PARKLAND DAILY NEWS: Thursday October 17, 2019:
***ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: there will be a short special meeting for all International Students TODAY Thursday October 17 @ lunch in the theatre. We would like international students from all grades, regardless of the year you started, to be present so that a group picture can be taken. Additionally, a special guest from Claremont Secondary will be visiting to speak about an exciting opportunity.
*** FRIDAY OCTOBER 18: PARKLAND SPIRIT WEAR DAY - colour day! Please wear your Parkland colours, or spirit wear - hoodies, jackets, jerseys, socks, t-shirts! for Spirit Asssembly and lunch. See you there!
***INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Whistler Ski Trip forms now available. See Ms. McKinney in Counselling, & CHECK YOUR EMAIL!
***INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Vancouver Trip is scheduled for November 13th. See Ms. McKinney in Counselling for an application. The deadline for applications is Tuesday October 29th, so don't delay!
***ANY FRENCH STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TRAVELLING TO LYON, FRANCE AS PART OF RECIPROCAL DISTRICT EXCHANGE, please come to lunch hour meeting Thursday October 17 in Ms. Hassett's room. If you can't make the meeting, come and see Mme Hassett any time.
GRAD PARENTS OF 2020 GRADS: MEETING THURSDAY OCTOBER 17 - meeting at 6 p.m. in the Library / Learning Commons - this meeting is the start of getting organized for the After Grad event in June 2020. Come and learn how it all happens. Don't forget to subscribe to the Grad Forum.
EXPLORING AVIATION: VICTORIA FLYING CLUB - Thursday October 17, 1800 to 2030 hours - fun and engaging tour of Victoria Flying Club, short presentation about 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.
***JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM: try-outs are on Friday October 18 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. Any Grade 9 or 10 boys who are interested in playing, but can not make it to the try-out, please connect with Mr. Walia in Room 104 before Friday.
Friday October 18 - SPIRIT ASSEMBLY AND PAC SPONSORED LUNCH for all students. WEAR YOUR PARKLAND SPIRIT GEAR!
EUROPE TRIP 2020 MEETING: Lunch time meetings resume Monday October 21, and are a regular check-in time for those of you already singed up for the trip. Come and ask questions, learn travel tips and get excited!
FUWSE - ASSOCIATION FOR FUTURE WOMEN SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS - presentation Monday October 21, @ lunch, 11:30 to 12:30, by the blue tables. FUWSE encourages students to become interested in STEM by bringing role models to schools. Come and explore future science and engineering education and careers for women - mentoring from role models; self-organization and self-motivation; inspiration from role models; gender equality. Check out STEM - Science Technology Engineering Math - FUWSE.COM for information.
***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.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ARTSY: 2019 Parkland Arts Fundraiser - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17 , from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - visit an instrument petting zoo! See performances by Parkland Musical Theatre, Parkland Dancers, Mufaro Marimba, and Blish! Participate in a silent auction, & more! 50% of proceeds go to save the Children's Healing & Education through the Arts Program. Entrance by Donation.
METAL RECYCLING BIN @ 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.
UPCOMING UNIVERSITY EVENTS IN OUR AREA:
October 24 - THURSDAY 9 to 11 a.m. @ Parkland - University of Toronto; individual appointments
October 28 - MONDAY 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 @ Parkland Room 404 - University of British Columbia; general info
***October 29 - SATURDAY 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 - WEDNESDAY 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. @ Parkland; counselling area - appointments with UVIC advisor
October 31 THURSDAY 2:50 to 3:30 p.m. @ Parkland; front entrance - general info 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 Sec Universities & Colleges of B.C.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS:
INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE:
Thursday October 17 - VSCO Gorls versus GameON
*** CANUCKS AUTISM NETWORK VOLUNTEERING: volunteers needed for two recreational programs for children and youth with autism. Swim program runs out of Panorama Recreation Centre; Active and Multisport Program runs out of Royal Oak Middle School. Please see Ms. McNamee for further information.
VICTORIA CAREER & JOB FAIR - If you are in grade 12, & thinking of life after high school - GET INSPIRED, OBTAIN NEW SKILLS, BUILD CAREER ASPIRATIONS - Thursday October 24 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Bay Street Armoury - Bring resume, get hired. Free admission!
PENINSULA STREAMS SOCIETY FUNDRAISER - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9 @ Saanich Fairgrounds - volunteer to help serve fundraiser dinner and assist at auction event. Fantastic conservation organization - lend them a hand!
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 decorate Beacon Community Services truck for parade, and walk the parade. Meet at Shoal Centre, then walk the parade. See Ms. McNamee to sign up.
BRIDGE PLAYERS CHRISTMAS DINNER - WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4 - 5 to 9 p.m. - annual dinner needs servers, serving and cleaning.
NEW JOBS: make an application on your own for a great part-time job!
TRANSCRIPTION JOB: $15 PER HOUR, 2 TO 3 HOURS - help Shoal Centre resident transcribe excerpts into computer. See Ms. McNamee for further details.
SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN creator for local realtor - $20 per hour; must be able to make short video clips on iphone. See Ms. McNamee for further details.
FORESTRY NURSERY WORKERS: ARBUTUS GROVE NURSERY - new job - Monday to Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. schedule. Seasonal; start November 2019 to February 2020; some Saturdays. Starting @ $13.85 per hour with incremental increases.
TRAINING AND SPECIAL COURSES OFFERED:
***HIGH TECH U iS for students interested in COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. You will develop a network with like-minded peers from all over Vancouver Island, explore technology and how it can be used positively to impact our world. This year, our SD 63 students can apply for the Skills Academy and to AUDIT the Dual Credit Course at UVIC! See Ms. MsNamee for details. Jaden W from Parkland did the High Tech U Academy, and is an excellent ambassador for the program!
***INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FIRST RESPONDER? JDF FIRE / RESCUE CADET CAMP takes place spring break, March 16 to 21, 2020 - Metchosin. Basic elements of firefighting, search and rescue, medical response, and technical resuce. Strong emphasis on team work, physical fitness, and community service. Applications must be submitted by: December 18, 2019. See Ms. McNamee ASAP!
STAC: SKILLS TRAINING APPRENTICESHIP CARPENTRY and TEX: TRADE SAMPLER PROGRAM - two new programs to explore trades; through SD63 District - starting February 2020. See Ms. McNamee for details on making an application!
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: M / T / T from 3:30 to 4 p.m. (Room 204);
W / F 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 - M & W a.m.; CONCERT BAND - T & T a.m.; CHOIR - F a.m. Start times EACH DAY: classes run from 7 TO 8:20 a.m..
PARKLAND CAFETERIA: CAFETERIA is open!
MAIN DISHES: Baron of Beef and Fries - Mac & Cheese - Hot Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - BLT Bagel
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Morning Glory Muffins - 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.