Thursday May 23, 2019: message to teachers - please read important news to B Block classes***
***GRAD CEREMONY TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE. See Ms. Gribling at the front office. REMINDER: you or your parents / guardians cannot purchase Grad Ceremony tickets until you are fully qualified for grad, all your grad paperwork is in, GT complete and your all fees have been paid! SEE GRAD NOTICE BOARD FOR TWO SETS OF SPREADSHEETS - (1) GT QUALIFICATION, and (2) GRAD CEREMONY paperwork.
***THURSDAY MAY 23 - INTERNATIONAL PIZZA LUNCH MEETING - at lunch in the theatre. Be there!
FRIDAY MAY 24 - GSA MEETING @ lunch - usual place!
FRIDAY MAY 24 - SIGN LANGUAGE MEETING @ lunch - usual classroom!
FRIDAY MAY 24 - DAY OF SILENCE.
FRIDAY MAY 24 - MOVIE IN PARKLAND THEATRE; 2:15 p.m. free admission. Popcorn $2.00
7TH ANNUAL SIDFEST: FRIDAY MAY 24, 2019 @ MARY WINSPEAR CENTRE - tickets $10 available from Parkland school office, or any of the musicians. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30. THIS SHOW SELLS OUT - get your tickets early! Musicians this year include: BANKES BROTHERS, BLISH, MADRONA DRIVE, MANGO PARADE, ALEXIS VAN DEN BULK; SLOW DAYS; CLAYTON HARRIS; NICOLE GLOVER. All proceeds go to the SAANICH PENINSULA YOUTH HEALTH CLINIC!
BIKE TO WORK WEEK BEGINS: Monday May 27 - get involved! See Ms. Griblng at the front office.
MONDAY MAY 27 - CANADIAN NAVY RECRUITMENT BUS visits Parkland all day - take a tour and explore this exciting and challenging career - many different paths toward education, service, special training. See Ms. McNamee for more info.
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!
Thursday May 30 - SAANICH VOCAL MUSIC SHOWCASE - 7 p.m. @ CLAREMONT SECONDARY SCHOOL.
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.
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:
DEADLINE: FRIDAY MAY 24, 2019 - CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA SCHOLARSHIP - 300 TO 500 word essay discussing your interest in Canadian politics, policy and citizenship.
DEADLINE: THURSDAY MAY 30, 2019 - CLEAN ENERGY STUDENT SCHOLARHSHIP ($1000) - 500 work response to "Why is clean energy important to me as a young person in B.C.?"
DEADLINE: SUNDAY JUNE 30, 2019 - CONSTABLE SARAH BECKETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($2000) - prospective law enforcement career plans.
DEADLINE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 - SAANICH PENINSULA HOSPITAL AUXILIARY BURSARY ($2500) - students choosing healthcare as a profession may apply.
***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.
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 23 - ATTACK HELICOPTERS versus BRENNAN'S TEAM
CONGRATULATIONS to the Parkland Sailing Team who competed in the Discovery Cup Regatta last weekend at Royal Victoria Yacht Club. The next regatta is SATURDAY JUNE 8 at Royal Victoria Yacht Club. Parkland has 7 international students in sailing this season, along with 7 more for a team of 14! Watch for team photos on the school t.v. screen!
PARKLAND TRACK & FIELD TEAM RESULTS: our small team has lots of talent, and heart! Results at the Island Championships were fantastic! Six students will be going to the B.C. Track & Field Championships at the end of May in Kelowna to represent Parkland! Congratulations to the following students for their dedication and achievements: Cooper Langard, Taiga Okamoto, Carlos Flores Troncoso, Alexis Van Den Bulk, Blanca Ros Moreno, Jaylyn Wolfe, Gaby Fernandez, Jose Ballenza Villanueva! and many thanks to Ms. McNamee as coach, and Ms. Beaucamp, assistance.
CAREER CENTRE: SPECIAL EVENTS, TRAVEL, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS - see Ms. McNamee
TEAC 105 EXPLORES FOUR TECHNOLOGIES - mechanical engineering, electronics, civil engineering, computer science - course takes place @ CAMOSUN INTERURBAN, FRIDAY AFTERNOONs. Hands-on activities, and project-based learning! See Ms. McNamee if interested. Start dates: September and February each year: 3 hours per week, for 13 weeks.
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.
MIKE GERIC CONSTRUCTION: general labourer needed for local contractor - see Career Centre board for details - great summer job which could lead to educational and full-time employment opportunities. See Ms. McNamee for further info!
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, weeding - $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 , up to $25 per hour - make this your regular summer job! You can find one in your neighbourhood! YARDWORK & GARDENING: Allbay Road; Malaview; White Birch Road; Cooper Ridge Drive; Townsend Drive; Patterson Road; Soumac Drive; Bluebell Place.
NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
SIDNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SPRING FLING - Friday 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 - SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2019 - FROM 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M. @ Pioneer Park - 4 students needed each shift; volunteers for fun family event - artisans, concerts, farm stands, children's activities, face painting and crafts. See Ms. McNamee for details.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 - RAINCOAST CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - special inspiring youth event @ SHAW CENTRE FOR THE SALISH SEA - 5:30 TO 8:30 P.M. - Salish Sea Stewards Celebration. See Ms. McNamee to get involved as a youth volunteer!
KELSET ELEMENTARY SPRING FUNDRAISER: FRIDAY JUNE 7 - volunteers needed for carnival games, face painting, craft tables, ticket booths and more. Fair runs 5 to 8 p.m., set up and clean up crews also needed. See Ms. McNamee to volunteer.
TOWN OF SIDNEY COMIC CON - SUNDAY JUNE 9 - volunteers needed for front door, games room, cosplay contest, set up and take down - orientation, volunteer ID, lunch or dinner provided - see Ms. McNamee to sign up!
STEP UP YOUTH PROGRAM: DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2019. Volunteer opportunities in 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 position. Leadership roles, Vancouver Island - @ Royal Jubilee, Victoria General. Anyone interested in healthcare should apply!
ENGINEERING FOR KIDS - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES from July 2 to August 30 - summer camps for kids interested in science, engineering, math or technology - enjoy hands-on, building minecraft / lego robotics / 3D design. See Ms. McNamee for on-line application and engineering for kids website. Camps at: Saanich Commonwealth Pool; Panorama Recreation.
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: Baron of Beef and Fries - Baked Spaghetti - Fried Rice - Hot Dogs - Veggie Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - Clubhouse Sandwich - Sue's Pasta with Greek Seasoning
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - Cookies - Brownies - Peanut Chocolate Mud Pie
Note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, see front office.