Thursday November 8, 2018
A black ball cap-style CSI Lacrosse hat has been lost in the school. If you have seen this hat, please help out your fellow student and bring it to the office.
Would the girl who came to the office on Tuesday to claim the Air Pod please return to the office.
Lest We Forget
TOMORROW (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.
Poppies will be available from the Royal Canadian Legion. Please wear a poppy proudly and bring a donation for the Legion Poppy Fund to honour and support our veterans.
In celebration of creative pursuits and unique talents, the Learning Commons theme this month is: Dream, Create, and Inspire. Stop by and enjoy some colouring projects, contests, and some fun demos later in the month! See your LC staff or the Learning Commons Twitter for more details.
Spirit Squad: Pyjama Day Nov. 16
Spirit Squad's next theme day is Pyjama Day NEXT FRIDAY Nov. 16. You get a free Hot Chocolate at lunch in the lounge if you're wearing PJs.
Sr Boys Volleyball
The Sr Boys Volleyball team placed second at the City Championships. The Spartans defeated Royal Bay in straight sets in the semi-final. The #3 provincially ranked Spartans faced #5 provincially ranked Oak Bay in the final in front of a packed rambunctious and loud Oak Bay crowd. Unfortunately, despite a hard battle, it was a tough loss to Oak Bay.
Claremont will be hosting the Sr. Boys "AAA" Island Championships on Nov. 16/17. Hopefully we can pack the stands with our fans and support our team. Go Spartans!
Senior Girls Basketball
The next tryout for the Sr Girls Basketball team is TODAY from 7:15-9:00 pm. See Ms. Robertson or Mr. Reisig if you cannot make it.
Encounters With Canada: Time Limited Offer
Encounters With Canada is offering an amazing opportunity for it's upcoming Sports & Fitness week - Nov. 18-24. Remaining seats are being offered on a first come first served basis; there is a rebate of $75 off the regular cost of the trip to Ottawa. Travel to and from Ottawa is paid for! Your adventure may include wall climbing, martial arts, Kin-Ball, Ultimate Frisbee, fitness boot camp and more! Participate in a guided tour of the city and a visit to Parliament. Deadline to register is Nov. 15th. Hurry as time is needed to make travel arrangements. Please visit the Career Centre for registration information.
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!
PSIBC Event – Nov. 15
The Post Secondary Institutions of BC event is happening at Stelly's Secondary School on THURSDAY, November 15th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Students and parents are invited to come meet Post Secondary Institution representatives from all over BC in one place: UNBC, JIBC, FDU, BCIT, SFU, TWU, TRU, Camosun, Quest, CapU, UVic, VIU, CAF-RMC and more! Hope to see you there!
Parents As Career Coaches
COPACS and the Saanich School District proudly invite you to attend a free seminar for parents: THURSDAY, November 15 @ 6:30 pm at Stelly's Secondary School. Capilano University instructor, Marion Haythorne, will be leading the workshop helping parents learn how to help their children make sound educational decisions and career choices.
Fire/Rescue Camp: Deadline To Apply is Today
Applications for the 2019 Fire/Rescue Camp are due TODAY! Do you ever wonder what it’s like to run into a building that everyone else is running out of? Dream of using an extrication tool to cut up a car and extricate a victim? Think you could dangle off the end of a rope 50 feet in the air? Want to make a difference? If you have answered yes to any of the questions, you are a great candidate for the Southern Gulf Islands Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp taking place during one week of Spring Break 2019. See Mr Arsenault in the Career Centre.
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 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 portrait proofs are available for pickup in the office.
Winter Gala Tix on Sale
Grads: Winter Gala is coming up on December 5th. Tickets will be sold TODAY at lunch upstairs in room 310 (please note the change of location). 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 is Friday Nov. 16.
If you are interested in trying on the sizes, come to Mme Harte’s room 303 TODAY at lunch to see the clothing samples.
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!
The next pizza lunch for International student is TUESDAY, November 13th in the Theatre.
Students going to Vancouver on November 15 – you need to be at the ferry terminal @ 6:20 a.m.
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.
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.*
Thursday November 8 News