The Daily Buzz

January 24th, 2022

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January 24th, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Monday, 24 January 2022, 10:46 AM


January 24th, 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 a Baked California Ciabatta, Chicken Mozza Jalapeno Ranch Wrap, Chicken Caesar Salad, Mac & Cheese, Pulled Taco Chicken or a Beef & Pepper black bean Udon Bowl. Come on Down and check it out!

REMINDER ... Please DO NOT EAT in the Learning Commons.

LAST DAY OF REGULAR CAFETERIA SERVICE is Tomorrow Tuesday, January 25th, 2022. It will resume again on the first day of Semester 2 ... January 31st, 2022.

SEMESTER 2 TIMETABLES: Semester 2 timetables were handed out in Block 2 on Friday ... If you didn't pick it up, please come to the office as we should have your timetable here!

IMMUNIZATION CONSENT PACKAGES for grade 9 students were sent home recently from school.  If you have not already done so, please return the completed consent form to the school in a sealed envelope as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact the local Peninsula Health Unit at 250-544-2400.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY - DUKE OF EDIBURGH'S AWARD VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE- January 24th from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.   The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is the world's leading youth leadership program.  The Award certification is recognized in every major university in the world, and upon completion you can receive 2 credits towards graduation.   If you are looking for a major leadership program and want to know more about the Award, sign up for their open house event scheduled next week.

WANTED STELLY'S BREAKFAST CLUB ORGANIZER FOR SEPTEMBER 2022:     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!!!

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.

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 from Ms. Bartlett or at the office . Seating is limited and masks are required for this event. 

HOMEWORK HELP: Before School Homework help is at 7:15am in Room 46 and After School Homework Help is in the Learning Commons 4 days a week until 4:00 pm for Math and Science. Tuesdays and Thursdays are for support with English and Social Studies.


SOUTH ISLAND REGIONAL COMPETITIONS DISCOVER TRADES & TECHNOLOGY EVENT - Registration deadline is February 18, 2022.  Secondary Skills Students (Grades 10 - 12), can learn, compete, and showcase their skills in the following events: (For more information see your Career Teacher to compete)  Automotive, Electrical Wiring, Architectural CAD,  Baking,  Graphic Design,  Photography,  Cabinet making,  Hairstyling,  Pipe Trades,  Carpentry,  Internet Website Design,  Public Speaking,  Culinary,  Job Search, Welding,  Electronics,  Mechanical CAD & Workplace Safety. 

Mini Med School Vancouver Island - Are you a grade 10-12 student with a passion for science and health research?  Join BC Children's Hospital Research Institute for a day of presentations and hands-on activities that explore the newest discoveries and innovations in health research.  Friday, April 29th, 2022, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AT THE Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina, 146 Kingston Street.  You require a teacher to sponsor the registration.  The Registration form will be posted on Monday, March 7 to Sunday, March 13, 2022. Proof of vaccination is required to attend.  For more information and the registration process see the Saanich Career Education webpage at under the Events, Info Session and more tab.

GREATER VICTORIA VIRTUAL CAREER & POST SECONDARY EDUCATION EVENT on Jan 31st to Feb 4th!  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.


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 


THRIFTY FOODS (SIDNEY) location is hiring in their Meat, Seafood, Deli and Grocery Departments.  Thrifty’s is willing to sponsor you for Work Experience 12A - 12B*.   Apply in person at the Customer Service Desk with your resume and application.  Attention to Elisa or Brien.  Applications are online @

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

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


REMINDER TO PARENTS:  Thursday, January 27th at 7pm via Teams is the District Career Programs and Dual Credit Opportunities.  Join us virtually to learn about opportunities available to students in grades 10-12 that will allow them to jumpstart their post-secondary pathway while still in high school. Register on the Saanich Career Education website at