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Monday February 25 News

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Monday February 25 News
by Andrea Martin - Monday, 25 February 2019, 10:19 AM

Monday February 25, 2019

Pink Shirt Day - Feb 27

This WEDNESDAY Feb 27 is Pink Shirt Day. Please support Claremont's commitment to a bully-free environment by wearing pink. By joining together and wearing pink, we can visibly show our support for a more inclusive, accepting and compassionate society.     Practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.   

Musical Theatre Presents “The Addams Family”
Claremont's Musical Theatre program presents “The Addams Family .” Tickets are now on sale through Mrs. Marshall in the accounting office; call 250-658-6672. 7pm shows run March 7-9 and  March 13-16. Additional 1pm matinees on March 9 & 16. Tickets are $15 Adults, or $12 for Students/Seniors. Open seating. Plan early; this show is sure to sell out!!

Robotics Club

Claremont's 1022 VEX Robotics teams competed in Comox this weekend. All three teams made it to the quarter-finals and team 1022A also finished second overall in the skills challenge. Great results for a second year team competing against more experienced teams. Congratulations!!

Math Club
1. Congratulations to Gary Wu, Ian Burnett, Will Zhang and James Magraken who all finished in the top 10 at the Math Challengers last Friday!
2. The February Math League is TODAY at lunch in room 130.
3. The Pascal/Cayley/Fermat contests are TOMORROW morning in block 1 in room 135/136. There are still a couple of spots available.  Sign up outside room 133 or see Mr. Skanks.

YCI - Warm Clothes for Cold People Clothing Drive
Thank you to all who supported the book drive. It was a huge success!
Members of YCI are now sponsoring a warm clothing drive for downtown Victoria shelters. Please bring in gently used or new coats, scarves, gloves, hoodies, footwear etc to the bin outside the front of the office.

Senior Boys Basketball

Congrats to the Sr Boys Basketball team who won the Bronze medal at the Island Championships. This means they now have a very important challenge game this TUESDAY at 7pm at Belmont with a spot at the Provincial Championships on the line. It would be great to see some Spartan Red filling the stands in this must-win game.

WorkBC Find Your Fit Event – Feb 26

The WorkBC Find Your Fit tour is an interactive event, TOMORROW (Tuesday) at Bayside Middle School, from 3-7 pm, where youth can try the skills they'll need for different careers in demand in your region and across the province, and can help youth apply real-life experience to their career planning. This free event welcomes parents and family members too.

University Visits – Feb. 25 & 26
1. A representative from University of Victoria will be at Claremont TODAY at lunch in the Learning Commons. They will go over the self-reporting process, scholarship application tips, and preparation for course planning and registration.
2. A representative from MacEwan University (Edmonton) will be at Claremont on TUESDAY morning, Feb 26th, from 8:15 - 9:00 in the Student Lounge. Be sure to stop by to find out what post-secondary options this university has to offer!

University of Alberta – March 13
Are you considering attending the University of Alberta after grad?  U of A representatives will be hosting a Registration 101 Workshop in downtown Victoria on WEDNESDAY, March 13 at 7 pm at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa - 623 Courtney St. Learn about the online registrations process, build a draft schedule, get advice on first-year course selection and meet fellow first-year students!

Butchart Gardens Job Fair: New Date Feb. 27
Save the new date for the Butchart Gardens Job Fair: THIS WEDNESDAY, Feb.  27th, 6-8 pm.  Come learn more about employment opportunities and the various departments hiring for the upcoming seasons. Bring a resume or application form. Visit the Career Centre for more information.

Job Opportunities
Visit the Career Centre for more details on these and many other job opportunities!

There are short and long-term job opportunities in the Sidney/North Saanich area. Choose from:
1) helping residents with spreading gravel on a garden bed;
2) delivering promotional posters for an upcoming performance;
3) weekly housekeeping for the whole summer.

Interested in dairy farm work? Brackenhurst Farm is a family dairy farm located on the Saanich Peninsula for over 85 years. They are looking for help with feeding calves, cleaning pens, and maintaining a clean work environment. You will be working with and around large animals and heavy machinery. Starts at 8 hrs per week (1-5 pm on weekends), $12.65 per hour. Apply by sending your resume to cows.milk@shaw.ca, or call Mickey Aylard at 250-413-7067.

Food Safe Training – April 8
Food Safe Level 1 training:  Monday, April 8, 2019, from 8:30 - 4:30 pm, at the SHOAL Centre in Sidney. $50. Food Safe is useful for anyone working in the food service, food retail, or food processing industries. You will learn how to handle food safely in order to prevent food from being contaminated.  Visit the Career Centre for registration info.

First Aid Training – April 6
First Aid with CPR "C" & AED training: Saturday, April 6, from 8:30-4:00 pm at the SHOAL Centre in Sidney. $50. This course covers initial assessment, disease prevention, secondary survey, airway obstruction, adult/child/infant CPR, & the use of an Automated External Defibrillator.

Class Afloat 2019-2020
Are you considering a study abroad or gap year after graduation? Class Afloat offers both study and travel opportunities, on board their majestic tall ship, and have just released their 2019-2020 Voyage details.  This amazing journey starts off from Amsterdam, sailing around the Mediterranean, down the West African coast, across to Brazil, Central America, and final stop in Canada. Inquire at ajoblinghey@classafloat.com, or visit the Career Centre for more information.

GRAD 2019
Grad Transition

Reminder to Grads to get your Grad Transition forms and interview completed while you still have time to choose your own person to interview you!  GT forms are available from the Career Centre.

RE/MAX Quest For Excellence Bursaries
This year RE/MAX is once again offering (16) $1,000 bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students. This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Only online entries will be accepted; students enter online at www.remax.ca.  Deadline for submissions for the 2019 Quest for Excellence program is midnight March 11th..

Magic Wand Project
The Magic Wand Project is a non-profit organization that offers an inexpensive alternative to grad outfits for both girls and boys. This is a chance to borrow, rather than buy, a dress, suit or tux,  (a small fee for cleaning is the only charge).  All outfits are new or like-new, and all accessories are included.  Any student is eligible. To book an appointment to view the selection of available clothes,  email: esurerus@telus.net

Rocky Mountains Trip – April 7-10

International students: there is an amazing bus trip and tour planned to the Rocky Mountains, 4 days & 3 nights: April 7-10.  Enjoy some of the best mountain views in Canada, explore the town of Banff, see wildlife and experience the 360 degree mountain view at the top of the Banff Gondola, with optional extra activities (Ice Walking Tour, Snowshoeing Tour, and  Banff Wildlife Tour).  Deadline to book is March 7. Seats are limited and this trip will fill up fast.  Go to the Saanich International Student Program Website;  the sign-up LINK is under Events/News.

International students who are returning in September, 2019:  please pick up a Returning Student Survey from Brenda.

Mt. Washington Ski Trip
If you are interested in going on the Mt Washington trip in March, please pick up your packages from Brenda.

Vancouver Island Parent Conference – March 2

The Vancouver Island Parent Conference has been putting on world-class parenting conferences for over 10 years, bringing together attendees from across BC. This year’s conference theme is “Change: It’s Here to Stay” and features keynotes by Alyson Schafer and Ann Douglas. Come enjoy a day of connecting with other parents over important, of-the-moment issues. Learn useful tools and hear fresh perspectives from leading experts.  March 2, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at Belmont Secondary School.  Childcare is available at $35/child through Westshore Parks & Recreation.  For more information & registration:  vipc.ca

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.*