October 23, 2023
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Just a reminder for you to report when your student is absent from school, any time of the day. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Phone: 250-655-2713.
- ***Online Pumpkin Carving Contest: Submission being accepted until Oct 30th. Photos of entries need to be emailed to Ms. Frith ( email@example.com ) by Monday Oct 30th. Prize- $10 to the cafeteria. Follow the Parkland Instagram Page to see your pumpkins and cast your vote!
- ***Halloween Costume Contest: Tuesday Oct 31 at lunch in the theatre. Prizes will be handed out for some of the best costumes.
- Claremont’s ScreamFest Halloween Event is October 24-26, 6:00-9:00 pm, tickets are available at the front office, $10 each.
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!
The Peninsula Dry Grad Society is inviting you to attend their AGM, Oct 25 at 7:00pm in the Stelly’s Library Learning Commons. The Society is looking for parent volunteers to fill all 5 executive positions to keep the Society running smoothly.
Graduation diplomas for last year's grads have finally arrived. They can be picked up at the front office.
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 then pay online - pick up at end of the day, at the front office.
Just a reminder that student drop off and pick-up is in the parking lot by the tennis courts.
IN THE CAFETERIA TODAY : Weekly menu
MAIN: Chicken Strips & Fries // Sweet & Sour Pork // Mac & Cheese // Hot Dogs
SANDWICHES & SIDES: Breakfast Wrap // Clubhouse // Naan Pizza // 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.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS
*** Jr Boys basketball team final tryouts are Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-7:00.
*** Huge congratulations to the Parkland swim team for their fabulous performance at the Island School Swim Meet yesterday. Shout-out to Liam, Chin, Mason, and Jacob for qualifying to go to Provincials in November!
Attention all students. Intramural Volleyball will be starting in the next few weeks. Come see Mr. Sutton in the PE Office or Ms. Gribling in the main office to get your sign-up sheet. Please return all completed team sign-up sheet to Mr. Sutton in the PE office by Tuesday Oct. 24th.
Career or Educational Information:
*** Last week a group of Parkland students attended Camosun College to learn about the Early Learning and Care program. They heard from current students, instructors, about career pathways and dual credit programs; free courses that allow you to 'try before you buy!' Check it out:
*** The Navy came for a visit and provided students with lots of info and even put some classes through fitness testing! It was lots of fun and we're already looking forward to doing it again.
Community Family and Child Studies - There are two fabulous Camosun courses being offered for FREE in Semester 2 online and Friday afternoon. Are you interested in Community, Family and Child Studies, then this is for you!! We not only pay the tuition but can help with other expenses as well as part of a government grant!
*** Youth Engagement Program is looking for volunteers to hand out Candy to Kids on Halloween from 4:30-6pm in downtown Sidney! See the Career Center is interested!!!
Job Postings & Volunteer Opportunities: Check out the Job Board
Grad parent fundraiser at Brewsky’s Taphouse, Meat Draw and 50/50. Next date is Nov 18, 2-4pm.
UVic Parent virtual info night, November 15, 7:00. Make your calendar and Register.
The next Grad Parent Meeting is November 21 at 7:00 in the Library Learning Commons.
A 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, Thursday and Friday after school in Room 204
CLUBS & SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
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
Thursday - Ping Pong and Chess at lunch in Room 106
- Tech Club at lunch in the library
Friday - Automotive Club after school
- Cross Country on the track 2:15
Upcoming Days of Note
Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 - Literacy/Numeracy Assessments - schedule
Nov. 2 - Photo Retake Day - Bk 1 only
Nov. 1 - 7 - Grad Photos - by appt only, book now
Nov. 9 - Term 2 Starts
Nov. 10 - Remembrance Day Assemblies
Nov. 13 - Stat for Remembrance Day
Nov 17 - Report Cards available after 4:00, sign in.
Nov 20 - Non-Instructional Day - no classes
Nov 21 - Grad Parent Meeting - 7:00 pm
Nov 23 - Early dismissal, 2:00
Nov 23 - Parent/Teacher Interviews 5:00-7:00 - by appt
That's all for today Parkland ~ Stay Paw-sitive!