FRIDAY MAY 31, 2019: message to teachers - please read important news to B Block classes***School Bus registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open, click on the billboard on the Parkland website to register; OR LINK TO REGISTER, SD63 website, under Programs and Services, Transportation.
***IB STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS (both current and next year's cohort) are invited to a YEAR-END POTLUCK BBQ AND MEETING:
Monday June 3 @ 6 p.m., in the courtyard at Parkland, followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity to celebrate the completion of our first year of IB, and to share information and respond to questions. Please email email@example.com to confirm your attendance (veggie and meat burgers provided).
INTERNATIONAL YEAR-END CELEBRATION TUESDAY JUNE 4, 5:30 to 8 p.m.. International students please join us in celebrating students and host families! Sign up on INTERNATIONAL BOARD located outside Room 200.
GRAD CEREMONY TICKETS ON SALE. See Ms. Gribling at front office. REMINDER: you or your parents / guardians cannot purchase Grad Ceremony tickets until you are fully qualified for grad, all grad paperwork in, GT complete and all fees paid! SEE GRAD NOTICE BOARD FOR 2 SETS - updated SPREADSHEETS - (1) GT QUALIFICATION, (2) GRAD CEREMONY paperwork.
***BIKE TO WORK WEEK THIS WEEK - get involved! Sign your name on the board in foyer if you rode your bike to school.
PARKLAND GRAD CLASS 2019 FUNDRAISING:
Pick up SMILE CARD FOR THRIFTY FOODS at front office - 5% of your grocery order value donated to Grad Class 2019.
SIDNEY OPEN AIR LIBRARY: @ Iroquois Park, Sidney - Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - July 2, 9, 16, and August 6, 13, 20, 2019. Take one book home! Choose from a selection of books, relax on book blankets. Splash park, playground and skate park nearby!
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: 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: CLASS OF 2019 - Affinity Nails special offer for grads - manicures, newset, fills, gel polish, acrylic and gel nails - see grad board; call 778-677-3747.
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.
MONDAY JUNE 3 - ALYSSA MOONEY'S versus BRENNAN'S TEAM
TUESDAY JUNE 4 - TEACHERS versus ATTACK HELICOPTERS
THURSDAY JUNE 6 - semis!
PARKLAND TRACK & FIELD TEAM: Congrats and GOOD LUCK to our three athletes are at the B.C. Track & Field Championships May 30 and May 31 in Kelowna! ATHLETES WHO WILL PARTICIPATE - Cooper Langard, Taiga Okamoto, and Alexis Van Den Bulk. Many thanks to Ms. McNamee as SD 63 coach!
CAREER CENTRE: SPECIAL PROGRAMS, TRAVEL, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS - see Ms. McNamee
***WATT: WORKPLACE ALTERNATIVE TRADES TRAINING: FREE pre-apprenticeship Electrical Training Program - 3 weeks hands-on training, paid work experience, apprenticeship sponsorship, mentorship and support, breakfast and lunch provided on classroom days, basic toolkit and steel-toe boots available. Earn certificates, and prep for apprenticeship! See Ms. McNamee ASAP!
***ALL GRADE 9 STUDENTS: CAMOSUN COLLEGE IS OFFERING SIP - South Island Partnership - ONE WEEK SUMMER CAMPS THIS AUGUST at Interurban & Lansdowne, Monday to Friday, 9 to 3. Explore various trades & skills: ENTREPRENEURSHIP; SHEET METAL; SCIENCE; LIGHT TRUCK & TRANSPORT; CARPENTRY. Great fit for summer exploration of a career area or interest! See Ms. McNamee!
*** SKILLS READY SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE PROJECT - deadline June 16, 2019 - connect with seasonal work experience in the trades; enter training ground for the next generation of skilled workers in B.C.; proceed to an apprenticeship in CONSTRUCTION, MANUFACTURING, OR AUTOMOTIVE available in our area. See Ms. McNamee ASAP if interested in this amazing opportunity!
***B.C. REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS - SUMMER 2019 student employment - work for union contractors, benefit from pre-work training seminars and certificates. Great opportunity to sample full time summer work in the construction sector, mostly in commercial build settings. See Ms. MsNcamee ASAP to apply - first info meeting is June 12!
TEAC 105 EXPLORES FOUR TECHNOLOGIES - mechanical engineering, electronics, civil engineering, computer science - @ CAMOSUN INTERURBAN, FRIDAY AFTERNOONs. Hands-on activities, project-based learning! See Ms. McNamee for info.
***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.
GARDENING AND LANDSCAPOING: $15 TO $20 PER HOUR - find a regular summer job in your own neighbourhood! Opportunities on: Cooperidge Drive, Allbay Road, Townsend Drive, Patterson Road, White Birch Road, Sangster Way, Bradford Way, and others. See Ms. McNamee for further details.
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!
MOTHER'S HELPER: 3 afternoons per week, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; $13 to $15 per hour. Help with meal prep, tidying up. Great for student interested in Daycare / Early Childhood education career. Malaview in Sidney. See Ms. McNamee for further info.
NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
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 - inspiring youth event @ SHAW CENTRE FOR THE SALISH SEA - 5:30 TO 8:30 P.M. - Salish Sea Stewards Celebration. See Ms. McNamee - 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 -10 a.m. to 9 p.m. - 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. LEARNING SUPPORT IN LEARNING CENTRE, ROOM 204: SUPERVISED TUTORIAL IS AVAILABLE daily after school, TO CATCH UP ON SCHOOL WORK, & TO WRITE MISSED TESTS. note: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 3:10 to 4 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
2. TUTORIALS IN THE LEARNING COMMONS: Tutors are available every Wednesday and Friday after school.
3. AFTER SCHOOL FRENCH: Room 112, Wednesdays after school. Check room number.
4. AFTER SCHOOL MATH SUPPORT: Tuesday and Thursday from 3:10 to 4 p.m.; Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.; ROOM 201.
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 Platters & Tater Tots - Beef Tacos - French Toast & Sausage or Bacon - Hot Dogs - Veggie Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Grilled Turkey on Marble Rye - Fruit Salad
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins - Cake
Note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, see front office.