Thursday June 10, 2021
Course Drop Date – June 14
The last day to drop a Quarter 4 class, and not have it show up on your student transcript, is THIS MONDAY June 14. Students can pick up a drop form from the counselling office, have it signed by a parent and the teacher, then bring the signed form to Mr. Pama or Ms. Giese.
cc350 - June 11
The cc350 is all day TOMORROW!! Small teams of students, community and teachers will be cycling around the track 350 times. This event raises money for climate change initiatives. There will be music, food trucks at lunch and plenty of action starting at 9am. We can only take 9 teams this year, and the spots have nearly filled up. So, if you're interested in a full day of riding and fun for this cause, look for the cc350 posters, scan the code and sign up before all the spots are filled.
One Air Pod was found last week. Please come to the office to claim it with its mate and your cell phone.
Eyeglasses in a case were found outside. Please come to the office to claim them.
Another set of eyeglasses (blue/grey speckled) were left on bus #8 sometime in May. The bus department at the School Board office has them: 250-652-7343.
PEP 12 Students: Feminine Hygiene Product Drive
The Victoria Women's Transition House Society collaborates, advocates, and educates to address and prevent intimate partner violence and abuse of women and children through supportive shelter, housing, counselling and other community-based services. You can show support for this charitable organization by donating feminine hygiene products this week: pads, tampons, panty liners, feminine wipes, and money is accepted. Two final days: please drop off donations in the box by the front office all this week (June 7 to 11).
Lets see how many Claremont Spartans can donate blood in the month of June! Donors are needed daily to maintain the blood supply for trauma victims, people undergoing cancer treatment and surgical procedures. You must be 17 years or older to donate. Students/Staff make their own appointments, and there is no need to miss class time, See the posters around the school, check out blood.ca or see Ms Chapman in room 136 for more information.
Literacy & Numeracy Assessments: June 14-16
Quarter 4 Literacy and Numeracy Assessments are coming up from June 14 - June 16. For any grade 10's or 11's who are currently enrolled in Math or English and have not yet written these assessments, you can expect to write with your class. Please check in with your teacher for the exact date and time. For those needing to write and are not currently scheduled with their class, please come sign up at the office with Mrs. Martin. All assessments are written in the Learning Commons. Sample questions and extra info for both assessments can be found at https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/provincial/assessment.
There is still time to order a yearbook. $45 payment can be made to Ms Marshall in the Accounting office. If you are not sure if you have already ordered one, she can let you know that too!
Water Bottles & Water Fountains
Reminder: 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!
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) - firstname.lastname@example.org
School Bus Registration for 2021-2022
REMINDER: If you ride the school bus, have you registered for next year yet? School bus registration for next school year is now open until June 30th. To register, you will need your Student #. Registration link is on the Saanich School District website: https://www.sd63.bc.ca/programs-and-services/transportation
Girls' lacrosse scrimmage is TODAY from 3:30 - 4:45ish, on the school field.
Board Games Club
Claremont’s Board Games Club is happening again this FRIDAY at lunch in room 200.
Our International Students year-end celebration is on TUESDAY June 15th at lunch time on the lower field. We will be having Kattia’s Kitchen food truck. Place your order to Mr. Mitchell's Google Classroom message. Come see Brenda or Mr. Mitchell if you have any questions!
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 monthly allowance of $975 to offset expenses. Host families who are willing to host boys are especially needed!
Request a no-commitment consultation: https://studyinsaanich.ca/host-interest
Grad Social: June 28
Our Grad Social is coming up on MONDAY June 28! Grad Parents have organized an activity-filled morning that promises an experience with prizes, swag and free food! Part scavenger hunt, part Amazing Race, lots of fun!!!
On June 28 at 9:00am SHARP Grads meet on the lower field inside the track - make sure to wear your grad pinnie, mask and sport shoes. Superhero accessories are welcome - capes are great! There is the potential for getting wet; if you wear eyeglasses, you may prefer to wear contacts if possible.
