November 14, 2023
*** The Post-secondary BC event is coming to Parkland Wednesday, Nov 22 in block 1 and 2. Representatives for 15 Post-secondary institutions will be here to share information about their programs. There will also be presentations by UVic and Camosun in the learning commons for grade 12s. Please see Ms. Anderson or Ms. Romell to sign up for the UVic and Camosun presentations or sign up through the Post-secondary Google classroom.
Lots of School Bus cards still to pick up from the front office. Transportation FAQ’s
SISP is looking for host families for this school year.
With our continued partnership with the Saanich Police Community Engagement Division, we provide resources for parents and youth in our community through a variety of workshops and seminars. Join Saanich Youth Services in partnership with Saanich Police for a FREE Gang Education & Trends Seminar. This is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to better understand the trends police are seeing in our community. In this workshop, participants will have the chance to ask all the questions they need to. Hear all the up-to-date information from police officers and youth workers in our community. Everyone from all walks of life and all corners of the community are welcome. Friday, November 17, 6:30-8:30 at Royal Oak Middle School. Registration Link. You will need to create a Saanich Active account to register.
Our band students are having a Purdy’s fundraiser for their spring festival trips. Orders are due November 24. Order now.
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: email@example.com OR Phone: 250-655-2713.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Just a reminder that student drop off and pick-up is in the parking lot by the tennis court.
IN THE CAFETERIA TODAY : Weekly menu
MAIN: Chicken Strips & Fries // Ginger Beef // Mac & Cheese // Hot Dogs
SANDWICHES & SIDES: Breakfast Wrap // Clubhouse // 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.
ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS
Intramural Volleyball Schedule this week:
Tuesday - Team Seb vs Caitlin’s Kids // Educators vs Numerators
Thursday - Denominators vs Team Seb // Caitlin’s Kids vs Educators
Career or Educational Information:
The Environmental Leadership Ocean Group of Mount Douglas Secondary School has invited Parkland students who are interested in supporting ocean sustainability to attend their Diversity in Marine Science: Inspiring Youth in Ocean Sustainability Conference on November 20th. The conference will feature speakers on marine biology, ocean sustainability and student led activities. 9:30am-3:00pm, lunch will be provided. Registration is required by November 15.
A job board has been placed outside the Career Centre. Jobs will be updated weekly and a QR code will take you to more info and link to apply. Lots of local jobs available, so come check it out!
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.
TUTORIALS, COURSE WORK ASSISTANCE & ACADEMIC SUPPORT
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after school in Room 204
CLUBS & SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
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
- Cross Country on the track 2:15
Upcoming Days of Note
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, call Ms. Gribling to book, 250-655-2700
That's all for today Parkland ~ Stay Paw-sitive!