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Wednesday February 19 News

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Wednesday February 19 News
by Andrea Martin - Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 9:47 AM


Wednesday February 19, 2020


Parent Information Night – Thursday Feb 20

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

A Reminder for ALL CURRENT GRADE 9/10/11 students: please remember to take a picture of your timetable with room numbers (even if you have to write it out on a piece of paper) and then send it to your parents to make sure that they know where they are going tomorrow for our Parent Info Night!

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 TODAY 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!


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!


Spring Sports Are Starting Up Soon!


Are you interested in playing tennis this year? Come to a meeting on THURSDAY at lunch in room 327 with Mr Gardner.

Sr Girls Soccer

For players interested in playing Senior Girls Soccer: there will be a meeting TODAY at lunch in the small gym with Ms Yager.

Three of our BBall Teams Bound for Provincials!

A BIG congratulations goes out to all members of our Jr Girls, Jr Boys, and our Sr Girls basketball teams for their hard fought victories this past Saturday in their respective Island Championships at Brentwood College, Lambrick Park, and Belmont Secondary!

Both our Junior Girls and Junior Boys ended up placing 3rd on the Island: in their final games, our girls fought their way to a 10pt victory over a tough Port Alberni squad, while our Junior Boys earned a solid 15pt win over a depleted Dover Bay squad. Tournament all stars included Adia Pye, Olivia Boulding, and Isaiah Helman.

Our Senior Girls ended up “stealing the show” on Saturday, beating a tough Royal Bay squad with a fantastic come-from-behind victory after being down by as much as 19 points to take their first Island Title since 2014! Big time congrats goes to Reese Manns and Kamryn Allen on being named to the First All Star squad and Payton Henderson for being awarded the defensive MVP of the tournament!

Good luck to all three of these teams as they head to their respective Provincial Championships over the course of the next two weeks, and good luck to our Senior Boys Bball Team as they begin their Island Tournament this coming Thurs night in Nanaimo!


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 – Purdy’s Easter Chocolates

Here is a yummy way to support our Grads..... with a Purdys Easter Chocolate Fundraiser! 25% of sales will go towards our Dry Grad Event in June! Click on the link, register your info and then start shopping! https://fundraising.purdys.com/1152683-73644

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.*