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Tuesday March 3 News

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Tuesday March 3 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 10:42 AM


Tuesday March 3, 2020


Bl 4 Girls' Lacrosse Class

A reminder to Block 4 Girls' Lacrosse that we are at the turf today. The bus will be out at the front of the school at the start of block 4, and we may be sharing it with the golfers.

Spain / France 2021

Any students interested in travelling to Spain and France in Spring Break 2021: there will be a meeting on WEDNESDAY March 4th at lunch in room 303 with Senora Harte.

Claremont Musical Theatre – The Little Mermaid

Come under the sea and enjoy our Musical Theatre production of Disney’s “Little Mermaid.” Tickets are selling out quickly! Get your tickets from the Accounts office (250-658-6672). Only 4 more shows: March 5-7 @ 7pm, plus a Saturday matinee on March 7 at 1:00 pm. Adults $16, and children/students/seniors $14. This show is AMAZING!!

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

Claremont's 1022A Robotics Team of Russell, Tyson and Shawn finished first overall at the Island Championships this past weekend. The team won three of the five top awards and has qualified for the World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky in April. Congratulations team!

Student Council - School Dance March 12

Student Council is hosting a school-wide dance on THURSDAY, March 12th from 7:00-9:30pm in the Student Lounge. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale each day at lunch in the Student Lounge until March 11. It's a GLOW DANCE meaning wear black and accessorize with glow sticks! Everyone gets one glow necklace with your ticket and more will be on sale. Students can also come prepared with their own glow items (glow sticks, necklaces, bracelets, etc).



For all students interested in playing on the badminton team: there will be no practice TODAY. Practices will begin THIS THURSDAY after school in the big gym. There is still room to join the team for anyone who is interested!

Junior Girls Soccer

All girls interested in playing Junior Girls soccer: there is an important meeting TODAY at lunch in room 303. There will be assessments this week, and the first game is MONDAY March 9th!!

Sr Girls Soccer

Tryouts will continue this week TODAY & THURSDAY after school at Lochside turf. For more information see Ms Yager, or visit claremontathletics.ca


Royal Canadian Naval Reserves – Today

A recruiter from the HMCS Malahat, Victoria’s Naval Reserve Division, will be at Claremont TODAY 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.

Fairmont Empress Job Fair - March 4

The Empress is hiring for full-time, part-time and seasonal summer positions starting April-July 2020 in departments across the hotel: Housekeeping, Stewarding, Guest Services, Food & Beverage, Banquets, and Culinary... Come to the fair dressed 'business casual', and bring your paper resume for an on-the-spot interview! The Job Fair is TOMORROW (Wednesday), 4pm-7pm.

Considering a Career in Finance? April 24 Event

Female students in Grades 11 and 12: come to the Career Centre to sign up for the Ladies Advancing Diversity in Investment Management (LADI) Event – an investment fundamentals course offered by BCI (British Columbia Investment Management Corporation) and CFA Society of Victoria and Women in Capital Markets (WCM). The event is designed to inspire high school students to consider a career in finance. Topics covered will include equities, fixed income, private markets and resume tips, all led by BCI investment professionals. This will be a fun, social and inclusive learning environment with both theory and hands-on activities to keep students engaged. The event is free and will be held on FRIDAY April 24, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at 750 Pandora Avenue. Lunch & snacks included. There are 25 spots available on a first-come first-served basis.

Job Opportunity

Adrienne's Tea Garden at Mattick's is hiring for cashier and dish washing positions, for after school hours. Apply in person at the location or see the Career Centre for contact information.

Rotary Club's Adventures in Technology Program

Adventures in Technology takes place during the last week of April for approximately forty Grade 11 and 12 students from across Western Canada. Students stay with host families in Saskatchewan while they explore advanced technology, research, development, and applications via tours, informative lectures, and hands-on events at some of Canada's finest corporations and research facilities. See Ms. Loukes in the Career Centre for more information.

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange Program

The YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange Program brings youth aged 16 and 17 together from across the country. Students have the opportunity to improve their second official language skills and gain important employment experience through work placement during their 6-week exchange. The first priority application deadline is March 15, 2020. All applicants who apply by this date will be contacted before May 1st. After that date, the second priority deadline for remaining applications is May 15, 2020. Any applications received after that time will still be considered as long as there is space available in your community to participate. For more information and to apply: http://my.ymcagta.org/netcommunity/page.aspx?pid=536

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!!

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.

GRAD 2020

Yearbook Write-ups

Grads, it is time to submit your grad write-up for the yearbook. The submission needs to be done online with your Google account on the Grad Page. You need to be signed into your Google account; the link and all instructions are on the Grad Page and the deadline is FRIDAY March 13th.

Dry Grad Meeting – March 2

The next Dry Grad Meeting is TONIGHT @ 7pm in Learning Commons. For information about Dry Grad and volunteer information, everyone can check out the following:

-the Dry Grad link on the Claremont Website is claremontdrygrad.weebly.com

-the Dry Grad Facebook page is Claremont Dry 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! Deadline for orders is March 11th. 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:



UVic Ideafest - March 2-7

UVic Ideafest 2020: You’re invited to join thinkers, innovators and artists from the University of Victoria and beyond for a week-long festival of research, art and innovation. Discover 35 free events on topics ranging from serious comics and new health technology, to life in a post-truth world. Happening March 2-7 in the afternoons and evenings. All events are free and open to the public, with no registration required unless otherwise specified. For more information, go to: https://www.uvic.ca/ideafest2020/

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.*