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March 1, 2024

Friday Post


March 1st, 2024

***Be on the lookout for QR codes posted around the school to sign up for the Parkland Talent Show on Tuesday March 12th - any and all talents welcome!***

Course selection forms for the 2024-25 school year have gone home and are due to the office by March 8.

Sea Cadet Program is taking new registrations now ages 12-18. Learn useful life skills and earn high school credits.  Join for free.

Learning Updates (Report Cards) available online.

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. Sharun, lsharun@saanich then pay online - pick up at the end of the day at the front office.

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


MAIN: Chicken Strips  // Beef Soft Taco // Hot Dogs // Breakfast Platter

SANDWICHES & SIDES:  Clubhouse Sandwich // Naan Pizza // Veggies & Dip

SWEET TREATS: Assorted Muffins, Cookies and Baked Treats

Students can pay with debit/credit, cash or Cafeteria lunch cards - $30. You pay for the lunch cards online. students then pick up at the office.


***The 13th annual Panther Cup is scheduled for Friday, March 8th at Panorama, puck drop is at 1pm!  Grab a permission slip and come out to support this fun sporting event where Parkland staff take on the Hockey Academy. Permission slips due by Wednesday March 6th***


***TRACK AND FIELD - Do you love to Run, Jump, Throw and Race Walk?  A very important Track and Field meeting is on Monday March 4th at lunch. Please come to the Career Center to learn more about this fabulous, fun and fast team!***


Basketball Intramural schedule this week:

Monday - Jae-Ina vs Reds  //  Milkman’s vs Staff

Thursday - Jae-Ina vs Staff


Parkland Basketball Skills Development Sessions: 

Want to improve your basketball skills and have fun?  Sessions are starting and will continue through the spring.  All are welcome!  

The sessions will feature: 

  • Individual Skills - Ball Handling, Passing, Shooting, Rebounding, Defense  
  • Team Concepts - Spacing, Ball and Player Movement, Offenses/Sets, Defenses, Transition, Clock management
  • Scrimmages - Competitive games with evenly matched teams
  • Frequent Special Guest Coaches 


  • Boys - Grade 9 and Grade 8 from North Saanich.  Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:30
  • Boys - Grade 10 and 11  (TBA - Watch for news!)  
  • Girls - (TBA - Watch for news!) 

***Sign up now for the Badminton intramurals being held March 10-April 30. See Huan, Logan or Ms. Hardy for more information. Registration closes next Wednesday Mar 6th!***

***The final Senior Girls Soccer tryouts will be this Friday (2:15-3:30 in the gym) and next Monday and Wednesday (after school on the Blue Heron Turf). Please make sure you check in with Ms. Dibblee if you are wanting to play and can’t make a try-out***

RBC Training Ground will be returning to Victoria March 2 and would like to invite students to attend this incredible opportunity for them to show what they're capable of! For all the information please see is below: 

  • What is RBC Training Ground: RBC Training Ground is a talent identification and athlete funding program designed to uncover athletes with Olympic potential and provide them with the high-performance sport resources they need to achieve their podium dreams.
  • Event Cost: This event is FREE of charge to register and a great way for student athletes to interact with National Sport Organizations such as Rowing Canada, Rugby Canada and Volleyball Canada
  • Where: University of Victoria CARSA (Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities) Address: Gabriola Rd, Saanich, BC V8P 5C2
  • When: Saturday March 2nd. Testing waves still available include: 2:30pm, 3:00pm and 3:30pm"
  • How Long: Testing will take between 45mins to an hour.
  • What athletes will be tested on: Speed, Strength, Endurance, Power.  
  • How to Register: Students interested in participating in the event can register through the RBC Training Ground. 

For further information about RBC Training ground please visit the website.



Career or Educational Information:

Interested in nursing, lab assistant, radiology, mental health and addiction? Complete prerequisites while still in high school! Visit the Career Centre for more info!

DND will be visiting Monday at lunch to chat about their summer program! The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) is available to high school students in grades 11 & 12 who have an interest in working in unique trades to support repair work to the naval fleet.  These civilian positions allow students to become familiar with the work related to the various trade disciplines supporting ship repair work on the west coast and provides 8 weeks of paid work experience supporting the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Visit the Career Centre at lunch on Monday for more info and to receive an application!

Learning to Lead! is a program that provides self-identified girls in Grades 10-12 the opportunity to increase their confidence and explore their leadership potential while creating a network that supports them along their educational and career journeys. For more info and to apply. The deadline for registration is March 29th. 

First Aid Training - Emergency First Aid with CPR-C - Saturday April 6, 9:00am-5:00pm. YEP students only pay $55! ($110 regular cost). Register now! Call 250-656-5537 to pay via credit, or visit the SHOAL Centre Reception Desk to pay via cash, cheque or card.

Click for Volunteer Opportunities

Click for Job Postings

Maria's Souvlaki in Sidney is hiring 4 students for serving! Part-time evening and weekends. $16.75/hr + tips. Bring your resume and apply in person!


The next Grad Parent Meeting is March 5 at 7:00 in the Library Learning Commons.

Borrow Me Boutique, is a dress rental company, renting dresses as a sustainable option for any event.

Grad parent fundraiser at Brewsky’s Taphouse, Meat Draw and 50/50. Next date is March 9 ~ 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, PSSGRAD as the "Discount Code".  Thank you Parkland Community.



Tuesday - Friday - Support in all subjects after school in Room 202 or 204.

Wednesday - Math support 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 - 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

Friday -  Automotive Club after school


Upcoming Days of Note

March 6 - Panther Cup permission slips due

March 8 - Panther Cup

March 8 - Course Selection forms due

March 12 - Parkland Talent Show

March 18-April 2 - Spring Break

April 19 - Learning Updates available after 4:00

April 22 - Non-Instructional Day

April 25 - Early dismissal

April 25 - Parent/Teacher interviews 5-7, by appt only

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