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Thursday May 12 News

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Thursday May 12 News
by Andrea Martin - Thursday, 12 May 2022, 10:56 AM


Thursday May 12, 2022



Moose Hide Campaign Day - May 12

TODAY is Moose Hide Campaign Day. The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. The inspiration for the campaign came to co-founders Paul Lacerte and his daughter Raven in 2011 during a moose hunt on their traditional Carrier territory along the Highway of Tears in Northern BC – where so many women have gone missing or been murdered.

Over the years, the Moose Hide Campaign has grown into a National campaign to engage all Canadians across the country.  People of all ages, genders and cultural backgrounds are invited to participate in the Moose Hide Campaign. Since the Campaign began, thousands of Moose Hide Campaign events, ceremonies and gathering have taken place and over 2.5 million squares of moose hide have been distributed and worn.  At Claremont, we embrace the messages of reconciliation and of honour, respect and protection for all women and children.  Watch for moose hide badges being handed out this week at lunch in the student lounge.  For more information: https://moosehidecampaign.ca/


Claremont Blood Drive

Thank you to Ava M, Dylan S, Kat W, Kiefer W and Sanny G for giving the gift of life by donating blood.  Lots of appointments are still available.  See Ms Chapman for more information.


Spring Music Cafe – June 9

For all musical students: Claremont’s Spring Music Café will be THURSDAY June 9th in the Learning Commons. More details to follow. If you are interested in performing as an individual or ensemble, please connect with Mrs. English by May 30th:  jenglish@saanichschools.ca or find her in the music room at lunch.


Final Lunchtime Yoga TODAY

TODAY is our last day for lunchtime yoga. Students and staff are invited to join in 20 minutes of relaxation/yoga from 12:00-12:20 in room 322.  Come by for an opportunity to slow down and relax!


Lost & Found

A dainty necklace was found in Mr. Ewan’s classroom on Tuesday.  Please come to the office to claim it.


IGS - Zero Café

The Zero Café is open in the IGS Room 264 before school and at lunch every day of the week. Americanos, Lattes, Cappuccinos, we’ve got them! Get all of your delicious coffee drinks at a fraction of the price that you pay at the big coffee shops.


School Bus Registration for 2022-2023

Registration is now open for students to ride the school bus for the next 2022-2023 school year.  Students must be registered with SD63 Transportation Department and hold a current year bus pass in order to ride on the bus.  Registration is on-line, and you will need the following information when registering: Student Name, School, Grade, Student Number.  Here is the LINK for registration, and it will close June 15, 2022


Antigen Tests for Students

Reminder to students that if you didn’t pick up your box of 5 antigen tests yet, they are available in the office. Students are allowed to receive one box each.


Absences and Illness

A reminder that parents/guardians notify the school office every day that a student will be absent from school. PLEASE indicate if the reason for absence is for illness; the Ministry of Education requires that schools specifically track how many student absences are due to illness. Please notify either the Attendance email: claremont_attendance@saanichschools.ca or by phone message: 250-658-6666.  Please perform BC’s K-12 daily health check before arriving at school by clicking HERE .



Track & Field

Outstanding day at the track yesterday!! Everyone had excellent performances at the Lower Island Championships. A few to highlight are:

George DERVISHI: 1st place in the 1500m race walk.

Massimo MUNRO: 1st place in the 400m.

Mady EAMES: 1st place in the 800m.

Relay teams were fantastic and so were all students taking part in field events.

The Junior Team athletes came 3rd overall out of 19 teams. Well done Spartans!!



Trivia Club: Trivia Tournament

Do you love trivia?  Sign up a team of 4 to compete in Claremont's 2nd annual Trivia Tournament.  Teams will face off during lunch break.  The winning team will win prizes!  https://bit.ly/3PeIdmI



International “Tropical” Dance – June 8

For all of our International Students: there is a dance coming up for our SISP students from all 3 Saanich Secondary Schools on WEDNESDAY June 8, 5:30-8:00pm. Location is at Stelly's Secondary School (Multi-Purpose Room).  The theme is “Tropical”. 

​Please RSVP by May 25. Link is in the google classroom.


GRAD 2022

Grad Gowns

Grads, please pick up your Gown at the front office. We have some extras for sale; please see Ms Waller in the accounts office. $25 first come first serve.


