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Daily News - June 15, 2023


Thursday June 15, 2023



NEW - Cafeteria Service

As we near the end of the semester, the final days of regular cafeteria service will be TODAY and TOMORROW (FRIDAY), and the salad bar's last day is TODAY.  

Next week, cafeteria will only be open on MONDAY & TUESDAY with pizza and baked goods on both days.


NEW - Class of 2024 – Upcoming Vote for Your Pinnie Colour

Grade 11s… Grad 2024… listen up!  It's almost time to pick your Grad colour. Join the Google Classroom for updates; the code is on our Instagram or posters around the school. There will be a Grad Exec meeting THIS TUESDAY at lunch in room 200 to choose potential pinnie colours to be voted on.


Dr. Gunderson: June 16

For all Grade 11 and 12 students:  Dr. Lisa Gunderson will be back in our Claremont Theatre TOMORROW (FRIDAY) at lunch to be able to answer any further questions you might have based on her presentations on May 17th!  Feel free to drop in to ask anything you might still be curious about.  Hope to see you there!


NEW – A Few Important Year-End Dates

MONDAY June 19

Grad BBQ, 2:00-4:30 on the back field.


Athletic Awards, 4:00-6:00 in the big gym.


Copernican schedule: Block 1 all morning, Block 3 all afternoon

Literacy/Numeracy Assessments


Copernican schedule: Block 2 all morning, Block 4 all afternoon

Literacy/Numeracy Assessments

FOFA Grad, 5:00-7:00


Awards Ceremony (by invitation) 1:00-3:00



Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Trip – Winter 2024

For anyone curious about the trip being planned to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in Winter 2024, a link to trip information can be found HERE

See Mr. Gardner if you have questions or email


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

Reminder: 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.



Night of Dance: June 14 & 15

The second show of Night of dance is TONIGHT at 7pm. Tickets are on sale at lunch outside the theatre.  $10 each (or only $7 for Spartan students).



NEW – Senior Boys Basketball

For anyone interested in trying out for next year's Senior Boys Basketball team, there is an IMPORTANT meeting this MONDAY (June 19th) at the very start of lunch in the Big Gym.



No news today.



NEW - International Year-end Farewell Celebration: June 16

For all International Students: please join us for our year-end farewell celebration TOMORROW (FRIDAY) during lunch on the patio, just outside of the student lounge. If you already have a Canadian flag, bring it with you to get your friends’ signatures.


¬ GRAD 2023

NEW - Extra UVic Ceremony Tickets

There are still some grad ceremony tickets available. If you did not get your first 2 ‘extra’ tickets, now is the time to purchase them before they go to open sales on June 19th. Please call the UVic Ticket Office at 250-721-8480 to book. 

Starting MONDAY June 19th at 9:30am., there will be an open sale of the remaining tickets, $10 each. Please call the UVic Ticket Office at 250-721-8480 to book.  As before, all tickets will be booked under the grad’s name and then emailed to the student email address on file.


Volunteers Needed for Grad Events

We are needing volunteers for the following 3 Grad 2023 Events:

1. Grad BBQ:  MONDAY, June 19th @ Claremont.

2. Grad Decorations and set up TUESDAY, June 27  @ Crystal Gardens.

3. Grad Take Down...everyone's favorite--WEDNESDAY, June 28th @ Crystal Gardens.

Here are the sign-up links:


Dinner/Dance -



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.



Outward Bound Summer Expedition

Outward Bound is providing an exciting opportunity for Victoria-based youth to be part of a fully funded summer expedition!  Students gain valuable social-emotional skills through challenging and experiential outdoor adventures that build self-esteem, social-emotional skills, an understanding of their resilience, and a deep connection to nature.  See Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email her at for more info.


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:

Lawn mowing.  A resident in the neighborhood is looking for a student for mow his lawn about once a week, or as needed. He will provide the mower and any equipment.

A senior in our neighbourhood is looking for help with light yard work, 3 hours per week for $20/hour.

The Crystal Pool is hiring for their Youth Leaders in Training program!

PISE is hiring students, for part-time summer Birthday Party Leaders!

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

See Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email her at for more info about volunteer opportunities.

iCan Bike is looking for volunteers for their summer camps July 10-14 (morning or afternoon shifts are available).  Gain valuable experience working alongside youth with special needs in a fun, active environment. Camps are at Panorama Recreation Centre.

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

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. 



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.