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Monday January 20 News

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Monday January 20 News
by Andrea Martin - Monday, 20 January 2020, 12:47 PM


Monday, January 20, 2020


Literacy/Numeracy Assessments & Exams

The schedules are on the Claremont website for this week’s Literacy & Numeracy Assessments, and next week’s Final Exams. Please triple check your dates, times and room numbers.

Missing iPhone Charging Cable

Could the person who borrowed the iPhone charging cable from the IST office (Room 234) please return it as soon as possible. We desperately need it back for charging our devices.

Night of Dance – Jan 21 & 22
Night of Dance is THIS TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY (Jan 21 & 22) at 7pm. Tickets are on sale at lunch in the Student Lounge. Only $5 for Claremont Students ($10 for all others).

Claremont Musical Theatre – The Little Mermaid

Claremont presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid" this February 27-March 7th. Come 'under the sea' with us as over 75 students in the cast, crew and orchestra re-create the magic of one of Disney's favourite musicals. Shows are: Feb 27-29 & March 5-7 @ 7pm, also Saturday matinees on Feb 29 & March 7 at 1:00 pm.

Early Bird special for the month of January: $13 for all tickets. As of Feb 1, the regular price of tickets will be: adults $16, and children/students/seniors $14. Group price available for $13 each (for a group of 8 or more). Please call 250-658-6672 to reserve/buy your tickets.

Volunteer in the Spartan Store

Receive Work Experience credit by volunteering in food service in the Spartan Store. Time commitment is three days a week at lunch – semester two. Must be hard-working, and enjoy the culinary arts! Go to the Career Centre for more information.

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!


YCI – Warm Clothing Drive This Week

January 20-24: YCI’s "Warm Clothes For Cold People" clothing drive continues all this week. Please bring in any warm or winter clothes that you would like to donate to the bins in front of the office. All clothing will be donated to Threshold Youth housing. Thank you for your support.


Jr Boys A Basketball

Congrats to our Junior Boys “A” BBall Team for winning the prestigious North Shore Basketball Tournament this weekend in North Vancouver! Our boy played progressively better throughout the tournament, and in the final game they ended up taking down a tough Belmont squad by 10 points!! Special congrats goes to Ty Pilkington and Mike Pasek for being named to the All Star Team, and to Izzy Helman for being named the MVP of the entire tournament! Go Spartans!!

Sr “A” Boys Basketball
Congrats to the Senior “A” Boys Bball team for winning the Britannia Bruins Invitational Tournament in East Vancouver. The boys set a record for offensive output averaging 94 points per game. Ethan Boag was named tournament MVP, while Jakob Neufeld and Nik Babaeff were named to the tournament’s first All-Star team. Well done to all the boys!!!


RCMP Training in Saskcatchewan – 5 days in Spring Break

The RCMP is inviting 32 grade 12 students from across Canada to the Youth Engagement Week held at the Police Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan. The program will take place from March 23 to 27. Costs for travel, accommodations and meals will be covered by the RCMP. This is a great opportunity for students, who are interested in a career in law enforcement, to experience a week of what training in the RCMP looks like! Go to the Career Centre to for the application – Deadline to apply is January 31.

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.

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 Fundraiser – Thrifty Smile Cards

One easy way to support the 2020 Dry Grad is to use a Thrifty Foods Smile Card for your grocery shopping. Thrifty Foods will donate an amount equal to 5% of the dollars you load on to your pre-assigned Smile Card to the 2020 Dry Grad. Smile Cards can be picked up at the Claremont office. Questions? Please contact Lisa Wergeland: lwergeland@saanichschools.ca

Dry Grad Meeting - TONIGHT

The Dry Grad 2020 committee meeting that was postponed will be held TONIGHT (Monday) at 7 pm in the Learning Commons.


Mt. Washington Ski Trip

The Mt. Washington ski trip is March 5th & 6th. Pick up your consent packages from Brenda now. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Feb. 12th.


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. Is it FREE! No need to pre-register...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.*