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October 31

Daily News - October 31, 2022



Halloween Costume Contest - TODAY

There are some amazing and creative Halloween costumes at Claremont TODAY!!  For everyone wearing a costume, please come to the costume contest at lunchtime in the big gym!!


Screamfest Haunters

For all ScreamFest haunters: we will meet this FRIDAY at lunch in the theatre, and we ask you to please return your costumes to Mr. Plant and Mr. Brooks at this time.


Literacy & Numeracy Assessment: Nov. 1, 2 & 4

The next Literacy & Numeracy Assessments take place on November 1, 2 & 4.

These sessions will involve the following:

-all current Math 10 classes (with the exception of Workplace 10) writing Numeracy 10;

-all current English 12 classes writing Literacy 12;

-any students in English 11 who missed Literacy 10 last year (due to the January cancellation) writing Literacy 10. 


Students in the following categories can also sign up to write through Mrs. Watson in room 222:

- any grade 12 students who would like to write Literacy 12 but are not in an English class until semester 2;

- any grade 12 students who are missing Literacy 10 / Numeracy 10. 

Please be aware that these assessments are mandatory Grad requirements. 


To properly schedule these assessments, the entire school will follow a Copernican class schedule consisting of two long blocks per day

REVISED CLASS SCHEDULES: November 1 & 2 only


Block 1: 9:00 – 11:45

(Lit/Num Assessments: 9:00 – 12:00)

Block 3: 12:30 – 3:12

(Lit/Num Assessments: 12:30 – 3:30)



Block 2: 9:00 – 11:45

(Lit/Num Assessments: 9:00 – 12:00)

Block 4: 12:30 – 3:12

(Lit/Num Assessments: 12:30 – 3:30)


Cafeteria – Cash Sales Only

In the Cafeteria, until further notice, 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.


School Bus Cards

If you registered to ride the school bus at the start of this year, a large number of bus cards have arrived.  Please come to the office to pick yours 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!


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.



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¬ GRAD 2023

Grad Parent Meeting – Nov.1

The first Grad Parent meeting of the year is TOMORROW (TUESDAY) Nov 1st @ 7:00 pm (virtual only).   Those who attend online will have a chance to meet our Grad Parent Exec (and possibly volunteer for a few spots still remaining!), listen to an overview of events already being planned, discuss fundraising goals and opportunities, and ensure you are in the know for ‘all things Grad’ for Grad 2023!  Please find the link to the upcoming Grad Parent Meeting HERE.



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.


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 Learning Commons.


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.