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Thursday May 9 News

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Thursday May 9 News
by Andrea Martin - Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:48 AM

Thursday May 9, 2019

Wands for Wildlife – PEP 11 Leadership Project

Do you have old, used mascara wands? Instead of throwing them out, some students at Claremont have organized a two-week campaign in partnership with the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge’s initiative, “Wands for Wildlife”, where donated wands are used to help rehabilitate rescued animals, including removing fly eggs, larvae, and ticks from their fur or feathers. There is a bin located outside the front office where you can put your old mascara tubes, which not only prevents the plastic from entering our landfills, but can help save countless wild lives! 

Blood Drive
Last day to sign up to make a blood donation. See Ms Chapman to sign up.

Trades Exploration 2020
If you are wondering about, or considering, a career in the trades, Claremont offers the Trades Exploration program, introducing students to the fields of carpentry, welding, electrical and plumbing. The semester 2 TEX Program can help you discover the trade that suits you and your talents best, and leads into post secondary trades training. There are still seats available! Please see Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre to register.

Measles Catch-up for Students in Grades 10 to 12
In the next few day, watch for immunization consent packages to come home for students in grades 10, 11 and 12 who are unimmunized or under immunized for Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR). Please discuss the information in the consent package and involve your child in the decision to provide consent to immunization.  Immunizations will be provided at Claremont school for students in grades 10 to 12 on TUESDAY May 28, 2019.

Although a child may be immunized with the consent of a parent/guardian or representative, a student in grade 9 or older can make an informed decision regarding immunization regardless of parental consent or refusal. This is referred to as “mature minor consent.”

Students who are up to date for Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) will receive a record of immunization. Please keep this record to provide to your child’s school this fall.  First Nations children who receive health services in their communities, may be able to access immunization records and services at their Community Health Centers.

For more information:
· Refer to HealthLinkBC file # 14a “Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccine” available at: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/measles-mumps-rubella-vaccine

· Refer to HealthLinkBC file # 119 “The Infants Act, Mature Minor Consent and Immunization” available at: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/infants-act-mature-minor-consent-and-immunization.

Contact the Peninsula Health Unit at 250-544-2400 to discuss further.

Last Day to Drop Classes – May 24
The last day to drop classes for this semester so that they don’t show up on your transcript is FRIDAY May 24.

Claremont Year-Long Drama
Claremont's Year-Long Drama program presents the play, “Daisy Pulls It Off”.  It is a play about life in a 1920s English Boarding School. Part-comedy, part-drama; the play is appropriate for all ages.  Nightly @ 7:30pm, May 15-17 and May 22-25.  All tickets are $10 at the door.

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Sr Girls Volleyball

Congrats to Senior Girls vb players Eve Collombin, Abby Phillips, Mya Sheridan, and Payton Henderson for their gold medal at the Club BC's this past weekend.  Good luck for their upcoming National championships in Toronto this weekend!!  Go Spartans!!

Track & Field
It was another great day for the Spartans at UVic yesterday for the Lower Island Championships
Rebecca Dutchak broke two meet records in long jump and triple jump, placed 4th in the 4 x 100 relay, and was named the Most Outstanding Sr Female Field Athlete of the meet.
Nick Lepessis, Blake Furtado, and Micheal Awor all ran personal bests in their respective races and qualified for Islands.
Rebecca Vowles won the 80m hurdles.
Lastly, in the 4 x 100 relays:  Jr Boys placed 3rd, Sr Girls placed 4th, and the Sr Boys placed 2nd.

Broadcasting College

Be on the air in less than a year! Have you considered a career in broadcasting on radio or television? Western Academy Broadcasting College offers an accelerated program of 2 years' worth of training in one year! Learn through one-on-one tutoring and hands-on experience in real Radio and Television studios.  WABC works with students until they get hired.  Get more information at wabcwesternacademy.com or visit the Career Centre.

TEAC 105 - Explorations in Technology
Do you want to explore Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Civil Engineering, and Computer Science?  TEAC 105 explores these four technologies through hands-on activities and project-based learning. This dual-credit course is offered in partnership with Camosun College and runs on Friday afternoons at Camosun Interurban Campus from 3- 6 pm, from September to February. Get more information and applications from your school counsellors or the Career Centre.

Camp Ignite for Girls
Reminder that the application deadline for Camp Ignite is June 1st.  This Youth Fire Fighter Mentorship Program for grade 11 & 12 girls is a four-day camp (August 8-11) that offers girls an introduction to the world of firefighting as well as learning about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork.  More information and application forms available from the Career Centre.

Job Opportunities
Please see the Career Centre for more information.

There are multiple outside lawn/garden job opportunities! Some are short-term, some with long-term /regular potential. Good wages.

Central Saanich Little League Concession needs a front-end server/cashier to work Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs 5pm-9pm, plus longer shift Saturdays and Sundays. $13.85 /hour. 

Westshore MX is looking for part time and full time dirt bike track workers for this season. Duties vary from track worker, reception and store, bike repairs, help teaching new people riding skills, and more!Must be able to work with the public, work outside, have interest in dirt bikes and or want to learn about motocross in general. 

Kids Klub Centre is looking for fun, energetic and dedicated staff between the of ages 16 and 18 years old to join  their fun summer staff team at various locations around Greater Victoria.  $12.65 /hr, 
30 hours/week, July-August.

Volunteer Opportunities
Visit the Career Centre for more details about these opportunities.

Volunteers are still needed to help out at the Youth Employment Station at the Brentwood Festival on Saturday June 1st.  Help at this fun family event with children’s activities such as face painting and crafts. 4 students are needed for each shift of 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, and 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, or you can stay the whole day!

Brentwood Bay Elementary needs volunteer help at their annual spring fundraiser! Help with games, inflatables, and face painting. There may also be a need to dress up as a super hero or princess and mingle with the families.

The annual Anneswer To Cancer fundraising event is on  May 11th at Finlayson Turf Field. This event has raised over $330,000 to date for Victoria Hospice, and they're looking for volunteers to help with face painting, loading, unloading etc.  A volunteer hours letter for hours can be provided upon request.

GRAD 2019
All Night Dry Grad – Packages Due May 10

The deadline has been extended. Registration packages are being accepted until THIS FRIDAY May 10.  We have an amazing all night event planned for our Grads. For details about the event, go to the Claremont website, click ‘Parents’ and the ‘All Night Dry Grad’.

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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.*