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Tuesday Post

October 24, 2023

School Photos have gone home, if you would like to order pictures, feel free to use the promo code for 10% off your order. CODE: F2310OFF, off expires May 1, 2024. Redeem now.

Just a reminder for you to report when your student is absent from school, any time of the day. Email: OR Phone: 250-655-2713.

Halloween events:

  • Online Pumpkin Carving Contest: Submissions are accepted until Oct 30. Photos of entries need to emailed to Ms. Frith, by Monday Oct 30. Prize: $10 cafeteria munch card.
  • Halloween Costume Contest: Tuesday Oct 31 at lunch in the theatre. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes.
  • Claremont’s ScreamFest Halloween Event is Oct 24-26, 6-9, tickets are available at the front office, $10 each.

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!

Graduation diplomas for last year’s grads have arrived and can be picked up at the front office.

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: Baron of Beef & Fries // Spaghetti & Meatballs // Hot Dogs

SANDWICHES & SIDES: Breakfast Wrap // Clubhouse // Pepperoni Cheese Stick // Veggies & Dip

SWEET TREATS: Assorted Muffins  //  Assorted Cookies

Cafeteria lunch cards are $30. You pay for them online. Students then pick up at the office.


Jr Boys basketball team final tryouts are Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-7:00.

*** Girls basketball is this Sunday 6-7:30. Come and “Try It Out” if you are interested in playing basketball this year.

*** Huge congratulations to the Parkland swim team for their fabulous performance at the Island School Swim Meet yesterday. Shout-out to Liam, Chin, Mason, and Jacob for qualifying to go to Provincials in November!  And we just heard that our other relay team qualified as well (there were issues with the touch pads so the results weren't accurate), so congrats to Jemma, Judith, Emily, and Lea for qualifying to go to Provincials as well 🙂 

*** Congratulations to our Rowing teams for placing in their speed categories at the October Sprints on the weekend:

   Lionel, Cohen, Pietro and Chin placed 2nd in the novice quad.

   Rosie, Bree, Lena and Emma placed 3rd in the novice quad.

   Layla and Corinna placed 1st  in the open double.

   Corinna Schierhold won in the singles 

   Marie, Jemma, Harlow and Layla placed 3rd in the Open 4X

Attention all students.  Intramural Volleyball will be starting in the next few weeks.  Come see Mr. Sutton in the PE Office or Ms. Gribling in the main office to get your sign-up sheet.  Please return all completed team sign-up sheet to Mr. Sutton in the PE office by today.


Career or Educational Information:

Last week a group of Parkland students attended Camosun College to learn about the Early Learning and Care program. They heard from current students, instructors, about career pathways and dual credit programs; free courses that allow you to 'try before you buy!' Check it out:

The Navy came for a visit and provided students with lots of info and even put some classes through fitness testing! It was lots of fun and we're already looking forward to doing it again. 

Community Family and Child Studies - There are two fabulous Camosun courses being offered for FREE in Semester 2 online and Friday afternoon. Are you interested in Community, Family and Child Studies, then this is for you!!   We not only pay the tuition but can help with other expenses as well as part of a government grant!


Youth Engagement Program is looking for volunteers to hand out Candy to Kids on Halloween from 4:30-6pm in downtown Sidney! See the Career Center is interested!!!


Job Postings & Volunteer Opportunities: Check out the Job Board



Grad photos are coming up, November 1-7, by appt only, book now. Province: BC // City: North Saanich.

Grad Bottle Drive is happening from 10am-2pm Saturday November 4th! We need people to sign up for shifts going around picking up bottles and dropping them off in the student school parking lot. We also need a couple of people greeting and helping unload in the parking lot. Grad Parents encouraged to join! 

Grad parent fundraiser at Brewsky’s Taphouse, Meat Draw and 50/50. Next date is Nov 18, 2-4pm.

UVic Parent virtual info night, November 15, 7:00. Make your calendar and Register.

The next Grad Parent Meeting is November 21 at 7:00 in the Library Learning Commons.

A 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, Thursday and Friday after school in Room 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

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

Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 - Literacy/Numeracy Assessments - schedule

Nov. 2 - Photo Retake Day - Bk 1 only

Nov. 1 - 7  - Grad Photos - by appt only, book now

Nov. 9 - Term 2 Starts

Nov. 10 - Remembrance Day Assemblies

Nov. 13 - Stat for Remembrance Day 

Nov 17 - Report Cards available after 4:00, sign in.

Nov 20 - Non-Instructional Day - no classes

Nov 21 - Grad Parent Meeting - 7:00 pm

Nov 23 - Early dismissal, 2:00

Nov 23 - Parent/Teacher Interviews 5:00-7:00 - by appt

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