Wednesday May 8, 2019: message to teachers - please read important news to B Block classes***
Parent / Teacher interviews Thursday May 9 ~ 5:30 - 7:30, call the office for appointments 250 - 655 - 2719.
EARLY DISMISSAL: Thursday May 9 - for Parent / Teacher interviews - please note: school buses run at the usual time.
*** NOTICE TO GRADS: LAST FINAL ORDER FOR GRAD HOODIES is in - come to front office and pick up your GRAD HOODIE!
The Grad class is holding a SILENT AUCTION for a handmade "Mary Had a Little Lamb" quilt - come in to the school to place your bid or call the office.
*** REMINDER ALL GRADS: check the grad board to see if you have all your paperwork handed in, if not see Ms. Gribling in office asap.
*** REMINDER ALL GRADS: if you still have GRAD TRANSITIONS PAPERWORK to bring in, please do so this week. You are NOT QUALIFIED FOR GRADUATION until all the paperwork is in! If you did not complete the one page summary before your GT interview, extra copies are available at front office for your completion.
GRAD CLASS 2019 FUNDRAISING:
Pick up SMILE CARD FOR THRIFTY FOODS at Parkland office - 5% of your grocery order value is donated to Parkland Grad Class 2019.
NEW HORIZONS MISSION TO PLUTO AND BEYOND: free public talk - Dr. Kelsi Singer, of NASA'S NEW HORIZONS MISSION - Tuesday May 14, 7 p.m. @ Victoria Convention Centre, 720 Douglas St. Presented by National Research Council of Canada - WANT TO BECOME AN ASTRONAUT? A SCIENCE BRAIN DEDICATED TO EXPLORING THE SOLAR SYSTEM; PLUTO AND FURTHER? See you there!
***ALL GRADS: THIRD ANNUAL GRAD BOUTIQUE - FRIDAY MAY 24TH IN VICTORIA - boutique of formal attire inlcuding dresses, suits, jewellery, purse and shoes donated by greater Victoria community. Boutique open 10 to 4 on May 24th by appointment. Please contact: Ashley.Baur@gov.bc.ca or CarrieAnn.Crowley@gov.bc.ca.
OCEAN LITERACY LEADERSHIP CAMP FOR YOUNG WOMEN: Hornby Island - July 14 to 19. Info: 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:
*** BORROW 2019 GRAD OUTFIT FROM MAGIC WAND in Saanich: 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:
Intramural Soccer @ LUNCH in the gym. Check the gym for the schedule.
THURSDAY MAY 9 - FAX versus ATTACK HELICOPTERS
CAREER CENTRE: SPECIAL EVENTS, TRAVEL, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS - see Ms. McNamee
FREE CYBER SECURITY EVENT - MONDAY MAY 13 @ UVIC. Spring Board Student Conference at UVIC - free cybersecurity career and networking event. Open to all SD63 student looking for careers in information security.
Last call: ANY STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LATTITUDE PROGRAM - applications due by May 31 for GAP YEARS in International Exchange Program in summer 2019. See Ms. McNamee for promo code discount on program fees, apps.
OPPORTUNITY FOR FIRST NATIONS STUDENTS and others to STUDY AND WORK IN FORESTRY through scholarship program and tuition coverage. Forestry technician, management, business - all lead to a great career. See Ms. McNamee!
INTERNATIONAL ABORIGINAL YOUTH INTERNSHIP - community development, field work, forest conservation, international relations - through JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE OF CANADA. Work in UGANDA, AFRICA! See Ms. McNamee.
Special events, JOB TRAINING, FIRST AID:
SD 61 SPECIAL COURSES FOR SUMMER - July and August in: GRAPHIC DESIGN; TALE PROGRAM - Westcoast Adventure College - TOURISM and LEADERSHIP EXPLORATION. Credit and job prep programs - see Ms. McNamee for details.
MARINER'S PIZZA: looking for front end staff at local pizza shop. See Ms. McNamee for details.
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??? Many jobs @ $ 15 per hour - find one in your neighbourhood! YARDWORK & GARDENING: Fifth St.; Elderberry Way; Cooper Ridge Drive; Townsend Drive; Soumac Drive; Bluebell Place.
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.
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.
VOLUNTEER 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 !
OPEN AIR LIBRARY IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: 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 relaxed, accessible outdoor space for all ages. See Ms. McNamee for details, and to make your summer volunteer commitment.
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.
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: Breakfast Platter & Tater Tots - Beef Soft Tacos - French Toast & Sausage or Bacon
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Hot Dogs - Veggie Dogs - Veggies & Dip - Grilled Turkey on Marble Rye - Hummas & Naan
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Fruit Salad - Raspberry Filled Cinnamon Muffins - Black Forest Cake - Chocolate Chip Cookies
Note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, see front office.