The Daily Buzz

June 3rd, 2021

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June 3rd, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 3 June 2021, 11:24 AM


June 3rd, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Beef Dip with Au Jus, Santé Fe Chicken Salad in a Taco Bowl, Hummus & Pita, BBQ Ribs with Roast Potatoes & Coleslaw, Chicken Pot Pie, Beef Ravioli Pesto Baked Pasta or Cheddar Perogies.   Come on down and check it out!

There is a lunchtime meeting in the small gym for ALL Indigenous Leadership students TODAY at 11:40am. See you there!

Next week, Leadership is running a "SPRING INTO SUMMER SPIRIT WEEK!" Show your School Spirit by participating in each day’s theme. For more info, see the posters up around the school of the Stelly's Instagram page!

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 PARKING: Reminder to all students who are parking in the student parking lot... you need to be registered. Parking forms are available in the Main Office.

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.


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!

VANCOUVER FILM SCHOOL: Take the first step in your creative career, with an in-depth self-guided online tour of Vancouver Film School on June 12, 2021, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Explore VFS online and discover how you can pursue an education at one of the top creative arts schools in the world.  Learn about our programs, chat with staff & faculty and discover the VFS student experience.  For more information and to register go to the Saanich Career Education website, under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab

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 


The Saanich Peninsula CRN is hosting a Food Donation Drive-By on Tuesday, June 15 as part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  It will be in the parking lot of Mary Winspear 10am to 2pm. The Saanich Peninsula Food Bank will be there collecting all the donations.   We are looking for 4 volunteer ambassadors to direct traffic.  Two per shift (10am - noon and noon - 2pm).  This involves directing cars in the parking lot where cars can drop off their donations.  To volunteer contact: 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.   


PHARMASAVE IN BRENTWOOD is looking for a Customer Service Representatives in all Departments.  Part time, evenings, and weekends - $15.20 hr.   Send your resume 


*Sidney - Amelia Ave - A lady needs help walking her small 11-year-old dog Wednesday and Thursday $25.00/week.

*Sidney – Beacon Avenue - Cleaning 2 small decks on a third-floor apartment, 3-4 hours for one student, or bring a friend and each work 2 hours - $20.00 hour.

*Sidney – Shore Acres - Needs help weeding two 10-foot square patches of garden. Approximately 2 hours - $40.00 upon completion.   Contact or call 778-426-8767

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

CORSAGES & BOUTONNIERESFOR GRADS: There is a discount setup at 3 Sheeps to the Wind Farm (affiliated with Eurosa) for corsages and boutonnieres for Stelly's Grads.  Contact to order - orders need to be in by this Friday, June 4th, 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.


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 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. 

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: