Daily News - March 9
Thursday 9, 2023
¬ GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Spartan Wear – Orders Due March 15
Spartan Wear is on sale again for Spring!! If you would like to buy a Claremont Spartan hoodie, t-shirt, long-sleeved shirt, sweat pants, or lanyard, please pick up an order form from the Accounting office or HERE. All sales are pre-order only. Deadline for orders is WEDNESDAY March 15 to Mrs. Waller in the Accounting office. The orders should arrive at the school in early April.
Spartan Element Winners for February
We are very excited to announce our February Element Winners! Congratulations to Dawson WADE from the Earth Element, Caleb DUKES from the Water Element, Audrey WANG from the Air Element, and Brandon SMITH from the Fire Element. Each of these students have gone above and beyond in a variety of ways to showcase their Spartan spirit.
Dawson is being acknowledged for demonstrating outstanding integrity and honesty. Caleb is nominated for his role in the CSI Golf Program and his infectious enthusiasm. Audrey is nominated for the work she does to support the International program, as well as her inclusivity and friendly demeanour.
Brandon is nominated for the kindness he shows others in class, as well as his involvement in the new recycling program at Claremont.
Keep up the good work students. Way to go SPARTANS!!!
Bake Sale Every Day This Week
Reminder that a group of students are having a bake sale TODAY and TOMORROW to fund-raise for their upcoming trip to Iceland. Bring your sweet tooth to the student lounge at lunch to buy a treat!!
Lost & Found
A Lost & Found table of clothing and miscellaneous items has been set up in the horseshow hallway. Please check regularly for any items that belong to you. On the last day before Spring Break, anything leftover will be bagged up and sent to a charity.
A pair of earrings in a case and several rings were found this week. They can be claimed in the office.
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.
¬ FINE ARTS
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Rugby – Girls & Boys
All Girls Rugby players: please come and pick up your player package TODAY at lunch in Mr Belvedere's room (134).
Any Boys Rugby players who have not received their player package, please also come to Mr Belvedere’s class TODAY at lunch to collect this important document.
Sr. Girls Soccer
Sr. Girls Soccer tryouts continue TODAY after school at Lochside Turf.
TODAY is the last day to sign up for the math contests in April.
Math Club meets TOMORROW (FRIDAY) at lunch in room 130.
¬ INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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¬ GRAD 2023
Grad & CSI Lacrosse Fundraiser: Hilltop Nursery Flower Baskets & Planters – Deadline April 4
The Claremont Grad 2023 committee and CSI Lacrosse Academy have teamed up to offer the Hilltop Nursery Fundraiser of beautiful flower baskets and planters. For families with a student at Claremont, orders and payment can be made through the online payment system on the District website at saanichschools.ca. For people wishing to support this fundraiser who do not have children at Claremont, please use this LINK for online ordering.
The portals for payments and orders is now available. Deadline for orders: TUESDAY April 4th at noon. Please note this fundraiser takes place over spring break so please place your orders early as to not miss the deadline for these beautiful baskets. Paper copies of the order form are available at the accounting office, if you would prefer to pay by cheque, cash or in person. For assistance with orders and payment, please contact Belinda Waller at (250) 658-6672.
Baskets and planters will be delivered directly to the school and available for pick up on WEDNESDAY, May 10th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm in the staff parking lot behind the gym. Please ensure you pick up your orders, as the school has generously donated this space for us to use and does not have capacity to store plants overnight. Thank you for supporting the grad class of 2023.
Grad Fundraiser: Purdy’s Easter Chocolates – Deadline March 20
The Grad Class or 2023 has a Purdy’s Chocolates fundraiser until March 20th. Information about chocolates is HERE. Deadline to order is March 20th. Thank you for supporting the grad class of 2023.
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
Organic Farming. If you love being outside with animals and in the garden, you may want to consider organic farming as a future career! An organic farmer in Saanich is providing an opportunity to educate students about organic composting, pruning vines and trees, low-impact irrigation systems and other areas of small farm practices. There is no set schedule, and your visits can be based on interest and your school schedule. See Mrs. Watson in room 222 for contact info and more details.
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
¬ NEWS FROM CLAREMONT PAC
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.