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March 12

Daily News - March 12, 2024


Tuesday, March 12, 2024



NEW - CommRec 11

All students in Mr Ryan’s CommRec 11 class: please catch your bus at 12:05 TODAY at the FRONT of the school for your field trip.  Again, the bus will be leaving from the FRONT of the school at 12:05.


Seniors Trip to Seattle

All Wolf Pack (Seattle trip) applicants and interested senior students: please attend a meeting TODAY at lunch in room 327.


NEW - Spring Break Trips to Europe

Reminder to those students going on the Claremont/ Stelly's Europe trip at Spring Break: please attend a meeting TODAY at 3:20 in the Learning Commons. This will be our last opportunity to meet before we leave. Please do your best to be there.


NEW - Dual Credit -TEAC 105

For all students who have signed up for TEAC 105 next year: there will be a very important meeting THIS THURSDAY, March 14, at lunch  in the Career Center.  Even if you have met with Mr. Bussoli, please attend this mandatory meeting. See you then.


Skilled Trades BC Regionals

Congratulations to all of our Skilled Trades BC Regional competitors that performed in the past couple weeks. A special congratulations goes to the following winners in their respective competitions:

Aaron SPALTEHOLZ - Electronics - Silver

Ethan JURGENEIT - Cabinet Making - Silver

Sydney NOBLE - Baking - Bronze

Gabriela TSUI - Hairstyling - Silver

Kobe SUZUKI. - Piping - Gold

Mika HOLMES - Piping - Silver

Tianna TONG - Piping -Bronze

Well done, in continuing that Spartan winning spirit


Lost & Found Table

Lost & found items are set up on tables in the horseshoe hallway near the front office. Please check to see if something is yours!  There are also some winter jackets in the office, hoping to find their owners. Any unclaimed items will be removed THIS FRIDAY morning, March 15 and donated to charity.


Spartan Wear – Orders Due March 12

TODAY is the last day to order Spartan Wear!!  If you would like to buy a Claremont Spartan hoodie, t-shirt, long-sleeved shirt, sweat pants, or lanyard, order forms and payment are due TODAY to Ms. Waller in the Accounting office.  All sales are pre-order only, and clothing will arrive at school after Spring Break.


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.



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NEW - Track & Field

Track and Field 4x100 relay practice is TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) after school for students racing in the April 3rd track meet.



Badminton practices are on TODAY and THURSDAY this week, 3:15-5pm in the big gym. If you are on the badminton team, these practices are mandatory!


NEW - CSI Swimming

The CSI swimmers competed in the Winter Provincials this past weekend with amazing results. Many of them finished in the top 8 in the Province and even swam qualifying standard times. Congratulations to all on your accomplishments.

Qualifiers for Western Championships:

Tiana PAOLETICH - 1500m freestyle, 200 Individual Medley, 400 Individual Medley.

Marlee HOURSTON - 50 freestyle.

Ruby PANDACHUCK - 50 backstroke.

Nico WEIDNER - 50 butterfly.

Tuja DREYER - 100 freestyle.

Kaiya WEAVER - 400 freestyle.

Qualifiers for Olympic Trials:

Tuja DREYER – 50/100 butterfly, 200/400 Individual Medley, Senior 200 freestyle, Junior 100/200 freestyle/200 back. Junior Nationals standard.

Kaiya WEAVER - 1500 freestyle, Senior 800 free. Junior Nationals standard.

Kai NAMBA - 50/100 breast stroke, Junior 100 breast stroke.  Junior Nationals        standard.

Lila KOROPATNISKI - 400 freestyle. Junior nationals standard.  800 freestyle. Junior Olympic trials.

Sailor NAUS - 50 freestyle - Junior Nationals standard.

Brady KORMENDY - 400 Individual Medley- Junior Nationals.



