The Daily Buzz

May 6th, 2021

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May 6th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 6 May 2021, 12:43 PM


May 6th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Stelly's Stingers Wrap with Honey Mustard, Baked California Panini, a few Salads, Spaghetti Bolognese with Garlic Bread, Polynesian Chicken Rice Bowl or Spanakopita with Tzatziki.    Come on down and check it out!

HUGE THAMK YOU to all of the staff who helped out with the Stelly's Annual Food Drive. It was such an amazing evening with staff, students and alumni working together to directly help our community. Thanks to everyone's contributions we were able to collect over 19,000 items for the Saanich Peninsula Food Bank. It was such a positive thing for our students and staff. They were beaming with smiles (behind their masks) and so proud of their accomplishments. A lot of students commented how good it felt to get out and do something as a school. It was amazing to see them connecting with their friends and also with other students who they have not had the chance to see all year. Thanks so much to everyone involved! STELLY'S STINGERS ROCK!

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES BOOK DRIVE: Students from Global Perspectives 11 are collecting children and parenting books to donate to the YMCA Young Moms program. Donations will be collected in the main foyer. Any book donation is greatly appreciated!

ATTN GRADS OF 2022!  We are looking for committed, enthusiastic and positive students from Stelly’s grad class of 2022 to take on a leadership role on the graduation executive.  If you are interested in applying for a position on Grad Exec please complete the application form in the grade 11 Google Classroom.  Applications must be submitted by Friday May 7th. Please contact Mrs. Dildy or Mrs. Hilton if you have questions.

SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022 - School bus registration for next school year is now open until June 20th. To register, you will need your Student #.  Registration link is on the Saanich School District website:

STUDIO 63 HAIR SALON IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS Monday-Wednesday 12:30-4:00 pm & Thursday 11:30-6:00 pm Styles $5.00 - Haircuts $5.00 - Scalp massages $5.00 - Covid Guidelines & Screening Procedures are in place!   To book an Appointment Call 250-652-5380 ... “By appointment only”

REPORT CARDS - QUARTER 3 REPORT CARDS were handed out last week, stop by the office to pick up your report card if you missed out!

REMINDER TO CLC STUDENTS:  When you have completed your 30 hours of Work Experience or Volunteering, ask your employer or volunteer coordinator to confirm your hours!  Forms are available in the Career Centre!  Return completed forms to Mrs. Jackson in the Career Centre

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.


RESUME HELP!!  -  Summer is coming!  Are you thinking of working? Come to the Career Centre today at lunchtime. Bring your resume and we will help you fix it up!!

INDIGENOUS MIXED MEDIA & ARTS WORKBC CELEBRATING YOUTH WEEK - Indigi-Mixed Media & Arts Seminar.  Listen as Artists share stories from their journey through the Arts.  May 6th, 2:00-3:00 pm - Virtual Event. See the poster on the Saanich Career Education website under Events, Info Session and more tab @    Register at:

SKILLS CANADA BC Online Paper Airplane Challenge for Students!  Are you passionate about Skilled Trades and Technology? Show off your design and building skills with this month’s Online Paper Airplane Challenge!  See all the rules and guidelines on the Saanich Career Education website under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab @    All submissions must be received by May 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm PST.  Enter for a chance to win a $50 e-Gift Card!

SAANICH POLICE CAREER INFO NIGHT - May 18    Here is an opportunity to learn about careers in law enforcement and policing, the various sections within the Saanich Police Department, and how to prepare for this career pathway.  Hear from Saanich Police recruitment officers, new recruits, and have your questions answered. TUESDAY, May 18th from 6-7:00pm.   See the Saanich Career Education Website for more information under Events, Info Sessions and more tab @      Zoom Registration is required:

Entrepreneurship Workshops for Grade 10 & 11 Students – May 25 & 27 - UVic’s Gustavson School of Business will be hosting Zoom workshops at the end of May for Grade 10 and 11 students who may want to learn how they can flex their entrepreneurial skills through a side-hustle or microbusiness of their own!  Two dates are available: May 25 or May 27 @ 6pm-7pm.  Click here to register for May 25:    Click here to register for May 27 :     Or contact Daniel Nair, UVIC Business advisor, at for more information.

