Tuesday November 20, 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 – TODAY
Report cards will be handed TODAY 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. If you have a spare in block 4, please go to Home Room first before you leave the school.
Origami Demo - Learning Commons
The Learning Commons will be offering a student-led origami demo TODAY at lunch in the Learning Common’s Mac Lab. Please drop by to learn this beautiful technique and take home your creation.
For all Peer Buddies and Associates of Best Buddies: there will be a short but very important meeting on WEDNESDAY at the start of lunch in the conference room next to room 233. Please come immediately at the start of lunch for a 10-15 minute meeting.
The CSMC and CIMC are this WEDNESDAY in blocks 1 and 2 in room 215.
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.
Claremont Swim Team at the Provincials
Last weekend, the Claremont Swim Team competed at the High School Provincials. Every team member swam in the finals on Saturday; our 6 boys came 5th in the Province against much larger teams, and our 4 girls were 11th.
Chantel Jeffrey: GOLD in 100 Free, 100 Fly (was a Provincial record) and 200 IM. Still undefeated in High School competition!
Keir Ogilvie: SILVER in 100 Fly.
Sam Beyak: BRONZE in 50 Free.
And the swim of the meet: Sam Beyak, Marcus Mak, Matt Clavelle and Keir Ogilvie won GOLD in the 4x100 Free Boys Open Relay (they got a really big trophy!)
Matt Clavelle came home with a $250 Bursary from BC School Swimming.
Congratulations to all swimmers on a fantastic season.
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
For the Girls Lacrosse class: there is another meeting TODAY at the start of lunch in the small gym. Please get there as quick as possible to sign-up for working at the concession this Friday and Saturday.
Ciara Norcross, Abby McMillan, Cassie Peat, and Jessica Underwood: please let Coach Taylor or Coach Jenner know if you can play on Friday if you have not already told them today already.
The Field Hockey team has a meeting TODAY 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.
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!
Art Colleges Fair
Reminder about the Art Colleges Fair being NEXT WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, from 6-7:30 pm, held at St. Michael's University School . There will be 17 art/ design/ fine art/ and media Colleges from all over Canada and the United States in attendance. Visit the Career Centre for more information and a list of participating schools.
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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