Daily Announcements

Thursday, May 19, 2022

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Thursday, May 19, 2022
by Carol Gribling - Thursday, 19 May 2022, 9:59 AM

Thursday, May 19, 2022 ~ Spirit Day

Tomorrow is a Non-Instructional Day and Monday is a stat holiday. See you all again on Tuesday, May 24. Have a great long weekend.

Parkland is participating in the BC Children's Hospital Jean's Up campaign. Today is Spirit Day and we are asking everyone to wear their jean's and Parkland hoodie or tshirt. Thanks for showing your support.

Just a reminder to all students to please start returning all textbooks you no longer need to the library. All items signed out on your account must be returned to the library by the end of the school year or you will be charged. If you have any concerns, please come and speak with a Librarian.

Congratulations to our Parkland Sailing teams for placing 1st and 7th overall at the Discovery Cup regatta this past weekend in Victoria.  There were a lot of close races and great winds which made for an exciting day on the water.  Way to go teams!! 

Exciting NEW Continuous Grad Fundraiser with LEVEL GROUND!  If you drink coffee, tea or enjoy dried fruit and snacks, we encourage you to check out this LEVEL GROUND fundraiser & support our Grad Parent fundraising. It's super simple:

- do your shopping
- then at the check-out, enter PSSGRAD as the Discount Code
- all orders over $40 will receive free shipping
- for all orders over $40, our Grad Parent Fundraising will receive 20% of the total order
- wait for your order and then enjoy your coffee, tea, etc
Again, PSSGRAD as the "Discount Code".  Thank you Parkland Community.

Are you interested in learning more or applying to the IB program?   Did you know that you can take only one or a few IB classes?   Find out more about the benefits of IB for University preparation, academic skill-building and becoming part of this dynamic group for Sept 2022!   Check out our IB website at www.parklandib.ca , contact Erin Stinson at estinson@saanichschools.ca or Wendy Anderson at wanderson@saanichschools.ca.  
Transportation (school bus info) can be found on Twitter by searching SD63bus or https://twitter.com/sd63bus

Saanich International Student Program (SISP) is actively looking for new Host Families for our international students joining us at the end of August 2022. Make lifelong friendships, provide a student with a home away from home and share the beauty of your community!  If you are interested in this opportunity, host families are provided:

·      $975 per month per student (students must have their own bedroom)
·      Ongoing support from the SISP Homestay team
·      International students who are fully vaccinated
Sign up for a no-commitment consultation with one of our Homestay Coordinators or start your application to become a host family!

School Bus registration is now open for the 2022/23 School Year. Registration open until June 15.

The Parkland Track campaign is still running.  Work on the new track has started but we are still in need of raising funds to resurface it. Please spread the word about this exciting community project and check out the website at www.parklandtrack2021.com .  There is a DONATE TODAY button at the top for those interested in donating. It will take a village to raise the money needed but we can do it! Thank you for your support of our community project.

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 (& V)  //  Fettuccini Alfredo (V)  //  Butter Chicken with Rice & Veggies  //  Hot Dogs

SOUPS, SALADS, SANDWICHES: Clubhouse  //  Fries  //   Veggies & Dip (GF & V)

BAKED GOODS: Lemon Blueberry Muffin (& Blueberry GF)  //  Assorted Cookies

The Cafeteria has a debit tap machine or you can use a Cafeteria punch card $25.00.  Pay online.


Intramural Soccer schedule for this week:
Monday - McKinney's Angels vs Los Prime
Tuesday - Los Prime vs Staff
Thursday - Spider Monkey's vs McKinney's Angels

SWPS – Saanich Water Polo School - is inviting High School kids into the High School Water Polo Program this Spring. With many high school aged kids looking at potential lifeguarding positions, this is a  great program to increase their strength and stamina in a really fun way, and give them the edge they need.

KidSport Greater Victoria is a local organization that exists to help families in need access organized sport opportunities for their children. To be eligible for up to $600 per year in registration fee support, children must be 18 years or under, families must be within financial eligibility limits, and season must be at least 8 weeks long with an eligible sport organization.  For more information, a list of eligible local sport organizations, and to apply, visit www.kidsportvictoria.ca.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES: see Ms. McNamee form ore details if you are interested in any of the following:

There are so many jobs available right now!  Check out the QR codes posters around the school and the job board at the Career Centre.
Maria Souvlaki is hiring.  Are you looking for part time work on a Saturday, check it out!
The Prairie Inn is hiring for a dishwasher.  They will pay more than min wage!!

Sidney Employment Expo 2022.  Come to this free event and check out over 30 local employers looking to hire!!  Tomorrow May 19th from 1 pm to 4 pm at Mary Winspear Centre.  Check out exploresidney.ca/expo

Island Health has an excellent opportunity for any students seeking summer employment.  They are hiring for their teams in Food Services and 
Environmental Services (housekeeping). See Ms. Mac for details.

Interested in Joinery, Carpentry, or the Trades. Ceannsee Kitchens and Vintage Woodworking are looking to hire for the summer and possibly more! See Ms. Mac for details on these amazing job opportunities.

TEAC- 105 Do you love Designing things and problem solving??  Interested in Technology and Engineering? Come to the Career Center Thursday at lunch to hear more about a Dual Credit Course at Camosun called TEAC 105.  Best part about this course..it is FREE and gives you 4 credits and an opportunity to explore the latest in Technology and Design! 

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

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

Grad Ceremony packages are now overdue please bring them to the office today.

Grads your ceremony check list has been posted on your grad board, make sure you have everything handed in. See Ms. Gribling in the office if you don't.

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

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

Upcoming Days of Note:
May 19 - Spirit Day & Jean's Day - Jean's on the bottom Parkland Wear on top - Assembly and PAC BBQ
May 20 - Non-Instructional Day
May 23 - Victoria Day - no school

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