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March 14, 2024

Thursday Post


March 14th, 2024

***Calling all runners! The Times Colonist 10k race takes place on Sunday April 28th. This is Victoria's biggest race of the year - last year there were more than 7500 runners. You don't have to be fast, you just have to come out and have fun. Students and staff can sign up and join the Parkland Panthers team. The cost is $59, and you can register at this link: TC 10k Registration. Make sure to select that you are joining as part of a school team. Please see Mr. Burnham if you have any questions or want more information about the race.***

***The Capital Regional District is hiring a Play in the Park Program Leader and 4 Play in the Park Program Assistants.  More information can be found at*** 

The cafeteria is closed today and Friday.

If you are wanting a Yearbook this year you have until April 10th to make your payment!  You can pay online or in person using Debit or Credit. They are $45.00.

GRADS!  Remember to submit your grad quote by this Friday! This quote goes under your picture in the yearbook. If you don't submit one, we will put in a generic phrase, such as, "Go Panthers!" or, "Once a Panther, always a Panther” so make sure you send one in!

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.

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 April 19 after 4pm.

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 Mrs. Blackwell, 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.






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.


Nothing at this time.




Career or Educational Information:

Interested in the trades and want to learn more? Join us for the Women in Trades & Technology Day at Camosun! Explore a variety of trades in a hands-on day of fun at Camosun! April 16, 9:30am-2:30pm. Visit the Career Centre to sign up!

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 evenings 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 annual Grad Breakfast is happening on April 5th.  They are still looking for parents to help with the event. Please sign up here if you can help: SignUp Genius.

The next Grad Parent Meeting is April 9th at 7pm in the Library Learning Commons.

Borrow Me Boutique, is a dress rental company, renting dresses as a sustainable option for any event.

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 is the "Discount Code".  Thank you Parkland Community.



Tuesday - Friday - Support in all subjects after school in Room 202 or 204.



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 15 - Gr. 9 Immunization Make-Up Day

March 18-April 2 - Spring Break

April 5 - Grad Breakfast & Grad Assembly Block 1

April 10 - Term 3 ends

April 11 - Saanich Dance Showcase 9am-11am

April 11 - Grad Capstone presentation day (Grade 12’s)

April 12 - Day of Silence

April 15-19 - Literacy/Numeracy Assessment week

April 19 - Learning Updates available after 4:00

April 22 - Non-Instructional Day

April 22-25 - Int’l Rocky Mountain trip

April 25 - Early dismissal

April 25 - Parent/Teacher interviews 5pm-7pm, by appt only

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