PARKLAND DAILY NEWS: Monday September 29, 2019: - send in your info, notice of clubs, meetings, special events
*** Thank you to all our students and staff who participated in the TERRY FOX RUN and fundraiser in the SUNSHINE last Friday!
*** Sincere thanks to the over 100 Parkland students who represented our school at the VICTORIA CLIMATE STRIKE / STUDENT DEMONSTRATION AT LEGISLATURE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27. It is wonderful to have our students show their demonstration of concern for action on climate change - young people leading!
*** CUE: the CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES EVENT is at Claremont on Tuesday afternoon, tomorrow. Any students interested in attending must return their signed consent form along with $5 to Ms. McKinney in the counselling suite, TODAY!
LAST CHANCE TODAY for any students interested in signing up for WORK EXPERIENCE CREDITS COURSE - see Ms. McNamee!
*** ROWING RESULTS - CRABFEST REGATTA: The Parkland Rowing Crew opened the season strong this past weekend at the Crabfest Regatta on Elk Lake. Senior Mens Quad placed 4th in the 5 kim Head of the Hamster; Anna Hulbert, Jada Benwell, Henrike Landwehr, and Anna Langemann placed 3rd in the Senior Advanced Womens Quad. Ollie Howard-Batek placed 2nd in the Senior Advanced Mens Single in the Head of the Hamster. Quinn Benwell, Trey DuMonceaux, Conrad Andrie, Harrison Martin, Jada Benwell, Lina Kuehnreich, Annika Pedersen, Ty Konilla, and Luke LePage placed FIRST in a 500 metre duel against Mt. Doug, and posted the fastest time of the day in their event. Congrats to the entire team for a great day on the water!
***CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS - Congrats to the Parkland Cross Country Team for a successful first race last week. Quinn Stancill was 14th in the Junior Boys Race; Isaac Wilson was 15th in the Senior Boys Race; Jaylene Melling was 14th in the Senior Girls Race; and Anna Eigler finished 5th in the Junior Girls Race. The team practices Monday and Friday after school this week; new runners always welcome. See Ms. Dibblee for details.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SENIOR BOYS SOCCER TEAM who defeated Belmont 7 to 2 on Thursday September 26. Great game by all! Goals scored by Ryan, Brendon, Chad, Alejandro (2), and Stephen (2).
***TODAY: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30 - ORANGE SHIRT DAY - everyone wearing ORANGE SHIRT please come to front foyer at lunch for photo.
***WOULD THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS please report to MR. SUTTON IN THE GYM: Tuesday October 1 @ lunch. Students: Payton Billy-Smith; Zach Byers; Braydon Day; Spencer Harman; Sheldon Haynes; Dimitrios Kaffentzis; Bruno Moret Cueller; and Hugo Rodriquez Herrero.
***WELCOME TO OUR NEW STUDENT TEACHERS: Five new student teachers start at Parkland today - Monday September 30 - welcome to Parkland from all staff and students!
***EUROPE 2020 MEETING - 7 p.m., Room 112, Tuesday October 1.
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.
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
***JUNIOR BOYS' BASKETBALL - any Grade 9 or Grade 10 Boys interested in playing BASKETBALL this season, please meet in Room 104 at the start of lunch on Monday September 30. See you there!
***ANY STUDENTS INTERESTED IN PLAYING VOLLEYBALL AT LUNCH - Get your TEAM SIGNED UP for INTRAMURALS with Mr. Sutton in the PE office by Friday October 3rd.
*** 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!
NEW JOBS: make an application on your own for a great part-time job!
NEW JOB POSTING: SIDNEY DOLLAR STORE - great job to learn customer service skills. See Ms. McNamee for details.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: Chicken Strips & Fries - Mac & cheese - Hot Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - Chicken Caesar Wraps - Caesar Salad
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - Squares - Yogurt Cups - 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.