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Friday Post

Friday Post

December 1, 2023 

Our school phone system is changing, so when you call the main school phone you will be prompted to different options. Please bare with us as we learn our new system.

Just a reminder for you to report when your student is absent from school, any time of the day. Email: OR Phone: 250-655-2700 and choose Absence line.

*** We have a couple different Seasonal Donation Drives: Social Justice students are collecting gently used clothing, new or gently used toys, blankets, toiletries and money for Our Place Society. Leadership students are collecting new toys and money for CFAX Santa’s Anonymous. Donation tubs are in the front office until December 20. Thank you for helping us support these worthy charities.

*** And our annual Peninsula Lions Food Bank Drive, Dec 4-22, Block 3 class contest.  Thank you for helping us support this worthy charity.

Our PAC needs your help. The PAC would like to continue to run the breakfast club 7:45-8:25am, selling muffins and juice boxes to our students. They need parent volunteers to sign up. Thank you for supporting our students! PAC can be reached at:

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

Order Parkland spirit wear. Email your order to Ms. Gribling, then pay online - pick up at end of day at the front office.

Just a reminder that student drop off and pick-up is in the parking lot by the tennis court.


MAIN:  Breakfast Platter // Pancakes & Sausages // Chicken Nuggets // Hot Dogs

SANDWICHES & SIDES: Beef Soft Taco // Clubhouse //  Veggies & Dip

SWEET TREATS: Assorted Muffins  //  Assorted Cookies

Cafeteria lunch cards are $30. You pay for them online. Students then pick up at the office.


Calling all runners! There is an 8k race in January that starts and ends nearby North Saanich Middle School. The race is on Sunday January 14th at 11:30 am. It's a great way to kick off the new year! Students or teachers can sign up and join the Parkland Pant'ers team. The cost is $30. Register now.   Please see Mr. Burnham if you have any questions or want more information about the race.

Intramural Volleyball Schedule next week:
Monday - Semi finals teams to be announced
Tuesday - Semi finals Teams to be announced
Thursday - Finals

Peninsula Lacrosse Registration starts Dec 1.


Career or Educational Information:

Click for Volunteer Opportunities

Sidney Sparkles needs volunteers to hold the banner and throw candy for the holiday parade Sunday, Dec 3, 4:30-6:30. See Ms. McNamee or email if you are interested.

Deep Cove Elementary Winter Fair on December 8th.  We are looking for volunteers to help run some of the activities such as games, crafts etc between the hours of 5:30 and 8:30. Email or sign up online.

Click for Job Postings

Interested in supporting the well-being of children, youth, families, and communities? Join us at an upcoming: Child & Youth Care Open House. Wednesday, December 6th, 4.00PM – 5.00PM Hybrid event: UVic campus and via zoom. Door prizes!! Register now.

 October Newsletter


Grad parent fundraiser at Brewsky’s Taphouse, Meat Draw and 50/50. Next date is Dec 16 2-4pm. Parent volunteers can sign up for a date. All parents are welcome to come for some afternoon fun.

A continuous Fundraiser for grade 12s 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, POSTGRAD as the "Discount Code".  Thank you Parkland Community.


Tuesday - Friday after school in Room 204 

Wednesday - Textiles support after school in Room 404.


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 - Board and card game club at lunch in Room 109
              - French Club at lunch Room 112

              - D & D after school Room 206

Tuesday - Ping Pong and Chess at lunch in Room 106
              - Garden Club at lunch Room 102

Wednesday - Knitting Club at lunch in room 211. 

                    - Automotive Club after school

                    - D & D after school Room 206

                    - BIPOC Club @ lunch Room 105

Thursday - Ping Pong and Chess at lunch in Room 106

                - Tech Club at lunch in the library

FridayAutomotive Club after school

           -  Cross Country on the track 2:15


Upcoming Days of Note
Dec 6 - Christmas Concert 7:00

Dec 11 - PAC Meeting 7:00

Dec 14 - Grad Winter Dinner Dance - 6-10pm

Dec 25-Jan 5 - Winter Break

Jan 8 - School back in session

Jan 18 - IB info night - via MS Teams 6:00

Jan 22-24 - Grad photo retakes by appt - online booking link to come

Jan 22-26 - Literacy/Numeracy Assessment week - schedule

Jan 22 - Block 1 8:30-11:30 and course completion in the afternoon

Jan 23 - Block 2 8:30-11:30 and course completion in the afternoon

Jan 24 - Block 3 8:30-11:30 and course completion in the afternoon

Jan 25 - Block 4 8:30-11:30 and course completion in the afternoon

Jan 26 - Course completion only all day

Jan 29 - Semester 2 starts

Jan 31-Feb 3 - Musical Production of Mean Girls, curtain up at 7:00 ( & Sat 2:00 & 7:00)

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