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Friday September 21 News

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Friday September 21 News
by Andrea Martin - Friday, 21 September 2018, 12:10 PM

Friday September 21,  2018

School Bus Passes

If you have registered to ride the school bus, the bus passes have arrived!  Please come to the office to pick them up.  However, if you are an International student, your bus passes have not arrived yet; please continue to use your International Student card for now.  If you still need to register to ride the school bus, please register directly on the School District’s website:   www.sd63.bc.ca/programs-and-services/transportation

A black iPhone 7 and in a black Otter Box case has been lost in the school.  If you have found it, please help out your fellow student and return it to the office.

A set of girl’s rings were found in the gym on Wednesday.  Please come to the office to claim them.

Student Drivers
A reminder to students drivers that if you are parking in our student lot, parking passes and parking forms need to be completed and submitted to the office by next FRIDAY Sept 28.

Morning Basketball Class – Meeting Today
All  students who are in Mr. Dunlop's morning Basketball class: there is an important meeting TODAY at lunch in the big gym.

Girls Lacrosse Class – Meeting Sept. 25
All girls signed up for the girls lacrosse class in semester 2 must attend a very important on TUESDAY, Sept. 25th at the beginning of lunch in room 276 (textiles room). Topics include: Friday Night Lights Game, practices, fund raising, class expectations, and class fees.  See Ms. Taylor (PE office) if, for an exceptionally good reason, you are not able to make the meeting.

Breakfast at Claremont
The Catering class is serving hot breakfast and drinks, MONDAYS – THURSDAYS  8:15 – 8:45 starting next  week!.  Delicious breakfast sandwiches, burritos, baked goods, smoothies and more. All reasonably priced; cash only.

Stay tuned for details about a Clubs Showcase coming in early October!!!

Sr Boys Volleyball

The Sr Boys Volleyball team went undefeated in their first 3 league matches, defeating Lambrick Park, PCS and Royal Bay in straights sets Wednesday night. The Sr. Boys squad compete TODAY and TOMORROW at PISE in the Camosun Chargers Invitational Tournament, so come out and cheer them on.  The Sr. Boys Team will host three teams at their home opener next WEDNESDAY at Claremont. The action starts at 6pm in the big gym. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Job Fairs

Hillside Centre Career Fair: Saturday, September 29th, from 11 am to 3 pm.  Visit Guest Services for a list of participating Hillside retailers, and come prepared for interviews with your resume!
WorkBC Victoria Job Fair: Thursday, October 18, from 1- 4 pm at the Central Baptist Church in Victoria!Come prepared with copies of your resume and ready for interviews with featured employers including Wal-Mart, Fairway Markets, Canadian Tire, Lowe's, Slegg Lumber and more!

Canadian Universities Event
The annual Canadian Universities Event is taking place this year at Stelly's School on TUESDAY, Sept. 25th, from 1:45-3:00 pm. School Bus transportation will be provided for a limited number of Grade 12 students interested in attending.  Please sign up and pick up consent forms in the Career Centre. Deadline to return completed forms is TODAY.

University Visit
A representative from the University of Calgary will be at Claremont on MONDAY Sept. 24th at lunch in the Student Lounge. 

Job Opportunity
Visit the Career Centre for more information.
Highschool Student Greeters are needed for the 2018 General Local and School Board Election on Saturday, October 20, 2018. $100 for a six-hour shift from either 8 am to 2 pm OR 2 pm to 8 pm. Students are required to to attend a one-hour training session prior to working on voting day and you will be compensated an additional $20. Applications are due Friday, September 21; email your application to elections@saanich.ca.

On call server at the SHOAL Center dining room; $17 per hour on weekends and some week day evenings.
Vacuuming in a residence on Bazan Bay Rd;  2 hours per week - $15 per hour.
Vacuuming and cleaning floors 2 hours every 2 weeks;  $15.00.

Volunteer Opportunities
Please visit the Career Centre for more information.

Here is an opportunity to support children and youth with autism in your community.  Canucks Autism Network is looking for volunteers for different programs:
I Can Swim:  Saturdays 4:00-5:45, Sept. 29th to Nov. 24th (Juan de Fuca Rec Centre)
I Can Play Sports and Be Active:  Saturdays 1:15-3:00, Oct. 10 to Nov. 28 (Royal Oak Middle School)
I Can Skate: Saturdays 4:30-5:30, Sept. 29 to Dec. 8 (Juan de Fuca Rec Centre)
No Experience required!! Programs do NOT run on long weekends!!

The Pumpkin Express Event at the Historical Society grounds needs volunteers, October 19, 20, 21 from 4:30-8:30pm. Interested in helping with the preparation for this event?  You can start with a scarecrow building work party this SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 10am to 3pm, or volunteer during the event with supervision of craft tables, train track crossings, pumpkin carvings, haunted story walks, scavenger hunt in the graveyard and face painting!

Fire/Rescue Camp
The Gulf Island Fire/Rescue Camp is 5-1/2 days long and takes place during Spring Break in March.
Find out about about the challenges, tools and rewards of this exciting career. Applications are due Nov. 8 and applicants must be 15-18 years of age.  Please see Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre for Fire Camp details.

Work Experience 12 Credits
A reminder to students wishing to receive Work Experience credits for this year, that you need to register with Mr. Arsenault before the September 30th deadline!  If you have a job or are volunteering, register soon to receive credit for your hours! This time can also count toward the grade 12 Grad Transition requirement. Please visit the Career Centre to sign up soon!

GRAD 2019
Grad Portraits

Attention all grads: it is time to book your grad photos.  Lifetouch is bringing their portable photo studio to Claremont for a limited time, starting October 9th. To book your appointment, please go to the Lifetouch website: www.lifetouch.ca/victoria.  Don't put this off until later, or all of the appointments will be booked up and you will run out of time.  Sitting fee of $25 is due at the time of your appointment (if you know you are not purchasing photos, no sitting fee is required, but we DO need you to have a photo taken for the yearbook).  Information posters are posted around the school.  More details are on the Claremont Grad Page.

Grad 2019 Pinnies
If you wish to order a Grad 2019 Pinnie, order forms are online on the Grad 2019 Page of the Claremont website; there are also some paper copies available in the office.  Pinnies are $35. Deadline to order is October 5th.

Dry Grad
Dry Grad will have a table set up during Meet the Teacher night, Sept 26th. Please stop by to learn more about the event, the positions, and other ways you will be able to help out.
The following positions are still up for grabs:
    • Chair (or co-chairs if you’d like to grab a partner or two!)
    • Fundraising
    • Donations & Thank you notes
    • Clothing
    • Decorating
    • Clean up
    • First Aid
    • Security
    • Return It Bottle Depot
*Dry Grad is 100% organized by parents so please consider your participation to make this a memorable night for our children.  The next Dry Grad meeting is Oct 2nd @ 7pm in the learning commons.  It follows right after the Parent Grad Meeting @ 6pm.

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Peninsula Youth Clinic

The Peninsula Youth Clinic is located at Peninsula Medical, 2a-2379 Bevan Avenue, Sidney and is open every THURSDAY from 5:30 - 7:30pm with both a doctor and mental health clinician on hand.

Pendray Farms Corn Maze
On SATURDAY September 29, Pendray Farms Corn Maze is teaming up with Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank: with a donation of a non-perishable food item, 1 child per family will be given free entry to the maze that day. Pendray Farms is at 9537 West Saanich Road, North Saanich.  Information flyers are available in the Claremont office. 

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