The Daily Buzz

October 19th, 2021

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October 19th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 3:29 PM


October 19th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Hot Italian Ciabatta, Toonie Wrap, Clubhouse Salad, Thai Chicken & Coconut Curry Soup, Spaghetti Bolognese or Cheese Tortellini.  Come on Down and check it out!

Congratulations to both the Jr. A Girls volleyball team who won 5 of 6 sets and the Jr B Girls team who won 3 of 4 last night. You make us so proud Stingers!

SCHOLARSHIP MEETING - There is a scholarship meeting On Wednesday at lunch in the Learning Commons. Any questions ... see Mrs. Laws in the office!

GOOGLE ACCOUNT DISABLED??? - If you find your google account is disabled, the only fix is to do the approval on the school's website main page on one of the windows machines. It will take 15 mins after that for it to reactivate.

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.

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.


ART CLUB starts today right after school until 4:30pm. Any questions see Mr. Strutynski in the Art Room!

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. 


YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM PROVIDERS (YEPP)  Virtual info sessions from 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Out of School: Monday, November 1               Students: Tuesday, November 2      

Construction:   Monday, November 8               Tech:        Tuesday, November 9

For more information and to register see the Saanich Career Education website at  

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 OCT 28th & 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.  October 28th & 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

GRAD 2022

GRAD PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST is happening at Lunch on Wednesday, October 27 in the outdoor amphitheatre. Sign up your team of 3-4 grads on the Google form on the grad website.

GRAD 2022 CLOTHING ORDER - Fall clothing online ordering is open now until November 10. Clothing will arrive in early December.  Final clothing order will take place in the spring.  

GRAD POINSETTIAS SALE- A fundraising opportunity to reduce the cost of your Grad Dinner/Dance ticket!  We have Poinsettias for sale via the Growing Smiles Fundraising group.  Simply share the link with your friends/relatives/teachers and ask them to leave YOUR name in the memo field OR print off an order form, fill out the info, collect the money, and return to Ms Tamboline (Room 43) by November 10th.  Flowers will be picked up on November 30th in the dining room.  You are responsible for arranging the pickup for your flowers.  Any questions, please come see Ms Tamboline

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 this 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!!


International Vancouver Day Trip - Thursday, November 4 - Registration forms are now available in the International Office (Room 66g) for International Students interested in going on the Vancouver Day Trip Excursion scheduled for Thursday, November 4. The Cost is $85.00 . Completed forms are due by Wednesday, October 27.


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.