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May 15

Daily News - May 15, 2024


Wednesday May 15, 2024



NEW - Successful Blood Drive

Thank you to all students, staff, and members of the community who donated, or attempted to donate, at our Canadian Blood Services mobile donation clinic.  In total, 82 donors attended and 45 of those were 1st time donors.  We also had a number of students making their 3rd donation, which is amazing!  67 units of blood were collected.  Canadian Blood Services was very happy with the result and have passed along their sincere thanks to all who attended and organized this event.  Many lives will be saved because of your gift of life.


Fill Buck’s Truck Food Drive

Thank you to our Spartan community for the generous donations to our food drive.  You have made a big difference for so many families. Congratulations to the Block 1 winners who collected the largest tally of items: Ms. Harris’s PE 10 boys!!!  You have won a breakfast party!


Wolfpack Trip Meeting

There is a Seattle Wolfpack Trip meeting TODAY at lunch in room 327. Travellers, please return your forms. If you are interested in this trip, come get the info.


cc350 - May 24

The Claremont cc350 is on the horizon and rider sign-ups are now open.  This year the CC350 will raise funds for the BC Sierra Club and their incredible work with eco conservation. The event is NEXT FRIDAY May 24th and will be a full day of fun & cycling for change. Grab a few friends and head to the IGS room at lunch for more info and to sign up!


New School Bus Registration Information

If you plan to ride the school bus next year, there is new information about FEES and registration.  Please see all information on the SD63 website Transportation page:  


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. This is open to all students in all grades.



Claremont Musical Theatre Presents: “Anything Goes”… May 23 - June 1

Performance dates are May 23-25 and May 29 – June 1 at 7 pm.  Additional matinees May 25th and June 1st at 1 pm.  All tickets are $17.50 in advance or $20 at the door. Purchase tickets through your SD63 online account LINK or in person at the accounting office.  For questions, please call Mrs. Waller at 250-658-5221 ext. 81572.



NEW - Claremont Girls Lacrosse Raffle

The girls’ lacrosse program is having a raffle this week. Tickets can be bought in the Student Lounge TODAY at lunch.

1st prize: a gift basket filled with $1000 in gift cards including Starbucks, Lulu Lemon, Co-op, Drive Wise, Cineplex…and many more!

2nd prize: a $200 Thrifty Foods gift card and a bonus spice rack.

$5 for 1 ticket

$10 for 3 tickets

$20 for 5 tickets

Thank you for supporting the girls. Draw date is May 17th.



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¬ GRAD 2024

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:



Moose Hide Campaign Day – May 16

The Moosehide Campaign is TOMORROW (THURSDAY) May 16th. This is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. The Campaign also supports the National Inquiry into the disproportionate numbers of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We encourage our students to wear a moosehide pin to support the cause. Pins will be available at the office for those who would like to pick one up.  More info: Moose Hide Campaign


Beading Workshop – May 15

Reminder for all of our Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis students: if you are interested in a Moose Hide Campaign beading workshop TODAY at lunch, please let Mr. Slade or Darian know ASAP.  A guest Metis artist will be here to teach us about beading.



NEW – Volunteer Opportunity

Northridge Elementary School (on Carey Rd.) is planning a Fun Fair at their school, and they need volunteers to help with face painting, and assisting with games and activities.  Event is FRIDAY May 31, 4-9pm. Shifts are 2-3 hours.  See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre for more info, or email her at


NEW – Student 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 – Job Opportunities

There are 3 separate yardwork / weeding jobs posted in the Career Centre.  See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre or email her at for more info.

  1. Weeding job near Swan Lake. $25/hour.  A community member needs help with weeding at her house near Swan Lake. No tools/equipment required. There is a possibility of more gardening work throughout the next months.
  2. Yard work. $25/hour.  A neighbour in Cordova Bay is looking for help assisting with yard work, Saturday mornings from 9 to12, from now until end of June. Good work shoes and light work gloves required. 
  3. Weeding - $20/hour.  A local neighbour is looking for one or two students to weed his yards for a few Saturdays, 4-5 hours each day (hours/days are flexible). 


Summer Job Opportunity

Final reminder: Cordova Bay United Church is looking for a young person, who can work independently as a Programs Assistant under the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs program. The position involves office administration, working with children and youth, electronic communications, and special projects. Duration of job: June 3-August 30. $19/hour, 30 hours/week. The training hours required during June might be able to be flexible. Application deadline is TODAY May 15. See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre or email her at for more info.


Health X-Ploration Day – May 28

If you are considering a career in the Health Care Industry, sign up for a field trip to Camosun College, for a Health 'X-ploration' Day! Students will explore dual credit pathways in various health programs including practical nursing, health care assistant, medical radiography, and certified medical lab assistant. TUESDAY May 28, 9:15-12:30.  See Mr. Bussoli in the Career Centre to sign up!


Island Ignite Summer Event: July 12-14

Are you interested in being a Firefighter and want to test it out? Female students going into Grades 11 and 12 are invited to join a two-day, hands-on event in Victoria, July 12-14.  Applications are being accepted now!  Visit the Career Centre for more information and to apply.



CPAC Staff Appreciation Lunch May 29

CPAC is planning a Charcuterie Staff Appreciation Luncheon on WEDNESDAY May 29th, to recognize the hard work of teachers, support staff and admin at our awesome school.  Please help us celebrate our amazing Claremont Staff and say, “Thank you for a great year!” by contributing some items for the charcuterie table or a dessert.  For more information and to sign up please visit: PERFECT CLAREMONT POTLUCK.


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

Nominees are listed below. 

President - Richard Anthony

Vice-President - Kirsty Hooker

Treasurer - Tynke Landsmeer

Secretary - Jennifer Magnusson

COPACS Rep - Bernard Tonks

Members at large -  Kelly Perry, Jenny Eastman, Eagle Su and Reet Dangerfield

Many thanks to the parents volunteering their time with CPAC.


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.



Learning Through Loss – Youth Event May 26

Learning Through Loss is hosting a free community event for students, Eat Play Influence, on Sunday May 26th - 12:00-3:30. 

Location: Fort Tectoria - 777 Fort St. 

This event is for students interested in learning more about how their positive influence can help youth in the Grief and Loss community and discover the healing powers of youth advocacy. Students who participate will receive a certificate of volunteer hours. For more information and to sign up, see Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre or email her at


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.