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Thursday Post

Thursday Post

December 21, 2023 ~ tomorrow is PJ Day

The Jewellery class is having a “best Christmas ornament” competition. Come vote for your favourite ornament just outside the metal shop. Voting is open until Thursday.

Just a reminder to all students that if you have outstanding library books to return them before Friday.

Story Theatre presents Creator Crew, a free arts program, for youth ages 14-19.  They also offer the first 8 registrants a small honorarium for food support and would be valuable to any low income students/families looking for free accessible activities.  Registration form.

We have a couple different Seasonal Donation Drives: Social Justice students are collecting gently used clothing, new or gently used toys, blankets, toiletries and money for Our Place Society. Leadership students are collecting new toys and money for CFAX Santa’s Anonymous. Donation tubs are in the front office until December 20. Thank you for helping us support these worthy charities.

And our annual Peninsula Lions Food Bank Drive, Dec 4-22, Block 3 class contest.  Thank you for helping us support this worthy charity.

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. Gribling, then pay online - pick up at end of day at the front office.

Just a reminder that student drop off and pick-up is in the parking lot by the tennis court.


MAIN:  Chicken Strips & Fries // Naan Pizza // Hot Dogs

SANDWICHES & SIDES: Clubhouse // Veggies & Dip

SWEET TREATS: Assorted Muffins  //  Assorted Cookies

Students can pay with debit, cash or Cafeteria lunch cards are $30. You pay for the lunch cards online. Students then pick up at the office.


Calling all runners! There is an 8k race in January that starts and ends nearby North Saanich Middle School. The race is on Sunday January 14th at 11:30 am. It's a great way to kick off the new year! Students or teachers can sign up and join the Parkland Pant'ers team. The cost is $30. Register now.   Please see Mr. Burnham if you have any questions or want more information about the race.

Peninsula Lacrosse Registration now.


Career or Educational Information:

Are you interested in a Career in Emergency Response? Fire, Paramedic, Police, Search and Rescue or other jobs that deal with Emergency Support Services?  Stop by the Career Center this week and speak to Ms. Mac about a fabulous opportunity with the Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization!

Calling all grade 11 & 12 students who identify as female and are interested in engineering and STEM, growing skills, and exploring possible careers in engineering! The Schneider Electric 2024 Project is a 3-month long project from January 22 to April 8, 2024. Students will work in a group to come up with a solution to a challenge provided by Schneider Electric. Weekly meetings will be hosted in-person at the University of Victoria (UVic) after school. The eligibility for this project is high school students in grade 11 to 12 who identify as girls. To learn more and to register.

Are you looking for a career at sea? Camosun College is offering a program to get you started! The Bridge Watch Rating program can lead students to a nautical career starting as a deckhand on various marine vessels including BC Ferries, Canadian Coast Guard and many other organizations. This program is fully funded and open to women and Indigenous students and includes all related course fees and supplies. For more information and to register

Want to get a jumpstart on a career in design? The Pacific Design Academy has Saturday courses starting in January, Fashion Design (online), Graphic Design (online) and Portfolio Preparation (in person). Pop into the Career Centre for more info!

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Next Grad Parent meeting Jan 9 at 7:00 in the Library Learning Commons.

Grad parent fundraiser at Brewsky’s Taphouse, Meat Draw and 50/50. Next date is Jan 13 ~ 2-4pm. Parent volunteers can sign up for a date. All parents are welcome to come for some afternoon fun.

Grad photo retakes are January 22, 2024 only, by appt - book online. No code required. Province: BC. City: North Saanich. 

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, POSTGRAD as the "Discount Code".  Thank you Parkland Community.


Tuesday - Friday after school in Room 204 

Wednesday - Textiles support after school in Room 404.


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

FridayAutomotive Club after school

           -  Cross Country on the track 2:15


Upcoming Days of Note

Dec 22 - PJ Day

Dec 25-Jan 5 - Winter Break

Jan 8 - School back in session

Jan 9 - Grad Parent Meeting 7:00 in the Library Learning Commons

Jan 11 - Tickets for Musical theatre production of Mean Girls go on sale, theatre seating 

Jan 18 - IB info night - via MS Teams 6:00

Jan 22 - Grad photo retakes by appt - online booking link 

Jan 22-26 - Literacy/Numeracy Assessment week - schedule

Jan 22 - Block 1 8:30-11:30 and course completion in the afternoon

Jan 23 - Block 2 8:30-11:30 and course completion in the afternoon

Jan 24 - Block 3 8:30-11:30 and course completion in the afternoon

Jan 25 - Block 4 8:30-11:30 and course completion in the afternoon

Jan 26 - Course completion only all day

Jan 29 - Semester 2 starts

Jan 31-Feb 3 - Musical Production of Mean Girls, curtain up at 7:00 ( & Sat 2:00 & 7:00)

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