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Friday October 18 News

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Friday October 18 News
by Andrea Martin - Friday, 18 October 2019, 10:15 AM


Friday October 18, 2019


ScreamFest - The biggest Halloween party in town!

Claremont is hosting the 11th annual ScreamFest Halloween event next week on WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY (October 23 & 24).   2 Haunted Walks, new mid-way games, a Costume Contest, BBQ dinner, and lots of scary fun!   Tickets are on sale every day at lunch time in the Spartan Store and the theatre box office.   $10 per person includes admission, 1 Haunt and 1 midway game. Additional coupons are available for purchase at the event. 

ScreamFest Volunteers – Group Meeting

For any and all students and staff who are volunteering at ScreamFest, there is an important group meeting on MONDAY at lunch in the big gym. 

Lost & Found

Several jackets have been found in the school, and it is getting colder and rainy outside.  Please come to the office to claim them.

Parents: Pick-ups & Drop-offs

Reminder to parents when dropping off and picking up students: please be conscientious about not blocking the driveways of our neighbours. In particular, Strangcrest Place, right across the road from the school, has become problematic for our neighbours. We hope that students can be picked up a little further down the road (a short walk and some fresh air is always a good thing). Thank you for your cooperation.

Student Parking – Registration Required

Reminder to all students who are parking in the student parking lot: you must be registered to park there. Permission forms are in the office. To become registered, the office needs: a parent-signed registration form, a photocopy of your driver’s licence, a photocopy of your car insurance, and $2 for the parking pass.

School Photos and I.D. Cards

There are about 125 student I.D. cards still in the office waiting to be picked up.  

There are also photo packages for the following students to pick up:


Emmet BAIM



Madison HUNTER

Royce STEL



Rosaire WATSON

Messiah WAUGH



After School Academic Support

Help from Education Assistants is available on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS for one hour after school in room 235 (computer lab) in the areas of English, Socials, Math and Science.  All students welcome.

Citizen & Service Awards

A number of Citizen & Service Awards were not picked up by students at the end of June.  A list of recipient names is posted outside of the office and the Learning Commons.  If your name is on the list, please come to the office to pick up your award.

Photo Retake Day – Oct. 24

Photo retake day is THURSDAY October 24 in block 1, if you missed the first photo day, or if you want a new photo taken. If you want retakes, you must return your complete original package (and I.D. card) to the photographer at the time of retakes.  Purchasing photos is optional, but all students in all grades need to have school photos taken, for school identification purposes (grade 12’s too - even if you are having grad photos taken). Order forms are available in the office.


Student Council – Pyjama Day 

Today is Pyjama Day!!  Remember to come to the theatre at lunch to watch a movie and get some free hot chocolate.


All members of the CREW (Claremont Reduction of Environmental Waste) Club: please meet TODAY at lunch in room 264 . New members welcome!

Robotics Club

For all members of the VEX competitive teams: there is a meeting TODAY at lunch in room 133.



For all rowers, both CSI and after school groups:  we have a very important meeting TODAY at lunch in the small gym.  It is vital that you are there.


Canadian Coast Guard 

Students interested in careers in the Coast Guard:  sometime during the week of Nov. 12-15, Claremont will be hosting a Coast Guard Recruitment Officer to present and discuss opportunities for students to join the Canadian Coast Guard. If you are interested in attending this presentation, please sign up at the Career Centre.

Job Opportunities

Please visit the Career Centre for contact information about job and volunteer opportunities.

Nursery worker. Arbutus Grove Nursery on West Saanich Rd is hiring students to package trees for shipment, Nov-Feb. Start at $13.85/hour. 

A part-time dishwasher/cashier is needed at Adrienne’s Tea Garden at Mattick’s Farm.  

Part-time yard work help is needed by a local senior citizen. $15 per hour.  

GRAD 2020

No news today.


Whistler Trip

If you have signed up for the Whistler trip, please bring your completed forms to Brenda.


Peninsula Youth Clinic 

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.*