PARKLAND DAILY NEWS: WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29, 2020 - EXAMS THIS WEEK!
***IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL STUDENTS: WE WILL NOT BE REPRINTING A BATCH OF NEW SCHEDULES FOR SEMESTER TWO. If you have not already picked up your new schedule, please do so ASAP from front office, DURING BREAK, AT LUNCH, OR AFTER SCHOOL. If you have lost or changed your schedule, you must arrange to pick up a new copy BEFORE FRIDAY JANUARY 31.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNY WANG AND HOLLY TIPPER for submitting winning essays to the FREEMASON'S ESSAY CONTEST.
Each winner received $625, no strings attached, for their terrific efforts!
*** IN ORDER TO HELP STUDENTS PREPARE for their final assessments the MATH HELP CENTRE will be open Tuesday January 28th at 3:15 p.m., and Wednesday January 29th at 2:15 p.m. If you need extra help with math, please go to Room 201. Great opportunity!
***PAWS FOR STRESS: the Textiles Room will be open on Wednesday and Thursday this week from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., for anyone who would like to pet a dog before their exam. This is a great resource for anyone feeling stressed or anxious about exams. If you can, please bring a small donation for the BC SPCA.
***ALL STUDENTS ARE REMINDED: EXAMS THIS WEEK! BE PREPARED, ARRIVE EARLY! See Mr. Earnshaw if you have any conflicts.Also note: SCHOOL BELLS WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. SCHOOL BUSES run at usual times.
***ALL GRADS: MANDATORY GRADE 12 CLC / GRAD 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!
*** GRAD PHOTO RETAKE DAY: FEBRUARY 4 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT ON-LINE WITH LIFE TOUCH!
*** TICKETS FOR: "CRAZY FOR YOU" - A GERSHWIN MUSICAL - @ PARKLAND THEATRE, from OPENING NIGHT 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.
***HAND BAGS FOR HOPE: 10TH YEAR FUNDRAISER BY VICTORIA'S TEAM FOR HOPE - funding research projects at the B.C. CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE and B.C. GENOME CENTRE. Please bring stylish, collectible, amazing hand bags, purses, evening bags,scarves, shawls, jewellery - to front office as donation to this worthy cause. Fundraising evening event takes place later in February at the Bengal Lounge, Fairmont Empress Hotel, Tickets available online for auction and sale!
***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!
PARKLAND ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE TAKES PLACE: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13 - STAY TUNED FOR DETAILED INFORMATION!
*** PARKLAND IB INFORMATION NIGHT: due to winter weather - now on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13, part of Parkland's Open House.
*** 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: 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 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.
*** $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:
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!
BUTCHART GARDENS IS BEGINNING ITS SEASONAL HIRING PROCESS: hiring for five different department - food services, visitor services, custodial services, seed & gift stores, gardening. Work 25 to 40 per week seasonally, shifts vary including evenings and weekends. Need outgoing, dynamic, service-focused disposition, ability to work estensively with culturally diverse vicitors, and work wel under pressure. JOB FAIR: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.,; BRING RESUME. See Ms. McNamee for details.
INFORMATION SESSIONS: TRAINING AND SPECIAL COURSES OFFERED:
INFO NIGHT 2020 @ CAMOSUN takes place: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27 @ INTERURBAN CAMPUS from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Explore over 160 programs, attend info sessions, talk to faculty and staff. Attend Camosun's Info NIght, and your application fee is FREE! Program demos: civil, mechanical and electrical engineering; trade shops; clinical and teaching labs for Health services; school of business networking. Free parking available for this special event. See Ms. McNamee for further details.
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: CLOSED DURING EXAM DAYS!
SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICHES:
BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS:
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.