Daily Announcements

Thursday, November 12, 2020

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Thursday, November 12, 2020
by Carol Gribling - Thursday, 12 November 2020, 9:12 AM


Thursday November 12, 2020     DAY 2 

This weeks Day 1 / Day 2 schedule:  Thursday Day 2 - last day of Quarter 1 // Friday - no classes - Turn Around Day // Monday November 16 is the start of Quarter 2 Day 1 - all students all day, they will receive a notice from their teachers explaining their Q2 schedule.

Just a reminder for Grade 9 students/parents, the Immunization forms are now over due, please return them to the office asap.

The Parkland Track 2021 campaign has been officially launched.  You will notice posters in the school and around the community advertizing this campaign.  We hope to raise enough money by June of next year to replace the track over the summer.  Please spread the word about this exciting new project and check out the website at www.parklandtrack2021.com .  There is a DONATE NOW button on the website for those interested in donating.

Are you a student who is interested in local government, city design, environment or business?  Are you looking for something interesting to do and add to your resume?  The Town of Sidney has put together committees to make plans for the future and is looking for one or two students to represent the youth voice and attend the following planning sessions (one or two students per session):

**Business & Industry: Friday, December 4th from 9:00am – 12:00pm
**Downtown Sidney: Friday, December 4th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
**Waterfront & Environment: Friday, December 4th from 3:30pm – 5:30pm
**Multi-Family Residential Areas: Saturday, December 5th from 9:00am – 12:00pm
**Single-Family Residential Areas: Saturday, December 5th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Please see Ms. Gribling or Ms. Chicanot in the office if you are interested.

Although we will not be hosting our traditional, annual Terry Fox Run this year at Parkland, students are still encouraged to get out and complete the run on their own and/or donate to our school’s fundraising page. Stay tuned for some other exciting ways to run as part of the Parkland School community this fall. Our school’s fundraising page: http://www.terryfox.ca/ParklandSecondary

ORDER PARKLAND SPIRIT WEAR! Forms at front office - place your order and pay - pick up at end of the day, at the front office! 

Studio 63 is open for business. Call now to book your hair cuts, styling and colours.

Just a reminder that student drop off/pick up is in the parking lot by the tennis courts. Or you can use the bus loop.

On Nov 15-16 Erin Stinson and Alexis Theroux (Parkland Grad 2004) have teamed up to run in a 24hour event to raise money for the Help Fill a Dream Foundation. They will be taking turns running many circles around a track for 24h in a row.  Other teams are running 24h, 48h, and a few individuals are trying to break a 6-day Canadian track record at the same event. 
More info and donations:   https://raceroster.com/events/2020/35719/one-track-mind

ALL GRADS: SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND GRAD INFORMATION: check Admission & Scholarships 2020-2021 Google Classroom for details.

Grad Wear available - Hoodies and Crewnecks. Orders are due November 16.

Congratulations to the Grad class of 2021 for an incredible bottle drive on Saturday.  What a team effort!  We are still waiting on the final amount raised but it is in the thousands of dollars. A big thank you to Ms. Thompson who volunteered her time on Saturday to organize the grads and help with this effort.  Thanks as well to the grad parent helpers--we couldn't have done it without you.  We definately have an amazing grad group this year!

Grad 2021 parents!  A group of parents have already put together some great ideas for events and fundraising for this year's Grads.
To get up to date information of what will be happening this year for your Grad please send an email to Parklandgradparents@gmail.com
Also, please subscribe to the Grad Forum on the Parkland website.  Another great way to keep up with Grad information.
If you have any questions, please send an email to Parklandgradparents@gmail.com

Mr. Choo will post scholarship information on "Admission & Scholarships 2020-2021" Google Classroom.  Check periodically.  Read the criteria and instructions carefully and observe deadlines stringently.   Information about each scholarship will be provided and the relevant application form will be attached.  

Are you thinking about life after high school? Our District Indigenous Post-Secondary Liaison Shane Hartman is at Parkland every Tuesday from 11:00am-12:00pm in the Cultural room to answer questions and help you with your Post-Secondary needs. Come visit him for his office hours or email him directly at shartman@saanichschools.ca. 


Do you want to win some Parkland swag or a cafeteria gift card?  Well, all you have to do to be entered in the draw is run 3km or 5.5 km and show Mr. Sutton or Ms. Dibblee your time and route upon completion. (must be on your smart watch or running app such as Strava).  Every runner will have their name entered in the draw plus the top time for grades 9/10 and 11/12 will also win a prize.  See Sutty or Dibbs if you want more info.  Challenge your friends to get involved.

