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Monday November 26 News

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Monday November 26 News
by Andrea Martin - Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:26 AM

Monday November 26, 2018

Early Closure Nov. 29

Reminder that this THURSDAY Nov. 29 there will be an early closure to allow time for the evening parent-teacher interviews.  The revised class schedule will be:
Block 1     9:00-10:07
Block 2   10:13-11:22
Lunch        11:22-12:08
Block 3   12:08-1:15
Block 4     1:21-2:28

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
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. 

Book Drive - Youth for Change & Inclusion

Claremont’s YCI Club is hosting a book drive which is running until the end of this week, FRIDAY November 30th. Bring your new or used books (that are still in good condition) to the bin at the front of the office and support those in need! All donations of youth/adult novels will be given to 844 Johnson Street and children’s books will go to the 1000 x 5 project.

Jr Girls Volleyball

Congratulations to the Junior Girls Volleyball team who completed their season this weekend, finishing 5th in the Province. Their incredible season also included 2 tournament victories, as well as City and Island Championships. Additionally, congratulations to grade 9 Olivia Boulding, who was named to the BC Provincial Tournament All Star team.

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 – Nov. 28
Reminder about the Art Colleges Fair being THIS 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 – Dec. 1
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.

Volunteer Opportunities
For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the Career Centre.

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
Winter Gala Tickets

The deadline to get your Winter Gala ticket has been extended.  Make sure you buy your ticket at the Accounting office TODAY.  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.*