PARKLAND DAILY NEWS: Wednesday September 25, 2019: - send in your info, notice of clubs, meetings, special events
***ALL STUDENTS: STUDENT CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP IN THE FRONT FOYER, on the front tables, by TAG. Please pick up!
***ALL STUDENTS: please TURN IN YOUR BROWN START-UP ENVELOPES with all the forms completed ASAP! now overdue!
*** INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MEETING - Pizza lunch meeting in theatre @ lunch for all INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, Thursday Sept 26!
*** TERRY FOX RUN - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH BLOCK B - Friday at the end of Block B, the whole school will participate in the Terry Fox Run. Fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation. If we - as a school - raise enough money, 5 teachers have agreed to do the run in a silly costume. Wednesday and Thursday @ lunch, leadership students will be collecting money in the front foyer. If we get $200 in each jar, Mr. McKinney, Mr. Thomas, Ms. Dibblee, Ms. Thomson, and Mr. Sutton will all dress up! And run!
*** VICTORIA CLIMATE STRIKE / STUDENT DEMONSTRATION AT LEGISLATURE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27 - Demonstration of concern for action on climate change - young people leading! Be sure to have your parent / guardian call in excused absence if you are taking part!
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30 - ORANGE SHIRT DAY - everyone wearing ORANGE SHIRT please come to front foyer at lunch for photo.
SHARED CLOSET - SUNDAY OCTOBER 6 (from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.), AND MONDAY OCTOBER 7 (from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Community event where you can make a clothing donation and / or bring home a new wardrobe FOR FREE! Saanichton Bible Fellowship Church, @ 2159 Mount Newton X Road - all welcome!
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. Please drop off in the bin the second parking lot at Parkland.
Teens 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, but who missed the first meeting, please contact Ms. Frith, or Norah Spence, to join!
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. 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: Events, SPECIAL PROGRAMS, TRAVEL, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS - email Ms. McNamee!
*** GIRLS! LEARN ABOUT A CAREER IN ENGINEERING! Register now for UVIC's free Women in Engineering & Computer Science Day - WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2, @ UVIC, Engineers are problem solvers and innovators. Found in every field - medical technology, water issues, robotics, artificial intelligence, interactive entertainment, and more! Sign in @ 4:30 p.m.; take part in a hands-on engineering challenge; stay for dinner, and hear four inspiring women engineers speak! See Ms. McNamee for further information.
*** 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!
TIM HORTON'S, SIDNEY: Hiring students for evening and weekend shifts. Minimum wage to start. Perks include staff discount on food and drinks. Great training and work environment; apply in person to manager, Charles Paluch.
STAR CINEMA: looking for special employee who works well with other people & the public, great with math & cleaning. Work evenings, weekends, 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. See Ms. McNamee for information, & find out how to apply for this sweet spot!
STUDENT JOBS FOR ELECTIONS CANADA: work Election Day Monday October 21, as well as Advance Poll shifts, October 11 to 14. Required: literacy skills, attention to detail, ability to follow directions & learn quickly. Must have basic math, be willing to work long days, perform repetitive tasks, serve electors with disabilities; be Canadian citizens & at least 16 years of age. Call Recruitment Officer, Saanich Gulf Islands, ELECTIONS CANADA 1-866-546-7620 FOR APPLICATION FORMS & PROCESS. Also, see Ms. McNamee for further details.
WESTWIND HARDWOOD: clean up, after school hours, start at minimum wage. Clean lumber shop, sort lumber, assist on machines. Great for Joinery or Carpentry student. Ideal if you have a spare in Block 4. Apply in person with resume. See Ms. McNamee for info.
TEMPORARY PART-TIME OFFICE JOB: Arbutus Grove Nursery nursery - expanding to include office & payroll assistant. Work 8 to 15 hours per week, October to March. Duties: data entry, reports, scheduling, minutes, filing, scanning and other duties. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office: Access, PowerPoint and Publisher. Wages: $13.85 to $15.85 per hour. Submit cover letter & resume by email: email@example.com.
JOIN THE CO-OP TEAM: McDonald Park Gas Centre as well as other Peninsula Co-ops, looking for new staff. See Ms. McNamee for info.
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; character references required. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GARDENING AND GENERAL MAINTENANCE JOBS: North Saanich, Birch Road; Sidney - Shore Acres;Amherst Avenue; 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 & 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:
JAZZ BAND - Monday & Wednesday a.m.; CONCERT BAND - Tuesday & Thursday a.m.; CHOIR - Friday a.m. Same start times EACH DAY: 7 TO 8:20 A.M.
PARKLAND CAFETERIA: CAFETERIA is open.
MAIN DISHES: Lasagna & Garlic Bread - Fish & Chips - Hot Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - Grilled Cheese - Grilled Ham & Cheese - Sue's Pasta with Greek Seasoning
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Raspberry Crumble Muffins - Chocolate Chip Cookies
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.