Daily News - May 12, 2023
Friday May 12, 2023
¬ GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Thank you to the Claremont PAC
Thank you to our wonderful Claremont PAC for the amazing Taco Fiesta lunch for our staff team yesterday. The food selection was abundant and outstanding and everything was delicious. Thank you to those PAC members who were so generous with their time in organizing and preparing the buffet, and to those who so kindly donated food items and flowers. The Claremont staff feel very appreciated and we, in turn, appreciate your kindness and generosity.
Winning bidders: please see pick-up information under the Grad 2023 heading in this Chronicle.
NEW - TEAC105 Dual Credit Program - Explorations in Technology
For upcoming grade 11s and 12s: there is still time to sign up for TEAC105 - Explorations in Technology! This course explores four technologies through inquiry, problem-solving, and project-based learning: Civil Engineering, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. This is a great Dual Credit opportunity. See Mr. Bussoli as soon as possible, in room 217, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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, to set up an interview.
Blood Donor Clinic – May 15
Time is running out to book an appointment at our 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 blood.ca 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.
NEW - Lost & Found
Air Pods in a case were found yesterday. Please come to the office to claim them.
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.
¬ FINE ARTS
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: https://claremontspongebob.brownpapertickets.com/
NEW - Link for LIVESTREAM tickets: booktixlive.ca/portal/clare
Info poster HERE.
No news today.
There will be no math club meeting this week. Watch the Google Classroom for an announcement about when we will hand out awards.
¬ INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
No news today.
¬ GRAD 2023
Silent Auction Winners – Pick up Items This Saturday
Congratulations and thank you for supporting the Claremont 2023 graduates!! Winning bidders can pick up and pay for their items through e-transfer, cheque, or cash (please bring exact cash as change will be limited) THIS SATURDAY, May 13 between 11-1 at Claremont Secondary School! E-transfer can be sent on Saturday (or beforehand) to email@example.com (To help us match emails with items please add the name used on the silent auction site in the message section of the e-transfer). For alternative arrangements please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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! email@example.com
The Claremont Career Centre is an excellent place to find out about available jobs and volunteer positions. Drop by to see Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. She has information about many jobs, such as these:
B& C Foods – hiring warehouse workers.
Starbucks at Broadmead - hiring baristas.
Engineering for Kids Vancouver Island – hiring Lead & Assistant Camp Instructors.
KidsKlub Summer Camp – hiring camp leaders.
Adrienne’s Tea Garden - hiring staff for the deli, ice cream parlour and restaurant.
Local residents – hiring for light yard work.
Saanich School District – hiring summer custodial staff.
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 email@example.com
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: www.scienceventure.ca/volunteering-summer. 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.
¬ NEWS FROM CLAREMONT PAC
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
¬ 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.