Daily Announcements

Tuesday June 11, 2019

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Tuesday June 11, 2019
by Cathy Ford - Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 9:00 AM

Tuesday June 11,   2019:  message to teachers - please read important news to B Block classes***

***PARKLAND SPRING DANCE SHOWCASE: Tickets are now on sale for Parkland's 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. See you there!

 *** ATTENTION ALL ATHLETES: Please come to the GYM on Wednesday at lunch to pick up your FREE Banquet Ticket. The Athletic Banquet is Thursday June 13th, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

 *** INTERNATIONAL FAREWELL: Friday June 14th from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Theatre - all Parkland International students are encouraged to come, celebrate and say goodbye to those who will be leaving our school at the end of the school year!

 ***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!

CONGRATULATIONS TO PARKLAND'S INDIGENOUS GRADS who were celebrated at Mary Winspear this past Wednesday. It was great to see you honoured for all you have achieved over the course of your education - well done!

BIG THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO PARKLAND'S JAZZ AND CONCERT BANDS for their year-end performance this last Thursday. We have some very talented musicians at our school, and special thanks to Ms. Sousa for this year's achievements!

REMINDER TO ALL STUDENTS: EXAM SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE PARKLAND WEBSITE. If you  have a conflict with two exams scheduled at the same time, be sure to check in with the teachers from each class, as well as with Mr. Buckham, to come up with a plan to write of one of the conflicting tests at a different time.

Important Grad / Grad Parent Information:

- The After Grad parents are in need of volunteers for June 26 Grad After Grad event.

- Also with so much happening for our Grads on Grad Day here is a reminder to PLEASE REVIEW the itinerary for June 26.

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.

 ***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!

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.



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!



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: esurerus@telus.net.


Intramural Soccer @ LUNCH in the gym.    Check the gym for the schedule.


Congratulations to our Parkland SAILING TEAM who competed this past weekend at the Championship Regatta at Royal Victoria Yacht Club. The winds were great, which made for some close races. It was a great spring season of sailing! Way to go team - Ethan, Connor, Kate, Martin, Jack, Tristan, Sophia, Patrick, Jannis, Julian, Carla, Klara, Dylan, Lena and Michael!


GAME CHANGER: INTER-CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF GREATER VICTORIA offers an innnovative employment program - 8 weeks of essential employment preparation training - open to IMMIGRANT YOUNG ADULTS 18 to 24. For application details, 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.


DO YOU LIVE IN DEEP COVE? LOVE BOATS? New job cleaning yachts @ Deep Cove Marina - $15 per hour; 30 hours per week. See Ms. McNamee for details or contact larry@islandcruising.com.

SUMMER POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE AT FAIRMONT EMPRESS, downtown Victoria: Join the Turndown Attendant team - part-time job for the summer; 4 hour evening shifts; your job is to ensure GUEST ROOMS are comfortable, inviting and clean. Starting pay rate: $18.05 per hour WITH THREE MONTH INCREASES. Job involves room cleaning; bed-making; linen removal and replacement; dusting, vacuuming, record keeping; other duties as assigned. See Ms. McNamee for details for this excellent opportunity!

$50 for two hours - DJ WITH A BIG PERSONALITY needed for Tuesday June 25 for Grade 8 Farewell at North Saanich Middle School, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Three special dance events, and list of song requests required in the progra. See Ms. McNamee for info this week!

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.

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.


SAANICH PENINSULA HOSPITAL LOOKING FOR YOUTH VOLUNTEERS:  you would have oppportunity to volunteer in many different activities - youga, bingo, gardening, special events, mealtime, music, and much more! If you are interested in a career in the health care sector, this is a wonderful volunteer opportunity! See Ms. McNamee for further details.

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.


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: Hamburgers, Chicken Burgers, Veggie Burgers -  Chicken Enchiladas - Hot Dogs - Veggie Dogs

SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Bowl - Thai Chicken Wraps

BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Morning Glory Muffins - Squares - Oreo Cookie Cake - Cookies

Note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, see front office.