Thursday June 6, 2019: message to teachers - please read important news to B Block classes***
***PARKLAND BAND YEAR-END CONCERT: TONIGHT Thursday June 6 @ 7 p.m.; Parkland Theatre. Entry by donation at the door!
***ALL STUDENTS: DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT PARKLAND SPIRIT WEAR before summer hits! Order forms at front office - pay and place your order - pick up at the end of the day!
*** WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENTS: Would the following students please see Ms. McNamee on Friday June 7 before the end of lunch to review your work experience status: LOGAN CHAD, RYAN EHRLICH, AYESAH GALANZA.
*** VERY IMPORTANT GRAD ASSEMBLY: FRIDAY JUNE 7 - BLOCK D in the gym. Rehearsing for grad - it is imperative all grads attend this assembly! If you have work, or other engagements, please plan ahead so you can be present at this grad assembly. After the grad assembly, grad guest forms will be available if you wish to bring a guest to the Dinner / Dance / Aftergrad.
ALL GRADS ARE REMINDED: MAKE YOUR POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION SELECTIONS (PSI) before July 12 to have your transcripts sent automatically to up to 25 institutions free of charge through the Ministry of Education. Please note: some entrance admission offers to college or university may be delayed or denied if you do not authorize release of your transcript data. Go to Ministry of Education website, student transcripts, and set up an account to complete your PSI selection, or to order transcripts. After six months of your high school graduation, students will be charged $10 per transcript, payable on the student transcripts service when ordering.
***PARKLAND SPRING DANCE SHOWCASE: Tickets are now on sale for spring dance showcase taking place: WEDNESDAY JUNE 12, 7 P.M., Parkland Theatre. Tickets are: $5 students, $7.50 adults. Available at Parkland office, or at the door. Hope to see you there!
***ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP FOR WORK EXPERIENCE IN THEIR SEPTEMBER 2019 TIMETABLES: please see Ms. McNamee before exam week starts, to discuss initiating your work experience for credit if you are working over the summer. It is very important that you set a start date with Ms. McNamee ASAP!
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.
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.
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: see Mr. Choo for further details.
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.
THURSDAY JUNE 6 - semis! - CHAZZLE DAZZLE versus ALYSSA MOONEY
TUESDAY JUNE 11 - semis! - TEACHERS versus CUERVOS NEGROS SOLVEJES DE NUEVO EN SIDNEY
ATHLETICS REPORT ON TRACK & FIELD B.C.'S COMPETITION IN KELOWNA:
Congratulations to the 3 Parkland Athletes who attended the B.C.'s in Track & Field. Cooper Langard, Alexis Van den Bulk and Taigo Okamoto shone on the big stage, and although none of them made it to top 8 finals, they had some personal bests, and represented Parkland so well!
Cooper Langard had a great Senior Boys 800 m race; finishing with a time of 2.02 which put him just out of finals, in 12th place. In the 1500 m race, it was very hot and dry, and Cooper finished with a time of 4.19.
Alexis Van den Bulk did fabulously in all 3 of her events as a Junior! She finished 12th in the 100 m, with a time of 12.14 - super happy about the time and the race! She can spin the discus far, and finished 13th overall with a throw of 23.86 m. In the 200 m, Alexis was 21st, which is an awesome finish!
Taiga Okamoto is the most graceful steeple chase runner! He finished 19th in B.C. in Senior Boys Steeple Chase with a time of 6:56!
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.
THRIFTY'S DELI IS HIRING - great summer job! See Ms. McNamee ASAP to get your application in! Many of our students work, or have worked at Thrifty's, some through high school and while at college or university; this job can fit your plans!
PENINSULA NEWS REVIEW IS HIRING CARRIERS: all Peninsula locations need coverage! Mondays and Fridays delivery each week; carriers bonuses and perks through the year. See Ms. McNamee for details.
GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING: $15 TO $20 PER HOUR - find a regular summer job in your neighbourhood! Opportunities on: Cooperidge Drive, Allbay Road, Townsend Drive, Patterson Road, White Birch Road, Sangster Way, Bradford Way, Treadwell Drive, Malaview Avenue, Oakville Avenue, 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:
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. ; various shifts available- 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!
JULY 1 - CANADA DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. - help the Lions Club serve pancakes and sausages to families before Canada Day Parade. Also, volunteers needed for Lunchbox in Iroquois Park for afternoon festivities. See Ms. McNamee for further details.
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: Chicken Quesadillas - Baron of Beef and Fries - Personalized Pizzas - Hot Dogs - Veggie Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies and Dip - Clubhouse Sandwich - Greek Salad
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Blueberry Bran Muffins - Cookies - Nanaimo Bars - 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.