THE DAILY BUZZ
January 27th, 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 ...
SEMESTER 2 TIMETABLES were handed out in Block 2 last Friday ... If you didn't pick it up, please come to the office as we should have your timetable here!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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: email@example.com 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.
WATT (Workplace Alternative Trades Training) - WATT is a FREE, 3 week Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Start your career in Electrical with WATT. The program will give you the hands-on, employer-verified electrical training you need for a successful start to your career. For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Training, Workshops and Camps Tab.
TRADE GATEWAYS! - Try a Trade - See if it Fits! Trades Gateways provide in-person skill and knowledge development activities for employment seekers who have little or no experience in the skilled trades. For more information and to find out more about upcoming gateways see the Saanich Career Information website at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Training, Workshops and Camps Tab. Find out more about upcoming gateways at https://www.constructionfoundation.ca/events/
GREATER VICTORIA VIRTUAL CAREER & POST SECONDARY EDUCATION EVENT on MONDAY, Jan 31st to FRIDAY, 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 https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ 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.
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 on 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 at 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 https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/ under the Events, Info Session 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 Commissioner@sidneyscouts.com
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 @ https://www.thriftyfoods.com/career
GRADS .... Embroidered Grad Clothing has arrived - Please pick up from Ms. Dildy ASAP in room 39!
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: TONIGHT, 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 https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/
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.
REMEMBER STINGERS ...
PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING - WASH YOUR HANDS - WEAR A MASK
STAY WELL, AND KEEP OTHERS SAFE!
DON'T FORGET... BEE CALM, BEE KIND & BEE SAFE!
THAT'S IT FOR TODAY STELLY'S ... STAY GOLDEN AND MAROON!