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April 16

Daily News - April 16, 2024


Tuesday, April 16, 2024



Literacy and Numeracy Assessments – April 16 & 17

Literacy and Numeracy assessments are THIS WEEK: TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY.  All Math 10 classes (with the exception of Workplace 10) will be writing Numeracy 10, and all English 12 classes will be writing Literacy 12.

Revised Class Schedule

To properly schedule these assessments, the entire school will follow a Copernican class schedule consisting of two long blocks per day. 

TUESDAY April 16

Block 1: 9:00 – 11:45  (Lit/Num Assessments: 9:00 – 12:00)

Block 3: 12:30 – 3:12  (Lit/Num Assessments: 12:30 – 3:30)



Block 2: 9:00 – 11:45  (Lit/Num Assessments: 9:00 – 12:00)

Block 4: 12:30 – 3:12  (Lit/Num Assessments: 12:30 – 3:30)


Zero Café

Reminder that the Zero Café is open in the mornings before block 1 and at lunch in the IGS room, selling Level Ground coffee, tea, and treats. The proceeds from sales go to IGS and help pay for field trips. Thank you for supporting IGS.


Blood Donor Clinic – May 13

Claremont will be hosting a blood drive on MONDAY May 13 in the small gym, 10:00-4:45. It is open to eligible students aged 17 years or older, staff, and the public.  The sign-up for appointment times is all done through Canadian Blood Services - on the app, on the website or by phone. For questions, please see Ms. Chapman in the math wing.  Book your appointment at


New School Bus Registration Information

If you plan to ride the school bus next year, there is new information about FEES and registration.  Please see all information on the SD63 website Transportation page:  


After School Homework Club

For all students who would like extra help in academic classes, help from Education Assistants is available four days a week (MONDAY-THURSDAY) for one hour after school in room 235. All academic subjects are welcome. This is open to all students in all grades.



NEW - Music Performances – April 16 & 17

Claremont Concert Band will be performing at Dave Dunnet Theatre (Oak Bay Secondary) TODAY (April 16) at 1:45. The concert is open to the public if anyone wants to come watch; Royal Oak will be performing at 11:15.

The Claremont Choir will be performing at Gordon United Church (935 Goldstream Ave) on WEDNESDAY April 17 at 9:50am. The concert is open to the public if anyone wants to come watch.



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YCI - Crafting With a Cause

The YCI Club calls all Claremont crafters to help make things for their Fundraiser this April. All proceeds will go to the Women’s Transition House to raise sexual assault awareness. All willing, please join the YCI Club for the next few WEDNESDAYS at lunch in room 324. Please bring any crafting supplies needed.



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¬ GRAD 2024

Completed Grad Package Due April 18

If any grads missed the assembly last week, please come to the office to pick up your important grad package. Reminder that all forms and payment are due back by THIS THURSDAY April 18 to Mrs. Waller in the Accounting office.


Scholarships – Application Deadline April 30

Attention Grads: The District and Schools Scholarships Application Portal is now open.  Over $60,000 in scholarships and bursaries are available to grade 12s planning to enter post-secondary institutions.  Applications will be accepted online until April 30th.  To apply, go to the Scholarships page on the Claremont website.  Detailed information about each scholarship can be found there, as well in the District and School Scholarships Handbook.


NEW - Grad 2024 Fundraiser – 50/50 Draw

Please assist the 2024 grad class by participating in the online 50/50, which runs April 15 - May 10. Thank you for your ongoing support. The draw will be FRIDAY May 10 @ 3pm. The link is HERE to buy tickets.


Grad 2024 Fundraiser – Online Silent Auction OPEN!

This year's grads are looking forward to a dinner & dance at the brand new event space Sngequ House at the University of Victoria at the end of June. All proceeds from this auction will go to supporting the costs of this and other year-end celebrations for our 2024 graduates.

Thank you to all the amazing families and businesses who have donated to the auction. And thank you in advance for your continued support as you consider bidding on these fantastic items. Please consider sharing auction information with your friends and families.

The auction is LIVE April 11 to April 26. Here is the web address: or HERE.


Magic Wand

The Magic Wand is a non-profit organization that offers an inexpensive and eco-friendly alternative to grad outfits for any students. This is a great opportunity to borrow, rather than buy, a complete special outfit for graduation. The only cost to the student is a small fee which covers the cost of cleaning.  Please contact Elizabeth Suresus to view her selection of grad dresses, suits, tuxedos, shoes, and accessories.



Borrow Me Boutique

Borrow Me Boutique is another low-cost option to RENT grad dresses.  For more information and to browse their selection of dresses, their website is:


Message From Grad Parent Committee – Stay Informed

Grad families of 2024: if you wish to be informed of ongoing grad meetings, grad events, and grad fundraisers, please email the parent grad committee at this email to be added to the communication list:



CiCAN World of Choices Summit – May 9

Are you wondering what Career to pursue?  Sign up for the CiCan World of Choices Summit!  Through hands-on activities, students will have an opportunity to explore a variety of trades and technology career pathways, such as: Electrical, Pipe Trades, Carpentry, Computer Science, Sheet Metal, Automotive, Electronics, and Fine Furniture!  Event Outline   THURSDAY, May 9 (whole school day) at Camosun College - Lansdown Campus.  Lunch is provided!  Space is limited, so see Mr. Bussoli in the Career Centre as soon as possible to sign up.


IMAGINING UVic Math Summer Camp for Girls

Are you a girl entering Grade 11 or 12 next year, and you love MATH?  Then apply for IMAGINING UVic (Inspiring Mathematical Growth and Intuition in Girls)!  At this summer camp, you'll learn new and exciting math concepts which go beyond the BC curriculum. Participants will also have various opportunities to interact with professors and graduate students in mathematics.  Deadline to apply is April 19, in order to be considered. Successful applicants will be notified in May. See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre, or email her for more information:

Or go to the UVic website to apply:


Job Opportunity

Elk Lake Farm is Hiring for Farm Labour!  Jobs include: Weeding and taking care of the organic vegetable garden; shoveling; and picking fruit. This job suits someone who enjoys exercise in the outdoors, and is interested in learning how to grow food. 

Work can start now as well as continuing over the summer.

Flexible Hours @ $18/hour.  See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre or email her for contact info:



Next Claremont PAC Meeting - Tues, Apr 16th

All parents & guardians are welcome to join the Claremont PAC meeting TONIGHT @ 7:00pm, either in person or online.  For all those present in person at this meeting, we will be taking a quick tour/demo of our Robotics program. For those joining us online, please use the following TEAMs LINK just before 7pm.


CPAC Elections – May 21

The AGM to vote for the new CPAC Exec for the 2024/25 school year will take place on May 21st

Nominees are listed below. 

President - Richard Anthony

Vice-President - Kirsty Hooker

Treasurer - Tynke Landsmeer

Secretary - Jennifer Magnusson

COPACS Rep - Bernard Tonks

Members at large -  Kelly Perry, Jenny Eastman, Eagle Su and Reet Dangerfield


Many thanks to the parents volunteering their time with CPAC.

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.



Family Smart Parenting Events

Connecting With Our Kids When Anxiety Leads To Social Isolation – April 17

In The Know: Connect And Learn – multiple dates

I Care About You – May 7


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.