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Thursday September 24 News

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Thursday September 24 News
by Andrea Martin - Thursday, 24 September 2015, 9:33 AM

Thursday September 24, 2015

Cops 4 Cancer Fundraising
Our first House competition continues in Block 4 classes. Please donate $4 in support of Cops 4 Cancer. Fundraising will end on October 1, which is our first SPARTAN DAY!  Wear your House Colours, bracelets, and join in on the Spirit events.

Bake Sale – Cops 4 Cancer
There will be a bake sale this FRIDAY at lunch in the student lounge, to help raise funds to support Cops 4 Cancer. All yummy items will be a minimum donation of $1.  Bring your sweet tooth and come show your support for a great cause.

Pursuit of Excellence All Grades Meeting
The first Pursuit of Excellence All Grades Meeting is on MONDAY, Sept. 28th at lunch in the Learning Commons.  It is a mandatory meeting for all PEP students.

Apprenticeship in the TRADES
Any students interested in an Apprenticeship in the TRADES, see Mr. Arsenault in the Career office as soon as possible!

Claremont Reads!!
Come to the Learning Commons and answer this month's question: "What did you read over the summer?"
Enter our draw, and you could WIN!

Best Buddies
Peer Buddies only will meet on FRIDAY at lunch in room 235.  Everyone welcome.   We will be discussing leadership roles.  Please be sure to attend.   See Mrs. Stetson in room 216 for more information.

BC Transit Youth Bus Passes
If you applied for a BC Transit Youth Bus Pass, they have arrived!  Please come to the office to pick them up.

School Forms
Please remember to return all of the school forms that were handed out in House Block last week.

Spring Break 2016 – London, England
There will be a student information session for a proposed Spring Break 2016 trip to London, England at lunch in the theatre on FRIDAY.  Everyone welcome. There will also be a parent meeting at 5:30pm on FRIDAY.  See Mr. Plant for more details.

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Senior Boys Soccer
There is an important meeting for the Sr boys soccer team TODAY at the start of lunch in the main gym for 5 minutes.  

Any interested tennis players: drop by to see Mr Gardner in room 327 for details about the tennis club and team at Claremont.

Canadian Universities Event
Reminder that the field trip consent forms to attend the Canadian University Event at Stelly's are DUE TODAY!!  Please bring your parent-signed consent forms to the Career Centre!

Volunteer Opportunity
Parks Canada needs volunteers for The Garry Oak Ecosystem Restoration at Fort Rodd Hill!  Learn about Garry Oak ecosystems, build your resumé and enjoy the outdoors!  Saturdays 10am-3pm.  Pizza lunch and juice is provided.

Halloween Spooky Volunteer Opportunity – Build Your Volunteer Hours
Vancouver Island Model Engineer Society is presenting a Family Friendly Halloween Event...The Pumpkin Express! Event dates are October 23, 24, 25 from 4-9pm.  They need help with the preparation for this event (building scarecrows, decorating the forest areas the train runs through etc.) as well as volunteering during the event with supervision of craft tables, train track crossings, pumpkin carvings, haunted story walks, scavenger hunt in the grave yard and face painting.  The first opportunity to volunteer is the Scarecrow building work party on Sept. 26 & 27  12:00 pm till 4 pm at the Historical Society/ VIME grounds on Lochside Drive at Island View.  Please contact the event coordinator Diana Wigen at dianawigen@gmail.com.  Subject line should read "Pumpkin Express Volunteer."

Women In Construction
Join Women in Construction for a night of discussion next WEDNESDAY Sept 30th 6:00 - 8:30 pm with Kate Braid,  one of the first qualified women carpenters in British Columbia; the first woman to join the Vancouver local of the Carpenter's Union; the first to teach construction full-time at BCIT; and one of the first women to run her own construction company.  There is no charge for those attending this event, but registration is required at wic@vicabc.ca.  See Mrs. Rhodes in the Career Centre for more information.
2015 Imagining Possibilities Conference
"Soroptimist" (Best for Women) Presents a one-day Conference for Young Women Monday, October 26th, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Songhees Wellness Centre, 100 Admirals Rd.  There will be workshops and exhibits for young women ages 15-24.  Volunteer opportunities are also available.  Pick up an information brochures in the Career Centre!

Hair Models Needed
Saanich School District's Teaching Salon needs hair models.  On Monday, November 2nd from 8:30-1 get a FREE cut, colour and “up-do!”  Lunch will be provided.  The salon is looking for students with long hair who don't mind having layers put in.  Please contact your Career Counsellor ASAP if you are interested!

Acadia University
Interested in attending university in Eastern Canada?  Come to the student lounge this FRIDAY at lunch, to see an Acadia University enrolment advisor. There will be on-the-spot application forms available, and the application fee will be waived.

GRAD 2016
SAT's and ACT
Are you planning to write either the SAT or ACT this year as part of a university application? Not sure of the difference, or which one to write to get the best score for college admission? St. Michael's University is offering a Start-Up exam to show the difference between the two this SATURDAY, Sept. 26 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.  There is a $20 cost for the exam.  There is more info in the Career Centre.  Students can register for the exam online at: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/StMichaelsUniversitySchool#/selectSessions/945904

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