Wednesday, January 22, 2020
2 Timetables – TODAY
There will be a very important Home Room TODAY at 2:35 (the last bit of block 4) for students to pick up their semester 2 timetables. It is important to be there, as there have been changes in teachers and classrooms to many classes.
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 and times.
A set of Air Pods has been found. Please come to the office to claim them (with your cell phone to prove connection).
of Dance – Jan 22
The final Night of Dance is TONIGHT 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.
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!
All school robotics teams need to report to the Robot Room TODAY at lunch. The Ping Pong Ball Challenge is underway!
Trivia Club meets TODAY at lunch in Ms Stover’s classroom 322. See you there!
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.
Student Council – Comfy Cozy Day on Jan 28
The last day of Semester 1 classes (TUESDAY January 28) is COMFY COZY DAY! Wear your coziest clothes and slippers. Toques are allowed too!
Are you interested in being on the Curling Team? There is a meeting TODAY at lunch in the big gym. See Mr. Freeburn if you have questions.
If you are looking for volunteer hours, Sports For Kids is starting up. There is an information meeting TODAY at lunch in Ms McAvoy’s room 200. Mr Arsenault has more information in the Career Centre.
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!
RCMP Training in Saskatchewan – 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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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:
TODAY 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 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.*