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Friday February 9 News

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Friday February 9 News
by Andrea Martin - Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:07 AM

Friday February 9,  2018

FoodSafe Certificates

Could anyone who completed their FoodSafe last semester please go see Ms. O'Brien or Ms. Yager in the foods office to pick up their certificate.

Blood Donation Clinic
On MONDAY Feb 19 – there will be a Blood Donation Clinic in the Learning Commons.  Donors must be at least 17yrs old to donate.  See Ms Chapman in room 136 or in the the student lounge at lunch to book an appointment or to ask questions.

Ecuador and Coastal Peru – Summer or 2019

Interested in participating in a biological scientific expedition to Ecuador and coastal Peru in the summer of 2019? You will have the opportunity to work with scientists from around the world, visit one of the most biodiverse hotspots in the world, see large cats and primates, and snorkel with giant manta rays. For more information, see Mr. Homan in room 203 or Ms. McAvoy in room 200. There will be an informational meeting on MONDAY, Feb. 19th at 7:30 pm in the Learning Commons for all interested students, along with their parents.

Musical Theatre Presents “Annie”
Claremont's Musical Theatre program presents “Annie.”  Tickets are now on sale through Mrs. Marshall in the accounting office; call 250-658-6672.  7pm shows run Feb 28 - March 3, and March 7-10. Additional 1pm matinees on March 3 & 10 .Tickets are $15 Adults / $12.50 for Students/Seniors/Children 12 and under (groups of 10 or more, $12 each).   Open seating. Plan early; this show is sure to sell out!!

Valentines Day Fun
Student Government has planned some fun events to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Surprise your friends with a Valentine carnation!  Carnations will be on sale at lunch time every day until Tuesday Feb 13, and all carnations will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday Feb 14th in block 3.  Carnations are $2 at the box-office in front of the theatre; it is important to know what class your friend has in block 3 when buying a carnation.
There will be a heart-making event on TUESDAY Feb 13 at lunch in the lounge. Get creative!
Our annual Dating Game will be on Valentine’s Day, WEDNESDAY Feb 14th  in the theatre at lunch time. Come by to see Cupid in action!

VEX Robotics

VEX Robotics Red Teams need to come in on TUESDAY at lunch to prepare for next Wednesday's Minesweeper Challenge. Thanks to the team members who came in to help last night.

Math Clubs – Contests
The Pascal, Cayley and Fermat contest registration deadline is TODAY. If you were considering trying this contest, please sign up outside room 133, or talk to Mr. Skanks.


Congratulations to both our Jr Boys and Jr Girls A Bball teams. Both played in their respective City Finals yesterday and came away as champions. The girls beat SMUS by two in overtime, and the boys beat Oak Bay 64-44.  Tourney MVPs  Kyle Pepper and Reese Manns are joined by first team all stars Kaden Brajcich and Olina Ross.
The Sr Girls defeated Stellys last night in the semi finals 68-28 and they hope to join the Jr teams as city champs after the Finals TONIGHT, 7:30 pm at Oak Bay.
Sr Boys start their playoffs next week.

Job Fair – Sidney

The SHOAL Centre in Sidney is hosting a Job Fair on FRIDAY, February 23 (Pro-D Day) from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm! Come to this FREE event with your resume to meet employers such as BC Transit, Black Press, Fairway Market, Save-on-Foods, Slegg Lumber and more!  Learn about volunteer opportunities with the Royal BC Museum, Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, Peninsula Players and others. Door prizes will be given to the first 50 to register!  Visit the Career Centre for registration information.

Job Opportunities
Peninsula Co-op is hiring for most positions in Gas Bars and the Food Centre!  Apply online or view the posting in the Career Centre.
Games2u is looking to hire Game Coaches for the upcoming Spring and Summer season! 10-20 hours per week , $12 per hour. Please visit the Career Centre for more information.

Job Fair – Butchart Gardens
The Butchart Gardens is hosting a Job Fair on TUESDAY, February 20th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm., in the Coffee Shop. They are recruiting for spring and summer jobs in most departments, with wages starting at $15.00 per hour.  Visit the Career Centre for more information.

Aviation Summer Camp for Girls
An amazing opportunity for girls entering Grade 10 in September 2018!  NAV CANADA is sponsoring a Summer Camp for 20 girls from across Canada for one week of learning, fun, and friendship with a focus on aviation.  This all-expenses-paid camp uses hands-on learning and hopes to inspire you to explore a career in aviation!  Visit the Career Centre for more information on how to apply.

