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Wednesday May 31 News

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Wednesday May 31 News
by Andrea Martin - Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 9:49 AM

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Trades Exploration Program

Reminder to ALL students - If you would like to learn more about a career in the TRADES, you should consider signing up for next year's TEX Program, run in partnership with Camosun College!  Get a taste of Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical and Welding.  Learn about earning a wage while working towards skilled trades certification.  See Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre to register for TEX 2017-2018.

Parent Pickup & Drop Off
Some of our neighbours are finding it difficult to get in and our of their own driveways during pickup times, so we are requesting that parents not tie up neighbouring streets or block driveways while waiting for students at the end of the day.  We would also request that parents not use the Bus Loop for student pickup and drop off.

Clothing Drive
A group of PEP 9 students are holding a clothing drive this week.  All clothing will be donated to Salvation Army, to help support the many programs they provide in the community.  There is a clothing collection box in the front entrance of the school today until Friday.  All types of clothing are welcome, but there is a seasonal need for warm weather clothing.  Thank you for your support.

Science & Math Help
For anyone needing extra Science or Math assistance, tutorial help is now available TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS after school, and WEDNESDAYS before school  (starting at 8am) in Room 134.   

Morning Coffee - IGS 12 Fundraiser
The IGS 12 class is brewing up coffee at the “Global Cafe” in room 264 each morning from 7:30-9:00.  Delicious Level Ground espresso drinks and drip coffee are available, including flavour shots!  Espresso/Lattes $2.50 / Drip $1.50. Cash only please.

Book Drive
Thank you for the great donations so far! 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

Beach Bash DANCE - Cancelled

Unfortunately, the dance has been cancelled, as there just wasn't enough student interest.  Thanks to those who helped promote the dance and to those who offered to volunteer!!  We will try again next year, but choose a different time of the year.  If you purchased a ticket, please see Mr Danyluk or Ms Chester to be reunbursed.

Key Club Fundraiser

Your chance to win a prize of $1500 has been extended!  Come support Key Club in the lounge this week TODAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY to buy raffle tickets. Tickets are $5 each and proceeds go to the Kiwanis Children's Cancer Program (including BC Children's Hospital). The winner will be announced on August 15 and will be contacted.

No news today.

Job Opportunities

Local yard work/gardening (Cambria Wood Terrace) – $14.00 per hour. - Visit the Career Centre for more information.
Summer child care (5 weeks) needed for a Central Saanich family for 2 boys aged 8 and 11,  Monday-Friday, 9-4.  $11.00/hour.  July 17-August 4, and August 21- Sept 1.   Please visit the Career Centre for contact info.
Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites (Elk Lake Drive) is hiring for full-time summer Room Attendant positions!  Training will be provided. $14.00/hour. Hours are generally 9:00 am – 2:00/2:30 pm.  Please apply in person with your cover letter and resume to the Howard Johnson front desk at 4670 Elk Lake Dr., in Royal Oak.  If applying during weekday working hours, please ask for Kim or Cecelia.
The Old Spaghetti Factory at 703 Douglas Street in downtown Victoria is looking for kitchen and dish washing help!   Flexible hours and lots of shifts available!  Please apply in person with your resume.
Lochmar Farm  on West Saanich Road looking for help!  Two students needed for outside work doing weeding and landscape maintenance. Work days are flexible, but would need 15-20 hours a week from each student. Work could continue on during the summer and potentially expand work hours. $13 per hour.  Please visit the Career Centre for contact info.

Volunteer Opportunity
The Rotary Club of Sidney is looking for volunteers to help run various games at the Saanichton Fall Fair:  August 31 - Sept. 4.  Help with set up, running and take down of games such as Pin Ball, Fun Ball, Cork Gun and more!  Get more information from the Career Centre!

GRAD 2017
Grad Ceremony

Grads, have you ordered your tickets from UVic yet?  They are booking up quickly.

Parent/Guardian Volunteers needed at Dry Grad
A job we are particularly short on is "Decorating" between 10am and 1pm.  This is a good one for males and/or females as there are tasks suited to both or either genders!  Please help by signing up on our online volunteer website.  Go to the school website, click on “Parents”, then “All Night Dry Grad”, then “Volunteer”, then “Volunteer Sign-up”.  Thank you!


If you ordered a Claremont hoodie, they have arrived!  Please see Brenda.

Year-End Events
Please sign up TODAY with Brenda for the upcoming International year-end events:
International Farewell on June 7th in the Learning Commons;
International BBQ on June 15th at Stellys.

Check Brenda's board every day for news.