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Monday December 3 News

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Monday December 3 News
by Andrea Martin - Monday, 3 December 2018, 11:00 AM

Monday December 3, 2018

Respect Month

December is Respect Month.  Here is our Respect quote of the day:  “Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions.” Kiana Tom

Toys 4 Teens – Dec 3-12
The 6th annual "Toys For Teens Donation Drive" starts TODAY and runs until Dec. 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, coffee shops, retail locations, 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!

It's a Wonderful Life (the play)
From Dec 6-8 and 12-15 Claremont Year-Long Drama presents the stage adaptation of the classic film “It’s A Wonderful Life” in the Ridge Playhouse. Performances are nightly at 7:30pm.  All tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. If you bring a non-perishable food item to donate, you can have your ticket price reduced by 50 cents for each item.  (Maximum discount $5). This play is appropriate for all ages. Please come support Claremont Fine Arts!

It's Cold Season
Please be mindful that during cold season it is important to get plenty of rest, eat healthy foods, and wash your hands often. Situated throughout the school are hand sanitizer stations; please take advantage of these stations and keep your hands clean. It is a key component to staying healthy.

A brown duffle bag was found in the neighbourhood, containing clothing and a note book.  Please come to the office to claim it.

A pair of grey & red men’s Nike shoes has been lost in the school.  If you have found these shoes, please help out your fellow student and bring them to the office.

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. 

Beef Jerkey Fundraiser
Come support the Claremont Senior Boys “travel” team as they sell all different kinds of beef jerky at a discounted price THIS WEEK at lunch in the lounge. ALL inventory must go!!!!

Knitting Club

Calling all Knitters!  Are you trying to get knitting projects done in time for Christmas?  Bring your projects to the Knitting Club TODAY and every MONDAY 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.

Key Club – Locker Wrapping
If you would like your locker (or your friend's locker) decorated in festive wrapping paper, head over to the Key Club table to place your order: the table will be set up WEDNESDAY- FRIDAY this week at lunch (and Monday-Wednesday next week) outside the large gym. Lockers are $2.

Book Drive - Youth for Change & Inclusion
The book drive is being extended until this FRIDAY Dec. 7th.  All donations will go to a local youth Shelter and the 1000 X 5 project.  Thank you for your support.

Spirit Squad – Plaid Day
Spirit Squad’s next theme day is Plaid Day this FRIDAY December 7th.  Pull out your plaid shirts, plaid jackets, and plaid pj bottoms, and celebrate your inner lumberjack!!

Sr Boys Volleyball: Bronze Medal @ BC's:

This past week the Spartans competed in the 2018 BC "AAA" Championships. After power pool play, in the round of 16, the Spartans defeated Penticton High in three straight sets (25-12, 25-15, 25-17).  In the 1/4 final, Claremont defeat Argyle in three straight set (25-21, 25-22, 25-20). In the semi finals, Claremont lost (14-25, 23-25, 12-25) to powerhouse and undefeated (by "AAA" teams) Earl Marriott (eventual champions). Finally, in the Bronze Medal match, Claremont bounced back and played with heart and skill, defeating Moscrop in three straight sets (25-15, 25-22, 25-22).

A true testament to the classiness and professionalism of the Claremont squad was that they were named the Most Sportsmanlike Team in the 20 team "AAA" tournament. The Spartans have now won this four times under coach Ryan's leadership.

The Claremont Sr. Boys Volleyball Team has had an amazing season finishing the Greater Victoria league with 41 wins and 1 loss.  The team won the Camosun and VIU tournaments, finished 5th at the UBC and TRU Elite (AA/AAA) tournaments and were undefeated at the Island Championships.

Accolades: Over the season, many players have been recognized as all stars and MVP's in the many tournaments that the Spartans have competed in. Although all players contributed to the teams success at the BC's, Ethan Boag was named to the 1st All star Team.

Junior B Girls Basketball
Reminder that the Junior B Girls Basketball team has a short meeting TODAY at lunch in the textiles room.

Sr Girls Volleyball
Congratulations to the Senior Girls Volleyball team who participated in the Quad A Provincial Championships this past week in Penticton. The tournament capped off an excellent year by the Claremont Volleyball program. A special thank you goes out to the Graduating Senior Girls:
Victoria Vogel, Sophia Brasset, Bria Hamilton, Helena Radisaljevic., and Leann Rompain.

University of Alberta - Gr. 11 Opportunity

The University of Alberta is offering interested Grade 11 students a chance for an all expenses paid trip to visit the University of Alberta during the weekend of May 24-26, 2019!  This trip only has 20 seats available, so don't delay! Apply by February 10, 2019, at UAB.CA/BOARDING.
Visit the Career Centre for more info.

Job Opportunity
Adrienne's Tea Garden at Mattick's Farm, on Cordova Bay road, needs dishwashers and cashiers. Please see Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre for application information.

Volunteer Opportunity
Do you like to wrap presents? Volunteers are needed for the Spirit of Giving Gift Wrap, run by The Mustard Seed Street Church. Volunteers wrap the presents of busy Christmas shoppers by donation, with all proceeds going to The Mustard Seed!  Shifts run December 1st to 24th, and there are a variety of shifts open at Mayfair Mall and Hillside Mall. Contact the Career Centre for contact information. You can sign up for a volunteer shift through the following links:
Mayfair: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0a4daaa92aa5fc1-gift13
Hillside: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0a4daaa92aa5fc1-gift14

GRAD 2019
Dry Grad Meeting

The next Dry Grad meeting takes TOMORROW (Tuesday) @ 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
They're comin' in slow, but it's good to know, some students had fun and got their GT done! Don't delay; get your forms today! Complete it all soon so you can graduate in June! Pick up your GT forms from the Career Centre.

Travel Applications

Are you planning to travel during the holidays?  Overnight and flight travel applications are due THIS FRIDAY, December 7thDay trip travel applications are due on December 14th.    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.*