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Friday May 24 News

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Friday May 24 News
by Andrea Martin - Friday, 24 May 2019, 3:49 PM

Friday May 24, 2019

Spartan Wear – Pick Up Orders Today

If you ordered Spartan Wear, the orders have arrived.  They will be handed out TODAY at the start of lunch in the big gym.

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

Math 100 Registration
For all students who have signed up for Math 100 for next school year:  there is a mandatory registration meeting on MONDAY May 27 at the start of lunch in computer lab 225 with Mr. Pama and Ms. Giese.  Everyone who have signed up must attend.

Green Team: Environment Leadership/Volunteerism
Do you like helping the environment? Join the Green Team leadership group in removing invasive species and get some volunteer hours on June 2nd. There will be an information meeting on WEDNESDAY May 29 at lunch in room 324 for more details.

Daisy Pulls It Off – Two Final Shows
Final two shows!!  Claremont's Year-Long Drama’s play, “Daisy Pulls It Off” runs TONIGHT and SATURDAY NIGHT @ 7:30 pm.  It is a play about life in a 1920s English Boarding School. Part-comedy, part-drama; the play is appropriate for all ages.  All tickets are $10 at the door.

Saanich Jazz & Vocal Showcase – May 30
Claremont Secondary is hosting a Saanich Jazz and Vocal Showcase on THURSDAY, May 30th, at the Ridge Theatre -7pm start.  The concert will feature Jazz bands and Vocal ensembles from Claremont, Parkland, Stelly's, Royal Oak Middle School and North Saanich Middle School.  Our talented and hard working music students are looking forward to performing a variety of musical styles highlighting their learning this year. Tickets are $10 at the door with proceeds going towards our music programs.  Hope to see you there and thanks so much for your support this year!

Youth for Change & Inclusion

Reminder to come and check out the colourful YCI display in the student lounge and earn a free cookie TODAY at lunch.

Spirit Squad
Today is Twin Day – Check out all of the twins in the school (hmmm... there are a few Mr. Westhavers in the building today).

No news today.

Job & Volunteer Opportunity Postings

Be sure to check out the SD#63 District Career Webpage for all the latest job and volunteer opportunity postings, plus post secondary career path options! There may be something for you, some with links to take you directly to application processes!  See what there is at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/

Job Opportunities
Please see the Career Centre for more information.

Starting in September: A local resident is looking for a responsible student to walk a kindergarten child going to and from Lochside Elementary school.  5 minute walk from home to school for 8:30 am, then 5 minute walk, from school at 3:00 pm, to home or after school care. See the Career Centre for contact information.

The Gardens at HCP (Horticultural Centre of the Pacific) is a public garden and place of learning in Saanich. The HCP is currently looking for a summer Gardens Assistant from June 30 – August 25th, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  35 hours/week - $15 /hour. The successful candidate will work with the Head Gardener as well as other staff and volunteers in the garden.

McDonald's @ Royal Oak is hiring! Work as part of a team, close to home, with very flexible hours!Apply in-store or pick up a mini application card from the Career Centre.

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

Island Health "Step Up" Youth Program invites all interested grade 9- 12 youth, aged 14 + up, to apply for volunteer opportunities in various roles. "Step Up" and: C.A.R.E, LEARN, LEAD. This program runs from September to April, with interviews and training taking place July and August. In healthcare settings, volunteers will learn about Island Health's C.A.R.E values, policies and patient-care. Deadline to apply is June 30th.  Learn more from the Career Centre volunteer posting or check out: www.islandhealth.ca/volunteer-resources/volunteer-opportunities/step-youth-program.

Summer Leadership Training
If you are 14-18 years old and  have an interest in recreation and/or child & youth care, then the City of Victoria's Youth Leadership in Training Program might be for you. This summer program consists of 2 weeks of leadership training at the Crystal Pool in July, 4 weeks of City of Victoria summer camp placements, plus team building out-trips. Upon completion of the program, successful participants receive a $500 honorarium, a certificate, and a letter of reference. Applications due on June 17.  Visit the Career Centre for more info.

GRAD 2019
Extra Grad Ceremony Tickets

Additional tickets for the Claremont Graduation Ceremony will be available from the UVic Ticket Centre (at the Farquhar Auditorium) on MONDAY June 3 at 9:30 a.m. in person or over the phone.  Ticket limit: 2 tickets/student for as many families as can be accommodated.  $10 per ticket + taxes.  UVic Ticket Centre:  250-721-8480. 

UVic Registration 101 Workshop – May 27
Save the date! A representative from UVic will be at Claremont on MONDAY, May 27 at lunch in the Learning Commons, for a Registration 101 workshop to help students prepare for mid-June registration at UVic.

Photos for Grad Slide-Show
Grads, if you brought in baby photos for the slide show, your photos have been scanned and they are ready for pickup in the office.  Let’s get them back into your family’s photo albums!

Claremont International Farewell Picnic – May 28

The Claremont International Farewell Picnic is on TUESDAY May 28 at Beaver Lake Park.  The bus will pick up students at 11:55, returning to Claremont at 2:00 (in time for block 4).  Lunch will be provided.  Bring your own water bottle and dress for the weather.  There will be gifts for the students who are leaving.  Please confirm your attendance with Brenda.

Walk For Muscular Dystrophy – May 26

The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is coming up on SUNDAY, May 26th  (starts at 1pm at Beckwith Park).  Dacian Filipescu  is a grade 9 student here at Claremont with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is this year's ambassador for the walk.  Dacian lost a friend to DMD last year and is dedicating his fundraising efforts to him this year. We have formed a Claremont Team for this year's walk and are hoping to get a good turnout from the Claremont community (staff and students) to show our support for Dacian and the cause. You can register for the event or place a donation (be sure to click on "Team Claremont") using the following link:  https://muscle.akaraisin.com/ui/walk2019
This is a fun and fully accessible community event, offering an opportunity to come together, support, honor and create understanding and compassion. Your support and involvement helps Muscular Dystrophy Canada reach its mission to support individuals and families impacted by neuromuscular disorders while continuing to invest in research.

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.*