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Tuesday February 25 News

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Tuesday February 25 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 10:10 AM


Tuesday February 25, 2020


Pink Shirt Day – Feb 26

THIS WEDNESDAY Feb 26 is Pink Shirt Day. Please support Claremont's commitment to a bully-free environment by wearing and ‘thinking’ pink. By joining together and wearing pink, we can visibly show our support for a more inclusive, accepting and compassionate society. Practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.

Course Selection Forms

Reminder for all students to select your courses carefully before you submit your course selection forms. Course selection forms are due at the office by Monday March 2 and must have a parent/guardian signature.

Claremont Musical Theatre – The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid opens THIS 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!


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Golf Team

Attention all golf enthusiasts! For all students interested in trying out for the golf team, there is a brief info meeting this FRIDAY at the beginning of lunch in room 276. If you are unable to make the meeting, please see Mr. Ryan in the PE office.

Sr Girls Soccer

Reminder: All of the following will be at Lochside turf, after school.

TODAY there is a kick-around for all girls looking to play Senior Soccer.

Tryouts will be THIS THURSDAY, and TUESDAY/THURSDAY of next week.

For more information see Ms Yager, or visit claremontathletics.ca


Explore the Trades

Have you ever considered exploring the Trades? Come to the Career Centre to find out about enrolling in Claremont’s TEX Program (Trades Exploration) for Semester Two 2021. You'll earn 24 Grade 12 credits, multiple training certificates, plus hands-on experience in Carpentry, Welding, Plumbing, and Electrical. TEX is open to all current Grade 10 & 11 students!!

Royal Canadian Naval Reserves – March 3

A recruiter from the HMCS Malahat, Victoria’s Naval Reserve Division, will be at Claremont on TUESDAY March 3rd at lunch in the Student Lounge. Find out about career options and awesome opportunities with the navy, both while you are still in school (summer time employment) and after high school.

Camosun Info Night – Feb. 27

Camosun College will be running their Info Night 2020 at the Interurban Campus THIS THURSDAY, February 27, 5:00-7:30pm. You’ll have the chance to attend information sessions, talk to faculty, staff, and current students, and find out more about their programs and many services and supports. Free parking and snacks are available during the event. For more info: http://camosun.ca/news/press-releases/2020/feb/info-night.html

Criminal Justice Program – Info Session Feb. 27

If you are interested in Criminal Justice and law enforcement, come to an Information Session at Camosun College Lansdowne Campus to learn about the work of the different agencies, opportunities for the future and what it takes to be a candidate for the recruiting process. You will have the opportunity to speak with reps from different agencies. THIS THURSDAY Feb 27 at Camosun College Lansdowne Campus, Young Building Room 300, 3:00-5:00pm. For more information: cjp@camosun.bc.ca

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 THIS 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


Rocky Mountains Trip

International students: there is an amazing bus trip and tour planned to the Rocky Mountains, 4 days & 3 nights: April 19-22. Enjoy some of the best mountain views in Canada, explore the town of Banff, see wildlife and experience the 360 degree mountain view at the top of the Banff Gondola, with optional extra activities (Ice Walking Tour, Snowshoeing Tour, and Lake Louise Tubing). Deadline to book is March 13. Seats are limited and this trip will fill up fast. More details and registration link are on the SISP website, or go to the following link:



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.*