PARKLAND DAILY NEWS: WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2019 - making a list, checking it twice!
***BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: CHRISTMAS CAFE CREPES AND HOT CHOCOLATE - today Wednesday December 11 @ lunch in room 112. $2 for a crepe with nutella; $1.50 for hot chocolate. All proceeds to the Food Bank.
***THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 - CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE - Proceeds to charity. Come out and support the cause!
*** 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.
***FRIDAY DECEMBER 13 - theme day - FESTIVE HAT FRIDAY!
SIDNEY, CENTRAL SAANICH, NORTH SAANICH - PENINSULA FIREFIGHTERS CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE - SATURDAY DECEMBER 14 - drop-off locations at each local fire station - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK!
***PARKLAND CANNED FOOD DRIVE CONTINUES THIS WEEK, FOR SIDNEY LIONS FOOD BANK: now until December 20. Donations of either canned goods or cash can be brought to your block C classes over the next two 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!
***PARKLAND CLOTHING DRIVE BIN at entry to front office - until December 20. Please bring in clean, useful and warm winter clothing in great shape! Thank you for your donations to our local community!
THANK YOU TO ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS for welcoming 51 students and their teachers / chaperones from Fukushima Prefect in Japan this past eek, who were shadowing classes and visiting Parkland all day. Thank you, for making our visitors feel welcome!
*** 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: email@example.com - ASAP!
STUDENTS INTERESTED IN SAILING, LIFE AT SEA: SALTS REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2020 NOW OPEN: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sail and life training aboard beautiful tall ship out of Victoria. Two choices of ship for ten day long trips on Pacific Grace or the Pacific Swift begin June 27th, through August 28, 2020. THESE TRIPS FILL 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!
CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING AND OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY JANUARY 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - takes place @ North Saanich Fire Hall, Wain Road. Tree collection also at: McTavish Fire Hall. Cost: by donation, directed to CFAX'S SANTA'S ANONYMOUS. North Saanich and Sidney residents may call: 250 - 656 - 1931 prior to this date to arrange for Christmas tree pick up with a minimum $20 donation. Thank you for support!
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.
*** 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:
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
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! See Ms.McNamee for My Blueprint or resume assistance!
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!
PENINSULA CO-OP GAS BAR in Deep Cove - new job openings. See Ms. McNamee.
INFORMATION SESSIONS: TRAINING AND SPECIAL COURSES OFFERED:
TEAC 105 explores FOUR TECHNOLOGIES THROUGH HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES, PROJECT-BASED LEARNING - 3 hours per week; 13 weeks @ CAMOSUN, Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m., Limited seats. See Ms. McNamee if you are interested in: CIVIL ENGINEERING; MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; ELECTRONICS; COMPUTER SCIENCE!
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!
UVIC AND CAMOSUN: INDIGENOUS EDUCATION FAIR - TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2020; from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - presentations; student panels; bone games; includes lunch and registration workshop; door prizes. See Ms. McNamee or Mr. Poon if you would like to attend!
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: Hamburgers, Chicken Burgers, Veggie Burgers & Fries - Fried Rice with Tofu - Hot Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - Clubhouse Sandwiches
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Raspberry Crumble Muffins - Scones - Gingerbread 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.