Wednesday October 13, 2021
Student I.D. Cards and Photo Packages
If you missed picking up your student I.D. card and photo package last week, they can be picked up in the office. Pictures can be ordered by going online to mylifetouch.ca, with Picture Day Retake ID: QV011971QP, plus the student-specific ID and Access code that is inside the photo package.
Photo Retakes – Oct 28
If you missed getting your school photo taken at the start of September, Photo Retake Day is THURSDAY morning, Oct 28. Purchasing photos is optional, but all students in all grades need to have school photos taken for school identification purposes (grade 12’s too - even if you are having grad photos taken). If you want to replace the September photo, students must return their full photo package + Student ID card to the photographer on Photo Retake Day.
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 & THURSDAY after school 3:15-4:15 in room 235. All students in all grades are welcome.
Spartan Store Breakfast & Lunch Service
Breakfast: The Spartan Store offers breakfast treats Monday–Thursday mornings 8:30 - 8:55 serving wraps, hash browns, smoothies, muffins, coffee, and hot chocolate.
Lunch Salad Bar: The Spartan Store is open Monday–Thursday at lunch serving a make-your-own salad bar, featuring greens harvested from our very own school garden and a variety of toppings! Cash or punch card only. $5 and $10 punch cards can be purchased from the Accounting office.
Lunch at the Cafeteria
The cafeteria lunch program offers a varied menu of sandwiches, wraps, soups, noodle dishes, drinks, and sweets. Cash or punch card only. $5 and $10 punch cards can be purchased from the Accounting office.
Grad Diplomas for 2021 Grads
Parents: if you have an older child who graduated in June ‘21, their Dogwood Graduation Diplomas are available in the office for pickup. Younger siblings are welcome to pick them up.
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Spirit Club – Flannel Friday Oct.15
This FRIDAY is Flannel Friday! Wear your favourite plaid outfit to school and bring your own mug to the lounge at lunch for free hot chocolate!
Spirit Club is meeting TODAY at lunch in room 301.
Sign up this week for the Canadian Open Math Challenge on the board outside room 133. FYI this contest is used by UBC to help them make some of their scholarship decisions for next fall. For more info see Mr. Skanks or join the Math Club Google Classroom (code is on the board outside rm 133)
We NEED peer tutors!! Interested in becoming a peer tutor? Come to a meeting in the Learning Commons TODAY at NOON. See Mrs. Wadsworth or Ms. Giese for more information.
Trivia Club this week is on FRIDAY at lunch in room 322 - new players welcome!
Best Buddies is back! Best Buddies builds friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. It offers training and mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. This is an Internationally recognized leadership program. Stay tuned this week for an information session and application process details.
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Grad Portraits: October 12-22
Grads Photos start this week! Have you booked your appointment yet? Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch is bringing their portable photo studio to Claremont for a limited time: October 12 – 22. To book your appointment, please go to the LINK on the Claremont website Grad Page. Enter your province (BC), your city (Victoria) and your school (Claremont) to log in and book your appointment. Don't put this off until later, or all of the on-site appointments will be booked up and you will run out of time. Sitting fee of $25 (cash or cheque) 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).
There is lots of information about scholarships available throughout the school year. Three ways to access ongoing information include:
1) Follow @claremontscholarships on Instagram
2) Check out the Scholarships Tracker on the Claremont website.
3) See Ms Tong in room 323 with any questions.
SD63 Career Education October Newsletter
Link to Newsletter.
Parents as Education and Career Coaches – Nov.15
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 15th, 7:00-8:30 pm
This is the link for registration.
For more information about any posted jobs, see Mrs. Watson in Room 222 or email her at <b>email@example.com</b>. Job Opportunities are also always listed on our school district Career Education site: https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/
Canadian Tire is hiring 6-8 students, to gear up for Christmas! For more information and to apply, contact Sav: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parks Canada, in Coastal BC, has employment opportunities for this fall and winter for youth as Student Promotions Social Media Assistants. Duties include: writing social media content, monitoring social media trends, researching materials and gathering information to develop social media campaigns, photography and videography, assisting with the image library inventory and filing systems, and more. Students age 15 and older can apply. Applications due October 29.
Red Cedar Café is a not-for-profit community meal program, fueled by volunteers and mutual aid to provide healthy and affordable meals to seniors, people in self-isolation, and people in need. They operate out of a commercial kitchen and distribution centre. They are looking for volunteers to help with prep cooking, packaging, dishwashing, cleaning and meal delivery. They also invite donations of raw ingredients and financial contributions. If you are interested in volunteering, please email: volunteer@RedCedarCafe.ca or see Mrs Watson in room 222.
Upcoming Training Sessions at Beacon Community Services
These are great certificates to add to your skill set and resume!! Apply now; these are popular classes and they fill up fast!
Alert First Aid with CPR: Blended online/in-person. In Class: Saturday, November 6 - 12pm-4:30pm.
FoodSafe Level 1: Saturday, November 13 - 8:30am-4pm.
To register: email YEP (Youth Employment Program), at email@example.com or call 778-426-8767
For LOTS of information about Post-Secondary and other Career Education links, check out our District site: https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ Information is updated regularly.
NEW Education Assistant & Community Support Program
Are you in Grade 12? Interested in the field of Education? Saanich School District, in partnership with Vancouver Island University, is offering a NEW CAREER PROGRAM: Educational Assistant and Community Support Certificate. This is a 7-month full-time program, starting in February 2022. This is a DUAL CREDIT program sponsored by the district, so tuition is paid for! This is a fabulous opportunity! Please see Mr. Bussoli if you are interested. There are also seats for paying adults!
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Peninsula Youth Clinic
The Peninsula Youth Clinic is located at 2379 Bevan Avenue in Sidney and is open every THURSDAY from 5:30-7:30pm for help with any medical concern (physical, mental, and sexual health). Call 250-656-4143 to make an appointment with a physician or counsellor. Services are 100% free, confidential, and explicitly inclusive of all genders and sexualities!
A copy of the announcements is posted on the wall outside of the main office door.