Daily Announcements

Friday, May 14, 2021

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Friday, May 14, 2021
by Carol Gribling - Friday, 14 May 2021, 9:05 AM

Parkland Daily News

Friday May 14, 2021  ~  Day 2

Parkland is excited to announce our Spring Succulent Plant Track Fundraiser (Chicks & Hens). Please call 250-655-2700 to order or come into the school to pay and pick up at the office.  All monies raised will be added to our Track 2021 campaign.  Thank you for supporting Parkland!

Attention all Indigenous students. Shannon has posted a sign up for students to make appointments to go over their credits and grad plans for the next two weeks. Please go to the Google Classroom space to sign up for your appointment. Google Classroom code: x5xqsgt

School Bus registration for 2021/22 is now open until June 30, 2021. You will need your student number to register for transportation -  generally, 7 digits. Registration Home Page.

The next PAC Meeting & AGM Meeting is Monday, May 17 at 7:00pm  Positions for next year's PAC will be decided during the meeting. They will be conducting the meetings back to back via zoom, everyone welcome.

Do you have any books from your childhood that you don't read anymore? Donate them! 1000 x 5 is an organization devoted to bringing the experience of reading to children who don't have access to books.  They are looking for donations of all kinds of books, especially for ages 1-5 with good healthy themes and messages. There are boxes at the office and in the Learning Commons for your donations.

We are holding a Spring Food Drive May 17-28. All donations, non perishables and cash donations, will be donated to the Peninsula Food Bank. The Block 1 class that collects the most wins a pizza lunch.

Q3 Dance class showcase, enjoy their show.

Attention all Nominal Roll students - the WSANEC School Board awards have been posted to the Google Classroom. Come see Shannon or Gina for more information on how to apply for these awards. Available to WSANEC members living in community. Applications are due June 4th and must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor.

Time for a haircut or maybe a new style?  Our own Laura Pettinger and Zafiya Woods are working at Studio 63Call for an appointment and support your talented Panthers!! 

This week's afternoon music is brought to you by Ms. Bancroft!!

Parkland's Concert Band is participating in a festival, please enjoy their submission.

The Saanich School District remains committed to wellness and the promotion of positive health in our schools and communities. These monthly snapshots are an invitation to learn together as we foster and promote positive health in our own lives, and the lives of those around us.  Please follow the link to access our April snapshot on Mental Health and Substance Use. 

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 this 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. We also have a Go Fund Me page. It will take a village to raise the money needed but we can do it!

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

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.

Grads please check your grad board in the front foyer for some important information regarding your May 20 filming day. Action required for all grads.

Grad photos are now finished at the school, if you still want photos or retakes, please contact Life Touch directly -  250-744-4100.

The Grad lanyards are available at the office $5 each. We also have a few crewnecks and hoodies for sale, $45 & $50.

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

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. 


Practices after school ~ everyone welcome!

Monday - Grass Volleyball~ lower field
Tuesday -  
Wednesday - Soccer ~ upper field
Thursday - Tennis ~ tennis courts
Friday - Soccer ~ upper field

Lunchtime Intramural Badminton schedule:
May 18  - Muddy Ditch vs Badminton Bros
              - Spicy Avocado vs BAD-minton
              - Dog Water vs Blockers
              - 24 Hour Rule vs Razzle Dazzle

When intramurals are not playing the lunch time gym schedule is:
Monday's Grade 9
Tuesday's Grade 10
Thursday's Grade 11
Friday's Grade 12


Careers Education Newsletter for April. make sure you check out the Upcoming events.

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


Sea Pro Distribution Ltd. in Sidney is looking to hire!  It is a fishing and camping wholesale supplier serving Vancouver Island and BC. FULL TIME position this summer - $18 per hour - Mon-Fri 9 to 4.  Need to have a driver's licence. Come see me Ms. regarding applying and duties or check out the JOB BOARD! 

10 Acre Farm on McTavish Road is looking for volunteers now through beginning of August. Do you like to work outside and in the garden?  If you have some time to help them weed and harvest give Charlie a call 778-584-5886.  They are Covid Safe.

Are you a Social Media/ Computer Star?  Do you want to help and get paid to help a fabulous organization Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Saanich Peninsula with their webpage, and social media presence?  It is only 2-3 hours a month! See Ms. McNamee or Ms. Beaucamp!

Come by the Career Centre and check out the JOB BOARD.  See Ms. McNamee or Ms. Beaucamp for help with your resume on My Blueprint.


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

After School Math Tutorial 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:  Breakfast Platter  //  Hot Dogs

SOUPS, SALADS, SANDWICHES:   Beef Soft Taco  //  Tater Tots  //  Veggies & Dip

BAKED GOODS:  Lemon Poppy Muffins  //  Assorted Cookies  // Assorted Squares

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 held at lunchtime or after school through the school year. A great opportunity to make new friends, try a new skill, play, learn and have some fun:

Monday's - Grad Committee - every second Monday in the Foods Rm @ lunch

Tuesday's - Ultimate Frisbee @ lunch on the Upper Field

Wednesday's - Chess Club in Rm 106 @ lunch

Thursday's - Ultimate Frisbee @ lunch on the Upper Field  //  Indigenous Leadership @ lunch Rm 206

Friday's - Dungeons & Dragons in Rm 200 after school