PARKLAND DAILY NEWS: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2019: - send in your info, notice of clubs, meetings, special events
***ALL STUDENTS: please TURN IN YOUR BROWN START-UP ENVELOPES with all the forms completed. This is very important for entering your current information into our students records system, and for your student email sign-up!
*** REMINDER TO ALL LEADERSHIP STUDENTS: we will be meeting every Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch in the theatre. If you are unable to attend class for some unavoidable reason, please talk to Mr. Mickelson or Mr. Frith to find out what you missed.
***This week's CROSS COUNTRY PRACTICES will be Wednesday and Friday after school from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Please meet on the track ready to run! Students who want to be part of the team but cannot make practice this week need to check in with Ms. Dibblee.
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: The first Dungeons and Dragons Club meeting will be tomorrow after school in room 200.
*** ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: DEADLINE for Camp Quanoes trip is Thursday, September 19. Bring your application to Ms. McKinney in Counselling if you want to to sign up, space is limited.
*** UVIC ADVISOR VISITING PARKLAND: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH - UVIC advisor is coming to provide information about programs and admission. All students are welcome, but Grade 11's and 12's, in particular, are encouraged to attend the lunch break meeting in Room 104.
***THE ONE-WEEK JOB PROJECT with SEAN AIKEN - 1 man, 1 year, 52 jobs - an exciting careers presentation, TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2019, BLOCK B! Be sure to attend!
*** Are you interested in computers? Do you like technology? Come join the Parkland Tech Club. We meet Thursdays at lunch in the Library. Come see Mr. Mueller in the library if you'd like to join.
BIG BIG NEWS: METAL RECYCLING BIN HAS RETURNED TO PARKLAND! Please spread the word about this fundraiser for Parkland's athletic programs. All metal donations welcome, and can be dropped off in the bin the second parking lot at Parkland.
Teens looking for an interesting volunteer opportunity are invited to join the Sidney / North Saanich Library Teen Council. Work on special library and community projects, meet other teens, have fun, boost your resume, and earn volunteer hours. For more information, please contact Mr. Mueller or Jadzia in the Library.
ANYONE WHO HAS LOST A LOVELY new WATERBOTTLE, please come to the front office to identify and claim.
ASL SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB - No experience necessary! Sign Language club meets every Friday at Lunch - come out and learn sign language, and make some new friends! Meetings take place in Room 206.
STUDENTS ARE OFFERED 50% OFF FIRST HAIR CUT AT LOCAL SALON: book with Annabelle or Shiori, amazing stylists. Shiori is a new stylist from Japan - and welcomes any opportunity to speak Japanese! Not only 50% off first hair cut for new clients, but 25% off second, and 15% off the third. Many thanks to this local business for its support of our student population! Contact: FOCUS HAIR DESIGN.
PLEASE REMIND ALL STUDENTS THAT THE DAILY NEWS is PRINTED, POSTED, next to front office on ANNOUNCEMENTS BULLETIN BOARD. Check here for meetings, deadlines, room numbers of special meetings and events.
DANCE CLUB: all students interested in, or signed up for DANCE CLUB, who may have missed the first meeting, please contact
Ms. Frith, or Norah Spence, to join!
SAILING @ PARKLAND: Sailing is starting soon. If you are interested in sailing, but missed the first meeting, please see Ms. Bennett in the front office. All levels of sailing welcome!
ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS: if you need any BINDERS for your school year and course work start-up, please come to the front office. We have a large quantity of AS NEW BINDERS to help with your organization!
ALL STUDENTS: ORDER PARKLAND SPIRIT WEAR! Forms at front office - pay to place your order - pick up end of the day!
ALL 2019 GRADS: transcripts ARE NO LONGER BE MAILED FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION. Graduated students must go on-line and log on to: Student Transcripts Service TO ORDER GRAD TRANSCRIPT. All 2019 Grads may pick up their GRADUATION CERTIFICATE and GRAD CLASS PHOTO from the Parkland school office, in person, please!
BAGEL BREAKFAST: re-opening soon - Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday a.m., before school, @ BLUE TABLES, 25 cents!
MEZZANINE USE: YEAR ROUND - ALL STUDENTS - for use of MEZZANINE - Please INQUIRE WITH P.E. teachers.
ALL GRADS: SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND GRAD INFORMATION: email Mr. Choo for further details.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS: TBA
*** REMINDER TO INTRAMURAL STUDENTS: there is a meeting for all intramural students, Thursday September 19 at lunch, in the gym.
*** Any girls - JUNIOR AND SENIOR - INTERESTED IN PLAYING GIRLS BASKETBALL THIS YEAR, please see Ms. Gribling in front office.
CAREER CENTRE: SPECIAL PROGRAMS, TRAVEL, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS - email Ms. McNamee!
