Tuesday May 14, 2019: message to teachers - please read important news to B Block classes***
***PARKLAND SPRING FOOD DRIVE THIS WEEK ONLY: please bring your contribution of goods or cash in for Spring Food Drive!
*** REMINDER ALL GRADS: check grad board ensure all your paperwork is 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 BEFORE YOUR GRAD ASSEMBLY. 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.
FRIDAY MAY 17 - ALTERED BELL SCHEDULE DAY for SPIRIT ASSEMBLY; PAC BBQ LUNCH FOR ALL STUDENTS!
GRAD ASSEMBLY - FRIDAY MAY 17 - BLOCK C. This is an important assembly for all grads. Please be sure to attend!
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!
MONDAY MAY 20 - VICTORIA DAY STATUTORY HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL! Have a nice long weekend, see you at school Tuesday May 21!
***ALL GRADS: THIRD ANNUAL GRAD BOUTIQUE - FRIDAY MAY 24TH IN VICTORIA - boutique of formal attire including 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.
STUDIO 63 HAIRSTYLIST PROGRAM WILL VISIT PARKLAND: Tuesday May 28 for demos, updo's, hairstyle try-outs. Come down to the front foyer and see what they can do! Grad style examples welcome!
OCEAN LITERACY LEADERSHIP CAMP FOR YOUNG WOMEN: Hornby Island - July 14 to 19. Info: tribunebayoutdoored.ca
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: email@example.com.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Intramural Soccer @ LUNCH in the gym. Check the gym for the schedule.
TUESDAY MAY 14 - CUERVOS NEGROS SOLVEJES DE NUEVO TELEDO EN SIDNEY versus FAX
THURSDAY MAY 23 - ATTACK HELICOPTERS versus BRENNAN'S TEAM
CAREER CENTRE: SPECIAL EVENTS, TRAVEL, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS - see Ms. McNamee
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!
NEW JOB: DEAN PARK - two students needed for garden work, weeking - $15 per hour each! See Ms. McNamee for this one!
WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T HAVE A JOB??? Many jobs @ $ 15 per hour - find one in your neighbourhood! YARDWORK & GARDENING: Allbay Road; Malaview; Summergate; Fifth St.; Cooper Ridge Drive; Townsend Drive; Soumac Drive; Bluebell Place.
NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
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 !
BRENTWOOD FESTIVAL - JUNE 1, 2019 - FROM 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M. @ Pioneer Park - 4 students needed each shift; volunteers for this fun family event - artisans, concerns, farm stands, children's activities, face painting and crafts. See Ms. McNamee for details.
STEP UP YOUTH PROGRAM: DEADLINE TO APPLY JUNE 30, 2019. Volunteer opportunities in various healthcare settings - learn about Island Health's C.A.R.E. values, policies, patient-centred care. Interview in July, train in August, for September to April volunteer position. Volunteer opportunities in leadership roles, across Vancouver Island - @ Royal Jubilee, and Victoria General. Anyone interested in healthcare should apply!
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: BarBQ Pork Noodle Boxes - Filipino Chicken Adobo - Beef Soft Tacos
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Hot Dogs - Veggie Dogs - Veggies & Dip - BLT Bagels - Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Bowl
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Pina Colada Muffins - Sunny Lemon Squares - Cherry Almond Cheese Squares - Chocolate Chip Cookies
Note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, see front office.