Monday November 19, 2018
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Photo Retakes Have Arrived
If you had photo retakes taken, the photos and student I.D. cards have arrived in the office. Please come by to pick them up.
Report Cards – TOMORROW
Report cards will be handed TOMORROW (Tuesday) in Home Room at the very start of block 4 (2:06). As soon as students have picked up their report cards, they are to go directly to their block 4 classes. There will be no adjustment to the class schedule.
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.
Math Club meets TODAY at lunch for the November Math League contest.
Also, the CSMC and CIMC are this WEDNESDAY in blocks 1 and 2 in room 215.
Congratulations to the Claremont Robotics teams that competed at the South Island Challenge on Saturday. The two rookie teams made it to the quarter-finals in their first competition of the year.
Reach for the Top
Calling all Trivia Buffs! Do you love Jeopardy? Do you love trivia? Join an informal round of Reach for the Top - a team trivia competition. Every WEDNESDAY at lunch in Ms. Tong's room (323). Spectators are welcome.
Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to the following students on being named "Spartan Athletes of the Month" for October. You can read more about their accomplishments in the display cases outside the gyms.
Sr. Male- Reed Smith -Volleyball
Sr. Female- Chantel Jeffrey- Swimming
Jr. Female- Brooklyn Ryan- Volleyball
Jr. Male- Armaan Nijjar- Soccer
Girls Lacrosse Class
Girls Lacrosse Class: we have a meeting TODAY at lunch in room 276 to sign up for working at the concession and to put together our player roster for our Friday Night Lights game.
Jr Boys Soccer
For the Jr Boys Soccer team: there is a brief meeting TODAY at the start of lunch in room 215.
The Field Hockey team has a meeting TOMORROW (Tuesday) at lunch in room 276 to check our numbers for laser tag on Wednesday at 5 pm. Please let Mrs. Taylor know if you are going to laser tag, but cannot be at the meeting.
Sr. Boys Volleyball
Our Spartan Senior Boys Volleyball team are Island Champs!! This past Friday & Saturday, our Spartans competed in the Sr. Boys AAA Island Volleyball Championships. Spartans had excellent play, going undefeated all weekend, ending in a nail-biter final between our Spartans and Oak Bay in 5 sets: (25-16, 20-25, 25-17, 26-28, 15-13). Go Spartans!!
MVP: Crash Wergeland
1st Team All Star: Gerry Peng, Reed Smith
2nd Team All Star: Ethan Boag
This season the Spartans have won the VIU and Camosun tournaments, placed 5th at the 32-team UBC and 24-team TRU tournaments (with only one loss at each tournament), they finished the City League with a record of 41 set wins and 1 loss. Next step, BC Championships (Claremont is ranked 3rd in the province).
University Visit – Nov. 22
A representative from the University of Toronto will be at Claremont at 8:15 THIS THURSDAY morning in the Student Lounge. Be sure to stop by, before classes start, to find out all Toronto U has to offer!
UX Day 2018
UX Day is an opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to learn more about the great programs available for youth interested in science & technology on Southern Vancouver Island. This event is taking place on Saturday, December 1st, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the UVic ECS Building. Free admission! Come discover the Science and Technology Exploration opportunities for Vancouver Island youth! Visit the Career Centre for more information.
Visit the Career Centre for more info about these and other job opportunities.
The Shoal Centre in Sidney is looking to hire a few energetic students to help at the many Christmas events that are booked during the Christmas Season this year. Duties include: serving, clearing and dish washing. Shifts will be 4 hours from approximately 5:00pm to 9:00pm. $17.00/hour. Qualifications: Food Safe & WHIMIS (you can do these online), plus eagerness to learn about working events, kitchen and serving.
A retiree living in North Saanich is looking for weekend help with outdoor garden work: resetting patio paving stones, spreading bark mulch & general garden maintenance. 6 to 8 hours daily Saturdays and Sundays for 1-3 months or until the job is complete @ 15.00 to $20.00 an hour. Some heavy lifting required. Help with transportation available if required.
Long-term, Saturday outdoor/gardening job opportunity. Strong student needed for help with general garden maintenance: some shovelling, wheel-barrowing, weeding, raking etc. 3-4 hours each time @ $13 per hour. Located north end of Elk Lake.
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!
For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the Career Centre.
Calling all bookworms: Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival is having Jack Knox speak and they need some volunteer help @ SHOAL Centre, November 23, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Three volunteers to help with tickets, welcome people at the door, and assist with new memberships.
Lions Club Breakfast with Santa @ Mary Winspear Centre, December 1. Put on your Santa hats! The Lions cook the food and we serve it to the bright eyed young families who come to tell Santa how good they have been and what they want for Christmas.
SHOAL Centre Bridge Club Dinner and Banquet,: December 5. Students who are looking for serving and/or banquet experience or just wanting it get in the Christmas spirit will love this event. 2 volunteers needed.
Sidney Aviation Museum Open House, December 28th. This event is so much fun! Families come to the museum to see the antique planes and participate in activities such as: paper airplane making, crafts, aircraft carrier demonstration, flight simulators and this year’s new flying maze. Student volunteers support all these activities!
Grads: if you haven’t picked up your Grad Pinnie yet, please come to the office to get them.
Winter Gala Tickets
This is the last week to buy a Winter Gala ticket. They are for sale in the Accounting office. Each $50 ticket includes a formal dinner, dessert and DJ dance. Cash, cheques, debit and credit cards are all accepted.
Reminder to grads that GT is a graduation requirement. Pick up your forms from the Career Centre and interview with your favourite teacher!
No news today.
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.*
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