Wednesday April 24, 2019, 2019: please read important news to B Block classes***
IT'S EARTH WEEK AT PARKLAND! Today WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 at lunch , everyone is welcome to come out to the garden to help plant a tree and clean up the space! Also at lunch: Geography students will have a display about ocean plastic pollution in the front foyer, and Geography students are also collecting clothing donations to support youth in need.
THURSDAY APRIL 25 - Have you ever though about your connection to the planet? Today, two Parkland classes are heading out to clean up a local beach. What's one action you could take today? Continuing at lunch: Geography students have created a display about plastic pollution. Also, continuing - clothing collection for youth in need. How can you reduce the amount of plastic in your life?
*** REMINDER ALL GRADS: your GRAD PACKAGES are due this Friday April 26 - be sure to get them in on time so your graduation can be organized for everyone!
FRIDAY APRIL 26 - Happy EARTH WEEK PARKLAND! Free salad from the Parkland garden in the front foyer at lunch! Any extra will be donated to the Sidney Lions Food Bank. Thank you to every student and teacher helping in the garden this year. Today is the last day for any clothing collection as well!
IN ADDITION TO THE TOONIE DRIVE: Student council is collecting clothing and other essentials in the foyer until end of April. Donations will be made to Threshold Housing Society for the homeless youth in Victoria. All donations are greatly appreciated but there is currently a higher demand for kitchenware.
METAL RECYCLE BIN AT PARKLAND - DONATIONS WELCOME; PROCEEDS TO ATHLETIC PROGRAMS! Bin TO end of April.
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: 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:
Application forms for Parkland Internal Scholarships are now available from Mr. Choo. Deadline: Friday May 5th! 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 sports, fine arts, trades, second languages and community service. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS:
*** TRACK & FIELD - meeting WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 @ lunch in Ms. Mac's office. Lots of events this week! Relays! See you there!
Intramural Soccer @ LUNCH in the gym. Check the gym for the schedule.
*** WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 - ALYSSA MOONEY'S versus FAX
Thursday April 25 - SENIOR GIRLS SOCCER HOME GAME @ 3:45 p.m., Blue Heron Park.
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.
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.
VOLUTEER FOR CULTURE DAY 2019 - Victoria Multi-cultural Association looking for student volunteers for Culture Day, Saturday May 25. Celebrate multi-culturalism with performances and food from different countries. See Ms. McNamee for further info and applications.
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: Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers, Chicken Burgers & Fries - Veggie Poutine - Chicken Quesadillas & Veggie
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Hot Dogs - Veggie Dogs - Veggies & Dip - Clubhouse Sandwiches
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Morning Glory Muffins - Mint Chocolate 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.