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April 11th, 2019

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April 11th, 2019
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 10:31 AM

April  11th, 2019


Reminder to French Immersion Grads of the K-12 gift exchange tonight at Bayside. Please be there at 5:45pm!

GRADS if you missed the Grad assembly last Thursday..... Please come to the Art Room at Lunch today to pick up your Grad Package and get a recap of the info you missed!

Studio 63 Opening for Free Hair Appointments - Did you know that School District #63 has its own Hairstylist training program?  Studio 63 is celebrating its 10th year,  offering Hairdressing training in partnership with Vancouver Island University.  Appointments can be made at the studio Mondays-Wednesdays from 12:30 to 4:00 pm or Thursdays from 11:30 to 6:00pm for a free haircut, style or up-do!  To book and appointment, call 250 652-5381 and support our own SD#63 Hairdressing program (located at the Saanichton Learning Centre, 1649 Mt Newton X Rd).

SCIENCE FIELD TRIP: Are you interested  in  forensic science, fossils,  and archaeology? Come to the Learning Commons and get the permission form from Mrs. Kedves or Andrea. All forms need to be handed in by this Friday.

Grad Executive 2020: Are you a grade 11 student interested in joining next years grad exec? We are looking for enthusiastic, responsible and committed grade 11 students to start planning for GRAD 2020. Applications  are now available on the grad board in the main foyer. Applications are due today. Please see Mrs Dildy or Mrs Hilton for more information.

HOMEWORK HELP:  Need any help with your homework? Extra Help is available every morning from 7:15am in the Learning Commons or after school Monday/Tuesday and Thursday until 4pm! Check it out!


Tennis Team meeting at lunch in the Dining Room!

Badminton Team Meeting today at lunch in Rm 114.


Youth In Action club is hosting a drive to help homeless members of our society. Please support us by bringing clothing and hygiene supplies to the box in the main foyer. There are posters around the school with ideas of what is needed by the Victoria Cool Aid Society.  Collecting will continue until April 20.


UVic Medical Program Info - May 7
Are you interested in becoming a doctor? Do you know you can earn your MD at UVic? The Island Medical Program delivers the UBC MD Undergraduate Program in partnership with the University of Victoria and Island Health. Learn more about the MD admissions process at the upcoming high school information session on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from 6:30-8:00 pm, in the UVic Medical Sciences Building, room 105.

Saanich Summer Internship Program - Saanich Parks & Recreation: Summer Internship Program is designed to support youth ages 16-18 years to gain valuable work experience. Mentored part-time and full-time placements are available in summer camps and community settings throughout Saanich. Interns receive up to $500 for completing the program!  Application deadline is May 15.  Apply by sending an e-mail to  explaining why you want to be a summer intern or phone 250-475-7624 for more information.


Camp Ignite – Summer 2019 - Camp Ignite is a Youth Fire Fighter Mentorship Program for grade 11 & 12 girls, ages 16-18.  It is a   4-day camp that educates and inspires young women about careers in firefighting. This camp offers girls an introduction to the world of firefighting as well as learning about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork. This year's camp will run from August 8-11, 2019.  Saanich Fire is looking to sponsor one grade 11 or 12 girl to attend. Application deadline is June 1. Please visit the Career Centre for application packages.

DESTINATION UVIC - May 25th -  UVic encourages all admitted students to attend DestinationUVic on May 25 where they will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with an academic advisor, visit the info fair and connect with student services on campus and take an in-depth campus tour.  There will also be Reg 101 workshops to attend on campus that day.  Students who attend Destination UVic will be eligible to win a tuition credit towards their first year at UVic – one of two $500 prizes and one grand prize of $1000.  Students can register to attend online.  Please go to  to register and to get more information about this event.


Volunteers are wanted to help at the Victoria International Jazz Fest! - Calling all music students! If you play any of the following instruments, we need you! Guitar - Trumpet - Keyboard - Trombone - Double Bass - Alto Saxophone.  The JazzFest is looking for music students to help with this year’s Tom Lee instrument petting zoo, on June 22/23 and June 29/30. The petting zoo includes a Tom Lee employee supervising, and a high school student at different instrument stations helping kids try out each instrument. Please visit for more details!

Volunteers are needed for “The Neal Estate Team’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt Supporting BC Children’s Hospital” Saturday, April 20th at Beaver Lake Park.  See the Career Centre Info Board for more information.  Contact Breia at or 250-386-8181

Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival is looking for Volunteers for their 156th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival on May 18th, 19th, 20th at Topaz Park. Choose your volunteer role today...apply online at

EMPLOYMENT: Sidney/North Saanich Library is looking to hire “5” Library Pages to work 8 to 10 hours a week.  Apply online @ Application deadline is April 23 @ 5 pm. See the Career Centre Job Board for more information

Island View Mini Golf is looking for full and part time staff from 9:30 am to dusk,7 days a week, weather permitting $12.65 hour.  Duties include customer service, use of cash register, greens maintenance, and some minor landscaping.  Please email your resume for interviews to:

Rotary Park in Sidney (1838 Chipmunk Court, off East Saanich Road - near the Airport)
Is looking for students to work in the concession thru baseball season, starting April 14th – evenings and week-ends $13.00 per hour.  (FoodSafe is required - if you do not have FoodSafe contact  Jean and Kiwanis will pay for it, only if you work at the Park)  Contact Jean Galvin directly at 250-652-8386

GRAD 2019

GRAD SPRING PLANT FUNDRAISER: Grads don't forget to pick up your Grad Spring Plant fundraiser form from the Grad board. This fundraiser will help you pay for your Dinner/Dance ticket .... so don't delay grab a fund raising form today! Due date is April 18th!

Did you know that Beacon Community Services offers up to 4 scholarships of $1500 to graduating Grade 12 students who show dedication to Community service/volunteerism. In other words, to students who exemplify our Beacon charity’s mission of helping people and improving lives! Scholarship applications must be received before end of day Wednesday, May 1, 2019For more information and application details:


Tofino Bear Watching or Surfing Trip - May 8th -The cost of this trip is $250.00 per person and includes transportation, overnight accommodation, one buffet dinner, and a  Bear Watching Boat Tour OR a Surfing Lesson.  Forms may be picked up in the International Office. The deadline for registration is Friday, April 12, 2019. Don't wait until the last moment as there are limited seats available!


Family Resources Fair – April 16
A family resources fair is being planned by School District 63, combining the "Life After High School" and the "Community Living Resource Fair." This will be a chance for the community to network with current service providers to learn about who they are and what supports and services they provide for children, youth and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.  Saturday April 6, 11:30 – 3:30 at the Royal Oak Middle School gymnasium.

The Peninsula Youth Clinic in  Sidney is open today and every THURSDAY from 5:30 - 7:30pm with both a doctor and mental health clinician on hand.