News and Announcements
Here are the notes and reminders for this week.
Turf – Hope weekends were good for all and the rains have hopefully subdued for a while – given the weather change and the fields being a little damp we will start with using the turf this week. From now until the jr teams trip to Seattle in early Dec we will have class/practice at Lochside turf every Tues and Thur (next week exchange Mon for Thur to prep for sr Baltimore trip). For the jr class guys are to be dropped off at the turf approx 8:45 for a 9:00 start. There were only 4 guys who said they needed rides to turf from school so they can come with me after I complete the morning fitness class (approx 8:45/8:50). Bussing has been arranged for the jr class to get a ride back to school and the sr class to the turf afterwards. The bus will leave the school at 10:30 so if guys are not moving quickly they will miss the class and will be considered absent.
Tracking forms – With term one coming to an end in early Nov and report cards approx the 3rd week of the month I have had the boys take ‘tracking forms’ with them to their other 3 classes to ensure they are on track, attendance is good and that their effort in class is their best. Those are due back tomorrow by all (if not they will not need their sticks on Tues if you know what I mean). Any issues or concerns with these and I’ll have your son bring home for you to see and sign. Hopefully few, or even better, none are needed to be sent home!
Equipment/Clothing – I think by now all have received what they should (still a few hoodies to come). If guys are missing anything or hoping to exchange still please have them see me (exchanges can’t have been worn). As well I have a few items left over if any parents want to purchase (all sold at cost) – there are black hoodies, 2 ladies grey UA hoodies, a few UA golf shirts, UA 1/4 zips, and a variety of t shirts if wanted. Let me know size and what and I’ll try to get back to you within 24 hrs as to what is left and how much.
Travel – sadly losing the sr San Jose was a huge disappointment but in nobody’s control at the end of the day. Looking into some options for the New year and hope to have an answer or two very soon as flights and hotels will need to be booked asap. Tournies in San Diego, Arizona, an Vegas are being considered. In the immediate future will be the focus of the sr Baltimore trip in 2 weeks and the Space Needle tourney for the jr team Dec 1-3.
Spartan Shootout (Nov 24/25) – we are approx a month away. I hope to have a preliminary schedule out by end of this week or early next. Please be prepared for the volunteer schedule to be sent by Caroline Mace – without parental help this tourney can NOT occur so help from all will be needed/expected. The program is being laid out and program ads are coming in. Keep those coming as this is a big fundraiser for the program.
SCREAMFEST – the school is undertaking a HUGE district and community event this Thur and Fri evening from 5:00-10:00. As well as being a big school initiative and community endeavour the possibility to fund raise for a variety of school programs (Lacrosse) is also a key component. As I’ve already said to the boys that if we are wanting school support for events like Friday Night Lights and the Shootout then its important that we are involved with other school ventures (and…I do think its going to be an excellent and scary event!!!!) Its been done at Lochside and Royal Oak in years past and this year Mr Ohl and I said we would take on the job of hosting at Claremont. Tickets are $10 each or $30 per family. Details also below. I hope to see all there.
Monday will be Xmas at Claremont in Oct for the boys so a PE/fitness day. Plan is for lacrosse Tues and Thur this week but weather may impact what we do so…please all students bring cleats and runners each day.
Will be planning to get to turf soon and will give lots of notice.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and good long weekend!
Wanted to say thx to all the guys who were able to make it to the Marathon Sunday morning for marshaling duties. Can’t tell you how many positive comments were made about all of the guys and the great presence they have on Sunday (despite some of the disgruntled drivers and their comments at times!!) and congrats to the two moms and Mr. Hayes for their successful runs (completion is success in my thoughts!!). If there were others I don’t know a job well done. Thx to all the parents for the early morning deliveries as well. Please make sure to bring your VESTS in tomorrow so I can return.
Lacrosse for both classes Tues to Thur this week and Fri will be a ‘PE’ day – a new schedule for the next 6 weeks will be posted this week.
On Fri a group of gr 11/12 are off to San Jose for the Western Kickoff in Santa Clara – permission forms were given out on Friday – please make sure those come back tomorrow (Tues) or Wed at the latest. Further info to come later this week as well as an email that already went out tonight.
Bottle drive – look for a date to be announced for late Oct/early Nov – for now try to save and collect around your neighbourhood.
And….finally, I can say the boys will be getting their Xmas at Claremont this week and will likely be Wed – apologies for delay but…orders were placed in the summer?!?!?
Hope everyone’s weekend was good.
First off, a job well done to the Gr 9/10 class as well as approx 10 senior guys helping out with Cordova Bay Elementary’s Terry Fox Run last Friday. Guys were great ambassadors for the school and cheerleaders for the elementary students.
This week is all lacrosse Mon to Thur. Friday is Spartan Day combined with the Tour de Rock visit so that day is a TBA until we know schedule.
Sunday is the morning of the Victoria Marathon and details to come soon, but plan on a 7:30am-12:00 commitment of marshalling.
Tourney dates reviewed at parent night are:
- Western Kickoff in Santa Clara Oct 13-16 for a selected sr group
- Autumn Gold showcase in Towson, Maryland Nov 1-5 for a selected sr team
- Spartan Shootout for all players Nov 24/25 including our sr night and annual school event of Friday Night Lights Nov * 24 Space Needle tournament in Seattle Dec 1-3 for a selected jr team
As well, many fundraising ventures underway and to come:
- Meat sales and Hillside Night of Lights are arranged by Cheryl and are ongoing
- Thrifty and Red Barn cards are available via Lynn Works
- Bottle drive is late Oct – start collecting
- Marathon – Sun, Oct 8
- Pointsetta sales to come this week thx to Kim McCulley
- Spartan Shootout program ads are now and ongoing thru Mid Nov