Thursday April 14, 2016

                     Daily Announcements

Thursday April 14, 2016                                                 CAFETERIA –  Gourmet Hot Dogs and salads

GRADE 9 “SPEAK OUT” – REMINDER – to Grade 9 teachers – today Block 4 (last block) is the grade 9 ”Speak Out “  Grade 9 classes will be in the theatre during block 4 to support their final competitor!  All staff is welcome to attend….we hope to see you there.

 Cycling Team:   Please meet in Mr. Simonson’s room 234 at the beginning of lunch hour today. Important info regarding Provincials and the league. New members always welcome. 

BADMINTON TEAM – game at SMU today at 3:30. Let Ms. Strom know if you are attending and how you are getting there.

 OPEN MIC NIGHT AUDITIONS starts today and Friday during Focusthe sign-up sheet is posted outside the Black Box (room 139)   Cash prizes to be won!  Singers, poets, comedians, anyone can audition.

 Oak Bay Leadership group. Next week our project we will be running Earth Week from April 18th-22nd. On Tuesday April 19th we are doing “Turn it off Tuesday”. For this day, if possible we would like to request that all staff turn off their lights throughout the school in order to conserve power.

GRADS WHO NEED TO SEE MS CARBERY IN ACCOUNTS REGARDING SUBMITTED FORMS:   Jacob Young    Kassie White    Cameron Doyle    Kassy Coyne    Una Farrar    CiCi Wang Hannah Brohman      Cole Christiaens     Adrian Rupke          Angela Davison-O’Brien.

GRADS WHO NEED TO SEE MS CARBERY IN ACCOUNTS REGARDING SUBMITTED FORMS:   Kassy Coyne    Una Farrar    CiCi Wang   Hannah Brohman   Joshua Mitchell

Cole Christiaens    Holly Melville   Hina Yamashita    Kathleen O’Donnell    Jennylyn Casauay

WHERE’S NUTTY – This week’s clue from Student Council is: “to solve the hunt you must get,  in the room wired with net.  Crammed with tech and full of code,  Nutty is hidden in this abode! COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP –  Community Leadership is challenging all Advisories to raise money for the SPCA.  The Advisory  with the most money by May 9th  will win a Pizza Lunch for their Advisory.  Advisory Teachers,  your fundraising envelopes are in your mail drawer,  in the office, send a runner to pick them up today to start collecting!

TWILIGHT SHUFFLE RUN – for those interested in running the Twilight Shuffle run for charity on June 26th at UVic: Sign up before June 24th. and visit for details.

CAREER CENTRE – * TOMORROW -Friday is the last day students can hand in parental authorization forms to Mrs. Giesbrecht for the Vancouver International Universities Fair on May 7th.

*Reminder to grade 10 and 11 students who are going to the SD61 Career Fair on April 21st that you need to hand in your forms ASAP to Mrs. Giesbrecht.

*All dual credit forms for Geography and Psychology must be in to Mrs. Giesbrecht by tomorrow in order to be considered for next years classes.

 *Volunteer Opportunities – There are several new volunteer opportunities posted in the Career Centre   * Sunday April 10th kicks off National Volunteer Week 2016,(#NVW2016YYJ) and Volunteer Victoria is asking for your help in promoting volunteerism during April 10 -16th. They have a number of events planned with various non-profit organizations. Participants from all over Greater Victoria can attend an Open House Volunteer Info Session or participate in an Active Volunteer Session.   You can find all of the event details on our website.  Volunteer Victoria

*Volunteer Opportunity:   Oak Bay is looking for eight students to volunteer for our Career Fair on April 21st.  Three for the morning shift (7:30 to 9:30 a.m.), two for the middle shift (11:00 to 1:30 a.m.) and three for the afternoon shift (2:00 to 4:00 p.m.). Students would be expected to arrange their own transportation to and from the event and to wear their school leadership T-shirts to identify them as student volunteers for the day.   Each student is expected to provide a signed Certificate of Parental Authority form authorizing their absence from school.  Please have any interested students see Mrs. Giesbrecht to sign up for the event and to get a copy of the form for their parent’s to sign.

*Oaklands Community Association – Youth Leaders In Training 15-18 yrs.  Receive two weeks of in-depth training focusing on leadership skills and then take part in a mentored 4 week work placement at one of the various summer camps in Victoria.  Entry into this program will be determined by an informal interview.  Apply with a cover letter and resume to Ryan Lance by June 15th.  Attention: Ylit Program Coordinator at:

*VICTORIA HARBOURCATS BASEBALL CLUB – Many Volunteer Opportunities and events are available.    Please contact  Quinn Keeler, Community Relations Coordinator/Director of Game-Day Entertainment if you are interested in volunteering at any of these fun events.     VICTORIA HARBOURCATS BASEBALL CLUB  *Member of the West Coast League*     #101-1814 Vancouver Street, Victoria, BC V8T 5E3     O.778.265.0327

*Grade 10 and 11 students are invited to attend the SD61 Career Fair NEXT Thursday  April 21st.  If you wish to sign up please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre to pick up your authorisation forms.