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Monday October 29 News

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Monday October 29 News
by Andrea Martin - Monday, 29 October 2018, 11:08 AM

Monday October 29, 2018


Thank you to the many student, parent and staff volunteers for making our 2018 ScreamFest a huge success!  Your enthusiasm and energy was greatly appreciated, and together we pulled off an incredible community event that built relationships with other schools and provided funds for our school programs.

Beef Jerky - Fundraiser
The Senior Boys Basketball ‘Travel Team’ will be selling Beef Jerky products at lunch TODAY in the lounge. Snacks range from $2 - $3.50.

Spirit Squad: Halloween Events

Spirit Squad has some Halloween events for you this week!!
TODAY is Blackout Day and it is great to see all of the black clothing in the school.
TUESDAY is Meme Day:  that's right, dress up as your favourite Meme.
TUESDAY: there will be a pie-eating contest at lunch in the lounge.
WEDNESDAY is Halloween: wear your costume to school and come to the annual Costume Contest at lunch in the big gym.

Key Club: UNICEF Boxes
The Key Club has teamed up with UNICEF - an international organization that works to improve the lives of children and their families. Please donate any change you may have into the small orange box sitting on your teacher's desk until Nov.1st. Thank you.

Key Club: Cans for Candy
In support of the Key Club's Trick or Eat campaign, the Learning Commons will be accepting canned and non-perishable goods TODAY, TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY this week.  In exchange, you will get a small treat bag and will be helping someone in need! See the posters around the school for the list of most needed items.

Knitting Club
The Claremont Knitting Club meets TODAY at lunch in Ms. Tong's room (323). Beginners are welcome. Experienced knitters are also needed! See Ms. Tong for details.

Sr Boys Basketball – Tryout Tonight

The first Senior Boys Basketball tryout is TONIGHT from 5:30 - 7:15pm. Please see Mr. Dunlop if you cannot make it.  Please note the time change.

Jr Boys Soccer
Congratulations to the Jr Boys Soccer team on a Big 2-0 win vs SMU in the City Quarter Finals. They will play in the City Semi Finals vs the winner of Oak Bay/Royal Bay!  Go Spartans!

District Hairdressing Program

Any students interested in the dual credit Cosmo/Hairdressing Program, offered by SD#63 in partnership with Vancouver Island University, please see Mr. Arsenault  in the Career Centre to sign up for the Feb. 2019 start!

Art Colleges Fair – Nov. 28
Students interested in Art and Design: mark your calendars for the Art Colleges Fair on Wednesday, November 28th at St. Michael's University School, from 6:00-7:30 pm! This art fair is a great opportunity for students to learn about a number of art and design programs in the U.S. and Canada. Visit the Career Centre for a list of the art schools that will be participating.

University Visits
A representative from the University of British Columbia will be at Claremont THIS WEDNESDAY, October 31 after school in the Learning Commons.  Find out all you need to know about admissions and programs offered at UBC!
A representative from University of Victoria will be at Claremont on FRIDAY Nov. 2 at lunch in the Learning Commons  There will be a presentation with information all about UVic and the rep will be happy to answer any questions. Save the date!

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer hours can count toward Grad Transition requirements and/or are a necessary requirement for some university program admissions. The Career Centre has information about various volunteer opportunities for students, including the following:  
The Sidney Summit on Habitat and Environment (Nov. 10)
SHOAL Christmas Craft Fair (Nov. 17)
Lions Club Breakfast With Santa (Dec. 1)
Sidney Sparkles Parade (Dec. 2)
SHOAL Bridge Club Banquet (Dec. 5)
Sidney Aviation Museum Open House (Dec. 28)

Fire/Rescue Camp
Applications for the March 2019 Fire/Rescue Camp are now being accepted. If you have ever wondered what it's like to run into a building that everyone else is running out of, dreamed of using an extrication tool to cut up a car and access a victim, imagined handling a hose so powerful that it takes two people to hold it, or thought you could dangle off a rope 50 feet in the air.... then consider applying for the Gulf Island Fire/Rescue Camp! This 51/2 day camp takes place during Spring Break and qualifies you to 100 Work Experience hours (4 school credits), as well as a certificate of completion. Deadline to apply is November 8!  Application forms are in the Career Centre; see Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre.

GRAD 2019
Dry Grad Meeting – Nov. 6th

Our next Dry Grad meeting is TUESDAY, Nov 6th @ 7:00pm in the Learning Commons.  We invite all parents to join us to learn about the event, discuss ideas and find out ways that you can help out.   If you are interested in coordinating a position but unable to make the meeting, we have the following positions available:
*First Aid
*Clean Up
You may sign up or send your questions to the committee via email claremontdrygrad@gmail.com
Join us on Facebook: ‘Claremont Dry Grad 2019’

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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.

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