PARKLAND DAILY NEWS: MONDAY OCTOBER 21, 2019:
*** 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 INTERESTED STUDENTS SHOULD COME TO THE BLUE TABLES TODAY AT LUNCH to see the information booth on STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. Fne our more and start a club if you are interested!
***HONOUR ROLL: Certificates are now available at the front office for all students who are on the Honour Roll. You can check our names on the posted list in the front foyer. If you think you should be on the Honour Roll, but don't see you name on the list, please see Ms. Chicanot. Congratulations, everyone! Don't forget to check the criteria for the honour roll on the school website. There are now two ways to get on the honour roll.
***CONGRATULATIONS to the 6 members of the Parkland Swim Team who competed at the Vancouver Island School Swim Meet on Sunday. They swam alongside athletes from 32 schools! Everyone worked very hard, and represented Parkland wonderfully with their effort and good sportsmanship. Four of our swimmers have advanced to Provincials in Novembers: Taise Bryce, ErikRankin, Nele Schiefer, and Emilia Coccia. Well done!
***CONGRATS to the 3 junior members of the Parkland Cross Country team whoall pleased in the top ten in their last league race last Thursday. Manuel Muff was 5th, Quinn Stancill was 7th, and Anna Eigler was 9th. Amazing!
*** EUROPE TRIP 2020 MEETING: Lunch time meetings resume Monday October 21, and are a regular check-in time for those of you already signed up for the trip. Come and ask questions, learn travel tips and get excited!
***JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TRY-OUTS : We will have our first try-out at lunch on Wednesday October 23.
***JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL TRY-OUTS: Wednesday October 23 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
***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.
***ALL STUDENTS: PHOTO RETAKE DAY Thursday October 24 - be sure to get your photo taken if: you missed round one; if you did not receive a student card from round one; or if you want a new photo. BLOCKS A & B ONLY so be sure to be there on time. Location will be announced.
***UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ADVISOR will be available for individual appointments on Thursday October 24, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sign up for an appointment with Mr. Choo.
***UNIVERSITY OF KING'S COLLEGE IN HALIFAX ADVISOR will be hosting an information session this Thursday October 24, @ lunch, in the counselling meeting room. See Mr. Choo for information.
***INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: meeting at lunch, THURSDAY OCTOBER 24, pizza, in the Theatre.
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!
***PRO-D DAY: FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 - NO SCHOOL! See you on Monday the 28th - have a great longer weekend!
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.
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 24 - THURSDAY @ lunch info session @ Parkland; KING'S COLLEGE, HALIFAX; counselling meeting room
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:
BOYS SOCCER HOME GAME, @ 3:30 P.M.; Blue Heron field.
INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE:
MONDAY OCTOBER 21 - STAFF versus Team FAX
TUESDAY OCTOBER 22 - SWAT Team versus BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY
*** 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. 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, SD 63 students can apply for the Skills Academy and 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 rescue. 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: Chicken Strips & Fries - Baked Mac and Cheese - Hot Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - Chicken Caesar Wraps
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - Squares - 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. FRANCE TRIP / EUROPE 2020 - Monday 2 lunch in Room 112 - see Ms. Hassett regular check-in each week
2. LEADERSHIP - Tuesday and Wednesday @ lunch in the Theatre - see Ms. Frith or Mr. Mickelson
3. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS - Wednesday @ after school 2 p.m. in Room 200 - see Ms. Zeindler
4. CROSS COUNTRY - Wednesday and Friday @ after school 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the Track - see Ms. Dibblee
5. TECH CLUB - Thursday @ lunch in the Library / Learning Commons - see Mr. Mueller
6. 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.