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December 14

Daily News - December 14, 2022



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 and TOMORROW at lunch in the student lounge.  All items are $5 off the regular price.


Bio 116

For all students registered in AP Biology: if you missed last weeks’ meeting, there will be an important, mandatory meeting TODAY 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.


Breakfast Club

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. 



Festive Music Concert – Dec. 15

Our Claremont Choir will take part in a festive benefit concert for SD63 Music Programs TOMORROW NIGHT (THURSDAY) @ 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



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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:

TODAY is Ugly Sweater Day.  It is great to see so many funky, tacky, cute, creative and ugly holiday sweaters at Claremont!!

FRIDAY is Pyjama/Cozy Day.



Winter Extravaganza

All International students: Please come one, come all to the Winter Extravaganza TODAY 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 TODAY 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.



Job Opportunities

One of Claremont’s neighbours is in urgent need of a student to help with yard clean-up before Christmas. If you're interested in a day's work (around 4 hours @ $20/hr), see Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email her at for more information.

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.


Parents as Education & Career Coaches – Jan.11

Come join our virtual “Parents as Education & Career Coaches” (PECC) Workshop to learn how you can help support your student in planning for their future. The information will be especially helpful for families with students in Grades 10-12. Sessions are engaging and informative, and include a Q&A.

WEDNESDAY, January 11, 2023 6:30 - 8:00 pm on MS Teams.  Register HERE.

For more information, contact: Colleen McNamee, Lindsay Johnson,



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


CPAC News Subscription

Please register your email at this link in order to receive any news from CPAC (ie. PAC meetings, School Appreciation Events, Conferences, etc.).


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.



Triple Threat Performers Present the Musical “Into the Woods”

Dec.14, 15, 16, 17

The Triple Threat Performers present the musical, "Into the Woods" at the Ridge Playhouse this week, starting TONIGHT 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 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.