Wednesday February 12, 2020
Cards – Feb 13
There will be a Home Room THIS THURSDAY Feb 13 at 10:15 am (the last part of block 1) to pick up semester 1 report cards.
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.
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!
Club – “Handbags For Hope” Feb
The Key Club is supporting the Team4Hope fund raising event: Handbags For Hope”. They are collecting any gently used handbags, jewelry and scarves all THIS WEEK, Feb. 10-13, at lunch time in the student lounge. Proceeds will benefit BC Children's Hospital Foundation and childhood cancer research.
Student Government – Valentine Flowers
Send a flower to your friend or special someone for Valentine's Day. TODAY is the final day to order flowers; they will be on sale for $2 at lunch in the student lounge. Flowers will be delivered on THURSDAY during Block 3 so please know what Block 3 class your friend is in.
Welcomers Club will be running each week on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS at lunch in room 215. Drop in TODAY for some social fun. Everyone welcome.
Nintendo Switch Club
Nintendo Switch Club meets on THURSDAY at lunch in Room 215. Bring your Nintendo switch controllers to join in on the fun!
of the Month
Congratulations to the following students on being named January’s “Athletes of the Month". You can read more about their accomplishments in the display cases outside the gyms.
Sr Male: Spencer Simeao
Sr Female: Reese Manns
Jr Female: Macy Hayes
Jr Male: Jaxon Dillon
Francis Xavier University - Visits Claremont Feb 18
A representative from St. Francis Xavier University will be visiting us on TUESDAY, Feb. 18 at lunch time in our Student Lounge. Come find out about their admissions, programs, and university life in the historic town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia!
Mini Med School - April 2
The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is inviting Grade 10-12 students to attend Mini Med School 2020 at the Royal BC Museum, THURSDAY, April 2, 8:30-3:30. Mini Med School includes a diverse curriculum that highlights leading-edge medical research, explores a variety of careers in health sciences, and offers the opportunity to participate in hand-on science. Admission is FREE, but space is limited! Register at www.minimedschoolbc.ca.
Butchart Gardens Job Fair – TODAY
Butchart Gardens is hosting a Job Fair TODAY. Go there to find out about awesome employment opportunities for seasonal positions in their food or visitor services, gift store, or on their grounds. Come to the Career Centre for more info.
Lattitude: Gap Year Info Night – TONIGHT
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 TONIGHT 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
UVic School of Health Info Science - Open House – Feb 13
The School of Health Information Science is hosting its Spring Open House on THURSDAY, February 13th, 4:30-6:00pm at UVic’s Hickman Building, room 110. You are invited to learn more about this exciting field by talking with UVic faculty and students. There will be pizza and refreshments! For more information visit uvic.ca/hinf or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Train to be an Umpire!
If you have played baseball or softball and wish to try umpiring, the Peninsula Baseball and Softball Organization is offering training clinics for umpiring in late February and in March. Pre-registration is required. There will be a Level 1 Baseball Clinic held at Parkland Secondary School in the evenings of Feb 24, 26 and 27. After training, umpiring positions are paid depending upon the age level game that is being umpired. Come to the Career Centre for more information.
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. TODAY is the final day to sign up. See Brenda if you are interested and to pick up your consent packages.
Vaping Awareness – A Parent Education Night – Feb 20
Parents and caregivers are invited to a presentation by Aaron Severs, VIHA Tobacco and Vapour Enforcement and Reduction Coordinator. THURSDAY Feb. 20, 7:00-8:30pm at Bayside Middle School. Hosted by Confederation of Parents’ Advisory Councils of Saanich and School District 63. Please email to RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Venture is pleased to offer FREE Code Maker workshops, offering innovative programming focusing on digital skills and literacy with ADST connections. Workshops are designed to complement science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. For more information regarding Science Venture, please visit their website: scienceventure.ca. See Mr Beeston in computer lab 236 for more information about the various workshop descriptions.
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.*