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Daily News - Friday March 1, 2024


Friday, March 1, 2024



NEW - Theme Day – March 8

Our next school-wide theme day is on FRIDAY March 8: Dress Like a Teacher Day (and for staff: Dress Like a Student Day).  There will be an Elements competition for the best match. Have fun with this one and get creative!


Spartan Wear

Spartan Wear is on sale now!!  If you would like to buy a Claremont Spartan hoodie,     t-shirt, long-sleeved shirt, sweat pants, or lanyard, please pick up an order form at the Accounting office.  Orders and payments are due to Ms. Waller in the Accounting office by TUESDAY, March 12th.  All sales are pre-order only, and clothing will arrive at school after Spring Break.


PEP 11 Initiative – Awareness Day for Breast Cancer – March 6

A few PEP 11 students are planning a school-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Day on WEDNESDAY March 6th. Anyone who wears pink on March 6 can go to the lounge at lunch and receive candy and be entered into a draw for a chance to win a gift card!


2024-2025 Course Selection Forms

Reminder that completed course selection forms for next year are due back in the office TODAY.

Application Forms for Programs of Choice (Claremont Sports Institute) and Specialty Programs (Pursuit of Excellence, Institute for Global Solutions, Pursuit of Excellence, Linear Dance and Basketball Performance) are also due TODAY (attached to a Course Selection Form).


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.



No news today.



Girls Soccer

For all girls soccer players: the next team tryouts are on TUESDAY March 5th after school. See Ms Yager with any questions.



Key Club

For all Key Club members: reminder that we have a meeting TODAY.


Math Club

A lecturer from the University of Waterloo will be coming to Claremont to run a problem-solving workshop on MONDAY March 11th, in block 3.  Everyone is welcome, but please sign up on the list outside room 133 or see Mr. Skanks for details.


Also, the deadline to sign up for the Euclid, Fryer, Galois (GAL-wah) and Hypatia (hi-PAY-sha) contests is next week.  Sign-up sheets are also on the bulletin board outside 133


Best Buddies

Best Buddies is starting up again! Best Buddies helps to create friendships between individuals with or without intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our goal is to promote inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. We are looking for kind students who have an interest in spending each MONDAY at lunch having fun, gaining volunteer hours, and making memories. Contact Ms. Gordon-Cooper in room 320 before the end of this week if you would like to participate.



NEW – Application Deadline for Spring Break

Reminder for all International Program students: if you are traveling during Spring Break (March 16-April 2) you MUST have your travel applications in to the SISP office before:

TODAY (March 1st) for overnight trips

FRIDAY March 8th (for day trips)


¬ GRAD 2024

NEW - Message From Grad Parent Committee – Stay Informed

Grad families of 2024: if you wish to be informed of ongoing grad meetings, grad events, and grad fundraisers, please email the parent grad committee at this email to be added to the communication list:


Grad Fundraiser – Victoria Royals Tickets (March 15 Game)

Help support the 2024 grads with purchasing tickets to the Victoria Royals game on March 15 vs. Prince George (at the Save On Foods Arena). Tickets are $20 each. Please contact Miki Speirs at or Paige Mashford at to get your tickets.



Volunteer Opportunity

Remax is holding their 25th annual Easter Egg Hunt supporting BC Children's Hospital!  Volunteers are needed for hiding the eggs, helping the kids find them, crafts, face painting, cupcake decorating, and set-up/take-down.

Location: Elk/Beaver Lake Park (South Shelter, Filter bed location)

Saturday, March 30th - Volunteers are to be at the park at 8:30am - runs until the early afternoon... rain or shine!  See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre (Room 217) or email her at for more info and to sign up.


Work experience Hours

Important message for Work Experience students: if you want to log work hours over Spring Break, make sure you have met with Mr. Bussoli, and have the required paperwork! Come to the Career Centre (Room 217) for more info.



Planning for New PAC Exec

As we plan ahead - the AGM to vote for the new CPAC Exec for the 2024/25 school year will take place in May. This year we have 3 Exec members leaving with students in grade 12 graduating. We have begun our recruitment early!


See the link below for the CPAC Constitution which details high-level the different roles. Please reach out to if you’re interested. The team is open to discussing any details to help fulfill these roles. Please note that the time commitment is significantly less vs. Elementary or Middle School PACS, which will help with parent busy schedules.


Nominees needed:

President/2 Co-Presidents


Treasurer - key role we need to recruit



CPAC Lead Event Planner (Winter Holidays Staff Event & End of Year Staff Appreciation) with additional support from parent volunteers

Members at Large

All roles are open, as some existing Exec members may consider other roles/or become Members at Large.


We look forward to hearing from you! Please share with any parents in your network with new students entering Gr. 9 at Claremont.


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.



Support & Education for Families with Gender Diverse Children.

FamilySmart has a very informative video giving the perspective of a youth, clinicians and parents, called Supporting the Mental Health of Our Trans and Gender Diverse Children and Youth. (47 minutes long)


Tor Broughton - Transgender Youth

Constance Carrière-Prill - Parent of gender diverse children and Gender Diversity advocate.

Dr. Daniel Metzger - Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinologist at BC Children's Hospital.

Melanie Oliveira - Registered Psychologist and Co-founder of Chilliwack Trans Care Committee

Victoria Keddis - Parent of transgender youth and Manager, Facilitator with FamilySmart


YouTube video HERE.


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.