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Daily News - May 10, 2023


Wednesday May 10, 2023



Silent Auction May 7-10

Everyone and anyone is welcome to join in on our Silent Auction to support the grad class of 2023. There is a huge assortment of wonderful prizes, and details are under the Grad 2023 section of this Chronicle. Bidding closed TONIGHT at 9pm.


NEW – Trades Exploration Program

This is the last call for involvement in our awesome Trades Exploration Program next year!  If you're interested in TEX (hands-on experience in welding, carpentry, plumbing and electrical), see Mr. Bussoli in room 217, as soon as possible, in order to set up an interview



A change purse (with money inside) was found last week.  Please come to the office to claim it.


Blood Donor Clinic – May 15

Reminder that Claremont is hosting a blood donation clinic THIS MONDAY, May 15th in the small gym.  Students must be at least 17yrs old to donate.  Take the eligibility quiz at and if you are eligible, sign up on the "GiveBlood" app.  See the posters around the school or see Ms Chapman in room 136 for more information. 


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

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.



Musical Theatre “The SpongeBob Musical”:  May 25 – June 3

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea??  The Claremont Musical Theatre program is presenting the fun and family-friendly, “The SpongeBob Musical.”  Shows run May 25-27 and May 31-June 3, 7pm nightly, plus Saturday matinees at 1pm.  Tickets are for sale ONLINE, with limited availability at the door for cash sales only. All tickets are $15 plus service charge

Link for IN-PERSON tickets:

We will also be LIVESTREAMING all performances and the link for purchasing a stream license will be provided in the near future.  Info poster HERE.



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Pizza Lunch

Change of date: For all International Students: our pizza lunch has moved to THURSDAY May 11th in the Learning Commons.


¬ GRAD 2023

Grad Fundraiser: Silent Auction May 7-10

The Silent Auction is LIVE and bidding closes at 9pm TONIGHT!  To view and bid on the items, create an Account on and then click on .

Winning Bidders will be able to pay and pick up their items this SATURDAY, MAY 13 at Claremont between 11-1. Payment for items can be made by cash, cheque or e-transfer.

Good Luck and Happy Bidding!  Note: anyone and everyone is welcome to join in on this fundraiser!!


Grad Fundraiser: Spring Flower Baskets – Pickup is May 10

Reminder that the Mother’s Day/Spring Flowers Baskets will be available for pickup TODAY between 2:45 and 3:45pm.  Please come around the back of the school to pick up your orders.  Please note: these baskets are for the families that pre-ordered (through grad or lacrosse).


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.



Job Opportunities

NEW - Starbucks @ the Broadmead shopping centre is hosting a Hiring Fair! Interviews could happen on the spot, so be ready to participate by bringing your resume and cover letter, and your great attitude!  TUESDAY May 16, 2pm - 6pm.


NEW – Lifeguards needed. Cordova Bay Elementary School is looking for student lifeguards for June field trips at Cordova Bay beaches.  Lifeguards will be paid an honorarium.  Please contact Lisa Wergeland at Cordova Bay Elementary if you think you can help!


NEW -  B&C Foods (wholesale food supplier in the Keating industrial area), is looking for summer warehouse workers. Part-time and full-time positions are available, Monday to Friday, with most shifts after 3pm.  Wages start at $18/hour.  Work can continue after the summer, to accommodate your school or post-secondary schedule.  See Mrs. Watson in room 222, or email her at for more info.


Engineering for Kids Vancouver Island is hiring Assistant and Lead Camp Instructors for their STEM Camps (for kids ages 5½ - 12). Application info HERE.


KidsKlub Summer Internship Program is hiring for their Summer Day Camp Team. For more information and to apply, go to or email: .   Application deadline: May 25.


A Claremont neighbour is looking for a student to do seasonal, part-time, light yard work.  Minimum wage for a 2-hour minimum gardening day. Preferable that you have your own vehicle to haul garden debris. Duties include dead-heading rhodos, replacing potting soil in plant pots, sweeping the house decks, etc.  See Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email her at for more information.


 Adrienne's Tea Garden (at Mattick’s) is hiring for a Cashier/Barista. They offer competitive wages, and daytime, flexible, part-time to full-time permanent employment, at their busy, year-round Restaurant, Deli, Bakery and Ice Cream Parlour!  Apply through their website: Adrienne’s Tea Garden employment or visit Adrienne's in person with your resume and cover letter.


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


Volunteer Opportunities

The 50th Operation Trackshoes is looking for Volunteer Counsellors. Event takes place June 9-11. Operation Trackshoes is a weekend-long provincial sports festival for people with developmental disabilities. It includes a full-length competitive track & field meet, events for people in wheelchairs, as well as fun and recreational events appropriate for all ages and levels of ability.  Volunteer Counsellors are matched with competitors for 2-days, 3-days, or part-time as needed, to provide support, assistance, and friendship at the event.  No experience necessary, except a sincere desire to lend a hand as you can!  Please see Mrs. Watson in room 222 as soon as possible, for more information or email her at


Science Venture is looking for volunteers entering grades 10-12 to join their summer camp team as Junior Counsellors!  This is a non-profit STEM outreach organization that offers programming to youth aged 5-18 on Vancouver Island. During July and August, summer camps are run at UVic, themed around a variety of STEM subject areas such as engineering, coding, STEAM, medical sciences, and general STEM. Students will be involved in leading games, engaging with campers, and learning about STEM.

To apply:  Deadline May 30th @ 4 pm. 

Successful JC applicants are also eligible for a $100 discount on our Leaders in Engineering and Design (LED) programs that also takes place during the summer. There are limited spots available and applications for LED close June 6th.


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. If you're not working, there are lots of ideas for looking into Volunteerism.  You can discuss ideas with Mrs. Watson and she can point out a list of possibility volunteer opportunities.



Claremont PAC AGM Meeting - May 16 @ 7pm 

Nominees are being accepted for the CPAC AGM (new school year) in May. Available roles: Secretary, Members at Large, Lead Event Planner. Voting will take place on May 16th.

If you’re interested, please email:


President- Marian Greco

Co-President- Richard Anthony 

Vice-President- Kelly Perry

Treasurer- Don Mellings

Secretary- Open Role

Co-Secretary- Jenny Eastman

COPACS Rep- Stacy Finer

CPAC Lead Event Planner- Open Role

Members at Large- Josie Pucci-Cocco, Carol Pesce

Thank-you to Exec members who supported us this year and will be leaving their roles: Bernard Tonks, Karen McKeown, Judy Sam and Christine Carrigan-Evans 


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.