FRIDAY MARCH 8, 2019 - WOMEN'S DAY!
The first International Women's Day was established in 1911 to recognize how important gender acceptance and equality are for all society. The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single person or organization, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights. Flower boutannieres will be available today for you to show your support. Come to the foyer at lunch to write a message of support to all women or a special person in your life. Happy Women's Day!
RING LOST: SENTIMENTAL VALUE silver, white gold ring with pale blue gemstone lost at school. Please return to front office if found!
THERE WILL BE A MEETING FRIDAY MARCH 8 in the theatre @ lunch for any student interested in being part of DANCE CLUB. If you can't make the meeting, but want to be involved, please speak to Ms. Frith or Nora Spence.
ALL JUNIOR AND SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYERS for next season PLEASE COME TO A BRIEF MEETING TODAY with Ms. Gribling in the fish bowl, @ lunch.
ANY GRADS INTERESTED IN ORDERING A GRAD HOODIE in the re-order round, please see Caitlin Gault, ASAP!
SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB EVERY FRIDAY @ lunch, in room 206. See you there!
COURSE SELECTION FORMS DUE TODAY : FRIDAY MARCH 8 - all course selection forms are due! Hand in to front office.
ALL GRADS: GT PACKAGES DUE - TODAY FRIDAY MARCH 8. My BluePrint completion due. Questions: see Mr. Buckham ASAP.
PANTHER CUP: FRIDAY MARCH 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Panorama Recreation Centre. PERMISSION FORMS MUST BE HANDED IN when you get on the bus at the start of Block D. Come on out and cheer on the teachers versus the students - annual match-up! Wear Parkland colours, bring noisemakers, and some change for the concession! note: STUDENTS MUST MAKE THEIR WAY HOME FROM PANORAMA ON THEIR OWN!
REMINDER TO ALL GRADS AND TO ALL BAND STUDENTS: BOTTLE DRIVE @ Parkland this Saturday - MARCH 9 - tennis courts parking lot. Drop offs welcome - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. See you there!
Spring Sailing starts April 6th - June 8th. Beginner and experienced sailors welcome! If you are interested in sailing, any questions - contact Christine Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms - on our website under Parkland Marine Academy.
METAL RECYCLE BIN AT PARKLAND - DONATIONS WELCOME; ALL PROCEEDS TO ATHLETIC PROGRAMS! Bin until end of April.
RECRUITMENT FOR COAST CAPITAL SAVINGS YOUTH GET IT INTERN PROGRAM: Recruitment officer and special power-point presentation @ lunch Tuesday March 12 in Ms. Beaucamp's room. Also info on: YOUTH GET IT EDUCATION AWARDS. If you are interested in applying for this exciting employment and community service program, or these educational awards, please see Ms. McNamee as soon as possible, and attend this special presentation!.
GRAD PARENT COMMITTE MEETING: Wednesday March 13, 7 p.m., Learning Centre / Library. All parents / guardians of graduating students are welcome, and encouraged to attend. Come hear all about Grad 2019!
PARKLAND CONCERT BAND fundraiser: Purdy's Chocolates, just in time for Easter! ORDER DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2019. To support the concert band, purchase some sweet Easter gifts for friends, and family, through the link: https://fundraising.purdys.com/619842-63774
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT UPCOMING: Victoria High School Chess Championships take place on April 19. Team and individual trophies! If you are interested in being part of the team, please talk to Inna Rabinovich. Let's go, Panthers!
ART HIVE YOUTH DROP-IN: Thursdays 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. - explore art-making! Free@ The Arts Centre @ Cedar Hhill, phone 250-475-5557.
FREE SUMMER SAILING BERTH COMPETITION: SALTS tall ship sailing competition open for video entry. See posters @ Career Centre, office.
PAC Volunteer Opportunities: Parents / Guardians - to volunteer, please contact us at: email@example.comBAGEL 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
BEACON COMMUNITY SERVICES offers up to 4 scholarships of $1500 each to graduating students who show dedication ot community service / volunteerism. Applications must be received before end of day, May 1, 2019. See Career Centre board for web address.
