PARKLAND DAILY NEWS: THURSDAY JANUARY 16, 2020 - WINTER IS REALLY HERE! Dress warm, travel slow and safe!
*** TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR: "CRAZY FOR YOU" - A GERSHWIN MUSICAL - @ PARKLAND THEATRE, from Wednesday February 5 to Saturday February 8. Show starts at 7 p.m. nightly; additional matinee performance on Saturday February 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets available at school box office: $15 evening shows; $12 matinee. Call: 250 - 655 - 2736 for box office.
***SEMESTER TWO TIMETABLES WERE DISTRIBUTED this week, pick yours up at the office if you were absent. DO NOT COME OUT OF YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED CLASS FOR PICK-UPS!
*** PARKLAND IB INFORMATION NIGHT: due to winter weather - RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13, as part of Parkland's Open House.
important notice: *** ALL GRADS: Grad Pinnies are in - PLEASE COME TO FRONT OFFICE to pick up! ANYONE WHO MISSED FIRST ORDER ROUND, YOU HAVE ONE MORE CHANCE! PICK UP ORDER FORM AT FRONT OFFICE, PAY AT ACCOUNTING OFFICE, ASAP!
***INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the Mount Washington Alpine Resort trip! Please see Ms. McKinney in counselling for applications. Deadline is: Wednesday February 12th for applications and payment. SPACE IS LIMITED SO SIGN UP SOON!
***BAMFIELD FIELD TRIP: Are you passionate about Marine Biology? Come to the beautiful west coast Bamfield marine research station for 4 days for the field trip of a lifetime and work with professional marine biologiests. February 28 to March 2. See Ms. Stinson for details.
PARKLAND SECONDARY is most appreciative of all those who turn in found phones, bus passes, books, binders, clothing, lunch bags, water bottles - EACH AND EVERY DAY! Come to front office if you have mislaid or lost something - it might already be found!
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!
STUDENTS INTERESTED IN SAILING, LIFE AT SEA: SALTS REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2020 NOW OPEN: email@example.com
Sail & 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 - CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
ALL STUDENTS: ORDER PARKLAND SPIRIT WEAR! Forms at front office - pay to place your order - pick up end of the day!
PARENTS AS EDUCATION & 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 skills and confidence. No pre-registration required, but this evening is very popular with our community - be sure to come on time!
UVIC AND CAMOSUN INDIGENOUS EDUCATION FAIR - TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2020 in the UVIC FIRST PEOPLES HOUSE - opening prayer; Camosun and UVIC presentations; student panel and questions; indian tacos for lunch; bone games, workshops. See Ms. Crawford for further information and registration.
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 2019 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.
***Deadline for the Freemason Essay contest is Tuesday, January 21 @ 3:30 p.m. Please submit printed and electronic copies to Mr. Choo by deadline. The topic is"Civility as Seen Through the Eyes of a Vancouver Island Senior Secondary Student". Grade 11 and 12 students are eligible. Parkland has been allocated two prizes of $625 for the recipients to use at their discretion. Contact Mr. Choo for details.
*** $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship - an entrance scholarship, worth up to $100,000, for student studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Deadline for applying to be considered as Parkland's nominee: Friday January 17, 2020.
Please contact Mr. Choo for details.
*** $40,000 Cmolik Foundation Scholarship: Cmolik Foundation will provide up to $40,000 to a youth who has experience financial need and faced adversity in their life. Deadline for applying to be selected as Parkland's single nominee is Friday, January 31st. Please contact Mr. Choo for details. The application will take some time to complete, so don't procrastinate!
*** Would you like to spend a subsidized week in Ottawa learning about an interest area of your choice? See Mr. Choo!
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
Please note: if this web address does not work, walk in through UVIC main website for registration.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS:
*** NEW DROP-IN BASKETBALL PROGRAM available at North Saanich Middle School for yourth 16 years and up. Panorama active passes can be used , or fee for drop-in for students is $3.50. Each WEDNESDAY, from 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Equipment provided.
CAREER CENTRE: SPECIAL PROGRAMS, TRAVEL, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS - see Ms. McNamee for info
***FAIRMONT EMPRESS JOB FAIR: THURSDAY JANUARY 23, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - full-time, part-time, and seasonal summer positions starting April 2020 at various departments within the hotel now available. Brinig paper copy of your resume, and dress professionally. Get an on the spot interview! See Ms. McNamee for details.
*** STUDENT VOLUNTEERS wanted at Saanich Peninsula Hospital - meal time hosts - positions for ten youth in the Extended Care Unit as weekend meal time hosts. A great opportunity for youth interested in pursuing a career in health care, who are passionate about supporting our local elder populations. See Ms. McNamee or Ms. Beaucamp for further information. Applications close: Jan 20, 2020.
*** WOMEN TRADES and TECHNOLOGY DAY AT CAMOSUN: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2020! Buses available for this all day special event. Takes place form 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; eight trade and tech opportunities provided through hands-on activities. See Ms. McNamee.
NEW JOBS: make an application for a great part-time job! See Ms.McNamee for My Blueprint or resume assistance!
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!
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..
PARKLAND CAFETERIA: check daily SNOWY WEATHER COMFORT FOOD MENU!
MAIN DISHES: Sweet & Sour Pork on Rice - Baked Mac & Cheese - Hot Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - Fried Rice with Tofu
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Blueberry Bran Muffins - Assorted Cookies - Carrot Cake
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
7. NEW! KNITTING CLUB - Friday @ lunch, Room 200 - see Ms. Zeindler.
to come: DANCE CLUB (see Ms. Frith); BASKETBALL, SOCCER, other groups, teams, and clubs to be announced.