TUESDAY APRIL 16, 2019:
AUDITIONS THIS WEEK: Parkland's 2019 SHOWCASE has arrived! It will take place Thursday May 2 in the evening in the Parkland Theatre. If you want your work and/or talent showcased, audition dates are: 16th, at lunch, in the theatre. Submissions can include comedy sketches, drama performances, singing, dancing, visual arts, music, etc! ALL TALENTS ARE WELCOME, but please make sure your act is school appropriate! For further info, contact Cameron Bolduc, Cathy Fu, Ms. Thompson, or Ms. Frith.
IN ADDITION TO THE TOONIE DRIVE: Student council is collecting clothing and other essential products in the foyer until the end of April. The products will be donated to Threshold Housing Society for the homeless youth in Victoria. All donations are greatly appreciated but there is currently a higher demand for kitchenware. Donors will receive an Easter chocolate for their generosity.
Important Yearbook meeting today at lunch, and Wednesday after school in Lab103B. See you there!
AUDITIONS FOR UPCOMING BROADWAY MUSICAL FEATURING THE SONGS OF ABBA - Mary Winspear Centre and Peninsula Players are holding auditions: April 18. STUDENTS WELCOME! Send the director an email: email@example.com.
FINAL DAYS TO GET YOUR YEARBOOK! A great way to look back at your high school memories! Last day to order your yearbook - Thursday April 18. Students can check the order list in the front foyer to see if they still need to place order.
GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER MONDAY - Friday April 19 and Monday April 22 are STAT HOLIDAY days - no school. Have a wonderful long weekend! Monday April 22 is also EARTH DAY - plant some lettuce and petunias!
METAL RECYCLE BIN AT PARKLAND - DONATIONS WELCOME; PROCEEDS TO ATHLETIC PROGRAMS! Bin TO 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!
GRAD CLASS 2019 FUNDRAISING: pick up SMILE CARD FOR THRIFTY FOODS at Parkland office - 5% of your grocery order value is donated to Parkland. 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Application forms for the Parkland Internal Scholarships are now available from Mr. Choo. The deadline is Friday May 5th so either email or meet with Mr. Choo in the next few days to find out how you qualify for up to $1500. Most of these scholarships are for accomplishments in non-academic areas including sports, fine arts, trades, second languages and community service. Mr. Choo will host a meeting on Tuesday at lunchtime in Mr. Roome's math classroom to clarify the application process. These scholarships are only for Canadian students.
BEACON COMMUNITY SERVICES offers up to 4 scholarships of $1500 each to graduating students who show dedication to community service / volunteerism. Applications due: May 1, 2019. See Career Centre board for web address.
BORROW 2019 GRAD OUTFIT FROM MAGIC WAND: Dresses, suits, tuxedos, shoes & accessories. Any student eligible; eco-friendly & inexpensive alternatives for female & male students. APPOINTMENTS - email: email@example.com.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Track and Field Meeting at lunch Tuesday in Career Centre.
Intramural Soccer @ LUNCH in the gym. Check the gym for the schedule.
JUNIOR BOYS RUGBY HOME GAME: TUESDAY APRIL 16 @ 3:45 p.m.
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
CAREER FAIR: APRIL 29, 2019 - EMPRESS HOTEL downtown Victoria. All positions open - fair from 3 to 6 p.m.
AMAZING NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR FIRST NATIONS STUDENTS and others to STUDY AND WORK IN FORESTRY through scholarship program and tuition coverage. Forestry technician, forestry management, forestry business - all lead to a great career. See Ms. McNamee!
INTERNATIONAL ABORIGINAL YOUTH INTERNSHIP - work in community development, field work, forest conservation, international relations - through JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE OF CANADA. 2019 Youth Internship in UGANDA, AFRICA now open! See Ms. McNamee.
Special events, JOB TRAINING, FIRST AID:
SCHOOL DISTRICT 61 IS OFFERING SPECIAL COURSES FOR SUMMER - July and August in: GRAPHIC DESIGN; TALE PROGRAM - Westcoast Adventure College - TOURISM and LEADERSHIP EXPLORATION. These are credit and job prep programs - see Ms. McNamee for details, exact dates, applications.
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.
Intro to FACE PAINTING: May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ Shoal Centre. FREE FUN HANDS-ON WORKSHOP! See Ms. McNamee!
MARINER'S PIZZA: looking for front end staff at local pizza shop. See Ms. McNamee for details.
EXCALIBRE GLASS: Excellent job for anyone interested in trades, willing to work hard! See Ms. McNamee or Mr. Caddell ASAP!
SAVE ON FOODS IS HIRING! Get a jump on your search for a summer job! See Ms. McNamee ASAP!
SIDNEY / NORTH SAANICH LIBRARY: library page position; 8 to 10 hours per week, after-school, evenings and weekends. Looking for outgoing, organized, efficient individuals to join the library team. See Ms. McNamee for further information.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T HAVE A JOB??? There are so many jobs open @ $ 15 per hour - find one in your own neighbourhood! VARIOUS YARDWORK & GARDENING: AllBay Road; Fifth Street; Emily Carr Drive; Cooper Ridge Drive; Malaview Avenue; Mills Road.
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:
SALISH SEA LANTERN FESTIVAL: held in mid-August - many support volunteers needed to assist with lantern-making, distribution of posters, and more. See Ms. McNamee for details.
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.
SIDNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SPRING FLING - May 24, 2019 - 5 to 8 p.m. - volunteers needed for school community event. See Ms. McNamee for further information, and shift availability times.
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. 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 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: Perogies & Sausage - Baked Spaghetti - Thai Chicken Wraps - Hot Dogs - Veggie Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - Rustic Turkey on Ciabatta Bun
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins- Squares - Oreo Cake
Note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, see front office.