Daily Announcements

Friday, January 14, 2022

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Friday, January 14, 2022
by Carol Gribling - Friday, 14 January 2022, 9:10 AM

Friday, January 14, 2022 ~ Happy New Year!

Are you interested in learning more about the IB program at Parkland?   Please attend our IB Information Night (Virtual) on January 19th at 7:00pm.  Did you know that you can take only one IB class if you want to?   Do you know how being an IB student can benefit your university experience?   Come to the info session with all your questions and find out more!  Join the meeting.  Meeting ID: 812 7858 3609  Passcode: k0Gwui    

Classes have resumed with enhanced safety measures in place. We will continue to reinforce the existing safety measures such as masks, daily health checks, hand hygiene, and keeping your distance.  In addition. we have implemented new measures in order to reduce crowding in the hallways.  These measures include designated classroom entrance and exit doors where possible, staggering our class dismissal times, and distancing the cafeteria line extending it right through the front foyer.  We have also added cones, arrows and signs to reinforce the need for students and staff to walk on the right side of the hallway.  Students and staff will have to wear their masks at all times except when they are in a stationary position eating or drinking.  We want to avoid anyone walking the halls and eating or drinking. We are doing everything we can to keep everyone at Parkland safe and we hope everyone stays healthy.  If your student is going to be away, please either call the absence line - 250-655-2713 or email parklandattendance@saanichschools.ca to let us know if the absence is an illness or parent excused. Here is a letter from our Admin team.

Grade 9 immunization forms were distributed today, please complete them and return to the office next week. Thank you!

Assessment week is coming up soon, check out the Assessment Week schedule for January 24-28. If students need to write their Numeracy or Literacy Assessment, please see Mr. Earnshaw this week.

Musical Theatre students have been busy rehearsing for our production of Cinderella, and we have had a setback with the latest provincial health orders and restrictions. We are now selling a limited number of tickets with the hope that we are allowed to perform in our theatre. Tickets are available through the Parkland box office and are $18.00 each. You can call 250-655-2736 to reserve with a credit card, or send money with your student. Per the health orders, we are currently not allowed to have an audience but this may change on January 31 when Dr. Bonnie Henry reassesses the situation.
Our show run was scheduled to begin Wednesday, February 2 and continue through to Saturday, February 5. With careful consideration, we have decided to reduce the amount of performances and eliminate the two live Saturday shows. With safety in mind, we are planning to offer an online viewing option (most likely live-streaming if our cast remains healthy) regardless of the provincial mandates so we can share our hard work with our community. We are optimistic, but realistic. The link for the online option will be available for purchase via our website for the exact dates and times of the shows. We will be able to provide the information for online ticket sales after January 24, 2022 which will give us enough time to develop our plan.
In the event that the live shows are cancelled, you will have the option to have your ticket purchase refunded, or you can donate the cost of the ticket to our program to help us pay for the rights and royalties of this show. Obviously, this is difficult news to relay and we are hopeful for the opportunity to perform for our friends and families, but it is out of our hands at this time.

Hello Students! We’re announcing an event to be held in January. It’s a social responsibility project for the leadership class. We’re having a quiz competition about cultural differences with prizes of free cafeteria tickets, but we need your help! Tell us about your culture by the end of the winter break. Thank you for supporting our project.

Central Saanich Little League registration is open. Paper registration form

Peninsula Crossfit has classes for students. Here is the link and information for Kickboxing and for the kids/teens fitness classes.

Peninsula Baseball and Softball registration is open.

Central Saanich Extreme Softball registration on now.

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

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.
BC Covid 19 Thrive Health App, self assessment and information notice.


MAIN: Breakfast Platter  //  Beef Soft Taco  //  Pancakes & Sausages  //  Hot Dogs

SOUPS, SALADS, SANDWICHES: Beef Barley Soup //  Veggies & Dip (GF) (V)

BAKED GOODS: Morning Glory Muffin  // Fudge Brownies
The Cafeteria now has a debit tap machine or you can use a Cafeteria punch card $25.00.  Pay online.


Congratulations to the Sr Girls Basketball Team on their nail-biting 55-54 win over Lambrick Park last night. The girls played hard and worked well as a team. They were up, then behind and then with a lot of grit and determination they pulled it together in the 4th period with impressive shooting, and amazing defense. Way to go girls, that was a very big win, we are so proud of you all! Amazing team effort!! Good luck against SMU next week. Go Panthers! 

A shout out to the Jr Boys Basketball team for their hard fought game last night against Claremont. They played hard as a team and had some impressive shots but came up a little short. Good luck at your next game boys. Go Panthers!

Intramural Basketball schedule this week:
Monday - No Name vs Darkinson Panthers  //  Bone Collectors vs International 
Tuesday - Bone Collectors vs Carlson  //  Nikacado Avacado vs Darkinson Panthers
Thursday - No Name vs Mati & Milky  //   Staff vs International 


The Weed Man Lawn Care is looking for an Outdoor Customer Outreach Representative. Are you interested in business development and working outside? Come see Ms Mac for more details.

Food Services Jobs with Island Health! Island Health is looking for keen individuals with an interest in Food Services. See the attached or come and find Ms. McNamee for more information

District Career Programs & Dual Credit Opportunities - Join us virtually via MSTeams on Thursday, January 27 to learn more about opportunities available to students in grades 10-12 that will allow them to jumpstart their post-secondary pathway while still in high school. To register visit the Saanich Careers Education website - https:careered.sd63.bc.ca

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

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

Grad photo retake days are February 8 & 9, book your appointment now.

Grad Hoodies and Crewnecks have arrived, pick them up at the office.  Second order is now being taken, last day to order is February 4. 

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

Upcoming Days of Note:
Jan 19 - IB info night ~ virtually @ 7:00 pm - Join the meeting.  Meeting ID: 812 7858 3609  Passcode: k0Gwui   
January 24 - Block 1 (am) & Block 3 (pm)
January 25 - Block 2 (am) & Block 4 (pm)
January 26-28 - exam days
January 31 - Semester 2 starts
That's all for today Parkland ~ Stay Paw-sitive!