Intramurals is now up and running within the cohorts.  The lunch time schedule for gym time is as follows:
Monday's Grade 9's in Gym
Tuesday's Grade 10's in gym
Thursday Grade 11's in gym
Friday's Grade 12's in gym

If you are interested in playing on the girls basketball teams this year, please see Ms. Gribling in the office.

make an application for a great part-time job! Please contact Ms. McNamee for My Blueprint or resume help!

WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENTS - Please see Ms. Mac or Beaucamp on Tuesday or Thursday to check on your Work Experience progress! You could be done and have your mark finalized this November!!

JOB Alert - Please share with your brother/sister or friends who have graduated!
Friday all day job at Local Dental Office.  Dental Concierge Job-Helping with COVID Protocols, Sanitizing,  Filing, Greeting Clients!
See Ms. Mac for more details!

Women in Capital Markets SheBiz Event showcasing careers in business and STEM for high school students. WCM SheBiz is a free half-day event for students in grade 9 - 12 (of all genders) that offers unique access to business  and STEM leaders and exposure to diverse and exciting career opportunities in these fields. Since its inception in 2012, this event has inspired countless students to pursue academic and career paths in these disciplines.
This virtual event is Wednesday, November 25th 9:30-12:30   Register here

Westwind Hardwood is hiring!!  Are you interested in Joinery??  If you are hardworking and like working with wood....come see Ms. Mac

For all those who signed up to meet via ZOOM with the UBC Medical Outreach program we have a date! Thursday, Dec 3 at 11:30 am.
Others are still welcome to join!



District Career Program now accepting applications - Are you ATHLETIC, COLLABORATIVE, MATHEMATICAL, PRECISE, TACTILE?
Do you like working with WOOD?  Then you should think about applying for the STAC- Carpentry Apprentice Program Q3 and Q4
Students are immersed in the "Level One" Carpentry curriculum where they learn the basics of constructing a wood frame structure from the bare ground to the roof top.
Students who successfully complete STAC may transition to Camosun College to participate in a regular 7-Week Level 1 Carpentry Apprenticeship Program.      See Ms. Mac for more Info!

SD 63 SAANICH offers CAREER PROGRAMS as follows: please contact Ms. McNamee- ASAP - if you are interested in these amazing educational opportunities! Grades 10 & 11 students, contact Ms. McNamee to explore adds to your schedule, and possible school credits.

SIP PROGRAMS / COURSES: Be a college student while still in high school! Business, Health, Human Services, Arts and Science; Technology. Programs and Courses offered at Camosun, tuition fees sponsored by SD63. 


After school tutorial - Wednesday's and Friday's 2:00 - 3:30 in the Learning Center - Room 204.

After School Math Tutorial Now Running (Virtually!)
Former Parkland Student and UVic math degree holder Chloe Hegland will be hosting extra-help sessions for math after school on Wednesdays from 2:15 to 3:30. Students will need their own device and Zoom account to join, but can do so from the comfort of their home. Drop in once you are home after school whenever you need help working through problems, require a mini review lesson, or want help studying for a test. The credentials to join are:

  • Personal Meeting ID: 928 008 6932
  • Password: Math20
Contact your math teacher if you have questions or technical issues.


Monday: Jazz Band
Tuesday: Woodwinds
Wednesday: Jazz Band
Thursday: Brass / Percussion / Bass
Friday: Choir


MAIN: Baron of Beef & Fries  //  Chicken Satay on Rice with Peanut Sauce  //  Quesadillas  //  Hot Dogs

SOUPS, SALADS, SANDWICHES:  Clubhouse Sandwich //  Pancakes & Sausages //  Beef Pho Bowl Soup  //   Veggies & Dip

BAKED GOODS: Apple Cinnamon Muffin  //  Assorted Cookies  // Nub-Torte Cake  //  Doughnuts with Lemon Icing

Note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - cash or cheque purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, see or telephone Parkland accounts office, 250-655-2736.


SPECIAL INTEREST CLUBS are available through the school year, usually at lunchtime, sometimes after school hours, through the school year. Opportunity to make new friends, try a new skill, play and learn - including:
LEADERSHIP (see Ms. Bancroft or Mr. Mickelson); 
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (Friday's after school Rm 200) TECH CLUB (see Mr. Mueller); YEARBOOK CLUB (see Ms. Poon); GRAD, COMMITTEE (meets every second Monday @ lunch in the Foods Room), and more.