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Wednesday November 25 News

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Wednesday November 25 News
by Andrea Martin - Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 9:26 AM

Wednesday November 25, 2015

Toys 4 Teens
The 3rd annual Toys 4 Teens Donation Drive runs from now until Dec 8. Please donate $10 gift cards for Teens in Need in your Block 2 class. Winning House receives House Points and the winning class will attend the wrap-up event at Mayfair Mall on Dec. 10. Go Spartans!

Grade 9's – Movie & Popcorn Night
Calling all grade 9s.  Your first grad 2019 event has arrived!  All grade 9s are invited to an after school movie and popcorn this THURSDAY, Nov 26th, hosted by the Mentorship group in the Learning Commons.  It is early dismissal this Thursday, so you have extra time to watch the movie.  The movie selected by YOU is...... “Mazerunner.”  You bring a water bottle and we will bring the popcorn.  See you there!

Exchange Opportunity
Best Buddies is looking for caring students with good social skills to participate in an exchange with a Best Buddies group in London Ontario.  Claremont goes to Ontario for a week at the end of April, and Oakridge Secondary joins us here for a week at the end of May.  Lots of fun activities and a chance to make a real difference in the lives of students with significant handicaps.  Please see Mrs. Stetson as soon as possible in room 216.

Music Program Fundraiser – Bake Sale on Friday
Enjoy some treats at the music program bake sale this FRIDAY at lunch! All  goodies are $1 each. 

Report Cards
If you missed picking up your report card last week, they are available in the office.

IPod Drive
Forget to bring your iPod last week for the iPod drive? That's ok! You can still bring it to Mrs. Wadsworth in the Learning Commons or Ms. Pang in room 135.

Peer Tutoring
This is a reminder that there is Peer Tutoring in the Learning Commons on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS at lunch. There is also international student support as well. The tutors are happy to work with you!

London, England – Spring Break 2016
Tally Ho!  Last call for England!  The Claremont field trip to London at Spring Break is happening and it's not too late to join.  This amazing opportunity is open to Claremont students and parents and is going to be the learning and travelling experience of a lifetime!  Please see Mr. Plant or email him at cplant@sd63.bc.ca for details.  It's not too late to join, but it will be soon.

Friday Night Lights
This FRIDAY November 27th at 7:30pm, the Claremont CSI lacrosse team will be playing against Mercer Island, WA at UVic stadium field 2B. Tickets will be on sale Monday November 23rd to Friday November 27th for $2 or by donation at the gate.  All proceeds raised will go to support KidSport. Come support our lacrosse team, and enjoy music and food!

Intramural Volleyball
Intramural volleyball continues TODAY at lunch in the big gym.  All teams will be in action and players need to be changed into gym strip and ready by 12:00.

Junior B Girls Basketball
Jr B Girls Basketball practice is this THURSDAY from 2:30-3:45.

Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to the following students on being named "October Athletes of the Month."  Read more about their accomplishments in the display cases outside the main gym and PE hallway.
Sr. Boys: Zach Manns (Grade 12) Volleyball & Lacrosse
Sr Girls: Paula Figueroa (Grade 11) Rowing
Jr Boys: Trevor Copp (Grade 10) Volleyball
Jr Girl: Ashley Cathro (Grade 10) Cross Country & Volleyball

Post Secondary and Unique Opportunities Information Night
Please mark your calendars for Claremont's Post Secondary and Unique Opportunities Information Night  on THURSDAY,, December 3rd, from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Learning Commons and Student Lounge!  Representatives from UVic and Camosun College will be here as well as the Canadian College of Performing Arts, Blyth International, Latitude Global Volunteering, Canadian Armed Forces, OSEF-ASBL, CDI College and more! All interested students and parents are welcome to attend!

Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteer on an organic farm!  You will have an opportunity to learn about organic gardening and soil building, while working in the fresh air!  Jobs will include loading wheel barrows with leaf mulch for the garden, weeding, spreading wood chips around the fruit trees, and feeding the chickens and collecting eggs. Hours can fit your schedule, after school and/or weekends. You are welcome to volunteer with a friend or two at the same time. They’ll give you some fresh chard and kale to take home when you finish for the day. The farm is 1½ blocks east of Pat Bay Highway on Sayward Rd. with easy access by Bus #70x, #72 or #75.  Contact information in the Career Centre.

Free Retail Training/Course
One spot just became available at a Sidney Thrift Store!  4 Sundays, 9:30-4:00  (Dec. 6-27).  This is a certificate program that prepares you for first-time work experiences in retail and many other work environments.  You will be working alongside a busy team of staff members who are depending on you as they would any employee.  You will get training in: working a cash register and counting cash, customer service, creating displays, sorting inventory and more!  Contact information is in the Career Centre!

Job Opportunity
This is an opportunity for long term work and possible mentorship doing farm labour in Agriculture North Saanich.  This job is for a student who either grew up on a farm or has extensive experience working on a farm. Hours will be every Friday and Saturday for the next 6 to 12 months. Duties include; driving a bobcat to move soil and wood, fence repairs, cross fencing, general cleanup and prep of land for a berry farm and orchard. Must be at least 17 years old and have your N. This client is looking for a student with initiative and can make decisions. Pay will reflect your level of experience $11.00-$14.00/hour to start!  Contact info in the Career Centre!

McGill University Visit
Any students interested in learning more about Montreal's McGill University, be sure to come to the Student Lounge on FRIDAY, November 27 at lunch.

Volunteer Opportunities
Breakfast With Santa - Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney. 2 more volunteers are needed for this family event Saturday, November 28, 8:00 -11:00 am.  Serve pancakes and sausages to young and old!
Office Support - Work alongside the YEP (Youth Employment Program) Coordinator and learn about reception and filing systems at YEP and Volunteer Services.
YEP Job Fair - 3 or 4 students are needed to help design posters and invitations for the upcoming job fair.  This year's event will be on February 20th.
For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the Career Centre!

Encounters With Canada
Thinking about what to do this summer yet?  Experience Canada June 29 - July 2, 2016.  Come celebrate Canada’s birthday and experience Canada as never seen before. This unique one week session is specifically geared to new and first generation Canadians. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to broaden your cultural values with youth from across Canada. Activities include:
-VIP Canada day celebration
-Avatar Cirque du Soleil
-Visit to the Parliament, Governor Generals and the Supreme Court
-Experience various museums
-Shopping at Ottawa’s largest shopping mall
Registration fee is all-inclusive and includes: transportation, lodging, food and activites!  Visit the Career Centre for registration information! 

GRAD 2016
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Camosun College
For all International students: there will be a Camosun College representative on THURSDAY at lunch near the Learning Commons to answer any questions you may have about attending the college. Go check it out!

Winter Dance
The International Winter Dance is on December 2nd at Stellys.  You must sign up with Brenda by this Friday.

B.C. Medical Cards
B.C. Medical cards are in Brenda's office for pick up,  come by now!

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