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Friday October 2 News

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Friday October 2 News
by Andrea Martin - Friday, 2 October 2020, 12:14 PM


Friday October 2, 2020


Mid-Day School Bussing

A reminder to all block 1 teachers: please check in with your students and send the names of all those who need to use the school bus to get to school mid-day for the second 5-weeks of Quarter 1.

Students must make sure they are registered to ride the bus and use their bus pass. On MONDAY October 13, we begin alternating our morning classes with a groups A & B rotation; the afternoon classes will then run 5 days per week.

Designing Apps

Are you interested in learning how to design a mobile app? Learn from professional designers and developers. No previous computer experience necessary. Please see Mr. Beeston in Rm 236 TODAY, MONDAY or TUESDAY at lunch for more information.

Spartan Day & Toonies for Terry– Oct. 9

Spartan Days typically happen 3 times a year. The purpose is to celebrate being a Spartan and also to fund-raise or give back to our community in some way. This Spartan Day, we are supporting the Terry Fox Foundation with our Toonies For Terry campaign. On FRIDAY Oct.9, we will ask students and staff to donate toonies in their block 1 classes. We encourage everyone to wear RED to show Spartan Spirit!

Did you know that this year marks the 40 year anniversary of the Terry Fox Run? His dream lives on.

After School Homework Club

For all students who would like extra help in English, Math, Social Studies and Science: help from Education Assistants is available on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS 3:00-4:00 after school in room 235 (computer lab). All students in all grades are welcome. Please wear a mask.

Lost & Found

A girl’s necklace has been found. Please come to the office to claim it.


Senior Boys Volleyball

For all Sr. Boys interested in playing volleyball this year: there is a meeting on MONDAY Oct. 5 at the beginning of lunch in the big gym. Please wear a mask.


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Career Search: Personality Test

Are you wondering what career to go into? If you're not sure about what types of careers might suit you, follow the link below and start with the Personality Test, or any of the other tests offered. You will find out more about yourself, and also discover possible career options.


If you have any questions, see Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre!

Parents as Education and Career Coaches – Nov.9

An interactive workshop (virtual ZOOM session) designed to support parents in guiding their student in making informed decisions about their education and career choices after high school. What you can expect to learn:

*Overview of all the resources available on EducationPlannerBC.ca

*Discover the different pathways available for students

*Discover supports available at post-secondary institutions

*Tips on scholarships and financial aid

*Q & A

Monday November 9, 7:00-8:30 pm

To register: https://sfu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApcempqzMvE9NNiqYhHVaEFk17O_VQnYq5

Trades, Dual Credit Courses & Apprenticeships

For all those interested in any Camosun/Claremont programs involving Trades, all Dual Credit programs and Apprenticeships, please come see Mr. Bussoli in Block 1 in Room 217 or in the Career Centre. You can email him at rbussoli@saanichschools.ca or phone him at his office at 250-658-5221 ext. 218. Come down and visit; he will be happy to guide you to your future career. There is a program that is right for you!!

Work Experience 12 Students

Work Experience 12 students: if you are CURRENTLY working, or when you start your new job, please follow the link below to fill out and submit the form, which is required by WorkSafe. https://www.sd63.bc.ca/COVID-19-WEX

Any questions, please come to the Career Centre! Thank you.

Canadian Universities - Virtual Info Events – 3 Sessions Left

CUE - Canadian Universities Events - Connecting students to the finest post-secondary opportunities across Canada!

Students will be able to register and login for the CUE virtual events on the day that suits their schedule. Each attending CUE institution will be hosting online sessions during the times listed below, and we encourage students to explore these virtual booths with curiosity and an open mind. The remaining events are scheduled for these dates:

Saturday, Oct. 3: 10AM-2PM

Tuesday, Oct. 6: 4-8PM

Thursday, Oct. 8: 4-8PM

For more info, visit: https://cuebc.org/

GRAD 2021


Loran Scholarship applications are are due to Ms Tong (room 323) by MONDAY October 5. The Loran Scholarship is awarded to exceptional graduating students who have demonstrated leadership and who give back to their communities through volunteering and service. The top prize is valued at $100,000 with several smaller prizes at $5000 and $2000. Nomination information can be found on the Claremont website. For more information about the scholarship itself, go to loranscholar.ca


NEW Programs at the Upside Teen Centre (Saanich Commonwealth Place)

These programs are a FREE, registered drop-in style, and all include safe, healthy snacks. Youth can pre-register online or come to the centre at programs time and register in person! All participants will answer COVID screening questions upon arrival, hand wash, and keep a safe distance from one another. All program areas are sanitized between programs.


Outdoor Adventure Club

Ages 10-18. Learn about the outdoors, participate in activities, and explore together. As well as the weekly meetings, youth will be able to sign up for optional monthly hikes!


Music Night

Ages 14-18. Enjoy Music Bingo, Karaoke, Music Trivia, and more! The leaders are ready to jam with you.


Games Night

Ages 14-18. Youth leaders will set up a variety of game options for participants. There will be traditional board games, ping pong, billiards, foosball, and more.


Movie Night

Ages 14-18. Our leaders will have a selection of films to be projected on the big screen! Enjoy a fun space to unwind!

Peninsula Youth Clinic

Peninsula Youth Clinic is operating through Telehealth on Thursday evenings 5:30 - 7:30pm Appointments with doctors or mental health workers are conducted by phone or video. Services are completely free and confidential in their judgement free zone for any medical concerns, to get prescriptions, or to speak with a counsellor. To make an appointment, call 250-656-4143.

Foundry Youth Clinic

Foundry Victoria Youth Clinic offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness services, with doctors, mental health workers, and peer support workers. Foundry is open for virtual and on-site appointments. To make an appointment, call 250-383-3552. Phones are answered beginning at 10:30AM on weekdays to schedule appointments for the day.

A copy of the announcements is posted on the wall outside of the main office door.