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Tuesday January 7 News

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Tuesday January 7 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 7 January 2020, 10:17 AM


Tuesday, January 7, 2020


School Bus Passes

Reminder that if you are registered to ride the school bus to please pick up your bus pass in the school office. The drivers will be asking to see them!

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.

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!


Robotics Club

The Robotics Room is open TODAY at lunch. There is a meeting for all members on WEDNESDAY at lunch.

Key Club – Tree Chipping Fundraiser

The Key Club is collecting trees for chipping this weekend. The Key Club will be in the student parking lot on SATURDAY January 11 (10-4) and SUNDAY January 12 (10-2) to take your trees by donation. All proceeds will go to the club’s charities and programs they support.


Girls Lacrosse

A reminder to students in girl's lacrosse next semester in both blocks 1 &4, to please hand in your clothing & equipment order forms to Ms. Taylor in the P.E. office by WEDNESDAY this week. If you missed the meeting before the break, please pop by and get a form.


BC Universities & Colleges Info Night – Jan 14

Universities and Colleges of BC will visit Parkland Secondary on TUESDAY, January 14, 6:30-8:30 pm to share information about their programs. This event is open to all high school students in the Saanich School District, so go check out the programs offered at the most popular BC schools!

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Field Trip: Feb. 28 - March 2

If you are age 16-18 and you're keen on marine biology or a general science career, consider signing up for the Bamfield Marine Sciences Field Trip, which runs Friday Feb. 28 – Monday March 2. Registration deadline is January 15. To apply, contact Rhiannon Cockayne (SIDES): rcockayne@saanichschools.ca

The actual cost is about $600 per student (3 nights, food, accommodation, 2 boat trips, & program costs), but some sponsorships are in the works that may reduce the cost to $300 per student. If the cost is prohibitive, please let Rhiannon know as we want all interested to have the opportunity to join us on this trip. Note: the days are VERY busy, and students will be engaged from 7 am until 9-10 pm (with time for meals, of course!)

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre link to: 'Want to be a marine biologist? http://www.bamfieldmsc.com/education/students

Volunteer Opportunity

Saanich Peninsula Hospital is hoping to place 10 youth as Extended Care Unit Meal Time Hosts, via their weekend volunteer program. This is a great opportunity for youth interested in pursuing a career in health care and who are passionate about supporting senior citizens. Application deadline is January 20th. 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 Ms. Loukes in the Career Centre soon, if you're interested!

GRAD 2020

Dry Grad Meeting – Jan 14

Due to the holidays just ending, the 2020 Dry Grad meeting will be held next TUESDAY January 14 at 7 pm in the Learning Commons. Some Coordinator positions still need to be filled.

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.


No news today.


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.*