Tuesday April 5, 2016

                     Daily  Announcements

Tuesday April 5, 2016 – Advisory today               Cafeteria – Tacos & Salads

Fruit and Veggie program – we have Sugar Snap Peas for advisory today. Send a runner to the foods room 143 at the beginning of advisory to pick-up your bag of snap peas.

JUNIOR GIRLS SOCCER  – Teachers, please excuse the Junior Girls soccer team from class at 2:50 today (block 2) for their 3:30 game.

OPEN MIC NIGHT AUDITIONS NEXT WEEK – the sign-up sheet is posted outside the Black Box (room 139) Audition dates are next Thursday the 14th. and Friday the 15th. during Focus.  There is a cash prize for first place.


JAZZ BANDS PERFORM – Jazz Affair tonight down at Herman’s Jazz Club 753 View Street. Starts at 7:30. Admission is $10.00. Sr. jazz Jr. jazz and the Oak Bay Jazz Trio will perform.

FOOD SAFE – Ms. Simpson will be teaching Food Safe this week April 4-8 for anyone who has a spare in blocks 1,2,4,5, 8. See Ms. Simpson in room 143 for the application form.

OPERA FANS – if you are interested in a chance to see “Midsummers Night Dream” at the Royal Theatre next Tuesday April 12th. at 7:00pm.  Tickets are only $15.00.  See Manjit in room 213 after school.

CAREER CENTREJob Opportunity  – PSAV Presentation Services is a top international provider of professional event technology services. They primarily provide sound, video, and lighting services for meetings and special events and typically hire between 5-10 part-time positions per year.  Some of these are for entry-level technicians and could be great opportunities for students interested in beginning their career in live events. Please see the website for their latest posting.  http://www.psav.jobs/working-at-psav

*Tourism and Leadership Exploration Program (TALE)  – An 8-week Summer Program with 4 weeks of instructional time in local parks and trails and 4 weeks in a  work experience placement.  The deadline to apply for the (TALE) program has been extended to April 15th.  Any interested students please see Mrs. Giesbrecht for an application.

* Vancouver International Universities Fair 2016 – May 7th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  (A program of the National Association for College Admission Counselling)  Current grade 10 and 11 students along with their parents are invited to attend this conference on May 7th.  Students/parents must get themselves to the 9am ferry to ride the 10:35 Tsawwassen free NACAC bus to the event.  The bus will arrive in downtown Vancouver at approximately 11:30 am and will leave Vancouver at 3:30pm to ensure the group can catch the 5pm ferry back to Victoria.  Students are responsible to pay for their ferry ride there and back.  Any interested students need to confirm seats, complete a registration form and provide Mrs. Giesbrecht with a Certificate of Parental Authority form by April 14th.  You can pick up the form in Mrs. Giesbrecht’s office. Here is a link to the conference for more information.  www.nationalcollegefairs.org

*All students who signed up for Dual Credit Geography and Psychology must attend a very important meeting during Focus Block on Wednesday April 6th in the cafeteria.  Please bring your forms with you if you have not already handed them in.  We will have counsellor appointment sheets available for you to sign up to see your counsellors. If you have any other questions please contact me at sgiesbrecht@sd61.bc.ca

*Volunteer Opportunities – There are several new volunteer opportunities posted in the Career Centre.  Volunteers needed for: Quadra Village Days on May 7th,  World Partnership Walk on May 29th at UVic, as well as seniors living opportunities at The Heights at Mount View, Marrion Village and Shannon Oaks.  Please drop by the Career Centre for more information.

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

*There are two great summer work experiences available for students from the Greater Victoria School District.   1. Moksha Yoga is looking for students interested in doing 32 hours of work experience in either July or August.  You will need to commit to two 4 hour shifts per week for 4 weeks. Applicants must be 16 years of age. The studio is open all day, so shifts could include 10am – 2pm, 2-6pm or 6-10pm.                 2.    Belleville’s Premium Quality Watering Hole and Diner is offering a summer work experience opportunity for students interested in the Culinary and Hospitality Industry.  Applicants must be 15 years old and available for 4 to 6 hour day, evening and/or weekend shifts.    If you are interested in either of these opportunities please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for an application.  More detailed information on these two work experiences can be found on the Career Centre website.

THE NUT-HUT -STUDENT STORE – Are you looking for Oak Bay Wear and accessories?  The “NUT HUT” (in the Cafeteria) is open every Tuesday and Thursday at lunch   The Business students have made  an online order form for items available in the store (the Nut Hut).  The link to the online order form is:  http://www.bit.ly/obnuthut   See the Oak Bay Web Site.