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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10, 2018

 
 
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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10, 2018
by Cathy Ford - Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9:05 AM
 

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10, 2018:

ALL GRADS - PLEASE PAY & PICK UP YOUR GRAD PINNIES - FRONT OFFICE!


MEETING: today WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10: ANNOUNCING THE upcoming 2018 IMAGINING POSSIBILITIES CONFERENCE - Workshops & Exhibits for Young Women, which takes place in November. This all-day conference has 50 exhibitors in the "Live Your Dreams" information area, keynote speaker, workshop sessions, lunch, and  swag bags! Students bussed to and from the venue. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to attend presentations which will inspire and enlighten! Any interested female students please attend a planning meeting today: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10, @ lunch, in the Career Centre.


DUNGEONS & DRAGONS meets today - Wednesday October 10 - after school in Room 105.  See you there!


TODAY IS WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY - WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10 - come to the front foyer & write a message on the poster for a sister, brother, friend, mom, dad, grandparent - if someone in your circle is dealing with mental health issues.


SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB: Are you interested in learning SIGN LANGUAGE? If so, please come to join the SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB MEETING - every Friday at lunch, starting October 12, Room 206. Everyone welcome!


ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - WHISTLER SKI TRIP FORMS NOW AVAILABLE. Pick up from Ms. McRae in Counselling, and CHECK YOUR EMAIL for messages.


ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR PARKLAND GRAD 2019 Photos now open. Please go to link to sign up for your grad photo appointment time: www.lifetouch.ca/victoria


GOOGLE ACCOUNT NOT WORKING? - All students who do not have a signed permission form signed on file from this year have had their google accounts disabled. If you cannot access your Google Account anymore, then please come to the Library and see Mr. Mueller or Jadzia to sign your permission form.


FEMALE FUTURE LEADERS SPECIAL FREE EVENT: Achieve Anything Foundation's Operation: THIS IS YOU! DAY SAIL ON A WARSHIP WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY! Saturday October 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note: check-in time may be adjusted. This day sail and tour for young women includes SAR helicopter debut, tours of ship duty stations, crew quarters and operational equipment, RCAF joint search and rescue demonstration, ship firefighting simulation, and demonstration of warship's manoeuvring capabilities. Lunch provided. If you have an interest in high tech fields, this is an incredible hands-on event. APPLY NOW for this FREE ALL DAY EVENT: www.achieveanything.ca/thisisyou.html



SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS  - REMEMBRANCE DAY CONCERT: Sidney Concert Band with special guests: Peninsula Pipe Band, Parkland Choir, Killer Wails Quartet.  Sunday November 4, 2018 @ Mary Winspear Centre, $20 tickets from Mary Winspear Centre, 250 - 656 - 0275.


ANNOUNCING YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST: Want to see your original design as this year's cover on the Parkland Yearbook, and win a sweet prize? We want to see any creative 2D art (painting, drawing, photography, digital design, etc.) based on one of the following prompts: - Faces & Flags of Parkland;  - We are not ordinary!; - OR your own original idea. CONTEST CLOSES MONDAY NOVEMBER 5! Give submissions or direct questions to Ms. Antonik (dantonik@saanichschools.ca).


NOVEMBER: CLAREMONT SECONDARY WILL BE HOSTING THE PSIBC  (POST SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS OF B.C. ) event on Thursday November 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meet advisors on application, registration, housing, scholarships and bursaries options. All SD 63 secondary students and families welcome!


PAC Volunteer Opportunities: Parents and Guardians  - Help needed!

Bagel Breakfasts - Monday, Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Duties include: minimal set- up, collecting payment of 25 cents!, a quick tidy up. 

If you would like to volunteer, please contact us at: parkland.pac.sd63@gmail.com.
Stay connected - like Parkland PAC on Facebook.


BAGEL BREAKFAST:  Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday a.m., before school, @ BLUE TABLES, 25 cents!

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

ALL GRADS: SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND GRAD INFORMATION - tba

$100,000 LORAN SCHOLARSHIP is awarded for character, service & promise of leadership. Scholarships also offered for: $5000 & $2000. See LORAN  website or meet with Mr. Choo if you'd like to be Parkland's nominee. Deadline: Oct 17, 2018.


ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAMES ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SENIOR BOYS SOCCER TEAM who tied Esquimalt 5 - 5. Great game by Joseph and Pat at center bac.  Alexandro scored a hat trick while Jon and Carlos netted one each. Great work team!


REMINDER TO ALL INTRAMURAL STUDENTS: be in class @ lunch this Thursday, in the gym!


INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE: @ LUNCH IN THE GYM.

