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Wednesday October 31 News

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Wednesday October 31 News
by Andrea Martin - Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:53 AM

Wednesday October 31, 2018

PAC Breakfast Club

The PAC Breakfast Club will be running on WEDNESDAY mornings (before block 1) in the student lounge.  All students are welcome to come by for bagels, spreads and juice boxes. All items are free!

Spirit Squad: Halloween Events

Awesome and creative costumes on students and staff today!!  Make sure you 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 is accepting canned and non-perishable goods until the end of TODAY.  In exchange, you will get a small treat bag and will be helping someone in need!

Jr Boys Basketball

The first tryout for this year's Junior Boys Basketball team will be TODAY right after school at 3pm in the big gym. The next tryout is this SUNDAY at 1pm.  There will be be one more tryout next week, if necessary. If you cannot make either of these tryouts or have any questions, please see Mr. Neufeld in room 264 at lunch time.

Sr Boys Volleyball
The Sr. Boys Volleyball team host their final league matches TONIGHT in the big gym starting at 6:00 p.m. The Spartans host Lambrick Park, Reynolds, and Oak Bay. If you don't have plans for Halloween, come out and support your Spartan as they try to scare off the competition.

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!

Soldier For A Day- Work/Study Program
The BC Army Reserve is hosting a Soldier for a Day program on SATURDAY, November 17th.  This program is an introduction to the role of the BC Army Reserve both here in your home community, across Canada and even around the world. It’s also worth 6 1/2 hours of work experience. Don’t wait too long to sign up, as spaces are filling up fast!

For students in grades 10 to 12:  the BC Army Reserve is also hosting a full time SUMMER employment program; this includes leadership training, paid community service, plus up to $8000 of educational reimbursement funding.  See Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre for more information on both of these opportunities.

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 TODAY 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 THIS 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
Grad Transition

Tic toc, tic toc... Get your GT done and you will rock!  Pick up your forms from the Career Centre and interview with your favourite teacher!  Grad Transition is a must to do; the sooner the better - you know it's true!

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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Info Sessions for parents,  caregivers, those working with children, and professionals. Please see the Claremont website for details about location, content and registration details.

Managing Screen Time in Children with ADHD
Thursday November 1st  7 - 9 pm
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Monday, November 5th  9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Anger Management for Parents of Children who are Explosive
Monday November 26th 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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.*