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Tuesday February 18 News

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Tuesday February 18 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 11:18 AM


Tuesday February 18, 2020


Parent Information Night – Thursday Feb 20

5:00-8:30pm (full schedule on the website)

Revised Class Schedule for THURSDAY Feb 20

Block 1 9:00 – 10:07

Block 2 10: 13 – 11:22

Lunch 11:22 – 12:08

Block 3 12:08 – 1:15

Block 4 1:21 – 2:28 (Early closure)

Spain, France, Italy Trip 2021

Students interested in visiting Spain, France, and Italy in Spring Break 2021: please come to an important meeting tomorrow (WEDNESDAY) at lunch in room 303.

Claremont Musical Theatre – The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid opens next Thursday! Get your tickets from the Accounts office before we sell out (250-658-6672). 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.

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!


No news today.


Junior Girls Soccer

Anyone interested in being on the Jr Girls Soccer team: please come to a meeting TODAY at lunch in room 303.

Sr Girls Bball

The Sr Girls had their final on Saturday night at Belmont vs Royal Bay and, after a less than ideal start and being down 19 pts in the first quarter, they fought back and overcame Royal Bay, winning the Island Championship 71-64.  Congratulations to all girls. It’s Claremont’s first title at 1st girls since 2014, after 5 2nds and 3rds in between. Reese Manns and Kamryn Allen we’re named first team All Stars and Payton Henderson was the deserved defensive MVP of the tourney. Next step: BC Championships!

Jr Girls and Jr Boys Bball

After a tough loss to Belmont in the semi-finals, the Jr Girls battled back to beat Vanier by 25 to make it to the 3rd/4th game vs Port Alberni. This game was a seriously hard fought one by both teams; Claremont ended up winning 57-48, but Alberni battled to keep it within 2-4 points up until the fourth quarter. The desire to win from both teams was really awesome to watch.  Adia Pye was named first-team All Star and Olivia Boulding was named second-team All Star for the tournament. Both very well deserved!! Kate Brooks was MVP of our game against Alberni, after hitting 6 three's in the game! Our MVPs for our other three games included: Sierra Lise , Adia Pye, and Kat Kalabric. Go Spartans!

Both of our Jr Girls and Jr Boys teams played hard in their tournaments this past weekend, both winning Bronze, qualifying them to play in the upcoming BC Championships. Go Spartans!


St. Francis Xavier University – Today

A representative from St. Francis Xavier University will be visiting Claremont TODAY 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!

Discover Technology Program

If you are currently in Grade 10 or 11, and you're interested in Technology Applications, consider applying for the Discover Technology Program! The program runs September 2020 to January 2021. Students attend one semester (full-time) at Camosun College Interurban Campus, learning about Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Math, and Physics. Secondary and post-secondary credit is earned via direct industry connection through work experience, site visits, and tours. Visit the Career Centre for more information. Applications due by March 1st.

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.

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 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


Mt. Washington Ski Trip – March 5/6

The Mt Washington ski trip is a go!!! There is still space. See Brenda ASAP for permission forms.


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: copaccsd63@gmail.com

Free Code Maker Workshops
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.

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.*