Wednesday March 6, 2019
Deadline for Course Selections Forms & Applications for Programs of Choice – Due Today
All course selection forms and applications for Programs of Choice (CSI, IGS, PEP) are due back to the office TODAY. 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)
Block 3: 12:30-1:35
Block 4: 1:40-2:48
The Addams Family: Opens Thursday Night
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!!
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.
Team Trivia is TODAY at lunch. Teams 1 and 3 will compete in Ms. Tong's classroom (323), and teams 2 and 4 will compete in Ms. Stover's classroom (322). New players and spectators are always welcome. We play every Wednesday at lunch.
The deadline for registering for the Euclid, Fryer, Galois and Hypatia math contests is next week. Please double-check the lists outside room 133 to see if you have already signed up, and add your name if you have not. These contests happen very soon after we return from Spring Break, so mark the dates in your calendar. See Mr. Skanks with any questions.
Reminder – the last tryouts for badminton are TODAY after school in the big gym. 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. If u can’t attend, please go see Coach Amos Chen after school and let him know.
Junior Girls Soccer
Jr Girls Soccer tryouts TODAY and THURSDAY after school at Lochside turf. Hope to see you there! See Ms Harte if you have any questions.
Senior Girls Soccer
Sr Girls Soccer tryouts start this week: TODAY 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.
Fairmont Empress Career Fair - Today
The Fairmont Empress is hosting their annual Career Fair TODAY from 4 :00 - 7:00 pm! Full-time, part-time and temporary summer positions are available in most service areas starting in Spring and early Summer. With the most competitive wages and benefits in the city and incredible global travel perks, consider applying at The Empress! Come prepared for an on-the-spot interview. More information available in the Career Centre.
Volunteers are wanted for the Victoria International Jazz Fest, June 21-30. Calling all musical students! If you play any of the following instruments, WE NEED YOU! - Guitar, Trumpet, Keyboard, Trombone, Double Bass or Alto Saxophone. We need volunteer help with this year's Tom Lee instrument petting zoo, to help kids try out different instruments. Stop by the Career Centre for more information and application forms or visit: jazzvictoria.ca for more details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.
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.
Mt Washington Trip
All International students going on the Mt Washington trip: have your luggage ready and be prepared to load the bus at 9:15 TOMORROW morning. It is going to be COLD on the mountain. Pack and wear warm clothing.
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.*
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