PARKLAND DAILY NEWS: Thursday October 24, 2019:
***SCREAMFEST: @ CLAREMONT SECONDARY - tickets available at Parkland front office. THURSDAY October 24 - 6 to 7 p.m. SPOOKY; - 7:30 to 9 p.m., SCARY. Midway games, costume contest, BBQ ; entertainment, great prizes, two haunted walks. See you there! TICKETS: $10 each.
2020 GRADS: BOOK GRAD PHOTO APPOINTMENT: Go to links through Parkland GRAD PAGE, choose website through LIFETOUCH @ schedule.prestigeportraits.ca. Select NORTH SAANICH as city, & make appointment. To October 25 only.
***ALL STUDENTS: PHOTO RETAKE DAY Thursday October 24 - get your photo taken if: you missed round one; if you did not receive a student card; or if you want a new photo. BLOCKS A & B ONLY so be there on time! Theatre foyer.
***UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ADVISOR - individual appointments - Thursday October 24, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sign up - Mr. Choo.
***UNIVERSITY OF KING'S COLLEGE IN HALIFAX ADVISOR - info session this Thursday October 24, @ lunch, counselling area meeting room. See Mr. Choo for information.
***INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: meeting at lunch, THURSDAY OCTOBER 24, pizza, in the Theatre.
HONOUR ROLL: Certificates now available at front office for all students on Honour Roll. Check your name on posted list in front foyer. If you think you should be on the Honour Roll, but don't see your name on the list, please see Ms. Chicanot. Congratulations, everyone! Don't forget to check criteria for honour roll on the school website. Now two ways to get on!
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Whistler Ski Trip forms now available. See Ms. McKinney / Counselling, & CHECK EMAIL!
***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. 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.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Vancouver Trip is scheduled for November 13th. See Ms. McKinney in Counselling for an application. Deadline for applications is Tuesday October 29th, so don't delay!
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 silent auction, & more! 50% of proceeds go to 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!
TRANSCRIPTS ARE NO LONGER BE MAILED FROM MINISTRY OF EDUCATION. Graduated students must go on-line to: Student Transcripts Service TO ORDER GRAD TRANSCRIPT. 2019 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:
INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE:
MONDAY OCTOBER 28 - JR BOYS BBALL versus JR BOYS BBALL
TUESDAY OCTOBER 29 - SWAT Team versus BIG BLOCKERS
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30 - Team FAX versus GAME ON
THURSDAY OCTOBER 31 - Team FAX versus BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY
CONGRATULATIONS to Parkland Swim Team who competed at the Vancouver Island School Swim Meet. 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 November: Taise Bryce, Erik Rankin, Nele Schiefer, and Emilia Coccia. Well done!
CONGRATS to the 3 junior members of the Parkland Cross Country team who all placed in the top ten in their last league race. Manuel Muff was 5th, Quinn Stancill was 7th, and Anna Eigler was 9th. Amazing!
CANUCKS AUTISM NETWORK VOLUNTEERING: two recreational programs for children and youth with autism. Swim program runs out of Panorama Rec Centre; Active and Multisport Program out of Royal Oak Middle School. Please see Ms. McNamee for info.
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! Service volunteers needed for: FOOD SERVICE; PHOTOGRAPHY; AUCTION; PARKING; GREETING GUESTS; TICKET SALES; various start and end times. All volunteers will be fed a delicious dinner provided by event caterer. See Ms. McNamee for information.
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 info.
SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN creator for local realtor - $20 per hour; make short video clips on iphone. See Ms. McNamee for further details.
FORESTRY NURSERY WORKERS: ARBUTUS GROVE NURSERY - Monday to Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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 - for students interested in COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING. Develop a network with like-minded peers, explore technology and how it can be used positively to impact our world. This year, SD 63 students can apply for 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 - spring break, March 16 to 21, 2020 - Metchosin. Basic elements of firefighting, search and rescue, medical response, technical rescue. Emphasis on team work, physical fitness, 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: Lasagna & Garlic Bread - Fried Rice with Smoked Tofu - Poutine - Hot Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - Clubhouse Sandwich
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Chocolate Chip Espresso - 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. FRANCE TRIP / EUROPE 2020 - Monday @ 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.