Silent Auction Winners – Pickup Items TODAY

For the winners of the auction… please send your e-transfer to this email address:  claremontdrygrad2022@gmail.com
password: claremont (no caps)
If you prefer, exact cash or cheque is acceptable when you pick up your
Pick-up is TODAY (THURSDAY), 3-5:30pm in the Student Parking Lot. Thank you from Claremont Grad Parent Planning Committee


Grad 2022 Fundraiser: Pizza - May 13

Please come support your graduates by purchasing hot delicious Domino’s Pizza TOMORROW (FRIDAY) in the cafeteria during lunch. Pizza is now only $2.50 a slice or buy a box and share with your friends! There will also be pop and chips available. All proceeds to help make for a memorable send off for these deserving students. Thanks for your support!!

Cash or Debit card only please. No punch cards, as this is a fundraiser.


Grad Outdoor Movie – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, the grad outdoor movie is CANCELLED. Students who purchased tickets can see our Accountant, Belinda Waller, for a refund of their $5.


UVic: Registration 101 - May 13

Registration 101 presentations are for new undergraduate students coming to UVic in September. Join us to learn everything you need to know about becoming a UVic student, including: meeting the academic requirements stated in your offer of admission, planning which courses you'll take in your first year, and seeing how course registration works at UVic.

Presentation is THIS FRIDAY, May 13 at lunch time (11:45-12:30) in room 215.  If students are not able to attend the in-person session on May 13, they can register for one of the virtual options. There may be a few students who are still awaiting a decision. They are welcome to attend as well. See Mrs Watson in room 222 with any questions.


Extra Grad Ceremony Tickets

We have been receiving questions about how grads can receive extra tickets for the graduation ceremony. We understand that many grads hope to include other family members in the audience for this special event. This is the current status of tickets:

Once we know for certain how many students are attending the grad ceremony and they have all had a chance to receive their first two tickets, we will know how many tickets are still available.  Once we know the available number, we will put together a plan to make them available in the fairest way for families.  We anticipate that we will announce this information and the process to get more tickets through the Grad Page and the Daily Chronicle around the end of May; please note that this information will come from Claremont staff, not from UVic.  Extra tickets will be at a cost of $10 per ticket. A wait list will not be taken.

Also good to know is that the ceremony will be live-streamed for relatives far and wide to view; as well, there will be tv monitors in the UVic Centre foyer if people wish to be close by the activities.


Grad Parent Planning Committee

For all parents/guardians of the Grads of 2022: to stay in the loop with the Claremont Grad Parent Planning Committee 2022 and the plans for graduation, please join our Parent Facebook Group: Claremont Dry Grad 2022



For LOTS of information about Post-Secondary and other Career Education links, check out our District site: https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/    Info is updated regularly.


Volunteer Opportunity

The Victoria Senior A Shamrocks are looking for volunteers to be apart of their team for the 2022 lacrosse season.  The Shamrocks play out of the Q Centre Arena and have 9 home games running from May 27 to July 29, with the possibility of playoffs in August.  They are looking for volunteers for the following positions:

Fan Ambassadors - helping out fans find where they should park, where they're going, and how to get there!

Fan Experience Agents - selling tickets, guest services, merchandise booth, 50/50 tickets, frisbees, and other concourse activations.

Promotions Team - working on the floor between periods to execute promotions like the Frisbee toss, t-shirt toss, and more.

Fan Engagement Team - working with the mascot, getting the crowd fired up, assisting with promotions and activations.

Community Events - get out in the community with Rocky to meet fans at various local events.

Deadline to apply: Friday May 20

Here is the Volunteer Application Form.  Send completed application to cathy@victoriashamrocks.com


Camp Ignite: August 4-7

Camp Ignite is taking place this year on August 4-7 in Vancouver, BC. This camp educates and inspires young women (Grade 11 or 12) to learn more about the many aspects and specialties that in firefighting, such as auto extrication, hazmat operations, technical rope rescue operations and the various tools and skills needed to be successful in the fire service. Each young woman also learns about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork.  More information about the camp can be found online at www.campignite.com.

If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, email Mrs. Watson, or see her in room 222. The deadline for applications is May 24.



Unclaimed Plates & Dishes from Staff Appreciation Luncheon

We still have a few parents' plates and dishes left over from the Staff appreciation luncheon.  If these dishes belong in your home, please have your student come pick them up from our Accountant, Belinda Waller.


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.



2SLGBTQ2IA+ Drop-in Social Group

There is a new 2SLGBTQ2IA+ drop-in social group at The Upside Youth Centre.  MONDAYS from 3:30 – 5:30pmThis is a safe space to be yourself and connect with a youth leader and peers. Play games, make crafts, spend time outside and connect with our staff. Youth in Grade 6 - 12 are welcome! Sign up HERE.


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.