The Daily Buzz

June 2nd, 2021

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June 2nd, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 11:14 AM


June 2nd, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Fruit Smoothie, Turkey Bacon Mozza Panini Melt with peppers, Cajun Chicken Caesar Wrap, Mediterranean Quinoa Salad, Beef Chop Suey on Rice Noodles, Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken, Perogies or Meatlovers, BBQ chicken or Cheese Homemade Pizza.   Come on down and check it out!

NUMERACY & LITERACY EXAMS are coming up in the middle of June ... please see Mr. Braun in the main office if you want to register.

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

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:

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.


ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE - Please join the District Youth Exchange Committee to find out more about the short term and long term student exchange opportunities we are looking forward to in 2022/23 and the positive impact the program can have.   They are holding a district wide information session Wednesday June 2nd @ 6:30pm via Zoom for all students who are interested in going on exchange in the 2022/23 school year. Anyone interested in finding out more about the program is welcome to attend: students, youth exchange officers, counselors, family and friends of potential students. Interested students need to register for the info session by visiting   See Mrs. Fitzgerald in the counselling office.

TEAC 105 - EXPLORATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY - Calling All Technology & Engineering Enthusiasts…  TEAC is a Dual Credit course that provides an introduction to 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 the Career Centre!

FINDING SUCCESS IN DESIGN: a webinar about finding your career path in design post-secondary school. Are you a creative individual with an interest in art and design? Would you like to know how your passions can become a fulfilling career?  Is studying art and design the next step for you?  June 16, 2021 7:00 PM.  See the Saanich Career Education website at under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab to register.

WEST (WELLNESS EMPLOYMENT SKILLS TRAINING) programs are currently recruiting!  Are you … between the ages of 15-30? Not working full-time or in full-time school?  Looking for full-time work in hospitality, construction or a related field?   June 7th with a “Hospitality” focus, July 19th with a “Women on Worksites” focus, September 7th with a “LGBTQIA+ (Dual)” focus, October 25th with a “Hospitality” focus or January 17th, 2022 with a “Construction” focus.  Go to the Careers website   for more information, under the job opportunities tab!    

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 


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.

GRAD 2021

GRAD SCHOLARSHIP MEETING is happening next Wednesday, June 9th at lunch in the Learning Commons. Everyone Welcome!

A REMINDER TO GRADE 12 STUDENTS that you need to pay your fees and return your overdue books before the Grad filming day on June 12th: 22 students have overdue books and 40 students owe fees.  If your name is not on the Grad eligibility list that is posted on the Counselling window, 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:


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:


PAC MEETING is happening next Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 7pm online via Teams.

SAANICH PENINSULA YOUTH CLINIC will be open all summer with the same hours through Telehealth on Thursday evenings 5:30 - 7:30pm.  Meet with a doctor or mental health worker for support for physical, mental and sexual health.  Call 250-656-4143, press 4, then press 5.     100% free and confidential, explicitly inclusive of all genders and sexualities!

SUPPORTING EMOTIONAL BALANCE – Wednesday, June 9th - Parents and guardians are invited to attend an evening with David Segal, Executive Director of Human Nature Counselling Society, as he explores strategies and approaches to support children and youth—and ourselves—during these uncertain times. Sponsored by School District 63 and COPACS. This is a virtual session. June 9, 7:00-8:30 pm. To register: