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Monday February 3 News

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Monday February 3 News
by Andrea Martin - Monday, 3 February 2020, 10:17 AM


Monday February 3, 2020

Welcome to Semester Two


Claremont Musical Theatre – The Little Mermaid

Claremont presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid" !! 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. 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!


Robotics Club

Congratulations to Claremont's 1022A Robotics Team for winning the Mid-Island Challenge Tournament this past weekend. The team of Tyson Sinotte, Russell Bilinski, and Shawn Phelps finished FIRST in qualifying matches, and then placed FIRST overall. The team is currently ranked #1 on the Island going into the Island Championships at the end of the month. Awesome!!

Math Club

Reminder of the AMC 10/12 math contest this WEDNESDAY, Block 1, in the Learning Commons. Please show up a little early to fill out the bubble sheet. Also, sign-up sheets are outside room 133 for the Pascal, Cayley, and Fermat contests. Registration closes this week, so sign up soon. Any questions, come see Mr. Skanks at lunch in room 130.


Girls Curling

There will be a very important Girls Curling meeting TODAY at lunch in the Small Gym.

Boys Rugby

There will be a Boys Rugby meeting on TUESDAY February 4th at lunch in Room 134. Boys practices begin TUESDAY after school.

Girls Rugby

There will be a Girls Rugby meeting on WEDNESDAY February 5th at lunch in Room 134.

Spirit Night – Feb 4

Get set for the past-paced action of our Sr Girls and Sr Boys Basketball teams as they both take on the Belmont Bulldogs, TOMORROW NIGHT (Tuesday) in the big gym. Sr Girls play @ 5:45 pm, and the Sr Boys play @ 7:30 pm. There will be a special ceremony between the games. Let’s fill the bleachers with RED and support our teams!! Go Spartans!


Lattitude: Gap Year Info Night – Feb 12

Considering taking a Gap Year? Meet with the Lattitude Global Volunteering team and learn about how you can volunteer overseas. The Gap Year Info Night is WEDNESDAY, Feb 12 at Camosun College Lansdowne Campus, Victoria, BC. Find event and ticket information at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lattitude-global-volunteering-gap-year-info-night-tickets-85707843467

McGill University Summer Academy 2020

Students in grades 10 and 11 from across the world will have the opportunity to participate in classes, workshops, and social activities, introducing them to university life at McGill University and Montréal - all while being hosted in a McGill Residence! Sessions run from: July 5-18 and July 19-August 1. Application deadline is February 6. For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.mcgill.ca/summeracademy/

Volunteer Opportunities

The 2020 Tsukino-Con Anime Convention, held February 21-23 at UVic, needs volunteers .

All volunteers must complete and submit the volunteer form no later than February 14th and are required to attend the February orientations. For more information and to register, go to the link http://www.tsukinocon.com/volunteer/

Sports For Kids is starting up and need volunteers. Please see Mr Arsenault in the Career Centre for more information.

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.

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 2020

Two $1000 Scholarships!

The Sidney and Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society is offering two $1000 Scholarships for Grade 12 students pursuing post-secondary studies in the Arts. See Mrs. Loukes in the Career Centre for application information.

Dry Grad Meeting – Feb 4

The next Dry Grad meeting is TUESDAY Feb 4th @7pm in the Learning Commons. All Coordinators are asked to attend this very important meeting.

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


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.


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.*