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Friday June 2 News

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Friday June 2 News
by Andrea Martin - Friday, 2 June 2017, 10:10 AM

Friday June 2, 2017


The Claremont Open Chess Tournament starts on MONDAY.  Sign up with Mr Gardner in room 327 to test your battle skills. We will crown the Claremont Champion, and medals will be awarded for the the top 3 players.

Pizza Today – Fundraiser
TODAY at lunch, some of our boys basketball players are selling pizza in the cafeteria to help raise money to attend a basketball camp. For $2.50 per slice, you can help support our Claremont student-athletes as they head down South to attend Gonzaga University in July.

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 Ends Today

A group of PEP 9 students have been holding a clothing drive this week, and today is the final day.  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.  All types of clothing are welcome, but there is a seasonal need for warm weather clothing.  Thank you for your support.

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

No news today.

Key Club Fundraiser

Your chance to win a prize of $1500 has been extended!  Come support Key Club in the lounge TODAY 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.

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 for your family and friends?  They are booking up quickly.

Photos for grad Slide Show

Grads, your last chance to submit photos for the grad slide show will be this TUESDAY.  After that, all of the scanned photos will be moved on to the final production steps of the slide show.

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!

International Students - Hoodies

International Students: 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.