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Wednesday October 23 News

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Wednesday October 23 News
by Andrea Martin - Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 10:30 AM


Wednesday October 23, 2019


ScreamFest - The biggest Halloween party in town!

Claremont is hosting the 11th annual ScreamFest Halloween event TONIGHT & 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. Admission tickets are also available at the door.

Motivational Day – Friday Oct 25

If you are interested in learning about a variety of social justice and environmental issues, Youth for Change and Inclusion Victoria (YCI) is hosting Motivational Day this FRIDAY October 25th at the Royal Canadian Legion in Langford, 8:30-3:00. Enjoy free food while listening to speakers on topics such as Immigration, Leadership, Tibetan Rights, Youth Homelessness and more. Meet other youth who want to make a difference. See Ms. Guthrie room 302 for more information.

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.  Only 11 students have registered so far, but MANY are parking in the student parking lot.

Photo Retake Day – TOMORROW Oct. 24

Photo retake day TOMORROW (Thursday) 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.

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 full photo packages for the following students to pick up:



Rosaire WATSON

Messiah WAUGH




Nintendo Club

Nintendo Club Meets every THURSDAY at lunch in Room 215. Bring your Nintendo switch controllers this Thursday to join in on the fun!

Student Council: Hallo-Week

Student council is hosting HALLO-WEEK with fun events each day at lunch next week. 

MONDAY – play a game of Kahoot in the theatre.

TUESDAY – come watch a movie in the theatre.

WEDNESDAY- there will be a Pie Eating Contest in the student lounge.

THURSDAY is the annual Costume Contest in the gym. Prizes will be given for best individual and group costume. See you there!


Sr Girls Volleyball

Congratulations to the Senior Girls Volleyball team who defeated PCS and Oak Bay to win the City Championships last night. Next up for the Spartans is the Island Championships, which we host! Go Spartans!!


There is an important Curling meeting TODAY at lunch in room 225.

Field Hockey

Field Hockey  team has a meeting TODAY at lunch in room 276 to arrange rides to our game and check our numbers. Permission and information forms for Islands will be handed out as well.

Girls Lacrosse

Girl's Lacrosse: there is no game on FRIDAY, Oct. 25th.


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.*