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January 11

Daily News - January 11, 2023



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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For anyone interested in curling on the Claremont team: there will be a meeting TODAY at lunch in room 312.  Everyone welcome; no experience necessary.  Please see Mr. Freeburn if you can't make the meeting.



Chess Club

Chess Club runs every day at lunch in room 327. Come by any day and ‘check’ it out. Everyone welcome.


NEW: American Sign Language Club

The ASL Club (American Sign Language) runs on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS at lunch upstairs in room 300. Come try a new language that supports inclusivity. Everyone welcome.



Pizza Lunch

For all International students: there is a pizza lunch TODAY at 11:48 in the Learning Commons.


¬ GRAD 2023

Grad Photos & Retakes – Jan 23,24,25

Online Booking for Grad Photos and Retakes is open!  Dates are: January 23, 24, & 25 at Claremont School (in the Lifetouch portable photo trailer). You can book your session at:

If you are scheduling a first-time appointment, a $30 sitting fee will be due at the time of your appointment. 

If you are scheduling an appointment for retakes, please bring your original proof package with you.  You can find the LINK and photo information on the Grad Google Classroom.

For any questions, please contact Lifetouch directly:

Here is the LINK for booking an appointment.

Here is some additional information.


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.



CUE (Canadian Universities Event – Jan.19

CUE (Canadian Universities Event) will be hosting a virtual event for students on THURSDAY January 19, 6:00-8:00pm.  The event allows students to visit with university reps from over 50 Canadian post-secondary institutions.  This event is geared towards Grade 11 and 12 students and their supporters.

Each university will have a drop-in style virtual booth where students can choose which universities they wish to visit and can ask questions about programs, admissions, scholarships, housing and more.  Registration is at


District of Saanich: Job Fair – Jan.26

The District of Saanich and the Saanich Police Department are holding a Job Fair!  Join the event and meet with hiring managers and representatives from Engineering, Parks, IT, Planning, and other departments.

Poster #1Poster #2.

THURSDAY, January 26. Drop-in from 3:00-6:00pm.  Location: WorkBC Centre, #201-3962 Borden St.


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


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,



YMCA-YWCA Y Mind Groups:

The YMCA-YWCA Y Mind Groups are a free, weekly psychoeducational support group for teens 13-18 and young adults 18-30 experiencing stress, worries and anxiety. Participants learn healthy coping skills through mindfulness and the ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) process to manage their anxiety, connect with other young people and receive support all in a safe and supportive community environment. The program is designed to provide tools and support to folks who experience mild to moderate anxiety and is funded by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions as an early intervention program. The participants get a free Y gym membership during the program.  Online registration for information/intake sessions is available HERE.   


Parent information Evening - Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

A few members of CPAC will represent Claremont at the Annual District Parent Information Evening Feb 23 (7:00 - 8:30 pm) at Bayside Middle School. All school PACs are being invited. Trustees as well as school and district administration will also be in attendance. 

This Giant Map shares the stories, perspectives, voices and history of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. It includes historic and contemporary maps and explores themes of language, demographics, economy and culture. 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.


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.



Cordova Bay Fastball

Registration is open for Cordova Bay Fastball for all levels (for Claremont students: the categories are U17 and U15, but there is also U11 and U7 for younger athletes).  Registration is free.  Registration information can be found at


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.