The Daily Buzz

November 24th, 2021

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November 24th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 11:09 AM


November 24th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Ruben Sandwich on Rye Bread, Bacon Chicken Caesar Wrap, Chicken Pear & Brie Salad, Veggie Lasagna, Spaghetti sausage in a white wine sauce, Korean Beef on Udon Noodles or an Artisan Pizza (Cheese, Meat or Hawaiian).   Come on Down and check it out!

PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS are happening on THURSDAY Nov.25 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Parent/guardians have the option to book online through our school website for an appointment.  All information to book is on the front page of the Stelly's website.  REVISED CLASS SCHEDULE for THURSDAY November 25th ... Early Dismissal at 2:05pm:

Block 1  8:30 am - 9:4 0am

Block 2  9:55 am - 11:00 am

Lunch    11:00 am - 11:45 am

Block 3  11:45 am - 12:50 pm

Block 4  12:55 am - 2:05 pm

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 this 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.

Do you sing, dance, act or play an instrument and want to get involved in the Stelly’s community? Sign up to perform at the Stelly’s Holiday Coffee Concert!  The sign-up sheet is outside the band room and the concert will take place on Friday, December 10th at 6:30 pm in the MPR. Everyone is welcome and admission is by donation. We hope to see you there!

STELLY'S SOCIALS DEPARTMENT is sponsoring a trip to Europe in 2023 to tour historical and cultural sites.  Our first student info meeting will be at lunch on Friday, November 26 in room 30.  There will also be a virtual info night on Monday, November 29 at 6:30pm which parents can attend.  RSVP with Mrs. Wallace.   For more information, please contact Mrs. Wallace by email or in room 30. 

SCHOOL BUS CARDS & REPORT CARDS & SCHOOL PHOTO'S are available to pick up from the main office!  Come on Down!

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL TUTORIALS: Before School Tutorials start at 7:15am in Room 46 and After school Tutorials are now 4 days a week until 4:00 pm. Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are for support with Math and Science. Tuesdays and Thursdays are for support with English and Social Studies.


ALL SR & JR GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYERS please come to a meeting at the start of lunch in the large gym! See Mr. Braun if you can’t make it!

SR GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS are happening on Thursday, Nov 25th from 5pm to 7pm. Any Questions please see Mr. Hart! 


VIRTUAL PARENTS NIGHT AT UVIC is TONIGHT, Wednesday, 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:

WOMEN IN TRADES VIRTUAL EVENT- Monday December 6th, 2021 - Activity: Women in Trades Virtual Meet & Greet for Female High School Students. Location: Zoom (accessible from a computer or mobile device) Date: Monday, December 6th, 2021 - Time:  6:30 PST pm, end at 8:00 PST pm.  - Cost: FREE!  See the poster on the Saanich Career Education website

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


YMCA/YWCA of Vancouver Island Outdoor Centre/Camp Thunderbird (Sooke, BC) Is looking for Volunteers!! Are you interested in working with children and youth in outdoor settings? Students in Grades 11 and 12 are eligible to volunteer from June 2022 to August 2022.  For the complete Volunteer Posting see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Volunteers Opportunities Tab

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


SAANICHTON CHRISTMAS TREE FARM is hiring!  8231 East Saanich Road, Monday-Friday 3:30 to 7:00 pm & Saturday & Sunday 9:00 to 7:00 pm.  You need to have good gloves, boots and rain gear.  Contact Joan Flemming @ call 250-213-6585

YMCA/YWCA of Vancouver Island Outdoor Centre/Camp Thunderbird (Sooke, BC) Is looking to hire Counsellors - Out-Trip Counsellor - One-On-One Support Counsellor - Leadership Development Counsellor @ $121.65-$135.00/day.  Students in Grades 12 are eligible to apply for paid positions for June 2022 to August 2022.  For the complete Counsellors Posting see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Job Opportunities Tab.

LAWN MOWING & YARDWORK 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

GRAD 2022

GRAD WINTER FORMAL is an evening of fun and festive treats on WednesdayDecember 8,  2021 from 6:30pm-9pm.  Tickets $25.    Tickets on sale starting November 29th thru December 6th.  Check out  @stellysgrad Instagram 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 happens this Saturday between 2pm and 4pm. 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 this 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. 


ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS are asked to attend a FAREWELL LUNCHEON tomorrow, Thursday, November 25 in the Dining Room. 


UPCOMING PARENTING WORKSHOPS ... Check out the General Announcement Forum for more details!