*** ANY STUDENTS WHO currently have a JOB, come see Ms. McNamee regarding enrolling in Work Experience courses!
TEAC 105 EXPLORES FOUR TECHNOLOGIES - mechanical engineering, electronics, civil engineering, computer science - @ CAMOSUN INTERURBAN, FRIDAY AFTERNOONS. Hands-on activities, project-based learning!
NEW JOBS: make an application on your own for a great part-time job!
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ELECTIONS CANADA: work Election Day Monday October 21, as well as opportunity for Advance Poll shifts, over the four day Thanksgiving weekend, October 11 to 14. Students with the following attributes should apply: literacy skills, interpersonal skills and patience, excellent attention to detail, ability to follow directions and learn quickly. Must also have basic math skills, and be willing work long das, perform repetitive tasks, and serve electors with disabilities. Must be Canadian citizens and be of at least 16 years of age. Call Recruitment Officer, Saanich Gulf Islands, ELECTIONS CANADA 1-866-546-7620 FOR APPLICATION FORMS, AND APPLICATION PROCESS. Also, see Ms. McNamee for further details.
GREAT JOB AT WESTWIND HARDWOOD: clean up, after school hours, start at minimum wage. Clean lumber shop, assist with sorting lumber, assist on machines. Great for Joinery or Carpentry student. Ideal if you have a spare in Block 4. Apply in person with resume.
Current workers are from Parkland Stelly's - this is a great Peninsula company! See Ms. McNamee for information.
TEMPORARY PART-TIME OFFICE ADMINISTRATION JOB OPEN: Arbutus Grove Nursery family owned and operated nursery - expanding team to include temporary part-time office administrator and payroll assistant. Work 8 to 15 hours per week, from October to March. Duties include: data entry, compiling reports, scheduling, taking meeting minutes, filing, scanning and other duties. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Access, PowerPoint and Publisher. Wages: $13.85 per hour to $15.85 per hour, based on experience. Submit cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com.
JOIN THE CO-OP TEAM: McDonald Park Gas Centre is looked for new staff. Apply on line: www.peninsulaco-op.com. Full-time job posting and part-time shifts may also be available.
LOCAL DENTAL OFFICE HIRING JUNIOR OFFICE ASSISTANT: Monday to Friday, 2 to 3 hours after school - sterilizing dental instruments, clerical duties, basic clean-up. Must be trustworthy, dependable, with character references. Interested students, please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org, add JOB ASSISTANT to subject line.
GARDENING AND GENERAL MAINTENANCE JOBS: North Saanich, Birch Road; Sidney, Shore Acres; Sidney, Amherst Avenue; Sidney, 5th Street - plant watering, moving gravel, dash cam install, clear garage - variety of tasks. See Ms. McNamee for details.
NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
SAANICH PENINSULA HOSPITAL LOOKING FOR YOUTH VOLUNTEERS: many different activities - yoga, bingo, gardening, special events, mealtime, music, and much more! If you are interested in health care, this is a wonderful opportunity!
TRAINING AND SPECIAL COURSES OFFERED:
FOOD SAFE LEVEL ONE: Friday October 25th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - $50 - useful certification for anyone working in the food service, food retails, or food processing industries. Learn how to handle food safely. Sign up early - this course usually fills up!
ALERT FIRST AID WITH CPR AND AED: Saturday November 22; from 8:30 to 4 p,m.; fun and interactive course give training in reacting and improvising time priority, lie threatening emergencies. Covers all aspects of first aid. Sign up early - this course fills fast!
TUTORIALS & COURSE WORK ASSISTANCE - ACADEMIC SUPPORT
1. AFTER SCHOOL TUTORIAL - for making up tests and assignments: Monday / Tuesday / Thursday from 3:30 to 4 p.m. (Room 204)
2. AFTER SCHOOL MATH HELP CENTRE - for extra math help (any level): Wednesday from 2 TO 3:30 p.m. (Room 201)
2. AFTER SCHOOL FRENCH: not available at this time
BAND - MUSIC REHEARSALS ALL YEAR: see Ms. Sousa for special event details. see SCHEDULE CONFIRMATION IN SEPTEMBER.
JAZZ BAND - Monday & Wednesday a.m.; CONCERT BAND - Tuesday & Thursday a.m.; CHOIR - Friday a.m. TIMES EACH DAY: 7 TO 8:20 A.M.
PARKLAND CAFETERIA: please note: CAFETERIA is open. Watch for LIMITED MENU opening specials!
MAIN DISHES: Chicken Burgers, Veggie Burgers & Fries - Thai Chicken Wrap - Hot Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - Sue's Pasta with Greek Seasoning
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Pina Colada Muffins - Skor Toffee Bar Squares
Note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, see front office.