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Friday December 20 News

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Friday December 20 News
by Andrea Martin - Friday, 20 December 2019, 10:04 AM


Friday, December 20, 2019

The staff at Claremont wish you all a very safe and happy holiday season!


TODAY – Revised Class Schedule

Pancake Breakfast 8:30-9:30

Block 1 9:30-10:15

Block 2 10:20-11:05

LUNCH 11:05-11:40

Block 3 11:45-12:30

Block 4 12:35-1:20

Staff Skits 1:20-2:45

Lost & Found Table

A Lost & Found table is 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. This afternoon, 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.

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.


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HighTechU 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.

Software Engineering: Feb. 1 - March 14 (Saturdays) 10 am – 4 pm
Software Engineering: March 28 - May 16 (Saturdays) 10 am – 4 pm
Computer Engineering: July 6 – July 17 (Mon-Fri) 10 am – 4 pm

For 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: hightechu@uvic.ca
Deadline: December 31, 2019

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

TODAY: Casual Photos for the Yearbook

The Yearbook class will be taking some casual photos of members of our Grad 2020 class TODAY at the start of lunch in the Learning Commons. Grade 12 students are invited to meet in the LC, ready for the camera. Wear your purple pinnies and bring fun props!

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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Broadmead and Cordova Bay: BC Transit Planning

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 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.*