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November 24

Daily News - November 24, 2022



Parent-Teacher Conferences: Nov. 24

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held TONIGHT, 5:00-7:00pm.  All conferences will be by phone.  Booking for Appointments will close TODAY at 10:00 am.  Full instructions are under “Upcoming School Events” on the Claremont website at the bottom of the home page. Conferences fill up fast so book early.  We are not able to book any appointments after the schedule closes.


Revised Class Schedule – TODAY

Block 1    9:00-10:06

Block 2  10:12-11:18

Lunch    11:18-11:54

Block 3  11:54-1:00

Block 4    1:06-2:12


Grade 9 Immunization Forms – Due Back Nov.30

If any grade 9 students were absent on Monday for HomeRoom, please come to the office to pick up your Immunization form.

Immunization consent packages for grade 9 students were sent home from the school on November 21st with report cards. We hope that parents/guardians will discuss the information in the consent package with your child and include them in the decision to provide consent for immunization. Please return the completed consent form to the school office in a sealed envelope as soon as possible or by November 30, 2022.  Students in grade 9 will be offered immunizations in school-based clinics in February 2023.

Grade 9 students can make an informed decision about immunization regardless of their parent/guardian/representative decision to consent or refuse immunization.  For more information visit HealthLinkBC: The Infants Act, Mature Minor Consent and Immunization.

If you have any questions, please contact the local Health Unit at 250-544-2400.


Report Cards

If you missed picking up your report card on Monday, they can be picked up in the office.


Student Photo Packages

If your family ordered student photos, the first batch of photo packages has arrived.  They can be picked up at the office.


Zero Café

Cash sales only in the Zero Cafe until further notice – special Zero Café punch cards ($5 and $10) can be purchased in the Accounting office using debit/credit cards.


Lost & Found

7 pretty rings are in the lost and found.  One of these rings is a valuable GOLD & DIAMOND ring. Please identify and claim at the office.


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.


Breakfast Club

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. 



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.

Choir Concert:

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


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.



Spartan Shoot-Out & Friday Night Lights

The 17th annual Spartan Shootout will be held Nov 25/26.  This lacrosse tourney is a rare opportunity for our guys to play at home in front of family and friends.  Over the two days there will be over 40 games played. One of the highlights every year is the Friday Night Lights game that happens Friday night and is a way to honour and recognize our grade 12 guys and their parents.  Also, a part of this fun night is a fundraiser we do every year. Contributions will go to KidSport and other charities.


Friday Night Lights – Nov 25

Friday Night Lights is TOMORROW (FRIDAY) at UVic field #2!!  Tickets are by donation at the gate and all money will be donated to Kids Sport and other charities. Dress warm and come watch some exciting lacrosse as our Spartans take on Washington State champs, Mercer Island, once again. The game starts at 7:30 pm.  Please wear RED or your Spartan gear on FRIDAY for Spartan spirit and to support our Lacrosse Boys!!



Key Club – Hygiene Drive Nov.15-25

The Key Club’s Hygiene Drive continues ends TOMORROW (FRIDAY).  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. All donations will go to SOAP FOR HOPE. 



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¬ GRAD 2023

Grad Assembly

For all grads:  there is an important Grad Assembly TODAY in block 2 in the Ridge Theatre. We will cover a lot of grad information and important upcoming dates.  If you have a spare in block 2, please plan to attend.


Grad Wear

If any Grads missed picking up their Grad Wear on Wednesday, please see Ms. McAvoy in room 200.  If you only need to pick up a Grad lanyard, please see Mrs. Waller in the Accounting office.  Available leftover items will be posted in a few days on the Grad Google page.


Grad Winter Gala – Dec.7

Tickets are on sale now for the Grad Winter Gala. The Gala is WEDNESDAY NIGHT Dec.7. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Accounting office.


Grad Fundraiser: Purdy’s Chocolates (order deadline Nov.28)

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.



Job Opportunity

Babysitter needed in the Cordova Bay area for 2 boys, ages 10 and 6.  A large dog and cat live in the home as well!  Own transportation preferred.  Dates and rates to be confirmed.  See Mrs. Watson in room 222 for contact information.


Educational Planner BC is looking for students in Grades 10-12 who would like to participate in a province-wide focus group! The time commitment is 10 hours from December to the end of January.  Participants will be paid $22 an hour and can have input on how a Province-Wide Post-Secondary Website is designed!!  Deadline for applying: Dec 1st.  See Mrs. Watson in room 222 for more info.


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.  The event will be at Claremont TODAY in the Learning Commons.  Please see Mrs. Watson in room 222 with for further information.


University of Calgary – Nov.25

Student Recruitment from U of Calgary will be visiting Claremont TOMORROW (FRIDAY) 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.


Island Medical Program – Nov.29

Are you interested in the UBC MD Undergraduate Program at the University of Victoria? A student advisor from the Island Medical Program (IMP) will be hosting an information session designed for students in Grades 11 and 12 who may be interested in attending medical school. Learn all about admission requirements and how to earn your MD on Vancouver Island.  TUESDAY Nov.29 at lunch in Room 215.



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:


CPAC News Subscription

Please register your email at this link in order to receive any news from CPAC (ie. PAC meetings, School Appreciation Events, Conferences, etc.).


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.



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.