Daily News - November 10, 2022
¬ GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget
Claremont will be holding four Remembrance Day Ceremonies TODAY in the Ridge Theatre. Block 1: grades 9 & 10. Block 2: grades 11 & 12. We honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served our country, and those who continue to serve, in order to preserve our Canadian values and freedoms. Thank you to the men and women of our Canadian military: the soldiers, medics, equipment technicians, pilots, support staff and peacekeepers.
Poppies from the Royal Canadian Legion were distributed to students at the start of today’s block 1 classes. There will be donation bins at the entrance to the theatre as students and staff arrive for the Remembrance Day ceremonies. We encourage all students and staff to make a donation to the Legion Poppy Fund and wear a poppy proudly. There is also a donation bin and poppies at the front office. Poppy funds raised assist Veterans and their families with many necessary services and supports.
Pyjama Day – Nov.18
Our next theme day is PAJAMA DAY on FRIDAY Nov 18! Wear your coziest pajamas and slippers and bring your favourite stuffy! There will be an Elements contest for the most wholesome Stuffy!
Canadian Computing Competition
Any students interested in participating in the Canadian Computing Competition from the University of Waterloo, please see Mr. Beeston at lunch this week in room 236 to register.
Dual Credit Business Courses
If you have signed up for a Dual Credit Business Course for Semester 2, please check your school email as there is an important step that must be completed. Also, you must come see Mr. Bussoli ASAP to complete the process.
Dual Credit Course: Early Learning & Care Program
Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of children? Perhaps considering a career as an Early Childhood Educator? Camosun has an Early Learning and Care Program starting in February. This is a dual-credit program, which gives you the certification to be an ELC Assistant. See Mr. Bussoli with questions or to sign up.
SD 63 Transportation Policy – Survey (Closes Nov.15)
The Board of Education is reviewing its bus transportation policy and is seeking feedback from parents, staff and students (middle and secondary). Your input is appreciated and can be provided using the survey link below. This survey closes November 15th. Please complete the survey HERE.
The Breakfast Club is running on TUESDAY and THURSDAY mornings (before block 1) at the Spartan Store. All students are welcome to come by for a bagel (with choice of spreads) and a juice box. Items are $.25 each.
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
Year-Long Drama Presents: "One Stoplight Town"
The Year-Long Drama class is excited to present the new play "One Stoplight Town" this December in the Ridge Playhouse. Shows are Dec.1,2,3 and Dec. 8,9,10 at 7:30 pm nightly. All tickets are $10 at the door, cash only. Thank you for supporting the cast and crew of Year-Long Drama!
Synopsis: The story follows the citizens of a small town, which at first glance seems so sleepy and quiet that it is almost instantly forgettable. However, if someone were to stop at the only stoplight in the town and look around, they would notice that there is much more going on than first meets the eye. This show is full of vibrant characters, lots of humour, and shares a heart-felt take-away message.
Sr Boys Volleyball
Congratulations to the Senior Boys Volleyball team for beating Reynolds 2 straight sets in the semis and in 3 sets against host Oak Bay in an exciting City Final that was full of great volleyball and competition! Our Spartans are City Champions!! Go Spartans!
Jr Girls' Basketball
Junior Girls' Basketball tryouts continue TONIGHT, 5:30-7:00 pm in the small gym. The last tryout for Jr Girls' basketball will be TUESDAY, Nov.15, 3:30-5:00 pm in the big gym. If you cannot make it or if you have any questions, please see Ms. Robertson.
Jr Boys Basketball Tryouts
Jr. Boys Basketball tryouts continue this week, TONIGHT, 5:15-7pm, and (for some) FRIDAY Nov. 11th, 2:00-4:00pm!! Check the Jr Boys BBall Google Classroom page for the most up-to-date-information.
Key Club – Hygiene Drive Nov.15-25
The Key Club is running a Hygiene Drive starting TUESDAY Nov.15. Donations such as new family-sized shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, body wash and toothpaste can be placed in boxes outside the office, in the Learning Commons or Room 135. The drive will run until FRIDAY Nov. 25. ALL donations will go to SOAP FOR HOPE.
¬ INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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¬ GRAD 2023
Grad Fundraiser: Purdy’s Chocolates
Just in time for the holiday season! An online fundraiser with Purdy's Chocolatier! If you'd like to support us through the purchase of some very sweet gifts for friends, family and yourself please click this link for CHOCOLATES. After you've signed in you can buy special chocolates or invite others to join and support our Fundraising Campaign! Order deadline: November 28. Pick-up will be at Claremont during the week of December 12.
Grad Fundraiser: Bottle Drive – January 8
There will be a Bottle Drive at Claremont School on SUNDAY January 8. More details to come. Heads up Grads: your help will be needed to help with delivering flyers in December and on the date of the bottle drive!!
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
Police Camp - Spring Break 2023!
Police Camp is a unique youth leadership program for students in Grade 11 or 12 that have an interest in exploring policing and public safety. Students will spend one week experiencing classroom lectures, physical activity, group discussions and simulations supervised by dozens of police staff. See Mrs. Watson in Room 222 before Dec.5 to learn more about the program. Application deadline is WEDNESDAY, November 30th.
Queen’s University Bader College – Nov.17
The Recruitment Coordinator for Queen’s University’s Bader College will be at Claremont to present Canada’s only first-year study abroad opportunity. Bader College is Queen’s University’s international campus based out of the beautiful Herstmonceux Castle estate in the UK. Students spend their first year of university studying abroad before returning to our Kingston, Ontario campus for the upper year studies. Presentation is THURSDAY, Nov. 17 at lunch in the Student Lounge.
UVic Engineering & Computer Science – Nov.18
If you're interested in Civil Engineering and related programs, come to the Learning Commons on FRIDAY, November 18, at lunch time. A Student Advisor will be visiting from UVic's Department of Engineering and Computer Science, with information covering programs offered, admission requirements, and student life at UVic.
Post-Secondary BC Event – Nov.24
Connecting students with the best educational opportunities in British Columbia, the Post-Secondary BC event brings together over 15 of BC's finest schools, to provide tons of information about their school and programs. Watch for more information to sign up for this event. The event will be at Claremont on THURSDAY November 24 in the Learning Commons.
¬ NEWS FROM CLAREMONT PAC
Claremont Staff Appreciation Dessert & Tea – Dec.7
CPAC is planning a Christmas Dessert & Tea Staff Appreciation Day on WEDNESDAY, Dec 7th between 11:30 and 1:30 in the Learning Commons. We would greatly appreciate parent's assistance by contributing a dessert! Please see this link for details and to sign up: Christmas Staff Appreciation. Thank you for your participation! For questions, please email: email@example.com
CPAC Budget Approval Meeting - Nov 15th
The next parent meeting will be the review and approval of the $40K CPAC budget. Requests from Teachers and CPAC are currently being summarized. We also welcome parents to share any ideas they may have for fund allocation. We want to hear from you! Please email claremontpacSD63@gmail.com
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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
Studio 63 Hair Studio & Food Bank Donations
Did you know that School District #63 has its own Hairstylist training program? Studio 63 offers Hairdressing training in partnership with Vancouver Island University. Studio 63 is located at the Saanichton Learning Centre, 1649 Mt Newton X Rd.
From Oct.24 – Dec. 1, Studio 63 is hosting a canned food drive in conjunction with their hair studio services, to support our local food bank.
Basic Haircut - $2 with canned food donation.
Shampoo, Cut & Style - $5 with canned food donation.
Call for Appointment or more info: 250-652-5381
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.