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Thursday April 6 News

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Thursday April 6 News
by Andrea Martin - Thursday, 6 April 2017, 10:06 AM

Thursday April 6, 2017

Battle of Vimy Ridge Celebration

This SATURDAY, there will be a 100-year celebration of the historic victory of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, held at Fort Rodd Hill National Park.  6:00-8:30 pm.  This is a free event, and will include stories by historians, military re-enactments, music by the 5th Field Regiment, and a colour party. A great opportunity to honour the sacrifice and victory of this Canadian battle in France during WWI. For more information:  parkscanada.gc.ca/fortroddhill

A group of 10 Claremont students are travelling to France with Mr. Gardner and will be participating in the 100th year celebration on location at Vimy Ridge. What an amazing opportunity.

Book Drive
There is a book drive at Claremont from now until June 15th.  The collection of books is being coordinated by the Victoria City Police Youth Council/Youth for Change and Inclusion. All books will help build a library for a downtown outreach program to support people struggling with homelessness.  Books will ideally be suitable for ages 18-30 and be in decent condition.  They can be dropped off  at the school office.  They are also looking for donations of a few book shelves for the library.  Questions can be directed to Nathan at: ycilibrarian@gmail.com

No news today.

Claremont's Got Talent

Claremont's Got Talent is coming up: April 25-28.  Please sign up on the theatre door, on your own, with a friend, or with a group.  Show Claremont that you've got talent!!

Junior Girls Soccer – Meeting Today

For all Jr Girls Soccer players, there is a mandatory meeting TODAY at lunch in room 303...see you there!

Junior Badminton - Meeting Today
For all Junior Badminton players: there is a very important meeting TODAY at lunch in the small gym.  I need to know who is able to play at Spectrum on Monday, April 10th and all players must pick up permission forms and get them filled out.  We also need parent drivers.   If you cannot be at the meeting, please see Ms. Taylor ASAP. 

Scrum Fest
Claremont is hosting our 9th annual Spartan Scrum Fest rugby tournament for three days: TODAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY.  This is the largest exhibition high school rugby tournament in western Canada.  The games will be running on both Claremont fields all day for all three days. Game schedules will be posted around the school. We will have our concession tent up and running with burgers, chips, drinks, etc. The cafeteria will have very limited service during the event. 
PARKING – No students can be parked in the lower staff parking lot during Scrum Fest.

On FRIDAY, we hope that all classes attend the main event match starting at 2 p.m. on the field inside our Track.  Students and staff can sit in the bleachers, on the track, or view from the bank, looking down on the game.  The bell schedule will be adjusted so that all classes end at 1:45 so that we can all show our school spirit and watch some great rugby. Wear red and any school colours you have in your wardrobe!!

Rugby players, please remember to communicate with your teachers regarding your games and volunteer shifts. Also, don't forget to record your volunteer shifts on the sign-up sheet by the PE Office.

The class schedule is altered for FRIDAY April 7th so that Claremont students and staff can watch the Spartans play in the main event match at 2:00 pm on the field inside our track:
BLK 1  9:00 - 10:00
BLK 2  10:05 - 11:05
Lunch:  11:05 - 11:40
BLK 3  11:40 - 12:40
BLK 4  12:45 - 1:45
Spirit Rally  1:45 - 2:48

Job Opportunities

There are various short and long term outside gardening and yard work jobs in the Sidney and North Saanich areas.  Postings can be viewed in the Career Centre.  Stop by and have a look!

Volunteer Opportunity
Sidney Literary Festival is looking for a few volunteers with creative writing skills, editing skills, or English teaching experience to adjudicate the writing contest submissions from school children. The time required will be approximately a half or whole day in April.  Visit the Career Centre for more information.

Training Opportunities
More information available in the Career Centre.
FoodSafe Level 1 - Saturday April 8th - 8:30 -4:00.  $50.00. 
First Aid with CPR "C" & AED - Monday, May 8, 2017 - 8:30- 4:00. $50.00. 
Gardening Basics - Saturday afternoons - May 6, 13, 27th from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm. (free)
Excellent opportunity to learn the basics about gardening and yard maintenance. Students will learn skills to be prepared for paid work in the community.

GRAD 2017
Mandatory Grad Assembly

All grade 12's are required to attend a grad assembly on TUESDAY April 18 in block 2.  This assembly will provide all details about graduation: how to know if you are eligible to cross the stage, criteria for completion of courses at SIDES or ILC, grad ceremony, grad dinner/dance, All Nite Dry Grad, how to get tickets, deadlines, and all of the necessary paperwork.  If you have a spare or if you are not usually at Claremont for block 2, it is essential that you make arrangements to attend this important assembly.

Grad Transition Interviews
Grad Transition interview appointments are now scheduled for TUESDAY April 11th. The list of Grads with an incomplete GT has been posted by the main front entrance and the student lounge. If your name is on this list you MUST attend your scheduled interview.  Please pick up your Interview appointment slip from the Career Centre.  

Dry Grad Fundraiser – Easter Message Sticks
This FRIDAY is the deadline to order Easter message sticks.  These are a colourful special touch to any Easter bouquet or potted plant and are made by our student, Braiden, on his very own 3D printer.  They are $4 each and come in seven fun styles.  Samples and order forms are in the office.

Dry Grad - Spring Fundraiser!
Beautify your yard and deck for spring while supporting a great cause:  providing a REALLY FUN grad celebration in a drug and alcohol free venue!
Growing Smiles is known for beautiful, high quality hanging baskets, planters, annuals, strawberries, veggies, herb and tomatoes, fertilizer and soil.  To order, simply click on the link below.
You will be prompted to complete your order.  You CAN pay with a credit card and it is very easy to do, although you will be prompted through a PayPal screen first.  You can also pay with PayPal if you like.
If you would rather pay with cash or a cheque, you can print off the form below and send in to the school.  (You may have to copy and paste it into your web browser to open, then print.)
All orders need to be placed by APRIL 28, 2017. Cheques made out to 'Claremont Grad All Nite'.
Pick up date is MAY 9, 2017 at the school, just in time for Mother’s Day!!!
Please please feel free to send to any friends or family in the area.  Thank you for your support!!
 Questions can be sent to:  kari_erickson@hotmail.com

Vancouver Trip – Cancelled

The Vancouver trip has been cancelled.  See Brenda for your refund.

Tofino Trip
Tofino Trip packages are now available.  Pick them up from Brenda ASAP.  There are only 30 spots.

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