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March 6

Daily News - March 6, 2023


Monday March 6, 2023



Spartan Celebration Day – TUESDAY March 7

TOMMOROW (TUESDAY) we plan to run our Spartan Celebration Day that was postponed last Tuesday due to the snow closure.  Make sure to wear RED!!

Altered Class Schedule

Block 1:   9:00 - 10:10am 

Block 2:   10:16 - 11:36am  (last 10min = load gym) 

Assembly:  11:40 - 12:15pm 

Lunch:     12:15 - 12:45pm 

Block 3:   12:45  -  1:55pm 

Block 4:     2:01  -  3:12pm 


Bake Sale Every Day This Week

Who has a sweet tooth??  A group of students are having a bake sale every day at lunch this week to fund-raise for their upcoming trip to Iceland.  Come by the student lounge TODAY to pick up a treat!!


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.


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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Golf Team – Info Meeting

For all students interested in learning about the Golf Team and tryouts:  there is an important meeting TOMORROW (TUESDAY) at the start of lunch (11:55). We are meeting in room 276 (textiles room). Golf experience is necessary.


Girls Soccer

Junior Girls Soccer: please check the PE bulletin board by the small gym regarding soccer after school.

Senior Girls Soccer: tryouts are this week on TUESDAY & THURSDAY after school until 4:30.



Robotics Club

This past weekend, Claremont's 1022R Robotics team made the finals and placed second overall on Vancouver Island out of 41 teams.  Congratulations to Maddie BAXTER, Ava LANCASTER, and Aidan CHEUNG for this second place result.        Henji OSIO also won the Judges Award for his presentation to the judges.  Congratulations to all seven teams for a very successful season.



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¬ GRAD 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.



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


Employment Opportunities

LITTLUNIVERSE Spring Break Camp is hiring Camp Leaders. The goal of the camp is to provide STEM based programs (including Lego Robotics and Science Camp) to kids ages 6-14. Camps run during Spring Break:  March 27-31 at Gordon Head Recreation Centre.  For more information and to apply, click HERE.


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.

TOMORROW (TUESDAY), 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



CPAC Meeting

The next parent meeting is March 14th @ 7pm, in-person (Learning Commons) or MS Teams. Visit the PACS site HERE or see Principal Aaron Buckham’s upcoming newsletter for details. Spring Funding budget approvals being requested.


COPACS - is seeking a Vice President next year (Sept 2023-June 2024)

The COPACS Vice Presidents support the President. In practice, this means: attending general and executive meetings; liaising with PACs and their voting delegates (i.e. you folks); liaising with education partners; supporting COPACS committees; and taking on other tasks delegated by our esteemed President. The time commitment isn't huge and can be shaped to your availability. If you would like to know more about the executive positions, please reach out to


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 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.


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.