PARKLAND DAILY NEWS: TUESDAY DECEMBER 3, 2019 - nearly winter!
***PARKLAND CANNED FOOD DRIVE STARTS THIS WEEK, FOR SIDNEY LIONS FOOD BANK: December 2 to 20. Donations of either canned goods or cash can be brought to your block C classes over the next three weeks. Prizes will be awarded to the top class in each grade, and a Pizza lunch will be provided for the top class in the whole school! Let's make this year the BEST EVER!
*** GRADE NINE IMMUNIZATION FORMS have been handed out, and must be returned by WEDNESDAY December 4 to front office.
*** REPORT CARDS, TERM ONE: Report cards will be distributed on Wednesday December 4 at the end of the day. Be sure to pick up!
***ALL GRADS: The Grad Winter Semi-Formal will be held on THURSDAY December 5 at the Capital City Yacht Club from 6 to 10 p.m.
*** INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: SIDES will be offering a challenge exam for Mandarin 12 on FRIDAY, December 6th, at 4 p.m., for a cost of $150 dollars. Please see Ms. McKinney for the application form.
*** ALL STUDENTS: PLEASE CHECK THE LOST & FOUND IN front foyer for any lost clothing or school items. The rack and bins will be
donated to charity by mid-December.
ALL STUDENTS & STAFF: ANY FUN PHOTOS you'd like to see in the yearbook? Email any photos of teams, clubs, classes, friends and life at Parkland, etc., to Mrs. Antonik: firstname.lastname@example.org - ASAP!
PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS: THURSDAY December 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 250-655-2700 to book an appointment. please note: this day will also be EARLY DISMISSAL for students, a Wednesday / Friday schedule with dismissal at 2 p.m. .
PARKLAND WINTER CONCERT: Parkland and North Saanich Winter Band Concert, THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 - Parkland Theatre,
@ 7 p.m.; by donation.
STUDENTS INTERESTED IN SAILING, LIFE AT SEA: SALTS REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2020 NOW OPEN: email@example.com
Sail and life training aboard a beautiful tall ship out of Victoria. Two choices of ship for ten day trips on the Pacific Grace and the Pacific Swift begin June 27th, through August 28, 2020. THESE TRIPS FILL UP QUICKLY - check it out! IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
ALL STUDENTS: ORDER PARKLAND SPIRIT WEAR! Forms at front office - pay to place your order - pick up end of the day! p.s. mention these great spirit wear hoodies, t's, pants, socks to Santa!
PARENTS AS EDUCATION AND CAREER COACHES: Thursday January 30th, 6:30 p.m.; @ Stelly's Secondary School. Parents of high school students - would you like to be able to help your student with career choices? Interactive workshop designed to give you the skills and confidence you need. No pre-registration required, but this evening very popular with our community, so be sure to come on time!
TRANSCRIPTS ARE NO LONGER MAILED FROM MINISTRY OF EDUCATION. Graduated students must go on-line to: Student Transcripts Service TO ORDER GRAD TRANSCRIPT. 2019 Grads pick up GRAD CERTIFICATE and GRAD CLASS PHOTO from Parkland office.
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: TBA
UVIC ADVISORS @ PARKLAND: MONDAY DECEMBER 9 - from 9 a.m. to noon - individual appointments - application, registration, scholarship, housing information if you are interested in attending UVIC. SIGN UP SHEET ON MR. CHOO'S DOOR!
*** Would you like to spend a subsidized week in Ottawa learning about an interest area of your choice? See Mr. Choo for details.
FEBRUARY 1, 2020 @ UVIC: campus tours, mock lectures, faculty information, grade 10 to 12 students and families welcome! Register online: www.uvic.ca/future-students/undergraduates/events/explore/index.php
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS:
CONGRATS TO THE PARKLAND CROSS COUNTRY TEAM on a successful season and a big thank you to our community coach Manu Courtois! Season highlights include: all Parkland runners placing in the top 10 at the final league race at Beaver Lake; 3 students racing at Islands; and Anna Eigler qualifying and representing Parkland at Provincials! Well done team!
***CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETALL TEAM off to a great start to the season, winning their first game! Lots of basketball to come - good luck with the rest of the season!
INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE: tba
JUNIOR BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS: check with your coaches for practice, games, and tournament times.
CAREER CENTRE: SPECIAL PROGRAMS, TRAVEL, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS - see Ms. McNamee for info
BRIDGE PLAYERS CHRISTMAS DINNER - WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4 - 5 to 9 p.m. - annual dinner needs servers, serving and cleaning.
YEP RETAIL TRAINING: courses available in Brentwood Bay and Sidney starting in January. 4 Sundays, January 5 to 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cash register, cash count, customer service, displays, inventory, pricing, opening and closing procedures. Great prep for new job!
NEW JOBS: make an application on your own for a great part-time job!
ARBUTUS GROVE NURSERY: 5 students needed to work Mondays and Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. to help package trees for shipment. Starting wage increased to $14.60 per hour!
JOB OPPORTUNITY - LIBRARY PAGE @ Sidney / North Library - rewarding part-time work; customer service; verbal and written communication; work with people of all ages; complete tasks on time; have enthusiasm for innovation and working with the community. 6 hours per week, after school, evenings and weekends. Application deadline: TODAY December 3, 2019 @ 5 p.m.
PENINSULA CO-OP GAS BAR in Deep Cove - new job openings. See Ms. McNamee.
INFORMATION SESSIONS: TRAINING AND SPECIAL COURSES OFFERED:
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!
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..
MAIN DISHES: Thai Thighs on Rice with Veggies - Fish & Chips with Tartar Sauce - Hot Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - Tuna Melts
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Maple Pecan Muffins - Squares - 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.