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April 1st, 2021

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April 1st, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 1 April 2021, 1:05 PM


April 1st, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Roast Beef Dip with au jus, Santé Fe Chicken Salad, Hummus & Pita, Weiner Schnitzel with Hunter Sauce with Potatoes & Dill Carrots, Veggie Burger with Cheese, Beef Ravioli Pesto Baked Pasta, or a Thai Coconut Chicken Rice Bowl.  Come on down and check it out and be sure to Thank Jamie & Nicole for their efforts for bringing us wonderful food every day! Our cafeteria Ladies ROCK!!!

Indigenous Leadership Day 2 students are meeting today at lunch in Rm. 116. This includes:  Fiona, Karalyn, Lance, Muriel, Madelyn & Jennea.

The Literacy & Numeracy Exam results from January are now in ... you can check your results on your account with the Ministry of Education!

ATTN GRADE 12s WITH MUSICAL TALENT! It is a tradition at Stelly’s to incorporate musical performances into the Recognition Ceremony.  If you have a musical piece that is upbeat and celebration appropriate, then apply to audition. The online application is on the Grad Google classroom. Applications are due April 13th. Auditions take place April 14th and 16th. Talk to Mr. Ziegler if you have any questions and prepare to WOW the selection committee!

HEY STINGERS . . . Did you know that we now have Green Compost Bins in every Foyer? If you have any food waste, please deposit it there. Let’s keep our earth healthy and green! 

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.


MODEL UN: Model UN meeting today at lunch in room 70

Book club will not meet today, but will be meeting next Thursday.  Please finish reading the novel and we will look forward to a great discussion next week!

PADDLE CLUB: Paddle club is meeting next Wednesday afternoon. Sign up and grab permission forms on the bulletin board outside rm 148 or see Ms. Matheson if you'd like to come! Spaces are limited.


FOOD SAFE Level 1 COURSE - Thursday, April 22nd, 8:30-3:00.  Cost is $25.00 (Cheques payable to SD #63) Located in the Stelly’s Dining Room (lunch will be provided) Food Safe Level 1 is a food handling, sanitation and work safety course designed for food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and deli workers.  The course covers important food safety and worker safety information including foodborne illness, receiving, and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning, and sanitizing.  Space is limited so sign up ASAP!! To sign up, please contact: Doug Heinekey:   or Heidi Hackman: 

HIGH TECH U: “Teamwork will take you places you can't go by yourself.”   Develop professional skills and start building a professional portfolio, using technology and teamwork to solve real-world challenges.  Learn more and apply at:   Applications close April 30, 2021


Become A Volunteer to Support Pollinators Country Bee Honey Farm ...  This summer the Country Bee Honey Farm is planning to do some pretty amazing things at the farm, and to make it all happen they need your help.  Over the last two years they have been working on a new part of their farm called “The Field of Dreams”. Volunteer days will be on the weekends and can be anywhere from 2-4 hours long.  They do require volunteers to bring their own hand tools and gloves.  All the information and the sign-up sheet can be found here:  


YARDWORK & GARDENING JOB: Are you looking for part time work with flexible hours?  A Senior in Central Saanich needs help with yard work and gardening!!  $20.00-hour   Contact Mr. Lord at 250-652-4799

CAREER & POST SECONDARY EDUCATION WEBINAR EVENT: April 6th - 9th, 2021      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:

GRAD 2021

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! 


SCRAP METAL DRIVE:  The Dry After Grad Parents Committee is hosting a Scrap Metal Drive starting on April 23rd thru April 25th, 2021.  They will accept any scrap metal (except refrigerators). They will accept washers, dryers, lawn mowers, nails, window frames or even Old cars! All proceeds go to the After-Grad Celebration for the Stelly's Grads of 2021!  Drop off hours are: April 23rd   4pm-8pm, April 24th  9am-3pm, April 25th  9am-3pm.  Any questions, email Nancy at

GRAD GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER: The Dry After Grad Parent Committee is having another Gift Card fundraiser to raise money for the Grad class of 2021! Order forms are on the Grad board in the main foyer and the final day to submit your order form in the main office is April 23rd. Gift Cards will be delivered by April 30th.

DO YOU SHOP AT FAIRWAYS or Thrifty's?? You are half-way there to helping the Dry After Grad Parent Committee! We have Thrifty's & 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!!


IN SEARCH OF NEW HOMESTAY FAMILIES FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR: Are you interested in becoming a Homestay family for an International student? Saanich Schools International Student Program needs new host families for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year!  This can be a wonderful opportunity to make life-long friendships and share the beauty of your home and community.  Host families receive a generous allowance to offset expenses.

Learn More: 

Apply Now:


ATTN STELLY'S PARENTS OF GRAD 2022:  The Stelly's 2022 Parents After Grad Committee is looking for a lead person (or people) to run the longest fundraiser the after grad committee has going on – the Bottle drop off is at Stelly’s every 4th Saturday in the Stelly’s parking lot.  The current leads are excited to train up next year’s coordinators in April and May, then June is the start of the 2022 fundraising.   It is a monthly commitment from 9:00-12:00, from June 2021 to May 2022 and you would have a team to help you out.  Send me an email if you are interested in helping out in this way, I would love to hear from you.   Darcy Winkel at

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