Soldier For A Day - Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserve
The Soldier For A Day work-study program is taking place SATURDAY, Feb. 24th at the Bay Street Armoury in Victoria.  See how a soldier is trained and some of the things they do as part of the CAF. Participants will be given the opportunity to see some of the equipment and vehicles used and may also experience a portion of the annual fitness test or receive basic instruction in marching and drill. They will also get a closer look at all the different educational and job opportunities offered by the local Army Reserve units.  More information and application forms are available from the Career Centre.

Women in Trades and Technology
Grade 9 -12 girls interested in attending the Trade and Technology Exploration Day at Camosun College, on Wednesday, Feb 21st., please sign up in the Career Centre and pick up information and permission forms asap, as space is limited.  Bus transportation and lunch will be provided on this day!  This is a chance to check out important and well paying careers in the following:
Trades - Electrical, Auto Service, Sheet Metal/Metal Fab, and Carpentry.
Technology- Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering.

GRAD 2018
Grad Portrait Retakes are Here!

If you had retakes taken of your grad portraits, they have arrived at the school.  Please come to the office to pick them up.

Grad Transition
Congratulations to the almost 70 Grade 12s who have completed their GT!! Remember that Grad Transition is a grad requirement.  Work on completing your GT sooner than later so you can choose who to have your Exit Interview with.  Otherwise, a formal interview will be scheduled for you in April. Get your GT forms from the Career Centre.

Dry Grad Meeting
Are you the parent of a Grade 12 student? We'd love to share our plans for Dry Grad 2018 with you! Please join us at the Parent After Grad Committee Meeting on TUESDAY February 13, at 7pm, in the Claremont Learning Commons. Parents of all grades are invited. We'd love to see everyone! We're excited to share the plans that we've made, and to let you know the areas in which we need assistance.
If your student is on the Grade 12 Grad Executive Committee, please ask them to join us, as we would love their input on what we have so far.

Dry Grad Fundraisers – Family Portraits
Receive a Portrait Gift Certificate valued at $450 for only $100 - The $100 goes directly towards Dry Grad 2018 fundraising goal; won't you help us raise $2500?  There are a limited number of portrait sittings available. For all the details and how to apply please visit: www.hudsonwren.com/claremont

Dry Grad: Year-Long Fundraisers
Thrifty Smile Cards
are available in the office for families (all grades) who would like to support Claremont's Dry Grad 2018.
Return It Bottle Depot - Dropping off bottles? Why not donate to the Claremont Dry Grad 2018 account? How?  At the beginning of the transaction please state that funds are to be donated to "Claremont Grad 2018."  Families of all grades are welcome to participate.

Mt. Washington Trip

The Mt. Washington trip for International Students is Feb 28 - March 1st. The packages & payment are due TODAY.

Student Casting Call: Season 4 of “The Wealthy Life”

Here is a chance to feel like a movie star, get expert advice on your financial situation and help fellow Canadians. The Wealthy Life is looking for applicants to sit in the well-known white chair to have a casual and informative chat with financial guru, Sybil Verch, in front of the camera. As a guest on The Wealthy Life, you will first have a one-on-one call with Sybil to discuss your situation and big questions before filming. Then, for a few hours during the week of May 14-18, you will be invited to The Wealthy Life's set (in Victoria) for the filming of your segment.  Once all the "hard" work is over, you get to sit back, relax, and see your face on our social media channels and, of course, on TV!  The best benefit of all is knowing that your participation in The Wealthy Life will help Canadians across the country be better equipped to make smart money decisions and achieve their financial goals and dreams!
Apply below before February 16th.  Learn more at www.thewealthylife.com

Parenting Conference
2018 Vancouver Island Parent Conference: Parenting Now for the Future. Saturday March 3, 8:30-4:00 @ Royal Bay Secondary School. Workshops and education on Social Media, Internet Safety, The Creative Mind, Beyond the Talk, Self-Regulation, Connected Parenting, Bullying, Anxiety.  Featured speakers: Barbara Coloroso and Jennifer Kolari.  Visit www.vipc.ca for info or to register. Registration deadline is Feb 16.

Youth Clinic
The main Victoria Youth Clinic is open to all youth and is located at  818 Douglas Street on the 3rd floor. It is open Monday to Thursday 11-5 and Friday 11-4.

*If you need a reminder about any of this information, the daily announcements are posted outside of the front office.*