BORROW 2019 GRAD OUTFIT FROM MAGIC WAND: Dresses, suits, tuxedos, shoes & accessories. Dresses & tuxes like new. Any student eligible; non-profit organization offers eco-friendly & inexpensive alternatives for female & male students. APPOINTMENTS - email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAMES ANNOUNCEMENTS:
GIRLS SOCCER TRY-OUTS: the final GIRLS SOCCER TRY-OUTS will be this Friday from 2:15 to 3:30 at Blue Heron field. Anyone who wants to play but cannot attend, must see Ms. Dibblee asap!
BOYS AND GIRLS RUGBY PRACTICES - after school Tuesday and Thursdays.
PARKLAND PANTHERS / TIMES COLONIST RUN - April 28 - register online, Island Farms school Team -" Parkland Pant'ers".
CAREER CENTRE: SPECIAL EVENTS, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS - see Ms. McNamee
NEW: job opportunities website for local - SIDNEY - postings! New job board sponsored by Sidney Business Association - visit sidneybia.ca/jobs to search for or post a Sidney job opportunity!
OPEN HOUSE: PACIFIC DESIGN ACADEMY THURSDAY MARCH 14, FROM 4 TO 7 P.M. - school offers app and web design; graphic design; apparent design; building design; digital photography. Yearning for the creative life? Come out and meet instructors and graduates; see courses available. Drop in @ Wharf Street, Victoria.
JOB TRAINING, FIRST AID:
FOOD SAFE LEVEL 1 - Monday April 8, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - @ Shoal Centre. $50 fee - useful for anyone in food service, food retail, food processing. Handle food safely, earn certificate for job placement. See Ms. McNamee for registration.
ALERT FIRST AID with CPR C & AED: Saturday April 6, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Shoal Centre - $50 fee. First Aid for life threatening emergencies; hands-on first aid training. See Ms. McNamee for registration.
STELLY'S FAIR GROUNDS @ PENINSULA COUNTRY MARKET: June 1, to October 13 - students are hired for this weekly weekend market each year. Job #1 - set up and tear down; Job #2 - kids activity area including face painting, colouring, crafts. See Ms. McNamee for info.
WEST WIND HARDWOOD: local specialty wood product company offering two jobs. Great job after school and weekends, for students interested in woodwork trades. See Ms. McNamee for details.
WEST WIND HARDWOOD: full time JOINERY JOB OPEN for graduated student. See or call Ms. McNamee for details.
RECRUITMENT FOR COAST CAPITAL SAVINGS YOUTH GET IT INTERN PROGRAM: If you are interested in applying for this exciting employment and community service program, please see Ms. McNamee as soon as possible.
CHUCK'S BURGER BAR IS HIRING! Dishwasher Thursday to Saturday - wages plus tips share. No experience needed, but a positive attitude a must! Willing to train for summer months. Flexible around student schedules. See Ms. McNamee for more details!
HOUSEKEEPING & YARDWORK: several jobs yard work and clean-up jobs, moving gravel, housekeeping - Neptune Road, West Saanich Road, Malaview Avenue - see Ms. McNamee for info, $15 per hour.
CONFERENCES, PROGRAMS, SPECIAL INTEREST!
ANY STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LATTITUDES Global Volunteering PROGRAM please note: You can save $600 on your application by making the March 31 deadline! Spaces available for: July, August, and September 2019; plus your $100 promo code = $700 savings! See Ms. McNamee for further details. There is also a GAP YEAR INFORMATION NIGHT Wednesday March 13, 78 p.m., @ Victorai West Community Centre which any interested students and parents are welcome to attend.
ANIMAL LOGIC WORK EXPERIENCE WEEK - WANT TO WORK IN THE MOVIES IN ANIMATION? Fabulous work experience program at Animation Studio, Animal Logic, March 18 to March 22, 2019. See Ms. McNamee ASAP for further info, apps.
SALISH SEA SCIENCE PROGRAM @ Tribune Bay, April 26 to 28, 2019, students grades 10 to12; rope courses, kayaking, intertidal study. See Ms. McNamee for details.
NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: tba
TUTORIALS & COURSE WORK ASSISTANCE - ACADEMIC SUPPORT Semester 2! PLEASE CHECK START TIMES FOR AFTER SCHOOL!
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: additional items tba
MAIN DISHES: Breakfast Platters - Beef Soft Tacos - French Toast - Hot Dogs - Veggie Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICH: Veggies & Dip - Fruit Salad - Rustic Turkey on Ciabatta
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Lemon Blueberry Muffins - Black Forest Cake
Note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, see front office.