PARKLAND DAILY NEWS: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2019: - send in your info, notice of clubs, meetings, special events
*** today FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 FROM 11 A.M. TO 3 P.M. - PENINSULA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EXPO - Are you ready for the Big One? Come and experience an 8.0 earthquake in the portable Quake Cottage Simulator for free! @ Sidney Community Safety Building, 2245 Oakville, presented by Saanich Peninsula Alert!
***ALL STUDENTS: please TURN IN YOUR BROWN START-UP ENVELOPES with all the forms completed ASAP! This is very important for entering your current information into our students records system, and for your student email sign-up!
*** UVIC ADVISOR VISITING PARKLAND: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH - UVIC advisor coming to provide information about programs & admission. All students welcome, but Grade 11's & 12's, in particular, are encouraged to attend lunch break meeting in Room 404 (textiles room).
JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL MEETING TUESDAY September 24 @ lunch in Room 104. All Junior Boys be sure to attend!
***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!
TERRY FOX RUN - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH - STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION!
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 volunteer opportunity invited to join Sidney / North Saanich Library Teen Council. Work on special library & community projects, have fun, boost your resume, earn volunteer hours. For more info, please contact Mr. Mueller or Jadzia @ Parkland Library.
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: 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 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION. Graduated students must go on-line & log on to: Student Transcripts Service TO ORDER GRAD TRANSCRIPT. All 2019 Grads may pick up their GRAD CERTIFICATE and GRAD CLASS PHOTO from the Parkland school office, in person, please!
BAGEL BREAKFAST: 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
*** 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!
*** VICTORIA CAREER AND JOB FAIR - If you are in grade 12, and starting to think of life after high school - GET INSPIRED, OBTAIN NEW SKILLS, BUILD YOUR CAREER ASPIRATIONS - Thursday October 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Bay Street Armoury - Bring your resume, apply to get hired. Free admission!
*** 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!
STAR CINEMA: looking for that special employee who is warm and friendly, works well with other people & the public, comfortable with math & cleaning. Work evenings, weekends, over long weekends and school breaks. Perks include movie watching with a guest on your time off! Grade's 10 & 11 students preferred, shifts are short, 2 to 3 hours each. Students who live close by will benefit the most by proximity to work. See Ms. McNamee for information, & find out how to apply for this sweet spot!
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ELECTIONS CANADA: work Election Day Monday October 21, as well as some Advance Poll shifts, from October 11 to 14. Students with the following attributes should apply: literacy skills, interpersonal skills & patience, excellent attention to detail, ability to follow directions & learn quickly. Must also have basic math skills, be willing to work long days, perform repetitive tasks, serve electors with disabilities. Must be Canadian citizens & at least 16 years of age. Call Recruitment Officer, Saanich Gulf Islands, ELECTIONS CANADA 1-866-546-7620 FOR APPLICATION FORMS, AND 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 JOB OPEN: Arbutus Grove Nursery family owned and operated nursery - expanding team to include office & payroll assistant. Work 8 to 15 hours per week, October to March. Duties include: data entry, reports, scheduling, minutes, filing, scanning and other duties. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office: 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 as well as other Co-ops, looking for new staff. See Ms. McNamee for details.
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. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: FRIDAY 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);
Wednesday / Friday from 2:00 to 3:30 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)
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: Breakfast Platter - Beef Soft Tacos - Hot Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Fresh Fruit Salad - Grilled Turkey on Marble Rye
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Chocolate Chip Espresso
Note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, see front office.
CLUBS, Sports teams, INTEREST GROUPS, WEEKLY MEETINGS:
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
1. LEADERSHIP - Tuesday and Wednesday @ lunch in the Theatre - see Ms. Frith or Mr. Mikkelson
2. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS - Wednesday @ after school 2 p.m. in Room 200 - see Ms. Zeindler
3. CROSS COUNTRY - Wednesday and Friday @ after school 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the Track - see Ms. Dibblee
4. TECH CLUB - Thursday @ lunch in the Library / Learning Commons - see Mr. Mueller
5. ASL / SIGN LANGUAGE - Friday @ lunch in Room 206 - see Ms. Bancroft
to come: DANCE CLUB (see Ms. Frith); SAILING (see Ms. Bennett); VOLLEYBALL (see Ms. Thompson); BASKETBALL, SOCCER, other groups, teams, and clubs to be announced.