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May 21

Daily News - May 21, 2024


Tuesday May 21, 2024



NEW – Kindness Campaign

Congratulations to Margaret JENNINGS and Carter ROLES for winning last week's "Kindness Campaign" draw. Well done, you two. Please see Mr. Dunlop to collect your Thrifty's and Country Grocer gift cards. Keep showcasing kindness, Spartan Nation!!!!


cc350 - May 24

The Claremont cc350 is THIS FRIDAY: a full day of fun & cycling for change!! This year the CC350 will raise funds for the BC Sierra Club and their incredible work with eco conservation. There is still time to sign up a team: 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

Claremont Musical Theatre’s presentation of “Anything Goes” opens THIS THURSDAY NIGHT!  “Anything Goes" is a classic Broadway musical set in the 1930s on a ship headed from New York to England, with music by Cole Porter and lots of laughs! We have about 75 students involved in the production in our cast, crew and orchestra. It's a fun night out!

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 – Boys & Girls Lacrosse – Bottle Drive May 25

Claremont’s lacrosse programs are having a bottle drive THIS SATURDAY May 25, 9:00-1:00 in front of the school. This is a great chance to get rid of your empties, while supporting our lacrosse athletes.


NEW - CSI Swimming

Congratulations to the seven CSI swimmers (Kai NAMBA, Noah WEAVER, Kaiya WEAVER, Lila KOROPATNISKI, Valeria TONIX, Tuja DREYER and Sailor NAUS) who competed at the Olympic Trials last week in Toronto with exceptional results. Well done, to all of the Spartans!  Podium results:

Kaiya WEAVER - 800 m freestyle Junior - Silver

Lila KOROPATNISKI - 800 m freestyle Junior – Bronze

Tuja DREYER - 200 IM Junior  - Gold - New Team Record!

Tuja DREYER - 400 IM Junior - Gold



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¬ GRAD 2024

NEW - Graduation Rehearsal – May 22

Reminder to all grads that your grad ceremony REHEARSAL is TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY), 9:00-12:00. Please be in the Ridge Theatre at 8:45 a.m., where you will be sorted into groups.  The busses will load at 9:00 sharp. 


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:



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FoodSafe Training – June 8

YEP (Youth Engagement Program) is hosting a Level 1 FoodSafe TrainingSATURDAY, June 8, 9am-4:30pm at Shoal Centre - 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney.

Cost: $60 (Ask for YEP Student price).  Call asap to register: 250-656-5537


Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers are needed at Kids Art in the Park at the Brentwood Bay Festival!  This is a fun community event, where there will be a parade, and variety of vendors and entertainers. Volunteers are needed to help lead kids through art activities and crafts.

Hosted by Beacon Community Services.  SATURDAY, June 1, 9am-2pm.  For exact location and to apply, email:


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


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!


Job Opportunities

There are 2 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. 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). 


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

Our next and final CPAC meeting is set for TONIGHT, 7:00-8:00pm (either in person in the Learning Commons or online)!  On the agenda: AGM voting for the new CPAC Exec and the Final President’s Report. For anyone unable to join in person, please join us online using the Microsoft Teams link provided HERE.


CPAC Exec for the 2024/25 school year -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


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.