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April 14th, 2021

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April 14th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 2:13 PM


April 14th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Ham & Cheese Ranch Wrap, Philly Cheese Steak Panini, Black & Blue Chicken Salad, Lemon & Basil Linguini, Butter Chicken on rice with Naan Bread or Pizza.   Come on down and check it out!

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.


BASKETBALL: Any students interested in taking a 4-credit sport performance basketball course, please come to a meeting in the large gym today at lunch. Any questions please see Mr. Braun or Mr. Peden. 


PADDLING CLUB: Don’t forget to sign up for paddle club if you’d like to come paddling with us! The signup sheet is outside Rm 148. See Ms. Matheson for details!


ISACA (INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDIT & CONTROL ASSOC.)    VICTORIA presents Spring-Board Conference 2021 CYBER SECURITY ONLINE WORKSHOP - Learn from people in the Cyber Security World what it takes to get into the exciting field.  April 29th, 2021 5-8 pm.  To register see the QR Code on the poster on the Saanich Career Education website at or online at 

STUDENT CAREER & 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


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. 

GRAD 2021

SCHOLARSHIP MEETING today at lunch in the learning Commons. Everyone Welcome!

Grads if you missed the Grad Assembly last Thursday… check out the slide show on the Grad google classroom or on our website! If you didn’t pick up your grad forms… drop by the office!

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 Friday, April 16th! Pick up is May 4th…just in time for Mother’s Day! 

MAGIC WAND PROJECT - Magic Wand Project is a non-profit organization that offers an inexpensive and eco-friendly alternative to grad outfits for both girls and boys. This is a chance to borrow, rather than buy, a dress, suit or tux, (a small fee for cleaning is the only charge). All outfits are new or like-new, and all accessories are included. Any student is eligible.  To book an appointment to view the selection of available clothes, email Elizabeth:  or Joy:   Website:


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Dry Grad Scrap Metal Drive on April 23 thru April 25th! Please contact Nancy @

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!

PARENT DRY GRAD 2021 COMMITTEE BOTTLE DRIVE is happening on Saturday, April 24th 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!!


All International Students are asked to attend a Lunch and Farewell on Thursday, April 15 in the Large Gym.  Lunch will be provided.  Wear your mask... See you all there!

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