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Thursday Post

Thursday Post

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Tomorrow is a Non-instructional Day and Monday is Family Day, school is back in session Tuesday, Feb 21. Enjoy your long weekend. 

We will be setting up a photography studio for all new international students, students with missing photos and new staff. That will run at lunch Tuesday Feb 21, through Thursday Feb 23 – more details to follow!

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.

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.

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 Noodle Box  //  Cheese Tortellini (V)   //  Hot Dogs
WRAPS & SALADS: Breakfast Wrap  //  Veggies & Dip
BAKED TREATS: Blueberry Muffins  //  Brownies
The Cafeteria accepts debit tap, cash or Cafeteria punch card $30.00.  Pay online.


Track and Field Meeting - Do you love to RUN, THROW, and JUMP! The track team is for YOU! Come to a meeting at lunch on Wed Feb 22nd. in the Career Center.

Parkland Ultimate Frisbee starts soon! Come to a meeting at lunch on Thursday in room 104 to sign up, or see Ms Wilson if you can't attend on Thursday. All grades, all students, all abilities welcome. League games start week of March 6th!

Intramural Basketball Schedule:

Feb 16 - Rob Dawgs vs Justin Panio  //  Milky vs Staff


Youth Leadership and Employment Boot Camp at Panorama, March 20-23. Register today.

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.

Spring Break Plumbing and Pipefitting opportunities!! Interested in working full time this spring break and explore the Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitting. See Ms. McNamee if interested. Deadline to apply March 8th!

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

SD63 Career's Newsletter.


Check the Grad Google Classroom for the latest grad activities.

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 17 - Non-Instructional Day ~ no school

Feb 20 - Family Day - no school

Feb 22 - Pink Shirt Day

Feb 22 - Course selection Info night - virtual 7-8pm

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!