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January 14th, 2021

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January 14th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 14 January 2021, 2:40 PM


January 14th, 2020


Today the CAFETERIA has the choice of a Hot Meatloaf Sandwich, Pastrami Cheese Wrap, Mandarin Chicken Salad, Pad Thai, Beef Stroganoff or Cheese & Ricotta Manicotti with Sun dried Tomato sauce.   Come on down and check it out! 

JUST A REMINDER that access to the cafeteria is only through the dining room for the next couple of weeks!

Indigenous Leadership - Day 1 group is meeting today at lunch in Room 116. Bring your lunch and a mask.

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


FAST FORWARD in STEM - This STEM webinar series introduces women in post-secondary in career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Featuring inspiring speakers, the free webinars are open to students, educators, and parents. One-hour webinar take place today with Speakers from industry and academia will share success stories, information, and resources about careers in STEM.  For more information and to register visit 

UVIC VIRTUAL PARENTS NIGHT - Tonight at 6:00 PM.  Parent Nights will provide parents, students & guardians  with the opportunity to learn more about UVic. Attendees will enjoy a presentation by Dr. Lisa Surridge, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, with some helpful tips on being successful in post-secondary studies. The focus of the talk is helping parents and students navigate the transition from high school to university.  Events are scheduled in Pacific Time. Registration closes two hours before an event. Register:

Experience VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY Virtually on Saturday Jan. 16th from 9 am-2 pm,  Wednesday Jan. 20th from 1-6:30 pm or Thursday, Jan. 21stfrom 1-6:30 pm.  Join us online to learn more about Vancouver Island University in this informative and fun open house style event. While things may be different this year, we’re committed to helping you choose a program, discover the many services and supports available to you as a student, and get your questions answered.  For more information and to register: 

DISTRICT CAREER PROGRAMS & DUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES - Virtual Information Night – THURSDAY January 28 @ 7pm.  Parents are invited to join a virtual meeting to learn more about opportunities available to students in grades 10-12 in the Saanich School District. You will find out about:  Skills Training Apprenticeship Carpentry (STAC),  Work Experience 12A & 12B (WEx), Trade Awareness Skills & Knowledge (TASK), Trade Exploration (TEX), Marine Service Technician, VIU Hairstylist Program, Dual Credit Courses offered through Camosun College, Technical Trades Training and Apprenticeships.  For more information and to register for this event, please see this attached link:  Link for Careers Night   Questions can be directed to Heidi Hackman in Stelly's Career Centre.

SAANICH SKILLS TRAINING APPRENTICESHIP & CARPENTRY PROGRAM is a full 3rd & 4th Quarter 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.


WEST WIND HARDWOOD -  is looking for a graduating student for full time work or a student for after school work, great opportunity if you have no afternoon classes.  Great for a Joinery or Carpentry Student.  Duties include:  assisting with sorting lumber, assisting on machines and, cleaning up lumber shop. No experience needed, training on the go!  $14.60 hr., Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30  Email your resume to   or call 250-656-0848 located at #5-10189 McDonald Park Rd., Sidney, BC

GRAD 2021

Another 2021 Parent Fundraiser for Stelly's Students' Dry After Grad  is starting this week! Bring your broken bracelets, chains, earrings, or any other gold items to the school office from January 11th up until March 12th.  Clean out those jewelry boxes and drawers Help support the 2021 Dry After Grad! 

The next Parent Dry Grad Committee Bottle Drive will happen on January 23rd from 9am-12pm at Stelly's School.  We need volunteers!  Parents and Grads, please try to show up if at least for an hour - this bottle drive is HUGE and is contributing lots to the year end event being planned out by all the parents. You can also drop your bottles off anytime throughout the year at one of the three Bottle Depots in Victoria (Glanford, Quadra and Queens) and ask for the funds to be added to the Stelly's Parent Grad Account. Thank You for your continued support!!

GRAD PORTRAIT RETAKES - January 20th - 22nd, 2021  - If you missed out on getting your grad portraits taken or if you were unhappy with your portraits,  the Lifetouch portable studio will be returning to Stelly's for a few days on January 20th thru 22nd, 2021. You are now able to book an appointment by going on the Grad Portrait website:   Sitting fee of $25 is due at the time of your appointment (but if you know you are not purchasing photos, no sitting fee is required, but we DO need you to have a photo taken for the yearbook).


SAFER SCHOOLS: SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS, DIGITAL FOOTPRINTS & CYBERBULLYING - For Parents/Guardians of School-Aged Students. Saanich Schools is pleased to co-host a Parent Information Evening brought to us through Safer Schools: Social Media Awareness, Digital Footprints, and Cyberbullying--For Parents/Guardians of School-Aged Students. This virtual session will provide a snapshot of current trends and equip parents and guardians in their digital parenting strategy. We look forward to you joining us on January 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm (90-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A). Registration is free, but participants must register using the link provided: 

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.