Wednesday May 4, 2016

                     Daily Announcements                      

May the 4th.  be with you!                                                    CAFETERIA –  Pad Thai and Salads

EVENING OF DANCE –  Next Tuesday May 10, Wednesday May 11 & Thursday May 12  –  7:00 pm in the Theatre. Tickets on sale in the Accounts office.  Students/seniors -$8.00.  Adults $10.00.

Thursday May 5 – Team Planning and Study Hall – No Block  4

STUDY HALLS – English/Social – Library         Math/Science – Cafeteria

8:25 – 9:21  – Team Planning & Study Hall

9:26- 10:22 – Block 8

10:27 – 11:07 – Focus Block

11:12 – 12:08 – Block 1

12:08 –  12:56 – LUNCH

1:01 -1:57 – Block 2

2:03 – 2:59 – Block 3

SUMMER SCHOOL – 2016 Summer School  registration forms and Continuing Education Summer Registrations forms can be picked up in the office starting today.

CALLING ALL DODGEBALLERS– we are having a super-fun  Dodgeball tournament during lunch on Tuesday May 17 and Wednesday May 18.  The cost to register a team is $10.   Max group of 6.  Sign-up at-

BOOK DRIVE – this week in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Drop off your gently used books to the boxes provided around the school.

C4C 2016 – “Together. We Can. Make A Difference” – STUDENTS & STAFF. C4C 2016 starts now. There will be a meeting for all people interested in having an active role in the leadership core for the 2016 C4C Campaign TODAY @ Lunch in Room 300.  Please spread the word and tell your friends.

 C4C VOLUNTEERS – Sunday May 29 there will be a Spring Kids Fun Fair at Willows Beach in support of C4C. We need a number of volunteers to help out with the running stations, baking, selling food, set up & take down. See Ms. Kinnear in room 313 anytime to sign-up for this fun and rewarding event.

LEADERSHIP STUDENTS – There will be a meetingr the Grade 8 Orientation tomorrow – Thursday May 5  in room 300. All Leadership Students welcome!

OAK BAY FILM & TELEVISION –  will be holding a short film festival on Friday, June 3rd during focus.  We are opening the festival to entries from all Oak Bay students.  Entries must be submitted to Mr. Laird by Monday, May 30th and be no longer than 5 minutes.  See Mr. Laird in 151 for details.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP – Did you know more than 400,000 children die of zinc deficiency.  An estimated 17.3% of the global population is at risk of inadequate zinc intake.Oak Bay Community Leadership is holding a “Zinc Saves” Battery drive from May 2nd. to May 20th  donation boxes will be located in the cafeteria and outside the Library.

 COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP -reminder to keep raising money this week. Community Leadership is challenging all Advisories to raise money for the SPCA.  The Advisory  with the most money by next Monday 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!

CAREER CENTRE  –Grade 12 students who are heading to UVic next fall are reminded that there is a UVIC REGISTRATION 101 session in the Cafeteria during Focus block this Friday May 6th.  There is no need to sign up for this.  Please just show up and you will receive helpful information regarding registration and choosing courses.

* Job Opportunity  –There is a  job opportunity starting this summer for a couple of gr. 12 students looking for work beyond this summer.  You will need to have your driver’s license.  The job would be learning how to use excavation equipment, pipe laying, reading plans, etc.   Starting wage is $15 an hour and would be full time.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre if you are interested in one of these positions.

* SD61 and Pacific Design Academy-  along with a local designer have arranged for 14 students to take part in a one day exploration of potential career pathways within the areas of, interior design, graphic design, film, application development and fashion design.  The event is for grade 10, 11, and 12 students from our district.  It will take place at Pacific Design Academy on Monday May 16 from 9am – 3pm.  Applications are due by Wednesday May 11th.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre if you are interested.

 *The University of Toronto will be hosting and information evening in Victoria this Thursday May 5th from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  The session will take place at St. Michael’s University School in the Copeland Lecture Theatre, 3400 Richmond Rd.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for registration.  For more information and to register early visit

GRAD DINNER DANCE MOVIE – Mr. Carmichael needs photos/videos to make the Grad Dinner-Dance movie ASAP. It takes many hours to make and he needs to get started now.

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