Model United Nations Club – Bake Sale March 12

The Model United Nations Club is hosting a bake sale fundraiser TODAY at lunch in the student lounge. There will be cookies, brownies, rice crispie squares, etc. Money raised will support the MUN Club's attendance at Vancouver conferences next year. Please bring your sweet tooth and a bit of change. Thank you for your support.


NEW - IBPOC Affinity Group

Reminder that the IBPOC Affinity Group is meeting TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) at lunch in room 201. All students who identify as indigenous, black, people of colour, and their allies are welcome to join.



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¬ GRAD 2024

Magic Wand

Hey Grads! The Magic Wand is a non-profit organization that offers an inexpensive and eco-friendly alternative to grad outfits for any students. This is a great opportunity to borrow, rather than buy, a complete special outfit for graduation. The only cost to the student is a small fee which covers the cost of cleaning.  Please contact Elizabeth Suresus to view her selection of grad dresses, suits, tuxedos, shoes, and accessories.




Grad 2024 Fundraiser – Call for Online Auction Items

From April 11-26, the grads of 2024 are holding an online silent auction to support the Class of 2024's dinner & dance at the end of June. All proceeds from this auction will go to supporting the costs of this celebration.  We appreciate any donation: gift card, product/service, or a financial donation. To make a donation or receive a donation letter, please email:


Grad 2024 Fundraiser – 50/50 Draw March 7-15

Help support the Class of 2024 by buying tickets to the online 50/50 fundraiser. Tickets are for sale March 7-15. The LINK to purchase tickets is: HTTPS://CLAREMONTGRADS2024.RAFFLENEXUS.COM   Poster. The draw is March 15 at 2:30pm.


Message From Grad Parent Committee – Stay Informed

Grad families of 2024: if you wish to be informed of ongoing grad meetings, grad events, and grad fundraisers, please email the parent grad committee at this email to be added to the communication list:



Job Opportunity

Work during Spring Break at The Gardens at HCP (Horticulture Centre of the Pacific)!  If you're interested in working outdoors in a camp setting with children and youth during Spring Break, then apply now!  See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre (Room 217), or email her for more info:


Job Opportunity

Portofino Bakery is offering both full-time and summer positions, with all roles starting at a minimum of $20 per hour. See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre (Room 217) or email her for more info:


Volunteer Opportunity

Remax is holding their 25th annual Easter Egg Hunt supporting BC Children's Hospital!  Volunteers are needed for hiding the eggs, helping the kids find them, crafts, face painting, cupcake decorating, and set-up/take-down.

Location: Elk/Beaver Lake Park (South Shelter, Filter bed location)

Saturday, March 30th - Volunteers are to be at the park at 8:30am - runs until the early afternoon... rain or shine!  See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre (Room 217) or email her at for more info and to sign up.


Work experience Hours

Important message for Work Experience students: if you want to log work hours over Spring Break, make sure you have met with Mr. Bussoli, and have the required paperwork! Come to the Career Centre (Room 217) for more info.



CPAC Elections – May 21

The AGM to vote for the new CPAC Exec for the 2024/25 school year will take place on May 21st.  This year we have 3 Exec members leaving with students graduating.  If you are interested, please contact:

Nominees needed:






CPAC Lead Event Planner (Winter Holidays Staff Event & Year-End Staff Appreciation)

Members at Large


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.



Support & Education for Families with Gender Diverse Children.

FamilySmart has a very informative video giving the perspective of a youth, clinicians and parents, called Supporting the Mental Health of Our Trans and Gender Diverse Children and Youth. (47 minutes long)


Tor Broughton - Transgender Youth

Constance Carrière-Prill - Parent of gender diverse children and Gender Diversity advocate.

Dr. Daniel Metzger - Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinologist at BC Children's Hospital.

Melanie Oliveira - Registered Psychologist and Co-founder of Chilliwack Trans Care Committee

Victoria Keddis - Parent of transgender youth and Manager, Facilitator with FamilySmart


YouTube video HERE.


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.