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Tuesday June 18 News

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Tuesday June 18 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 10:13 AM

Tuesday June 18, 2019

Yearbooks – Handed Out Today

Yearbooks will be handed out again TODAY at lunch and after school in the Spartan Store.  There is still time to buy a yearbook.  See Ms Marshall in the Accounting office. Cost is $45.  She can also confirm if you already paid for one, or not!!

Lost & Found Table
A lost & found table is set up in the horseshoe hallway, near the office.  Lots of t-shirts, hoodies, pants, water bottles, lunch boxes, umbrellas, etc.  There are also a few very nice jackets stored in the office.  Please see if any of the items belong to you!!

Timetables were handed out in Home Room on Friday. If the schedule is incorrect, students are to  write changes needed on the paper copy and submit the original copy to the office. Take a photo of the original for your reference.  No appointments will be taken at this time.

Exam Schedule
The exam schedule has been posted on the front page of the Claremont Website.  Please triple check the days, times and locations of your exams.  If students need to add a Numeracy Assessment or write an exam in a conflict time slot, there is a sign-up sheet at the front office.

Learning Commons
Check out the Staff Shout-Out board in the Learning Commons!  Write a note to any staff that made a positive impact on you this year!

Grade 12 Work Experience
There are a number of Grade 12s who have not completed their WEX 12A or WEX 12B.  Please see Mr. Arsenault and do this as soon as possible!

Trades Exploration - Semester 2
Have you thought about a career in the trades?  Not sure if it will be right for you? Get samples of Welding, Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing through our Semester 2 TEx Program!  Earn work experience credits and learn about the steps to apprenticeship and Red Seal Certification. There's still time to register! See Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre or meet with your school counsellor.

School Bus Registration for 2019-2020
Registration is now open for students riding school buses.  The Link to register can be found on the SD63 website, under Programs and Services, Transportation.  If you have further transportation questions, try their Frequently Asked Questions link or contact the Transportation Department at 250-652-7343 or via email at transportation@saanichschools.ca
Note: the transportation office will not contact riders unless there is a problem with the registration form.  Students must be registered by June 29, 2018 to ensure a seat on the bus.

Trivia Tournament

The Trivia Club would like to invite you to play in a fun tournament after exams on WEDNESDAY June 26, 9:30-noon.  We will meet in the Learning Commons .  Snacks provided!  See you there!  See Mrs. Wadsworth or Justin Norman for more info.

Athletic Sports Awards & Banquet - Today

The Claremont Athletic Sports Banquet is TODAY from 4:30-6:30 pm in the big gym. Everyone is invited and, if you played a sport for Claremont, we would expect that you will be there. The itinerary includes honouring all of our teams, awarding MVPs, Jr. and Sr. Athletic Achievement, Leadership awards, etc. Also, every student gets a Claremont Athletics t-shirt and pizza.

This is a very special year as we are inducting 10 new alumni to our sports Wall Of Fame who were/are professional athletes, national team members or builders for our school sports programs. The event is being hosted by news Anchor and alumni (grad 1990), Jason Pires from CTV Vancouver. The cost is free if you paid your athletic fee at the beginning of your season.  If not, it is $10 at the door.
As always, it's a good day to be a Spartan!

Job Opportunities
Visit the Career Centre for more information about these jobs.

Mount Doug Golf Course, at 4225 Blenkinsop Rd., is hiring mature responsible students to join our outdoor grounds team this summer and possible future summers for grounds keeping. This is a great opportunity to spend the summer outdoors doing mostly light duty tasks like raking, weeding, whipping edges, and driving a golf gator around the course.  This is a part-time seasonal position; hours should be 20-30 hours per week.  If interested, please take your resume in person to the check-in counter to set up an interview.

Mr. Tubbs ice cream parlour and family fun zone, across from Tillicum Mall, is looking to hire 2 part time staff for the busy summer season.  A cool place to work, especially if you love ice cream.  Approx. 20 hours per week.

The Saanich News is looking for reliable paper carriers for several routes in the Cedar Hill X Road / Cedar Hill Rd areas. Get outside and exercise while getting paid.  Delivery days are Wednesdays & Fridays; pay is relative to number of papers on route.

The Fairmont Empress Hotel & Resorts is advertising for more summer Turndown Attendant positions. Starting rate of pay is $18.05! Visit the Career Centre for more information on how to apply or go to www.fairmontcareers.com.

Volunteer Opportunities
Visit the Career Centre for info about these and other volunteer postings.

Summer Camps (August) at UVic.  The Faculty of Humanities at UVic seeks volunteers for its SCAMPS summer camps programs, provided to children between ages 5-12. We prefer that our volunteers commit to at least one full week, but are flexible concerning work hours. If you are a responsible, reliable high school student who is good with kids energetic and enthusiastic, then this could be a great opportunity for you! Visit https://www.uvic.ca/scamps or stop by the Career Centre for more information.

GRAD 2019
Dry Grad: Clothing Drop-off

Grads & guests are to drop off casual clothing (including shoes) that you will wear for the Dry Grad Celebration, at Claremont school during these times:
MONDAY, June 24 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
TUESDAY June 25 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
WEDNESDAY, June 26 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
All grads need to drop off their clothing in a  zippered garment bag (not a plastic grocery bag or garbage bag) in the main foyer at Claremont. This bag needs to be large enough to hold your formal wear (include a sturdy hanger). Separate bags for grad and guest required (no sharing of bags will be allowed). Make sure your bag is labelled with your full name. All bags will be inspected for banned substances. Clothing will be kept in a locked room at all times and will be returned at the end of the event or when the grad is signed out.  If you cant’ find a garment bag, please contact the Dry Grad committee.  What to pack: shorts/t-shirt, undergarments, shoes/socks, flip flops/sandals, zip-lock bag for jewellery, hairbrush/toothbrush/deodorant.

Dry Grad: Volunteers Needed
Claremont Grad of 2019 is June 27th … and we are at 70% of our volunteer requirements.
The sign up link is on the Dry Grad page of the Claremont website: https://signup.com/go/BxGHaFF
Here are a few ideas of volunteer shifts available:
1) Security Phase 1 teams: transfer students to the dry grad site - a short walk on campus, we need 2 more people - from 10:45PM to 12:15AM.
2) Carnival Games support: we are looking for post grads … from 2018, 2017, etc … students that have attended the dry grad event in the past .. please support this year’s grads and volunteer, we need 8 more people - from 12 - 3AM.
3) Clean up crew: you’ll likely pick up your student at 5AM... please consider coming a bit early and help clean up, we need 6 people - from 3:30-4:30AM.
If you are not interested in creating a sign-up account - no worries, simply email claremontdrygrad@gmail.com and we’ll sort it out. We are happy to help you pick the right volunteer spot for you.  Thank you, from your Dry Grad Committee.

No news today.

Peninsula Youth Clinic – OPEN ALL SUMMER

For all youth aged 12-24: the Peninsula Youth Clinic is located at Peninsula Medical, 2a-2379 Bevan Avenue, Sidney (250-656-4143) and is open EVERY THURSDAY from 5:30 – 7:30pm, providing services for mental, physical, and sexual health. A doctor and mental health clinician is on hand.
Walk-ins are welcome! Services are completely free and confidential in their judgement free zone.
-any medical concern
-get prescriptions
-speak with a counsellor
-access to STI and pregnancy testing
-access to birth control

If you need a reminder about any of this information, the daily announcements are posted outside of the front office.*