Sign-up starts TODAY: The sign-up form is linked on both the Grad Page of the Claremont website and is on the Grad 2021 Google Classroom (you must be logged into your Google Account). Sign up with your team of up to four students. You will need to choose a team, a team captain, and at least 2 people per group will need to bring drawstring bags to collect goodies. Individuals and groups of 2 or 3 are encouraged to sign up, but could be paired up with another group to make as many groups of 4 as possible.
This event will be followed by a Food Truck lunch back at Claremont, 12:30-1:30 pm.
Grad Day: June 29
Student “Walk Through” Parade and Grad Class photo 11:00–2:30 pm
Starting June 16, Grads can sign up through your Grad 2021 Google Classroom.
Grad Car Parade. Details to follow.
Grad 2021 Ceremony Video will go live at 6:00 p.m. Details to follow.
Grad Photos from Crossing-the-Stage
The photos of grads and their families have been posted to the Grad 2021 Google Classroom. Grad students should have the classroom code to access this. If a student doesn't know the code, they can come ask in the office.
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
GRAD 2021 FUNDRAISING
You can still support the 2021 Grad class by using 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</span>
Plumbing & Pipe Fitting: Hands-On Opportunity TODAY
Are you interested in a career in Plumbing and Pipe Fitting? TODAY, the Camosun Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Trailer is here all day. If you wish to come try your hand at this interesting and lucrative trade, see Mr. Bussoli in room 217 for more information.
Apprenticeship Programs, Awards and Incentive Grants
Claremont students: Did you know that if you complete 900 hours in one of the 100 PAID Apprenticeships, you would be given a $1000 award, as were 5 of our students (boys & girls) last Friday. These students, and yourself, can also earn up to $6000 on top of your wages through Incentive Grants awarded to you during your apprenticeship.
For more information about apprenticeships and career paths in a wide range of trades, see Mr. Arsenault or Mr. Bussoli or Google:
1) Apprenticeship Grants and Incentives or
2) Trade Programs – ITABC
TEAC 105 - Sign up for next year!
If you're interested in Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, or Computer Science, consider signing up for Explorations in Technology (TEAC105) through Camosun College. This program is open to grade 10, 11 or 12 students. Seats are available for both sessions (Sept 2021 and Feb 2022), but they fill up fast! See Mr. Bussoli for more information.
SD63: List of Virtual Post-Secondary Info and Events
The Saanich School District has a Careers page that is full of good information about various training, careers information, and post-secondary opportunities. For the most current details about virtual events, make sure to visit https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ This site is updated continually. More information can also be found in the Claremont Career Centre or with Mrs. Watson in room 222.
Are you an entrepreneur in the making?
The SOAR Summer Innovation Camp is an interactive virtual program designed to immerse students in Grades 7-12 in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation through project-based learning challenges. 2021 Camp session dates: July 5-30 & Aug 3-27
Cost $400 (financial assistance is available). For more information, and to register: https://soaredu.ca/soar-summer-programs
Programs at the Upside Teen Centre (Saanich Commonwealth Place)
Check it out!! There are NEW drop-in style programs for older teens at the Upside Teen Centre. Youth can pre-register online or in person!
TUESDAY 6-8pm: Music Jam Session 101
THURSDAYS 6-8pm: Dungeons & Dragons Club
FRIDAYS 6:30 - 8:30pm: LGBTQ2IA+ Hang Out
National STEAM Summer Camp: July 19-23
National STEAM Summer Camp offers a week of fun and interactive virtual activities such as digital art, building chatbots, creative technical writing, cyber security, and more! All activities are designed to introduce students (grades 7-12) to the many opportunities in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) field. To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjnBOYpnn4tfh5tmql424IEnjEJjAIHgaCAWneAQXZnvM5CQ/viewform
For any questions, please contact: email@example.com.
Saanich Peninsula Youth Clinic
Saanich Peninsula Youth Clinic will be open all summer with the same hours through Telehealth on Thursday evenings 5:30 - 7:30pm. Meet with a doctor or mental health worker for support for physical, mental and sexual health. Call 250-656-4143, press 4, then press 5.
100% free and confidential, explicitly inclusive of all genders and sexualities!
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 9:30AM on weekdays to schedule appointments for the day.
A copy of the announcements is posted on the wall outside of the main office door.