PARKLAND DAILY NEWS:
Wednesday November 18, 2020 Quarter 2 has started ~ DAY 1
Just a reminder for Grade 9 students/parents, the Immunization forms are now over due, please return them to the office asap.
Quarter 2 Bus Routes - Morning pick up will remain the same, to bring you to school. Lunch time – return home from school – go to the bus loop right after your Block 1 class. After school buses run at regular time to take you home.
Friday, November 20 is a Professional Development Day - no classes.
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 (Hair Salon) 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.
ALL GRADS: SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND GRAD INFORMATION: check Admission & Scholarships 2020-2021 Google Classroom for details.
To get up to date information of what will be happening this year for your Grad 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 email@example.com.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS:
CAREER CENTRE: WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS, special PROGRAMS, EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL:
make an application for a great part-time job! Please contact Ms. McNamee for My Blueprint or resume help!
This virtual event is Wednesday, November 25th 9:30-12:30 Register here
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: check VOLUNTEERING on Parkland website, via CAREERS LINK.
TRAINING, APPRENTICESHIPS, AND SPECIAL COURSES OFFERED:
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.
TUTORIALS & COURSE WORK ASSISTANCE - ACADEMIC SUPPORT:
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
BAND - MUSIC - CHOIR - MORNING REHEARSALS ALL YEAR:
Monday: Jazz Band
Wednesday: Jazz Band
Thursday: Brass / Percussion / Bass
PARKLAND CAFETERIA: is open with limited menu items this week with the start of Q2
SOUPS, SALADS, SANDWICHES:
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.
CLUBS, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, WEEKLY MEETINGS:
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 see Mr. Nielsen); TECH CLUB (see Mr. Mueller); YEARBOOK CLUB (see Ms. Poon); GRAD COMMITTEE (meets every second Monday @ lunch in the Foods Room), and more.
PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING - WASH YOUR HANDS - WEAR A MASK - STAY WELL, AND KEEP OTHERS SAFE!
BE CALM, BE KIND, BE SAFE