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Tuesday December 7 News

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Tuesday December 7 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 10:18 AM


Tuesday December 7, 2021



Spartan Wear

Did you order Spartan Wear? Clothing orders of Spartan hoodies, sweat pants and shirts will be handed out again TODAY at lunch in the big gym.


Claremont Staff

Staff - Please check your email for some important "Kringle" information - the time frame is cutting it close but it's always a fun thing to do.


Homework Club

After school Homework Club is CANCELLED for TODAY.


Semester 1 Drop Date – Dec.17

The last date to drop a class and not have it show up on your transcript is FRIDAY Dec.17th.  Students must fill out a drop form (they are available in the counselling office or Mrs Watson’s office) and have it signed by a parent and teacher first. THEN they can then bring the signed sheet in person to Mr. Pama or Ms Giese to make the drop happen.


Toys for Teens: Dec 1-8

The 9th annual "Toys For Teens Donation Drive" continues TODAY and WEDNESDAY. Claremont donates Gift Cards for Teens in Need in our community in support of The Zone 91.3's annual Toy Drive. We are asking for $10 Gift Cards that Teens would like for: coffee shops, restaurants, retail locations, music, grocery stores, drug stores, bus passes, pre-paid credit cards, etc. Cash donations are also happily accepted.  Students are encouraged to bring their donations to their Block 1 class (or the front office if they do not have a Block 1 class). Thank you for your support of this great cause and for sharing the Spartan Spirit.


Year-Long Drama: Dec. 9-11

The Year-Long Drama production of HUMBUG HIGH will be performing THIS WEEK Dec 9-11 at 7:30pm in-person and via Livestream. This modern high-school based adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is sure to please.  Featuring the talents of our student actors and technicians, this play will put you in the spirit for Christmas!  Masks are required. Tickets are $10 at the door. Donate a non-perishable food item at the door and save $1 per item (maximum 5 items).



There are still lots of school photo packages in the office, waiting to be picked up.

Update from Lifetouch About Photos

Lifetouch is experiencing significant shipping/delivery delays due to the flooding and travel restrictions across the province.  If you are waiting for school photo packages or retake photos and want to check on your order, please phone Customer Care at 1-888-676-1647 or use the chat feature on the mylifetouch.ca website.  Hopefully the travel and delivery services will return to normal soon.  Lifetouch thanks you in advance for your understanding and patience.


Bus Cards

There are still lots of bus cards in the office, waiting to be picked up for students who are registered to ride the bus. The bus drivers expect students to show their bus cards to ride the school bus.




For all boys and girls interested in playing rugby this spring for the school teams: there will be drop-in rugby after school TODAY outside, and a meeting TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) at lunch in room 134.  Everyone interested is welcome.  Starting in the new year, there will be drop-in touch sessions on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS.  See Mr Bowd if you have any questions.



Key Club: Locker Wrapping, Dec 1-10

Key Club is doing their annual Christmas locker wrapping!   For $2, get someone’s locker wrapped with festive wrapping paper! Sales will take place TODAY and every day at lunch until THIS FRIDAY (Dec 10) in the student lounge.


YCI:  Winter Backpack Supply Drive – Until Dec.10

YCI's ‘Home is Where the Heart Is’ backpack and supply drive continues until December 10th. We are collecting non-perishable snacks, hats, gloves, socks, toiletries and backpacks for homeless youth in the Victoria area. Bins are beside the main entrance.



In Search of New Homestay Families

Are you interested in becoming a Homestay family for an International student? Saanich Schools International Student Program is looking for new host families for our International student who will be joining us in February 2022, as well as host families who would like to be available on short notice for students currently here.  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.

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

Request a no-commitment consultation: https://studyinsaanich.ca/host-interest

Apply Now: https://www.studyinsaanich.ca/apply


GRAD 2022

Winter Gala

It was wonderful to see so many of our grads at the Winter Gala last night, dressed up, having fun and celebrating with their friends.  Thank you to the staff and parents for all they did to make this such a successful event for our grads.


Grad Photos: Update from Lifetouch

Lifetouch is experiencing significant shipping/delivery delays due to the flooding and travel restrictions across the province. 

If you are waiting for proofs, and you want to view or order your photos:  log into www.mylifetouch.ca and use your student number for access. If students/parents need to check on their order, please phone Customer Care at 1-888-676-1647 or use the chat feature on the mylifetouch.ca website.  Hopefully the travel and delivery services will return to normal soon.  Lifetouch thanks you in advance for your understanding and patience.



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.



Job Opportunity

If you would like to try your hand at being a Minor Test Shopper, apply for VIHA's part-time job in Tobacco & Vapour Prevention and Control.  $17/hour, various retail locations. Students need to be 14-17 years old.  See Mrs. Watson in room 222 for more information, or email cwatson@saanichschools.ca.


Want to try your hands at Plumbing?

Are you interested in learning some basic plumbing? Thinking of a career in Plumbing or Pipe Fitting?  Want to try it out for 1/2 a day here at Claremont?  A cool and amazing opportunity is coming here!!  The Camosun Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Trailer is making its tour here on Monday Dec 13th.  If interested, (I know some of you are), come see Mr. Bussoli in Room 217 at lunch to find out more info and sign up.  Spots are filling up fast!!


Student Trainee - Construction Project Management Opportunity

Architecture49 and WSP Canada have 10 openings available for individuals of the Pauquachin, Tseycum, Tsartlip, Tsawout or Malahat First Nations who are interested in hands-on training in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, or Engineering. This program will provide you the opportunity for 40-Hours on the job training.  For more information, see Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email Eric Pettit:  Eric.Pettit@wsp.com


Thompson Rivers University: CANCELLED Presentation

Unfortunately, Thompson Rivers University had to cancel their scheduled in-person presentation on Dec.8th. Hopefully the student recruiter will be able to attend at a later date.


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.



PAC Fundraiser: Country Grocer Receipts

Here is an easy way to support your PAC year-round. Save your Country Grocer receipts and bring them to the school front office. We appreciate your participation in this fundraiser which will benefit our school community with up to $2000 in grocery gift cards.



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.