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Wednesday December 9 News

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Wednesday December 9 News
by Andrea Martin - Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 9:19 AM

Wednesday December 9, 2015

Xmas Door Decorating Contest!
Block 3 classes, it's that time again!  Bring out your baubles, your garlands, and holly by the bunch!  Decorate your classroom doors and try to win a pizza lunch!  Door judging will take place TUESDAY, Dec. 15th after Block 3!  Pizza prizes for the Block 3 winners will be on WEDNESDAY!  There are 3 decorating categories to choose from: 1) Best Material/Product re-purposing; 2) Best traditional; and 3) Best Freestyle.  Be creative!  Be innovative!  Have fun!  Good luck block 3's, may the best doors win!!

Toys 4 Teens
Congratulations Claremont on a successful Toys for Teens donation drive.  Altogether, we donated a total of 600 gift cards worth $6000. Way to go Spartans!  The winning House was Apollo.  Mr. Quested's English 9 class donated the most gift cards;  Mr. Bussoli's class came in 2nd place, Mr. Hayes' class came in 3rd place, and an honorable mention goes to Ms Tong's Block 3 class. Thank you to everyone who contributed to making Christmas a little merrier for teens in need.

Crafty Knitters Club
The Crafty Knitters will be meeting on THURSDAY at lunch in Ms. Tong's room (room 323).  Bring your needles and yarn!   Also, if you are an experienced knitter and would like to help Claremont knit squares for a blanket, please come by and pick up some yarn.  Our goal is to knit 48 squares so that they can be pieced together and then donated to the Blankets for Canada Society.

Christmas Breakfast Club
This FRIDAY December 11th we are having a special Breakfast Club. Come to school early and enjoy a bagel and hot chocolate. Your bagel is free, while quantities last! See you then!

Peer Tutoring
A reminder there is Peer Tutoring in the Learning Commons on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS at lunch. Tutors are happy to help. Please check in at the start of lunch.

Music Fundraiser – Royals Game
Claremont's Symphonic Band is performing 'O Canada' at the Royals Game on SUNDAY, December 13      @ 3:00 pm!  Get tickets from a music student for $15 each.  See you at the game!

High School Christmas Carol
The Year-Long Drama production of “High School Christmas Carol”  continues this week from Dec 9-12 at 7:30pm at the Claremont Ridge Playhouse.  This play updates the classic Charles Dickens tale and sets in a high school where a not-so-nice Meredith (think Scrooge in high school) is acting very poorly.  However, given a chance to see what her life is really like (thanks to some visits from very unique 'ghosts') Meredith is able to see what her actions are really doing.
This play is appropriate for all ages.  Tickets are $10 at the door, but if you bring a non-perishable donation to the food bank, $1 per item will be deducted from your ticket to a maximum discount of $5.  All food will be donated to the Mustard Seed Food Bank.  Please come support the Fine Arts at Claremont!


Happy Holidays Week:  Dec 14-18
To celebrate Christmas and the holiday season, Student Government has some fun and festive events planned for Claremont!!
Monday Dec 14 is Santa Hat Day! Wear your Santa hat and come get your picture taken with Santa and his elves at lunch in the lounge.
Tuesday Dec 15 is the Lip Sync Battle (Christmas Edition). Come and watch your peers sing their hearts out at lunch in the theatre!
Wednesday Dec 16 is White-Out Wednesday!  Channel your inner snowflake by wearing all white.  In addition, there will be a Whip-Cream Santa Beard Competition in the lounge at lunch.
Thursday Dec 17 wear your ugliest Christmas sweater, and join us in the theatre at lunch to watch the animated version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!

Lacrosse - Congratulations to the Jr and Sr lacrosse programs.  This past weekend, each team went undefeated thru 6 games each for the weekend.  The Sr team achieved a three-peat capturing their 3rd title in a row, while the Jr team achieved the repeat capturing #2.
Jr Girls BBall - More congrats to the Jr girls.  They had a great opening tournament last weekend, getting to the final of tourney before losing by only 3 to top ranked Lord Byng.  Last night they opened their league schedule with a big opening win over Belmont.
Sr Girls BBall - strong game last Fri beating Harry Ainlay from Edmonton and a big 101-35 league opening win over Belmont Tues night. Led by Calli McMillan's 30 points.
Sr and Jr Boys BBall begin their seasons this week as well as having tournies this weekend up island.

Volunteer Opportunities
Shaw Discovery Centre is looking for Oceaneer Interpreters to connect with visitors ans share conservation messages.  The Centre will provide the training you need!
Fernwood NRG seeks a seniors' lunch assistant at the Fernwood Community Centre - catering, holding conversations and doing dishes.  The Centre is a vibrant and inclusive place where you will meet many great people!  Having a Food Safe Certificate is an asset!
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary seeks a volunteer to be part of the Sanctuary's 40th Anniversary website project.  You would help build, develop and maintain Swan Lake’s website. Familiarity with WordPress is an asset.
Victoria's Women In Need (WIN), is looking for volunteers to assist in their housewares production warehouse and donation centre, to sort and prepare housewares for the resale shops. WIN provides training and the role provides valuable work experience and fun.
For contact info on these and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the Career Centre!

GRAD 2016
Victoria Royals Game
Be sure to buy your tickets for the Royal's game SATURDAY December 12th. This is a fundraiser for grad 2016.  Be sure to support your grads and come out for some fun.  It's also the Teddy Bear toss. Hope to see you there @ 7pm!

Reminder to Grads - Organ Donor Forms
Hey Grads - Just a reminder to turn in any completed organ donor registration forms to the front office.  We are trying to document what a huge difference your grad class is making!  Remember to keep the hashtags trending #DavidImADonor #ClaremontDonor.  Keep up the good work!

Grad Transitions
Keep those Grad Transitions coming in!!  Still lots more out there!!! This is a graduation requirement so don't put it off!  Complete your forms, and interview, and hand it all in to the Career Centre, then you're done!!! 

Applications for Travelling
Students going home for the break or travelling overnight  MUST complete an Overnight Travel application.  Brenda MUST have it by TODAY.  Please read the International board outside Brenda's office for her travel information.

Check Brenda's board every day for news.