The Daily Buzz

November 4th, 2021

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November 4th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 4 November 2021, 11:58 AM


November 4th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Clubhouse on Focaccia, Fiesta Chicken Wrap, Thai Noodle Chicken Salad, Black & Blue Salad, Cheese Tortellini in a Pesto Cream Sauce or Perogies & Ham with Sour Cream.  Come on Down and check it out!

Congratulations to the JR A Girls Volleyball team who played well in city playoff against Reynolds and Claremont last night finishing 2nd in the city! Next up: Island championships next Friday. Go Stingers!

Congratulations to the Sr Boys Volleyball Team who played their last home game and are possibly heading to the Island Championships!!

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 GIRLS BASKETBALL meeting TODAY for girls interested in trying out for the team at the beginning of lunch in the big gym. Come and find out more!

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

JR BOYS BASKETBALL TRY OUTS are on TODAY after school in the small gym. The tryouts will go from 3:15 until 5.

SR BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM TRY OUTS begin this Friday Nov. 5 from 2:45-4:30, Monday, Nov. 8th - 3:15pm - 5:00pm and Wednesday, Nov.10th - 2:45pm - 4:30pm.  See Mr. Peden for more information. 


UVIC SCHOOL OF HEALTH INFORMATION SCIENCE is having their Open House TODAY, November 4th at 4:30pm Pacific Time online via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 899 0589 3451.   Join them to learn more about how health informatics is changing the world by bridging health care, management, and technology. This is a great opportunity to find out more about their programs.

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

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//

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:


SIDNEY MUSEUM & ARCHIVES are looking to hire an Archives Intern, 14 hours a week, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, $16.60 hour, November 27th to July 31st, 2022.   To see the complete job description, see the Saanich Career Education website 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

STELLY'S AFTER GRAD 2022 FUNDRAISEREpicure 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 ...

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. Return form & funds 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 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.

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.  


UPCOMING PARENTING WORKSHOPS ... Check out the upcoming Parenting Workshops on the General Announcements!

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.

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.