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October 26

Daily News - October 26, 2022



Hallo-week: Oct.24-31

This is Hallo-week at Claremont!! We have lots of fun element challenges, prizes and theme days coming up, so please check out our instagram @claremontsd63 to sign up!

TODAY & THURSDAY – candy grams are for sale at lunch in the Student Lounge. $2 each. Buy a sweet treat for a friend!!

THURSDAY Oct. 26 – Black & Orange theme day.

MONDAY Oct. 31 – Halloween costume at lunch time!


ScreamFest – Oct. 25,26,27 – STARTS TONIGHT

Claremont’s 13th Annual "SCREAMFEST” continues TONIGHT & TOMORROW   from 5:30 to 9:00 each night.  Tickets are on sale at the Accounting office (cash or debit only for pre-event tickets). Tickets are $10 per person or $30 for families of 4+.  Ticket includes event entry, a chance to win contests, draws & door prizes, plus 5 coupons for access to the famous Haunted Walk or for use at the midway games or food at the BBQ and concession. Bring cash to buy extra coupons to enjoy all of the attractions!!

For planning your visit to the Haunted Walk:

6:00-7:30 is ‘SPOOKY’ for the younger visitors.

8:00-9:00 is ‘SCARY’ for the braver visitors.


Cafeteria – Cash Only TODAY

In the Cafeteria TODAY, there will be cash sales or punch cards ONLY.  If needed, $5 and $10 Cafeteria punch cards can be purchased in the accounting office using debit or credit.


Photo Retakes – Oct.27

If you missed getting your school photo taken at the start of September, Photo Retake Day is TOMORROW morning (THURSDAY) in the student lounge. Purchasing photos is optional, but all students in all grades need to have school photos taken for school identification purposes (grade 12’s too - even if you are having grad photos taken). If you want to replace your September photo, students must return their full photo package + Student ID card to the photographer on Photo Retake Day.


Literacy & Numeracy

The next Literacy & Numeracy Assessments take place on November 4th.  A list has been posted by the front entrance of the school of students who need to sign up for the Numeracy 10 Assessment.  If your name is on that list, please see Mrs. Watson to sign up.


Zero Café

The Zero Cafè is officially open in the IGS Room (264) before school (8:30-8:55) and at lunch every day of the week.  Your favourite drinks are here: ice coffees, Caramel Lattes, Cappuccinos, Americanos, etc, etc, etc. We now have TAP for easy payments with debit and credit cards. Please pop down and check us out!


Gender Generation Retreat – Oct.28-30

Gender Generations has a retreat from October 28-30th. Their goal for this retreat is to focus on creating a mural. While the focus will be on building the skills to design and create a mural, there will also be other sessions for folks to attend that span a broader range of topics as well as provide a safe space to connect and converse with other Trans, Non-Binary, Two Spirit, and Gender Diverse folks!

If you are a Trans, Non-Binary, Two Spirit, or Gender Diverse youth (5-18 years) consider applying for this retreat by visiting and clicking the apply button at the top right of the page. For more info, come see Mr. Horncastle in Room 207


Students: Check your School Email

Reminder for all students to check their School District email. Information and reminders are sent to your school email on a regular basis regarding course changes, registration, events, and other topics.


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. 


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.



Jr Boys ‘B’ Volleyball

THIS WEEK’s session for Jr Boys ‘B’ Volleyball is cancelled due to gym space and ScreamFest. We will target our first session next MONDAY at 7:00 pm in the small gym.


Fall Sports Highlights


Jr Girls Red team finished 2nd in league play.

Jr Girls Blue team - finished top 8 in A division.

Jr Girls Whilte team - finished 2nd in Tier 2. 

All teams will play in their respective City Playoffs next week.


Jr Boys - play final league game this Thursday and are currently in 3rd place, fighting for first.  City Playoffs are next week.

Sr Girls – are currently ranked in the top 8 of the Province.  They are 2nd in league play right now and begin their City Playoffs tomorrow night; they also finished 2nd at the Handsworth Tourney last weekend

Sr boys - currently ranked #3 in the Province and are first in league play.  Their City Playoffs are in November.



Jr Boys - currently in first place of league play and begin the Island Championships next week.

Sr Boys - will play in the challenge match to qualify for the Colonist Cup Playoffs, and Island Championships will be in November.


Cross Country

These athletes had a great league meet record and were at the Island Championships last week in Port Alberni.  The Jr Girls and a total of 6 athletes qualified for the upcoming BC Championships.



The swimmers were at the Islands last weekend in Nanaimo with very successful results. Numerous athletes qualified for the upcoming Provincials.


Field Hockey

Our team chose the development league this year and were very competitive.  Their final league game was last week.



The rowers have one final regatta left to finish the season.



Trivia Club

Trivia Club has moved to THURSDAYS at lunch time in room 323 from now on.



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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.


HighTechU: Careers in the Digital Era – Oct.27 - CANCELLED

Unfortunately, the HighTechU presentation that was booked for Oct. 27 at lunch time has been cancelled.  Hopefully this presentation will be rescheduled for a later date. 


UVic Info Session – Oct.28

UVic is hosting a presentation geared towards Grade 12 students (Grade 11’s can benefit from the information as well), covering general UVic topics, including: co-op and academic opportunities, application & admission processes, awards, student services, upcoming events, etc.  FRIDAY, October 28 at lunch in the Learning Commons.


U of Alberta – Nov.3

An advisor from the University of Alberta will be at Claremont to share information about U of A's programs, application processes, and other topics related to Post Secondary school in Edmonton, Alberta!  THURSDAY, Nov. 3 at lunch time in the Student Lounge.


Job Opportunities

Broadmead Care is looking for day and afternoon staff within our facilities for Food Service (hours 7:00-3:00, 3:15-7:15, 4:00-7:00, Housekeeping (7:00-3:00, 3:15-11:15), and Screening (5:30-1:00, 11-4, 12-8, 8-4).  They have 5 care homes from Sidney to James Bay, with our Royal Oak Lodge being the biggest. 

Work involves working with the elderly and would require a criminal record check (Broadmead Care will arrange for this), TB test, and Food safe (if working in food service). Most jobs start around $21 and up.  For more information, please contact:


Canadian Tire at Royal Oak is looking for energetic students who would like a part time job. We are looking for cashiers and floor staff for all departments (Automotive, Housewares, Hardware and Sports/Seasonal). Hours are flexible, but new hires are asked to work one weekend day shift and one night shift. Please bring a resume and fill out an application at the store.  See Mrs. Watson in Room 222 or email her for more info -



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.



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.