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June 21st, 2021

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June 21st, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Monday, 21 June 2021, 12:31 PM


June 21st, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Grilled Ham Cheese Artichoke & Pepper Panini, Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Aioli, Chef Salad, Mac & Cheese, Chicken Souvlaki on Nann Bread with Rice & Tzatziki or Cream of Mushroom Soup with a biscuit.   Tomorrow is the last day of Cafeteria service, be sure to thank the staff in the cafeteria for their AWESOME SERVICE this past year!   Pizza sale is happening on Wednesday & Thursday ... $2.50 a slice!  

Today is NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY. We are celebrating the Heritage, Diverse Cultures and Outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit & Metis Peoples. As we wanted to recognize & celebrate this day as a school community, our Indigenous Leadership class has created a video that features the voices and stories of Indigenous students who are a part of the Stelly's Community. Check out the front page of our website for the Video link.

SCIENCE 9 APPLE TREES:  Students who grafted apple trees in Science 9 this year should see Mr. Siebert today at lunch. If your graft was successful, you have the option of taking your tree home, or donating it to the school. If you would like to take your apple tree home, please see Siebert at lunch today.

MARINE BIOLOGY 11 for NEXT YEAR: Students that have enrolled in Marine Biology 11 for next school year should attend a brief meeting at lunchtime tomorrow (Tuesday). Find out details about the class, and have all your questions answered. See you then! 11:30 sharp, room 164 on Tuesday.

YEARBOOKS: There is still time to order a yearbook. $60.00 payment can be made to Mrs. Youell in the Accounting office.  There are only 40 yearbooks left. If you are not sure if you have already ordered one, she can let you know that too!

SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022 - REMINDER: If you ride the school bus, have you registered for next year yet?  School bus registration for next school year is now open until June 30th.  To register, you will need your Student #.  Registration link is on the Saanich School District website:

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: Today is your last chance to come kayaking or paddle boarding with the Stelly's Paddle Club. Sign up outside room 148. 


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN EXPLORING THE TRADES INDUSTRY?  Multi-Industry Trades Exploration & Employment (Mi-TEE) Trade Sampling Program:  CONSTRUCTION     This program is fully-funded for eligible participants and runs from June 23 - September 3, 2021.  12 weeks of hands on training, safety training, upgrading and job readiness.  Camosun College, Interurban Campus, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Please visit the Saanich Career Education website at under the Training, Workshops and Camps Tab for more information and to register.

WALE: WESTCOAST ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP EDUCATION   - Develop your Adventure & Leadership Skills! Students will explore their backyard with a fun and education focus. Start dates:  July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16 and August 23.  Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Cost is $385 per week. Westcoast Adventure College campus is at 5449 Sooke Rd., and Parks in the CRD.  For more information and to register see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Training, Workshops and Camps Tab. 

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR GAMING & WRITING? Discover the place where Game Design meets Storytelling.  Code your own interactive fiction.  Check out CodeWords, an innovative new online summer program presented by HighTechU & Story StudioOnline July 5 to August 27 (Online), Cost is $40.00.  An 8-week interactive online camp for youth ages 14-18. Registration Closes July 4th.  For more information and to register go to the Saanich Career Education website at under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab.

LEAGUE OF INNOVATORS is hosting their annual FREE Impact Entrepreneurship Summer Camp this July 2021 for youth (14-25) across the nation!  The camp will feature entrepreneurs, young changemakers and leaders sharing their stories and best practices all week through keynotes, panels, workshops and more.  Tuesdays on July 6th, 13th, 20th 27th at 2PM PST.  For more information and to register see the Saanich Career Education website at   under the Training, Workshops and Camps tab.

NATIONAL STEAM SUMMER CAMP - A week of fun virtual events and exciting real-world experts in the STEAM field!  Science | Technology | Engineering | Arts | Math on July 19-23, 2021.  See the Saanich Career Education website @ under the Training, Workshops and Camps tab for more information and to register.

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!

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 B: 12:30- 3:00 PM, ET.  For more info and to register go to 


Tripleshot CrossFondo  which is a 45+ ride of backcountry trails in Victoria BC. This event is a fundraiser for the Tripleshot Cycling Club Youth Racing Team, and also raises money to support the South Vancouver Island Nature Trail Society and the South Island Mountain Bike Society. Check-out the website @  Volunteers Needed, Sunday, October 17, 2021.   Nutrition station - Trails Marshalls\Marker - Start\Finish.  If you’d like to volunteer on the event day, please email


MARY'S BLEUE MOON CAFE (9535 Canora Road, Sidney, BC) is looking to hire a prep cook, will train! $15.20 hour + tips. Send your resume to

DUTCH BAKERY & DINER Is HIRING!!  Baker’s Assistant:  Do you love baking? Are you Skilled at decorating cakes?  They would love to teach you how they do it!  Short Order Cook:  Do you like working in a fast pace environment?  Are you able to coordinate cooking different items?  Can you plate a meal?  Please visit the store with a resume to apply or call 250-382-1012 (718 Fort Street, Victoria, BC

THE RIVA RESTAURANT in Sidney (the old Beacon Landing) Is looking for summer staff: Dishwashers - prep cooks - line cooks.  Drop your resume off at the restaurant (2537 Beacon Ave #107, Sidney, BC)

TSARTLIP SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM - The program starts on July 5th to August 20th.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday June 23rd by 4:30pm.  Interviews will take place on Tuesday June 29th.  See the Saanich Career Education website @ under the Job Opportunities tab for more information and to apply.

GRAD 2021

PARENT COMMITTEE for GRAD 2022 BOTTLE DRIVE is happening on Saturday, June 26th from 9am-12pm at Stelly's School.   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 2022 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!!


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:


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!