Daily News - March 1, 2023
Wednesday March 1, 2023
¬ GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
2023-2024 Course Selection Forms
Reminder to please return the course selection forms for next year’s classes by THIS FRIDAY, March 3rd. We encourage families to have thoughtful conversations about course choices before making selections. Please be sure about your choices before submitting your form. Applications for Programs of Choice are also due back in the office by FRIDAY March 3 (attached to your Course Selection Form).
2023-2024 Course Book
The digital Course Book for the 2023-2024 school year is posted on the Claremont website on the Registration Page. Families can familiarize themselves with course offerings, specialty programs and pathways to graduation.
Dual Credits Courses – Info Poster
Students interested in Dual Credit Courses, check out the info poster by the Student Lounge! Each course is outlined, with information about course topics, pre-requisites, credits gained, and more. You can also see these descriptions in the digital Course Book for 2023-24.
Encourage kids to READ
Come to the Learning Commons, grab a bookmark and colour them - then we'll send them to Lochside and Cordova Bay Elementary students. Choose from a variety of designs.
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.
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.
¬ FINE ARTS
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Track & Field
Track & Field practice is TOMORROW (THURSDAY) at 3:30 in the small gym.
All Senior and Junior Boys Rugby players: please return your player packages TODAY.
Girls Soccer – Tryouts This Week
The weather has not been on our side for girls soccer tryouts.
Senior Girls Soccer tryouts have been rescheduled to next week: TUESDAY, March 7 after school until 4:30 AND THURSDAY, March 9th after school until 4:30.
Junior Girls: stay tuned for more information this afternoon on the announcements.
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¬ INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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¬ GRAD 2023
Grad Fundraiser: Krispy Kreme Donuts – March 4
Krispy Kreme Donuts will be on sale THIS SATURDAY March 4th, 11:00-3:00, at 2 locations: Royal Oak Plaza (Co-Op) and Broadmead Plaza (Canadian Tire) and we are also doing PRE-SALES. Parents, we need your help as well with selling the donuts with the students. More info about organizing pre-sales is HERE. Thank you for supporting the Grad Class of 2023.
Grad Fundraiser: Purdy’s Easter Chocolates
It is never too early to think about chocolate! From now until March 20th, you can order Purdy’s treats from our fundraiser by joining our campaign and browsing the tastiest selection of Easter chocolates online. More info about chocolates is HERE. Thank you for your continued support.
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.
¬ CAREER CENTRE
Student Volunteer Opportunity
The volunteer team at the Saanich Peninsula Youth Health Clinic is recruiting new volunteers for their Peer Health Educator program. This is a friendly, confidential and supportive service aimed at helping patients feel more informed and ready for when they meet with the doctor at the clinic. New volunteers will participate in a weekly training commitment of 2 hours on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm. The clinic runs through the summer, so volunteers should be available throughout July and August as well. Applications due March 23. For more information see Mrs. Watson in room 222, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Criminal Justice Info Session – March 1
Camosun College is hosting a Criminal Justice Information Session TODAY. There will be over 40 Community and Criminal Justice organizations attending. This informal event provides the opportunity for students to meet one on one to learn about the agencies, their roles and responsibilities, and career information. This event is TODAY, 2:30-4:30, at Camosun College Lansdown Campus - Wilna Thomas Building (Room 224). For more info, please email email@example.com
Victoria Airport Authority is hosting a Career Fair – March 7
Find out about dynamic opportunities at the airport, from aircraft ground handlers, customer service agents, security, food and beverage, and retail service representatives.
TUESDAY, March 7, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Eagles Landing: 3rd Floor, Air Terminal Building – Victoria International Airport. Click HERE for more information about the fair and participating business partners.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
¬ NEWS FROM CLAREMONT PAC
Join the CPAC Exec Team
We are starting to look ahead to the next school year. If you’re interested in joining the CPAC Exec, please reach out to our team! A few Exec team members will be leaving this year as their grade 12 kids graduate, so we welcome new team members. During the school year, CPAC Exec holds a parent meeting once a month except for December and March. We’d like to hold the AGM this year in May.
Email us at claremontpacSD63@gmail.com if you’re interested.
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.
¬ COMMUNITY NEWS
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.