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Monday May 13 News

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Monday May 13 News
by Andrea Martin - Monday, 13 May 2019, 9:53 AM

Monday May 13, 2019

Thank you Parents

Thank you parents for the wonderful appreciation lunch that you organized and presented to the Claremont staff team on Thursday.  The food was delicious, the variety was remarkable, the presentation was very attractive, and the special touches, such as the flower gifts were very special.  We feel very appreciated and are very grateful for this lovely and thoughtful lunch.

Appropriate Clothing
Reminder that with the warm weather upon us, that Claremont School is a place of business and we ask that students wear appropriate clothing.  Ask yourself if your clothing choice is something that you would wear to your job?  If the answer is ‘no’ then it is probably not appropriate for school either.
The following is the Dress Code as listed in Claremont’s Code of Conduct:  “School is a place of business. Students and their parents are expected to support a learning environment where attire is appropriate. Articles of clothing that promote alcohol, drugs, inappropriate language or racism, or that are too revealing are not permitted. Students wearing such clothing will be asked to go home and change if they do not have suitable clothing at school.”

Claremont Year-Long Drama – Opens This Week
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 22-25All tickets are $10 at the door.

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!  Campaign is on until Wednesday May 22.

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
Grade 10,11 & 12 students who are unimmunized or under immunized for Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) should have brought home consent packages last week. Please discuss the information in the consent package and involve your child in the decision to provide consent to immunization. The consent forms are due back by THIS THURSDAY May 16. Immunizations will be provided at Claremont school 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.

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Claremont Students Dominate at Club Volleyball BC's:

Congratulations to grade 9's, Isaac Brajcich and Carter Munro, who competed on the Victoria 15U Boys Volleyball rep team (VVA) that won Tier 1 BC's and are off to the National Championships.
Shaun Schonert's 16U VVA rep team won the Tier 1 BC's and he was named MVP of the Tournament.
17U Girls, Eve Colombine, Abby Phillips, Payton Henderson and Mya Sheridan with the Iron Maidens 17U rep team won their BC's and are off to Nationals.
16U Girls Volleyball players with Iron Maidens rep team, Fatih Rompain, Jill Waller, Jordan Vearer, Holly Dodds and Brooklyn Ryan, lost their crossover match, but knocked off the #1 ranked team to place 5th at BC's.
Well done, Spartan Athletes!

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. 

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.

GRAD 2019
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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.*