PARKLAND DAILY NEWS: WEDNESDAY JANUARY 22, 2020 - WINTER IS REALLY HERE!
*** TICKETS 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.
INTERNATIONAL FAREWELL PIZZA LUNCH - THURSDAY JANUARY 23 - IN THEATRE AT LUNCH. All International students please attend.
***ALL GRADS: MANDATORY GRADE 12 CLC SESSION on Friday January 31 in the LIBRARY / LEARNING COMMONS, 9 to 11 a.m.
***HELLO WONDERFUL ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS VOLUNTEERS!! Our most popular volunteer program starts soon. Volunteers meet Mondays after school at North Saanich Middle School, to work with younger ELL students. FIRST PLANNING MEETING: Monday February 3 @ lunch - Career Centre, to ensure everyone is organized! FIRST VOLUNTEER DAY: Monday February 10, 3:15 p.m., at NSMS. PLEASE SIGN UP WITH MS. BEAUCAMP, in Career Centre, or Ms. Ford in front office, ASAP!
*** PARKLAND IB INFORMATION NIGHT: due to winter weather - now on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13, part of Parkland's Open House.
***INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for Mount Washington Alpine Resort trip! Please see Ms. McKinney in counselling for applications. Deadline: Wednesday February 12th - SPACE IS LIMITED SO SIGN UP SOON!
Grad Pinnies & Grad Hoodies ANYONE WHO MISSED FIRST ORDER ROUND on Pinnies, YOU HAVE ONE MORE CHANCE! PICK UP ORDER FORM AT FRONT OFFICE, PAY AT ACCOUNTING OFFICE. Grad Hoodie order forms now also available at front counter.
***BAMFIELD FIELD TRIP: passionate about Marine Biology? Come to the beautiful west coast Bamfield marine research station for 4 days! Field trip of a lifetime - work with marine biologists. February 28 to March 2. See Ms. Stinson for details.
PARKLAND is most appreciative of all those who turn in found phones, bus passes, books, binders, clothing, lunch bags, water bottles - EVERY DAY! Come to front office if you have mislaid or lost something - it might already be found!
STUDENTS INTERESTED IN SAILING, LIFE AT SEA: SALTS REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2020 NOW OPEN: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 - be sure to arrive on time! Cookies, coffee and tea available!
UVIC & CAMOSUN INDIGENOUS EDUCATION FAIR - TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2020 in UVIC FIRST PEOPLES HOUSE - opening prayer; Camosun & UVIC presentations; student panel; indian tacos; bone games, workshops. See Ms. Crawford for further info 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.
$100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship DEADLINE EXTENDED to Monday January 27 at 3:30 p.m. This scholarship is intended for a student planning to study Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. Contact Mr. Choo for further details.
*** $40,000 Cmolik Foundation Scholarship: provides up to $40,000 to a youth who has experience financial need and faced adversity in their life. Deadline to be selected as Parkland's single nominee is Friday, January 31st. Please contact Mr. Choo for details.
*** 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 info; grade 10 to 12 students and families welcome! Register online: www.uvic.ca/future-students/undergraduates/events/explore/index.php or UVIC website, link in.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS:
*** NEW DROP-IN BASKETBALL PROGRAM at North Saanich Middle School for youth 16 years and up. Panorama active passes can be used , or fee for drop-in 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:
***FAIRMONT EMPRESS JOB FAIR: THURSDAY JANUARY 23, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - various full-time, part-time, and seasonal summer positions starting April 2020. Bring paper copy of resume, and dress professionally. On the spot interviews! See Ms. McNamee.
LATTITUDE APPLICATION DEADLINE: Saturday February 29, 2020 - attend info session Wednesday February 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Camosun Lansdowne, Room F262, Fisher Building - find out about this gap year, international travel program. Also, on-line info at: www.lattitudecanada.org. See Ms. McNamee for further details.
YETI - YOUTH EMPLOYMENT TOUR OF INDUSTRY: Tour Epicure, Applied Bionomics, Redlen, AML Oceangraphic, Canoe Cove, Quester Tangent, VIH Helicopters Schneider Electric - from mid-February through March 12 - see Ms. McNamee for further information.
*** WOMEN TRADES & TECHNOLOGY DAY AT CAMOSUN: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2020! Buses available for special event. Scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; eight trade & tech opportunities provided, hands-on. See Ms. McNamee.
*** MINI MED SCHOOL - VANCOUVER ISLAND takes place in Victoria and Nanaimo for the first time! FOR GRADE 10 TO 12 STUDENTS WITH A PASSION FOR SCIENCE AND HEALTH RESEARCH. At MINI MED SCHOOL, opportunities to engage with world-class researchers and health professionals; learn about the latest medical research happening in B.C.; explore diverse careers available in science and medicine; network with like-minded students from across Vancouver Island. You must make arrangements to miss a day of regular school classes, and arrange your own transportation. VICTORIA MINI MED SCHOOL takes place: THURSDAY APRIL 2, 2020 FROM 8:30 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M., @ ROYAL B.C. MUSEUM. MINI MED is a B.C. CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL health science youth outreach program that connects high school students and their teachers with big ideas, big discoveries, big names in health research. Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis. For schedule, free admission, registration: www.minimedschoolbc.ca.
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 - 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 menu board for details!
MAIN DISHES: Beef Stroganoff - Chicken Strips & Fries - Personal Pizzas - Hot Dogs
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES: Veggies & Dip - Chicken Caesar Wraps- Sue's Pasta with Greek Seasoning
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: Raspberry Crumble Muffins - Scones - Rice Krispie 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
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.