February 24, 2020

Daily Announcements

February 24th, 2020 

  • CAFETERIA – Soft Tacos


Pink Shirt Day – February 26, 2020

Kids For A Cause is doing a hygiene product drive!  Please bring any NEW and unused donations to the boxes outside the office.

Mathletes!  Our contests have arrived for Thursday. Please note the following:
Please come to room 307 BEFORE the contest to fill in your contest response form. That will save us a lot of time on Thursday. Also pick up a pink “what will I miss?” form to take to your block E teacher.
Please be in the cafeteria on Thursday right after FOCUS block.   The test takes one hour and you will need almost all of the period to complete it.

Congratulations to the math challengers participants who went to the event on Friday afternoon at Camosun College.  Your energy and enthusiasm were awesome!

Tourism And Leadership Exploration Program will have a Representative outside the Career Centre on February 25 at lunch. Drop by to get more information or see Mrs. Giesbrecht for an application.

School Musical “Fiddler on the Roof” – Tickets can be purchased at the school, online here, or Ivy’s Bookstore.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.     First performance is on Friday, February 28th.

Previous Announcements

Reminder the deadline for Photo Contest submission is next Friday, February the 28th. Select entries will be printed and judged for prizes in March. Anyone is welcome to submit a photo. Please see the following link for details. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BSdOaHt7C3SDVf4VQ8zva1gkaitk0QZA92YSUvUHX1o/edit?usp=sharing

Volunteer Hours:  If you can make a website: Mr. Spray needs your help!
Please contact in person or by email at tdspray@sd61learn.ca

Job Opportunities

Local resident is looking for a student to move garden waste for a few hours to the curb after school or on Feb. 29th.  Pay will be $15/hr.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht for the contact information if you are interested.


Youth Volunteer | Youth 2020 Can
If you are between 15 and 29 you’re invited to join Youth 20/20 Can! Volunteers meet regularly to share ideas about projects, events, or activities that matter to them they want to lead and manage in community. Once youth have identified projects, the volunteers partner with community members to plan and host events, activities, or projects – everything from learning about food security issues, to creating murals, and hosting activities at festivals and conferences. Volunteers are supported by Youth Engagement Workers who help coordinate events and activities and meet with youth to make sure their needs are being met.
Benefit to Volunteer:  Volunteers are invited to participate in 3 free training sessions over the course of the year on topics that are chosen by youth to help them build skills and learn.
Time Commitment:  Participate in planning, volunteering, and/or training events for an average of 10 hours per month.
Contact:  Meghan Soutar at meghan@volunteervictoria.bc.ca

Environmental Volunteer | Greater Victoria Green Team
Join the Greater Victoria Green Team and help restore habitat throughout the Capital Regional District. We post upcoming volunteer activities on our Meet-up page (https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/). We have about 60 activities per year ranging from 3-5 hours long. The program is very flexible to join – you can sign up for as many activities as you would like! Activities range from removing invasive plants, planting native vegetation, cleaning up the shoreline and helping out on local farms!
English Language Comprehension:  Working proficiency.
Benefit To Volunteer:  There are many benefits to volunteering with our Team:
Learn about local parks
Help restore ecosystems!
Learn about different ecological restoration techniques
Learn how to identify plants in a hands-on way
Get exercise outdoors
Develop team-work and leadership skills
Great volunteer references letters provided!
Time Commitment:  Start anytime! We run 60 activities per year that take place all year long!  Join our Meet-up team here (no volunteer application necessary): https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/
Contact:  Amanda Evans (Program Manager of the Greater Victoria Green Team): amanda@greenteamscanada.ca, 778-677-9078, https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/

Multiple positions | The Mustard Seed 
We have volunteer positions available to be filled throughout the entire organization, but currently the biggest need would be saving food at the Food Rescue Distribution Centre in Esquimalt.
Time Commitment:  These positions are 9 am – noon shifts available Monday through Saturday.
Description Of Volunteer Position:  This position handles cleaning and gleaning of produce and foodstuffs brought in from around Victoria. Through the work of these folks thousands of pounds of good fresh produce stays out of the landfills each week, providing food for thousands of local families and individuals.
Benefits To Volunteer:  Besides helping thousands of folks and the environment, this position also develops many transferable interpersonal, management and leadership work skills. Come join the community serving community to help balance out social, economic and the gaps which exist locally.
English Language Comprehension:  Working proficiency.
Contact:  Please let us know if you’re interested in this or other volunteer opportunities with us by email volunteer@mustardseed.ca or ask for Ted at 250.220.6991.

Leisure Assistant Volunteer | Recreation Integration Victoria
Recreation Integration Victoria is looking for volunteers to help individuals with disabilities become more active and involved in their communities. Participate in recreational and leisure activities you enjoy while providing companionship for others. No experience required.
English Language Comprehension:  Working proficiency
Benefit To Volunteer:  You will gain knowledge and skills in supporting a persons with a disability and as well will have a major role in improving inclusion for peoples with disabilities.
Time Commitment:  Flexible time commitments.  Let us know what your schedule is like.
Contact:  Contact Katie the Leisure Assistance Coordinator at 250-477-6314 ext. 205 or volunteers@rivonline.org.