The Daily Buzz

June 7th, 2021

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June 7th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Monday, 7 June 2021, 11:37 AM


June 7th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Chicken Jack Cheese Roasted Garlic & Pepper Flatbread, California Turkey Wrap, Chicken Almond & Pear Salad, Mac & Cheese, Asian Meatballs with Veggies on Rice or a Roasted Pepper & tomato Coconut Soup.   Come on down and check it out!

This week is "SPRING INTO SUMMER SPIRIT WEEK!" Show your School Spirit by participating in each day’s theme. Today's Theme is "Summer Hat Day" and tomorrow is "Neon Day"!  Check out the posters up around the school for each day!!

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.


Stelly's Paddling Club is participating in Paddle 4 Pacific, a fundraiser for Pacific Peoples Partnership. Come paddling with us on Monday June 7th or 14th to add your strokes to our team! Sign-up outside Lizama's room or talk to Ms. Matheson 


SKILLS CANADA BC ONLINE DESIGN A FLAG CHALLENGE: Are you passionate about Skilled Trades and Technology? Show off your design and building skills with this month’s Online Paper Airplane Challenge!  The Winner will receive a $50 e-gift card.  Deadline to enter is June 30th, 2021, 6:00 pm PST.   See the Poster on the Saanich Career Education webpage @  under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab for Contest Details, Challenge Materials, Challenge Instructions, and more!!

DO YOU HAVE A JOB FOR THE SUMMER? Are you going into grades 10-12? EARN GRADE 12 CREDIT THIS SUMMER!  Must have the following complete by June 18th:  1) Resume  2) Cover Letter  3) Work Safe Assignment   Come and see Ms. Hackman in the Career Centre.

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 Community Response Network 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.   


CLOVERDALE PAINT Is Hiring!!  Competitive Wages - Profit Sharing - Training Program - S.T.E.P. Program (Student Tuition Employment Partnership - Increased hours in the summer for part-time employees.  APPLY TODAY!  Email your resume to:   (9768 5th Street, Sidney)

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

GRAD 2021

GRAD SCHOLARSHIP MEETING is happening on 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: 18 students have overdue books and 24 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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE UPCOMING GRAD CELEBRATIONS!  This would be a Great opportunity for Grade 11 parents to get involved and help out in hopes that next year’s grade 11 parents could do the same.  Here is the volunteer signup link.  VOLUNTEER FORM - Stelly's Parents Supporting 2021 Grad - there are open spots for helping out on June 11, 12, 13, 23 and 30. We also need volunteers for "Super Saturday" on June 12th.  We all want to celebrate with our kids on the 12th but if we each take a bit, we can help the school with making this celebratory day run smoothly. The teachers are all busy welcoming the grads in person so they have asked PARENTS for help!  Please sign up for a shift to help in any area you can. Main focus is handing out the "swag bags", and keeping the grad and family members moving along as they exit the MPR into the other areas to adhere to the school's and PHO's restrictions for "no gathering". You'll note on the signup form the need for some volunteers to help transport these to the school and back to the business who is loaning them to us, and some strong hands to help with setting these up first thing on Saturday, June 12th and at the end of the day (6:30pm-ish).


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 on 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: