The Daily Buzz

November 2nd, 2021

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November 2nd, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 10:22 AM


November 2nd, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Mediterranean Chicken Flat Bread, Toonie Wrap, Black & Blue Chicken Salad, Spaghetti Carbonara with Garlic Bread, Beef Stroganoff or a Veggie or Chicken Quesadilla.   Come on Down and check it out!

Congrats to the Jr. A Girls volleyball team who won all their games in day 1 of city playoffs, qualifying for islands next week. Next up: City championship on Wednesday. Go Stingers!

Congrats to the JR B Girls volleyball team who finished their season with a strong effort in playoffs at Esquimalt last night. Way to make us proud Stingers!

REVISED CLASS SCHEDULE: Nov 2 & 3 - Provincial Numeracy and Literacy Assessments will be taking place for many students today and tomorrow!  To properly schedule these assessments, the entire school will follow a Copernican class schedule consisting of two long blocks per day (this was the class schedule used for all of last year).  Please note the revised Class Schedule for those two days are on the Front page of our website.

Nov 2nd -   Block 1- 8:30 am - 11:30 am     Block 3 - 12:15 pm - 3:05 pm

Nov 3rd -    Block 2 - 8:30 am - 11:15 am     Block 4 - 12:00 pm - 2:35 pm

Are you thinking of applying to UVic School of Business but want some help? Do you have questions about the programs they offer?  Come and meet with an admissions advisor next Monday, November 8th at lunch in the Learning Commons to get your questions answered.

SCHOOL BUS CARDS are available to pick up from the main office!  The bus drivers will be expecting students to show their bus cards this week. 

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


JR BOYS BASKETBALL - Junior Boys Basketball Tryouts are on Thursday after school in the small gym. The tryouts will go from 3:15 until 5.

SR GIRLS BASKETBALL meeting on Thursday @ lunch in Mr. Hart's lab! Anyone who is interested in playing is Welcome!

SR BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM: Senior Boys Basketball tryouts begin this Friday November 5 from 2:45-4:30. See Mr. Peden for more information. 


GSA is meeting today at lunch time.

ART CLUB is happening every Tuesday after school until 4:30pm. Any questions see Mr. S. in the Art Room!


CAMOSUN COLLEGE - Check out the upcoming Live/Online Events at Camosun College!!  Practical Nursing - Find your post-secondary future at the PSBC Virtual Fair - Interprofessional Mental Health & Addictions - Health Care Assistant (HCA) - Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) - Medical Radiography (MRAD)  event_month=all&event_year=all&field_campus_target_id=All&field_sport_target_id=All&field_events_category_target_id%5B269%5D=269&page=0

WorkBC is excited to announce their "CAREERS WITH ANIMALS EMPLOYER SHOWCASE" on Friday, November 5th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  They will be hosting several different employers who work with animals.  Presentations will be a little under 30 mins in length including Q&A.  For more information see the Saanich Career Education website 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

The recruitment campaign for the 2022-2023 academic year for the House of Commons Page Program is on now taking place until November 7, 2021.  Join the House of Commons Page Program and work at the heart of Canada’s democracy with students from across the country.  You must: Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, be bilingual, be enrolled in first-year studies at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region.  Have a school average of 80%.  For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at

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).  Food safe 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:


Kiwanis Club of Sidney & Saanich Peninsula are looking for concession workers at Panorama Arena during the hockey season, for the “Panthers” and Minor Hockey. Most shifts would be Friday 6-9 pm; Saturdays & Sundays 10 am-4 pm, through to March 2022.  Food Safe is required, $16.00 hour.  If interested, please contact: Jean @ (250) 652-8386

WALMART is hiring at Hillside and Uptown!  Variety of positions are available, part-time and full-time with flexible hours.  You must be 16 years of age; you will receive training at the Uptown location.  To apply Text “apply” to 780780, wait for the reply and follow instructions.  You can also apply online by visiting

RED BARN at MATTICK'S FARM (Cordova Bay) is hiring several students to work part time in their new deli and sandwich department. This opportunity is great for culinary students!  They are also hiring cashiers and in grocery.  Visit the store in person, with your resume and ask for Stacey.

GRAD 2022

UVIC STUDENT & PARENT NIGHT NOVEMBER 9th: An opportunity for you and your parents to check out while you explore where your post secondary Journey may lead.  UVIC student & Parent Night for SD63. Please join Stephanie Parker, UVic Student Recruitment officer, for a virtual presentation about the UVic experience and admissions. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session. Happening on November 9th at 6pm.  to Register: https//

GRAD FUNDRAISER - Come support your Stelly’s Parent After Grad Committee in fundraising for the 2022 Grad Class with a Meat Draw and 50/50 Draw at Brewsky's Tap house. Meat draw prizes are prepared and packaged by our local Fraser Orr Butcher. Packages range from wonderful selections of choice cut meats to marinated meats, sausages and pies.  Draws happen between 2pm and 4pm Saturday November 13th, and November 30th, 2021. Come enjoy the excitement and buy your $1 tickets supporting a great cause.

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.

Another ..... Stelly’s 2022 After Grad Fundraiser - Epicure Fast Dinner Solutions!  5 meals plus a dessert only $25.00 a package.  Contact Michelle Wake if you have any questions @  Click on the link to place your order ...

IT IS GRAD QUOTE TIME! A form is available on the Grad Google Classroom and needs to be filled out. The deadline is DECEMBER 17th, 2021.  Your write up will appear beside your photo in the yearbook, other photos may appear in the yearbook.   This year I have asked for some videos that may be used later in the year for grad related activities.  If you need help filling this out please come and find Mr. Hart.  Do it this weekend so you do not need to worry as the deadline approaches. The form will be closed on December 18th and the page will be made, do not miss this deadline.

MAGIC WAND PROJECT:  Magic Wand Project is a non-profit organization that offers an inexpensive and eco-friendly alternative to grad outfits for both girls and boys. This is a chance to borrow, rather than buy, a dress, suit or tux, (a small fee for cleaning is the only charge). All outfits are new or like-new, and all accessories are included. Any student is eligible.  To book an appointment to view the selection of available clothes, email Elizabeth:  or Joy:   Website:

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

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).


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.