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Tuesday June 21 News

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Tuesday June 21 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 10:25 AM


Tuesday June 21, 2022



Parent Volunteers/Drivers for Next Year

Reminder that all volunteers for School District 63 are required to complete a Criminal Record Check every three years. Sports and trips may start up quickly in September, so we encourage parents to be proactive and do this NOW, if you might be interested in driving, as the process can take a few weeks at rush time.  On the Claremont Secondary home page, under Quick Links, find the Parent Volunteers link and follow the steps.


Timetables for 2022-2023 – HomeRoom TODAY

There will be a quick HomeRoom TODAY at 3:05 for students to pick up their timetables for next year.  It is important for students to preview their timetable to ensure the right courses have been scheduled. If changes need to be made, the student should take a picture of the original schedule with their cell phone, and then write the requested changes on the reverse side of their timetable and leave it at the front officeIf a student is not able to be at Claremont this afternoon, the timetables will be available in the office for pickup for the rest of the week.


Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21

TODAY we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.  HERE is a quick trivia quiz to try with friends and family.



There are still lots of yearbooks that haven’t been picked up yet.  They are available to pick up TODAY and every day this week in the first 20 minutes of lunch in the Student Lounge.

If you are wondering if you ordered a yearbook, please check with Mr. Howat or our accountant, Belinda Waller. If you still wish to buy a yearbook, you can purchase one at the Accounting office for $45.


Work Experience Credits

Any students who think they might be working or volunteering this summer and want to receive high school credits for Work Experience, MUST REGISTER for Work Experience with Mr. Arsenault.  Come see Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre any morning to sign up.


Lost and Found Table

There is a lost & found table set up in the horseshoe hallway, and items might be added throughout the week.  Anything leftover on Thursday will be bagged up and donated to a charity.


Text Books & Library Books

All students:  reminder to please bring back all of your library books and textbooks to the Learning Commons by the end of TODAY, unless you need the book for studying for final exams.



Students, please take a few minutes to empty out your lockers TODAY.  We strongly recommend that you write down you lock combination and keep it in a safe place so you remember it for September!!


Last Week of Classes

TODAY (Copernican schedule):

Block 2: 9:00 – 11:45 (this is the final class)

Block 4: 12:30 – 3:12 (this is the final class)


Only students doing course completion or assessments to attend today.


Only students doing course completion or assessments to attend today.

FRIDAY June 24

Only students doing course completion or assessments to attend today.

MONDAY June 27

Only students doing course completion to attend today.


Only students doing course completion to attend today.


Exam Schedule

The year-end Exam Schedule is posted on the home page of the Claremont website.


Report Cards

Report cards will be handed out on two separate days, outside at the main entrance of the school.  Parents, siblings and family members are also welcome to pick them up:

WEDNESDAY June 29, 9:00-1:00 (4 hours).

THURSDAY June 30, 11:00-1:00 (2 hours)


Check Your Student Email

A reminder for students to check their school email for different notices throughout June- especially Grades 10-12!


IGS - Zero Café & Baked Goods

The Zero Café is now selling baked goods too, along with their special coffees!  Come down to the IGS room (264) for a delicious treat with your morning coffee or a nice after-lunch dessert.  See you there!   


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 .



2020 Girls' Lacrosse Students

Girls from 2020 Lacrosse….. do you remember the white UA shirts that got stuck in the States during Covid?  They are here now and some of you have not picked yours up yet.  Please pop by the SMALL gym at the beginning of lunch TODAY and pick up your white lacrosse shirt.  Email Ms.Taylor to arrange another time if you cannot pick up your shirt today.


Athletic Awards – TODAY June 21

All Claremont athletes are welcome to attend the Claremont 2022 Athletic Awards.  TODAY (TUESDAY), 4:00-6:00, in the main gym. Free to all (if you paid the $40 athletic fee) or $10 if you didn’t pay it.  Pizza, T-shirts, Draw Prizes, Ice Cream, and Awards!! 


CSI Rowing Year-End BBQ and Awards – Friday June 24

BBQ starting at 6:15pm outside the Student Lounge.

Awards starting at 7:15ish in the Ridge Theatre.

There is a $10 ticket price for all non-current CSI Rowing students that would like food. Family, friends, alumni, and future Spartans are invited as this is a celebration of our past year and a look forward to next year! Spread the word! If you don't want food, no need to buy a ticket.  Last day to RSVP for food is Friday June 17th.  $10 for food upon arrival (if not paid beforehand) for all non-CSI Rowing students.

Please fill out THIS FORM regardless (there is an option for no food).

Contact Greg Sedun via gsedun@saanichschools.ca if you have any questions.



Key Club – School Supply Drive

Claremont Key Club is hosting a School Supply Drive throughout the month of June! They will be accepting pencils, paper, duotangs, binders, markers, and more. Please bring any items to Ms. Pang's room (room 135), the front office, or the Learning Commons. All donations will go to the Compassionate Resource Warehouse for Ukrainian refugees.  Thank you for your support.



Host Families Needed

Saanich International Student Program (SISP) is actively looking for new Host Families for our International students joining us at the end of August 2022.  Make lifelong friendships, provide a student with a home away from home and share the beauty of your community!

If you are interested in this opportunity, host families are provided:

·      $975 per month per student (students must have their own bedroom)

·      Ongoing support from the SISP Homestay team

·      International students who are fully vaccinated

Sign up for a no-commitment consultation with one of our Homestay Coordinators or start your application to become a host family!  You can also contact Kristen Belusic, Claremont’s Homestay Coordinator, at <span lang="EN-US">kbelusic@saanichschools.ca</span>.


GRAD 2022

Volunteers Needed for Year-End Grad 2022 Events

Our Grad Parent Executive is looking for volunteers to assist with our year-end Grad

events on MONDAY June 27th and WEDNESDAY June 29th. Parents/guardians can sign up to assist with supervision, setup, takedown and other tasks on these days by using this LINK.


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.


Child Care Needed - July & August

A family in the Prospect Lake area is looking for a mature student to care for/nanny their 1-year-old son for 2 to 3 days per week in July & August. The toddler is very easy going and naps twice a day. The family would be happy for the student to spend lots of time outside with their son. Please see Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email cwatson@saanichschools.ca for the contact information if you are interested. They will pay a good hourly wage and include lots of perks!



CPAC Exec Nominations

Nominations for the 2022/2023 school year CPAC Executive are currently being taken. Thank you to those who have emailed with interest. If you wish to join the team, please email us at claremontpacs63@gmail.com.  AGM voting will be moved to Sept/Oct.


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.