The Daily Buzz

October 12th, 2021

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October 12th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 2:16 PM


October 12th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Baked Brie Chicken Mango Salsa Flatbread, Toonie Wrap, Vietnamese Pork with rice Noodles, Spaghetti Carbonara, Spicy Chorizo sausage & tomatoes with Pesto wine sauce on Bow tie Pasta or Jalapeno & Cheddar soup with a biscuit.  Come on down and check it out!

SCHOOL LOGO SURVEY - We are working to create a more accessible logo design for Stelly's!  While we have no specific designs to put forward, we would like your feedback in guiding our search. The examples in the form belong to existing teams and organizations. They are included to give a sense of style and possibly. Stelly's final logo design will be an original design based on the feedback provided. Links for students are in the grade level Google Classrooms

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

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.

COMPOST IS BACK!! Don't forget to Put your food scraps in the green bins in each foyer!

MASKS - Reminder that masks are a mandatory requirement in the school and we hope that every student will bring a mask to school every day for their personal use.

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


BEST OF LUCK to the Stelly’s SR.  Boy's Soccer team as they head to Esquimalt this afternoon. You got this stingers! Make us Proud!


There is no GSA meeting today!

GARDEN CLUB: First official meeting of the gardening club will be 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 19th right after school until 4:30pm. Any questions see Mr. Strutynski in the Art Room!


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 see the Saanich Career Education website at

PARENTS AS EDUCATION & CAREER COACHES VIRTUAL ZOOM SESSION is designed to support parents in guiding their student in making informed decisions about their education and career choices after high school.  Monday, November 15th, 2021. 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.  Registration is required!  For more information and to register see the Saanich Career Education website:

YOUNG CANADIANS PARLIMENT (YCP) – a growing movement of young people under 18 are advocating for their rights and joining forces to become a powerful voice for our generation. If you join ... So, what’s in it for you?

  • You’ll meet other kids and youth in Canada and become a part of the YCP community
  • You’ll get to share issues you care about with government leaders
  • You’ll learn more ways to take action, get involved and make a difference!
  • You will receive volunteer hours for your time with YCP!

The next event is on October 16 at 1 p.m. Registration will remain open until October 30 for young people who would still like to join the movement. For more visit the Saanich Career Education webpage 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

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:


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


EPICURE is extremely busy during this time of social distancing and are HIRING in their Production and Distribution Centre!  Please forward your resume and cover letter to   (10555 West Saanich Road)

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.

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: 

GRAD 2022

VIRTUAL PAC MEETING is happening tonight at 6:30pm. Check out the PAC website for the link!

PARENTS VIRTUAL GRAD MEETING is being held on Thursday evening, October 14th, 2021 at 6pm. Check out Website on Thursday for a link to the meeting. All Grad parents are asked to attend!

PARENT COMMITTEE for GRAD 2022 BOTTLE DRIVE is happening on Saturday, October 23rd 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 year end 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!!


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!