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Tuesday Nov 8 News

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Tuesday Nov 8 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 9:33 AM

Tuesday November 8, 2016

Mr Ryan's Comm Rec 11 class.

This is a reminder that Mr. Ryan's block 3 Comm Rec 11 class must meet at 12:15pm at the front of the school for their field trip TODAY.  Please bring your PE strip.

International Peer Helpers
For all International Peer Helpers: there is a meeting TODAY at lunch in the Learning Commons.  Please see Ms. Heppell for more information.  

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. 

Participants in the Assemblies
Reminder to ALL students who are participating in our Remembrance Day assemblies, there will be a mandatory dress rehearsal in the theatre on THURSDAY at 8:00AM.  See Mr. Westhaver or Mrs. Wadsworth for more info.

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. Wearing a Poppy has since become 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.

Spartan Key Chains & iPhone Cases
Come and get your Claremont swag that's been printed on a student's 3D printer!  Braiden has Spartan key chains and iPhone cases representing most sports and activities at the school.  The key chains are only $5 and the iPhone cases are $10, with proceeds going to Grad 2017.  Braiden will be selling them at lunch every day this week in the Student Lounge.

LGBTQ2 Youth Conference
If you are interested in attending the LGBTQ2 Youth Conference or would like to know more about it, please see Ms. Gordon-Cooper before the end of Wednesday.

Photos Retakes
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 Tutoring
Peer Tutors will be available for help on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS at lunch in Mr. Belvedere's room (room 134).  Please check in at the start of lunch.
Tuesdays: Math and Science
Thursdays: Math, Science English

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Boys Junior “B” Basketball
Tryouts for Boys Junior “B” Basketball start TONIGHT 5:30-7:15 in the small gym.

Alert First Aid Training

Last chance to register for the First Aid Training with CPR and AED, MONDAY Nov. 14th at the SHOAL Centre in SIdney. 8:45- 4:00.  A First Aid certificate is a great asset to include with most job applications.  Visit the Career Centre for  contact information to sign up.

Volunteer Opportunities
Sidney's Saint Paul’s Church Annual Advent Festival is on November 25, 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  Volunteers are needed to help with: support preparing and serving international foods, set up and clean up. Learn to use a commercial dishwasher.  Visit the Career Centre for more information.

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!

GRAD 2017
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.

Bus Passes

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
If you are an International student going on the Vancouver day trip, your permission form is due to Brenda TOMORROW (Wednesday).