Friday June 14, 2019: message to teachers - please read important news to B Block classes***
*** ALL GRADS: GRAD GUEST FORMS ARE DUE IN TODAY FRIDAY JUNE 14 - DON'T BE LATE!
*** INTERNATIONAL FAREWELL: TODAY 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!
BIG THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS for our Parkland Dance Showcase performers Wednesday night, including the great hiphop number, and dancers from North Saanich Middle School! A great tradition, and a wonderful show!
***ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP FOR WORK EXPERIENCE IN THEIR SEPTEMBER 2019 TIMETABLES: please see Ms. McNamee ASAP, to discuss initiating your work experience for credit if you are working over the summer.
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. ALSO - BRING A SNACK! Cafeteria is closed exam week.
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.
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.
ALL GRADS: Have you got your GRAD CEREMONY TICKETS? If not, why not? 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.
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.
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.
ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA offering $100 discount for three sessions next school year. The themes are: (1) Sport and Fitness - August 25; (2) Science & Ecology - September 1; (3) Law & Our Justice System - September 8. Regular cost before discount is $750 which includes travel from Victoria, accommodation, food and activities. A great opportunity for any student wishing to visit Ottawa for a week of fun and education. See Mr. Choo for information and access code.
DUE: SUNDAY JUNE 30, 2019 - CONSTABLE SARAH BECKETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($2000) - prospective law enforcement career.
DUE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 - SAANICH PENINSULA HOSPITAL AUXILIARY BURSARY ($2500) - healthcare as a profession.
ALL GRADS: CLASS OF 2019 - Affinity Nails special offer - manicures, fills, polish, acrylic & gel nails - see grad board; call 778-677-3747.
BORROW 2019 GRAD OUTFIT FROM MAGIC WAND in Saanich: Dresses, suits, tuxedos, shoes & accessories; eco-friendly & inexpensive alternatives for female & male students. APPOINTMENTS - email: email@example.com.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS: TBA
CAREER CENTRE: SPECIAL PROGRAMS, TRAVEL, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS - see Ms. McNamee
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 - 3 weeks hands-on training, paid work, sponsorship, mentorship, 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 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!
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.
ISLAND PRECISION MANUFACTURING: offers entry level jobs for production workers interested in wood manufacturing or construction trades. Training in safe, clean, respectful environment, to support someone with the motivation to go far in this industry. Student employees could be included in: material handling, finishing, assembly, custom cabinetry. Starting wage: $16 per hour, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; overtime sometimes required. Summer, and full-time positions available; apprenticeships for right candidates. See Ms. McNamee ASAP for this exceptional opportunity!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
SAANICH PENINSULA HOSPITAL LOOKING FOR YOUTH VOLUNTEERS: volunteer for many different activities - yoga, bingo, gardening, special events, mealtime, music, and much more! If you are interested in a health care career, this is a wonderful volunteer opportunity! See Ms. McNamee for further details.
STEP UP YOUTH PROGRAM: DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2019. Volunteer 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 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.
PARKLAND CAFETERIA: please note: CAFETERIA CLOSES - LAST DAY - FRIDAY JUNE 14!
MAIN DISHES: Breakfast Platters & Tater Tots - Beef Soft Tacos - French Toast & Sausage or Bacon - Hot Dogs - Veggie Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: BLT Bagels - Fruit Salad
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Chocolate Chip Espresso - Cinnamon Buns - Cake
Note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, see front office.