The Daily Buzz

March 9th, 2021

Picture of Bettina Perron
March 9th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 12:03 PM


March 9th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Baked Brie Chicken Mango Salsa Flatbread, Toonie Wrap, Vietnamese Pork with Rice Noodles, Caesar Salad, Spaghetti Carbonara, Spicy Italian Sausage tomatoes & Pesto Wine Sauce on Bowtie Pasta or a Veggie Quesadilla.   Come on down and check it out!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF A GROUP TO DISCUSS MENTAL HEALTH AND SHARING IDEAS HOW WE CAN HELP SUPPORT OTHERS?  There will be a Virtual Youth Summit happening here at Stelly's right after Spring Break and we are looking for 10-15 students who could attend this Summit. Please see Colin Montgomery for more information and sign up to attend.

NUMERACY EXAM: Any students who are looking to re-write the numeracy or literacy exam in April, please sign up in the main office or see Mr. Braun. 

WATERLOO MATH CONTEST: Any students interested in writing a Waterloo Math contest in April....this is your last chance. Contest opportunities are: April 14th for Gr 9, 10, 11's and April 7th (Euclid contest) for Gr12's.  You must register with Mrs. Hilton in room 169 before this Friday March 12th. 

STUDENT PARKING: Reminder to all students who are parking in the student parking lot... you need to be registered. Parking forms are available in the Main Office.

STUDENT ABSENCE OR LATE:  If a student will be absent or late for class, we ask that parents/guardians either email or phone the Attendance Line 250-544-0300 to let the school know.  

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.


GSA is meeting today at lunch in Room 116.  Please wear a mask.  Everyone is Welcome!


UVIC VIRTUAL PARENT NIGHT - TONIGHT from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.  Grade 11 & 12 parents and students are invited to attend an informative virtual session that will address the transition from high school to university, in addition to information about UVic academic planning.  Presentations from Dr. Lisa Surridge, Humanities Associate Dean Academic and Dr. Susan Lewis, Acting Vice-Provost.  Q&A with both presenters.  Zoom -   Please RSVP to: Stephanie Parker,

CAREER & POST SECONDARY EDUCATION WEBINAR EVENT: April 6-9      Black Press Media is hosting a huge Career and Post-Secondary Education Event. They help match employers with potential employees and potential students with educational institutions.  Areas covered at the event will include: Hospitality, Nursing, Transportation, Accounting, Retail, Construction, Administration, Security, and many more!  For info and to register:

ALERT FIRST AID with CPR ”C” & AED - Online and in class - Friday, April 23, 2021 - 12:00 am to 4:00 pm in class @ SHOAL Centre in Sidney.  Cost is $50.00 - Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted.  4 hours online and 4.5 hours in-class course trains people how to react and improvise during time priority and life-threatening emergencies.  The online component covers care for adults, children, and babies. The classroom component will focus on developing the participant’s skills. The instructor will know that participants have completed the online component, and won’t spend as much time on the background information that is covered here.  Participants must successfully complete both the online and the classroom components to be certified in Emergency First-Aid with CPR C .  For more details see the Career Centre Info Board or the Saanich Career Education website.  Register now! Email YEP @ or call 250-507-5680


HOME HARDWARE in Sidney is looking for young keen workers!  Duties would include customer service, cashier and stocking shelves.  Part time work evenings and weekends, that can lead into full time in the summer.  Apply in person to Laura Harris or Darren (2356 Beacon Avenue)

MATTICK'S FARM MINI GOLF is looking for a part-time Kiosk Attendant.  Start date would be March 2021 Spring Break (subject to weather conditions) $15.00 hour.  Applicants must be available to work weekends and evenings.  Cash handling and previous customer service experience is preferred.  Food Safe Level 1 Certificate is a requirement.  Email resume to 

WORK 4 (YOU)TH VIRTUAL EMPLOYMENT FAIR - Wednesday, March 10th 11:00 am-12:30 pm   Victoria's Employers are Hiring Now!  Are you between the ages of 16 and 30? Are you not making enough $? Register today to learn how our partnering companies want you! You’ll also learn how WorkBC makes it easier to find employment and how our Wage Subsidy Program can get you the job. 90 minutes of your time to get you your next job and $$ door prizes!  Register for FREE 

GRAD 2021

SCHOLARSHIP MEETING is on Wednesday at lunch in the Learning Commons. All Grads Welcome.

GRAD 2021 Spring Plant Fundraiser: Please support our Grads of 2021 by purchasing a beautiful plant or set of plants of your choice. $5 from each plant sold will go to offset costs of graduation activities for the Grade 12 students. Pick up your form from the Grad board in the main foyer. Deadline for orders is April 16th! Pick up is May 4th…just in time for Mother’s Day! 

Hey Grads! There are two important forms for you to complete in the Grad 2021 Google Classroom before spring break. Please log in and complete these forms this week. There will be more information about end of year graduation events coming soon - Make sure you are checking Google Classroom often to stay informed.  Please see Mrs. Dildy (in room 165) if you need to be added to the Grad 2021 Google Classroom. 

DRY AFTER GRAD PARENT COMMITTEE MEETING: Parents of grade 12 students are invited to the next Dry After Grad Parent Committee Meeting being held on Thursday. March 25th. Please contact Michele Wake at for more information.


DO YOU SHOP AT FAIRWAYS?? You are half-way there to helping the Dry After Grad Parent Committee! We have Fairway's Cards that you simply load with money, then use to shop at the store - the Dry Grad Committee gets 5% of money loaded onto the cards!  These cards can be given to neighbours, family, friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles who shop at these stores.  Need a card?  Drop by the main office or Email Michele @!

PAMPERED CHEF FUNDRAISER:  Help support the Dry After Grad Parent Committee! Our Pampered Chef Fundraiser runs until April 12th, 2021! You can share this link, place orders via this link and be completely online --        Or, a minimal amount of forms and catalogues will be available in the School office which you can pick up, and email your order to Melissa Camelon @ who is coordinating this fundraiser. Thanks for your support!!

PARENT DRY GRAD 2021 COMMITTEE BOTTLE DRIVE is happening on Saturday, March 27th from 9am-12pm at Stelly's School.  We need as many volunteers as possible as we have been gathering recycling. Please consider volunteering for 1, 2 or all 3 hours. Please bring a mask and gloves, we will have a sanitizing station also. This bottle drive is HUGE and is contributing lots to the yearend 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!!


INTERNATIONAL LUNCHEON: All International Students are asked to attend a Lunch Meeting on Thursday, March 11th in the Large Gym. Lunch will be provided. Wear your mask... See you all there!


STELLY'S PAC MEETING - The next virtual Stelly's PAC meeting – via Zoom is tonight, March 9th @ 7:00 pm. Please contact Dana Jensen at for more information.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT NIGHT:  This Thursday evening, March 11th is the School District's Parent Involvement Night virtual meeting. This is a new opportunity for all parents to connect on a district level. This will be a virtual meeting with the topic “What is Mental Health?”.