Friday March 6, 2020
Two cell phones (one iPhone and one LG) have been found. Please come to the office to claim them.
Claremont Musical Theatre – The Little Mermaid
Our Musical Theatre production of Disney’s “Little Mermaid” has been a huge success. There are only a small number of tickets available for the final evening shows, and they will be available at the door. Come early! The final shows are TONIGHT and SATURDAY @ 7pm (the SATURDAY matinee is sold out). 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!
All students interested in being new or returning Peer Tutors for semester 2, please come to a meeting TODAY at lunch in the Learning Commons. If you cannot make this meeting, please see Ms Giese in the counselling area. Looking for Peer Tutors interested in the core academic subjects: Math, Science, English and Social Studies.
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).
Attention Golf Team tryout participants: please drop off your signed permission form and fee to Mr. Ryan in the PE Office by TUESDAY, March 10th.
Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to the following students on being named February’s “Athletes of the Month". You can read more about their accomplishments in the display cases outside the gyms.
Sr Male: Noah Helman
Sr Female: Payton Henderson
Jr Female: Kate Brooks
Jr Male: Arjun Sangha
Please come to the Career Centre for more information about this and other jobs.
The Sidney/North Saanich Library are looking to hire 2 pages to join their team. The closing date is March 18, so check out this great opportunity soon.
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.
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!!
Dream It Be It - Career Support for Girls - Apr 16
Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore presents ‘Dream It Be It - Career Support for Girls’. This free event includes workshops and exhibits for those aged 15-24 who self-identify as female. An excellent opportunity to meet new people and get support regarding future career options and pathways. THURSDAY, April 16, 9:00 am – 2:15 pm at Chiefs’ & Petty Officers’ Mess, 1575 Lyall St., Esquimalt. Transportation and food is provided. Come to the Career Centre for registration info and to sign up.
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.
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
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.
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 – April 7
The next Dry Grad Meeting is April 7 @ 7pm in Learning Commons. For information about Dry Grad and volunteer information, the following is available:
-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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
All International Students: the next Pizza Lunch is TUESDAY March 10 in the theatre.
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/
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.*