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October 14th, 2021

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October 14th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 14 October 2021, 9:59 AM


October 14th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Turkey Bacon Pesto Artichoke Baguette, Teriyaki Chicken wrap, Almond & Apple Quinoa, BBQ Ribs with Roast potatoes, cornbread & Veggies, Cheese Tortellini in a rosemary wine sauce, Chicken chow mein or a Beef Quesadilla Lasagna.

Congratulations to both the Jr. Girls A and B Volleyball teams who went undefeated last night winning 4 sets each. Go Stingers!

PHOTO RETAKES - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26th - If you missed getting your school photo taken, Photo Retake Day is TUESDAY morning, Oct 26th. Purchasing photos is optional, but all students in all grades need to have school photos taken for school identification purposes (grade 12’s too - even if you are having grad photos taken). If you want to replace the September photo, students must return their full photo package + Student ID card to the photographer on Photo Retake Day.

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

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.

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.


SOCIAL JUSTICE CLUB: Stelly's Social Justice Club, recently called Youth In Action, will be starting on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at lunch in room 30.  All students and staff are welcome to join us as we choose ways to actively make a difference in the world.  See Mrs. Wallace in room 30 for more info. 

GARDEN CLUB: First official meeting of the gardening club will be TODAY, October 14th at lunch in Rm 40. 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

SKILLS CANADA BC VIRTUAL PUBLIC SPEAKING CHALLENGE -  Are you passionate about Skilled Trades and Technology? Show off your Public Speaking Challenge skills with this month’s Online Challenge!  The Winner will receive a $50 e-gift card!  For Contest Details, Challenge Materials, Challenge Instructions, and more.  see the Saanich Career Education webpage @

BC YOUTH PARLIAMENT SESSION -  December 27-31, 2021 (Victoria, BC)  Every year, 97 youth aged 16 to 21 from across the province travel to the British Columbia Parliament Buildings in Victoria for a five-day simulation of the Westminster Parliamentary System, legislating bills that govern the organization’s community service projects for the remainder of the year, hearing from a large number of speakers from around the community, and engaging in a wide variety of fun social activities.  Applications for the 93rd BC Youth Parliament (BCYP) are now open. The application deadline is October 26, 2021. Late applications may be considered for the waiting list.  For more information and to apply visit the Saanich Career Education website at under the Events, Info Sessions, and more tab.

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.

GRAD 2022

PARENTS VIRTUAL GRAD MEETING is being held this EVENING at 6pm. Check out Website on Thursday for a link to the meeting. All Grad parents are asked to attend!

GRAD PORTRAITS: Nov. 1st through Nov 9th, 2021 - Grads, it is time to book your grad photos. Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch is bringing their portable photo studio to Stelly's for a limited time: Nov 1st thru 9th, 2021. To book your appointment, please go to the LINK on the Stelly's website GRAD PAGE. Enter your province (BC), your city (Saanichton) and your school (Stelly's) to log in and book your appointment. Don't put this off until later, or all of the on-site appointments will be booked up and you will run out of time. Sitting fee of $25 (cash or cheque) is due at the time of your appointment (but if you know you are not purchasing photos, no sitting fee is required, but we DO need you to have a photo taken for the yearbook).

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!!


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:

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.