Daily Announcements

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021
by Carol Gribling - Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 9:06 AM

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Attention: Parents Signed Up for Parent Teacher Interviews - We are moving to Phone or Virtual Meetings

The Provincial Government has asked us to minimize, delay or cancel activities that require transportation to help with reducing fuel consumption during the current shortage. Therefore, all In-Person Parent Teacher Interviews booked for tomorrow, November 25th, will now be by telephone or Microsoft Teams. 

As parents, you have two options:

  1. Phone Call - Your child’s teacher will call you at your designated time. You do not need to do anything else.

  2. Virtual Conference - If you prefer a virtual call, please email your child’s teacher. All Saanich teacher’s emails follow the same pattern: first initial and then last name followed by @saanichschools.ca. E.g. John Smith is jsmith@saanichschools.ca. Your child’s teacher will then send you an MS Teams or Zoom invite at your assigned time.  

If you still want to sign up for a meeting time, please call Carol Gribling at the school office, 250-655-2700,  and she will assist you in setting up a meeting.  

Lastly, you can always reach out to your child’s teacher at any time that you have a concern or a question. You can email, phone or arrange a time to stop in before or after school.

Report Cards went home Friday and can now be picked up at the front office.

Transportation (school bus info) can be found on Twitter by searching SD63bus or https://twitter.com/sd63bus

Our school music program is holding a Purdy’s fundraiser, order deadline is today. Online ordering and paying only.

Our leadership class is holding a donation drive for the Home is Where the Heart is Foundation. Items to donate are: winter clothes, toiletries, non-perishable food items and backpacks to put everything in. Items can be dropped off at the office.

Early dismissal tomorrow, November 25 ~ 2:00  W/F schedule.
Parent/Teacher phone interviews are tomorrow, November 25 ~ 5:00-7:00 pm,  please call 250-655-2700 for your appointments. 

Saanich International Student Program (SISP) is actively looking for new Host Families for our international students joining us in January/February, as well as host families who would like to be available on short notice for students currently here. Sign up for a no-commitment consultation with one of our Homestay Coordinators or start your application to become a host family!

Youth Health Clinic is every Thursday night 5:30-7:30 @ Shoreline Medical Clinic.

The PAC Breakfast Program will be Thursday's and Friday's 7:45-8:20.  Baked goods and juice boxes available.  .25 cents per item.

Order Parkland spirit wear! Forms at front office - email your order to cgribling@saanichschools.ca and pay online - 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.

Daily Health Check info notice.


MAIN:  Burger & Fries  //  Tofu Fried Rice (GF)  //  Butter Chicken on Rice  // Hot Dogs

SOUPS, SALADS, SANDWICHES:  Clubhouse  //  Veggies & Dip

BAKED GOODS: Apple Oat Muffins  //   Double Chocolate Chip Cookies  //  Brownies
The Cafeteria now has a tap machine or you can use a Cafeteria punch card $25.00.  Pay online.


Attention Sr. Boys, Sr. Girls and Jr. Boys basketball players.  Please meet in the gym right after school on Thursday November 25th for a very important meeting.  Everyone must attend.


Would you like to help with some yard clean up and make some money? Or maybe you are thinking of working in retail and need some experience. See Ms. McNamee or Ms Beaucamp for more information.

Work BC Youth Job Blast (jobs and workshops) November issue.

Are you in Grade 12?  Interested in the field of Education? Saanich School District, in partnership with Vancouver Island University is offering a new Career Program " Educational Assistant and Community Support Certificate".  This is a 7-month full time program, starting in February 2022. It is a DUAL CREDIT program sponsored by the district, so the Tuition is paid for! Please see Ms. Mac if you are interested.  There are also seats for paying adults!!

GRAD: SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES & INFORMATION: check Admission & Scholarships 2021-2022 Google Classroom for details.

Grad Winter Social is December 2 - 6-9pm. Tickets are $20 and can be paid online.

Grad lanyards have arrived, $5.00 each, available at the front office.

There is one Grad pinnie for sale in the office $34.00 size Medium.

If you missed the Grad Parent info night, here is a link to the slide show.

BAND - MUSIC - CHOIR: Morning classes all year @ 7:00 am:

Monday: Jazz Band
Tuesday: Concert Band
Wednesday: Jazz Band
Thursday: Concert Band
Friday: Choir


Wednesday and Friday after school in Room 204.

Math Centre help: Wednesday's after school in Room 201.


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 - NaNoWriMo - writing workshop in Library after school
Tuesday's - Gardening Club after school in library courtyard garden  //  NaNoWriMo - writing workshop in Library at lunch
Wednesday's -  Chess Club @ lunch Rm 106  //  D & D after school in the Learning Commons
Thursday's - 
Friday's - GSA @ lunch in the Textiles Rm  //  D & D after school in Rm 200

Upcoming Days of Note:
November 25 - Early closure 2:00 - W/F schedule
November 25 - Parent/Teacher phone interviews 5:00-7:00 (by appt only)
November 19-24 - call in for your P/T phone interview appts 250-655-2700

That's all for today Parkland ~ Stay Paw-sitive!