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June 20

Daily News - June 20, 2023


Tuesday June 20, 2023




All yearbooks have been sold!! They will be handed out this week (June 20-22), for those who purchased one.  Students can check with Mrs. Waller in the Accounting Office to be sure they have ordered one.

TODAY: due to the power outage and school closure yesterday, the grade 12s will receive their yearbooks TODAY at lunch in the big gym.

TODAY, WEDNESDAY& THURSDAY: grades 9,10,&11s can pick them up at lunch in the Student Lounge.


Timetables for 2023/24

Timetables for next school year are currently being reviewed and finalized. Preliminary timetables will be sent out to students electronically (just like the report cards) TODAY at the end of the school day. Students, check your school email after block 4 TODAY; you will use your usual school login and password.


Locker Clean-Out

ALL students in all grades: please fully clean out your locker TODAY or before the end of THURSDAY this week, and take your lock home. The custodians need them emptied for cleaning.  **Make sure to write down your lock combination so you remember it again in September.


Lost & Found Table

A lost & found table is set up in the horseshoe hallway.  Please take a look to see if any of the clothing, water bottles, and miscellaneous items belong to you. Anything leftover on THURSDAY June 24 will be donated to charity.

There is also a bin of random Air Pods and wireless ear buds in the office.  Come by to see if any of them are a match for your singles.


Cafeteria Service

TODAY is the last day for lunchtime cafeteria service of pizza and baked goods. After TODAY, the cafeteria will be closed. Everyone needs to plan ahead and bring your own lunch.


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 TODAY at lunch in room 200 to choose potential pinnie colours to be voted on.


1993 Student Photos

If any students have parents, relatives or friends who were in grade 8 in 1993 in ROMS or North Saanich Middle School, Mr. Arsenault has put up a display of student photos from a day-shadow activity, in the horseshoe hallway and in his office.


A Few Important Year-End Dates


Grad yearbooks, games and food trucks at lunch time.

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

This is the final day of regular classes.

FOFA Grad, 5:00-7:00

FRIDAY June 23

Math/Science Final Assessments

MONDAY June 26

Math/Science Final Assessments


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


Report cards will be available by email.


NEW - Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Trip – Winter 2024

The option for a price discount is extended until THIS FRIDAY, June 23rd.  The group is filling up fast!  See Mr. Gardner if you have questions or email   More trip information is  HERE


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.



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NEW DATE - Senior Boys Basketball

For anyone interested in trying out for next year's Senior Boys Basketball team, there is an IMPORTANT meeting TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) at the very start of lunch in the Big Gym.  Please note the new meeting date.



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¬ GRAD 2023

Volunteers Needed for Grad Dinner/Dance

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

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

Here are the sign-up links:

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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, including these:

The Victoria International Airport is hiring for Airport Screening Officers.

This is a great opportunity for any grads who are 18 years of age.

Lawn mowing.  A resident in the neighborhood is looking for a student for mowing 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.


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 THIS FRIDAY June 23, 4:00-7:00. Information & sign-up HERE

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.