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Wednesday November 21 News

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Wednesday November 21 News
by Andrea Martin - Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:38 AM

Wednesday November 21, 2018

Spartan Shootout Tournament

The annual Spartan Shootout is THIS FRIDAY and SATURDAY. The full lacrosse tournament schedule is on the Claremont website, including all games at Topaz Park and UVic.

Highlights include:

4:45  Claremont GIRLS  vs Royal Bay
5:45  Claremont JR BOYS #1 vs Claremont JR BOYS #2
6:45  Claremont SR BOYS vs Woodinville
Feature Game:
7:30  Claremont SR BOYS vs Mercer Island

$2 tickets will be on sale TODAY and THURSDAY at lunch from grade 12 students, or a donation can be made at the UVic gate.  Admission and donations go directly to KidSport. This annual tradition is a lot of fun. Let's show up in our red to cheer on our team. Play intros, a halftime dance presentation, the Claremont mascot and a concession all add up to a fun night for all. Come show your Spartan spirit!  Hope you can make it!!

Winter Is Here – School Heating
As you may be aware, there has been a pipeline incident outside of Prince George BC that has resulted in a constrained supply of natural gas supply to British Columbia. Fortis has advised all customers that the supply of natural gas will be effected throughout the winter, and has requested that all customers voluntarily reduce their usage. School District 63 will be doing their part by reducing the heat in our buildings by a few degrees.  Students and staff are asked to please bear with the situation, expect reduced temperatures and plan to have an extra sweater available.

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
Ir you did not pick up your report card in Home Room, please come get them in the office. 

Best Buddies

For all Peer Buddies and Associates of Best Buddies: there will be a short but very important meeting TODAY 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.

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 (starting TODAY) at lunch in Ms. Tong's room (323).  Spectators are welcome.

See Spartan Shootout and Friday Night Lights information on the website.

University Visit – Nov. 22

A representative from the University of Toronto will be at Claremont TOMORROW (Thursday) at 8:15  a.m. in the Student Lounge. Be sure to stop by, before classes start, to find out all Toronto U has to offer!

Encounters Canada - January Promotion
Encounters Canada is offering a new promotion for the January 2019 Sports and Fitness week in Ottawa. Get $100 off the regular cost! Pay only $650 for this Encounters week of Jan. 27 - Feb 2, 2019. Your travel is free!  See Mrs. Rhodes in the Career Centre for application information. Don't delay, spaces are limited.

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.

Job Opportunities
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.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities
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!

GRAD 2019
Grad Pinnies

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. 

Grad Transition
Reminder to grads that GT is a graduation requirement.  Pick up your forms from the Career Centre and interview with your favourite teacher! 

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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.*