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May 20th, 2021

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May 20th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 20 May 2021, 12:37 PM


May 20th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Chicken, Jack Cheese, Roasted Garlic & Arugula on Ciabatta, Oriental Chicken Wrap, Honey Mustard Chicken & Apple Salad, Hummus & Pita, Cabbage Rolls, Cheese Tortellini in a garlic Cream Sauce & Focaccia bread or an Asian BBQ Pork Rice Bowl. Come on down and check it out!

Tomorrow, Friday, May 21st is a Pro D day - School is not in session. Also, Monday May 24th, 2021 is also a day that school is not in session as it is a Statutory holiday! Have an AMAZING long WEEKEND!

PARENT TEACHER NIGHT - MAY 27th   5:15pm - 7:30pm - Quarter 4   This will also be an Early Dismissal Day (2:05pm). We will be conducting all Parent/Teacher interviews either by phone, by email, or by a Microsoft Teams (Teams) remote video connection.   A link will be posted on the Stelly's website on Friday May 21st at Noon for registration. An appointment for a conversation with your child’s teacher can be made by following the link.  Each appointment booked will be for 10 minutes. 

Reminder to Grade 9’s to bring in your “MYBLUEPRINT” forms to the main office or your 1st block teacher ASAP!

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 until the end of May. Any book donation is greatly appreciated!

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:

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.


TEAC 105 - EXPLORATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY - Calling All Technology & Engineering Enthusiasts…  TEAC is a Dual Credit course that introduces careers and basic skills in Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Civil Engineering and Computer Science.  This 4-credit course, Friday nights from 3:00- 6:00 at the Camosun Interurban Campus 3 hours per week, for 13 weeks.  For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at    ... under the Training, Workshops and Camps tab. To apply see your Career Teacher!

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

JOIN UVIC'S GUSTAVSON SCHOOL of BUSINESS for a ZOOM-BASED ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP exclusively for grades 10 & 11 students!  WHAT MAKES A GOOD SIDE-HUSTLE?  Side-hustles are micro businesses you can run out of your home to make some money.   How do you know if you have a good idea for a side-hustle business? Consider applying what you will learn in the session in your own side-hustle this summer.  The workshop will be delivered on Zoom, are there are two dates to choose from:  To register for May 25, 2021 6 PM - 7 PM    To register for May 27, 2021 6 PM - 7pm    Or contact Daniel Nair, UVIC Business advisor, at for more information.

WOMEN IN THE AUTOMOTOVE INDUSTRY - On May 26 at 11 am - 11:45 amAutoCareersBC will host the webinar, “Change Begins with Us – Women in the Automotive Industry.” As the automotive industry is still predominantly male, this will be a conversation to discuss and identify not only what challenges women are facing coming into industry but also what opportunities are available to them.  For more information and to register see the Saanich Career Education website under the Opportunities for Girls tab

"TEAMWORK WILL TAKE YOU PLACES YOU CAN'T GO BY YOURSELF” HIGHTECU   Develop professional skills and start building a professional portfolio, using technology and teamwork to solve real-world challenges.  Learn more and apply at:   Application Deadline Extended to May 31st at 11:59 pm. For more information see the Saanich Career Education website under the Training, Workshops and Camps tab.

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          

SKILLS CANADA VIRTUAL NATIONAL COMPETITION - June 15, 2021 5:30am to 1:30PM PST    - This event will be offered virtually this year and will also include online challenges and demonstrations for youth across Canada. This competition will feature many of the 45 Skill areas: (     Who should attend?  High School Students - Post-Secondary Students - Apprentices - Teachers - Guidance Counsellors - Parents - Career Seekers.  There will also be other fun and educational activities such as a trivia challenge and scavenger hunt, with great prizes up for grabs for the registered attendees.   For more information and to register see the following websites:                                                  

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:

SOAR - ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR IN THE MAKING?  The SOAR Summer Innovation Camp is an interactive virtual learning program designed to immerse students in Grades 7-12 in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation through engaging online project-based learning challenges.  2021 Camp Dates - Cost $400.  Session 1: July 5th-30th 2021     Session 2: August 3rd-27th 2021 Cohort A: 9:00 - 11:30 AM ET Cohort A: 9:00 - 11:30 AM ET.   Cohort B: 12:30- 3:00 PM Eastern Time Cohort B: 12:30- 3:00 PM Eastern Time For more info and to register go to 