THURSDAY OCT 11 - DAWGS OF SIDNEY versus TEAM FAX


SPORTS TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEK:

PARKLAND CROSS COUNTRY TEAM will practice Wednesday and Friday after school at 2:15 this week. New runners still welcome. There is one more league race this season! See Ms. Dibblee for information.


JUNIOR AND SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS - FRIDAY OCTOBER 12, from  6:30 to 8 p.m., and SUNDAY OCTOBER 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. ALL PLAYERS MUST ATTEND TRYOUTS TO MAKE THE TEAMS!


Come out this Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14 to Elk Lake to watch our Parkland ROWERS complete in the October Sprints Invitational!


CAREER CENTRE:  EVENTS, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS

UPCOMING JOB FAIRS:

WORKBC JOB FAIR - THURSDAY OCTOBER 18, from 1 to 4 p.m., @ Central Baptist Church, 833 Pandora at Blanshard. Many featured employers include: Indigo, Fairway, WalMart, Slegg Lumber, Homewood Health Care. note: this is early dismissal day @ Parkland - get your resume tuned up to attend!


NEW JOB POSTINGS: see Ms. McNamee to prepare your resume; make an application!

(new) WOODSHED PIZZA: looking for kitchen help - cooking, rolling out dough, kitchen prep. Minimum wage until 6 shifts, then tip share included. Drop off resume with Josh or Cayelee. See Ms. McNamee for further information.


(new) TIM HORTON'S SIDNEY - Evening / weekends part-time; see Ms. McNamee for applications. Customer service rep, or baker; minimum wage. Drop off application and resume to Albert at Tim Horton's, Sidney.


(new) YARD WORK in Deep Cove. See Ms. McNamee for information.

(1) NORTH SAANICH YACHT CLUB: looking for part-time kitchen help.

(2) SHOAL CENTRE DINING ROOM SERVER, ON CALL - food safe and first aid required; for weekends including evenings. $16.58 per hour.

(3) other casual jobs: Malaview Street, Fourth and Fifth Street, Sidney - vacuuming and cleaning; yardwork, beach raking; usually $15 per hour, 2 hours per week.

(4) THRIFTY FOODS DELI - Evening and weekend shifts. Customer service and food prep. Apply in person - Thrifty's provides training.

(5) Chuck's Burger is looking for a dishwasher and a hostess.


VOLUNTEERING:

OKTOBERFEST SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 - 2 volunteers needed, from 4:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.; show guests coat rack and tables; serve water and coffee; clear. Dinner free for volunteers! See Ms. McNamee for further details.


NEW TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES:

FIRE CADET / RESCUE CAMP ON PENDER ISLAND! Run into a building everyone else is running out of? Use an extrication tool to cut into a car? Handle a hose so powerful it takes two people to hold it? Think you could dangle off a rope 50 feet in the air? SEE MS. MCNAMEE ASAP TO APPLY! Deadline: November 16, 2018.


also: 1. FOOD SAFE LEVEL 1 - Friday October 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ Shoal Centre. Useful for working in food services, retail, or processing. Register now $50.

2. ALERT FIRST AID with CPR C AND AED: Saturday October 20, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ SHOAL CENTRE , registration $50. Learn how to react and assess emergency.

3. RETAIL TRAINING - FREE! Offered in Sidney & Brentwood Bay. Training in: cash register, customer service, displays, inventory, pricing, opening and closing.


TUTORIALS & COURSE WORK ASSISTANCE - ACADEMIC SUPPORT AVAILABLE!

1. TUTORIALS IN LEARNING CENTRE, ROOM 204:  SUPERVISED TUTORIAL IS AVAILABLE daily after school, TO CATCH UP ON SCHOOL WORK, & TO DO MISSED TESTS.  note: Wednesday & Friday tutorials are best for longer tests & assignments.

2. TUTORIALS IN THE LEARNING COMMONS: every day after school

3. AFTER SCHOOL FRENCH has now been moved to Room 112, Wednesdays after school.


BAND - MUSIC REHEARSALS ALL YEAR: see Ms. Sousa for special event details.
JAZZ BAND - Monday & Wednesday a.m.; CONCERT BAND - Tuesday & Thursday a.m.; CHOIR - Friday a.m.


PARKLAND CAFETERIA: NOW OPEN FOR THE YEAR WITH FULL MENU!
SPECIALS: Lasagna with Garlic Bread - Thai Thighs on Rice - Hot Dogs

SOUP, SALAD , SANDWICH:         Hamburger Soup - Veggies & Dip - Fried Rice - BLT BAGEL

BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS : Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins - Cookies

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