WEDNESDAY APRIL 3, 2019:
ATTENTION ALL GRADS: the chase is officially over! You are responsible for ensuring that all your GRADUATION TRANSITION paperwork is done - either uploaded on MY BLUEPRINT, or handed in to front office, in the case of WORK EXPERIENCE OR VOLUNTEER info. See Mr. Buckham, Ms. Gribling, or Ms. Ford ASAP if you need clarification, or are concerned you are missing something. GT INTERVIEW DAY IS THURSDAY APRIL 11. Are you prepared? Everything must be completed before your interview is scheduled. LIST OF GRADUATION TRANSITIONS REQUIRED MATERIALS COMPLETED WITH BE POSTED ion GRAD BOARD in front foyer, along with
INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR GRADUATION TRANSITIONS INTERVIEWS - AFTER THE GRAD ASSEMBLY ON FRIDAY! CHECK YOURS!
LAST ABSOLUTE LAST EXTENSION TO GRAD HOODIE DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY OCTOBER 5 - please get your order and payment in by this Friday so the order can be put in!
BIGGEST THANK YOU: to all the wonderful students who volunteered to be BIG BUDDIES to English language learners! Your time, generousity and kindness was greatly appreciated by the students and families new to Canada! Bravo!
EUROPE 2020 MEETING @ lunch on Thursday April 4 in Mr. Wong's room - see you there!
ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS who are going on the ROCKY MOUNTAINS trip - there is a meeting on Thursday April 4 at lunch in the Textiles Room. Please be sure to attend!
REMINDER TO ALL GRADE 12's - GRAD PANCAKE BREAKFAST is this Friday April 5 @ 7:45 a.m. Breakfast will be followed by an important grad assembly in Block A. All grads need to be in attendance.
AUDITIONS FOR UPCOMING BROADWAY MUSICAL FEATURING THE SONGS OF ABBA - Mary Winspear Centre and Peninsula Players are holding auditions for this BIG SHOW! Audition dates: April 10, 13, 15 and 18. STUDENTS WELCOME! Send the director an email: email@example.com.
Parkland Grad Parents are selling Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, orders are due April 3, they are also selling Health Canada approved first aid kits, orders due April 26 . Order forms are available at the office or on the website. All products are a fundraiser for the Dry Grad Party. Thank you for your support of Dry Grad 2019!
GRAD CLASS 2019 FUNDRAISING: pick up fundraising SMILE CARD FOR THRIFTY FOODS at Parkland office - 5% of your grocery order value is donated into Parkland Grad group account. Also for sale: HEALTH CANADA APPROVED FIRST AID KITS - micro kits, team kits, and deluxe outdoor kits available, as well as roadside assistance and the "RESQME" KIT all available. Order forms due April 26.
Spring Sailing starts Saturday April 6th - June 8th. Beginner and experienced sailors welcome! Interested in sailing, or any questions - contact Christine Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications - on our website under Parkland Marine Academy.
LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL & COMMUNITY LIVING RESOURCE FAMILY FAIR 2019 - SATURDAY APRIL 6 @ Royal Oak Middle School Gym; 11:30 to 3:30 p.m. This is a chance for community to network with current service providers to find out what supports and services are provided in our area.
10TH ANNUAL OPENING OF STUDIO 63 - Saanichton / VIU teaching salon - TUESDAY APRIL 9 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. - stay for a free haircut, style or scalp massage! 1649 Mount Newton X Road - see you there!
METAL RECYCLE BIN AT PARKLAND - DONATIONS WELCOME; ALL PROCEEDS TO ATHLETIC PROGRAMS! Bin until end of April.
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 Hill, phone 250-475-5557.
FREE SUMMER SAILING BERTH COMPETITION: SALTS tall ship sailing competition open for video entry. See posters @ Career Centre, office foyer boards. DEADLINE: April 12, 2019.
OCEAN LITERACY LEADERSHIP CAMP FOR YOUNG WOMEN: Hornby Island, from July 14 to 19. Learn more: tribunebayoutdoored.ca
PAC Volunteer Opportunities: Parents / Guardians - to volunteer, please contact us at: email@example.com
BAGEL BREAKFAST: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday a.m., before school, @ the 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:
BEACON COMMUNITY SERVICES offers up to 4 scholarships of $1500 each to graduating students who show dedication to 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 GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS:
SHORT MEETING TODAY AT LUNCH - Wednesday April 3 - FOR ALL JUNIOR AND SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM MEMBERS - 10 minutes in Career Centre. See you there!
