The Daily Buzz

January 17th, 2022

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January 17th, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Monday, 17 January 2022, 12:48 PM


January 17th, 2022


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

TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of Turkey & Brie with Arugula & Onion on Panini, California Chicken Club Wrap, Mac & Cheese, Chicken Chow Mein, Broccoli & Cheddar soup or a Black & Blue Chicken Salad.   Come on Down and check it out!

REMINDER ... CAFETERIA ENTRANCE is now from outside... just by the Amphitheatre. 

Stelly’s Breakfast Club Organizer:     The Stelly’s breakfast club is looking for a new organizer starting in September of 2022.  My last child is graduating this June so I am stepping out of this responsibility.  I am certainly happy to help out in the transition period to bring you up to speed.  You can set it up all from your home computer organizing volunteers to run it, or you can come into the school and help out as well, depending on your time and availability.    The club provides bagels for $0.25 and has been deemed an essential service for the school, as food for kids in the morning is so important.   Please let me know if this is an area you would like to help the Stelly’s community out with, it would be appreciated.   Darcy Winkel at .

Hey Stingers… The HIVE is having an END OF SEMESTER SALE! Every Food item is 50% off! Everything must go! Drop by the Hive at lunch and check out the deals!!!

COURSE DROP FORMS for Semester 1 courses are available for pick up in the Counselling office. Forms are due by TODAY, January 17th, 2022.

ABSENCES & ILLNESS   - A reminder that parents/guardians notify the school office every day that a student will be absent from school. PLEASE indicate if the reason for absence is for illness; the Ministry of Education requires that schools specifically track how many student absences are due to illness.  The Attendance Line is easy to find under the Quick Links on the Stelly's web page which gives the option of reporting absences by email: or by phone message: 250-544-0300.   Please perform BC’s K-12 daily health check before arriving at school by clicking HERE .

STELLY'S SENIOR MUSICAL THEATRE presents DISNEY'S "NEWSIES".    Tickets now on sale. The show runs from February 1st thru 5th, 2022 at 7pm, with an additional performance at 1pm on Saturday, February 5th. Tickets are $20.00 each and are available at the office. Seating is limited and masks are required for this event. 

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.

HOMEWORK HELP: Before School Homework help is at 7:15am in Room 46 and After School Homework Help is 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.


Greater Victoria Virtual Career and Post-secondary Education Event - Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022       Featuring BC’s top employers and educational institutes!  GET INSPIRED, OBTAIN NEW SKILLS, BUILD YOUR CAREER ALSO EXPLORE MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.  For more information and to register see the Saanich Career Education webpage at   under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab.

UBC FACULTY OF MEDICINE - If you are interested in attending the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine virtual session about a possible future career in medicine, via their Medical Student Outreach Ambassador Program. Please sign up beforehand in the Career Centre.  Tuesday, February 8, 2022 @ 11:30 am at lunch, Grades 9-12. Location to be determined.  Your Path to Medicine can start NOW!!  Believe it or not, it’s not too early to start exploring the path to becoming a medical doctor.

UBC MD OUTREACH AMBASSADOR PROGRAM - The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine is hosting a virtual session to help inform students about a possible future career in medicine, via their Medical Student Outreach Ambassador Program.  Stelly's virtual session, with presenter Suraya Bondy is Tuesday, February 8, 2022 @ 11:30 am Grades 9-12.  Students interact with Suraya via, on "questions and answers".  Your event code is # Outreach.  The students are also welcome to ask questions or respond "in-person virtually" as well.  No need to register - simply join the meeting the night of the presentation.  To join the Zoom meeting see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab.


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 


WEED MAN LAWN CARE - The Sidney location is currently hiring for entry level positions in their technical & customer service departments.  Hours are flexible part time positions with the opportunity for full time.  Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  $18.00 hour.  For more information and the job description go to the Saanich Career Education website @  under the Job Opportunities Tab.

GRAD 2022

GRAD SCHOLARSHIP MEETING has been cancelled on Wednesday but will be posted to the google classroom.

GRAD 2022 BOTTLE DRIVE is happening this Saturday, January 22nd 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. 

GRAD RETAKE PHOTO'S - Grad Retake photos are happening at Stelly's on February 3rd thru 5th, 2022. Sign up is now available!


PARENTING WORKSHOP is TONIGHT MONDAY, JANUARY 17th at 7:00pm - The Confederation of Parents' Advisory Councils of Saanich (COPACS) and the PACs of School District 63 (SD63) are pleased to offer SD63 parents/guardians a series of workshops hosted by local parenting educator and counsellor, Dr. Allison Rees. The next upcoming workshop is: Sidestepping the Power Struggle - MONDAY, Jan 17, 7:00-9:00 pm.  In this workshop we focus on practical solutions to questions like:   "Do consequences work, if so when and how?", "How do we get kids to take responsibility?"   "How do we get out of the negative relationship patterns like nagging and power struggles?" Great information for parents with children of any age. Please register for the session by emailing: