The Daily Buzz

November 5th, 2020

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November 5th, 2020
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 5 November 2020, 10:07 AM

November 5th, 2020


Today the CAFETERIA has the choice of Baked Tuna Melt, Angus Beef Wrap, Mandarin Chicken Salad, Pad Thai, Cheese & Ricotta Manicotti or Sausages & Mashed Potatoes with Gravy. Come on down and check it out!

REMINDER TO ALL STUDENTS LOOKING TO MAKE TIMETABLE CHANGES for Q2?  Please fill out an orange course change request form,  and bring it to your counselling appointment.  Course change forms can be found in the counselling office, and all requests must be made by November 18 at the latest !

GRADE 9 IMMUNIZATION consent packages have been sent home with students. Please complete the form (YES or NO), sign and have students return the completed form to their Block 1 teacher by Nov. 10, 2020. Immunizations are planned to be done at school early in 2021.

THE HIVE is now OPEN this week at lunchtime. All clothing is 50% off and we have a limited supply of certain store favorites like ice cream make sure to scoop yours up!

ATTN ALL WRITERS & ARTISTS...the deadline for the Remembrance Day Literary and Poster contest is quickly approaching. Prizes will be given for winners in each category. Enter you submissions by November 15.  Please see Mrs. Pacheco McKinnon in the Learning Commons for more details.

CAPSTONE 12 PROJECT .... One of our AMAZING Grade 12 students, Megan Rebneris is organizing a toiletries collection to donate to "Women in Need" as part of her Capstone 12 Project. "Women in Need" is a charity in Victoria that has programs that help women in our community. If you can donate items, please drop off in Ms. Lizama's room (150). Everything and anything is appreciated. Thank you for your help.

MORNING HOMEWORK HELP is available every morning from 7:15 am in room 156. Also, AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK HELP is every Monday through Thursday in the Learning Commons until 4pm.


POST SECONDARY VIRTUAL INDIGENOUS CAREER FAIR EVENT - Friday, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, and Dec. 3, from 10-3 pm & Thursday, Nov. 26, from 3-7 pm.   This will be a great opportunity for Indigenous learners to explore the various colleges and universities across the province, as well as other Indigenous organizations. This year virtual recruitment will be hosted through Easy Virtual Fair. Join anytime via the link: 

UBC ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURE OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, November 7, 2020.  Connect with professors, staff, and students to explore everything UBC Engineering and the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture has to offer. This event will be held virtually this year, you will still get to see inside labs, learn about programs, go on virtual tours, and talk to advisors, professors, and current students about all your options. For more information and to RSVP:

POST SECONDARY of BC VIRTUAL EVENT - Nov 16th &17th    Are you overwhelmed about your Post Secondary options? Are you frustrated trying to find program information? Are you thinking about scholarships but do not know where to start? Do you have questions about your application? Our annual PSBC Fall High School Visit program can’t come into your schools this year, so we are inviting Grade 11 & 12 students, parents, and Counsellors to join us in our virtual fairs, where you can download resources, view presentations and engage in live chats.  Once you have registered you will have access to all special events, webinars and specific school information all year!  To register:


UBC’s FACULTY OF MEDICINE is launching a new Medical Student Outreach Ambassador Program.  Come to a presentation in the Career Centre on Tuesday, November 17th from 11:30-12:30.  Please sign up beforehand in the Career Centre!  To view brochure, student videos and get more information: UBC MD Ambassador Outreach Program.

TRADES EXPLORATION (TEx Program) - Want to learn more about what it is like to work as a carpenter, plumber, electrician, or welder?  There are limited seats available for next year’s Quarter 3 Trades Exploration Program, provided in partnership with Camosun College. Learn about each trade, fast track your future and earn up to 8 credits toward grad for completing 2 courses!  Please see Ms. Hackman in the Career Centre for more information.

SAANICH SKILLS TRAINING APPRENTICESHIP & CARPENTRY PROGRAM is a full 2nd semester immersion program where students learn the basics of constructing a wood frame structure from the bare ground to the rooftop. This program blends both theoretical knowledge and practical application of skills and concepts related to the trade. Successful students transition directly to Camosun College for further training as Level One Carpentry Apprentices. Please see Ms. Hackman in the Career Centre for more information.


BRENTWOOD BAY RESORT & SPA are hiring in housekeeping and laundry. Both positions start at $15 and are part time hours up to a maximum of 30 hours a week. See the Career Centre Info Board or Saanich Career Education website  for complete job descriptions. Email your resume + cover letter to our Human Resources Manager at   Specify which position you’re applying for in the subject line of your email!

GRAD 2021

GRAD POINSETTIA ORDERS: Grads …  Do you want to decrease your Grad activity fees this year? Grab a Grad Poinsettia Order form from the Grad board in the main foyer. Forms are due back on Nov 15th.


PARENTS AS EDUCATION & CAREER COACHES - Monday Nov. 9th from 7:00-8:30 pm   An interactive workshop (virtual ZOOM session) designed to support parents in guiding their student in making informed decisions about their education and career choices after high school. Registration is required! What you can expect to learn:   *Overview of all the resources available on, Discover the different pathways available for students, Discover supports available at post-secondary institutions, Tips on scholarships and financial aid, and *Q & A - Time for questions! Your questions will be answered in real-time during this virtual session.  To register:

PENNINSULA YOUTH CLINIC is operating through Telehealth on Thursday evenings 5:30 - 7:30pm Appointments with doctors or mental health workers are conducted by phone or video. Services are completely free and confidential in their judgement free zone for any medical concerns, to get prescriptions, or to speak with a counsellor. To make an appointment, call 250-656-4143.