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Daily News - May 2, 2024


Thursday May 2, 2024


Food Drive May 6-10

FILL BUCK'S TRUCK Food drive is happening all NEXT WEEK: May 6-10 in Block 1 classes. Please donate to the Mustard Seed; bring canned food and personal hygiene products in your Block 1 class. Cash is also accepted. The winning class with the most donations gets a Breakfast party!


Blood Donor Clinic – May 13

Claremont, are you ready to roll up your sleeves?? Claremont will be hosting a blood drive on MONDAY May 13 in the small gym, 10:00-4:45. It is open to eligible students aged 17 years or older, staff, and the public.  The sign-up for appointment times is all done through Canadian Blood Services - on the app, on the website or by phone. For questions, please see Ms. Chapman in the math wing.  Book your appointment at


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.


Studio 63 Hair Salon

Saanich School District's Studio 63 Hair Salon, is now open!  See HERE for poster.  Book your appointment with one of the awesome Hair Program students, for a haircut or style. Prices start at only $8!  The teaching salon is at 1649 Mt Newton X Road.  Call 250-652-5381 to book.  For more information about the program, come to the Career Centre (Room 217), or email Mrs. Watson at 



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.



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YCI : Craft Fair May 1 & 2

The YCI Club’s craft fair continues TODAY at lunch in the Student Lounge.  You will find bracelets, pins, keychains, and more for sale!  All proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Transition House.  Thank you for your support.



Homestay Open House Information Night – May 2

The Saanich International Student Program (SISP) is looking for new host families interested in welcoming an international student arriving in September to their family. Being a host family for SISP means:

  • Welcoming an international student for 4, 5 or 10 months;
  • Providing a private room, three meals a day plus snacks, and inclusion in family life;
  • Receiving $1,200 per student per month as reimbursement for the cost associated with hosting a teenager;
  • Living in the Claremont, Parkland or Stelly's catchment areas.

To learn more, you are invited to attend our Homestay Open House information session TONIGHT, 5:00-7:00pm, at Claremont in the Ridge Theatre. This will be an informal session where you can drop in anytime between 5-7pm with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.  


¬ GRAD 2024

Grad 2024 Fundraiser – 50/50 Draw

Please assist the 2024 grad class by participating in the online 50/50, which runs April 15 - May 10. Thank you for your ongoing support. The draw will be FRIDAY May 10 @ 3pm. The link is HERE to buy tickets.


Magic Wand

The Magic Wand is a non-profit organization that offers an inexpensive and eco-friendly alternative to grad outfits for any students. This is a great opportunity to borrow, rather than buy, a complete special outfit for graduation. The only cost to the student is a small fee which covers the cost of cleaning.  Please contact Elizabeth Suresus to view her selection of grad dresses, suits, tuxedos, shoes, and accessories.



Borrow Me Boutique

Borrow Me Boutique is another low-cost option to RENT grad dresses.  For more information and to browse their selection of dresses, their website is:


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:



Red Dress Day - May 5

Red Dress Day, also known as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People, is observed on May 5th. The day honours and brings awareness to the thousands of Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people who have been subject to disproportionate violence in Canada. Red Dress Day was inspired by Métis artist Jaime Black’s REDress Project installation, in which she hung empty, red dresses to represent the missing and murdered women. Red dresses have become symbolic of the crisis, as a result of her installation.



Summer Job Opportunity

Cordova Bay United Church (around the corner from Claremont) is looking for a motivated, hardworking, flexible 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, utilizing electronic communication techniques, as well as special projects.

Duration of job: June 3-August 30. $19/hour for 30 hours work per week. The training hours required during June might be able to be flexible. Application deadline: May 15.  See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre or email her at for more info.


Job Opportunity

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).  See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre (Room 217), or email her for more info:


Health X-Ploration Day in May

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. Event dates are either May 15 OR May 28. Date/times will be determined, based on interest and attendance numbers.  See Mr. Bussoli in the Career Centre to sign up!


Saanich Police Youth Leadership Certificate! July/August

The District of Saanich’s Youth Division is pleased to announce the Saanich Police Youth Leadership Certificate. In this hands-on program, mentors help students gain leadership skills to put towards future employment or post-secondary education. The program is perfect for youth who are interested in future work in a community setting, human services role, or as a first responder with Police, Fire, Ambulance, or the Coast Guard.

The program takes place in the summer all day, on July 10 OR August 14. APPLY NOW, as this program fills up fast!  Come to the Career Centre for more info, or email Mrs. Watson at

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 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.



Science Rendezvous STEM Festival – May 11

Science Rendezvous is one of Canada’s largest, FREE, one-day STEM festivals. This event is a great opportunity for students and families of all ages to engage in science in a fun and interactive way

Science Rendezvous is hosted by UVic, Camosun College, and Ocean Networks Canada, and offers students K-12, educators, and science enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to engage in hands-on STEM learning by participating in 35+ activities side-by-side with real, world-renowned scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer and software experts who live right here in Victoria. 

Walk through a state-of-the-art greenhouse, peer at the stars using the largest telescope on any Canadian university campus, demo the latest tech for renewable energy, investigate a human skeleton to uncover who they once were, experiment with lasers, explore the ocean…there’s science galore at Science Rendezvous!

SATURDAY May 11, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

2 Locations:

  • Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria (map)
  • Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness, Camosun College Interurban Campus (map)


Family Smart Parenting Events

In The Know: Connect And Learn – multiple dates

I Care About You – May 7


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.