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Wednesday November 28 News

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Wednesday November 28 News
by Andrea Martin - Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10:15 AM

Wednesday November 28, 2018

Early Closure Nov. 29

Reminder that TOMORROW (Thursday) 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

Photos, Student I.D. Cards and Bus Passes
There are still many school photos, student I.D. cards, and bus passes in the office.  Please come by to pick them up. 

Toys 4 Teens
The 6th annual "Toys For Teens Donation Drive" starts next week, running from December 3-12.  Claremont donates Gift Cards for Teens in Need in our Community in support of The Zone 91.3's annual Toy Drive. Our donations are shared by numerous local agencies such as 1UP Single Parent Resource Centre, CFAX Santas Anonymous, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, The Mustard Seed and many more under the umbrella of "The Christmas Giving Network."

We are asking for $10 Gift Cards that Teens could benefit from: grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants, retail locations, coffee shops, bus passes, pre-paid credit cards, etc. Cash donations will also be accepted.

Students are encouraged to bring their donations to their Block 1 class (or the front office if they do not have a Block 1 class). The Block 1 class who donates the most gift cards will be invited to The Zone's wrap-up party at Mayfair Mall on December 14th at 9am to drop off the gift cards. Thank you for your support of this great cause and for sharing the Spartan Spirit. Happy Holidays!

Bake Sale – Welcomers Club

The Welcomers Club will be having a bake sale THIS FRIDAY.  Bring your sweet tooth and bring some change!

Knitting Club
Calling all Knitters!  Are you trying to get knitting projects done in time for Christmas?  Bring your projects to the Knitting Club on MONDAYS at lunch in room 323.  During the month of December, we will have hot chocolate and will be watching Christmas movies.  See Ms. Tong for details.

Book Drive - Youth for Change & Inclusion
Claremont’s YCI Club is hosting a book drive. The deadline has been extended until the end of next week, FRIDAY December 7. 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. Thank you for your support.

Jr Girls B Bball

For all players on the Jr Girls B Basketball team: the next practice is this THURSDAY at 3:00 in the small gym.  It is very important to attend - see Mr Reisig if you have any questions.

University Visit – Nov. 30

A representative from University of Alberta will be at Claremont THIS FRIDAY, Nov. 30, after school in the Student Lounge.  Be sure to stop by to find out all about U of Alberta programs and admissions before going home!

Art Colleges Fair – TONIGHT
Reminder about the Art Colleges Fair TONIGHT 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 THIS 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.

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.

GRAD 2019
Dry Grad Meeting

The next Dry Grad meeting takes place TUESDAY, Dec 4th @ 7pm in the Learning Commons.
Parents are welcome to come out to participate, share your ideas or simply learn about what is being planned.

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! 

Trip to Whistler

All International students going to Whistler next week must attend a meeting TOMORROW (Thursday) at lunch time in Ms. Heppell's classroom # 325.

Travel Applications
Are you planning to travel during the holidays?  Day trip travel applications are due on December 14th.  Overnight and flight travel applications are due December 7th.  Please get them in to Brenda on time.

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.*