April 9, 2019

Daily Announcements

April 9th, 2019    

  • CAFETERIA – Baked Potato & Vegetarian Chili
  • NUTTY’S LOCKER – Closed


***** NEW *****    THURSDAY, APRIL 11th  SCHEDULE
8:25-9:21 – H Block
9:26-10:06 – FOCUS
10:11-11:07 – B block
11:12-12:08 – C Block
12:08-12:56 – LUNCH
1:01 – 2:10 – D block

Would the following students please see Ms. Taggart during Focus:
Danika Pal                           Daniel Pugh                        Max Weber                        Sam Zacharias
Lauren Partlow                 Oliver Reese                      Ben Whysall                       Lily Healy
John Pascual                      Jack Carson                         Hazel Zhang

There will be a mandatory meeting for all students interested in taking CLE online on Wednesday during Focus in the Cafeteria.

Grade 12’s – Final deadline for GT assignments is April 23rd or your grad tickets will be refunded.

A group of senior Dental Hygiene students from Camosun College will be outside the Career Centre on Monday April 15th at lunch to speak to Oak Bay students about the profession and answer any questions about the program at Camosun.

Ryerson University will be in the Career Centre after school on Thursday April 11th.  Any students who have applied for next year or are interested in applying next year should attend the session.

Volunteers are still needed for the Career Fair on April 25th.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested.

A reminder to all students to respect our neighbours and their property while you are out and about at lunch hour.  We have had a couple of concerns/complaints lately and we need to make sure that we are being good neighbours.  This includes placing your refuge in a recycling unit, keeping your language in check and keeping off private property.  Let’s make sure we are living up to the pride we have in all of you.

****PLEASE NOTE – DATE CHANGE – Grade 11 breakfast is on Thursday April 25th at 8:25 in the Cafeteria.  Come enjoy cinnamon buns and fresh fruit.

Ocean Science Symposium – May 24th & 25th at UVic.  Two days of engaging and experimental educational activities focused on marine science and technology.  Please see Mr. Shrubsole for more information.

FLOWER POWER!  Oak Bay Interact will be selling flowers and notes to be delivered to your friends from April 8-11 at lunch in the Cafeteria.  1 flower for $3 or 2 for $5.  All proceeds go towards girls education in Malawi. 

Grad 2019 Block Party – Friday, May 10th, 4:00-6:00pm at Willows Park Beach Drive.  Friends and family welcome!

April 16th – 18th Social Stairs at LUNCH
$10 each and please bring a piece of ID with you

 “Countess Maritza” is playing at The Royal Theatre on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $15.  Please see Manjit in room 213 if you would like to purchase a ticket.

“Kids for a Cause” Club is collecting any new and unused hygiene products to be donated.  Some of the things they need are:  toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap and more.  They will be collecting these items in the boxes around the school until April 15th.

Previous Announcements

Mighty Oaks winner for this week is Marek Gorman from grade 12.

We at Oak Bay HQ regret to inform you that Nutty has not yet been found.  We have discovered this clue to help you find Nutty!  Here it is:
“The place in which he hides
Is where all the knowledge resides
In a heft book he slides
Where Nutty reads of a bat who glides” 

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology is a non-profit association that promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science, engineering and technology.  They offer an 8 week free eMentoring Program for STEM Careers.  Essentially students will pair up with a female role models across BC in science, tech, engineering & math careers.  Over email they will discuss career path, post-secondary life, work environments, finances, work/life balance, and what to do with your degree.  Applications are due by April 5th.  Please come and see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested.

Job Opportunities

Barb’s Fish & Chips is hiring.  $15/hour, fulltime, part time, flexible work days and shifts.  Please pick up the application information in the Career Centre.



Earn volunteer hours towards your graduation.  Victoria Grandmothers for Africa Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser – May 4th, 2019.  Volunteers are needed to serve food, clear plates and help with the silent auction.  As a volunteer you will need to be at The Da Vinci Centre at 5:00pm and would likely be finished by 9:00pm.  If you are interested please see Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as possible.

Volunteers are still needed for the Career Fair on April 25th.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested.

Need volunteer hours? Like working with kids? Live close to Margaret Jenkins Elementary? EMJS PAC is looking for reliable babysitters that can child mind during PAC meetings at the school, about two hours 7-9 pm on the last Thursday of each month. Contact jmcdiarmid@sd61.bc.ca for more info.

Victoria Highland Games is looking for volunteers.  The 156th Victoria Highland Games &Celtic Festival will be held in Victoria on May 18-20, 2019.  Volunteer opportunities include: selling tickets, providing info to visitors, helping with fun competitions and activities, helping out in the Celtic Music tent and so much more! Shifts are about 4 hours each and you can do as many as you wish!  Please see the link below if you are interestedhttp://victoriahighlandgames.com/games/participate/volunteers/ 

Youth volunteer opportunities available to students.