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Thursday December 12 News

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Thursday December 12 News
by Andrea Martin - Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:12 AM


Thursday, December 12, 2019


Toys for Teens

Thank you Claremont! Together we raised $4000 in gift cards and cash for Toys For Teens.  The Spartan Nation spirit is awesome!


There is a lot of unclaimed winter clothing; watch for a lost & found table set up in the horseshoe hallway next week!!

Grade 9 Immunizations – Due Back Dec. 13

Reminder that the deadline to return immunization consent forms to the office is THIS FRIDAY Dec. 13.  *There are a number of immunization forms waiting to be picked up still in the office.

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.

Photo Retakes are Here

If you had photo retakes taken, they are 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.

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.  



As part of YCI’s ‘Random Acts of Kindness Week’, they are selling Candy Cane Grams!!  You can buy a Candy Cane Gram for a friend!  They will be on sale TODAY and TOMORROW at lunch in the Student Lounge. $1 each.  They will be delivered to your friends on Wednesday Dec.18th in block 3.

Nintendo Switch Club

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


Sr Boys ‘A’ Basketball

Come support the Senior Boys “A” Basketball team this FRIDAY at 6pm here at Claremont, as they take on the 6th ranked team in BC, St Georges. Go Spartans!

Athletes of the Month

Congratulations to the following students on being named October’s “Athletes of the Month". You can read more about their accomplishments in the display cases outside the gyms.

Sr Male:  Daniel Damien

Sr Female:  Kayla Hargrove

Jr Female:  Olivia Boulding

Jr Male: Aidan Lavery


Canadian Armed Forces Info

If you are interested in hearing about the experience of basic training with the Canadian Armed Forces, please meet a past grad and Mr. Arsenault in Computer Lab 225 at the start of lunch TODAY for a question and answer session.

Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp - Applications by Dec 18!

Reminder to sign up for the JDF Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp by December 18!  Camp runs March 16 – 21, 2020. For information & applications, please visit the Career Centre. Upon completion, students qualify for 100 Work Experience hours, equivalent to 4 school credits.

Free Training in Computer Science at UVic

Students in Grades 10-12 can attend free training in Computer Science during winter, spring, and summer breaks at HighTechU, a division of UVic.  Visit the Career Centre for more information!

Explorations in Technology

Registration is ongoing for TEAC 105 (Engineering Sampler-Civil, Mechanical, Electronics and Computer), taking place at Camosun through the South Island Partnership. There are still spots for Feb 2020.  Talk to Jen Loukes in the Career Centre soon, if you're interested!

GRAD 2020

Grad Transitions

Grade 12 Students!  Are you working on your Grad Transitions yet?  Come to the Career Centre for your sheets, and get your interview, DPA, and 30 hours of WEX or Volunteering done sooner than later... Why wait!

Grad Photos

First time bookings only:  The online bookings for grad photos is now open for two days only:  Monday, January 20th & Tuesday, January 21st

Retakes: If you need to book retakes, those appointments will be done at the Lifetouch Studio.  Please contact Lifetouch to book an appointment by calling 250-744-4100.


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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 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 birth control

-access to STI & pregnancy testing

If you need a reminder about any of this information, the daily announcements are posted outside of the front office.*