Friday November 2, 2018
If you signed up to write the Numeracy Exam this MONDAY November 6th, both exams (9:00am and 1:00pm) will take place in the Career Centre.
There are still a few appointments available for the blood drive next week. See Ms Chapman to book an appointment. You must be 17 or older to donate.
Careers in Medicine & Health Care
Are you interested in a career in medicine or health care? On TUESDAY November 6th, two student's from UVic's Pre-Med Club (including Claremont alumna Emma van Well) will be joining us at lunch in Room 200 to discuss careers in healthcare, medical school, med school admissions, and university life in general. This is an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions and gain insight into career options and the pre-med lifestyle.
Cafeteria Punch Cards
Reminder to students that cafeteria punch cards for $5 or $10 are available to purchase from the Accounting office. This is a great option if you find yourself out of cash or if the ATM is out of order at lunch time.
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!
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Jr Girls ‘Blue’ Volleyball
Junior Girls Blue Volleyball team: please return your jerseys to Ms. Robertson in the Foods Room ASAP.
Basketball Season is Starting!
Sr Girls Basketball
Senior Girls Basketball tryouts will be MONDAY and THURSDAY nights next week. Time TBA. See Ms. Robertson if you have any questions or if you cannot attend.
Jr Girls Basketball
The first tryout for Junior Girls Basketball will be held on WEDNESDAY next week from 3:45-5:30. See Ms. Robertson if you have any questions or if you cannot attend.
Jr Boys Basketball
Tryouts for this year's Junior Boys Basketball team continues this SUNDAY at 1pm. There will be be one more tryout next week, if necessary. If you cannot make these tryouts or have any questions, please see Mr. Neufeld in room 264 at lunch time.
Sr Boys Basketball
The second Sr Boys Basketball tryouts are this SUNDAY from 3-4:30pm. See Mr. Dunlop for more information or if you cannot make it.
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 Visit – TODAY
A representative from University of Victoria will be at Claremont TODAY 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 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)
Winter Gala – December 5
Grads: Winter Gala is coming up on December 5th. Tickets will be sold on TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY at lunch in the student lounge next week. Don't miss out on this amazing event. Each $50 ticket includes a formal dinner, dessert and DJ dance. Cash and cheques accepted in the student lounge. For debit and Visa/MasterCard transactions, please see Ms. Marshall at the Accounting office. Hope to see you there.
2019 Grad Wear is now on sale!! Clothing order forms are available at the main office or the accounting office. Forms and payment are to be returned to the Accounting office – deadline Friday Nov. 16.
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:
You may sign up or send your questions to the committee via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
1) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Monday, November 5th 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
2 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.
Cordova Bay Local Area Plan: Transportation
The District of Saanich is updating the Cordova Bay Local Area Plan. Residents are invited to attend their next workshop on THURSDAY, November 8th called Building The Plan: Workshop #1 = Transportation . The District of Saanich has taken the input you’ve provided so far and put together policy options on transportation for the Local Area Plan update. You're invited to provide your feedback at the drop-in interactive displays and/or join them for a scheduled workshop. They want your input on how they can improve connections, pedestrian safety, cycling networks, transit and vehicle circulation. Refreshments provided for everyone.
When: Thursday, November 8, 5:30 to 8:45 pm
Where: 5238 Cordova Bay Road, Cordova Bay 55+/Cordova Bay Elementary
5:30 - 8:30 pm - Drop in any time to review policy options at interactive displays.
Streets on the Ridge - 6:00 to 6:40 p.m.
Cordova Bay/Fowler/Sayward Corridor - 7:00 to 7:40 p.m.
Lochside Drive - 8:00 to 8:40 p.m.
Feel free to bring the kids:
Supervised children's activity area in the gym with pizza served at 6 pm
Save the dates for upcoming workshops:
Workshop #2 – Community Amenities & Natural Areas, Monday, Dec. 3
Workshop #3 – Housing & Land Use, Tuesday, Feb. 5
For more information, go to saanich.ca/cordova. To get project notifications, register to be added to our notification list.
*If you need a reminder about any of this information, the daily announcements are posted outside of the front office.*
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