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Wednesday November 27 News

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Wednesday November 27 News
by Andrea Martin - Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 9:41 AM


Wednesday November 27, 2019


Astronomy Class

Attention Astronomy class: tonight's observation session has been CANCELLED because of high winds and cold weather.

Winter Music Cafe – Dec 18

Music Performers :  if you are interested in performing at the Winter Cafe on Dec. 18th, please see Mrs. English by FRIDAY to sign up.  There will be concerts on Dec. 11th and Dec. 18th this month for those interested in attending.

Friday Night Lights – Nov 29

Friday Night Lights is THIS FRIDAY at the UVic field!!  Lacrosse players are selling tickets to students all week ($2), but you can also pay at the gate.  There will also be an admission/ donation bucket at the gate; all money will be donated to KidSport and Pancreatic Cancer awareness. Dress warm and come watch some exciting lacrosse as our Spartans take on Washington State champs, Mercer Island, once again. The game starts at 7:30 pm.

Grade 9 Immunizations

Grade 9 parents: watch for immunization consent packages that will be sent home next week. Please discuss the information in the consent package and involve your child in the decision to provide consent to immunization. This should be used as an opportunity for adolescents to start making decisions about their own health. Immunizations will occur after the winter break.  Although a child may be immunized with the consent of a parent/guardian or representative, a grade 9 student can make an informed decision regarding immunization regardless of parental consent or refusal. This is referred to as “mature minor consent.”

More information is available at:

HealthlinkBC File #119 The Infants Act, Mature Minor Consent and Immunization.

A short video presentation on mature minor consent has been created for grade 9 students. It is available at: https://vimeo.com/231149258. 

Contact the local Health Unit at 250-519-3490 to discuss further.


A set of white AirPods in their case were lost at the end of October.  If you have come across them, please help out your fellow student and return them to the office.


Two warm blue jackets were found yesterday. Please come to the office to claim them.

PAC Fundraising – Country Grocer Receipts

Support the Claremont PAC with your Country Grocer Receipts!  Funds go towards the Breakfast Program, Grad 2020 and other clubs within our school community. Receipts can be dropped off at the Claremont office.  Thank you!

Important Dates

Tues. Dec 3:   Report Cards distributed

Wed. Dec. 4:  Online booking opens for Parent-Teacher interviews

Tues. Dec 10: Early Closure (2:28) & Parent-Teacher Interviews (5-7pm) 

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.  


VEX Robotics Club

The VEX Robotics Competition continues TODAY and TOMORROW in Room 220 at lunch.

Nintendo Switch Club

Nintendo Switch Club meets on THURSDAYS at lunch in Room 215. Bring your Nintendo switch controllers to join in on the fun!

Math Club

There are two math contests coming up, and the sign-up sheets are outside room 133:

1. The registration deadline for the AMC is MONDAY, so please sign up this week if you are interested.

2. There is also a sheet for any grade 9s and 10s who are interested in the Math Challengers team competition at Camosun in February.

Science Club

There will be a short Science Club meeting on THURSDAY at lunch in room 203.


Girls' Lacrosse Team

We have a practice TODAY at UVic under the lights, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  Please meet in the PE hallway, changed and ready to catch the bus, right after school. 


UVic’s HighTechU Day - Dec 1

UVic is hosting the second annual HighTechU UX (Youth Experience) Day!  This event is open to high-school students, parents, and teachers, to learn more about HighTechU by meeting people from the program, Q&A sessions, and Design Thinking Workshops.  You can simply arrive on the day, but organizers would appreciate if you were able to register through our eventbrite page.  To Register:


SUNDAY, December 1, 11:00 – 2:00, at the Engineering/Computer Science Building (99111 Ring Road), room 104.

Part-time Job

Arbutus Grove Nursery is looking for 5 students right now that would be available to work Mondays and Fridays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. They would be helping package trees for shipment.  Starting wage has been increased to $14.60 an hour.  Please contact the Career Centre for more information.  

University Visit – Nov 28

A representative from McGill University will be visiting Claremont TOMORROW (Thursday) at lunch in the Student Lounge (please note the change of location).  Come hear all about McGill University’s  programs and admission process!

University Visit – Nov 29

A representative from UVic’s Gustavson School of Business will be visiting Claremont THIS FRIDAY Nov 29 at lunch in our Learning Commons.  Come and find out about their Business Program, and all about their admissions processes!

Parent Night @ UVic – Nov 28

Parent Night is for the parents! Come to hear information about admission requirements for our programs, scholarships, and upcoming application deadlines, plus some advice on helping your student transition successfully to life in university. For questions, contact the Vancouver Island Student Recruitment Officer, Stephanie Parker, at stephanieparker@uvic.ca.  Free parking is provided for all attendees (register to receive instructions).  THURSDAY, November 28, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Bob Wright Centre, UVic.

To register:  https://www.uvic.ca/future-students/undergraduate/events/parent-night/index.php

GRAD 2020

Grad Photos

If you missed picking up your grad photo proof packages on Tuesday, they are available in the office.

Winter Gala – Dec 4

Attention all grads. The Winter Gala will be on Wednesday December 4th from 7-10pm. Tickets are $25 each and will be sold in the Student Lounge each day this week during lunch. The deadline to buy a ticket is this Friday Nov 29.

Grad Clothing

Grad clothing will also be on sale in the Student Lounge each day this week during lunch.  The deadline to order clothing is this Friday Nov 29.


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Parents As Education And Career Coaches – Jan 30

Are you the parent of a high school student? Would you like to help them with their post-secondary choices? This is an interactive workshop designed to give you the skills and confidence you need.  Educational Planner is presenting "Parents as Education and Career Coaches" on THURSDAY January 30th, 6:30 pm, at Stelly's Secondary School. There is no pre-registration and parents can just come!  For more information, contact Colleen McNamee cmcnamee@saanichschools.ca or Heidi Hackman  hhackman@saanichschools.ca 

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.*