Tuesday October 22, 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.
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. The Numeracy Assessment is a graduation requirement that all grade 12's need to write.
Breakfast Club – Thursday Mornings
Claremont‘s PAC-sponsored Breakfast Club will begin this THURSDAY at 8:30 a.m. and will run on Thursday mornings for the school year. Come to the Student Lounge for a free bagel, spread, and juice box to fuel your body for the day.
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.
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.
School Photos and I.D. Cards
There are about 120 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:
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.
Student Council: please meet TODAY at lunch in the Choir Room.
Nintendo Club Meets every THURSDAY at lunch in Room 215. Bring your Nintendo switch controllers this Thursday to join in on the fun!
Jr Boys Soccer
Junior Boys defeated Oak Bay in the semi-finals. Good luck taking on Reynolds on Wednesday in the City Finals. Go Spartans!!
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.
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.
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: email@example.com or Joy: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.themagicwandproject.ca
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
-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.*