation, Pacifica Paddle, Quadrant Marine, B.C. Transit, Peninsula Review, HMCS Malahat, McDonalds, Rhino Labour. See you there!



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


NEW JOBS:

HOT OFF THE PRESS -

LONGVIEW FARMS URGENTLY NEEDS DAFFODIL PICKERS. PIECEWORK @ $20 PER BOX. An average picker does 4 to 5 per day; good pickers over 10 boxes per day! See Ms. McNamee for further information.


ALSO -

1. MARINER'S PIZZA: part-time customer service staff needed.

2. DEEP COVE MARKET: local market looking for keen, responsible, hard-working students to work part-time, evenings and weekends, in the store and deli. This is a great job!

3. SHAW CENTRE FOR THE SALISH SEA: cashier, information, merchandising, telephone reception, clean-up - $12 per hour, part-time, Saturdays and Sundays, usually 10 to 12 hours per week. Some evenings required. See Ms. McNamee.

4. NORTH SAANICH YARD WORK - work alongside avid gardener & artist, start ASAP. Four hours a week, $15.00 per hour.

5. ELK LAKE YARD AND HOUSEWORK - two students needed; one outside and one inside help required;  Saturdays for 6 hours each day, starting in March @ $12.00 per hour.

6. KITTIWAKE PLACE, NORTH SAANICH - branch and leaf collection and bagging; 4 hours, $12.00 per hour.

7. AMELIA AVENUE - dog walking daily, $84 per week.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP: see Ms. McNamee

1. ROYAL B.C. MUSEUM

2. SHAW CENTRE FOR THE SALISH SEA

3. PENINSULA PLAYERS


NEW TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP:

1. FOOD SAFE LEVEL 1 - MONDAY MARCH 5 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - food service, food retail, food processing. $50 fee.

2. WORK SAFE FOR YEP - Friday May 4 - 3 hour FREE WORKSHOP; great for resume.

3. ALERT FIRST AID - SATURDAY MAY 5 - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. - basic CPR, first aid, hands-on training. $50 registration.

4. THREE OPENINGS - RETAIL TRAINING - SIDNEY & BRENTWOOD BAY. Sundays, March - April - May. See Ms. McNamee.

                

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:


SPECIALS: Breakfast Platters - Hot Dogs - Veggie Dogs - Beef Soft Tacos


SOUP, SALAD & SANDWICH: Beef Barley Soup - Veggies & Dip - Fruit Salad



BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins


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