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Friday March 13 News

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Friday March 13 News
by Andrea Martin - Friday, 13 March 2020, 10:09 AM


Friday March 13, 2020


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 - “Cheese” Fundraiser

Claremont's 1022 Robotics Team has qualified for the World Championships, which will be taking place in Kentucky at the end of April. Support is needed to help this club team pay for equipment and travel expenses required for this trip. The Robotics Team is selling Paradise Island Foods Cheese (Nanaimo, BC) to raise funds for this event. A four-pack variety of cheese (0.88 kg total) can be purchased for $20 at the Claremont office.

Cash orders can be accepted until the end of TODAY.

E-transfer orders can be accepted until March 18th

Order forms are in the office and are available on the Claremont website. Thanks for your support!


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Work BC Hiring Fair - March 19

WorkBC Victoria is hosting a Hiring Fair with employers who are champions of hiring younger workers. Bring your resume and dress to impress! WorkBC staff will be on-hand to provide last-minute coaching and support, and representatives from Victoria's employment programs will be recruiting as well. Organizations supporting youth housing, health and wellness will be there as well! Free food, drink and activities. No registration necessary and the event is free. Come on down and find your opportunity! THURSDAY, March 19, 3:00 - 5:00pm. WorkBC Victoria, 201-1483 Douglas St.

U of Alberta: Registration Session - April 2

University of Alberta will be hosting a Registration 101 Workshop on THURSDAY April 2nd from 7:00pm-9:00pm at The Magnolia Hotel & Spa. Students who have questions about selecting courses and the process to register should attend. To reserve your seat, register online at: uab.ca/reg101

Coast Capital Youth Intern Program

For more than 25 years, Coast Capital has provided grade 11 and 12 students with a valuable, fun, and paid work experience opportunity via their Youth Intern Program. Interns work alongside staff in branches throughout Greater Victoria, as well as represent Coast Capital at local events and youth-focused initiatives. Interns also complete volunteer hours by teaching financial literacy skills to other youth in their community.

Coast Capital is currently recruiting for a new team of Interns to begin their one-year term on July 1st. They're looking for students that will be entering grade 11 or 12 in September. There are a total of 8 positions in Greater Victoria. Online applications will be accepted until Friday, April 10th. For more information about the Youth Intern program, please visit http://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/youthinterns.

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.

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.

GRAD 2020

Graduation Transitions NEW DEADLINE - APRIL 17

Grade 12 Students: the new Graduation Transitions DEADLINE is Friday, April 17th. Make sure all of your Graduation Transitions requirements have been met by this date. Coming soon: watch out for your name listed at the school entrances, if you have not completed your GT! Come to the Career Centre if you have questions and to get your forms.

Yearbook Write-ups Due TODAY

Reminder to Grads 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 the end of TODAY.

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 – Car Boot Sale

Saturday April 25, 10:00-2:00

Everyone is welcome to participate in this first-ever, one-of-a-kind Dry Grad fundraiser!
The Dry Grad Parent Committee will be ’selling’ parking spots in our school parking lot. $25 per stall ($40 for two stalls). Multiple spots may be purchased. A Car Boot Sale is a fun event where you can sell your gently used items (that you would normally sell at a garage sale or online, AND you can browse and buy from multiple other sellers. Check your storage spaces, closets, and garages - you’ll be surprised at how many items you’ve been saving up to sell! All proceeds from the sale of parking stalls will go the Dry Grad 2020 celebration in June. Free parking - pet friendly - wheelchair accessible. Please spread the word to friends and family. For more information and to reserve your stall, please contact Joanne at jopac@shaw.ca

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:



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.*