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Tuesday March 5 News

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Tuesday March 5 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 10:18 AM

Tuesday March 5, 2019


A pair of prescription glasses in a case have been found.  And a set of 3 girls’s rings have been found.  Please come to the office to claim them.

Deadline for Course Selections Forms & Applications for Programs of Choice – March 6
All course selection forms and applications for Programs of Choice (CSI, IGS, PEP) are due back to the office TOMORROW (Wednesday).  PARENT SIGNATURES ARE REQUIRED.

Spartan Day – March 8
THIS FRIDAY March 8 is our next Spartan Day! Please wear RED (and Grads... yes, you can wear your Pinnies). We will be shooting a school spirit video in Block 2.
There will be an adjusted class schedule for Spartan Day:
Block 1: 9:00-10:05
Block 2: 10:10-11:15
Spirit Video: 11:15-11:45 (2 takes and then everyone in gym for finale)
Lunch: 11:45-12:30
Block 3: 12:30-1:35
Block 4: 1:40-2:48

The Addams Family: Opens This Week
Claremont's Musical Theatre’s presentation of  “The Addams Family” opens this THURSDAY. Tickets are 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!!

Talent Show
This year's Talent Show will be in April but the Sign-up sheet is posted now in the Student Lounge. All acts are welcome. Talk to Ms. Giordano if you have questions.

Times Colonist 10K
Did you know that Claremont has a TC 10K team? This year's race is on Sunday April 28th and the Claremont Spartans Team is open to all staff and students who wish to run, walk or jog. No experience is necessary. Register online and make sure you select School Team Challenge and Team Name “Claremont Spartans” from the drop down menu. See Ms. Graves for more information.

Robotics Club

Congratulations to Russell Bilinski, Tyson Sinotte, and Shawn Phelps who represented Claremont at the VEX Robotics Provincial Championships this past weekend.  The team qualified for the playoffs, only to be knocked out of the tournament by the eventual provincial champions. However, the Claremont team was selected the most sportsmanlike team out of the 40 teams at the tournament.  Well done team 1022-A!


Reminder - there will be badminton tryouts TODAY and WEDNESDAY after school this week. All grades are welcome and the team is for both male and female - please make sure to attend if you want to be included on the team

Senior Girls Soccer
Sr Girls Soccer tryouts start this week: TODAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY at Lochside turf after school. Please see Ms Yager for more details.

For all students interested in trying out for the golf team: there is a brief but important meeting on THURSDAY March 7, at the beginning of lunch, in the small gym.  Please see Mr. Ryan in the PE office if you are unable to attend.

This past weekend the CSI Rowers competed at the Elk Lake Spring Regatta. They represented the school really well and the coaches were all impressed with what the students did on and off the water. Here are the results from "A Finals" (top 6):
U19 M 1x Jack Walkey - 1st place
U19 M 4x Francesco Torta, Keiran Rampon, Leo Donnecke, Kodi Marshall - 2nd place
U19 W 2x Britta Obst and Serina Ames - 5th place

U19 M 2x Jack Walkey and Leo Donnecke - 1st place
Open Novice M 4x James Salah, Lucas Turner, Nathan Turner, Simon Byatt - 1st
Open Novice W 4x - Mataya Langevin, Sofia da Silva, Taryn Rosales, Sadie Green - 3rd
U19 W 4x Elle Stephens, Faith Rompain, Monique Seanez, Abby Simpson - 4th
U19 W 4x Serina Ames, Britta Obst, Elizabeth Buxton, Kealey Scott - 5th
U17 M 2x Brett Schellenberg, James Salah - 6th

Job Opportunities

Visit the Career Centre for more details on these and many other job opportunities!
Chuck's Burger Bar in Sidney is looking for someone to join their team as a dishwasher, Thursday to Saturday evenings. Earn wages + tips.  Experience is not necessary, just a positive attitude! 

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 jay.basi@cordovabaygolf.com.

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.

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!

GRAD 2019
NEW UVic Admission Acceptance Deadline – May 1
Attention students with offers of admission to UVic in September 2019: please note that your admission acceptance deadline has been moved up to May 1st, instead of June 1st! If you have any questions or concerns please contact the UVic recruiter for Claremont.

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..

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.

Dry Grad Meeting - Tonight
The next Dry Grad meeting takes place TONIGHT @ 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/

No news today.

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.*