Camp Ignite – Summer 2021 - Camp Ignite is a Youth Fire Fighter Mentorship Program for grade 11 & 12 girls, ages 16-18 that educates and inspires young women about careers in firefighting. This camp offers girls an introduction to the world of firefighting as well as learning about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork. The plan this year is to run a 2-day camp (no overnight) on August 14 & 15; one day in Vancouver and one day in North Vancouver.  Saanich Fire is looking to sponsor one grade 11 or 12 girl to attend. Application deadline is June 1. Please see the Career Centre for application information. Further information on this program can be found at                                                           

Saanich Youth Leadership Summer Placement Program - Are you interested in spending your summer working with kids? Do you want to be a leader in your community and work with diverse individuals?  This summer, Saanich is offering a Mentored Placement Program for youth 14–17 years old. Participants in this program will have the chance to work in an outdoor camp setting with kids and a personal staff mentor. It is a great stepping stone for youth who are interested in one day working in community recreation, education, social work, athletics, human services, child and youth care, ECE IT recreation and health education and so much more.  For more information and to register:


THE 10 ACRES FARM in North Saanich is looking for volunteers for weeding & berry picking.  (weekends and through the summer!)  Contact Charlie @ 778-584-5886


LABOURER REQUIRED - A retired Stelly’s teacher is looking for an energetic worker to help with lots of general laboring duties.  A few of the duties include digging holes for footings, splitting/stacking firewood, packing/stacking lumber, moving patio slabs and demolition work.  $16.00 an hour, working afternoons, after school and/or weekends. Call Stu Rhodes @ 250-415-9211

TIM HORTONS in Sidney is hiring for evening and weekend help. Monday to Friday 4 pm to 10 pm (or until 11:30 pm)  Weekends 7 am to 3 pm or 3pm to 9 pm (or later)  See the flyer on the Saanich Career Education website under the Job Opportunities Tab for Perks - Facts - Jobs .Apply on-line at

YARD WORK - Mainwaring Road, 2 to 3 hours weekly yard work; lawn edging, weeding gardens, blowing sidewalks!   After school or weekends, $16.00/Hour. (9229 Mainwaring Road, North Saanich).  Interested:  Call Dennis at 778-426-4296

MARY'S BLEUE MOON CAFE in Sidney.  (9535 Canora Road, Sidney, BC).  Mary’s Bleue Moon is looking for a part time dishwasher to start immediately.  The shifts would start as Saturday and Sunday but there could be more shifts down the line.  Experience is preferred but not required.  $14.60 hour + tips.  Apply in person or email 

SNOWDON HOUSE is looking to hire students to help with the Farm markets - harvesting - gardening - production kitchen - retail.  Every day is different!!  Food Safe and a driver’s license is a requirement (driver’s license is required because Snowdon House isn’t on a bus route).  $15.00 hour, Friday (after school-5) - Saturday & Sunday (9-5).  Full time hours are available thru the summer Wednesday-Sunday (9-5).  Email resume to  (1890 Mills Road, North Saanich, BC)

GRAD 2021

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:


DO YOU SHOP AT FAIRWAYS or THRIFTY'S?? You are half-way there to helping the Parent Committee for Grad 2021! We have Thrifty's & Fairway's Cards that you simply load with money, then use to shop at the store - the 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!


WHALE WATCHING TRIP for Saanich International Students - Registration forms are available in the International Office for International Students interested in going on a Whale Watching Day Trip scheduled for Sunday, May 16, 2021. The cost is $95.00. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 7th and registration will be on a first come first serve basis. Please see Diane in the International Office for forms and information.

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:


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.