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Friday April 21 News

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Friday April 21 News
by Andrea Martin - Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:32 AM

Friday April 21, 2017

10,000 Tonight

10,000 tonight is happening!  Mark your calendars for TUESDAY, May 2nd from 6-8pm. After being snowed and frozen out during the winter, this event is again ON!  This event will see Claremont students, staff and families hopefully collect 10,000 non-perishable food items for local food banks in one night! For more info please contact Mr Plant:  cplant@sd63.bc.ca

SOUPer Kids
Any students interested in joining our next SOUPer Kids soup making session (scheduled for next Wednesday, April 26 from 3:00-6:00) please see Mr. Hayes in the office to sign up. Soups created are donated to a local Womens' Transition House.

Road Hockey Charity Event
“Taking It To The Street” road hockey charity event is looking for TEAMS to sign up. Minimum is 6 players plus a goalie.  Money raised goes to the “Help Fill A Dream Foundation” which supports children with life-threatening conditions and their families. This event is on Saturday June 10th at Mary Winspear Centre. Contact Brian for more details: 250-893-2240.

Earth Day: March for Science
Community event on Saturday April 22, 2:15 pm. Participants meet downtown in Centennial Square for music and speakers, and march to the legislature.  Find the event on Facebook.

Parents of Grade 11 Students
Grade 11 students: please let your parents/guardians know that they are more than welcome to attend the last Dry Grad meetings of this year so they have an idea of what they will be taking care of when you are in your grad year!  Your parents are also more than welcome to volunteer at this year's Dry Grad Event so they can see how the evening looks first hand.  To volunteer, they go to the school website, to 'Parents', to 'All Nite Dry Grad', to 'Volunteers'.  The next meetings are in the Learning Commons on Tuesday, May 9th and Tuesday June 13th at 7:00.  Email claremontdrygrad@gmail.com with any questions.

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.

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

Times Colonist Book Drive
Claremont Learning Commons would like to thank the Times-Colonist for a very generous grant to build up our collection of non-fiction books.  The Times-Colonist, together with Decoda Literacy Solutions, is holding its 20th book drive at the Victoria Curling Club on Quadra Street.  You can help by donating good-quality books at the drive-through collection this Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, and then, showing up for the book sale itself on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7.  All proceeds will go, once again, to education and literacy work in this area.  It’s a great cause. See you at the curling club.
- See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/two-decades-of-times-colonist-book-sales-bring-good-reading-1.12056194#sthash.FOIUOXmZ.dpuf

No news today.


Tennis practice is CANCELLED today after school.

Ultimate Frisbee
Attention Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts: the first practice for all interested players is MONDAY, April 24th at 3:45-5:15pm on the main field.  No experience is necessary and it is open for all grades, male and female. It will be a fun, active and "Ultimate" session.  If you did not sign up it is not too late.

No news today.

Job Opportunities

Adrienne's Tea Garden (at Mattick's Farm) is looking for dishwashers.  See Mr Arsenault in the Career Centre for details.

Mattick's Farm Mini Golf is seeking energetic part time employees for the 2017 season!  Must be available to work weekends and evenings; cash handling and customer service experience and Food Safe required.  Visit the Career Centre for application information.

First Aid Training
First Aid with CPR "C" & AED still has seats available for Monday, May 8th at the SHOAL Centre in Sidney.  $50.00  This is a great certificate to add to your resumé!  Visit the Career Centre for more information.

GRAD 2017
Grad Forms

Grads: if you missed the Grad Assembly on Tuesday, please come to the office to pick up your grad package of information and forms. There are grad details and deadlines to be aware of!

District Scholarship applications are due TODAY. 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.

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

Pizza Lunch

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

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