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April 26

Daily News - April 26, 2023


Wednesday April 26, 2023



ON-LINE Report Cards – April 25

Term 3 report cards are available through the SD63 on-line student portal.  Students can login and access their report cards (PDF version) via this LINK


Parent/Teacher Conferences:  April 27, 5-7pm

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held TOMORROW (THURSDAY) April 27, 5:00-7:00pm.  All conferences will be by phone.  Details for booking appointments are HERE and under “Upcoming School Events” on the Claremont Website at the bottom of the home page. Conferences fill up fast so book early.  Online bookings close on THURSDAY, April 27 at 10:00 am.  We are not able to book any appointments after the schedule closes.

Revised Class Schedule – THURSDAY April 27

Block 1    9:00-10:06

Block 2  10:12-11:18

Lunch    11:18-11:54

Block 3  11:54-1:00

Block 4    1:06-2:12


Literacy/Numeracy Assessments: April 25 & 26

Our Literacy/Numeracy Assessment sessions continue TODAY.

Revised Class Schedule – April 26

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

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)


From the Claremont PAC: Staff Appreciation Lunch – May 10 

To recognize the hard work of teachers, support staff, and admin at our awesome school, CPAC is planning a Taco Bar Staff Appreciation Luncheon on WEDNESDAY, May 10th!  Please help us celebrate our amazing Claremont staff. For more information and to sign up, please visit the following link: Staff Appreciation Potluck.

For any parent who might prefer to make a monetary donation (for food or flowers), please send an e-transfer to Judy Sam at:  If you have any questions, please contact: 


Islands Youth Parliament: April 28-30

For students interested in learning about parliamentary procedures and developing public speaking skills: Islands Youth Parliament is taking place THIS FRIDAY-SUNDAY (April 28-30) at Glenlyon Norfolk School. This is a youth-run organization with the aim of promoting youth service in our community.  For more info and to sign up: link is HERE. The deadline to apply is TOMORROW THURSDAY (April 27th) at midnight.


Food Drive: Block 1 Competition May 1-5

Let’s kick off May with a school-wide Spartan Spirit challenge!  Claremont will be having a food drive from May 1-5 in Block 1. Food donations will be collected in your block 1 classes (1 point for every 1 food item).  Classes will keep track of their points and bring their food donations to a central location. We are donating to the Mustard Seed who was recently impacted by a fire. The winning class gets a breakfast party during Block 1, bragging rights, and an Element badge for the winning TEACHER/EA!  Let’s go, Spartans!!


Blood Donor Clinic – May 15

Help save lives, Spartans. Claremont is hosting a blood donation clinic on MONDAY, May 15th in the small gym.  Students must be at least 17yrs old to donate.  Take the eligibility quiz at and if you are eligible, sign up on the "GiveBlood" app.  See the posters around the school or see Ms Chapman in room 136 for more information. 


School Bus Registration For 2023-2024

Online school bus registration for next school year is open.  To register, you will need your Student #.  Registration link is on the Saanich School District website or HERE.


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, but especially if you are struggling in Math & Science. This is open to all students in all grades.



Musical Theatre “The SpongeBob Musical”:  May 25 – June 3

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea??  Coming soon: the Claremont Musical Theatre program will be presenting the fun and family-friendly, “The SpongeBob Musical.”  Tickets are on sale now!  This musical runs from May 25-27 and May 31-June 3; shows will be 7pm nightly, plus Saturday matinees at 1pm. Running time, with intermission, will be approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Tickets will be sold ONLINE, with limited availability at the door for cash sales only. All tickets are $15 plus service charge

Link for IN-PERSON tickets:

We will also be LIVESTREAMING all performances and the link for purchasing a stream license will be provided in the near future.  Info poster HERE.



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Key Club: Childrens’ Books Donation Drive April 17-28

Final week! Reminder that the Key Club is hosting a book donation drive to support the 1000x5 childrens’ literacy program. We are collecting gently used picture books, suitable for ages infant to kindergarten. Donations will be accepted at the office until THIS FRIDAY April 28.


YCI: Bake Sale April 26-28

YCI (Youth for Change & Inclusion) will be having a bake sale this week, in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. All proceeds will go to the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre and the Women's Transition House Society. The sale takes place TODAY, THURSDAY, and FRIDAY at lunch in the student lounge. Bring your sweet tooth!



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¬ GRAD 2023

Grad Fundraiser: Spring Flower Baskets – Pickup is May 10

Reminder that the Mother’s Day/Spring Flowers Baskets will be available for pickup on WEDNESDAY, May 10th between 2:45 and 3:45pm.  Please come around the back of the school to pick up your orders.  Please note: these baskets are for the families that pre-ordered (through grad or lacrosse).


Grad Fundraiser: Oasis Nails and Spa

Oasis Nails and Spa in Oak Bay is donating $1 from every service in the month of April to the Grad Class!  So, book your pedicure and spa day in the Month of April and support our Grads at the same time.


Grad Fundraiser:  Ongoing Bottle Drive

An easy way to support the 2023 Grad Class is by donating empty bottles and beverage containers throughout the school year until June at the Bottle Depot location at Glanford/Quadra.  Account name is “Claremont Grad 2023.” Thank you for supporting the grad class of 2023.



Island Camp Ignite: July 7-9

Island Ignite Camp is happening this summer in Victoria, July 7-9th!  This FREE camp is an amazing mentorship opportunity for young women (grades 11 & 12), regardless if they are interested in a career in emergency services, or not.  The program focuses on challenging and empowering participants with team building activities and fire ground tasks, skills and drills, led by an amazing group of volunteers from across the fire-fighting service. Applications are due May 1st.  Applications are available on the website -


SD63 Hairstylist Program

Did you know School District 63 has its own Hair Salon?  You can book your haircuts, styles, and scalp massages starting on April 11, at Studio 63, where students from the SD63/VIU Hairstylist Program perform their skills and services. 250-652-5381 for appointments.  For more information, see Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email her at  Please see Mr. Bussoli if you're interested in enrolling in the Hairstylist Program. 


Summer Employment with Saanich School District

Grade 12 Students: The Saanich School District #63 will be hiring summer staff in the Custodial Department!  Full-time, union positions will be available from the end of June until end of August, with the opportunity for continuing employment.  Earn competitive wages vs. minimum wage.  You must have your own transportation, and you must be a graduate by the end of June. For more information, see Mrs. Watson in office 222, or email her at


30 Hours of Work Experience/Volunteering

30 Hours of Work Experience OR Volunteering are required for Graduation. Hours can be counted from any grade. See Mrs. Watson in room 222 to find out how to confirm your 30 hours. If you're not working, there are lots of ideas for looking into Volunteerism.  You can discuss ideas with Mrs. Watson and she can point out a list of possibility volunteer opportunities.



Claremont PAC AGM Meeting - May 16 @ 7pm

Nominees are being accepted for the CPAC AGM (new school year) in May. Available roles: Secretary, Members at Large, Lead Event Coordinator. If you’re interested, please email:


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.



“Collaborative and Proactive Solutions” Virtual Presentation – May 4

Dr. Ross Greene will speak about how Collaborative and Proactive Solutions can help us show our kids we care about them. Solving problems together creates connection and allows our children to be a part of finding solutions to what is causing their concerning behaviour. Dr. Greene’s work reminds us that things go better for everyone, when we solve problems together and that kids do well if they can.

Date: THURSDAY, May 4, 6:00pm - 8:00pm



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.