The Daily Buzz

November 18th, 2021

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November 18th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 18 November 2021, 10:35 AM


November 18th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Beef Dip with Mozza onions and Au Jus, Cajun Chicken Caesar Wrap, Caesar Salad, BBQ Ribs, mashed potatoes & Cornbread, Spicy Peanut Coconut Chicken on Rice Noodles, Baked Rose sauce with Beef Tortellini or Tofu Udon Noodle Toss.  Come on Down and check it out!

STELLY’S MT BIKING Club is happening after school on Friday…See Colin Montgomery for more details!

INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP MEETING at lunch on Friday in the Learning Commons.  Lunch will be provided and we will have a presentation from the Moosehide Campaign.

STELLY'S GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES STUDENTS are raising money for environmental research on the west coast of Vancouver Island by hosting their 21st annual Global Gala on Thursday, November 25th.  From 5pm-9pm, the Gala will include lectures about current environmental issues and previous Global Perspectives trips, musical performances, light snacks and appetizers, and a silent auction. Tickets are $15 and are available from students or at the door.

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

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.

HOMEWORK HELP is available every morning from 7:15 am in Rm 156 & AFTER SCHOOL HELP is in the Learning Commons.  Monday & Wednesday is Math & Science and on Tuesday & Thursday is Humanities. All Session run after school until 4pm.


UVIC FACULTY OPEN HOUSES - We are underway with offering our faculty open houses, where students have the chance to explore our faculties, their programs, and the unique opportunities available in those areas of study. The remaining faculty events are as follows:    

November 18th @ 5:30PM      Human and Social Development  

November 25th @ 5:00pm        Science

November 29th @ 5:00pm        Social Sciences

November 30th @ 6:00pm        Humanities                                        

Students can register for these faculty open houses using the event registration link.  Booking student appointments, A reminder that students and parents can book virtual and in-person appointments with me to get all of their questions answered and learn how to become a UVic student. Virtual appointments can be booked using our simply book online booking system, and in-person appointments can be booked by contacting Questions? Speak to a Stelly's counsellor

CANADIAN COAST GUARD COLLEGE - Register for a virtual presentation hosted by the Canadian Coast Guard College, "Discover the Officer Training Program." (Once you register, you will be sent a scheduler link and then you will be allowed to choose a time that works best for you) The four-year Officer Training Program is one of the best marine training programs in the world, producing both Marine Engineering Officers and Marine Navigation Officers. Graduates of the CCGC receive a Canadian Coast Guard College Diploma, a Bachelor of Technology in Nautical Sciences, a Commercial Certification issued by Transport Canada, continued employment with the Canadian Coast Guard, and internationally recognized certification.  To register go to the Saanich Career Education website

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 Register at:


The 13th annual Gingerbread Showcase - Habitat Victoria's Annual Fundraiser is fast approaching and we need YOUR help hosting the many visitors that come out to view and vote for their favourite creation.  We have four different locations to volunteer at this year: 

  • The Parkside Hotel & Spa (810 Humboldt St) 
  • Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites (740 Burdett Ave)
  • Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour (728 Humboldt St)
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (777 Douglas St)

Local professional and home chefs are building imaginative gingerbread creations, all in support of Habitat Victoria. The show runs daily from 9am to 9pm from Saturday, November 20th, 2021 through Sunday, January 2nd, 2022. To sign up go to the Saanich Career Education webpage at under the Volunteer Opportunities Tab

Volunteering Opportunity!! - This is a great way to get some retail experience while volunteering in our Thrift Shops on weekends.  (Sidney and Brentwood Bay). Gain some experience for future retail sales jobs.  For more information please contact or call 778-426-8767


BC FERRIES EMPLOYER FORUM- Friday, November 19 10:30 - 11:30 - Register for this free event today to learn more about these exciting opportunities to begin your career with one of BC Ferries.  Recruiters will describe the different career entry points and share tips on how you can best navigate their online application system.  To Register see the Saanich Career Education website at

LAWN MOWING & YARD WORK JOBS:     1. North Saanich, East Saanich Rd. – Pruning & yard clean up – 2 hrs. @ $15.20/Hour.   2. North Saanich, Laurel Rd. – Lawn mowing, blowing debris off driveway and decks, some branch pick-up 4-5 hrs. @ $25.00/Hour.   3. Yard work- Pruning and yard clean-up on East Saanich Road. 2 hours @ $15.20/ Hour. For more information please contact or call 778-426-8767

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

GRAD 2022

November Grad Spirit Week Starts on Monday! Here is the schedule:
Nov 22 - Monochrome Monday
Nov 23 - Mathletes vs. Athletes  
Nov 24 - Everything but the backpack…
Nov 25 - Throwback Thursday (Decades)
Nov 26 - Formal Friday

is an evening of fun and festive treats on December 8, 2021 from 6:30pm-9pm.  Tickets $25.  On sale November 29 - December 6th Check out @stellysgrad Insta stories for more details, FAQs and song requests.

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.

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 on Saturday, November 27th, 2021. Come enjoy the excitement and buy your $1 tickets supporting a great cause.

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 BOTTLE DRIVE is happening on Saturday, November 27th 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. 


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

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.