Daily News - December 13, 2022
¬ GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Class Schedule for FRIDAY Dec.16
The last day before winter break will have an altered class schedule:
Pancakes 9:00 - 9:40
Block 1 9:45 - 10:35
Block 2 10:40 - 11:30
LUNCH 11:30 - 12:00
Block 3 12:00 - 12:50
Block 4 12:55 - 1:45
Special Present 2:00 - 2:45
This will also be Pyjamas/Cozy Day!!!
Spartan Wear for Sale
Did you miss out on ordering Spartan Wear in the Fall? We have some leftover Spartan hoodies, sweats, and t-shirts, and it will be on sale TODAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY at lunch in the student lounge. All items are $5 off the regular price.
For all students registered in AP Biology: if you missed last weeks’ meeting, there will be an important, mandatory meeting TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) at lunchtime in Room 217 (Mr. Bussoli's Room).
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.
Lost & Found
A lost & found table is set up in the horseshoe hallway until THURSDAY. Please take a look at the many hoodies and miscellaneous items and see what belongs to you!
As well, a valuable GOLD & DIAMOND ring was found in the school. Please identify and claim at the office.
Student Photo Packages
Time is running out. If you have not picked up your photo packages, please come to the office TODAY to get them home before the holidays.
The Breakfast Club is running on TUESDAY and THURSDAY mornings (before block 1) at the Spartan Store. All students are welcome to come by for a bagel (with choice of spreads) and a juice box. Items are $.25 each.
¬ FINE ARTS
Festive Music Concert – Dec. 15
Our Claremont Choir will take part in a festive benefit concert for SD63 Music Programs THIS THURSDAY Dec.15 @ 7:30pm at Mary Winspear Centre. This concert is presented by Festive Brass and showcases the choral talents of students from Claremont, Stelly’s & Parkland.
*tickets $39.90, available at the door or in advance at marywinspear.ca
For all members of our Field Hockey team: a reminder of our PIZZA meeting TODAY at lunch in room 276. Please bring your RED/WHITE uniform with you.
Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to the following students on being named October’s “Athletes of the Month":
Sr Male: Keegan Phillips
Sr Female: Mady Eames
Jr Female: Avery Quested
Jr Male: Damien Jamal-Olander
Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to the following students on being named November’s “Athletes of the Month". You can read more about all of these students’ accomplishments in the display cases outside the gyms.
Sr Male: Zach Sagodi
Sr Female: Tina Oba
Jr Female: Cerys Evans
Jr Male: Lucas Sogai
Spirit Squad - Holiday Week
To help us get into the spirit of the upcoming holidays, we have two theme days this week:
WEDNESDAY is Ugly Sweater Day.
FRIDAY is Pyjama/Cozy Day.
¬ INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
All International students: Please come one, come all to the Winter Extravaganza TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) at lunch in the Learning Commons. Bring your lunch.
¬ GRAD 2023
Attention grads! If you are interested in applying for the Schulich or Cmolik Foundation Scholarships in the New Year, there will be an important meeting TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) at lunch in Ms. McAvoy's Room (200). For more information about these amazing opportunities, check out the scholarship website or Instagram.
Grad Fundraiser: Bottle Drive – January 8
There will be a Bottle Drive at Claremont School on SUNDAY January 8. More details to come. Heads up Grads: your help will be needed to help with delivering flyers in December and on the date of the bottle drive!!
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.
¬ CAREER CENTRE
Romeo's @ Broadmead is in urgent need of a part-time dishwasher. You earn minimum wage plus tips! Apply at the restaurant with your resume and cover letter.
A part-time babysitter for an 18-month old toddler is needed for a family in Cordova Bay. Prior babysitting experience and certification preferred. $15/hour. To apply, please contact family at 250-793-6080 or see Mrs Watson in room 222 for more information.
¬ NEWS FROM CLAREMONT PAC
From COPACS (our district-wide PAC)
Our district Parent Advisory Committee (called COPACS - Council of Parent Advisory Committees of Saanich) wants to hear from district families about speakers and resources that would be helpful to support you and your child(ren) grow and learn at school.
The COPACS Parent/Guardian Resource Committee has created this SHORT SURVEY for parents and guardians - please share with others and provide your thoughts by January 3rd. Our school PAC will hear about the results and can potentially coordinate speakers and resources with other schools.
Any questions or concerns? Please contact email@example.com.
CPAC News Subscription
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.
¬ COMMUNITY NEWS
Triple Threat Performers Present the Musical “Into the Woods”
Dec.14, 15, 16, 17
The Triple Threat Performers will be presenting the musical, "Into the Woods" at the Ridge Playhouse this week WEDNESDAY thru SATURDAY. This story incorporates classic fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Cinderella to teach us lessons about wishing. We follow the Baker and his Wife on their journey to complete the Witch's wish so that they may have a child. This musical is filled with magic, mystery, loss, beauty, and adventure! It is recommended that audience members are aged 4+. Five of our very own Claremont students are in this cast: Kate, David, Oliver, Hayden & Brendan!!
5 performances. Show times are Dec. 14, 15, 16, & 17 @ 7pm nightly, plus a Saturday Dec.17 matinee @ 2pm. Tickets can be ordered at TripleThreatPerformers.ca or HERE ahead of time, or $20 at the door. **Claremont staff & Claremont students $10 with current school photo I.D. card at the door.** Thank you for supporting community theatre.
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.