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Wednesday September 26 News
by Andrea Martin - Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:14 AM

Wednesday September 26,  2018

Meet the Teacher Night TONIGHT

All parents are invited to our Meet the Teacher Night TONIGHT, 6-8pm. This is an opportunity to have a brief group meeting with the classroom teacher and find out what expectations each teachers has in the classroom (this is not individual appointments). Please come with the teacher names, block rotation and room number, provided by your student. The evening schedule is posted on the Claremont website.  There will be an altered class schedule today, with a 1:48 dismissal:
Block 1:  9:00 – 10:00
Block 2:  10:06 – 11:06
Lunch:  11:06 – 11:42
Block 3:  11:42 – 12:42
Block 4:  12:48 – 1:48

School Bus Passes
Reminder for students to please come to the office to pick up your bus passes (note: the bus passes for International students have still not arrived; please continue to use your International Student card for now). 

Orange Shirt Day – Friday Sept 28
Claremont recognizes Orange Shirt Day this FRIDAY. This is a nationally commemorated day to remember the survivors of Indian Residential Schools while affirming that all children are valued in our community. Let's show our support for reconciliation and human rights. Wearing orange helps us all to share in this important message. Every Child Matters.

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 THIS FRIDAY Sept 28.

Breakfast at Claremont
The Catering class is serving hot breakfast and drinks, MONDAYS – THURSDAYS  8:15 – 8:45 starting this 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!!!
Youth for Change & Inclusion will meet TODAY at lunch in room 302. We will meet on Wednesdays instead of Mondays from now on.

Key Club
Key Club is meeting on THURSDAY at lunch in room 135.


For anyone interested in being on the Claremont Curling team this year: there will be a meeting TODAY at lunch in room 225 .  See Mr. Freeburn or Mr. Hayes for more information.

Sr Boys Volleyball
TONIGHT is the Sr. Boys Volleyball Team's home opener. Claremont will be hosting Reynolds, Mt. Doug and Royal Bay. The action starts at 6pm in the big gym, so wear your school colours and cheer on your #2 provincially ranked Spartans!!

Field Hockey
Congratulations to the Field Hockey team for big wins over Reynolds and GNS!!  Well done!  There will be a meeting TODAY at lunch and a game after school at UVic vs St Michaels. Please be at the bus at 3:00 pm.

Parents as Informed Partners

Saanich Career Education presents "Parents as Informed Partners" at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney on Thursday, Oct. 4th at 7:00 pm. Learn about various specialty programs, "dual credit", post secondary and trades training while still in high school, hear from a parent & student panel, partner post secondary institutions, and much more! Visit the Career Centre for more information on this great career path information meeting!

Work Experience 12 Credits – Deadline is Friday
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!

Upcoming Job Fairs
Hillside Centre Career Fair: THIS 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!

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.

The Pumpkin Express Event at the Historical Society grounds needs volunteers, October 19, 20, 21 from 4:30-8:30pm.  Supervise craft tables, train track crossings, pumpkin carvings, haunted story walks, scavenger hunt in the graveyard and face painting!

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!!

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.

GRAD 2019
Loran Scholarship

Grade 12s interested in being nominated for the $100,000 Loran Scholarship, please provide your resume and personal profile to Mr Cannon by the end of this FRIDAY.  You may hand them in to him directly or to the office throughout the week.

Grad Portraits
Grads, please be sure to book your appointment for Grad Photos.  All 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.

No news today.

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.

Cordova Bay Local Area Plan
If you are under 50 and living in Cordova Bay, you are invited to contribute to the Cordova Bay Local Area Plan Update (guiding, planning and land use decisions for the community over the next 20 to 30 years).  There is an upcoming interactive workshop, seeking constructive input from younger age groups and those raising families. Discuss issues such as: parks, housing, transportation, safety, the Village and more. Please join in to share what is important to you. WEDNESDAY, October 3, 5:30-7:00pm @ the Claremont Learning Commons. Pizza and refreshments provided for everyone.

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.*