Monday October 1, 2018
Spartan Day – FRIDAY Oct. 5
Our first Spartan Day is THIS FRIDAY! Please wear RED, bring a "Toonie for Terry" and be ready for a school-wide Terry Fox Walk/Run and a fun lunch time.
Revised class schedule:
Block 1 9:00-10:05
Block 2 10:10-11:15
Terry Fox Walk/Run 11:15-11:50
Block 3 12:33-1:38
Block 4 1:43-2:48
School photos and student I.D. cards have arrived. They will be handed out TODAY at the start of lunch in the Student Lounge.
Beef Jerkey - Fundraiser
The Senior Boys Basketball ‘Travel Team’ will be selling Beef Jerky products at lunch starting TODAY in the lounge. Come to the ‘Feed Your Wildside Lounge’ to help support the boys and grab a light snack from a variety of options and flavours, ranging from $2 - $3.50.
Stay tuned for details about a Clubs Showcase coming in early October!!!
Math Club – Math Contests
Math Club TODAY will be only for grade 9 and 10 students. Come to room 130 at lunch to learn about what math contests there are specifically for grade 9s and 10s, including the team contest called Math Challengers, which some of you might have done in grade 8.
Reminder that Best Buddies meets TODAY and every MONDAY at lunch in room 312. All students are welcome.
If you are still interested in signing up for the Claremont Swim Team, time is running out. You must sign up with Mrs. Marshall in room 336 by this WEDNESDAY to swim in the meet on October 21.
A reminder that we will be having our second Curling Team Meeting this WEDNESDAY at lunch in room 225. Please bring completed paperwork (see Mr. Hayes if you haven't grabbed the player package yet). First curling session is next Wednesday, October 10!
Sr Girls Volleyball
Congrats to the Senior Girls Volleyball team who played some great volleyball this weekend at the 29 team Vancouver Island University Tournament. Despite missing some players due to sickness and injury, the girls finished with the bronze in the silver tier.
Sr Boys Volleyball
Congrats to the Sr. Boys Volleyball team who won 6 matches and lost only one at the 32 Team UBC Invitational Tournamnet this past Friday and Saturday. In pool play the Spartans defeated Burnaby North 25-08, 25-20, Gulf Islands 25-21, 25-17 and powerhouse Kelowna Secondary 12-25, 25-23, 15-05. In the round of 16, the Spartans beat St. George's 25-21, 25-11. In the quarter final, Claremont had an off game and suffered their only loss to Van Tech 17-25,18-25. The young Spartan squad bounced back and defeated Burnaby Central 21-25, 25-22, 15-09 and played the #2 ranked (AA) George Elliot (North Kelowna) and defeated them in an epic battle 22-25, 25-22, 15-13 to clinch 5th place. 12 of the top 15 ranked AAA teams competed in the tournament. Claremont placed 3rd with those schools (#1 won the tourney and Van Tech was 4th - second was Manitoba and third was a top "AA" ranked team).
Trade Program Seats at Camosun
Camosun College still has seats available for 2019 intakes of SIP (South Island Partnership) Programs in: Carpentry Foundation; Cook Foundation; Electrical Foundation; Fine Furniture; Joinery; Piping Foundation; Refrigeration; Sheet Metal Foundation; and Welding Foundation. Get more information about receiving both high school and college credits and free tuition with these programs from Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre.
Parents as Informed Partners
Saanich Career Education presents "Parents as Informed Partners" at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney this 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!
Upcoming Job Fair
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!
Visit the Career Centre for more information.
The Beach House Restaurant, on Cordova Bay Rd., is looking for dishwashers, line cooks and event prep cooks! Students interested in a culinary career are encouraged to pursue their Red Seal certification under the mentorship of the Beach House chefs!
Please visit the Career Centre for more information.
Island Health and Saanich Peninsula Hospital have volunteer opportunities; this is a great opportunity for students considering a career in health care.
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!
Grad Parent Night
Mr. Westhaver invites all parents/guardians of students graduating in 2019 to attend an information session in the Ridge Theatre, TOMORROW NIGHT (Tuesday), 6:00 - 6:45 pm. This is an opportunity to learn many details about the grad year, graduation events, post secondary, grad transition, scholarships and many other details.
Following the meeting in the Ridge Theatre, the Dry Grad 2019 Committee will host a parent meeting in the Learning Commons at 7PM. Please join this meeting and hear about Dry Grad 2019.
Grads, have you booked your appointment yet for your grad portraits? Lifetouch will start their photo shoots next week! Be sure to book your appointment asap. 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.
The next Dry Grad meeting is Oct 2nd @ 7pm in the learning commons. It follows right after the Parent Grad Meeting @ 6pm.
Whistler Ski Trip
Whistler Ski packages are available now from Brenda. Limited space!!
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.
*If you need a reminder about any of this information, the daily announcements are posted outside of the front office.*