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March 4th, 2024

Monday Post


March 4th, 2024

***Yearbooks are ready for purchase and must be paid for online by April 10th***

***SPARE ROOM? HOST AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT!  The Saanich International Student Program (SISP) is looking for caring host families to welcome International students into their families and homes this September, 2024.  Please click here for further details and presentation times over the coming months***

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 8th.

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 Nuggets // Mac & Cheese // Hot Dogs // Deli Panini

SANDWICHES & SIDES:  Clubhouse // 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 - TBA

Thursday - TBA


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 this Wednesday Mar 6th!***

***The final Senior Girls Soccer tryouts will be today 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***



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!

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!

***Portofino Bakery is offering both full-time and seasonal summer positions, with all roles starting at a minimum of $20 per hour.  They provide a range of perks including complimentary staff bread, wellness programs, social events, and moreIf you are interested in joining a dynamic team dedicated to making a real difference, apply today!  You can learn more about available positions and submit your application through or by contacting them directly at***

***Panorama Recreation has many job postings available. Please find the current postings using this link: Employment & Program Proposals | CRD. They offer a fun, dynamic and inclusive workplace with amazing wages and employee benefits such as free access to drop-in activities!***


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!