Thursday, January 9, 2020
to Drop Semester 1 Classes – Jan
The course drop deadline is THIS FRIDAY January 10th. If a student drops a semester 1 class before this date, the course will not end up on the report card or transcript. Drop forms can be picked up at the Career Centre. Please return the completed forms with both a parent and teacher signature.
All students registered for AP Chemistry must attend a brief meeting THIS FRIDAY at the start of lunch in room 206; Mr. Ewan will be providing directions for Monday afternoon's first UVic Lab.
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!
Nindendo Switch Club
Nintendo Switch Club meets TODAY at lunch in Room 215. Bring your Nintendo switch controllers to join in on the fun!
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.
of the Month
Congratulations to the following students on being named November’s “Athletes of the Month". You can read more about their accomplishments in the display cases outside the gyms.
Sr Male: Crash Wergeland
Sr Female: Mya Sheridan
Jr Female: Adia Pye
Jr Male Isaac Brajcich
Senior Boys "A" Basketball Tournament
Claremont is hosting 12 teams in our annual Senior Boys "A" Basketball Tournament TODAY – SATURDAY. For those interested, our Spartans boys play TODAY at 1pm (during block 3), on FRIDAY at 1:30pm, (during block 4), and on SATURDAY at 4:30pm. If students or staff are available, come on by to support our team! The games should be close and very competitive. There will be a concession lined up as well.
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!
Canadian Coast Guard College to Visit Claremont – Jan 15
A rep from the Canadian Coast Guard College will be at Claremont on WEDNESDAY, January 15 at lunch time in computer lab 225. Find out how to receive post secondary education in Marine Engineering or Marine Navigation. High school students can apply to the Officer Training Program in their grade 12 year. This is an excellent opportunity for tuition-free education!
UVic to Visit Claremont - Jan 16
All students wondering about UVic admissions and programs, come to the Learning Commons NEXT THURSDAY, January 16 at lunch time. A UVic representative will be available to talk to you and answer any questions.
Women in Trades Exploration Day - Feb 26
Camosun College is hosting a ‘Women in Trades Exploration Day’. This fun, hands-on day introduces students to trades in electrical, carpentry, sheet metal, and automotive... as well as tech fields like civil & mechanical engineering, electronics, and computer science. Sign up now in the Career Centre to spend a day exploring trades and tech opportunities. The event is on WEDNESDAY Feb 26, 9:30-2:00 @ Camosun College Interurban Campus.
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): email@example.com
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
Note: Ms McAvoy in room 200 also has the field trip forms – please see her at lunch time.
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 Meeting – Jan 14
to the holidays just ending, the 2020 Dry Grad meeting will be held
January 14 at 7 pm in the Learning Commons. Some Coordinator positions still need to be filled.
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.
All International students: please come to a Farewell Pizza Lunch on THURSDAY January 16th in the Theatre to say good-bye to the students who are returning home at the end of this semester.
and Cordova Bay: BC
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Heidi Hackman email@example.com
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.*