Daily News - May 4, 2023
Thursday May 4, 2023
¬ GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
“Fill Buck’s Truck” Food Drive: May 1-5
Block 1 Competition
TWO FINAL DAYS for the Claremont food drive! Food donations will be collected in your block 1 classes (1 point for every 1 food item). Classes will keep track of their points and bring their food donations to…. Mr. Buckham’s truck! Our campaign is "Fill Buck's Truck!" Mr. Buckham’s truck is parked in the student lounge for the week and we are going to fill it up with food donations! We are donating to the Mustard Seed who was recently impacted by a fire. The winning class gets a breakfast party during Block 1, bragging rights, and an Element badge for the winning TEACHER/EA! Let’s show our spirit, Spartans!! Note: if you don’t have a block 1 class, donations can be brought to the office.
NEW - Lunchtime Salad Bar
The lunchtime salad bar is opening up again THIS MONDAY. It will be open from 11:55-12:20 Monday-Thursday in the Spartan Store until the end of the school year. Come by to enjoy some fresh greens and toppings for lunch!
NEW - Lost & Found
A gym bag was left on the Ridge 35 bus this morning. Please come to the office to claim it.
Blood Donor Clinic – May 15
Help save lives, Spartans. Claremont is hosting a blood donation clinic on MONDAY, May 15th in the small gym. Students must be at least 17yrs old to donate. Take the eligibility quiz at blood.ca and if you are eligible, sign up on the "GiveBlood" app. See the posters around the school or see Ms Chapman in room 136 for more information.
From the Claremont PAC: Staff Appreciation Lunch – May 10
To recognize the hard work of teachers, support staff, and admin at our awesome school, CPAC is planning a Taco Bar Staff Appreciation Luncheon on WEDNESDAY, May 10th! Please help us celebrate our amazing Claremont staff. For more information and to sign up, please visit the following link: Staff Appreciation Potluck.
For any parent who might prefer to make a monetary donation (for food or flowers), please send an e-transfer to Judy Sam at: email@example.com. If you have any questions, please contact: 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
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?? Coming soon: the Claremont Musical Theatre program will be presenting the fun and family-friendly, “The SpongeBob Musical.” Tickets are on sale now! This musical runs from May 25-27 and May 31-June 3; shows will be 7pm nightly, plus Saturday matinees at 1pm. Tickets are sold ONLINE, with limited availability at the door for cash sales only. All tickets are $15 plus service charge.
Link for IN-PERSON tickets: https://claremontspongebob.brownpapertickets.com/
We will also be LIVESTREAMING all performances and the link for purchasing a stream license will be provided in the near future. Info poster HERE.
Congratulations to the Claremont Sr Badminton Team who won on TUESDAY 6-5 vs Oak Bay, in the City Playoffs. They played with determination and enthusiasm! Kudos to team leaders Alexia and Kelly for rallying the team! Kudos to Lucas and Nancy for rising to the occasion, and winning the clinching point in a tight 3-set match! It went right down to the wire, and was exciting to watch! Contributions came from each and every player on the team.…special recognition to those team and club members that didn’t play but came to cheer or were with us in spirit…thanks for making the experience fun!!
The Sr Team qualified for a berth in the Senior ‘A’ Island Championship, taking place tomorrow in Nanaimo. Good luck Spartans!
Rugby Fundraiser: BBQ TODAY
The girls and boys rugby teams are running a fundraising BBQ TODAY at lunchtime. Please support us as we make our final push to the Provincial championships in Abbotsford. Burgers, drinks, and snacks will be on sale outside of the student lounge.
Results for the most recent contests are in and are posted on the bulletin board in the math wing.
Also, the deadline to sign up for the Canadian Team Math Contest is THIS FRIDAY.
¬ INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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¬ GRAD 2023
Grad Fundraiser: Silent Auction May 7-10
Our final and most anticipated grad fundraiser is just around the corner! Bidding goes live this SUNDAY, May 7 at 7pm and closes WEDNESDAY, May 10 at 9pm. You need to create an Account on 32actions in order to view and bid on items. If you create an account now, you can view items and get ready to start bidding May 7th!!! Winning Bidders will be able to pay and pick up their items on SATURDAY, May 13 at Claremont between 11-1. Payment for items can be made by cash, cheque or e-transfer.
