Daily News - May 25, 2023
Thursday May 25, 2023
¬ GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEW - Course Drop Date: June 2
The final date to drop a semester 2 course, and not have it show up on your transcript, is FRIDAY June 2. Course drop forms can be picked up in the counselling office, and must be signed by a parent before meeting with a counsellor to make the formal drop.
NEW - Lost & Found
A gold-coloured hoop earring and a has been found. Please come to the office to claim it.
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 email@example.com
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
“SpongeBob the Musical” opens TONIGHT! Please come see this hilarious and fun musical and support the cast, crew and orchestra. In-person & livestream tickets are on sale ONLINE (the link is on the Claremont website) or see Ms Waller in the accounts office. Info poster HERE.
NEW – Starting TOMORROW (FRIDAY), tickets will also be for sale to students every day at lunchtime at the Ridge Theatre box office.
BBQ May 26 and Bottle Drive May 27
Reminder that there are two rugby fundraisers this week.
First: there is a BBQ & cold treats lunch TOMORROW (FRIDAY). Cash is preferred, but you can also pay in advance by card all this week at the accounting office.
Second: there is a bottle drive THIS SATURDAY 10:00-2:00 in front of Claremont. Thanks in advance for setting aside some bottles to help support the Senior Girls and Boys teams on their way to Provincials.
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¬ 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.
¬ CAREER CENTRE
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 and volunteer positions, such as these:
NEW - The Crystal Pool is hiring for their Youth Leaders in Training program! The focus is on recreational leadership skills as well as public speaking, teamwork, communication and many other important life skills geared towards 14 to 18 year-olds. The program involves 1 week of leadership training at Crystal Pool in July, 4 weeks of placements in a City of Victoria summer camp from July to August, and various team building out-trips. Application Form. Program Info. Applications due June 23.
PISE is hiring students, 15 years or older, for a part-time position as a Birthday Party Leader! This is a summer position, which may continue in the Fall. Info HERE.
B& C Foods is hiring warehouse workers.
Engineering for Kids Vancouver Island is hiring Lead & Assistant Camp Instructors.
KidsKlub Summer Camp is hiring camp leaders.
Saanich School District is hiring summer custodial staff.
Cordova Bay Elementary PAC is looking for volunteers for a year-end bbq and fun fair on FRIDAY June 23, 4:00-7:00. Information & sign-up HERE.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is looking for volunteers for its 15th Annual Kidney Walk BC & Yukon, downtown at Clover Point, on June 4. Volunteers are needed from 9am-2pm for many positions, including: cheerleading, attending the snack/beverage table, setting-up/taking-down the event, working the sign-in table, and others... Here is a LINK to more info: 2023 Kidney Walk BC & Yukon
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.
¬ NEWS FROM CLAREMONT PAC
NEW - New CPAC Exec for 2023/24
Here is your CPAC Exec team based on the recent AGM:
o Co-Presidents: Marian Greco & Richard Anthony
o Vice-President - Kelly Perry
o Treasurer – Don Mellings
o Secretary – Jennifer Magnusson
o COPACS Rep - Stacy Finer
o Grade 12 Liaison: open
o Members at Large: Carol Pesce, Josie Pucci-Cocco, Brandy Dye
(Additional parents may join in September)
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.