Daily News - November 15, 2022
¬ GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Pyjama Day – Nov.18
Our next theme day is Pyjama Day THIS 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!
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 TODAY. Please complete the survey HERE.
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.
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
Concert Band Showcase - Nov. 23
Come to a night of Magic, Dinosaurs, Trains, and more performed by the Claremont Concert Band on Nov. 23rd 6:30-8:00pm in the Ridge Theatre. Intermission will include goodies. Admission is by donation.
Festive Music Concerts – Dec. 8 & 15
The Claremont Music Program has two festive concerts coming up in December. Come enjoy some seasonal joy and the talents of our music students:
Concert Band, Jazz Band & Choir:
THURSDAY Dec.8 @ 6:30pm at Royal Oak Middle School Gym.
THURSDAY Dec. 15 @ 7:30pm at Mary Winspear Centre.
This concert is presented by Festive Brass and showcases the choral talents of students from Claremont, Stelly’s & Parkland. This is a benefit concert for SD63 Music Programs.
*tickets $39.90, available at the door or in advance at marywinspear.ca
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.
Jr Girls' Basketball
The last tryout for Jr Girls' Basketball will be TODAY, 3:30-5:00 pm in the big gym. If you cannot make it or if you have any questions, please see Ms. Robertson.
Senior Boys "B" Basketball
The Senior Boys "B" Basketball team has an important meeting TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) at lunch in the Small Gym. Please see Mr. Dunlop if you cannot make it.
Key Club – Hygiene Drive Nov.15-25
The Key Club is running a Hygiene Drive starting TODAY. 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
Are you interested in a career of Law Enforcement? For those students who are interested (from last week's presentations), there will be a meeting THIS THURSDAY, Nov 17, at lunch in Room 217 with Mr. Bussoli. This meeting will consist of information regarding the Application Form and process. Kim Basi will be present to answer any questions you may have. This is a must attend meeting.
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.
University of Calgary – Nov.25
Student Recruitment from U of Calgary will be visiting Claremont on FRIDAY, November 25 at the lunch break in the Student Lounge. Join in to learn about different programs and scholarships at the U of C, as well as campus life and the application process.
¬ NEWS FROM CLAREMONT PAC
PAC Meeting Tonight – TONIGHT (Nov.15) @ 7pm
Our parent PAC meeting is set for TONIGHT Nov 15th @ 7:00 pm, and it will occur both in person in our Learning Commons and virtually through Microsoft TEAMs using this MEETING LINK. We will review and approve $38K in funding requests.
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
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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.