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Monday May 3 News

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Monday May 3 News
by Andrea Martin - Monday, 3 May 2021, 10:42 AM


Monday May 3, 2021



Water Fountains & Water Bottles

For Health & Safety purposes, Claremont’s water fountains have been modified to be only used as water bottle filling stations; they are no longer tap drinking fountains. Students are asked to bring a water bottle from home every day for their personal use.  Regular hydration is important, especially as the days become warmer!


Reminders About Student Absences

If Your Student is Absent or Late: if your student will be absent or late for class, parents are asked to please email your student’s teacher AND the Attendance Line. The Link for the Claremont Attendance Line is on the Quick Links on the Claremont website’s home page: claremont_attendance@sd63.bc.ca

If your Student is Leaving Early: If your student needs to leave class early for a planned reason, parents are asked to send your student with a note or text to show your student’s teacher AND the office staff. Students need to formally sign out at the office.


30 Hours Work Experience or Volunteering 

Reminder to CLE/CLC students (especially Gr. 12s): When you have completed your           30 hours of Work Experience or Volunteering, ask your employer or volunteer coordinator to confirm your hours via email to Mrs. Watson (Career Centre) - <span lang="EN-US">cwatson@saanichschools.ca</span>



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Whale Watching Tour

For all International students: you are invited to experience one of the beautiful wonders of our west coast!  Come along on a whale watching tour on SUNDAY May 30th.  Please bring your permission forms to Brenda THIS WEEK! 


In Search of New Homestay Families

Are you interested in becoming a Homestay family for an International student? Saanich Schools International Student Program needs new host families for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year!  This can be a wonderful opportunity to make life-long friendships and share the beauty of your home and community.  Host families receive a generous allowance to offset expenses.

Learn More: https://www.studyinsaanich.ca/homestay/info-for-host-families 

Apply Now: https://mytruenorth.ca/hsportalindex.php?db=saanich



The Silent Auction Has Begun!!!

The Grad 2021 Online Silent Auction kicked off this morning and already there is some great bidding action!!  The Auction is now live and ends on WEDNESDAY May 5 @ 9:00 pm.


Thanks to the amazing donors from community business and Claremont families...everyone has been so GENEROUS!


A big THANK YOU to Becky Furtado, Christine Fenwick, and Mr. Buckham for organizing the very successful Plant Sale!

Another big THANK YOU to Judy Sam, owner of Oasis Spa, who donated $1 from each service for the Month of April to the Grads of 2021!  Over $1000 was raised!!

The Fundraising team is feeling very grateful to our wonderful community!  

Smile Cards 

One easy way to support the 2021 Grad class 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 2021 Dry Grad. Smile Cards can be picked up at the Claremont office.

Questions about fundraising?  Please contact the Fundraising Committee:  <span lang="EN-US">Claremont2021AGC@gmail.com


GRAD 2021

Grad Packages #1 & #2 – LAST CHANCE

The grad committee is moving forward on the next steps of planning the Virtual Graduation Ceremony.  The links for both grad package #1 & #2 will be removed from the website at 4:00 TODAY.  If you have not completed the packages, 4:00 pm TODAY is the final deadline.  The links to complete the packages are on the Grad Page of the Claremont website. You must be logged into your account on the Claremont Website to access this.


OnLine Courses Completion Deadline – May 31

Grads: If you are applying to university/college, make sure you have completed any online courses (SIDES, NIDES, etc) by May 31st. This deadline allows for sufficient time for coursework to be graded and final marks to be sent to the Ministry of Education, for your transcript.  See your school counsellor if you have any questions.


Magic Wand Project

Magic Wand Project is a non-profit organization that offers an inexpensive and eco-friendly alternative to grad outfits for both girls and boys. This is a chance to borrow, rather than buy, a dress, suit or tux, (a small fee for cleaning is the only charge). All outfits are new or like-new, and all accessories are included. Any student is eligible.

To book an appointment to view the selection of available clothes, email Elizabeth: esurerus@telus.net  or Joy: jandtharrison@shaw.ca   Website: www.themagicwandproject.ca


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



Camp Ignite – Summer 2021

Camp Ignite is a Youth Fire Fighter Mentorship Program for grade 11 & 12 girls, ages 16-18 that educates and inspires young women about careers in firefighting. This camp offers girls an introduction to the world of firefighting as well as learning about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork. The plan this year is to run a 2-day camp (no overnight) on August 14 & 15; one day in Vancouver and one day in North Vancouver.  Saanich Fire is looking to sponsor one grade 11 or 12 girl to attend. Application deadline is June 1. Please see Mrs Watson in the Career Centre for application information. Further information on this program can be found at https://campignite.com/


Saanich Youth Leadership Summer Placement Program

Are you interested in spending your summer working with kids? Do you want to be a leader in your community and work with diverse individuals?  This summer, Saanich is offering a Mentored Placement Program for youth 14–17 years old. Participants in this program will have the chance to work in an outdoor camp setting with kids and a personal staff mentor. It is a great stepping stone for youth who are interested in one day working in community recreation, education, social work, athletics, human services, child and youth care, ECE IT recreation and health education and so much more.  For more information and to register:  https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation-community/community-services/youth-services/leadership.html


Saanich Police: Career Info – May 18

Here is an opportunity to learn about careers in law enforcement and policing, the various sections within the Saanich Police Department, and how to prepare for this career pathway.  Hear from Saanich Police recruitment officers, new recruits, and have your questions answered. TUESDAY, May 18th from 6-7:00pm.

Zoom Registration is required:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19INAKsengXafSlVYWOJnXkB_lsir5HNjL78T3TUqPmg/edit


Entrepreneurship Workshops for Grade 10 & 11 Students – May 25 & 27

UVic’s Gustavson School of Business will be hosting Zoom workshops at the end of May for Grade 10 and 11 students who may want to learn how they can flex their entrepreneurial skills through a side-hustle or microbusiness of their own! 

Two dates are available: May 25 or May 27 @ 6pm-7pm.

Click here to register for May 25: https://uvic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd-igpjsjHNUYdnmFawscq6IxLiWcfxoD

Click here to register for May 27: https://uvic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwscuiupzIvE9XMn79aW5S05sClPBxGv8Th

Or contact Daniel Nair, UVIC Business advisor, at bcom.admissions@uvic.ca for more information


SD63: List of Virtual Post-Secondary Info and Events

There are so many virtual information sessions and events being offered by post-secondary institutions.  The Saanich School District has a Careers page that is full of good information about various training and post-secondary opportunities. For the most current details about many virtual events being provided by universities and other post-secondary schools, make sure to visit the Saanich School District Career Education website, at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/.  This site is updated continually.



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 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.