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February 23

Daily News - February 23, 2023


Thursday, February 23, 2023



2023-2024 Course Selection Forms

Course selection forms were handed out to our current grade 9, 10 & 11 students on Wednesday. If students were absent, they can pick up their course selection forms from the office.  We encourage families to have thoughtful conversations about course choices before making selections.  Please be sure about your choices before submitting your form.

Application Forms for the Programs of Choice (Claremont Sports Institute, Pursuit of Excellence, and Institute for Global Solutions) are available on the Claremont website on the Registration page (click on the Registration Quick Link). These application forms need to be submitted WITH the Course Selection Forms.

Applications for Programs of Choice are due back in the office by FRIDAY March 3 (attached to a Course Selection Form).


2023-2024 Course Book

The digital Course Book for the 2023-2024 school year is posted on the Claremont website on the Registration Page. Families can familiarize themselves with course offerings, specialty programs and pathways to graduation.


Best Fits of Claremont

A reminder: if you want to make it on the “Best Fits of Claremont” page in the yearbook, please come to the student lounge during lunch time TODAY to get your photo taken.


Encourage kids to READ

Come to the Learning Commons, grab a bookmark and colour them - then we'll send them to Lochside and Cordova Bay Elementary students. Choose from a variety of designs.


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.


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. 



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Girls Soccer – Tryouts Postponed

Due to bad weather and the freezing temperature, there will be NO girls soccer tryouts TODAY.  

Senior Girls Soccer tryouts are rescheduled to TUESDAY February 28th after school.

For the Junior Girls Soccer tryouts, listen for announcements next week for a new date.


Track & Field

All students interested in taking part in Track & Field this Spring, please attend a meeting TOMORROW (FRIDAY) at lunch in room 321.



New: Board Games Club

Are you looking for something fun to do at lunch time?  Come check out the new Board Games Club TODAY at lunch in room 324. We get together every THURSDAY, and board games are provided.  Everyone welcome; join us solo or bring a friend!



Mt. Washington Ski Trip

For all International Students going on the Mt. Washington ski trip in March: there is an important meeting THIS MONDAY, February 27th, at lunch in the Learning Commons.


¬ GRAD 2023

Grad Spirit Week

For all grade 12s participating in Spirit Week: come to the front of the school for an epic “Athletes and Mathletes” battle photo TODAY at 12pm during lunch.


Grad Fundraiser:  Krispy Kreme Donuts – March 4

Krispy Kreme Donuts will be on sale on SATURDAY March 4th, 11:00-3:00, at 2 locations: Royal Oak Plaza (Co-Op) and Broadmead Plaza (Canadian Tire) and we are also doing PRE-SALES.  Parents, we need your help as well with selling the donuts with the students.  More info about organizing pre-sales is HERE. Thank you for supporting the Grad Class of 2023.


Grad Fundraiser: Purdy’s Easter Chocolates

It is never too early to think about chocolate!  From now until March 20th, you can order Purdy’s treats from our fundraiser by joining our campaign and browsing the tastiest selection of Easter chocolates online. More info about chocolates is HERE.         Thank you for your continued support.


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.



Employment Opportunities

Criminal Justice Info Session – March 1

Camosun College is hosting a Criminal Justice Information Session!  There will be over 40 Community and Criminal Justice organizations attending. This informal event provides the opportunity for students to meet one on one to learn about the agencies, their roles and responsibilities, and career information.

WEDNESDAY, March 1st, 2:30-4:30, Camosun College Lansdown Campus - Wilna Thomas Building (Room 224).  For more info, please email


Island Health is hiring people aged 16-17 for part-time work, $17/hr.  As a Minor Test Shopper, you participate in conducting compliance checks for Tobacco & Vapour Prevention and Control, attempting to buy products from retailers. Go to the School District 63 Careers page for more info: HERE or see Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email her at for more info.


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



Annual District Parent Information Evening: Feb.23

The Saanich District is hosting its annual Parent Information Evening at Bayside Middle School this THURSDAY, Feb.23 from 7:00-8:30pm. CPAC will have 3 people attend.  Trustees, school and district administration will also be in attendance.  Thank you to other parents who will be attending.

Join the Indigenous Education staff in a guided session with the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada.  Important topics such as treaties and residential schools are covered in-depth, as well as the contributions of Indigenous Peoples, their oral traditions, and land-based knowledge.


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.


Upcoming Family Smart Online Events

To join a FamilySmart online event, register at:

MARCH - A Conversation for Families About Digital Wellbeing & Mental Health.

As parents, we struggle with balancing our children’s time spent in the digital world and what we consider the real world. It’s not easy to know how much time spent on technology is too much and how to set boundaries that don’t create conflict. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Kristy Goodwin, Digital Wellbeing and Productivity Researcher, Speaker, Author and Consultant to learn some practical solutions to our everyday concerns and challenges around our kids’ use of screens and their mental health.




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.