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May 17

Daily News - May 17, 2023


Wednesday May 17, 2023



NEW - Blood Donor Clinic Success!

Congratulations to all the blood donors at Monday's clinic. SD63 teamwork was on full display with staff and students from Claremont & Stelly's and staff from 4 other sites attending.  52 new donors signed up to donate and 62 units of blood were collected.   This is amazing support for those who need blood products, and lives will surely be saved as a result of your donations.  Special shout-out to Ms Chapman, who planned, coordinated and supervised the clinic with great passion.

New donors: see Ms Chapman next week for your donor number.  Spartans - keep rolling up your sleeves and donating!


NEW - Lost & Found

A cell phone was left of bus 35 this morning, and one single air pod in a black case was also found. Please come to the office to claim them.


Skills Canada BC Competition – Highlights Video

A number of Claremont students took part in the recent Skills Canada BC Provincials, demonstrating their skills in many areas in trades and technology.  HERE is a 2-minute YouTube video of some highlights.


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


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.


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 start NEXT WEEK, running 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:

Link for LIVESTREAM tickets:

Info poster HERE.



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Math Club

For all those who have written a contest or attended a math club meeting this year, please go to the Google Classroom to vote on the best day for a wrap-up pizza lunch.  Or write your vote on the bulletin board outside room 133.



Tofino Trip

For all International students who have signed up for the trip to Tofino next week: there is an important pre-trip meeting TODAY at the start of lunch in room 301.


¬ GRAD 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.



Job Opportunities

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!

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 for more information.  She has information about many jobs and volunteer positions, such as these:

Cordova Bay United Church - hiring a Summer Programs Assistant.

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.


Volunteer Opportunities

Operation Trackshoes, June 9-11 – is looking for Volunteer Counsellors.

Science Venture is looking for volunteer Jr Camp Counsellors (STEM camps).


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.



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.