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Monday December 2 News

Christine Knapp
Monday December 2 News
by Christine Knapp - Monday, 2 December 2019, 10:34 AM

Monday, December 2, 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. 

Community Rec 12 Class

The Block 3 Com Rec 12 class is to meet at the beginning of lunch at the PE office.

Homeroom – Tuesday, December 3

Homeroom to hand out report cards will be at the end of block 2 on Tuesday. 

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.

Bus Passes are Here

If you are registered to ride the school bus, the bus passes have finally arrived.  Please come to the office to pick yours up.  The bus drivers will start asking to see them soon.

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.

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: .

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

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 7:00 am

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. 


No news today.



Jr. Girls B Team -  Meeting at lunch today in the small gym.



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 – Today

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

GRAD 2020

Dry Grad 2020 Meeting

The next Dry Grad 2020 meeting is TUESDAY Dec 3 at 7pm in the Learning Commons. All interested parents are encouraged to attend. There are still some coordinator positions to be filled.


Grad Photos

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



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 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.*