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Daily News - Friday May 26, 2023


Friday May 26, 2023



Course Drop Date: June 2

The final date to drop a semester 2 course, and not have it show up on your transcript, is FRIDAY June 2.  Course drop forms can be picked up in the counselling office, and must be signed by a parent before meeting with a counsellor to make the formal drop.


Lost & Found

A gold-coloured hoop earring has been found.  Please come to the office to claim it.


TEAC105 Dual Credit Program - Explorations in Technology

For upcoming grade 11s and 12s:  there is still time to sign up for TEAC105 - Explorations in Technology! This course explores four technologies through inquiry, problem-solving, and project-based learning: Civil Engineering, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. This is a great Dual Credit opportunity.  See Mr. Bussoli as soon as possible, in room 217, or email him at


School Bus Registration For 2023-2024

Online school bus registration for next school year is open.  To register, you will need your Student #.  Registration link is on the Saanich School District website or HERE.


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.



Musical Theatre “The SpongeBob Musical”:  May 25 – June 3

“SpongeBob the Musical” continues TONIGHT! Please come see this hilarious and fun musical and support the cast, crew and orchestra. In-person & livestream tickets are on sale ONLINE (the link is on the Claremont website) or see Ms Waller in the accounts office. Tickets will also be on sale for students every day at lunchtime at the Ridge Theatre box officeInfo poster HERE.



Track & Field

All track & field athletes who are attending the BC Championships must attend a meeting TODAY at lunch in room 321.


Rugby Fundraisers

BBQ May 26 and Bottle Drive May 27

Reminder of our two rugby fundraisers. 

TODAY there is a BBQ & cold treats lunch outside the student lounge.  Cash is preferred, but you can also pay in advance by card at the accounting office. 

And there is a bottle drive TOMORROW (SATURDAY) 10:00-2:00 in front of Claremont.  Thanks in advance for setting aside some bottles to help support the Senior Girls and Boys teams on their way to Provincials.



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¬ GRAD 2023

Thank You From the Grad Class of 2023

Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the following businesses and community members who helped us raised our target goals for Grad Fundraising!  We very much appreciate your support and generosity.  Please see the list of businesses and community members HERE.


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.



NEW – Coast Guard Days – June 1

If you are wondering about joining the Coast Guard, there are 10 spots left to attend the Coast Guard Days event downtown at the Huron Base, on THURSDAY, June 1, from 10:30-12:30. See Mrs. Watson in room 222 to sign up and get your Field Trip Form. Completed forms are due on TUESDAY, May 30.


The Claremont Career Centre is an excellent place to find out about available jobs and volunteer positions.  Drop by to see Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email her at for more information.  She has information about many jobs and volunteer positions, such as these:


The Crystal Pool is hiring for their Youth Leaders in Training program! The focus is on recreational leadership skills as well as public speaking, teamwork, communication and many other important life skills geared towards 14 to 18 year-olds. The program involves 1 week of leadership training at Crystal Pool in July, 4 weeks of placements in a City of Victoria summer camp from July to August, and various team building out-trips. Application FormProgram Info. Applications due June 23.

PISE is hiring students, 15 years or older, for a part-time position as a Birthday Party Leader! This is a summer position, which may continue in the Fall. Info HERE.

B& C Foods is hiring warehouse workers.

Engineering for Kids Vancouver Island is hiring Lead & Assistant Camp Instructors.

KidsKlub Summer Camp is hiring camp leaders.

Saanich School District is hiring summer custodial staff.


Volunteer Opportunities

Cordova Bay Elementary PAC is looking for volunteers for a year-end bbq and fun fair on FRIDAY June 23, 4:00-7:00. Information & sign-up HERE

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is looking for volunteers for its 15th Annual Kidney Walk BC & Yukon, downtown at Clover Point, on June 4. Volunteers are needed from 9am-2pm for many positions, including: cheerleading, attending the snack/beverage table, setting-up/taking-down the event, working the sign-in table, and others...  Here is a LINK to more info: 2023 Kidney Walk BC & Yukon

Operation Trackshoes, June 9-11 – is looking for Volunteer Counsellors.

Science Venture is looking for volunteer Jr Camp Counsellors (STEM camps).


30 Hours of Work Experience/Volunteering

30 Hours of Work Experience OR Volunteering are required for Graduation. Hours can be counted from any grade. See Mrs. Watson in room 222 to find out how to confirm your 30 hours. If you're not working, there are lots of ideas for looking into Volunteerism.  You can discuss ideas with Mrs. Watson and she can point out a list of possibility volunteer opportunities.



New CPAC Exec for 2023/24

Here is your CPAC Exec team based on the recent AGM:

Co-Presidents:  Marian Greco & Richard Anthony

Vice-President - Kelly Perry

Treasurer – Don Mellings

Secretary – Jennifer Magnusson

COPACS Rep - Stacy Finer

Grade 12 Liaison: open

Members at Large: Carol Pesce, Josie Pucci-Cocco, Brandy Dye

    (Additional parents may join in September)


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.