Monday November 7, 2016
MEETING AT LUNCH TODAY
There is a Math Club meeting TODAY at lunch.
Remembrance Day Assemblies
This THURSDAY, Claremont will dedicate blocks 1 and 2 for our Remembrance Day assemblies, to honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served our country, and those who continue to serve, in order to preserve our Canadian values and freedoms. Thank you to the men and women of our Canadian military: the soldiers, medics, equipment technicians, pilots, support staff and peacekeepers.
It has been 101 years since Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae wrote his poem, “In Flanders Fields,” sharing the phenomenon worldwide of poppies growing amoung the dead laying in war-torn fields, and over the graves of soldiers. The poppy was officially adopted in Canada as its Flower of Remembrance in 1921. In Canada, wearing a Poppy has been a visual symbol and reminder of honour and ultimate sacrifice of our veterans.
The Royal Canadian Legion has kindly provided poppies for every member of our school. You may not know that, through donations to the Legion Poppy Fund, essential financial assistance, support, medical equipment, and training programs are provided to veterans and their families. We encourage all students and staff at Claremont to proudly wear a Poppy, and plan to make a donation (we suggest a Loonie or Twonie) to the Legion Poppy Fund before our assembly.
The photo retakes have arrived!! Please come to the office to pick them up.
Trades Exploration Program
Seats are still available for the Trades Exploration Program in Semester 2. This program is run in partnership with Camosun College and could lead to fully paid tuition towards a career in a trade. See Mr. Arsenault for all the information to sign-up!
Peer Tutors will be available for help on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS at lunch in Mr. Belvedere's room (room 134).
Tuesdays: Math and Science
Thursdays: Math, Science English
Please check in at the start of lunch.
No news today.
October's Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to the following students on being named "October's Athletes of the Month".
Senior Male: Griffin Wilson and Skyler Wislon (soccer and lacrosse)
Junior Male: Keegan Neary (soccer and lacrosse)
Junior Female: Eve Collombin (volleyball)
Senior Female: Kailey Toker (volleyball)
You can read more about their accomplishments in the display cases outside the main gym doors and in the PE hallway.
Senior Boys Volleyball
The Sr. Boys Volleyball Team hosts the 1/4 and semi-finals of the Lower Island "AAA" Championships TONIGHT. Claremont plays at 7:30pm vs the winner of Oak Bay and Mt. Doug. Come out and support your Spartans!
Are you interested in Science, Astronomy or Astrophysics? The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory is hosting a volunteer information and appreciation evening on Friday, November 18th at 7:00 pm. Come to meet other volunteers, board members and people generally interested in STEM careers and research! Visit the Career Centre to find out how to reserve free tickets for this great opportunity!
If you missed the grad assembly last week, please see Mr Westhaver TODAY at lunch in the lounge to pick up the documents that were handed out.
Grad Clothing Order
Grad Clothing order forms are due by November 18th in the accounting office. To pick up an order form, please see Mrs. Marshall.
For International students who have registered to ride the school bus: Brenda has your school bus pass. Come to her office to pick it up.
Vancouver Trip - Forms Due
The Vancouver day trip for International students is November 23rd. Get your permission form from Brenda's door. Completed packages are due this WEDNESDAY,, November 9th.
Check Brenda's board every day for news.