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April 8th, 2021

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April 8th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 8 April 2021, 11:46 AM


April 8th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Ham, Cheese Tomatoes & Arugula Ciabatta, California Sushi Rolls, Bacon & Chicken Ranch Wrap, Roast Garlic Cream Sauce on Meat Ravioli, Szechuan Pork & Peppers on Rice or a Veggie Cheese Quesadilla.   Come on down and check it out!

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 by next Tuesday, April 13th. Auditions take place April 14th and 16th. Talk to Mr. Ziegler if you have any questions!

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.


BOOK CLUB will be meeting today in the Learning Commons at lunch. 


Student Career Options Webinar: For Parents – April 15 & 20  - is facilitating a one-hour interactive webinar to help parents and caregivers support youth as they explore career options. This virtual event is designed for parents of grade 9-12 students wanting to enhance their career coaching skills and gain exposure to tools to help with their youth’s career path. Webinars run on April 15 AND April 20. Info is on the Saanich Career Education website:   (tile is at the top-right of homepage). 

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:  


PNR SCREENS is a company that installs window screens, patio door screens, retractable screens, windows and blinds.  They are looking to hire ambitious graduating students to train as window/screen technicians as well as learning the office and scheduling side of the business.  This would be a great opportunity to secure a career.  They are hiring after April 27th, starting wage is $16.50 hour.  Email your resume to Coral @  Enter in the subject line:  Resume and School.

CEANESSE KITCHEN LTD.  is looking for part or full time workers in their shop over the summer!  The duties would be wrapping parts for shipping and receiving, installing doors and drawer fronts on cabinets.  There will also be an opportunity to learn some of the basic machinery.  No experience is required as we train in house. Steel toed boots are required, a good attitude and we will provide everything else. Hours are 7:00 to 3:30 Monday to Friday, starting wage is $16 hour.  To apply email your resume to Chris Strasbourg at 

BEACON COMMUNITY SERVICES is looking for students interested in Yard Work.  They have already received some calls and as things start to bloom I know we will have more requests for yard work. Light yard work usually includes, lawn mowing, weeding and branch pick up.  All jobs are required to pay at least minimum wage and some offer more.  If you are interested see your Career Centre for the YEP application form.  or call 778-426-8767. 

THEATRE SKAM seeks to employ up to 21 youth for the summer of 2021.  Theatre SKAM is a Victoria, BC company, that has produced theatre in Victoria, nationally and internationally for 26 years. Positions are supported by the Canada Summer Jobs Grant and all positions are pending funding.  Positions run for varying durations: from 8 – 18 weeks starting and ending between May 3rd to September 10th, depending on the position and the funding. Successful applicants often return to work for SKAM on future projects.  Hourly wages range from $16/hour to $20/hour depending on the position.  To see all positions and to apply:   Application deadline: April 9, midnight

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! 


Stelly's Parent Committee for Dry After Grad is having a SORT DAY on Saturday, April 10th from 10am to 1 pm. The container is about 3/4 full and we need to have it sorted before the next official recycling day. GRADS please come and help sort and raise money for your after grad. Please remember to bring your masks and gloves if possible.  If possible please let Gypsy Dooley or Jordan Reisig know if you can make it. 

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 at Stelly's Parking Lot is: 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.