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Daily News - December 2, 2022



Toys for Teens: Dec 1-7

Our 10th annual TOYS FOR TEENS DONATION DRIVE continues TODAY and runs until December 7!! Claremont collects $10 Gift Cards for teens in need in our community. This is in support of The Zone 91.3's annual Toy Drive who give their donations to The Christmas Giving Network, an umbrella of local charities and organizations in Greater Victoria such as CFAX Santa's Anonymous, The Time Colonist Fund, St. Vincent De Paul Society and more. We will be collecting in BLOCK 3. This is a class competition (winners get a pizza party) and a school-wide Elements competition for the badge and bragging rights.

We are asking for $10 Gift Cards that Teens would like for: coffee shops, restaurants, retail locations, music, grocery stores, drug stores, bus passes, pre-paid credit cards, etc. Cash donations are also happily accepted.  Students are encouraged to bring their donations to their Block 3 class (or the front office if they do not have a Block 3 class). Every $10 = 1 point for your class/element. Thank you for your support of this great cause and for sharing the Spartan Spirit. Happy Holidays!


Student Photo Packages

If your family ordered student photos, the first batch of photo packages has arrived.  They can be picked up at the office.


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 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. 



Year-Long Drama Presents: "One Stoplight Town"

The Claremont Year-Long Drama’s presentation of "One Stoplight Town" continues TONIGHT in the Ridge Playhouse.  Shows are Dec.1,2,3 and Dec. 8,9,10 at 7:30 pm nightly.  This show is full of vibrant characters, lots of humour, and shares a heart-felt take-away message.  All tickets are $10 at the door, cash only.  Come see the talents of our cast and crew, and thank you for supporting Year-Long Drama!


Festive Music Concerts – Dec. 8 & 15

The Claremont Music Program has two festive concerts coming up in December.  Come enjoy some seasonal joy and the talents of our music students:

Concert Band, Jazz Band & Choir:

THURSDAY Dec.8 @ 6:30pm at Royal Oak Middle School Gym.

Choir Concert:

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. This is a benefit concert for SD63 Music Programs. 

*tickets $39.90, available at the door or in advance at




The rugby season will be starting soon!  All boys and girls, all ages, are welcome to sign up TODAY at lunch in Mr. Belvedere’s classroom 134. All you need to play is a mouth guard, cleats and enthusiasm.  Questions?  See Mr. Belvedere, Mr. Bowd or Mr. Slade.



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Whistler Trip

For the International Students who are going on our trip to Whistler: there is a meeting TODAY at lunch (11:48pm) in the Learning Commons.


¬ GRAD 2023

Grad Winter Gala – Dec.7

Tickets are on sale now for the Grad Winter Gala. The Gala is WEDNESDAY NIGHT Dec.7. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Accounting office.  Deadline to purchase tickets is THIS MONDAY Dec. 5 at noon.


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.



Last Minute Opportunity: Computer Science & Engineering Event – TOMORROW (Saturday Dec.3)

UVic's GoEngGirl is a day-long event aimed at girls and non-binary students in grades 6-12, for encouragement and background to enter engineering and computer science. The day will consist of a team design challenge, a pizza lunch with engineering clubs, and a parent panel talk to answer parent (and student) questions.  This will all be held on our UVic campus and will be a great chance for students to experience a day of ECS fun. The event is TOMORROW (SATURDAY Dec.3), which is a bit of a tight turn around!

GoEngGirl registration link HERE .


Job Opportunity

Babysitter needed in the Cordova Bay area for 2 boys, ages 10 and 6.  A large dog and cat live in the home as well!  Own transportation preferred.  Dates and rates to be confirmed.  See Mrs. Watson in room 222 for contact information.

Educational Planner BC is looking for students in Grades 10-12 who would like to participate in a province-wide focus group! The time commitment is 10 hours from December to the end of January.  Participants will be paid $22 an hour and can have input on how a Province-Wide Post-Secondary Website is designed!!  Deadline for applying: Dec 1st.  See Mrs. Watson in room 222 for more info.



Claremont Staff Appreciation Dessert & Tea – Dec.7

CPAC is planning a Christmas Dessert & Tea Staff Appreciation Day on WEDNESDAY, Dec 7th between 11:30 and 1:30 in the Learning Commons. We would greatly appreciate parent's assistance by contributing a dessert!  Please see this link for details and to sign up: Christmas Staff Appreciation. Thank you for your participation!  For questions, please email:


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.



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.