February 20, 2020

Daily Announcements

February 20th, 2020

  • CAFETERIA – Hot Dogs


Would the following students please see Ms. Taggart at lunch TODAY in Room 304:
Lauren Ellis
Jocelyn Henderson
Tessa May
Maya McIntyre
Katie McLaughlin
Sonny Miller
Grayson O’Gorman
Malia Stewart
Madeleine Wilmot
Helena Boden
Evelyn Boorman
Ainsley Fenton
Claire Harlow
Sophie Mackay
Isaac Mebs
Jordan Turnham

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

GOLFERS!! It is nearly golf season, and that means we need to get you signed up for tryouts and this year’s team. Please come to room 307 TODAY at the start of LUNCH. There is very important paper work that needs to be sent home, and some to fill out here at the school to get things started.  If you are unable to make that meeting, please see Mr. Carter in room 307 at a time as close to that as possible.

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.

Open to anyone, Digital Photo Contest. Theme is “RETRO”

Mathletes please remember to let your Math teacher know if you are planning to writing one of the Pascal, Cayley or Fermat Math contests and bring $1 to him or her. We will need firm numbers soon to order the contests!

Previous Announcements

SD61 and West Coast Adventure College are partnering together to offer an amazing 8-week program (July & August 2020) for students interested in exploring the Adventure Tourism Industry. TALE -Tourism And Leadership Exploration Program …provides students with a foundational knowledge in wilder-ness first aid, navigation, leadership and communication skills, risk management, trip planning and survival skills. Upon completion of the program,  students will acquire 8 high school credits and an invaluable connection with a local tour-ism company through a 4-week work experience placement. Representatives from TALE will be at Oak Bay outside the Career Centre on February 25 at lunch. Drop by to get more information or see Mrs. Giesbrecht for an application.

Grade 11 & 12’s – Are you interested in getting a behind the scenes look at how The Royal BC Museum works?  SD61 and The Royal BC Museum have coordinated a day on Tuesday March 3rd from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to give students an opportunity to learn the career paths and meet the people who make the Museum function successfully.  Careers of interest are Archivists, Curators, Conservationalists, Carpenters, Exhibit Designers, Graphic Designers and Marketers. There will be interactive hands on activities to enhance the learning.  Application can be picked up in the Career Centre and must be handed back in to Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as possible, no later than February 20th.  Seating is very limited so don’t delay.

Job Opportunities


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.