CONGRATULATIONS TO JOSEPH BOND and CAITLIN GAULT for being selected to play in the Island Seniors All Star Basketball Games this coming Saturday April 6th at Spectrum Secondary! The boys games goes at 3:30 p.m., and the girls game goes at 5:15 p.m.. Come on out to cheer them on if you can make it!
Intramural Soccer begins at lunch in the gym. Check the gym for the schedule.
BOYS AND GIRLS RUGBY PRACTICES - after school Tuesday and Thursdays.
SENIOR GIRLS SOCCER HOME GAME versus LAMBRICK: THURDAY APRIL 4, 3:34 P.M. @ Blue Heron field.
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
AMAZING NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR FIRST NATIONS STUDENTS and others to STUDY AND WORK IN FORESTRY through scholarship program and tuition coverage through the B.C. FIRST NATIONS FORESTRY COUNCIL. Forestry technician, trades training, forestry management, forestry business - all lead to a great career. See Ms. McNamee for details!
INTERNATIONAL ABORIGINAL YOUTH INTERNSHIP - work in community development, field work, forest conservation, international relations - all through the JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE OF CANADA, Global Affairs Canada. 2019 Youth Internship in UGANDA, AFRICA now open! See Ms. McNamee for details, and to make an application
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR PARKLAND STUDENTS who participated in the Regional Skills Canada Competitions @ Camosun in March. Our students did so well that PARKLAND FINISHED WITH BRONZE OVERALL MEDAL for third most medals in the competitions.
Congrats to: GOLD Kai Erfle in Graphic Design; SILVER Gurvir Bairwan and Brennan Williams, in Joinery and Carpentry respectively; BRONZE Addison McDonald in Joinery, and Marl Napaguage in Auto Mechanics; Qw'a'ii'si Modeste in Welding. The three other Parkland competitors were: Alexic Rodgrigues and Patrick Wilson in Joinery, and Dawson Valgardson in Welding - awesome showing, everyone!
KAI ERFLE will represent Parkland and the Lower Island at Skills BC in Abbotsford in April - good luck, KAI! We are so proud of you!
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!
Special events, JOB TRAINING, FIRST AID:
WANT TO BE A DOCTOR? attend ISLAND MEDICAL PROGRAM HIGH SCHOOL INFO SESSION - @ UVIC, Medical Sciences Building, Room 150, TUESDAY May 7, 2019 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Find out how to earn your MD at UVIC and speak with current med students.
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.
Intro to FACE PAINTING: May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ Shoal Centre. See Ms. McNamee for registration.
SAVE ON FOODS IS HIRING! Get a jump on your search for a summer job! See Ms. McNamee ASAP!
VARIOUS YARDWORK & GARDENING JOBS OPEN: Cooper Ridge Drive;Malaview Avenue; Mills Road. $15 per hour. See Ms. McNamee!
Keating Coffee - Looking for a part time worker. See Ms. McNamee if you are interested!!
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.
CONFERENCES, PROGRAMS, SPECIAL INTEREST!
SALISH SEA SCIENCE PROGRAM @ Tribune Bay, April 26 to 28, 2019, students grades 10 to 12; rope courses, kayaking, intertidal study. See Ms. McNamee for details.
NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
BRENTWOOD BAY ELEMENTARY: annual spring fundraiser - May 18, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - volunteers to help with games, inflatables, and face painting.
OPEN AIR LIBRARY IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: 3 hours per day, Tuesdays, during July and August, from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. each Tuesday. This free program encourages reading, sharing ideas, books and literacy-related resources in a relaxed and accessible outdoor space for all ages. See Ms. McNamee for more details, and to make your summer volunteer commitment.
TUTORIALS & COURSE WORK ASSISTANCE - ACADEMIC SUPPORT
1. TUTORIALS IN LEARNING CENTRE, ROOM 204: SUPERVISED TUTORIAL IS AVAILABLE daily after school, TO CATCH UP ON SCHOOL WORK, & TO WRITE 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: 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.
MAIN DISHES: Lasagna & Garlic Bread - Fried Rice - Chicken Pot Pie - Hot Dogs - Veggie Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICH: Veggies & Dip - Broccoli Buffet Salad - Clubhouse Sandwich - Pepperoni Cheese Sticks
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Hal's Orange Date Muffins - Mint Brownies - Peanut Butter Cookies
Note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, see front office.