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Monday October 5 News

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Monday October 5 News
by Andrea Martin - Monday, 5 October 2020, 11:28 AM


Monday October 5, 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.

Early Dismissal Thursday Oct. 8

A reminder to students and parents that THIS THURSDAY Oct. 8 is an early dismissal, so that staff can prepare for parent-teacher interviews in the evening. The class schedule will be:

Early block: 8:00 – 9:00

Support: 9:00 – 9:15

Block 1: 9:15 – 11:15

Lunch: 11:15 – 12:00

Block 2: 12:00 – 2:00

Support: 2:00 – 2:15

Late block: 2:15 – 3:15

Math Contests

If you are interested in writing this year's COMC Math Contest at the end of October, please sign up outside of Room 133. Limited spots available.

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 TODAY or TUESDAY at lunch in Rm 236 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. THIS 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.


Senior Boys Volleyball

For all Sr. Boys interested in playing volleyball this year: there is a meeting TODAY 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 – 2 Sessions Left

CUE - Canadian Universities Events - Connecting students to the finest post-secondary opportunities across Canada! Students can register and login for the CUE virtual events on the day that suits their schedule to find out more about Canadian Universities. The remaining events are scheduled for these dates:

Tuesday, Oct. 6: 4-8PM

Thursday, Oct. 8: 4-8PM

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

GRAD 2021


TODAY is the deadline to submit your application to Ms Tong for the Loran Scholarship. 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)

Reminder that there are FREE, registered drop-in style programs for older teens at the Upside Teen Centre. Youth can pre-register online or come to the centre at programs time and register in person!

MONDAYS 6-8pm: Outdoor Adventure Club

TUESDAYS 6-8pm: Music Night

WEDNESDAYS 6-8pm: Games Night

THURSDAYS 6-8pm: Movie Night

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.