May 5, 2023 ~ Happy Cinco de Mayo
Bus Registration for the 2023/24 school year is now open! Registrations are only accepted online. Here is the registration link. Student ID number is required.
*** RED DRESS DAY is the National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People recognized annually on May 5. Come see the display in the main foyer today and pick up a red ribbon to show your support. Take action to learn more by checking out these links to interesting videos, statistics, and the Final Report from the National Inquiry from 2019 concluding that the staggering rate of violence is disproportionate toward Indigenous women in North America. Jamie Black: REDRESS Project Statistics Canada Website What is Red Dress Day? The Canadian Encyclopedia More Video Clips: MMIWG 2019 Calls for Justice pdf
***The Parkland PAC will be holding its final business meeting of the year on Monday May 15th followed by our AGM. We hope parents will join us to hear what’s going on at school and what the PAC has contributed to this past school year. Monday June 12th will be our last meeting and will be a social one.
The talent Show is next Tuesday, scan the QR Code on the posters to sign up.
Grade 11s and 12s are invited to read frequently updated scholarship information posted on the Scholarship Google classroom.
Youth Health Clinic is every Thursday night 5:30-7:30 @ Shoreline Medical Clinic.
Order Parkland spirit wear Forms at front office - email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org and pay online - pick up at end of the day, at the front office.
Studio 63 Hair Salon is now open for haircuts and styling. Call for an appointment or just walk in.
Just a reminder that student drop off and pick-up is in the parking lot by the tennis courts.
BC Covid 19 Thrive Health App, self assessment and information notice.
IN THE CAFETERIA TODAY:
MAIN DISHES: Breakfast Platter // Pancakes & Sausages // Pizza // Hot Dogs
WRAPS & SALADS:Beef Soft Taco // Clubhouse // Veggies & Dip
BAKED TREATS: Double Chocolate Muffins // Brownies
The Cafeteria accepts debit tap, cash or Cafeteria punch card $30.00. Pay online.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS
*** Intramural Soccer Schedule:
May 8 - Man Chest Hair United vs Dein Hintern ist Sub
May 9 - Spider Monkey vs Staff
May 11 - Spider MOnkey vs Man Chest Hair United
*** Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity and way to give back to your community? The KELSET PAC Spring Fair is looking for people! Friday May 26, 4:00-9:00 pm; or portion of. Tasks will include set-up/take-down and running games tables. Come to the Career Centre to sign up!
The Plan A Summer Youth Employment Program provides paid work experience to students interested in a career in Carpentry. As a student, you can earn up to 16 credits towards your high school diploma and may be eligible for a $1000.00 award if requirements are met. You also receive apprentice training and opportunities for advancement and support towards the cost of tuition in moving forward with your Level 1 technical training. We consider skill, safety, quality, productivity, and attitude to be the keys to success in the industry. This program will be offered during July and August. Monday, May 15th, is the deadline for the Plan A application. See Ms. McNamee ASAP if you are interested!!!
There are many available jobs right now. See Ms. McNamee for more details.
The Sidney/North Saanich Yacht Club is hiring! Dishwasher and kitchen prep worker needed. $16.75/hour. Friday-Sunday evening shifts. FREE meal each shift!
Work BC Youth Job Blast (jobs and workshops) April issue.
SD63 Career's Newsletter.
Grad UVic tickets are to be reserved between June 1-16 only. Please refer to your blue folded pages for more information.
*** Grad packages are now overdue, hand them in to Ms. Gribling asap!
Check the Grad Google Classroom for the latest grad activities.
Grade 12s are invited to read frequently updated information posted on the Admissions Google classroom.
Exciting 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.
TUTORIALS, COURSE WORK ASSISTANCE & ACADEMIC SUPPORT
Wednesday and Friday after school in Room 204.
Math & Science Help Centre Wednesdays after school in Room 201.
CLUBS, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, WEEKLY MEETINGS
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 - BIPOC Club @ lunch in Rm 105
Tuesday - Games Club @ lunch Rm 112 // Girls’ Chess & Pingpong @ lunch Rm 106 //
Gardening Club @ lunch outside the library
Wednesday - Knitting Club @ lunch in Rm 211 // Electronics Club Rm in 106 after school
Thursday - Tech Club @ lunch in the Learning Commons // D & D @ lunch in Rm 208 //
Chess & Pingpong @ lunch Rm 106
Friday - GSA @ lunch Rm 212
Upcoming Days of Note
May 9 - Talent Show at lunch in the theatre - sign up via QR code - entrance by donation
May 10 - Grad Parent Meeting 7:00 in our Library Learning Commons
May 18 - Spirit Assembly - altered bell schedule
May 19 - Non-Instructional Day - no school
May 22 - Victoria Day - no school
June 1 - first day to reserve grad tickets, email or call Ms Gribling in the office
June 2 - Grad guest forms available
June 9 - Grad guest forms due
June 16 - Grad assembly Bk 4 - mandatory attendance & activities after assembly
June 16 - last day to reserve UVic grad tickets
That's all for today Parkland ~ Stay Paw-sitive!