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Tuesday November 6 News

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Tuesday November 6 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 10:04 AM

Tuesday November 6, 2018


All cadets; air, army, and sea. Please meet TODAY at lunch in the theatre for an important meeting about Claremont’s Remembrance Day Assemblies.

Remembrance Day Assemblies
This FRIDAY, Claremont will dedicate blocks 1 and 2 for our Remembrance Day assemblies, to honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served our country, and those who continue to serve, in order to preserve our Canadian values and freedoms. Thank you to the men and women of our Canadian military: the soldiers, medics, equipment technicians, pilots, support staff and peacekeepers. This year is an especially notable year, as this is 100th anniversary of the World War 1 armistice.  Lest we forget.

Mr Ryan’s PE 10 Girls block 4 Class
The "Teams Competition" winner of Mr Ryan's PE 10 Girls block 4 class is "Team Dani."  You can claim your prize TODAY at lunch time in the PE office.

Careers in Medicine & Health Care
Are you interested in a career in medicine or health care? TODAY, two student's from UVic's Pre-Med Club 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.

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!

Robotics Club

The Robot Room is open TODAY at lunch for the VEX Robotics Club.

Junior Girls Basketball

The first tryout for the Junior Girls Basketball team is WEDNESDAY from 3:00-4:30 pm. See Ms. Robertson if you cannot make it.

Senior Girls Basketball
The next tryout for the Senior Girls Basketball team is THURSDAY from 7:15-9:00 pm. See Ms. Robertson or Mr. Reisig if you cannot make it.

Cross Country
Congratulations to this year's Cross Country team who competed extremely hard throughout the race season. The Junior Girls and Boys' teams represented Claremont very well at last weekend's Provincial Championships and they should be very proud of themselves.

University Visits – Nov. 13

Please save the date for two university visits at Claremont on TUESDAY, Nov. 13th! 
A representative from Ryerson University will be here at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Lounge.
A representative from McGill University will be here at lunch in the Learning Commons.  Stop on by to find out all about what these two universities have to offer!  Mark your calendar as this is the day right after the long week end!

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.

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)

GRAD 2019
Grad Portraits

Grad portrait proofs arrived at the school on Monday.  If you missed picking them, up, they are available in the office. 

Winter Gala – December 5
Grads: Winter Gala is coming up on December 5th.  Tickets will be sold this week TODAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY at lunch in the student lounge. 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.

Grad Wear
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 is Friday Nov. 16.
If you are interested in trying on the sizes, come to Mme Harte’s room 303 on THURSDAY at lunch to see the clothing samples.

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 – TONIGHT
Our next Dry Grad meeting is TONIGHT @ 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.
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.
Scheduled workshops:
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.*