Tuesday February 26, 2019
Pink Shirt Day - Tomorrow
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!!
Are you interested in pursuing a career in medicine? If so, consider joining Claremont's Pre-Med Club. Our next meeting is TOMORROW (Wednesday) at lunch in Room 200. We will be discussing the opportunity of an upcoming tour of UVic's Medical Science Building, along with an information and Q&A session (to take place on TUESDAY March 5th).
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. Deadline is this FRIDAY March 1st.
Any girls grade 9-12 interested in playing rugby this year... please attend an information meeting TODAY at lunch in the Small Gym. It's likely the first practice will be Thursday after school. See Mr Reisig in the PE Office if you are unable to attend the meeting.
Girls Soccer Kickaround
For all girls, from all grades, who are interested, there will be a soccer kick-around after school TODAY on the Lochside turf. These are not tryouts, but a great way to start thinking about the upcoming soccer season!
Senior Boys Basketball
Congrats to the Sr Boys Basketball team who won the Bronze medal at the Island Championships. They now have a very important challenge game TONIGHT 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 – Today
The WorkBC Find Your Fit tour is an interactive event, TODAY 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 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: Feb. 27
The Butchart Gardens Job Fair is TOMORROW (Wednesday), 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.
Visit the Career Centre for more details on these and many other job opportunities!
Mattick’s Farm Mini Golf is seeking energetic part time employees for the 2019 season (including Spring Break). Must be available to work weekends and evenings. Food Safe certification required. Cash handling and customer service experience is an asset, but not required. Please drop off your resume at the Cordova Bay Golf Course, 5333 Cordova Bay Rd, to the attention of Jay Basi or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Short and long-term job opportunities in the Sidney/North Saanich area:
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.
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 email@example.com, 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.
SAT Preparation at SMUS – Starting March 2
It's that time of the year for students, considering entrance in a USA university after grad, to prepare for the May 4 SAT exams. SAT prep. classes are being offered again this year at St. Michael's University School starting March 2nd. Registration deadline is THIS THURSDAY, Feb 28th. Please visit the Career Centre for more information.
Dry Grad Meeting
The next Dry Grad meeting takes place TUESDAY, Mar 5th @ 7pm in the Learning Commons.
Check out all the great fundraising events that are currently up and running via Facebook ‘Claremont Dry Grad 2019’ and on our website: https://claremontdrygrad.weebly.com/
Dry Grad Fundraiser: Epicure
From Feb 7 - March 7, we are asking Grad families to help with fund-raising by selling three versatile Fundraising Collections from Epi-Cure:
1. Extraordinary Trio for $25.00
2. Weeknight Dinners for $20.00
3. Healthier Desserts for $20.00
Epicure is a local, family owned company that helps families create meal solutions that are healthy, delicious, gluten free, and 90% non-GMO. With each kit sold, the Dry Grad Committee will receive 40% of the funds raised! More information and an order form is on the Claremont Dry Grad 2019 fundraising page.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Community Supports Info Night – Feb 28
COPACS has put together an evening for parents to be introduced to a number of community supports available to SD63 families, such as: Beacon Community Services, Peninsula Youth Clinic, Public Health, Family Smart, Discovery Youth and Family Substance Use Services and more. There will be service providers giving a brief overview of their services, and an opportunity for parents to connect and get resources. THURSDAY, February 28th, 7:00 p.m. at Bayside Middle School.
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.*