THRIFT SHOP VOLUNTEER: Great opportunity to gain some experience in a store! We have an opportunity for a YEP student to volunteer at the cash register at our Thrift Shop in Sidney and one in Brentwood Bay. Only two spots available so let me know if you are interested as soon as possible. This great way to gain some experience for future retail sales jobs. or call 778-426-8767

GAP YEAR: A gap year is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity.  We’re here to help you make the most of it.  Canada’s one-stop-shop for gap year related support, information and resources.   Free Resources: a great place to start if you’re considering - or want to know more about - the gap year pathway  Programs: check out the different ways we can help you plan and execute an epic gap year - including our signature offering, the CANGap Certificate Community.   


SAVE ON FOODS in Sidney is HIRING!!  They are currently looking for prospective employees as both a General Clerk (Cashiering-Stocking-Customer Service) as well as in their Starbucks Kiosk.  $15.60 hour.  24-32 hours a week.  To apply, bring a resume to the store and ask to speak with George, Mark or Chris at the Service Desk.

ARE YOU GRADUATING?  Are you interested in a Career in Insurance? Western Coast Insurance is looking to hire a graduating student for full time work!  Insurance is a career that is regulated by the Insurance Council of BC and requires a general insurance license.   Western Coast supports the opportunity for individuals to start a career and will cover the costs of the licensing and training.  Prior to applying any enquiries can be made to   To apply send your resume to - at the bottom ‘Join the team today’. (2297 Beacon Ave   Sidney, BC)

WEEKLY GARDENING JOB for 4 hours a week during the summer!  (on Hummingbird Place, in North Saanich) Duties would include weeding - mowing - watering - sweeping - power washing.  There is the potential for more hours, there is also the possibility of yard work with the neighbours!!  $17.00-hour, flexible hours, they could be during the week or on weekends.  Please email a resume to Julie at  

MARINER PIZZA in Sidney is looking to hire a student in their high pace pizza shop.  Sunday-Thursday 4pm-8 pm and Friday-Saturday 4pm-8:30pm.  Drop off your resume or email it to  (2321 James White Blvd, Sidney)

SEA PRO DISTRIBUTION LTD is located in Sidney, is a fishing and camping wholesale supplier.  They are looking for a seasonal Warehouse Worker, who has a positive attitude, is reliable and is able to start immediately.  Monday to Friday 9:00 - 4:00 pm to the end of September with a possibility of extension.  $18.00 hour - Valid BC Driver’s License required.  See the Saanich Career Education website for a complete list of duties.  Under the Job Opportunities Tab.  Submit your resume to Brian Fitzgerald by email: 

KIDS CLUB SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM - If you are interested in working with children in an outdoor summer day camp setting with staff mentors, there are a few programs that may interest you! These programs will train young leaders through mentored work. Vancouver Island Kids Klub are currently recruiting youth ages 16-18 to work at their 7 camp locations and Little Beavers Daycare.  $15.20 hour, and you will receive pre-camp and ongoing training sessions.   For more questions, information and to register see the Saanich Career Education website     Under the Training, Workshops and Camps tab. Registration open until May 21, 2021.

GRAD 2021

TODAY there is a Grad Tie-Dye event at lunch out on the back field! Check out the Grad Google classroom for more details!

GRADS - It is time to book your appointment to be filmed crossing the bridge as part of this year's virtual graduation ceremony. Filming will take place on Saturday June 12th from 10am-6pm. Link and sign up information is posted in the Grad 2021 Google Classroom. See Mrs. Dildy if you have any questions. 

A REMINDER TO GRADE 12 STUDENTS TO CHECK THE GRAD ELIGIBILITY LIST THAT IS POSTED ON THE COUNSELLING WINDOW. If your name isn't there, is it because you are one of the 41 students who have outstanding fees to pay? Or one of the 23 students who have overdue books? Or one of the 7 students who need to book an appointment with Mr. Redlin?  See Ms. Batham in the main office for more information.

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:

PARENT COMMITTEE for GRAD 2021 BOTTLE DRIVE is happening on Saturday, May 22nd from 9am-12pm at Stelly's School.  This is the last bottle drive for this grad class of 2021, as we will be passing this onto the parents and grads of 2022 in June. 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 grad event parents are helping with. 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 on Thursday, May 27 outside in the Amphitheatre.  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:


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.