Daily news - May 29, 2023
Monday May 29, 2023
¬ GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEW - Ironman Victoria – Congratulations Ms. Laszlo
Congratulations to our very own Ms. Laszlo who competed at the Ironman Victoria competition yesterday, finishing in a time of 5 hours and 11 minutes. Her result has qualified her for the World Championships in Finland. Well done LAZZ!!!!!!
NEW - Winter Break 2024 – Trip to Cambodia, Vietnam, & Thailand
Are you interested in traveling to Cambodia, Vietnam, & Thailand during the winter break of 2024? There will be an info meeting on WEDNESDAY, May 31st in room 327. See Mr. Gardner for details. email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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” continues this week with 5 final shows, WEDNESDAY thru SATURDAY. 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). Tickets will also be on sale for students every day at lunchtime at the Ridge Theatre box office. Info poster HERE.
Track & Field
If you are an athlete taking part in the BC Track and Field Championships, you must see Ms. Simmonds at some point TODAY.
This past Saturday, a small but mighty group of Spartan rowers went to Long Lake in Nanaimo for a great day of racing! These rowers walked away with lots of podium finishes! Go Spartans!!
1st place! Open Novice Men Single: Sam Dervishi
1st place! Open Novice Men Double: Shawn Song & Isaac Fairall
1st place! Open Novice Women Single: Kiana Layton
1st place! Under 19 JV Men Single: Sam Dervishi
2nd place! Under 17 Men Double: Dhaivin Sihota & Brian Lin
2nd place! Open Novice Women Double: Kiana Layton & Nuala Van Straubenzee
3rd place! Under 19 Men Straight quad: Shawn/Isaac/Dhaivin/Brian
4th place! Under 19 Women Single: Ciara Atkins
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¬ INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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¬ GRAD 2023
NEW – Volunteers Needed for Grad Events
We are needing volunteers for the following 3 Grad 2023 Events:
1. Grad BBQ: MONDAY, June 19th @ Claremont.
2. Grad Decorations and set up TUESDAY, June 27 @ Crystal Gardens.
3. Grad Take Down...everyone's favorite--WEDNESDAY, June 28th @ Crystal Gardens.
Here are the sign-up links:
Thank You From the Grad Class of 2023
Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the following businesses and community members who helped us raised our target goals for Grad Fundraising! We very much appreciate your support and generosity. Please see the list of businesses and community members HERE.
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
Coast Guard Days – June 1
If you are wondering about joining the Coast Guard, there are 10 spots left to attend the Coast Guard Days event downtown at the Huron Base, on THURSDAY, June 1, from 10:30-12:30. See Mrs. Watson in room 222 to sign up and get your Field Trip Form. Completed forms are due on TUESDAY, May 30.
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 email@example.com for more information. She has information about many jobs and volunteer positions, such as these:
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.
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
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.
¬ 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.