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Thursday Post

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Bus Registration for the 2023/24 school year is now open! Registrations are only accepted online. Here is the registration link.

Parent/Teacher interviews are April 27, 5-7pm. Call Ms. Gribling @ 250-655-2700 for appointments.

Leadership students are hosting a Spring Food Drive now through April 27. All donations will be given to the Sidney Food Bank. Donation bin in the front foyer. Thank you for supporting our community.

Literacy and Numeracy Graduation Assessments are April 25-28. Here are some links with more information regarding these assessments. Please see Mr. Earnshaw if you have any questions or want to rewrite your assessment. Check out any of these links for more information: Literacy 10 SlideshowLiteracy 10 info Literacy 12 infoNumeracy 10 info.    Assessment schedule .

Here is the May IB exam schedule.

Studio 63 Hair Salon is now open for haircuts and styling. Call for an appointment or just walk in.

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

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:  Butter Chicken on Rice //  Veggie Wrap (V)   //  Pork Donkatsu  //  Hot Dogs
WRAPS & SALADS: Breakfast Wrap  //  Chicken Caesar Wrap  //  Veggies & Dip
BAKED TREATS: Blueberry Muffins  // Oatmeal Cookies
The Cafeteria accepts debit tap, cash or Cafeteria punch card $30.00.  Pay online.


Rugby Home Games 3:30 tipoff: Girls: April 21, 28



***Keira Patterson competed in the Skills BC event yesterday in Photography and won GOLD!!!! She completed against Regional winners from all over BC and took home #1.  Biggest thanks to Mr. Gogol for all his support...and equipment 🙂  Now Keira can compete at the Nationals in Winnipeg in May!  BRAVO KEIRA!!!!   Ben Douglas also represented Saanich and Parkland in Electrical.  Also, last night, 3 of our Parkland students, as well as other SD63 students were awarded the Youth Work in Trades Scholarship at the Board office during the SB meeting with their parents and community watching. Logan Gotto, Logan Stetchman, and Dylan McKay were each awarded a $1000 scholarship for completing over 900 hours as a youth apprentice, 4 courses in YWIT, and having a minimum C+ average.  Tony Arthurs, ex. Parkland teacher, now with the Ministry of Education, was there to present the awards. So proud of all our Panthers!!

Love the ocean and looking for a great opportunity? Ocean Wise's Youth to Sea program is aimed at 15-18 year-old students, runs for 10 months (late May 2023 to early March 2024) and students can gain school credits or volunteer hours for taking part.  Deadline for applications is April 24th. Pop into the Career Centre or visit for more info!

Do you have that feeling of wanderlust? Maybe you've seen ships at sea when you were a child and wondered what it would be like to be on one. Camosun College offers training for all positions in the nautical industry; from deckhand to captain! Visit for more information.

Are you 15-18 and interested in an exciting and challenging volunteer role in healthcare? Island Health's Step Up Youth Program is for you! The program is centered on providing social engagement support to patients and residents, with a commitment of one two-hour shift per week. For more information and to apply.

Thinking of Firefighting? ISLAND IGNITE, July 7-9, 2023. A weekend for female youth in Grades 11 & 12 to be engaged, encouraged, and empowered through firefighting! For more information visit or email   Applications due May 1, 2023

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

BUTCHART GARDENS Job Fair! April 20, 6:30-8:00pm at Butchart Gardens. Spring and summer employment opportunities!

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

SD63 Career's Newsletter.


Grad UVic tickets are to be reserved between June 1-16 only. Please refer to your blue folded pages for more information.

Grad packages have been distributed, please go over it with your grad, sign the papers and return to the office by April 28. If you still haven’t picked up your package please go to the office.

Next Grad Parent Meeting is Monday, April 24 @ 7:00 in the Library.

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 106 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

Apr 24 - Non-instructional Day

Apr 25 - Report Cards emailed out at 4:00

Apr 27 - Early dismissal 2:00

Apr 27 - Parent/Teacher Interviews 5-7pm. Call for appts

Apr 28 - Grad package due

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