PARKLAND DAILY NEWS:
Wednesday October 9, 2019: - send in your info, notice of clubs, meetings, special events
*** UNIVERSITY INFORMATION MEETING: THURSDAY OCTOBER 10 @ lunch, Room 404 (Textiles) - Mr. Choo will be presenting information about university admission and scholarships. See you there!
MONDAY OCTOBER 14TH - THANKSGIVING DAY - celebrate the occasion with family and friends! NO SCHOOL - see you Tuesday!
EXPLORING AVIATION: VICTORIA FLYING CLUB - Thursday October 17, 1800 to 2030 hours - fun and engaging tour of Victoria Flying Club, short presentation about what's happening at Viking Air, and screening of the feature film: AS THE CROW FLIES - a 1.5 hour documentary showcasing an inspiring seven week aviation journey of Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
Friday October 18 - SPIRIT ASSEMBLY AND PAC SPONSORED LUNCH for all students.
***ALL STUDENTS: STUDENT PHOTOS ARE READY FOR PICK-UP - IN FRONT FOYER - SORTED BY TAG. Please pick up your photos as soon as possible. Photo retake day is: THURSDAY OCTOBER 24.
***ALL GRADS: BOOK YOUR GRAD PHOTO APPOINTMENT NOW: Go to links through Parkland GRAD PAGE, then choose website through LIFETOUCH @ schedule.prestigeportraits.ca. Select NORTH SAANICH as city, & make your appointment as soon as possible.
Appointments from October 21 to October 25 only!
VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT - MONDAY OCTOBER 28 @ Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch - 10 to 4:30 p.m. Time control, five rounds, both individual and team prizes. Register team members: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday October 25. Entry is free; on-site check-in no later than 9:30 a.m. Monday October 28. All equipment provided. Sponsored by: Victoria Chess.
***INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Whistler Ski Trip forms now available. See Ms. McKinney in Counselling, & CHECK YOUR EMAIL!
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 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.
***PREPARE FOR THE SAT: REGISTRATION DEADLINE Wednesday October 16th. Contact Mr. Choo for details about preparing for the SAT. The Princeton Review - the world's largest and most successful provider of SAT prep courses, books and online services, is pleased to provide a SAT course onsite at St. Michael's University School. Program tuition is $899 plus tax plus shipping, and includes all materials. See Mr. Choo for further information.
UPCOMING UNIVERSITY EVENTS IN OUR AREA:
October 15 3:30 to 5 p.m. @ St. Michael's - SMUS - 30+ American colleges and universities
October 24 9 to 11 a.m. @ Parkland - University of Toronto; individual appointments
October 28 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 @ Parkland Room 404 - University of British Columbia; general information
***October 29 10 a.m. to 2 @ UVIC - Discover UVIC for International students UVIC IS HOSTING A SPECIAL DAY JUST FOR GRADE 12 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS. It's an all day event on Tuesday, October 29th, including free lunch and transportation. See Mr. Choo for details.
October 30 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. @ Parkland; counselling area - individual appointments with UVIC advisor
October 31 2:50 to 3:30 p.m. @ Parkland; front entrance - general information with Western University advisor
November 13 6 to 7:30 p.m. @ St. Michael's - SMUS - Art Colleges Fair - U.S. and Canadian Art Schools
November 14 6 to 8 p.m. @ Parkland; various classrooms - PSBC - Post Secondary Universities & Colleges of B.C.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS:
CAREER CENTRE: Events, SPECIAL PROGRAMS, TRAVEL, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS - email Ms. McNamee!
VICTORIA CAREER & JOB FAIR - If you are in grade 12, & thinking of life after high school - GET INSPIRED, OBTAIN NEW SKILLS, BUILD YOUR CAREER ASPIRATIONS - Thursday October 24 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Bay Street Armoury - Bring resume, get hired. Free admission!
SHOAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16, 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. - @ Shoal Centre! Serve coffee and cookies; work the YEP gift wrap table. See Ms. McNamee for details.
LIONS CLUB BREAKFAST with SANTA - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30 - time TBA - @ MARY WINSPEAR CENTRE - serve breakfast to young families who come to meet Santa! See Ms. McNamee to volunteer.
SIDNEY SPARKLES PARADE - SUNDAY DECEMBER 1 - time TBA - many volunteers needed to help decorate the Beacon Community Services truck for the parade, and walk the parade. Meet at Shoal Centre, then walk the parade. See Ms. McNamee to sign up.
NEW JOBS: make an application on your own for a great part-time job!
TWO NEW JOBS AT SIDNEY PHARMASAVE: Cashier, and cashier / cosmetics area - evenings and weekends; minimum wage to start; great working environment. Drop off your current resume to Bob at Pharmasave!
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.
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. Duties: data entry, reports, scheduling, minutes, filing, scanning, etc. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office: Access, PowerPoint and Publisher. Wages: $13.85 to $15.85 p/h Cover letter & resume by email to: 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.
NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
***ATTENTION ALL INTERNATIONAL GRADS: new VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES available. Sign up for special events and Christmas
fair fun! See Ms. McNamee for information. REMEMBER: you require 30 WEX hours for graduation qualification!
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. Start times EACH DAY: 7 TO 8:20.
PARKLAND CAFETERIA: CAFETERIA is open!
MAIN DISHES: Baked Spaghetti & Garlic Bread - Personal Pizza - Chicken Pot Pie
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - Grilled Cheese/Ham & Cheese - Garden Salad
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Raspberry Crumble - Squares - Yogurt Cups - Assorted 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. Mickelson
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); BASKETBALL, SOCCER, other groups, teams, and clubs to be announced.