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Thursday Post

Thursday Post

January 18, 2024

*** International Baccalaureate (IB ) information night for Grade 8-10 families!   Please join us tonight  at 7:00 pm in the school library to learn more about the IB program at Parkland and how it can benefit your child.   We'll overview the program, answer all of your questions, and you will be able to talk to current IB students.    For those unable to join in person, the MS Teams link.  

Tickets for Musical Theatre production of Mean Girls (PG13) are on sale. Look at the theatre               seating to choose your seats then call the Accounts office to reserve (250-655-2736, T-F, 8-3). Adults $18 // Students $14. Saturday Matinee $14 for everyone.  There will be a small concession during intermission, cash only.  Live streaming is available for the Friday and Saturday night shows. Cost is $15 for an individual or $30 for a household. Thank you for your support!

Our Indigenous Leadership students are selling Indigenous Hot Dogs today at lunch in the front foyer. $4.00 each. All monies raised will go towards the Indigenous Leadership Program.

*** The BGC Youth Program has cooking classes at their Central Saanich location for youths 12-16.

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.

IN THE CAFETERIA TODAY : This week's menu

MAIN:  Butter Chicken  // Chicken Strips & Fries // Tortellini // Hot Dogs

SANDWICHES & SIDES: Breakfast Wrap // Naan Pizza // Veggies & Dip

SWEET TREATS: Assorted Muffins, Cookies and Baked Treats

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.


Congratulations to our Jr Boys basketball team for their impressive comeback 40-38 win over Stelly’s Monday night. The team worked well together and fought hard to sting the Stringers.

Congratulations to our Sr Girls basketball team for their impressive 37-26 win over Edward Milne Monday night. The team made some great plays and some good defensive moves. Way to go girls!

*** Attention all Basketball players.  If you wish to participate in 3 on 3 Basketball intramurals at lunch, please see Sutty for a sign up sheet.  Sign-up deadline is today.



Career or Educational Information:

Farm workers Subsidy. If you work on a Farm stop by the Career Center to learn more about a subsidy for young could make $3 MORE per hour!!

Click for Volunteer Opportunities

Click for Job Postings

*** If you are interested in becoming a Health Care Support Worker, the Broadmead Care facility is conducting another HCAP cohort in March 2024. Register now.

Saanich Student Works Painting is hiring. Email resume to

Butchart Gardens Job Fair! Thursday February 7th, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Recruiting for spring and summer employment in most departments. Bring your resume!



The next Grad Parent Meeting is February 6 at 7:00 in the Library Learning Commons.

Grad parent fundraiser at Brewsky’s Taphouse, Meat Draw and 50/50. Next date is Feb 10 ~ 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,PSSGRAD 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
Jan 22 - Grad photo retakes by appt - online booking link 

Jan 22-26 - Altered bell schedule for Assessments & Literacy/Numeracy Assessment - schedule
                   Note: this week the school buses run at their regular time, there is no mid day bus.

Jan 22 - Block 1 8:30-11:00 and course completion in the afternoon

Jan 23 - Block 2 8:30-11:00 and course completion in the afternoon

Jan 24 - Block 3 8:30-11:00 and course completion in the afternoon

Jan 25 - Block 4 8:30-11:00 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!