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January 18th, 2021

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January 18th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Monday, 18 January 2021, 11:21 AM


January 18th, 2020


Today the CAFETERIA has the choice of Grilled Ham, Swiss, Artichoke & Pepper Panini, California Wrap, Spinach Chef Salad, Mac & Cheese, Wonton Soup or Kung Pow Chicken on Rice.   Come on down and check it out! 

AFTER SCHOOL HOME WORK HELP is NOT happening today due to illness.


CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES EVENT - January 20th & 21st from 4pm thru 7pm - Connecting students to the finest post-secondary opportunities across Canada through a Virtual event. Who should attend CUE?  Any student who may be considering post-secondary education!  All of our Live Events will feature representatives from participating universities.  Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and explore their post-secondary options through institution profiles and live sessions.  Students must register for live events and login for the CUE virtual events at

Experience VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY Virtually on 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.

SD63: LIST OF VIRTUAL POST SECONDARY INFO & EVENTS - There are so many virtual information sessions and events being offered by post-secondary institutions.  The Saanich School District has a Careers page that is full of good information about various training and post-secondary opportunities. For the most current details about many virtual events being provided by universities and other post-secondary schools, make sure to visit the Saanich School District Career Education website, at  This site is updated continually.


ELK LAKE FARM - is looking for Farm/garden help!  If you are interested in being outside and getting exercise, you may be a good candidate for this local job. Right now, the employer is looking for someone to help gather branches and do other odd jobs in the garden, starting at $15.00 hour.   Eventually, the job could increase to work in the vegetable garden and other areas of the property. Scheduling is flexible, starting at as little as 3 hours per week, working up to more hours and potential summer work.  The farm is located on Old West Saanich Rd. on the other side of Elk Lake. Contact: Cindy (250) 479-7773

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

2021 Parent Fundraiser for Stelly's Students' Dry After Grad is on now! 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 is happening this Saturday, 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 are starting this Wednesday, January 20th thru 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 or 20th, 2021 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: