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Tuesday October 20 News

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Tuesday October 20 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 10:43 AM


Tuesday October 20, 2020


Spartan Wear – Orders Due Oct 28

Spartan Wear is on sale!! If you would like to buy a Claremont Spartan hoodie, shirt, sweat pants, buff face covering, or lanyard, please pick up an order form from the Accounting Office. All sales are pre-order only. Deadline for orders & payment is WEDNESDAY October 28 to Ms. Marshall in the Accounting office. Estimated time for clothing to arrive at Claremont is late November.

After School Homework Club

For all students who would like extra help in Math, English, Science or Social Studies: 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.

Math Contests

Any students who want write the Waterloo CIMC or CSMC math contest, please sign up outside Room 133 TODAY or WEDNESDAY.

Requesting Cadets

Any Cadets interested in participating in the Claremont Remembrance Day Ceremony, please email Mrs. English at jenglish@saanichschools.ca

Numeracy and Literacy Assessments – Sign Up Continues This Week

This year’s first round of Grade 10 Literacy and Grade 10 Numeracy Assessments are scheduled to be written during the week of November 2-6. Completing these assessments is a graduation requirement.

Approximately 100 Grade 12 students are poised to write Numeracy 10 during Nov. 2-6. You know who you are. If you have not signed up yet, please come to the office to choose your time slot.

SD63 Hairdressing Program

Studio 63 Teaching Salon is opening for business starting Monday October 19th and the Hairdressing students are excited to use their skills on the public now! COVID guidelines and screening procedures are in place and clients are asked to wear a mask when visiting the salon. Hair cuts are only $5 and other services are available at very reasonable prices. Call 250-652-5381 to book an appointment and come support this great Saanich School District program. We have a few Claremont students in this program right now too! Appointments are available:

Mondays–Wednesdays 12:30-4:00

Thursdays 11:30 – 6:00.

Studio 63 is located at the Saanichton Learning Centre,1649 Mt Newton X Rd.


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YCI Club

Claremont’s Youth for Change and Inclusion Club is back in business every WEDNESDAY at lunch in room 302! We are a youth-led social justice group working to create positive change within our school and community. Contact Mrs. Guthrie (room 302) for more information.


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Peer Health Educator Training - Nov 2 - Dec 14

AVI Health and Community Services is offering a Peer Health Educator Training, covering substance use, sexual health, overdose response, peer support skills and root causes of stigma. After the training, there may be future opportunities to co-facilitate workshops in the community and to work on the creation of a local sexual health podcast. Open to anyone aged 13 and older. The training will take place over Zoom on Monday evenings (4:00 to 5:30) from November 2 to December 14. Youth are encouraged to register before October 26 by emailing sarah.graham@avi.org or texting/calling 250-480-8823.

Post-Secondary BC (PSBC) Virtual Events: Nov 16-17

PSBC is hosting virtual events for Victoria students on November 16 (2-6pm) and November 17 (3-7pm).

Students need to register online: https://postsecondarybcvirtualfair.easyvirtualfair.com/prefair/ to access the PSBC Virtual Event platform, called Easy Virtual Fair. On Nov 16 and 17, special presentations and events are scheduled, but as soon as students register, they will have access to the platform and website, where they can explore the different booths to see videos, viewbooks, etc. about all BC Post Secondary institutions! See Mrs. Watson or visit https://www.postsecondarybc.ca/ for more info.

University of Toronto Fall Campus Week: This Week

The University of Toronto is hosting a week-long series of online events which will allow students to chat with current U of T students and professors, take virtual tours, and learn all about life at U of T. NOW until Sunday, October 25. Students only need to register once to gain access to the whole week. To sign up: https://discover.utoronto.ca/fall-campus-week

UBC's Faculty of Medicine - Virtual Outreach Presentations

The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine is excited to announce the launch of their new Medical Student Outreach Ambassador Program. The Faculty of Medicine plays a pivotal role in selecting and training medical doctors in British Columbia and wants to inform students about possible future careers in medicine. UBC medical students can provide 30-60 minute presentations to high school students. If you are interested in this, contact Mrs. Watson from the Career Centre, and she will organize a virtual presentation date for you. cwatson@saanichschools.ca For more information, visit: https://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/admissions/md-ambassador-outreach-program/

UVic School of Health Information Science

Virtual Open House - October 28

The UVic School of Health Information Science is hosting its Fall Open House on WEDNESDAY October 28, 5:00-6:00pm via ZOOM. Students are invited to join in and talk with our faculty and students to learn more about this exciting and rapidly expanding field of information technology in health care. There will be a prize draw during the session too!

Fall Open House Zoom Meeting Link: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/97763424282

  • Meeting ID: 977 6342 4282

  • Password: 762861

Registration is not required, but an email wold be appreciated to: his@uvic.ca

UVic Info Sessions (Virtual)

UVic Student Recruitment has organized many upcoming virtual events for Students and Parents...

For example, Parent Nights will provide parents/guardians/supporters the opportunity to learn more about UVic. Attendees will enjoy a presentation by Dr. Lisa Surridge, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, with some helpful tips on being successful in post-secondary studies. The focus of the talk is helping parents (and students) navigate the transition from high school to university.

The upcoming Parent Nights are as follows:

·Sunday November 8 at 5pm

·Sunday November 22 at 5pm

To register: https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/#ipn-parent-nights

As always, make sure to regularly check the Saanich School District website (Programs & Services>Career Education) for the most up-to-date information about any Post-Secondary Schools, Jobs, Volunteering, and other events and opportunities available to students.

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

GRAD 2021

 Schulich STEM Scholarship ($100,000)

The Schulich Leaders scholarships for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are valued at $100,000. Up to 100 of these scholarships will be given this year. Claremont can nominate one grade 12 student. If you would like to apply, application forms can be found on the Scholarships page in the Claremont website. Nomination applications are due on November 30. For more info: https://www.schulichleaders.com/

Grad Portraits: Final Week!

The Lifetouch portable studio is only here for 5 more days; final day is FRIDAY Oct. 23. To book your appointment, please go to the Grad Portrait website: schedule.prestigeportraits.ca Sitting fee of $25 is due at the time of your appointment (but if you know you are not purchasing photos, no sitting fee is required, but we DO need you to have a photo taken for the yearbook).

Student Transcript Service

Grade 12’s: Did you know that YOU can access your own transcripts from the Student Transcript Service website? You can view your transcript and/or send them to a Post-Secondary Institution of your choice, at any time. It is easy to make a BCeID account on the Student Transcript Service. Check out the information posters on the wall, just outside of the counselling office. http://www.StudentTranscripts.gov.bc.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.