Let the bidding begin! https://www.32auctions.com/ClaremontGrad2023
Grad Fundraiser: Spring Flower Baskets – Pickup is May 10
Reminder that the Mother’s Day/Spring Flowers Baskets will be available for pickup on WEDNESDAY, May 10th between 2:45 and 3:45pm. Please come around the back of the school to pick up your orders. Please note: these baskets are for the families that pre-ordered (through grad or lacrosse).
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
Women in Trades & Trades
The recent Women in Technology & Trades field trip to Camosun was a huge success. Claremont Secondary Students and other students from SD63 were welcomed with open arms and provided with a day of exciting hands-on learning in various departments of technology and trades. Opportunities for exploration included Electrical, Culinary, Computer Science, Electronics, Sheet Metal, Automotive, Camosun Innovates and Mechanical Engineering. Right now, women make up only 5% of the trades force, but the BC Government has a goal to increase that to 20%. Here is a newsletter from the recent Women in Trades & Technology event at Camosun College: WITT Newsletter.
NEW – Looking for a summer job? Apply for the KidsKlub Summer Internship Program!
Join the amazing Summer Day Camp Team, and serve your community while building leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills. Go to https://www.kidsklub.ca/ or email: email@example.com for more information and to apply. Application deadline: May 25.
A Claremont neighbour is looking for a student to do seasonal, part-time, light yard work. Minimum wage for a 2-hour minimum gardening day. Preferable that you have your own vehicle to haul garden debris. Duties include dead-heading rhodos, replacing potting soil in plant pots, sweeping the house decks, etc. See Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Adrienne's Tea Garden (at Mattick’s) is hiring for a Cashier/Barista. They offer competitive wages, and daytime, flexible, part-time to full-time permanent employment, at their busy, year-round Restaurant, Deli, Bakery and Ice Cream Parlour! Apply through their website: Adrienne’s Tea Garden employment or visit Adrienne's in person with your resume and cover letter.
Summer Employment with Saanich School District
Grade 12 Students: The Saanich School District #63 will be hiring summer staff in the Custodial Department! Full-time, union positions will be available from the end of June until end of August, with the opportunity for continuing employment. Earn competitive wages vs. minimum wage. You must have your own transportation, and you must be a graduate by the end of June. For more information, see Mrs. Watson in office 222, or email her at email@example.com.
NEW- Make a difference, meet new people, and have fun, by being a Volunteer Counsellor at the 50th Operation Trackshoes!
Event takes place June 9-11, and training starts May 8!
Operation Trackshoes is a weekend-long provincial sports festival for people with developmental disabilities. It includes a full-length competitive track & field meet, events for people in wheelchairs, as well as fun and recreational events appropriate for all ages and levels of ability.
Volunteer Counsellors are matched with competitors for 2-days, 3-days, or part-time as needed, to provide support, assistance, and friendship at the event. No experience necessary, except a sincere desire to lend a hand as you can!
The first orientation for volunteers is May 8, so please see Mrs. Watson in room 222 as soon as possible, for more information - or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
COPACS: ‘Sharenting’ Presentation May 9th
Join us for our next parenting session by White Hatter. Sign-up today!! “Sharenting” is the posting of information/pictures of your children on social media, which could come back to haunt them in their future
Everyone welcome: TUESDAY May 9th, 7pm online; recording available for 48 hours. Register HERE to watch live or the recording, saved and accessible until May 11th
Claremont PAC AGM Meeting - May 16 @ 7pm
Nominees are being accepted for the CPAC AGM (new school year) in May. Available roles: Secretary, Members at Large, Lead Event Coordinator. If you’re interested, please email: email@example.com
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
“Collaborative and Proactive Solutions” Virtual Presentation – May 4
Dr. Ross Greene will speak about how Collaborative and Proactive Solutions can help us show our kids we care about them. Solving problems together creates connection and allows our children to be a part of finding solutions to what is causing their concerning behaviour. Date: TONIGHT, May 4, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: familysmart.ca/events
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.