The Daily Buzz

October 7th, 2021

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October 7th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 7 October 2021, 11:02 AM


October 7th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Tuna Melt Ciabatta, Oriental Chicken Wrap, Pear Brie Chicken & Nut Salad, Cheese Tortellini with Garlic Cream sauce & Focaccia, Perogy Casserole, Beef Enchiladas or a Thai Basil Beef Stir Fry on Rice.  Come on down and check it out!

WANTED, FUTURE LEADERS! - Applications are open to stake your claim on Bursaries!   Are you related to a Canadian veteran?  Turn yourself in at your local Royal Canadian Legion Branch to learn more about their Bursary Program. Find a local Branch: 

ENTER THE “LEGION YOUTH REMEMBRANCE CONTEST” - ART - VIDEO - WRITING!  Create something about Remembrance Day and what it means to you and your country, and you could win local and national prizes, including: Cash and Travel!  Deadline: November 15, 2021. Who can enter? All kids & youth, grades 1-12, in BC & Yukon. Contest Categories: Poster - Essay - Poetry - Video   For more information go to   ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO YOUR LOCAL LEGION BRANCH.  

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.

MORNING HOMEWORK HELP is available every morning from 7:15 am in room 156.


CROSS COUNTRY TEAM: There is an important cross country meeting TODAY at lunch in Mrs. Hilton's room 37.


GARDEN CLUB: First official meeting of the gardening club has been postponed today.  Our first meeting will be next week on Thursday October 14th in room 40 at lunch. See Mr Siebert for more information if you are interested.

ART CLUB starts next Tuesday October 12th right after school until 4:30pm. Any questions see Mr. Strutynski in the Art Room!

Are you interested in debate, diplomacy, global politics, and current events?  Have you been wondering what Model United Nations is all about?  The Stelly's Model UN club will be holding a public demonstration and debate this Friday at lunch in the French Immersion foyer.  We encourage anyone interested to walk by and check it out. 


QUANTUM COMPUTING FOR YOUTH - Sunday, October 17, 2021  9:45 am-4:15 pm via Zoom.  Pathways2Quantum is a one day virtual workshop for high school students who are curious and interested in Quantum Computing.  For more information and to register

VIRTUAL PARENTS NIGHT AT UVIC ON NOV 24th at 6pm - Parent nights are for parents and guardians of high school students, but your students are welcome to join you! In these online events, we'll answer your questions about admission requirements, scholarships and upcoming application deadlines, and offer advice on helping your children successfully transition to life in university. Events are scheduled in Pacific Time. Registration closes two hours before an event.  November 24th at  6:00PM  ...  Register at:

ALERT FIRST AID with CPR ”C” & AED - NEW FORMAT: Blended online and in class.  Online: emailed to you two weeks prior to class date and on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 - 12:00 am to 4:30 pm in class  @ SHOAL Centre 10030 Resthaven Drive.  Cost is $50.00 - Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted.  CRC Emergency First-Aid with CPR "C" Blended Learning - This fun and interactive 4 hours online and 4.5 hours in-class course trains people how to react and improvise during time priority, life threatening emergencies.  The online component covers care for adults, children, and babies. The classroom component will focus on developing the participant’s skills.  Participants must successfully complete both the online and the classroom components to be certified in Emergency First-Aid with CPR C.  For more details see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Training, Workshops and Camps Tab.  Register now! Email YEP @ or call 250-656-5537 and ask for Vanessa

FOODSAFE LEVEL 1 - Saturday, November 13th, 2021 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm @   SHOAL Centre 10030 Resthaven Drive Cost is $50.00 (Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted).  Foodsafe Level 1 - This 8 hour food handling, sanitation and work safety course is designed for front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers and deli workers. The course covers important food safety and worker safety information including foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. Price includes a manual & a certificate valid for 5 years (to be mailed out after the course).  Register now! Email YEP @ or call 778-426-8767

SKILLS CANADA BC ONLINE VIDEO PRODUCTION CHALLENGE #2 - Are you passionate about Skilled Trades and Technology? Show off your Video Production skills with this month’s Online Video Production Challenge!  The Winner will receive a $75 e-gift card per category.  Deadline to enter is October 15th, 2021, 6:00 pm PST.  See the Poster on the Saanich Career Education webpage @


The Red Cedar Café is a not-for-profit community meal program, fueled by volunteers and mutual aid to provide healthy, tasty, affordable meals to seniors, people in self-isolation and other people in need in Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territory (Victoria, BC).  Interested??  Apply online at

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


McCREARY CENTRE SOCIETY is hiring youth to become Youth Health Ambassadors.  They are looking for young people in every region of BC who are:  In Grades 8 to 11, Available up to 4 hours per month, (Oct. 2021-Mar. 2022, $16.50 hour), Interested in improving youth health and wellness in their community, Comfortable hosting a conversation with their peers, Willing to share their ideas about how to support young people in BC.  To find out more, or to apply, visit the Saanich Career Education website at under the Job Opportunities Tab.

CULTURAL RESOURCE TECHNICIAN - This amazing job opportunity for indigenous youth ages 15-30 has opened with Parks Canada in the Gulf Islands.  You would work on a team to help protect and record Indigenous and Newcomer cultural sites, in a region with deep cultural history. $24.55 hour, approximately 12 weeks starting in November.  Application deadline is Oct. 8th, 2021.  See the Saanich Career Education website at

SHOPPERS DRUG MART in Sidney is looking for a Pharmacy Assistant.  Duties would include starting as a cashier in the Dispensary and then work into Dispensing and Data Entry positions.  $15.20 hour minimum based on skill set.  Email your resume to Lara at: 


BREAKFAST CLUB:  is looking for breakfast help Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:40am - 8:40am, an hour serving the kids bagels, once a week. If you are available please email Darcy Winkel at

2021 GRAD DIPLOMA : Parents:  if you have an older child who graduated in June 2021, their Dogwood Graduation Diplomas are available in the office for pickup.  Younger siblings are welcome to pick them up.

Are you looking for a way to support your Stelly's PAC? We support many activities including athletics, music, performing arts, science, art and many other great programs & opportunities for our students! In order to continue funding these programs, please consider using the Stelly's PAC member number at Peninsula Co-op grocery and local gas stations. Quote Co-op number 116547 the next time you shop or fill up. Every little bit counts!  Thank you for your continued support!

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.