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Thursday April 13 News

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Thursday April 13 News
by Andrea Martin - Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10:50 AM

Thursday April 13, 2017

Blood Drive

Our next Blood Drive is in May and there are appointments available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school.  Donors must be 17 years or older.  See Ms Chapman in room 136 to sign up.

Claremont Reads
Congratulations to Talia Shortt - last month's Claremont Reads winner. Please come to the Learning Commons to claim your prize.

Broadway Tour Tickets – Cinderella
If any Claremont student is interested, there are a few seats left for this SUNDAY's trip to Vancouver to see the Broadway touring production of CINDERELLA!  See Mr. Plant, Ms. Giordano or Ms. English if you are interested.

Opera Tickets for Tuesday
If you are interested in seeing a live Opera next TUESDAY evening for only $16, please see Mr. Plant.  He has tickets for next Tuesday's preview of a new Canadian opera at the Royal Theatre called Les Feluettes (Lilies).  All welcome.  You don't need to dress up fancy and there are subtitles projected above the stage so you can follow along with what is being sung.

Musical Theatre Presents “Cinderella”
Claremont's Musical Theatre program presents Rogers and Hammerstein's “Cinderella”.  Tickets are now on sale through Mrs. Marshall in the accounting office; call 250-658-6672.  7pm shows run May 10-13 and May 17-20. Additional 2pm matinees on May 13 & May 20.  $15 Adults / $12.50 for Students/Seniors / $10 for Children 12 and under.  Open seating. Plan early; this show is sure to sell out!!

Book Drive
The book drive continues from now until June 15th and is 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.  They can be dropped off  at the school office.   Questions can be directed to Nathan at: ycilibrarian@gmail.com

No news today.

1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Claremont's Jr. Leadership and Student Government are organizing an Easter Egg hunt TODAY at lunch!  Hundreds of small chocolate eggs will be hidden just before LUNCH all around the school inside and outside and their will also be larger plastic eggs to be found which will contain a special message telling you how to get a special prize.  Get egg-cited Claremont!

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!!

Ultimate Frisbee Club Team

Claremont is starting an Ultimate Frisbee Club Team.  No experience necessary!  It is co-ed and multi-grade so everyone is welcome.  Ultimate Frisbee is an exciting game that is active and social.  There will be one practice each week with opportunities to play other schools.  Everyone makes a team and everyone plays! Sign-up is TODAY at lunch in the small gym.  Please see Mr. Ryan.

Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to the following students on being named "Spartan Athletes of the Month" for February. You can read more about their accomplishments in the display case outside the gym.
Junior Female:  Kamryn Allen
Junior Male:  Kyle Pepper
Senior Female:  Chloe Scaber
Senior Male:  Zach Sawyer

Job Opportunity

Island Health, Tobacco and Vapour Prevention and Control Program is seeking high school students to join our team of minor test shoppers.  They employ students between 15-18 years of age to carry out the role of test shoppers, in order to reduce the sale of tobacco products to minors (18 and under). This is a paid part-time position.   Find out more from the Career Centre.

Training – Face Painting
There will be a free Professional Face Painting Workshop at the SHOAL Centre in Sidney on Saturday June 3rd.  Learn how the professionals do it!  Find out more in the Career Centre.

OSEF Student Exchanges
If you would like to live and go to school for 11-weeks in France, Belgium or Spain next year, please see Mrs. Rhodes in the Career Centre for application information.  Application deadlines are looming for OSEF 2017-2018 exchange programs! 

Commercial Pilot Presentation
Come find out about how to become a commercial pilot from a current Air Canada pilot, TODAY at lunch in the Career Centre.

GRAD 2017

District Scholarship applications are due on FRIDAY April 21. Grade 12's hoping to win one of the 41 $1250 awards designated to Claremont need to get their application in by this deadline. This also includes applications for the: Ed Kubek, Joy Paquin, Coast Capital, CFUW, Marilyn Pinder, Fruit Growers and Helen White awards.
Remember the application includes a yellow sheet from the office, resume,reference letter, application letter and transcript for EACH award.  See Mr Ohl in the main office in block 3/4 if you have questions. Applications can be dropped off any time in the main office.

Mandatory Grad Assembly
All grade 12's are required to attend a grad assembly next week 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.

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. Cheques made out to 'Claremont Grad All Nite'.
Pick up date is MAY 9 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

Tofino Trip
TODAY is the last day to sign up for the Tofino Trip.  Pick up a package from Brenda.

Pizza Lunch
The next pizza lunch will be on TUESDAY April 25th.

Check Brenda's board every day for news.