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Wednesday December 4th News

Christine Knapp
Wednesday December 4th News
by Christine Knapp - Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 10:47 AM

Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Important Dates

Wed. Dec. 4:  Online booking opens for Parent-Teacher interviews at 7:00 pm

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

School Bus – Route 10

Bus 10 will arrive early this week only. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only bus 10 will be at Claremont at 3:45 in the afternoon.

Lost and Found – Spartan Shootout Friday Night Lights

Items left at the Spartan Shootout- Friday Night Lights game:

·         pair of red, white and black Hudson's Bay Canada mitts

·         pair of grey and white fluffy winter socks

·         black "HEAD" ski glove with zipper on back of glove

·         large dark green shawl/scarf

·         white RW & CO. lunch bag

·         black water bottle with first nations art

All these items are in the PE office for pick up

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.

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 immunization consent packages are coming home today. 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!

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. 


Nintendo Club

Come and join the fun playing Smash Brothers Mario Cart, tomorrow (Thursday) at lunch in room 215

Trivia Club

Teachers vs. Students Trivia today at lunch in Room 323. 


Senior Girls Volleyball Congratulations to the Senior Girls Volleyball team, who finished 5th in the Province this past weekend at BC's. Congratulations to Second Team All-Star Olivia Boulding, and thank you to Seniors Eve Collombin, Abby Phillips, and Abigail Parsons for their leadership and love of the game.


No news today.

GRAD 2020

Grad Photos (First time Bookings ONLY)

The online bookings for Monday, January 20th and Tuesday, January 21st is open now open for First Time Bookings only. 

Grad Photo Retakes will be done at the Lifetouch Studio.  Please contact Lifetouch to book an appointment by calling 250-744-4100


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.*