Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Cafe – Dec. 18
Come enjoy some beautiful music this WEDNESDAY NIGHT as our Claremont music students celebrate winter with their annual Winter Music Cafe. There will be a wonderful range of small groups, plus our jazz band, performing both vocal and instrumental pieces. Wednesday @ 6:30 pm in the Learning Commons. Admission is by donation.
Lost & Found
A Lost & Found table has been set up in the horseshoe hallway, with lots of winter jackets, sweaters, shoes, and random items. Please check it out to see if anything belongs to you. At the end of this week, any leftover items will be donated to a charity organization.
Free Royals Hockey Game Tickets!
Vouchers for free Royals tickets are available at the Claremont office. Maximum 4 per student. Fine print: students must be 14 years and under, with a paying Adult. Game dates: Friday Dec 27 or Saturday Dec 28.
Friday – Revised Class Schedule
This FRIDAY Dec 20th marks our final day of classes before the winter break. This is the revised class schedule:
Pancake Breakfast 8:30-9:30
Block 1 9:30-10:15
Block 2 10:20-11:05
Block 3 11:45-12:30
Block 4 12:35-1:20
Staff Skits 1:20-2:45
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.
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.
Claremont's 1022A Robotics team made it to the semi-finals in a 120 team tournament at West Van Secondary this past weekend. Congratulations to team members Russell, Tyson and Shawn for this result! The robot room is open for all members today at lunch.
Student Council – Holiday Week!
TODAY Christmas Carol Karaoke
Wednesday 18 Pajama Day & Movie In Theatre
Thursday 19 Christmas Sweaters & Hats
Friday 20 Pancake Breakfast
Girls ‘B’ Basketball
Junior Girls ‘B’ Basketball team: there will be a practice TONIGHT at 5:30 in the small gym.
All students in the Girls' Lacrosse class in semester 2: please attend an important meeting TODAY at the beginning of lunch in room 276 (the textiles/foods room). You will get your clothing/equipment order form to take home and fill out. If you cannot attend, please email Ms. Taylor and let her know.
Computer/Software Engineering Workshops
HighTechU Skills Academy has great workshops coming up next year... the application deadline is December 31! Skills Academy sessions are delivered over 7-weekends in the winter, spring and summer terms on-campus at UVic, Academy students gain practical experience in teams while building professional skills that are critical for future education and career pathways.
Engineering: Feb. 1 - March 14 (Saturdays) 10 am – 4
Software Engineering: March 28 - May 16 (Saturdays) 10 am – 4 pm
Computer Engineering: July 6 – July 17 (Mon-Fri) 10 am – 4 pm
information on HighTech U visit: https://www.hightechu.ca/
Please submit your application (https://hightechu.ca/inc/uploads/2019/12/2020-Academy-Audit-Extension.pdf) as a single PDF file by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: December 31, 2019
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.
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!
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!
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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Phase One open houses occurred last fall and stakeholder engagement occurred in the spring. BC Transit has taken peoples’ feedback and developed some potential route modifications as well as brand new routes within the plan area.
In the new year, BC Transit plans to bring these potential route changes forward for public review. See below for details:
Monday Jan. 20, 3:30 -6:30 pm @ Lochside Elementary, 1145 Royal Oak Dr.
Wednesday Jan. 22, 2:00 – 5:00 pm @ Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Ave.
Thursday Jan. 23, 4:30 -7:30 pm @ Cordova Bay 55+ Association, 5238 Cordova Bay Rd.
There will be an accompanying survey available online as well through the BC Transit website. More details on the survey will be made available closer to the date.
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 email@example.com or Heidi Hackman firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.*