Thursday November 28, 2019
Important Claremont News
Parents: there is an easy way to stay connected to important news at our school. On the front page of our Claremont website, you can subscribe to have updates emailed to you. Go to the Forum Subscriptions to add your email to the Important News option. This will include you on the postings for upcoming information, such as Parent-Teacher conferences, report cards, weather advisories, school start-up details, etc.
A cell phone was found yesterday. Please come to the office to claim it.
Photo Retakes are Here
If you had photo retakes taken, they are now available for pickup in the office. New student I.D. cards too.
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 TOMORROW NIGHT 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.
Toys 4 Teens – Dec 3-10
The 7th annual "Toys For Teens Donation Drive" runs Dec. 3-10. Claremont donates Gift Cards for Teens in Need in our community in support of The Zone 91.3's annual Toy Drive. Our donations are shared by numerous local agencies such as 1UP Single Parent Resource Centre, CFAX Santas Anonymous, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, The Mustard Seed and many more under the umbrella of "The Christmas Giving Network."
We are asking for $10 Gift Cards that Teens would like for: coffee shops, restaurants, music, grocery stores, drug stores, retail locations, bus passes, pre-paid credit cards, etc. Cash donations will also be accepted. Students are encouraged to bring their donations to their Block 1 class (or the front office if they do not have a Block 1 class). The Block 1 class who donates the most gift cards will be invited to The Zone's wrap-up party at Mayfair Mall on December 13th at 9am to drop off the gift cards. Thank you for your support of this great cause and for sharing the Spartan Spirit. Happy Holidays!
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.
Two warm blue jackets were found. 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!
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 in Room 220 at lunch.
Nintendo Switch Club
Nintendo Switch Club meets TODAY at lunch in Room 215. Bring your Nintendo switch controllers to join in on the fun!
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.
There will be a short Science Club meeting TODAY at lunch in room 203.
No news today.
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.
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 – Today
A representative from McGill University will be visiting Claremont TODAY 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 – Tonight
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 email@example.com. 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
If you missed picking up your grad photo proofs 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 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.
No news today.
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 registration and parents can just come! For more information, contact Colleen McNamee firstname.lastname@example.org or Heidi Hackman email@example.com
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.*