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Monday October 21 News

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Monday October 21 News
by Andrea Martin - Monday, 21 October 2019, 10:14 AM


Monday October 21, 2019


ScreamFest - The biggest Halloween party in town!

Claremont is hosting the 11th annual ScreamFest Halloween event THIS 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 Today

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

Numeracy Assessment – Nov 5 & 6

All grade 12's that still need to write their Numeracy Assessment, please sign yourself up for a spot on November 5 or November 6 in the office.

Pick-up & 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 and 12 photo packages waiting to be picked up in the office.


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.

Photo Retake Day – Oct. 24

Photo retake day THIS THURSDAY, October 24, in block 1 in the Learning Commons, 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.


No news today.


Jr Boys Volleyball

Congratulations to the Junior Boys Volleyball team for another awesome week of volleyball. The boys continued to dominate league play last Thursday by defeating both Belmont and Stellys 2-0. The boys went on to capture the silver medal in the Belmont Tourney. The entire team played a key role in their success! Special congrats to Carter Munro for his first team all star, and to Isaac Brajcich for a great weekend of play.


University Visits

A representative from Queen's University – Bader International Study Centre, UK Campus, will be visiting us on THURSDAY Oct. 24th after school in the Student Lounge.  Come by for information on their unique programs abroad!  https://www.queensu.ca/bisc/

A representative from University of Victoria will be visiting Claremont on MONDAY, Oct. 28th at lunch time  in the Learning Commons.  Come by with your interest and questions!

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

Magic Wand Project

Magic Wand Project is a non-profit organization that offers an inexpensive and eco-friendly alternative to grad outfits for both girls and boys. This is a chance to borrow, rather than buy, a dress, suit or tux, (a small fee for cleaning is the only charge). All outfits are new or like-new, and all accessories are included. Any student is eligible. To book an appointment to view the selection of available clothes, email Elizabeth: esurerus@telus.net  or Joy: jandtharrison@shaw.ca   Website: www.themagicwandproject.ca


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.* 

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