Daily Announcements

Thursday December 6, 2018

 
 
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Thursday December 6, 2018
by Cathy Ford - Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9:08 AM
 

Thursday December 6,  2018

CHRISTMAS CANNED FOOD DRIVE has started: Bring in a donation! DONATIONS WILL BE COLLECTED IN BLOCK C CLASSES - PRIZES AWARDED FOR THE TOP CLASS! All donations will be given to the Sidney Lions Food Bank!


PARKLAND HOSTS THE CANADIAN COAST GUARD - THURSDAY DECEMBER 6 - special display at lunch; afternoon classroom visits. Info about Coast Guard Officer Training, in Marine Engineering and Marine Navigation. In four year program, the officer cadet receives tuition free education,  training allowance, free room and board, textbooks and uniforms, medical and dental coverage. Upon completion of four year program - guaranteed employment with Canadian Coast Guard. Students who excel in math and sciences, who are seeking adventure and opportunity to serve their country, are encouraged to apply. Meet Christiane Carrier Kennedy, Recruitment Officer!


If you are in GRADE 9, and have not yet turned in your IMMUNIZATION FORMS, please do so ASAP! These forms are now OVERDUE!


TONIGHT Thursday December 6 - IS PARKLAND GRAD WINTER FORMAL - dinner and dance - from 6 to 10 p.m. BE SAFE, HAVE FUN!


ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: The International Program CHRISTMAS DANCE is happening at Stelly's next Thursday, December 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is a sign-up sheet on the International Bulletin Board. Be sure to attend!


ANNOUNCING SCHOOL DISTRICT 63'S NEW CARPENTRY PROGRAM - building a small house - 3 days classroom, 2 days jobsite program - see Ms. MacNamee for this news about this exciting hands-on training program! Applications welcome!


ALL STUDENTS: PLEASE CHECK THE LOST & FOUND NEAR THE PAY PHONE IN THE FRONT FOYER - all unclaimed items will be donated to charity before Christmas break!


Friday SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB: every Friday, sign language club meets in Room 206 2 lunch. See you there!


FILM CAN UNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION: new competition presented by VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL. For student film-makers, grades 9 to 12. Winning films screened at 2019 Victoria Film Festival. See posters for website, rules of competition, tutorials. Deadline: Dec 19, 2018. 


HIGH TECH U: AN INITIATIVE OF UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA - working to empower the next generation of innovators in computer programs and technology, through real-world, experiential learning opportunities. High school students can apply to seven week intensive weekend program called THE ACADEMY, offered Saturdays from 10 to 4, on UVIC campus. Learn using the same tools as professionals, gain exposure software development, and build practical skills to succeed in the ever-changing technology sector. Test drive a career in high-tech, work in an interdisciplinary team to build and deploy a custom web application. You may qualify for application to a paid SUMMER INTERNSHIP! See Ms. McNamee for further details, and first application. DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2018.


WORKSAFE B.C. INVITES STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 14TH ANNUAL STUDENT SAFETY VIDEO CONTEST:

Submit your video and you could win a cash prize! Also: Lunch with a prominent filmmaker, visit behind the scenes with a local production, and more! Deadline: Friday March 22, 2019.     Visit worksafebc.com/studentvideocontest.com for details.


PAC Volunteer Opportunities: Parents and Guardians  - to volunteer, please contact us at:     parkland.pac.sd63@gmail.com

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

WHY BUY A GRAD DRESS OR TUX WHEN YOU CAN BORROW ONE? Complete outfits available - dresses, suits, tuxedos, shoes & accessories. MAGIC WAND is a non-profit organization offering eco-friendly & inexpensive alternatives to grad outfits for female & male students.  TAKING APPOINTMENTS for AFTER FEBRUARY 1 - see posters on grad boards, or email: esurerus@telus.net.


ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAMES ANNOUNCEMENTS: see below

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM  for a well-fought game last night against a strong Belmont squad. The Senior Girls played their season opener game Wednesday night at home against Reynolds, at 5:45 p.m.. The Junior and Senior Girls teams play PItt Meadows THURSDAY after school. Come out and cheer them on, Parkland!


SPORTS TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEK

THURS DEC 6 - SR GIRLS EXHIBITION GAME @ HOME versus PITT , 3:30 p.m.

followed by: JR GIRLS EXHIBITION GAME @ HOME, versus PITT, 5 p.m.


FRIDAY DEC 7 - JR BOYS BASKETBALL @ LAMBRICK TOURNEY, 2:30 AND 4 P.M.

and XMAS TOURNEY - SENIOR GIRLS in Victoria


CAREER CENTRE:  EVENTS, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS - see Ms. McNamee

(1) NEW OPPORTUNITIES AT SHOAL CENTRE - energetic students to help over many scheduled Christmas events: serving, clearing and dishwashing. Shifts 4 hours long, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; wages $17 per hour!  Food Safe and WHIMIS preferred.


NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: see Ms. McNamee ASAP!

(1)  SHOAL CENTRE BRIDGE CLUB DINNER - WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5 - serving and banquet help. Check for evening start time!

(2) SIDNEY AVIATION OPEN HOUSE - FRIDAY DECEMBER 28 - museum, old planes, paper airplane making, crafts, aircraft carrier demonstration, flight simulators, new flying maze, and more!


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.

4. MATH & SCIENCE HELP CENTRE: Monday, Tuesday. Thursday from 3:15 to 4 p.m.; every second Wednesday, from 2:15 to 3 p.m., ROOM 201. Get help with any Math or Science course you are taking this semester!


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 & Garlic Bread - Individual Chicken Pot Pies - Thai Chicken Wraps - Hot Dogs - Veggie Dogs

SOUP, SALAD , SANDWICH: Country Chicken Noodle Soup - Veggies & Dip - BLT Bagels - Sue's Pasta with Greek Seasoning

BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS : Chocolate Chip Espresso - Mint Brownies

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