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Monday, February 6, 2023

February is Black History Month. It is an important time to recognize and highlight Black experiences and achievements in Canada. As Black history is not limited to February, neither should honouring and learning about Black history. Checkout the bulletin board outside the learning commons and follow @parklandbipocclub on Instagram to stay informed during Black History Month.

There is a meeting Wednesday afternoon in Room 201 for all students interested in Spring Sailing

Bonjour! Are you a French student at Parkland interested in spending the day at UVIC for a day of French workshops and a cultural performance? The Forum Local de Français pour l'avenir takes place Friday April 28 9 - 3 PM @ UVIC.  See Mme Hassett to sign up.

Are you in grade 10 or 11 next year and would like to participate in a month-long exchange to France?

Here are the proposed dates of the 2023/2024 Saanich/Lyon Student Exchange (Mobility Path Program): October 7th to November 4th, 2023: Lyon students travel to Saanich March 16th to April 13th, 2024.There is a parent information evening on February 22nd at 7pm at Bayside Middle School.

Please talk to Mme Hassett for more information.

RebalanceMD is hosting their 8th Annual (!) Young Artists Competition.  The past years have been a great success and a lot of fun. Not to mention, a fantastic chance for your students to showcase their talents in the community. Submissions need to be in by May 10.

Missed our IB info night? Here’s a link to our slide show.

Grade 11s and 12s are invited to read frequently updated scholarship information posted on the Scholarship Google classroom.

Are you a student in grades 9-12? Explore your options at this FREE green collar career conference for secondary students on Saturday February 11, 2023 from 9:00 - 2:30 held virtually this year. Register today.

UBC Engineering Dept is offering multiple virtual events now until March, register now.

You are interested in participating in the PAC Breakfast Club, please email Breakfast Club runs 7:40am-8:20am, selling muffins and juice to our students. Schedules will be done based on parent availability. Thank you for supporting our PAC and our students.

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 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 DISHES: Chicken Strips & Fries //  Mac & Cheese (V)  //  Pizza  //  Hot Dogs
WRAPS & SALADS: Breakfast Wrap  //   Clubhouse  //  Veggies & Dip
BAKED TREATS: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins  //  Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Cafeteria accepts debit tap, cash or Cafeteria punch card $30.00.  Pay online.


Congratulations to the Sr Girls basketball team for placing second in their pool in the tournament this past weekend. There were some very physical games and the girls played hard and pulled through as a team. Chloe Glesby and Mia Penney were named tournament All-Stars, but a congrats to all the girls for their effort and sportsmanship while representing Parkland. Way to go girls, we are so proud of you all!

Attention all girl soccer players! If you are interested in playing soccer at Parkland this spring, please come to the PE office in the gym this week to sign up. Grade 9-12 of all abilities welcome! 

Attention rugby players! There is a meeting Wednesday at lunch in the Foods Room for anyone that wants to play rugby. Everyone welcome!

Intramural Basketball Schedule:
Feb 7 - Rob Dawgs vs Justin Panio  //  Milky vs Staff
Feb 9 - Milky vs Rob Dawgs  //  Staff vs Justin Panio


Sidney Employment Expo 2023 is March 2, 3-6pm at Mary Winspear.

There are many available jobs right now. See Ms. McNamee for more details.

Maria Souvlaki is hiring! Maria’s is in need of a Part-Time Server at their restaurant. Looking for workers during the week and one day on the weekend. This is a perfect job for students as Maria’s caters to school hours. See Ms. Mac and Mrs .Beaucamp if interested.

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

SD63 Career's Newsletter.

Grad Lanyards and hoodies are now on sale! Students must pre-order to get one. Orders will close on Tuesday, February 14th. Lanyards are buy one for $8 or two for $15. Pay online. The gear is only available through the online store. Here is the store link.

The next Grad Parent Committee meeting is set for Monday, February 6th at 7PM in the Library Learning Commons. Parents are welcome to follow the Grad Parent Facebook page.

Check the Grad Google Classroom for the latest grad activities.

Grads your yearbook quotes are due tomorrow. You can use the QR codes on posters around the school. You can also vote for “Most likely to …” using the posted QR codes.

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.


Wednesday and Friday after school in Room 204.

Math & Science Help Centre Wednesdays 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 - 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 208 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

Feb 8 - Report Cards emailed to students school email 3:00pm

Feb 9 - Early dismissal 2:00

Feb 9 - Grade 8 Parent Night & Celebration of Learning 6:30-8:00

Feb 14 - Grade 9 immunizations - blocks 1 & 2

Feb 14 - Grads - last day to order hoodies and lanyards - order today!

Feb 16 - Course selection Info night - virtual

Feb 17 - Non-Instructional Day ~ no school

Feb 20 - Family Day - no school

Feb 22 - Pink Shirt Day

Mar 10 - Course selection forms due

Mar 20-31 - Spring Break - no school

Apr 3 - School back in session

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