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Wednesday December 5 News

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Wednesday December 5 News
by Andrea Martin - Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 10:26 AM

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Respect Month

December is Respect Month.  Here is our Respect quote of the day: 
“Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness.” Holly Branson

Toys 4 Teens – Dec 3-12
The 6th annual "Toys For Teens Donation Drive" is running every day 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.

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.

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. 

Reach For The Top

Do you love trivia? Join in the fun TODAY at lunch  and face off against another team.

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 TODAY, THURSDAY & 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!!

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High Tech U

Applications for UVic's High Tech U Program are available from the Career Centre. HighTech U is an initiative of the UVic Computer Science Dept. This 3-step program includes a an 8-week paid summer internship working in the the high-tech industry. Once completed, graduates of the internship will be eligible for a post-secondary award towards their first-year tuition at UVic.  Application submissions are due December 31st.  Visit the Career Centre or see Mr. Beeston for more information.

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
Winter Gala

Tickets for Winter Gala can be picked up TODAY at the office at any time.  For the Gala tonight, doors open at 6:30, dinner is at 7:00.

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.

Whistler Trip

For all International students going to Whistler: Dismissal time is 11:10 from your classses.

Travel Applications
Are you planning to travel during the holidays?  Overnight and flight travel applications are due THIS FRIDAY, December 7th.   The dates are posted on Brenda’s door.

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.*