The Daily Buzz

December 16th, 2021

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December 16th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 16 December 2021, 10:32 AM


December 16th, 2021


GOOD MORNING STELLY'S! We would like to take this moment to acknowledge the W̱SÁNEĆ TERRITORY our school resides on... 

Cafeteria Service is at Break today only ... just selling baked goods and drinks but at lunch it will only be Pizza! … Only $2.50 a slice!   Only a Pizza Sale on Friday at Lunch! 

It’s STELLY'S HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK …. Today is Winter Accessories (toques, scarves mittens etc.) day! and Tomorrow is Tacky Sweater day!

Also, a Free Student Pancake Breakfast is happening before school tomorrow morning ...  On Friday afternoon in Block 3, we will be having our annual Holiday Assembly in the Big Gym where staff will marvel students with their amazing acting abilities. This has been an annual Stelly's tradition for over 40 years. Entry to the show will be $1 or a can of food for the Saanich Peninsula Food Bank.  This is an optional assembly but been a part of Stelly's since the 1980's. If students do not want to attend, they are permitted to work quietly in the learning commons. Note: The lineup will not start until the beginning of block 3 when an announcement will be made calling students down to the gym

Help families new to Canada by donating adult size warm clothing, new gloves, hats and socks to the donation bin in the Stelly's front foyer. Please donate clean, gently used items. 

STELLY'S SENIOR MUSICAL THEATRE presents DISNEY'S "NEWSIES"    Tickets now on sale. The show runs from January 11th-15th at 7pm, with an additional performance at 1pm on Saturday, Jan 15th. Tickets are $20.00 each and are available at the office. Seating is limited and masks are required for this event. 


STUDENTS & STAFF are invited to participate in a DODGEBALL INTRAMURAL TOURNAMENT that will take place in January 2022.   Please nominate a TEAM CAPTAIN to put together a mixed-gender team of 7-8 students and complete the form attached. Tournament will begin the first week after Winter Break so get your teams together now!  Prizes will be awarded to top teams and most team spirit!



DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEER HOURS TO GRADUATE?  The 1st Tsartlip Scout Group in Sidney is looking for volunteers!  HELP SCOUTS CHART THEIR OWN PATH.  Through a variety of fun experiences with friends, outdoor adventures and contributions to their community, help kids build resilience and skills that set them up for life! There are lots of other ways to volunteer with Scouts!  Find out how YOU can volunteer by emailing 

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


FRENCH TUTORING!  -  Would you be good at tutoring?   A 10-year-old girl is looking to improve her vocabulary and French speaking skills.  1 hour per week for $30, through three 20 min zoom calls per week.  Come to the Career Centre for find out more about interests for conversation topics!  If interested contact Karen Mervyn at 778-350-7544

START YOUR CAREER IN FOOD SERVICES ... Come make a difference & join the Island Health Team today! Island Health offers Flexibility - Variety - Growth and Development.  Qualifications: Food Service Workers: Grade 10 plus one (1) year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Certificate in Food Safe Level 1.  For more information see the Saanich Career Education website @

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.

GRAD 2022

GRADS ... Only 56 of you have submitted your Grad Quotes. If you do not do this, you will not have a grad quote in the yearbook this year. It is due this FRIDAY DECEMBER 17th by 2:35pm.  If you have questions come find Mr. Hart directly and ask him.

THE NEXT GRAD 2022 BOTTLE DRIVE is happening this Saturday, December 18th 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. 


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HOLIDAY CHEER is happening TODAY in the Dining Room.  Bring your lunch and celebrate the holidays with some Hot Chocolate and Treats. All International Students are asked to attend!


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.